Bryan Smith, CPA.CITP, CISA, serves as a virtual CIO to CPA firms and professional organizations. He specializes in the planning and deployment of effective technology solutions. As a co-founder of CPA Crossings, Bryan focuses on helping firm leaders understand the issues and opportunities associated with deploying information technology to improve productivity, enhance client services and increase profitability. In 2015, Bryan established CPA Crossings' new Excelerator Learning Center. This is a comprehensive knowledge base of training, information and consulting services that is designed to help CPAs become more effective and efficient in Microsoft Excel. The focus of the Excelerator Learning Center is learning and understanding proper Excel design techniques so CPAs can build spreadsheets that are accurate and allow for better data analysis. Bryan recently co-authored "Ten Steps to a Digital Practice in the Cloud," published by the American Institute of CPAs (AICPA). This book provides CPAs with a strategic roadmap for taking their firms online by leveraging cloud computing. Bryan’s primary qualification is his understanding the business side of technology and helping CPAs bridge the gap between business and technology. He has extensive knowledge and experience working with CPAs throughout the country.