ACCA UK's Internal Audit Network is running a series of five webinars on Big Data and How to Use It in 2018.
The series will run from March to May and will feature different speakers for each webinar.
The first webinar will take place on 27 March from 12.30-13.30 and will feature Richard Kusnierz MIPI. You can register for this webinar here.
This introductory webinar will consider What is Big Data? It means different things in different organisations and while it is a problem area, it is not as big a problem area as many people think. There is a lot of data that can be collected and analysed but much of it is irrelevant.
The most important decision is what data requires analysis – what is business critical? This webinar will help to dispel the ‘myths and misconceptions’ about big data and consider practical applications.
Richard has over 24 years’ experience of using data analytics to prevent, detect and investigate corporate fraud. He successfully formed two boutique companies which provided investigative consultancy and bespoke data analytics. His areas of expertise include fraud investigations, risk assessment, data analytics, system development and evidence handling. He has spoken at numerous conferences and delivered counter fraud and risk management training courses for a number of professional bodies and training institutions. He has also contributed to several technical books on data analytics techniques for fraud detection, published specialist articles in trade publications, and appeared on the BBC as a fraud expert for a factual programme on Benford’s Law and fraud profiling.
He has worked with private and public sector clients to investigate frauds and prepare evidence used in successful criminal prosecutions resulting in custodial sentences and asset recovery orders. His evidence in three separate criminal trials at Southwark Crown Court has been accepted without cross-examination, attesting to the accuracy and robustness of the evidence handling procedures.