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When Accounting meets Data : How the growth in data is changing the role of Accountants


Any business needs to find the right balance between containing costs and investing effectively for the future. Understanding the drivers of cost, risk and value in a business are where Data comes in. Management needs better information and Big Data techniques - data mining and analytics - coupled with good security around data opens up the doors for making best use of that information, providing insights needed for better decision making and performance management.

This event is designed to provide delegates with the latest knowledge about how Big Data techniques can be developed to best advantage, why Big Data is important in the modern business environment and the importance of data security. 

This event is free of charge and is hosted by Scottish Enterprise and supported by Hudson, CIMA and Shell.



Thursday 19th May 2016


5.15pm: Registration and refreshments

5.45pm: Presentations

7.00pm: Panel Discussions

7.15pm: Networking, wine and canapes


Scottish Government, Atlantic Quay, 150 Broomielaw Glasgow G2 8LU View map


Scott Henderson & Dave Oliver from RBS - When Accounting meets Data : How the growth in data is changing the role of Accountants 

Julia Felton - The big data paradox - three factors you must understand to leverage the power of big data

Bill Buchanan - Cybercrime in the Cloud

What you can gain

A better and rounded understanding of the opportunities and challenges for business that use of Big Data (data analytics) can provide. Views provided from a range of perspectives including business, academia and from funding bodies.

Please note, spaces at this event are limited so to reserve your place, please RSVP at your earliest convenience to Alistair Shaw at

Food and drink will be catered for. Event is free.

We look forward to seeing you there.


Alistair Shaw
Hudson Accounting & Finance
T: +44 141 227 9109

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