Accounting IS Big Data:
A How-To Workshop
Thursday afternoon
Cost: $100
4.5 hours CPE Specialized Knowledge and Application


Bring your laptop and go home with ready to use skills and materials.

Get Hands on Experience with Tableau - Learn and Do
Have you wanted to learn more about Tableau but haven’t had the time?  Here is your opportunity.  Professionals from Tableau will provide a hands-on overview of the product and dashboards, information on how to use Tableau with Excel, highlight the key differences between the two products, give an orientation to free resources available to faculty and students, and share how data visualization can be used for teaching and research.   Participants need to bring their own computer and personal hotspot and pre-load Tableau on their machines.  Wi-fi will be available for purchase by participants that do not have a personal hotspot.
Presenter: Brian Russell, Tableau

Teaching Accounting Students Big Data Skills
Have you wondered how to teach the big data skill sets in a course or throughout the accounting curriculum?   Given the different needs of faculty and the courses they teach, a number of approaches will be discussed:  making students aware of the potential of Big Data (1 or 2 lectures/activities); introduction to Big Data tools and their application to accounting (hands-on learning); integration of Big Data exercises into a variety of accounting classes; or a stand-alone “Big Data” course.  This workshop is for all accounting educators interested in integrating the skill sets for discovery, extraction, organization, enrichment and analysis of Big Data. 
Presenter: Guido L. Geerts, University of Delaware