Introduction to Big Data

Date: March 28, 2018 Time: 8:00 am - 11:30 am EST Location: Columbia, MD CPE: 4 Format: In-Person
EVENT DESCRIPTION

Big Data has caught our imagination with cases such as real-time fraud detection, credit score assessment based on mobile phone records, flu outbreak prediction based on social media postings, and many more. While fascinating, the investments and technological expertise needed for such applications has been far beyond the reach of most firms. However, this is about to change with a new generation of tools: Self-Service Business Intelligence, or SSBI. Two important characteristics of such tools are: (1) They are easy to use. There is no need for a PhD in computer science; (2) They provide extended data processing and business intelligence capabilities, such as the quality assessment of data sources, the integration of structured and unstructured data, and advanced visualization tools for data exploration. SSBI enables businesses of every size to use big data and to improve their bottom line, and it should be in the toolbox of every professionals toolbox.

LEARNING OBJECTIVES
Describe the meaning of Big Data and its value to firms and business of all sizes
Demonstrate the potential of Big Data and SSBI
Develop a Big Data “strategy” to create value
MAJOR TOPICS
What Big Data is and why professionals need to have it in their toolbox
Power BI, Microsoft’s SSBI tool
The power and the value of Big Data and SSBI through demonstrations
Different ways SSBI tools can transform your accounting practice
How to get started: strategies, guidelines, and best practices
EVENT DETAILS
PROFESSIONAL AREAS OF FOCUS
BLI Leadership Technology
CPE FIELD OF STUDY
Computer Software & Applications (4 Credits)
WHO SHOULD ATTEND
All staff levels
COURSE LEVEL
Basic
LOCATION
Loyola University Maryland Graduate Center Columbia Campus 8890 McGaw Rd, Columbia, MD 21045, USA

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