Understanding the State of AI; It’s Growth and Impact to the US Economy – 1.5 CPE

When:  Sep 26, 2023 from 06:00 PM to 08:00 PM (ET)
Associated with  Reading Chapter

Date:       Tuesday, September 26th   6pm (in-person)

Topic:     Understanding the State of AI; It’s Growth and Impact

to the US Economy – 1.5 CPE  (additional details on page 2)

Speaker: Eric Robuck, CEO, The Valander Group

Location: Penn State Berks, Wyomissing, PA

 Perkins Student Center - 007 Multi-Purpose Room

Cost:       $30 per person (payable at the door – cash or check)

Dinner followed by presentation

RESERVATIONS REQUIRED by Noon, Thur, Sept 21st  by contacting

Tim Trout at timtrout@protectionbureau.com or 610-903-4908

Future events:

- Oct 27 – 8 CPE Event @ Hilton Garden Inn, Exton (in-person)

Topics Include:  Networking, Industry Updates (Banking, Insurance, Employee Benefits), others TBD

- Nov 16 – 2 CPE Tax Ethics (virtual) 11am-1pm EST

Dr. Anthony “Tony” P. Curatola, Joseph F. Ford Professor of Acct’g & Tax, Drexel University

Our Topic - Understanding the State of AI; It’s Growth and Impact to the US Economy

With that dramatic increase in reliance on AI, massive investments are being made in both the technology and the skilled professionals needed to enable implementing and benefitting from the technology. 

According to Tractica, the market for enterprise AI will increase from $202.5 Million in 2015 to $11.1 Billion by 2024. Meaning, the need for professionals skilled in Artificial Intelligence exists in just about every field imaginable, which leads to a stable job outlook and high-paying salaries.

According to Indeed.com, the average salary for a professional with an AI certification is $110k a year in the U.S. Growing adoption, increased demand for certified professionals, and substantial salaries make a move into AI a wise choice for someone interested in this career field.

1.     What are the Current Uses and Applications of AI?

2.     What is Machine Learning, and How Does It Relate to AI?

3.     What are Intelligent Agents, and How are They Used in AI

4.     What is Tensorflow, and What is It Used For

5.     What is the future of Artificial Intelligence?

6.     What jobs will acclimate to AI in the future?

7.     Is AI something to fear to gravitate to?

Our Speaker - Eric Robuck CEO, The Valander Group

Eric has both a military and business leadership background. Eric's military background as a Warrant Officer focused on information technology and security has honed his expertise in handling even the most complex cybersecurity challenges. With a deep understanding of programming, database design, electronic information transfer, and project management, Eric is well-equipped to develop and implement effective cybersecurity strategies for his clients.

Eric's list of professional certifications is impressive, including the CISSP, CEH, Security+, and AWS Practitioner. He has also pursued advanced education with master's work in Cybersecurity and leadership in Cyber Security, constantly striving to enhance his skills and knowledge.

In addition to his expertise in cybersecurity, Eric is also a passionate educator. He teaches Cybersecurity, Programming, and Database Design at Alvernia University, sharing his knowledge and experience with the next generation of cybersecurity professionals.


Penn State Berks - Perkins Student Center - 007 Multi-Purpose Room
1801 Broadcasting Rd
Wyomissing, PA 19610


Timothy Trout