How to exploit Big Data
This podcast brings together thought leaders to discuss how accountants and finance professionals can make the most out of Big Data.
The Big Data capabilities of senior finance professionals and senior accountants are fundamental to the future growth and development of the accounting and finance profession. However, to make the most of Big Data, there are some challenges that the profession must overcome.
According to Herman Heyns, a qualified accountant and the CEO of Anmut, Big Data is the most valuable asset an organisation has; yet, finance professionals and accountants are not always maximising the value and the benefits of Big Data for their organisations.
For example: should CFOs and senior accounting professionals delegate Big Data decisions to specialists, or should they be able to decide if a Big Data investment is the correct one for their organisation? In this podcast, Herman offers critical and inspirational thoughts on the extent to which CFOs and senior accountants should invest in Big Data, and how to do so successfully.
This episode is part of the project “Big Data, Big Capabilities: Developing the Senior Finance Professionals of the Future to Exploit the Benefits of Big Data”. The researchers are Professor Maureen Meadows and Dr Alessandro Merendino from the Centre for Business in Society, Coventry University (UK).