The Coming Disruption of Drones, Robots, and Bots: How Will Dronnovation Affect the Assurance Practice?

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Date(s) - 04/19/2018
5:00 pm - 7:00 pm

Location
Metropolitan Plaza

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Drones, mechanical robots, and robotic software processes are augmenting, assisting, and in some cases, replacing human workers in almost every industry. Assurance practice will not remain unaffected, despite the legal and regulatory requirements of the audit/accounting/investigator professions. Dr. Appelbaum discusses the possible ramifications of automation, or dronnovation, to the assurance profession.
 
5:00 Registration and Refreshments
5:30: Presentation
6:30: Q and A
 

DENIZ APPELBAUM, M.B.A., Ph.D.

Assistant Professor, Department of Accounting and Finance

Montclair State University

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DR. DENIZ APPELBAUM, Assistant Professor of the Department of Accounting and Finance at the Feliciano School of Business of Montclair State University, received her Ph.D. from the Department of Accounting and Information Systems at Rutgers Business School, Newark in May 2017. She enriches her academic pursuits with a practical view, after twenty years of experience in operations, credit, and business development in the corporate world.

Dr. Appelbaum has published manuscripts in Accounting Horizons, Journal of Emerging Technologies in Accounting, Auditing: Journal of Practice and Theory, and in other academic and practitioner journals, based on her research regarding analytics, big data, and automation in financial auditing and fraud detection. Prior to teaching at Montclair State, her graduate research at Rutgers focused on financial fraud detection and prevention with automated analytics, data transparency of governmental financial reporting, analytical procedures in the external audit process, drones and robotics in auditing and accounting, and BlockChain and Big Data as audit evidence. While at Rutgers, Dr. Appelbaum worked with many large corporations and public entities, developing monitoring and fraud detection systems.

Dr. Appelbaum continues to emphasize these streams of research with numerous projects and forthcoming publications, and with presentations to accounting organizations and at national and international conferences. Dr. Appelbaum emphasizes the use of data analytics and appropriate software tools in the classroom, to prepare auditing students for the technically advanced modern business environment. The accounting and auditing professions are currently undergoing huge disruptions due to technical innovations, and Dr. Appelbaum is devoted to assisting her students to prepare for these changes.

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