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Community webinars

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Python vs R which one is for me
We cover two of the most popular programming languages used in Data Science Python and R including both languages applications to data driven problems. As well as covering the pros and cons we look at similarities and differences between R and Python with the outcome being that the attendee will have the information to make an informed decision on what language is best suited to their needs.
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What can I automate with Power Automate?
There is a lot of discussion of process automation in the profession today. You might be wondering how you could do this yourself? Rachel Kirkham demonstrates the range of different functions that can be used in Power Automate to automate different aspects of Finance.
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How the FC can be a future data leader
The experience of FCs in leading and engaging in digital transformation in their organisations. This session from Franki Hackett (Head of Audit and Ethics at Engine B) and Harry Pampiglione (Portfolio Analytics and Data Science Manager at Lloyds Development Capital), offers key insights into becoming a future data leader.
18 May 2021
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Behind The Scenes: The Making of a Data Visualisation Project
Over the past 4 years Andy Kirk has been working on his biggest ever data adventure to visualise every episode of the hit 90s TV show, Seinfeld, applying a sports-analytics style approach to translate and dissect this qualitative topic. In September 2020, he finally finished this project which, unexpectedly, turned out to be a 240-page book. In this webinar Andy goes through his design process to share the detailed story behind this work: from the contextual circumstances, through the analytical stages of collecting and handling data, on to the myriad design choices around chart selections, colour usage and annotation. 
15 April 2021
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Data prep - where next?
Dr Robert Mastrodomenico uses this session to demonstrate where you go with your data once you have been through the preparation stage.
24 March 2021
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Introduction to R
Please watch the short recording which will form the basis of the webinar: Python vs R: which one is for me.
11 March 2021
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Introduction to Python
Please watch the short recording which will form the basis of the webinar: Python vs R: which one is for me.
9 March 2021
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Introduction to PowerBi
This webinar looks at what Power Bi can do and demonstrate the basics of loading data, building visualisations and designing a dashboard.
24 February 2021
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Visualising data: The London tube map
Discover the full potential of data visualisation by exploring what makes the tube map one of the most effective, and iconic, data visualisation designs of all time.
30 November 2020
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How to have a statistical mindset to detect unusual data points and patterns
How do you spot unusual data points and patterns? Watch our webinar to adopt statistical thinking, a mindset underpinned by six statistical concepts designed to improve your current data analysis methods.
26 October 2020
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Introducing SQL to your business processes
Take a deep-dive into how to use SQL, when to use it and how it can benefit your reporting through this webinar with expert, Kevin Urquhart.
28 September 2020
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Finance Reimagined: How Carnival transformed their finance analytics with Tableau
Hear how Carnival UK began their virtual analytics journey, how to scale analytics across the organisation, and how to mature the model resulting in saving time and delivering insights that influence business decisions across the globe.
16 September 2020
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Data Visualisation in a COVID-19 environment
Lessons from data-driven communication in a Covid-19 environment.
27 July 2020
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Using machine learning to identify potential fraud
This session will provide an overview of using machine learning to identify fraud. Improve your work production flow by implementing this new and effective tool, specifically designed to counteract fraud and stop it in its tracks.
16 Jul 2020
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Analysing and extrapolating Covid-19 trends - When could the next lockdown take place?
Trend analysis is used to predict the likelihood of a variety of events, and it can be used now. Business can look to answer the question of a second lockdown by analysing and extrapolating Covid-19 data trends.
29 June 2020
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Using machine learning to understand your customers
This webinar covers a range of examples using machine learning and analytics to understand customer data.
9 June 2020
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Making the most of Microsoft Office 365
During these uncertain times, Microsoft 365 has proven itself to be an effective tool which facilitates collaborative remote working. From Power Automate to Planner and PowerBI there are numerous applications at your fingertips to help make day-to-day processes more efficient. This webinar takes you through a whistle-stop tour of Microsoft 365.
4 June 2020
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Live Q&A: Data prep 101
Dr Rob Mastrodomenico takes questions on data preparation tips and techniques.
26 May 2020
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Data prep 101
A Data Analytics Community webinar on data preparation presented by Dr Rob Mastrodomenico.
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Live Q&A: Introduction to data driven decision-making
Matthew Robinson takes questions on data driven decision-making.
27 April 2020 Listen again
Introduction to data driven decision-making
A Data Analytics Community webinar on data driven decision-making presented by Matthew Robinson.
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Live Q&A: Data strategies and case applications in business
Have you ever wanted to pick the brains of an expert who is respected the world over? Now is your chance. Join bestselling author, keynote speaker and strategic advisor Bernard Marr as he takes your questions on strategy, business performance and the intelligent use of data in business.
30 March 2020
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Successful data strategies and case applications in business
A Data Analytics Community webinar on successful data strategies presented by Bernard Marr.
