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Stephen "Steve" Yoss, Jr., CPA, MS

  • Stephen M. Yoss, Jr., CPA, is a partner and principal of Devmatics, LLC, a software development company that focuses on solving problems through the implementation of technology. Devmatics builds custom software, mobile apps, integration solutions, workflow automation, and more for all types of organizations.

  • Stephen has consulted with several companies on how to lower overhead, personnel, and compliance costs by investing in technology and reengineering their business practices. He teaches his clients to embrace technology at every opportunity to increase efficiency and productivity.

  • Stephen began working with technology at age ten, and started his first IT company at age 13, designing web applications for local businesses. He started writing original computer code at age 15 and has been working with technology ever since.

  • 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.

  • Apart from working in technology and accounting he is a professional licensed pyrotechnician and works on major firework displays around the country. He lives in Claremont, California.

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Brian Tankersley, CPA.CITP, CGMA

  • Top rated speaker with thousands of educational presentations for accountants and other financial professionals across the US and Canada.

  • Accomplished author, with hundreds of published product reviews and experience as the technology editor of a major accounting industry publication.

  • 30 years of professional experience in accounting, technology, and education, including 20 years as a CPE discussion leader.