Webcast: The Big Deal About Big Data (XCBIDA17)
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The expanding use of Big Data and data analytics is providing organizations with new insights about their organizations, products, services, customers and vendors. There are many definitions of Big Data but the key concept is moving beyond traditional financial data. In addition to building on these definitions, explore tools and data analytics techniques to discover new insights and to provide ways for CPAs to expand their services. Start small and provide valuable client insights while scaling

8/29/2017
When: 08/29/2017
10:30 AM until 2:00 PM
Where: Webcast
CALCPA
4173123B
United States
Presenter: Dr Glen L. Gray, CPA, PhD


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Acronym XCBIDA17
CPE 4 hours
Vendor CalCPA
Category
Management
Level Overview
Prerequisite None
Adv Prep None
Yellow Book? No
Designed for CPAs who want to expand data analytics and Big Data activities and services provided to their clients.
Registration
Member $120
CPA Non-Member $188

The Member rate applies to LCPA members, other state society members, and non-CPA staff of LCPA members. To register online, use the ‘Register’ button above. To register by phone, call the LCPA Member Service Center at 800.288.5272 or 504.464.1040, Monday through Friday, 8am to 5pm.

Course Description

The expanding use of Big Data and data analytics is providing organizations with new insights about their organizations, products, services, customers and vendors. There are many definitions of Big Data but the key concept is moving beyond traditional financial data. In addition to building on these definitions, explore tools and data analytics techniques to discover new insights and to provide ways for CPAs to expand their services. Start small and provide valuable client insights while scaling up to larger projects.

Materials are provided as an ebook.

Objectives

  • 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.

Major Topics

  • 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