Managing Director, K2E Canada Inc.
ALAN SALMON is recognized as Canada’s leading analyst in the area of accounting technology. He has over 27 years of business, management systems, education and journalism experience. As the Managing Director of K2E Canada Inc.he is responsible for the Canadian operations of this international consulting group which provides professional development technology education for CAs, CPAs and accountants across Canada and the US. He has a degree in Science and an Advanced Teaching Certificate from the University of Toronto.
He has taught over 150 seminars a year to the CA, CGA and CMA associations in Canada. In 2006 he was the highest rated instructor for the Institute of Chartered Accountants of Ontario with a rating over of over 94%.
In addition to his seminar teaching, Alan consults with all of the major accounting technology companies. In the past he has worked with Microsoft, Sage, Intuit Canada, SAP, SYSPRO, Softrak, Fortune 1000, TelPay and other Canadian technology companies.
For the last 21 years he has been the Chairperson for the “Accounting Technology” seminar series. This one day seminar is delivered once a year in 13 Canadian cities and provides public accountants, bookkeepers and consultants with an overview of what’s new in technology for accountants. Over 25,000 accountants have attended one of these technology days.
In addition to his consulting, Alan carries out research on accounting technology. He has published 13 books on accounting software and each year, in conjunction with his K2E partners, he develops a series of comparative tables that contrast the feature sets of accounting software.
For over 20 years Alan wrote for the Bottom Line, Canada’s accounting newspaper. His insightful columns on new software and technology were highly rated by his readers.
He is much in demand as a public speaker and travels extensively across Canada and the United States to speak at major computer conferences. He has presented at Comdex, Sage conferences, The Canadian Computer Show, Bottom Line Exhibition, Great Plains Stampede, and the Computer Associates Winter Carnival. He was a featured speaker at the Lions Clubs International World conventions in San Diego and Birmingham, England where he shared his Internet experiences with over 3,000 Lion members.
Alan lives in Brampton, Ontario with his wife Nancy. He has four daughters and nine grandchildren. His major hobby is travel and he has visited 85 countries and done nine around the world journeys. He has received many awards for teaching and service, including a Paul Harris Fellowship, the Canadian Internet Award, a life membership in Junior Chamber International, an honorary membership in the Institute of Professional Bookkeepers of Canada and membership in the Marquis Who’s Who of the World.