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2020 Accounting Information Systems Bootcamp

With regret for lost opportunities to get together – and with recommendations from leaders of the Accounting Information Systems Section and EY – the May 2020 Accounting Information Systems Section Bootcamp has been cancelled.


Integrating Disruptive Technologies into the Accounting Classroom

“…disruptive technologies such as robotic process automation (RPA), artificial intelligence (AI), blockchain, smart contracts, and advanced analytics have reshaped existing business models.”
The CPA Journal, September 2018


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The Accounting Information Systems Section of the American Accounting Association is conducting an AIS Bootcamp, May 27-28 in Chicago, Illinois. The day and a half bootcamp will begin on Wednesday, May 27, 2020 at 8:00 am and conclude on Thursday, May 28, 2020 at 1:00 pm.

Professions, including the accounting profession, are changing at a rapid pace. EY states disruption is the new normal and requires transformation, which drives an increased need for technology proficiency and agility as routine task automation and data analytics skill requirements reshape the accounting profession. The accounting curriculum should prepare students with foundational skills for transforming business processes and lifelong learning in uncertain market conditions. The AIS class traditionally provides much of the technology and business process content in the accounting curriculum; as the importance and breadth of technology expands there is need to expand the content both within and beyond the AIS course.

The AAA AIS section is proud to offer “Integrating Disruptive Technologies into the Accounting Classroom”, May 27-28, in Chicago, IL. This two-day event will include an AIS signature pedagogy panel, discussions on technology disruptions to the accounting profession and hands-on activities for the accounting curriculum. The event will provide exposure to disruptive technology topics, including artificial intelligence, blockchain, data analytics (EYARC), drones, machine learning, process mapping and robotic processes.

The Boot Camp will be facilitated by faculty speakers collaborating with practitioners from national accounting firms, industry partners, and accounting organizations. The goal will be to furnish attendees with disruptive technology discussion points and developed instructional materials informed by practice for immediate use in class. Participants are encouraged to bring a laptop.


Thank you EY for hosting the AIS Boot Camp!

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