"Artificial Intelligence impact on accounting" with special presenter, CEO of IMA, Jeff Thomson!

When:  Mar 19, 2019 from 5:30 PM to 8:30 PM (ET)
Associated with  Hartford Chapter
Networking: 5:30 p.m.
Dinner: 6:15 p.m.
Technical Session 7:15 p.m.

1.5 CPE

Speaker: Jeff Thomson, CMA, CSCA, CAE
                President/CEO, IMA

Topic: “AI – Is it Artificial, Augmented, or Annoying Intelligence Impacting Accounting Jobs and Our Future?”

C. Thomson, CMA, CSCA, CAE, is president and CEO of IMA® (Institute of Management Accountants). Since assuming this position in 2008, Thomson has led the development of a strategy resulting in IMA becoming one of the fastest-growing accounting associations in the world, with double-digit growth in its CMA® (Certified Management Accountant) program over the past five years. In January 2018, IMA crossed the 100,000- member mark for the first time in the organization’s history.

During his previous position as IMA’s vice president of research, Thomson conducted research studies, authored numerous articles and a book, delivered dozens of presentations, and provided testimony to the U.S. Congress in the areas of risk management, internal controls, and corporate governance. He served as a COSO board member from 2006 to December 2011, during a period when COSO experienced growth in influential thought-leader pieces and launched the internal
controls refresh initiative. Thomson returned to the COSO board in 2018 for a four-year term.

Prior to joining IMA, Thomson worked at AT&T for more than two decades, where he served in various financial, strategic, and operational roles. One of these roles included serving as the strategic CFO for an $18 billion business unit.

Thomson was honored by Accounting Today by being included in the publication’s annual “Top 100 Most Influential People List” for the last seven years. He was also named by Trust Across America as one of the “Top 100 Thought Leaders in Trustworthy Business Behavior” for seven straight years, and was honored with the organization’s Lifetime Achievement Award. The Accountant/International Accounting Bulletin recognized Thomson in its Global Accountancy Power 50 list of leading influencers, and named IMA the 2017 “Professional Body of the Year.”

Reservations requested by March 14

Call Chip Sandberg at (860-298-4635) or email hartford@imachapter.org (Chip will email a confirmation back to you. If you don’t hear from him by the Friday before the meeting, please call him at 860-298-4635.) Cancellation Policy: If you cancel after 12 noon on day of meeting, you will be responsible for payment.

Hawk’s Landing Country Club, 201 Pattonwood Dr, Southington, CT 06489
Meal: Buffet Dinner with Salad, Chicken Piccatta, Eggplant Rollatini, Penne with Meatsauce, Broccoli with EVOO &Garlic, and Roasted Red Potatoes.
Meeting Cost with Dinner: Members $30 (nonmember Professionals $35), Full-time Student Members $15 (non member Students $20)
Technical Session Only: Professionals $5, Students - Free.


Hawk's Landing Country Club
201 Pattonwood Drive
Southington, CT 06489


Chip Sandberg