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Webinar: How data skills are powering the future of finance

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Data analysis is a skill that has become very sought after, and is one of the fastest growing job areas in the UK. Join our webinar on 12th May to learn more about upskilling in this field.

Qualified accountants and finance professionals are finding an increasing need to embrace data analytics in order to future proof their careers. And as they are already handling data every day, having a greater understanding of it is the next natural step.

Big data is currently revolutionising the Finance industry, transforming the way larger organisations work. So this area of expertise not only keeps professionals’ skills relevant, but adds greater value to their organisations.

To help introduce professionals to this area, we’re hosting a webinar with the ICAEW and DataCamp in mid-May. Both are very respected within the data analytics field, and are leading what we expect to be a well-attended webinar.

90% of financial institutions also believe that successful Big Data initiatives will determine the winners of the future.

- Cap Gemini

The webinar will cover:

  • How has data changed the role of Finance professionals, and why do we need to embrace data analytics now?

  • What are the challenges faced by those tasked with using their organisation’s data more effectively?

  • What data skills are expected of the modern finance professional? And what is the risk of simply doing nothing?


Richie Cotton, Data Evangelist at DataCamp
Richie is DataCamp's data evangelist. He has been using R since 2004, in the fields of proteomics, debt collection, and chemical health and safety. He is the author of two books on R programming, Learning R and Testing R Code.

Jim Hinchliffe, Commercial Manager at Kaplan
Jim has held various senior positions at Kaplan over 20 years. Since 2017, Jim has been part of the commercial management team, a strategic account director, and is a member of the Kaplan Professional Senior Leadership Team.

Ian Pay, Head of Data Analytics and Tech at ICAEW
Ian is the ICAEW's Head of Data Analytics and Tech, looking at the role that analytics and technology solutions play in the profession. Prior to this, Ian worked for over 10 years at PwC in Data Analytics, specialising in External Audit and Data Acquisition.

Sign up to attend the webinar

Those who attend the webinar will receive an exclusive 20% discount for the Kaplan and ICAEW Data Analytics Certificate.