AGN: North American Regional Meeting- May 22-24, 2016
The annual AGN NARM located at The Hilton San Diego Resort & Spa will be an engaging opportunity to learn and network with industry leaders in Audit & Accounting, Not-for-Profit, Business Valuations/Litigation Support, Human Resources, IT, and Practice Management. Byron will be presenting on Accounting Firm Technology in The Future! This session will be an interactive session to discuss current trends as they relate to Accounting Firm Technology today and a look into how Firm Technology may look in the future.
MACPA 2016 Government & Not for Profit Conference- Friday, April 29
This conference will be held at The Inn & Conference Center at University of MD, University College in College Park, Maryland. Byron will be presenting on the topic “IT/Cloud Computing”. His presentation is slated to be from 10:35 to 11:45 AM.
MACPA 2015 Practitioners’ Conference- Wednesday, October 21
The conference is located at Martin’s West in Baltimore, Maryland and will be held from 8:00 to 4:30. This event is MACPA sponsored and will focus on business management and organization skills.
Simplified’s CEO, Byron Patrick, will be giving a presentation on Cloud & Cyber Security from 3:40 to 4:30- don’t miss out!
MACPA 2015 Technology Conference- Tuesday, December 15
Please join the MACPA from 8:00 to 4:30 at Martin’s West in Baltimore, Maryland for the 2015 Technology Conference. This will be a great chance for CPAs to learn how to use technology for better accounting practices. Hope to see you there!
Visit http://www.macpa.org/public/calendar/eventcal.aspx for more information about these events.
What’s going on at Simplified Innovations!
Brandon McNeely has recently joined the Simplified team as a Tier 3 Support Engineer.
Katie Zulty joined the Simplified team in May as a Marketing Assistant.
Ingram Micro is the world’s largest wholesale technology distributor and a global leader in IT supply-chain and mobile device lifestyle services. To read the complete case study, click on the document below.
Citrix CEO Mark Templeton and his leadership team cited the work we are doing with DaaS at the opening keynote of Citrix Synergy, held in May in Los Angeles. www.citrixsynergy.com
From the Citrix Blog:
“Conversations around anytime, anywhere, any device access to information have spiked during this unusually long and harsh winter in the United States. The headline for our latest, Winter Storm Vulcan, says “the worst is yet to come” with 15 inches of new snow. Fed up with impassible icy roads, weather-related delays in public transportation and school closings, businesses are looking to desktops-as-a-service (DaaS). A reliable, secure option for businesses to embrace a mobile workstyle, hosted desktops allow employees to work from any location, in any weather condition.”
Read more HERE
Byron will be a featured speaker at the following sessions:
Monday, June 9, 1:00 -2:15pm
Session 10: “Cloud Marries Practice Management”
Monday, June 9, 4:40-5:55pm
Session 28: “Leasing Space on a Virtual Server Farm”
Wednesday, June 11, 8:00-9:15am
Session 83: “VDI vs XenApp (Citrix) vs. Remote Desktop (RDS)”
The Maryland Association of CPAs is the only state professional organization serving the exclusive needs of Maryland CPAs. Currently, MACPA serves 8,500 current members and has a staff of 35 professionals.
Click HERE for the full story.
The Power Players Awards program honors the region’s most enterprising attorneys, bankers and accountants for their leadership, accomplishment, innovation and success. Power Players represent the best and brightest in the region — the impact players that CEOs can count on to help grow their businesses. An independent committee of local business leaders evaluates the applications and chooses the Power Players based on the quality of nominations submitted. The Power Players are profiled in the September/October issue of SmartCEO magazine and celebrated at an awards reception in September where the Power Players of the Year are announced live.
Congratulations to Byron and to our client, Rayma McRoberts of Weyrich, Cronin & Sorra, Chartered, for also being named a finalist for the award!
From CPA Practice Advisor:
“Each year, the 40 Under 40 program seeks to honor a diverse array of professionals who are helping to shape the profession they work in. How does one shape a profession? For these unique professionals, that question is answered in a variety of ways.
For some, this is achieved through ardent support for and evangelizing of the new technologies that will be the cornerstones of more efficient and profitable firms. For others, it is reaching out to their peers and helping to guide and lead the policy and discussion of the current relationship dynamic between accounting professionals and their clients, and where it can and should be in the near future.
The core goal of all of these professionals is to help make the profession more flexible and embracing of the changes that are necessary to keep it thriving and attractive to future accountants, as well as to highlight the importance of the field to all audiences: Small businesses, individual consumers, other financial and tax professionals, government regulators and other stakeholders.
The 2014 class of 40 Under 40 honorees represent some of the best and brightest talent in the accounting profession. They are all active in the professional community, as well as in their local communities, where many are small business owners and employers. They can frequently be seen at industry trade shows, such as AICPA Tech+ and PCPS, giving seminars or participating in round table discussions on evolving practices and technologies. These are the voices of today that are shaping the profession of tomorrow.”