About

Everybody is talking about 'big data' but what does it actually mean? If harnessed correctly, 'big data' represents an opportunity to grow or improve business operations. As a finance professional, you need to understand the basics of the term both from a technical and business perspective, and understand the opportunities it presents for your organisation.

This course will introduce you to the main concepts behind the phrase 'big data', so you can understand how to use data more effectively across your business. It will also demystify some of the terms that are used, helping you cut through the hype and understand how it can deliver value for your organisation.

CPD: 4 hours

Full Programme

Big data fundamentals

  • What does the term 'big data' mean?
  • How are companies using big data?
  • How has big data evolved?
  • What are the key characteristics of big data?
  • How do you get started with big data?
  • What are the advantages of using big data?

Types of big data

  • What is structured data?
  • What is unstructured data?
  • What is semi-structured data?

Technology components

  • What are the technology components?
  • What infrastructure do you need?
  • What should you think about with databases?How do you approach analytics and reporting?
  • Should you consider using applications?

Where does the value come from?

  • What are the common difficulties with big data?
  • What has actually changed?
  • How do you get value from big data analysis?
  • How do you implement big data from scratch?

Course Leader

David is the Founder and Managing Director of Station10, the leading insight consultancy and big data specialists. He has 20 years' experience in analysing and delivering customer insight for organisations and helping them make more of their data.

Booking Information

Course price

£75 + VAT (Non-members)

ICSA Members and Students get a discount of 10% with the code ICSA101 

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