Randy Johnston, MCS has been a top-rated speaker in the technology industry for over 40 years. He has started and owns multiple businesses including K2 Enterprises in Hammond, Louisiana and Network Management Group, Inc. in Hutchinson, Kansas. NMGI has supported CPA firms for 30+ years and is the largest managed service provider serving the CPA profession in North America. His experience as a college instructor, management and technology consultant, and advisor to the profession will be obvious to you in today’s presentation.
His influence throughout the accounting profession is highlighted once again this year by being a recipient of the 2019 Accounting Today Top 100 Most Influential People in Accounting award for the sixteenth consecutive year.
Among his many other awards, he holds the honor of being one of nine technology stars in the U.S. by Accounting Technology Magazine. Randy writes a monthly column for The CPA Practice Advisor, articles for the Journal of Accountancy, and creates articles for both accounting and technology publications, as well as being the author of numerous books.
How the accounting profession has changed over the past 50 years, particularly in recent years
Why accounting is not keeping up well with the rate of technology change
The ways technology has made accounting easier, especially in how innovative accountants deal with their clients
Client experience has improved but not in line with client expectations
The biggest problem with much accounting software and why it's coming to market 'half-baked'
The biggest mistakes accountants make when choosing and implementing technology
The two things accountants should look for when choosing technology to run their firms
How some software and tech vendors fool accounting firms into wrong purchases
Updates on technology around workflows, security, collaboration and mobile
Why curved screens and monitors and 3D printing are the next big things in computing
The art of making the complex simple when it comes to technology
When he's not working, Randy spends time with his wife and four children enjoying many experiences together including theatre, music, travel, golf, skiing, snorkeling and model trains.