Webcast: The Big Deal About Big Data (CABIDA116)
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When: 12/13/2016
10:30 AM until 2:00 PM
Where: Webcast
United States
Presenter: Dr Glen L. Gray, CPA, PhD

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Who should attend CPAs who want to expand their internal data analytics and Big Data activities and services provided to their clients.
CPA Non-Members $188

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The expanding use of Big Data and data analytics are providing organizations with new insights about their organizations, products, services, customers and vendors. There are many definitions of Big Data, but the key aspect is moving beyond traditional financial data. In addition to building on these definitions to understand Big Data, we'll review tools and data analytical techniques used to discover new insights in the data and provide ways for CPAs to expand their Big Data and data analytics services.

Materials are provided as an ebook.


  • Recognize how Big Data is different than financial data.
  • Determine why Big Data analytics requires a different mindset.
  • Identify the different types of data analytic tools.
  • Identify why data visualization tools are growing in popularity.


  • Big Data definitions, terminology and technology
  • Using Big Data
  • Data analytics and tools
  • Big Data Challenges: Collecting, analyzing and interpreting
  • Big Data and data analytics opportunities