Pre-Reading for Accounting IS Big Data 2016 Conference

In preparation for the conference, here are some resources for each of the sessions you will be attending…

Thursday September 15 1:00 pm 
What is happening now?

Institute of Management Accountants
“Building a Team to Capitalize on the Promise of Big Data”  IMA-Robert Half Study

Institute of Internal Auditors

“Megatrends Improving Finance Productivity”


EY analytics home page 
EYARC (EY Academic Resource Center)
Free analytics mindset curriculum and other EY thought leadership (webinars and publications) on a private website at Faculty from non-profit higher education intuitions may request an account from  Catherine Banks for access:
Curriculum includes an introduction to the analytics mindset (lecture, slides and competency framework). Additionally, three cases are currently available (Big Deals, DuPont, and TechWear) including data sets, Excel and Tableau workbooks, “how to” videos and solutions. Presentations and videos of the EYARC Colloquium event from 2015 are also available covering the analytics transformation, analytics in the corporate environment, analytics in professional services, analytics in academia, capability development and delivery methods.



  • Insights and Cases in D&A

Thursday September 15 3:30 pm
How Big Data and Analytics Providers Are Enabling Mainstream Uses?

“Thinking Big About the Industrial Internet Of Things” by Chunka Mui, Forbes 03/04/2016 

Thursday September 15 4:00 pm
What are the possibilities? (Group Cases, Exploring Big Data Transformations)

The 11 cases with links to their referenced articles will be available at and after the conference.

Thursday September 15 6:00 pm
Social Networking Reception

The History of Social Networking

Friday September 16 8:00 am
What’s on the Horizon?

Adaptive Insights
30 day free trial

See Demos

SAP’s HANA Cloud Platform
Try it for free

Download Trifacta Wrangler


Friday September 16 9:00 am
Applications for Today and Tomorrow:  Exhibitor Approaches to Big Data and Analytics

Calcbench for Academics

IBM IBM & Crisp DM (,
IBM Academic Initiative
wide variety of offerings (

  • SPSS Modeler Premium (data mining and text analytics software)
  • Videos on cloud, big data, analytics
  • Watson Analytics (automated predictive insights, dashboards, Twitter analysis)
    • PwC just partnered with IBM Watson
  • Educator guides, software tutorials
  • Big Data University ( ) :  free events & courses on a variety of topics including R, Big Data, Text Mining, Predictive Modeling, etc.

Dynamics Academic Alliance
Higher Ed resources



There are 2 SAP UA membership levels:

Associate Membership (free of charge)

As an associate member, you have access to:

  • SAP University Alliances curricula
  • Demos, Webinars, and recordings
  • Community membership
  • Events and competitions
  • Learning platforms

Full Membership
With full membership, you get all the benefits of the associate membership, as well as access to:

  • The entire SAP license portfolio – free of charge
  • Partner hosting and maintenance of SAP solutions through University Competence Centers – at not-for-profit prices
  • First- and second-level support through University Competence Centers

Preferential invitation and participation in events

Friday September 16 11:30 am
Expanding Research Opportunities?

Securities and Exchange Commission Inline XBRL Viewer
“SEC permits voluntary use of Inline XBRL” by Ken Tysiac, 6/13/2016

“The SEC’s Increasingly Sophisticated Use of XBRL-Tagged Data”

The End of Theory:  The Data Deluge Makes the Scientific Method Obsolete by Chris Anderson, Science, 6/23/08

Design Science Research
“Agility—The Key to Survival of the Fittest in the Software Market” by Julie Smith David, William E. McCarthy, and Brian S. Sommer

“The REA Accounting Model:  A Generalized Framework for Accounting Systems in a Shared Data Environment” by William E. McCarthy The Accounting Review, July 1982


Ethics and Privacy
Introduction to Privacy by Design (PbD)

Big Data:  A Report on Algorithmic Systems, Opportunities, and Civil Rights, Executive Office of the President May 2016

Friday September 16 2:30 am
Shaping the Future Together?

“A Heartwarming Story” by Stav Ziv, Newsweek, 8/26/2016

“How close are we to a 3D-printed human heart?” by Kristen V. Brown, Fusion, 2/17/2016

“Effect of telemonitoring of cardiac implantable electronic devices on healthcare utilization: a meta-analysis of randomized controlled trials in patients with heart failure”

Looking forward

Please share your resources by sending the url to Susan Crosson

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