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Driving Finance Data as an Asset & How Businesses are Building a Data Capability


ACCA Ireland and DAMA Ireland are inviting you to our online CPD event Driving Finance Data as an Asset & How Businesses are Building a Data Capability.


DAMA Ireland has worked in partnership with ACCA Ireland's Business Leaders Forum and Leinster Panel to bring you this exclusive and unique event.


This online seminar will take place on Thursday, 27th October 2022, from 12:30pm to 2:00pm.


In the modern financial environment, the capacity to drive value from data has increased along with the importance of data management skills and technical capabilities i.e. AI, machine learning et al!


During this webinar you will have an opportunity to listen to and interact with a world class panel as they discuss;

The increasing importance of data skills in the modern financial environment

How accountants/ finance SMEs are shifting to a data led culture

How accountants/ finance SMEs are utilising data management and development skills to drive data as an asset



Key topics will include:

Data Management and Data Governance

Data Strategy and Advanced Analytics

AI, Machine Learning and advanced data capabilities

Developing Data Talent and Data Talent Pipelines




About the speakers:


Gerry Fahy, PAT (Moderator)

Gerry is the founder and Managing Director of Professional Accountancy Training – PAT. From a financial services background, he has over 100 global prize-winners including first in the world in professional exams. With more than 300 colleges and universities teaching ACCA in over 170 countries, PAT is one of the first triple platinum approved partners within the ACCA ecosystem.


Conor Sayles, Bank of Ireland

Conor is the Head of Group Data Management at Bank of Ireland, he's an agile leader with broad experience of reporting, analytics and data management, and an excellent track record of delivery. He is a strategic, critical thinker with a passion for quantitative talent development.


Dr. John O Shea, Dell

John is the Chief Digital Transformation Officer (CDxO) at Dell Technologies. He has over 24 years of experience working within Management within different senior level positions at global fortune 500 companies. Excellent Global multi-industry experience including Business Development, Executive Management Artificial Intelligence & Development Projects, Sales and Marketing, Customer service and product development and support. John is also a renowned Key Note Speaker on topics such as Artificial Intelligence (AI), Blockchain, IoT Edge, Big Data Enthusiast Researcher within Digital Twins, Quantum Computing, Cybersecurity and Artificial Intelligence.


Jonathan Hayes, PWC

Jonathan is a Director in PwC's Data and Analytics team, he has deep experience in Business Intelligence and Analytics, Data Management and Security strategies and solutions. He has lead the delivery of Data and Analytical programmes across multiple industries including General Insurance, Health Insurance, Telecommunications, Banking, Software, Utilities, Airline and Airport.


Adam Leahy, Microsoft

Adam is a Global Accounting Process Excellence Lead. Developing solutions that support Finance Operations’ strategy of reducing cost to serve, whilst growing FTE capacity and overall supporting process tower growth. Supporting process unification across multiple insourced and outsourced relationships across Finance Operations to ensure process standardization and minimize control risk. Partnering with our Centre of Innovation and solution providers to build “what’s next” in R2R accounting services. Establishing a Governance structure and enhancing our corporate presence as well as socializing our capabilities to our wider group partners as part of our grow program. Business partnering in our commercial engagements supporting contract compliance and our cost structure.

Event details
Sector: Leinster Members' Network
Date: 27 October 2022
End Date: 27 October 2022
Duration: 1.5 hours
Venue: Online
Capacity: 1000
CPD Units*: 1.5
*CPD Units are only verifiable if the event attended provides skills and/or knowledge relevant to your job or career aspirations.
Cost details
Members €00.00
Guest price €00.00
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