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K2'S 2022 Automation For Increasing Personal Efficiency And Effectiveness


Total Credits: 2 including 2 Information Technology - Technical

Average Rating:
   34
Categories:
ACPEN Industry Institute |  Industry |  Technology
Faculty:
Steven M. Yoss, Jr., CPA
Course Levels:
Intermediate
Duration:
2 Hours
License:
Product Setting: Expires 30 day(s) after program date.

Dates
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Description

Automation is a great way to save time and improve accuracy and effectiveness. It also allows you to get more value from your workday. This session will teach you how to automate the tasks that are mundane or take up too much energy, so you complete them automatically instead. One of the best things a person can do is invest time into automating their workday to help them achieve more work, reduce daily stress, and provide better mental clarity.

This session focuses on various tools and services you can use to help promote personal automation. In it, you will learn about technologies such as integration platform tools, Amazon Alexa and Google Home, and the Elgato Stream Deck.

 

Basic Course Information

Learning Objectives
  • Define automation and demonstrate different use cases
  • Identify processes in your personal and professional life where you can use automation to save time
  • Distinguish between various automation platforms
  • Identify the steps necessary to establish an account with an integration-as-a-platform-service (iPaaS) provider and create automation workflows for daily tasks such as email, calendaring, and document management
  • Leverage the power of the Elgato Stream Deck for the simple use of application hotkeys and launching automation process with the touch of a button

Major Subjects
  • Automation opportunities
  • Understanding integration platforms
  • Productivity tips, tricks, and applications
  • Tips and tricks for saving valuable time

Course Materials

Faculty

Steven M. Yoss, Jr., CPA's Profile

Steven M. Yoss, Jr., CPA Related Seminars and Products

Associate

K2 Enterprises


Stephen M. Yoss, Jr., CPA, MS, is a certified public accountant, the senior technology strategist and partner of Devmatics, a continuing education instructor for financial professionals, 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.

At age 10, Stephen began working with technology; he started his first IT company at just 13, which focused on designing web applications for local businesses. At 15, he began writing original computer code and has been designing and implementing technological solutions continuously since then.

Stephen is a graduate of Loyola Marymount University, with degrees in Accountancy and International Business. While at Loyola, he served the campus as student body president and as the student representative to the Board of Trustees. He has a Master’s of Science degree in Information Systems and Technology from Claremont Graduate University with a concentration in Geographic Information Systems.

In 2017, Stephen formed Devmatics, 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.

Prior to starting Devmatics, Stephen worked as an accountant in his family’s practice, Yoss & Allen. At Yoss & Allen, he completely redesigned the firm’s technology practices and instituted a technological infrastructure to streamline the firm’s practices and allow them strategic flexibility. Many of the technologies, strategies, and concepts that Stephen uses himself (and consults companies on how to use) were designed, perfected, and implemented to help his family’s business and their clients. In addition to his time with Yoss & Allen, Stephen worked in New Zealand as a management accountant.

Since 2009, Stephen has also been teaching continuing professional education, providing written, webcast, in-house, and live instruction. He has presented to thousands of practitioners worldwide on topics such as cloud computing, mobile technology, Excel tips and best practices, data modeling and analysis, big data, information security, identity theft prevention, and more.

Stephen is also a professionally licensed pyrotechnician and works on major fireworks displays throughout the nation for Pyro Spectaculars, North America’s largest full-service fireworks display production company. He’s proud to have helped produce incredible displays, including the Macy’s July 4th Spectacular in New York City, the 75th Anniversary of the Golden Gate Bridge in San Francisco, KGB Skyshow in San Diego, and many more.

Whether it’s teaching in the classroom, consulting clients in a boardroom, or shooting a fireworks display, Stephen brings passion, hard work, value—and above all else—technological expertise to each of his clients. With an open, honest approach, he creates a unique strategy for each client specifically designed to benefit their needs and streamline their operations in order to create efficiency and maximize their financial potential.

Stephen calls Big Bear Lake, CA, home; when he’s not at the desk, in a boardroom, at the podium, or producing a fireworks display, he spends as much time as he can pursuing his other passions. He is an avid music lover and attends multiple festivals each year. At the Burning Man, Stephen helps setup and produce pyrotechnic displays for the city. In Big Bear Lake, he regularly volunteers his time to perform various community services. He’s also an avid outdoorsman and regularly carves out time to scuba dive, camp, hike, and photograph both close to home with family and friends and on his many travels.


Dates

Wed, Feb 28, 2024 - 08:00am to 10:10am MST
Fri, Mar 08, 2024 - 12:30pm to 02:40pm MST
Sat, Mar 23, 2024 - 08:00am to 10:10am MDT
Fri, Mar 29, 2024 - 12:30pm to 02:40pm MDT
Wed, Apr 10, 2024 - 08:00am to 10:10am MDT
Fri, Apr 19, 2024 - 12:30pm to 02:40pm MDT
Wed, May 01, 2024 - 08:00am to 10:10am MDT
Fri, May 10, 2024 - 12:30pm to 02:40pm MDT
Wed, May 22, 2024 - 08:00am to 10:10am MDT
Fri, May 31, 2024 - 12:30pm to 02:40pm MDT
Wed, Jun 12, 2024 - 08:00am to 10:10am MDT
Fri, Jun 21, 2024 - 12:30pm to 02:40pm MDT

Additional Info

Basic Course Information

Prerequisites Fundamental understanding of technology in business settings
Advanced Preparation None
Designed For Business professionals who are seeking to stay abreast of major technology developments
Original Recording Date 2022
Course Developer K2 Enterprises 
Date Added to Catalog 03/15/2022
Yellow Book

No

 


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Instructional Delivery Method

Group Internet Based


Course Registration Requirements

Online Registration


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Reviews

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Overall:      4.4

Total Reviews: 34

Comments

Jason B - Lafayette, Indiana

"Excellent!! Steven presented a terrific class very articulately! Technology and application can be a very overwhelming topic, and he presented the material in a way everyone can understand it. "

Michael U

"Another great k2 seminar"