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Big Data: its power and perils - Roundtable discussion for finance professionals

2014-02-20 00:00:00
Company: ACCA (The Association of Chartered Certified Accountants)
ACCA and IMA has recently released second of the two reports that showed how technology was impacting the CFO’s role. To support a publication of this report we would like to invite you to a roundtable discussion on Thursday, 20 February 2014. The purpose of this roundtable event is to provide a platform for discussion and debate on the key issues identified in the report and to provide CFOs and CEOs an opportunity to reflect on and share their experiences and issues with peers in a confidential and secure environment.

The amount of information published was growing exponentially before the world embraced computers and information became digital. Converging technology trends, the shift from analogue to digital, widespread mobile device adoption, internet-connected systems and ‘exhaust data’ from physical objects (also known as the internet of things, or the internet of everything: IoE) have combined to create the vast amounts of structured and unstructured data we now call ‘big data’.

New types of data will throw up new challenges as well: over the next decade, new standards for measuring and valuing data will be developed, with the inclusion of new and more diverse datasets in reporting, modelling and forecasting. There are less measurable issues too, such as those concerning ethics and privacy. The debate about the impact and implications of these has barely begun – but getting them wrong could prove to be explosive.

These are early days in the evolution of big data. Only time will tell where the insights and inspiration it can provide may eventually lead. Accountants are already preparing.

This report presents a balanced picture of the impact of big data on the accountancy and finance professions in the coming five to ten years by identifying specific opportunities and challenges for the accountancy and finance professions.

The event is designed for finance and business leaders who are concerned about Big Data.

Date: Thursday, 20 February 2014
Time: 09:00 - 11:00 (Breakfast served from 8:30)

Na Příkopě 9/11 (3rd floor)
Praha 1

Registration: adam.zaydlar@accaglobal.com

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