IMA Moments

Ambassador for Finance Professionals

Nina Michels-Kim, IMA’s director of partnerships, Japan and Korea, recounts professional development lessons she’s learned while pursuing a graduate degree and certifications, remaining flexible and executing career pivots, climbing the ladder in the finance function, and overcoming health issue...

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Photonic Computers and Materials that Think

MIT’s list of 35 Innovators Under 35 this year includes a researcher who has developed a semiconductor that’s only a few atoms thick and a materials developer who is working on new nanoscale materials that have properties unlike any we have today, including the ability to make decisions.

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Unlimited Energy beneath Our Feet

Two new sources of renewable energy are moving toward actual deployment. Deep geothermal power, also known as the “sun beneath our feet,” and the vast ocean currents that flow from the poles to the tropics and back are being tested in miles-deep drilling and submerged turbines off the coast of J...

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Professional Development Best Practices

Different skills are required at each stage of your career, so it’s important to create a plan to develop them. You reap various benefits by focusing on your professional development and skills acquisition, including a network of contacts, advancement within your company, and new job opportunities...

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Smart Cities and Urban Utopias

Most people in the world now live in cities, and the efforts to make our urban areas smarter to accommodate this change are accelerating. There’s no single road to the “smart city,” and technologists and city planners are discovering the process can go as badly as Google’s project Quayside i...

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The Autonomous Mayflower Lands

Much-needed data about the critical role of the oceans in our planet’s economic and environmental future can now be collected by a crewless marine research vessel called the Mayflower 400 sailing under the control of an “AI Captain.” The ship is the largest autonomous vessel to cross the Atlan...

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Listening and Communicating Keys to Success

Jim Gurowka, senior vice president of membership and growth at IMA, recounts lessons learned from working construction as a teenager to his various roles throughout his professional career at a large multinational corporation, a boutique technology management consultancy, and a nonprofit organizatio...

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Hiring Algorithms to Replace You

A recent survey of 500 financial professionals in the U.S., the U.K., France, and Germany came to the surprising conclusion that happier workplaces have higher levels of automation as employees say robots bring more rewarding work. The Are Friends Electric? report details those opportunities.

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Some Surprises at Google’s I/O 2022

  Google’s most recent developer conference, I/O 2022 held on May 11, offered a panoramic look in the Googleplex windows at what’s next for the search giant and its developers. As expected, there was a keynote from the Alphabet CEO Sundar Pichai and a keynote from Jeanine Banks, vice presid...

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Thriving in a Tech-Dominated Profession

Russ Porter, CFO of IMA, recounts professional-development lessons from his current role and previous jobs over a 28-year tenure at IBM. He says that by achieving certifications, keeping up to speed with new technology, and communicating effectively, you can provide your career with a boost.