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Live Q&A: Getting over the Excel hump
Dr Rob Mastrodomenico answers questions on programming languages for data modelling.
24 February 2020
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Getting over the Excel hump
A Data Analytics Community webinar on using programming languages for data modelling presented by Dr Rob Mastrodomenico.
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Live Q&A: The 7 hats of data visualisation
Andy Kirk answers questions on data visualisation.
30 January 2020
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The seven hats of data visualisation
A Data Analytics Community webinar on data visualisation presented by Andy Kirk.
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Data governance and ethics
A Data Analytics Community webinar on data governance and ethics presented by Dr Alessandro Merendino and Professor Maureen Meadows.
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Introduction to data analytics: the normal distribution, sampling and regression
A Data Analytics Community webinar presented by Professor Maureen Meadows and Dr Alessandro Merendino.
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Introduction to statistical data analysis
A Data Analytics Community webinar introducing statistical data analysis presented by Nigel Marriott
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SQL fundamentals
A Data Analytics Community webinar on data modelling using SQL presented by Kevin Urquhart.
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Trend analysis and forecasting
A Data Analytics Community webinar on trend analysis and forecasting presented by Nigel Marriott.
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Introduction to the Data Analytics Community
Watch this introduction explaining why we’ve created the Data Analytics Community, and how to get the most out of the resources available on the community webpages.
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Further webinars from the ICAEW

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Truth, Lies and Numbers
In the second episode of the More Than number podcast series, Louise Cooper and guests discussed whether numbers would always be subverted and who can we depend on to stop it.
20 November 2020
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How technology is transforming audit
Whether it be the growth of data analytics in audit testing, or the looming potential of machine learning and AI, blockchain, and more to change how financial statements are reviewed and reported on in the future. Based on our thought leadership report and our response to the FRC’s consultation on tech in audit, join the Tech Faculty for a discussion of the major trends and how they might affect the future of accountancy.
15 September 2020
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Why the Power BI presentation features mean PowerPoint is now PowerPointless
Power BI Desktop is a free application that can turn financial data into animated and interactive visualisations.
14 May 2020
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Ethical use of big data in Financial Services
Gain an insight into this emerging risk and opportunity for financial services firms and understand practical principles for exploring the possibilities in an ethical way.
27 January 2020
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An introduction to data science
Businesses are increasingly using data to identify patterns, make predictions and automate decision making. In order to achieve these outcomes they turn to data science. But what exactly is data science and why should accountants care about it? In this wide ranging webinar interview, Foster Provost, an expert in the field, gives us the answers. We discuss definitions, how to get started, the pitfalls to avoid and much more.
8 July 2019
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Data: a world of opportunities
Join Mark Taylor and Kirstin Gillon of ICAEW, and Anthony Sayce FCA of EY, for the fourth in our series of Tech Faculty ‘Tech Talks’, this time on the subject of data and the opportunities it presents for practice and business.
14 June 2019
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The ABCDs of accountancy and technology
Join ICAEW’s Kirstin Gillon and David Lyford-Smith as they walk you through the essentials of the four major technology trends affecting accountants today: AI, Blockchain, Cybersecurity, and Data.
6 June 2019
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Data analytics one year on
This webinar focuses on the progress made by two medium sized audit practices one year on from the last webinar presented by Alex Peal and Lisa Leighton.
15 October 2018
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Digital transformation: mega trends in the accountancy profession
In this webinar, Bernard Marr provides an overview to open your eyes to the scale of the change that big data, artificial intelligence and the Internet of Things will bring as well as the opportunities and challenges that come with it.
May 2018
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Visualising finance transformation in a digital world
In this webinar, Deloitte's Tim Leung uses case studies to provide an overview of how big data analytics will help finance move up the value chain to drive business decisions; and how robotics and AI will drive efficiency through end to end automation of processes.
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Analytics and adding value to your client
Mark Edmondson, CEO at Inflo software, discusses how data analytics adds value to compliance services, such as audit, and can be used to provide advisory services. The webinar also explores challenges and tips for a firm to consider when looking to implement analytics into their client service.
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Analytics: moving up the value chain
Carys Davies, Data Analytics & Assurance at PwC, explores in this webinar how finance professionals can use data analytics to discover opportunities, manage risk, reduce fraud and give customers what they want.
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Data Analytics in Small & Medium Sized Practices
This recording will provide an insight into the experiences of two medium sized audit practices when starting to use data analytics products as part of the audit processes.
4 October 2017
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Stats for business - should you be drunk when analysing trends?
Nigel Marriott discusses the importance of statistics and explains how this can assist us in financial decision making.
28 June 2017
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Use of IT in Audit
This webinar explores how the advance of data analytics are improving external audits and changing the profile of auditors and IT auditors. You will also learn how DA tools are becoming more powerful, and how simple tools can bring quick wins over small and mid-size data sets.
6 October 2015
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