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Webinar Summary

Human beings often observe trends they want or expect to see. With the help of machine learning, people can become aware of trends they cannot see or would not be able to predict on their own.

As companies begin implementing their plans for 2020, machine learning can serve as a valuable tool for accelerating the speed with which finance leaders are able to recognize opportunities to improve their companies' performance. But, like all technological advances, machine learning is most effective when it complements rather than replaces human understanding. 

By attending this webinar, you will learn:

  • What machine learning is,
  • How finance leaders can use machine learning to recognize trends within their companies, within their industries, and throughout the economy more quickly than they typically can by themselves,
  • Why machine learning works best as a tool that augments finance leaders' expertise, and
  • What finance leaders can do to translate their understanding of the trends that machine learning reveals into actionable opportunities to improve their companies' performance.

About the Panelists

Justin Gillespie, Principal, The Hackett Group
Justin Gillespie is a principal and practice leader with The Hackett Group's Digital Enablement Services practice. He has more than 20 years of experience in all aspects of analytics and data management. He has spoken on a wide range of analytics and data management topics, including the emergence of Big Data and predictive analytics.
Kris Murphy, Principal, The Hackett Group
Kris Murphy is a Principal with The Hackett Group's Business Intelligence and Advanced Analytics Practice with more than 20 years of experience. He works with global organizations to improve their analytics, business intelligence, record-to-report, purchase-to-pay, and order-to-cash processes. Kris has expertise with the design of effective, efficient, and agile implementations of advanced analytics, business intelligence, enterprise resource planning, enterprise performance management, and artificial intelligence.

About the Moderator

Joe Fleischer, Editorial Director, Finance Channel, Argyle Group
In his role as finance channel editorial director with Argyle Group, Joe Fleischer focuses on developing webinars about topics that reflect the primary concerns and priorities of senior finance executives. He is based in New York.
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Field of Study: Finance
Level: Intermediate
Prerequisite: None
Advance Preparation: None required
Delivery Method: Group Internet-based
Recommended CPE Credit(s): 1 

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