Extraction of knowledge within data rich corporations - Big Data and Business Analytics

Registration Time: 13.15
Session Time: 13.30 - 16.45 including a 15-minute coffee break 
Speaker: Mr Jason Attard
Venue: Lower Ground, Tower Training Centre, Swatar
This CPE event will explore the spectrum of business intelligence; i.e. data warehousing, big data mining and analytics; covering practical application focusing on SMEs to drive value from data.
Objectives of the session
- Define what is Business Intelligence & Analytics (BI&A) and big data
- How BI&A can add value in SMEs
- How BI&A can be leveraged while minimising infrastructure expenditure

Topics on the agenda
1. Extraction of knowledge; overview of the Business Intelligence & Analytics (BI&A) systems and process
2. Live survey; penetration of BI in local business and comparison with international studies
3. The data driven business; how organisations can leverage data to drive decision making and become a data-driven learning organisation
4. BI&A in your business; how you can start leveraging big data in your business, and overview of scaling of supporting IT infrastructure
5. Q&A

Target audience
Financial controllers, CFO, operational managers
Speaker's Profile
Jason holds a Bachelor of Arts (Honours) in Accountancy and has passed CFA level III. He has previously worked in valuation & business modelling in EY and then led numerous IT and financial crime related projects within the financial services space in the UK.

Before joining Grant Thornton as a senior executive, Jason was leading technology advisory in Campion Willcocks (a UK-based advisory firm), and as a contractor working for tier 1 banks has undertaken a number of projects:

  • Managing the development of holistic MI and capacity planning suites for at least 80 FTE in an AML/KYC unit. The project also required implementation of a tactical customer outreach approach and building required data management systems.
  • Management of day to day programme activities including senior stakeholder engagement and collaboration from key business areas, ensuring end to end delivery.
  • Building projections and cash flow models to assess capacity requirements for projects, and conduct variance analysis to ensure resource utilization is on track.

Before moving permanently to Malta, Jason has co-founded and managed a software company in the UK. He led discussions with private equity and venture capital firms and managed the development of a rules-based automated portfolio monitoring tool for financial service institutions.

While working for EY Malta Jason worked on valuation and feasibility study engagements. He was subsequently seconded to an AML project in the UK whereby the technology efficiencies he implemented helped steer the project towards meeting the deadlines imposed by the regulator
Participation Fees 
MIA Members: €35.00
Non-MIA Members: €70.00
Retired Members: €15.00
Students: €20.00

Auditors, accountants and lawyers

CPE Hours

3 hours Professional

Jason Attard

February 2019

Extraction of knowledge within data rich corporations - Big Data and Business Analytics


Organized By: The Malta Institute of Accountants
Type of Event: Seminar


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2019-02-06 13:30:00 2019-02-06 16:45:00 Europe/Malta Extraction of knowledge within data rich corporations - Big Data and Business Analytics An effective value-driven IT/data management strategy should be aimed at serving business strategy and operations to drive value, effectiveness and innovation. Business intelligence is akin to effective derivation of knowledge from a multitude of sources of information; whether from big data hosted in the cloud, SQL-based systems, Excel tracking tools, or a mix of sources. The evolution of business intelligence software has made the practical application of such tools feasible for SMEs; avoiding dependence on complicated IT systems. This setup can help businesses build an effective business strategy and subsequently monitor its progress. Lower Ground, Tower Training Centre, Swatar, The Malta Institute of Accountants
Wed, 6 February 2019
13:30 - 16:45
Lower Ground, Tower Training Centre, Swatar,
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