‘The world’s most valuable resource is no longer oil, but data.’
Professional accountancy institutes are imploring their members to increase their digital literacy in response to dramatic advances in the use of technology in business and finance. This highly interactive, one-day course is ideal for accountants who want to explore this crucial issue in an engaging, practical manner.
The course demystifies digital technology terminology, including Artificial Intelligence, Machine Learning and Big Data. Having explained how these technologies link together, the course demonstrates how they are shaping the modern business environment in general and the accountancy profession in particular.
Scientists working in this field warn that AI is ‘the most important question of our time.' Therefore, the course concludes by engaging with the challenging ethical questions that AI raises.
Who is this course for?
The course requires no prior knowledge and is ideal for accountants seeking to increase their digital literacy. It is also suitable for business leaders and professionals who are seeking to develop a data strategy or use digital technology to add value to their organisation.
Learning outcomes of this course
Recorded on 6 December 2021.
I have a passion for professional education and development! For 15 years I’ve enjoyed supporting people with their continuing professional development by designing teaching programmes, authoring content and providing training face-to-face and online.
My technical expertise in business strategy and management, financial management and business technology is founded on my fellowships of the Association of Chartered Certified Accountants and the Institute of Leadership & Management. This expertise is enhanced by my career as a business leader and continues to be nourished by research into how these fields are evolving in the modern business environment.
Current research areas include big data, Artificial Intelligence and the future of the accountancy profession. In 2020, I published a report into the impact of digital technology on accountants and finance professionals: People Will Be the Next Big Thing. I enjoy two aspects of my work in particular: Unpacking complicated concepts to make them more accessible to learners. Providing a real-life, practical context so that learners can apply concepts to their everyday lives.
3 CPD units
1 hour of learning = 1 unit of CPD.
ACCA members can use this learning to meet their CPD requirements provided it is relevant to their career. If the event contributes to general knowledge and skills, it should be recorded as non-verifiable CPD. If the learning can be applied in the workplace, it will contribute to verifiable CPD.
Fee: 250 GBP + VAT (300 GBP) per delegate
Please note: Once you have purchased this webinar, it will be available for you to view for 12 months.
This event is organised by ACCA UK Continuous Learning Team.
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