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2018 NYU Stern Ross Roundtable

NYU flags outside of the Henry Kaufman Management Center
On October 29, NYU Stern's Vincent C. Ross Institute of Accounting Research hosted a Roundtable on the impact of new technologies, including artificial intelligence (AI), blockchain, big data and machine learning, on accounting, financial reporting and business more generally.

The roundtable consisted of brief presentations from a panel of experts from financial institutions, public accounting and academia to debate the key issues.  

Professor Paul Zarowin
Professor Paul Zarowin offers opening remarks at the 2018 NYU Stern Ross Roundtable.
 
During the event, Professor David Yermack offered insights on blockchain technology, noting that advancements in the field have the potential to replace traditional bookers (employees in the financial service industry). Later in the discussion, Professor Baruch Lev discussed the role of AI in improving the reliability (and forecasting ability) of financial reporting.

2018 Ross Roundtable presenters and attendees
Professor Baruch Lev
Professor Baruch Lev discusses the impact of estimates in financial reports.

Confirmed Roundtable presenters included:
  • Abhishek Biswas, corporate vice president/director, New York Life Insurance Company
  • Charles Hwang, managing partner, Lightning Capital
  • Ryan Lazanis, CEO, Xen Accounting
  • Professor Baruch Lev, NYU Stern
  • Elizabeth Paul, partner, PwC
  • Alexander Perry, executive director, EY
  • Joyce Shen, investment director, Tenfore Holdings
  • Professor David Yermack, NYU Stern

For more information, please visit the Ross Institute's website