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2.0 Credits

Welcome to summer with its long summer days and hot weather! Our June Chapter meeting is coming up on Tuesday, June 18th. As an appreciation to the Chapter members this month’s meeting will be free for Gwinnett Chapter members. With the rapid changing technology, many of us are wondering how the accounting profession will be impacted. Our June meeting speaker, Dr. Peter Demerjian, Associate Professor of Accounting at Georgia State University, will address this in his presentation: Technology and Transformation: Implications for Professional Accounting.


He will cover:

  • The rapid growth of AI threatens disruption of many white-collar jobs on a massive scale; accounting is one of the careers that is ripe for disruption.
  • The long history of technological change in financial services and how they have affected the skills demanded for accounting professionals.
  • The emerging ABCD (AI, Blockchain, Cloud Computing, Data Analytics) and how they are currently affecting accounting jobs, and where these changes may evolve in the future.
  • The significant opportunity that can emerge from this period of transformation.
  • GSU's School of Accountancy and how they are thinking about these changes, and why they believe the future is bright for accounting.


Peter Demerjian – Biography

Peter Demerjian is an Associate Professor and Director of the School of Accountancy at Georgia State University, a position he has held since July of 2022. Prior to that, he has held positions at Emory University, the University of Washington, and the University of Illinois Chicago. His research examines the role of accounting information in corporate lending agreements, and the measuring and benchmarking of managerial ability using financial statement information. His work has been published in a variety of academic accounting and management journals, and he serves on the editorial and advisory board of several prestigious accounting journals. As a teacher, he has developed and taught classes in financial accounting for undergraduate and MBA students and is currently teaching accounting data analytics. His current initiatives as the School of Accountancy Director include adapting the curriculum for changes in the CPA exam, and considering the implications and integration of technology skills into the undergraduate and graduate curricula.



5:50 - 6 p.m. Opening 

6 - 6:05 p.m. Introduction

6:05 - 6:45 p.m. Presentation; Technology and Transformation: Impacts for Professional Accounting

6:45 - 7:05 Dinner Break

7:05 - 7:55 Presentation Continued

7:55 - 8 p.m. Closing