Big Data for Finance
The Big Data for Finance Conference brought industry and finance leaders together to share their insights about leading the integration of big data into the finance function, and why it is critical to future success. Sharing real-world cases, success stories and best practices, the scope of data and business experts will ensure you leave the conference engaged and inspired to take action.
Big Data for Finance Conference brought industry and finance leaders together to share their insights about leading the integration of big data into the finance function, and why it is critical to future success. Sharing real-world cases, success stories and best practices, the scope of data and business experts will ensure you leave the conference engaged and inspired to take action.
By the end of the conference you will have the confidence and knowledge to make better business decisions based on data, ensuring you are one step ahead.
Session 1 – Driving Competitive Advantage Leveraging Big Data
Presenter: David Whittle
Digital native Dave Whittle’s passion for entrepreneurship, technology and transformation is key to his success taking data and transforming it using creativity to create real value. As non-executive director at Australia’s largest department store group Myer, together with other roles including as executive director at Australian-based Lexer, a software company specialising in “human analytics”, Dave is at the forefront of driving value through data, machine and artificial intelligence (AI). Hear his insights into maximising value in the data landscape of today and tomorrow, and how CFOs and finance leaders are central to this data revolution.
Session 2 – Commercial insights: Driving business innovation with financial outcomes
Presenter: Michael Johnson, Professor of Mathematics and Computer Science, Macquarie University
Through innovation and strategic investments in data, marketing and analytic services Red Planet, Taylor Fry and Data Republic, Qantas Loyalty is an industry leader delivering value to customers, business partners and employees alike. Through this commercial insight driven case study, explore how Qantas Loyalty has reimagined how to invest in their data asset and connect their business to tangible financial outcomes from the application of the data. Join Rachel Yangoyan CA, Executive Manager Loyalty Services and David Rohan, General Manager Loyalty Analytics at Qantas Loyalty as they share their perspective on the dynamic of data and how to structure and position the organisation to harness value and drive effective business outcomes from data.
Session 3 – Protecting Your Growing Intangible Asset - Insurance and Data Privacy
Presenter: Fergus Brooks
With the rapid growth in structured and unstructured data as a source of business intelligence and competitive advantage, protecting your data assets is now more important than ever. And with this, complying with evolving regulatory frameworks is becoming increasingly rigorous.
Session 4 – Innovation Insights: Applying Enterprise AI at Wrigley
Presenter: Luke Rochester & Fernando Del Castillo
Like Siri for your business, applied strategically, Enterprise AI has irresistible benefits allowing you to unlock the potential in your business. Join Luke as he explores the possibilities through the lens of the innovative Enterprise AI project at Wrigley (a subsidiary of Mars Incorporated). Gain insights into how it will provide a quicker ROI than any project that has come before it. Learn how culture, strategy and access to 14,000 spreadsheets were the secrets to project success. Applied effectively, it enables you to be the CFO in your business’s pocket, a single source of truth and accessible to anyone with a web enabled device (and the right level of security clearance).
Session 5 – Achieving Ethical Outcomes in the Robotic Age
Presenter: Kate Carruthers
With access to data increasing exponentially and algorithms driving business decisions, how can organisations achieve ethical outcomes? Explore the myriad of ethical issues surrounding data and understand how policies, regulations and practices can help in promoting ethical use of data in your organisation. Join Kate Carruthers, Chief Data Officer at UNSW Sydney, as she shares with us insights on some of the key issues that define the data ethics scene including:
- What does ethical use of data actually mean?
- Implementing controls and safeguards to govern the ethical use of data across your organisation?
- Machine learning and artificial intelligence (AI) – How do you ensure your business achieves ethical outcomes?
- What are ethical practices to ensure good data management?
- How do emerging applications of IoT & AI add to the complexity of data ethics?
Session 6 – Panel - Exploring The Issues That Keep CFOs Awake at Night
Join a panel of finance leaders and subject matter experts as we explore the challenges facing CFOs. Creating value, keeping pace with technological advancement and data stewardship are but some of the concerns. Participate in a panel led discussion around the issues keeping senior leadership teams awake at night.
Session 7 – Creating Clarity from Confusion
Presenter: Scott Rigby
How do you drink rather than drown from the firehouse of data? With the rapid pace of digital change, development of artificial intelligence and the Internet of Things (IoT) positioning your organisation and employees to be agile and drive value from data is critical to any organisation’s continued success. Join Scott Rigby, Head of Digital Transformation at Adobe, as he shares key insights into leading your finance team and organisation through transformation. From assessing your organisation’s digital readiness to pinpointing opportunities, designing data-driven business models to implementing future-oriented operating and cooperation models, set your finance team and organisation up for success.
Luke Rochester & Fernando Del Castillo
Topic: Business Mindset
Sub-Topic: Information & Communication Technology
Format: Recorded Webinar
Proficiency Level: Intermediate
CPD: 6 hours