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Getting Ahead of the Emerging Technology Curve: Blockchain, AI, and Big Data

Course - Getting Ahead of the Emerging Technology Curve: Blockchain

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Learning Objectives

  1. Define Blockchain, Artificial Intelligence, Cryptocurrency, Big Data, and Machine Learning.
  2. List the various methods of Data analytics and how they are used in business reporting.
  3. Identify the Major Similarities and differences between Big Data, Artificial Intelligence, and Machine Learning
  4. List examples of potential use cases for each of the technologies discussed in this session and identify how these technologies differ from current practices.
  5. List examples of benefits and risks associated with using cryptocurrencies, Big Data, and Artificial intelligence.
  6. Identify which upcoming technologies will impact you in the coming year and learn how to incorporate the new developments into your existing workflows.

Course Description

Unlike mainstream technologies in use in businesses every day, there are upcoming technologies which have the potential to drastically change how we work, live, and play in the years ahead. New and upcoming technologies such as blockchain, cryptocurrency, big data, artificial intelligence, and machine learning all offer great potential, just as the advent of the personal computer did some four decades ago. This session will cover an assortment of technologies which are nearing mainstream adoption and help you understand what they do, how they work, as well as some of the potential risks and rewards they offer potential users, particularly in business environments.In this course, you will learn the basics of blockchain, cryptocurrency, big data, artificial intelligence, and machine learning. You will also learn about the anticipated uses, benefits, risks, and threats posed to legacy businesses by these innovative, yet disruptive platforms. Now is the time to prepare for the future by learning about these technologies and how they will impact and potentially disrupt current business practices. This course is going to focus on the technology and real-world applications of blockchain, cryptocurrency, big data, and artificial intelligence. It will not discuss the tax, legal, or ethical impact of these technologies. This course is ideal for financial professionals that are looking to build working knowledge on these topics and find useful ways of applying them to their organizations.

Compliance Information

Advanced Preparation

None

Field of Study

Information Technology

Credits

2 Credits

Published Date

March 22, 2024

Course Authors

Stephen Yoss

Big Bear Lake, CA
Speaker & Author, CPE Today

Stephen M. Yoss, Jr., CPA, MS, is a certified public accountant, partner and CEO of Devmatics, LLC, a continuing education instructor for financial professionals, a and a licensed pyrotechnician. While his interests and skills are varied, they all share a common thread—his love for and skill in finding technology-based solutions. In 2017, Stephen and Alex White formed Devmatics, LLC, a company focused on helping organizations develop technology strategies to streamline their business operations. He specializes in taking on high-difficulty, mission-critical organizational issues that require technological expertise and an ability to find solutions to problems that no one else can answer. With all of his clients, he emphasizes the need to embrace technology at every opportunity and utilize the latest technological trends and breakthroughs in order to gain a competitive advantage while increasing efficiency and productivity.

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Overview

Unlike mainstream technologies in use in businesses every day, there are upcoming technologies which have the potential to drastically change how we work, live, and play in the years ahead. New and upcoming technologies such as blockchain, cryptocurrency, big data, artificial intelligence, and machine learning all offer great potential, just as the advent of the personal computer did some four decades ago. This session will cover an assortment of technologies which are nearing mainstream adoption and help you understand what they do, how they work, as well as some of the potential risks and rewards they offer potential users, particularly in business environments.In this course, you will learn the basics of blockchain, cryptocurrency, big data, artificial intelligence, and machine learning. You will also learn about the anticipated uses, benefits, risks, and threats posed to legacy businesses by these innovative, yet disruptive platforms. Now is the time to prepare for the future by learning about these technologies and how they will impact and potentially disrupt current business practices. This course is going to focus on the technology and real-world applications of blockchain, cryptocurrency, big data, and artificial intelligence. It will not discuss the tax, legal, or ethical impact of these technologies. This course is ideal for financial professionals that are looking to build working knowledge on these topics and find useful ways of applying them to their organizations.

Course Details

  1. Define Blockchain, Artificial Intelligence, Cryptocurrency, Big Data, and Machine Learning.
  2. List the various methods of Data analytics and how they are used in business reporting.
  3. Identify the Major Similarities and differences between Big Data, Artificial Intelligence, and Machine Learning
  4. List examples of potential use cases for each of the technologies discussed in this session and identify how these technologies differ from current practices.
  5. List examples of benefits and risks associated with using cryptocurrencies, Big Data, and Artificial intelligence.
  6. Identify which upcoming technologies will impact you in the coming year and learn how to incorporate the new developments into your existing workflows.

Intended Audience

Advanced Preparation — None

Field of Study — Information Technology

Credits — 2 Credits

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Published Date – March 22, 2024

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Course Authors

Stephen Yoss

Big Bear Lake, CA
Speaker & Author, CPE Today

Stephen M. Yoss, Jr., CPA, MS, is a certified public accountant, partner and CEO of Devmatics, LLC, a continuing education instructor for financial professionals, a and a licensed pyrotechnician. While his interests and skills are varied, they all share a common thread—his love for and skill in finding technology-based solutions. In 2017, Stephen and Alex White formed Devmatics, LLC, a company focused on helping organizations develop technology strategies to streamline their business operations. He specializes in taking on high-difficulty, mission-critical organizational issues that require technological expertise and an ability to find solutions to problems that no one else can answer. With all of his clients, he emphasizes the need to embrace technology at every opportunity and utilize the latest technological trends and breakthroughs in order to gain a competitive advantage while increasing efficiency and productivity.

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