Winter Tech Fest (WTKN16)
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When: 11/14/2016
8:30 AM until 4:30 PM
Where: LCPA - Training Facility
2400 Veterans Memorial Blvd
Suite 500
Kenner, Louisiana 
United States
Presenter: Bryan Smith

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Technology is transforming the way we work each and every day. New collaboration tools make it easier to connect with anyone, anywhere. But the benefits come with risk. With so much information being stored and exchanged digitally, the risk of that information falling into the wrong hands is increasing exponentially. It’s a fine line between innovation and security — let us help you walk that line.

This year’s Tech Fest will cover tools that will help you revolutionize the way you analyze and communicate information, allowing you to make better decisions. But we’ll also cover the scary aspect of today’s tech-dependent world and the best ways to keep your data safe. Plus, we’ll update you on new gadgets and gizmos to keep you on the cutting edge.


Sponsorships are still available. Contact Misean Reed at 504.904.1133 or


IT security is not simply an issue for the IT department to handle. Breaches, leaked documents, and cybersecurity attacks impact your brand, your reputation, your employees, and your customers. This section will take an organizational look at cybersecurity to build an understanding of why you need to care about it and how to leverage your leadership role to build a culture of security within your organization. We will provide insights into current threats and evolving technological and operational challenges as well as offer suggestions to help you initiate improvements in your organization.
Excel BI
Excel is the #1 data analysis tool for accountants. Yet many accountants have never learned the basics of data analysis using Excel or the tools that Excel offers to help with data analysis. This section will provide a foundation for performing data analysis in Excel. You will learn the basics of data structure and its importance when it comes to analyzing data. We will also introduce you to the Excel 2013 Power BI (Business Intelligence) tools so you have a thorough understanding of when to use these tools.
Mastering SharePoint Online
The value proposition for subscribing to Office 365 grows exponentially when you take advantage of the powerful SharePoint Online application. This section will give you an in-depth review of what SharePoint has to offer and how to use the wealth of its functionality to significantly improve information and file sharing within your organization, as well as with people outside your organization. You will develop a solid understanding of how to apply this powerful tool in your organization and maximize the value of your Office 365 subscription investment.
Technology Update
This session will feature a comprehensive review of key technology topics ranging from what’s new in personal computers, monitors, tablets, MS Office, cloud computing, information security, wearable technology gadgets, the “Internet of things,” and much more. We will also include an update on new accounting and tax specific software and tools.

Speaker Bio

Bryan L. Smith, CPA.CITP, CISA
Bryan has more than 25 years of experience as a strategic technology advisor to CPA firms and professional organizations. He is a nationally recognized author and speaker on topics that help CPAs bridge the gap between business and technology.


  Early Bird
(through 10/31)
(through 10/31)
Members $289 $389
Non-Member  $339 $439

Registration: 8:00 – 8:30 am • Program: 8:30 am – 4:30 pm • Lunch will be provided.
Materials will only be provided electronically.

Register online using the 'Register' button above. To register by phone, call the LCPA Member Service Center at 800.288.5272 or 504.464.1040 Monday through Friday, 8am to 5pm.

Need to register more than one person? Fill out our Group Registration Form and email it to


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