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Dinner Meeting - Artificial Intelligence - Impacts on Accounting

When:  Nov 13, 2019 from 05:00 PM to 08:30 PM (ET)
Associated with  Nation's Capital Chapter
IMA - 100 years and counting
5-6 pm Table Topics
(arrive at 5pm for an additional 1CPE)
"Did you see the Shadow IT System?"
Facilitator: Kathleen Sobieralski
7-8 pm Official Program
(arrive at 6pm for dinner and 1CPE)
Artificial Intelligence:
Impacts on Accounting
Ross E. Simms, CPA, CIA
Event Description:
Our "official" program begins at 7 p.m. with Mr. Ross E. Simms who is an assistant director with the Federal Accounting Standards Advisory Board with 30+ years of federal audit and accounting experience. He continues the trek of our 4-part IT series loosely entitled, "Accounting in the Information Age." The digital revolution has disrupted the traditional landscape for providing decision-useful information. From the shop floor to the top floor, accessing, using, and sharing information can be done in smaller time increments and possibilities for driving value and improving customer experiences can be enormous. A key player in this disruption is artificial intelligence (AI); machines with the capacity to do things that normally would require human intelligence, such as speech recognition and learning from experience.
Ross will share his thoughts on harnessing AI to improve decision-making. His plain language insights on the art of the possible and tips to help you manage your AI expectations will leave you wanting for more.
Clear your calendars because you don't want to miss Ross' insights because what he has to say will benefit you professionally and personally! 
Metro: 1 block downhill from Rosslyn orange/blue line
Free Parking: Park in the hotel garage, bring the entrance ticket to the meeting. We'll give you an Exit ticket. You'll need both tickets to exit the garage.
Paid by Nov 11:  
$25 IMA Members & Guests
$10 Students
Paid after Nov 11 or at door: 
$30 IMA Members & Guests
$15 Students
Wednesday, Nov 13
5-6pm Table Topics *** 
6-7pm Registration & Dinner
7-8pm Official Program (1 CPE)
8:30 pm Adjourn
*** optional additional 1 CPE
Dinner (Select one entree):
__ Chesapeake Stuffed Pork Chop *
__ Chicken Stir-Fry *
__ Veggie Skillet
__ Special Dietary Request
Hors D'oeuvre: Fresh Fruit Kabobs
Tossed Salad, Rolls & butter
*Vegetable du jour; Mashed potatoes
New York Style Cheesecake
Coffee, Decaf and Iced Tea
NOTE: Chesapeake stuffing is (crab, onion, pepper and herbs)
Our Speakers
Ross E. Simms, CPA, CIA
Assistant Director, FASAB
Prior to joining the Federal Accounting Standards Advisory Board (FASAB), Mr. Simms served in various capacities at the Federal Deposit Insurance Corporation Office of Inspector General, including Director of Financial Management Audits. Since joining FASAB in May 2005, his projects have focused on the federal reporting model; codification of accounting and financial reporting standards contained in the AICPA Statement on Auditing Standards; the hierarchy of generally accepted accounting principles; and conceptual guidance for distinguishing basic information, required supplementary information, and other accompanying information. 
Mr. Simms is a Certified Public Accountant and Certified Internal Auditor. He graduated from Jackson State University with a bachelor of science in accounting and received a master’s in business administration from Mississippi State University. Mr. Simms is a member of the American Institute of Certified Public Accountants and the Association of Government Accountants. 
Kathleen Sobieralski
Professor Sobieralski earned her B.S. in Accounting / Business Administration from Saint Mary's College (Notre Dame); an M.B.A from Indiana University (South Bend); and an M.S. in Accountancy from the University of Notre Dame. She completed the dissertation phase of her Ph.D. in Educational Leadership at Indiana State University and currently remains an A.B.D. She brings over 10 ten years of experience teaching and learning at a distance, and manages a curriculum of 21 courses in Undergraduate Accounting for the University of Maryland University College. Kathleen is a long time educator member of professional organizations including the Institute of Internal Auditors (IIA), the Information Systems Audit and Control Association (ISACA), American Accounting Association (AAA), the Association of Certified Fraud Examiners (ACFE), the Association of Government Accountants (AGA), and a founding member of UMUC's IMA Student Chapter.
Nation's Capital Chapter
Institute of Management Accountants


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