AI and the Future: What you and your clients should know!

  • 02/20/2024
  • 11:45 AM - 1:15 PM
  • CityFlats' Ballroom: 83 Monroe Center St NW, Grand Rapids, MI 49503


  • This system will only allow members of TMA West Michigan to register at this rate, however we do offer reciprocal pricing for other chapters. If you are a member of another chapter, please notify our office at and we will override the system on your behalf.
  • If you are under 40, you qualify as NextGen. This includes: Bankers, lawyers, accountants, insurance professionals, valuation experts, liquidation and other insolvency professionals.

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Join TMA West Michigan for the first session of our annual  panel series on February 20, 2024

AI and the Future:
What you and your clients should know!

What is AI (Artificial Intelligence)? What are its origins? What does the future hold? And why should it matter to you and your clients? In the words of Bill Gates, Microsoft Co-Founder: “Generative AI has the potential to change the world in ways that we can't even imagine."

These questions are just the tip of the iceberg when it comes to understanding this ever changing and dynamic technology. Join TMA West Michigan as we explore this topic with experts whom are responsible for developing and using AI on a daily basis: Scott Andersen, Todd Cowles and Rob Loh.

Moderator Mark Johnson, Co Founder & Managing Partner of Michigan Software Labs, will lead us through: 

*What is AI and what are some basic terms you should know?
*Who are the big players of Generative AI and how do you continue to master this information as these expand and change?
*Real use scenarios that may help your companies both internally and externally.
*How can you foster trust in AI when facing issues such as hallucinations, traceability, etc?
*What are the risks and benefits of early AI adoption?
*The future of AI.
*And more..

Date: February 20, 2024
 CItyFlats' Ballroom
83 Monroe Center St NW 

Grand Rapids, MI 49503
 11:45 AM - 1:15 PM
Cost: TMA Member | $30
ACG WM Member | $30
Non Member | $50
NextGen | $20

More about...
Mark Johnson
Mark enjoys solving challenges by uniting people around a common goal. As co-founder and managing partner of Michigan Software Labs, he leads the charge for custom software solutions for clients ranging from middle market to Fortune 500 companies. On the leading edge of technology, culture and innovation, he is a member of the Forbes Technology Council and frequent contributor to

Scott CarvoAs a computer-savvy lawyer with a previous work history in information technology, Scott has been instrumental in making Warner the first and only law firm in Michigan to provide an integrated team approach to business data management and support. Scott co-chairs the firm’s Data Analytics and eDiscovery Practice Group, which helps companies reduce expensive eDiscovery costs by leveraging technology. His ability to “speak tech” also makes him an excellent go-between for the firm and clients’ technology departments.

Todd Cowles: Born and raised in Grand Rapids, Michigan. Todd graduated from Central Michigan University, and completed his Masters of Science in Computer Information Systems from Boston University. Todd has held data and ML/AI focused roles for the last 15 years consulting to the Department of Defense, Academic Institutions, and Retailers. His current role as CoFounder at Absy is to help execute our vision of People > AI, and reframe how effective GenAI can reshape Small to Medium Businesses.

Rob Loh: 
Rob has twenty years of experience providing forensic accounting, litigation and restructuring consulting services to clients in a variety of industries. He assists clients facing complex and highly sensitive matters including allegations of financial crimes including the misappropriation of funds, money laundering, Ponzi schemes, bribery, campaign finance violations and employee misconduct.

Additional dates to follow:
March 19, 2024- Session 2- A Focus on Commercial Real Estate

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