Registration Time: 13.15
Session Time: 13.30 - 16.45 including a 15-minute coffee break
Speaker: Mr Michael Azzopardi
Venue: Lower Ground, Tower Training Centre, Swatar
MIA Members: €35.00
Non-MIA Members: €70.00
Retired Members: €15.00
In the recent years, computational powered provided by the cloud and the ability to process large data sets, have made Artificial Intelligence leap from research papers to actual applications. Platforms are now providing cognitive services and programming libraries provide ready access to machine learning and other techniques. During this session we will explore what accounting problems AI can help us solve, the challenges that need to be addressed and the how the skills of the accountant need to evolve in the context of this technological capability which promises to change many professions, including that of the accountant. Moreover, we will debate the accountability and trust aspects that emerge when we look at the potential impact that AI can have to the decision processes of organizations and regulators.
Objectives of this session
- Establish an understanding of what is Artificial Intelligence and what it’s not
- Understand the dependencies of the technology
- Explore different use cases were AI is being applied in the account domain
- Debate the accountability and trust challenges surrounding AI systems
- Discuss the roles and skills of accountants and how they will evolve
Topics on the agenda
- What is AI ?
- What accounting problems can AI help us solve?
- Case studies
- What are the challenges that need to be addressed?
- What are the skills accountants need to work alongside intelligent systems?
- Accounting professional that has limited to no knowhow on the technical aspects but is interested in the impact that these solutions have
3 hours Core
Michael AzzopardiSenior Manager IT Advisory
Michael Azzopardi is a Senior Manager, leading EY IT Advisory service line in Malta. Michael is an IT professional with more than 19 years of experience in strategy, architecture, software engineering and innovation practices working in global organizations. he held several positions at Credit Suisse in Switzerland and the United States before joining EY in 2018. His strength is in bringing together various disciplines of IT including software engineering, security practices and integration architecture to deliver sustainable strategic solutions that deliver value to the organization. By combining formal methods and analytical skills he developed and directed IT architecture concepts and strategies that transform how organizations approach complex business challenges through technology. This included the domains of end user technology, software-as-a-service, public cloud infrastructure-as-a-service, enterprise mobility and security.</p> <p>Michael holds a Bachelor of Science degree in Information Technology (Computer Science) from the University of Malta and a Master of Science degree in Information Technology - Software Engineering Management from Carnegie Mellon University, United States of America. He also completed the IMD Strategic IT Training Program and attained the Software Engineering Institute as a SOA Architect Professional Certificate and Software Architecture Professional Certificate.
The impact of AI on Accounting
Organized By: The Malta Institute of Accountants
Type of Event: Seminar
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Date & Time
Thu, 10 October 2019
13:30 - 16:45
Lower Ground, Tower Training Centre, Swatar,
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