Bringing Data Info Focus -Rescheduled

Date: Thursday, May 21, 2020
Time: 11:00 AM ET / 10:00 AM CT / 09:00 AM MT / 08:00 AM PT [Prevailing Time]
Presenter(s): Brian Tankersly, CPA, CITP, CGMA
Objective: This session will cover fundamental concepts including extract/transform/load, big data, analytics, and the analysis of structured and unstructured data.
Field of Study: Computer Software & Applications
Program Level: Basic
CPE Credit: 2.5 Credit Hour
Delivery Method: Group Internet-based

No advanced preparation or prerequisites are required for this course.
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Course Description
"It has been said that data is the new oil, and our smartphones, computer systems, and internet of things devices add hundreds of millions of gigabytes more every day. The data can create new opportunities for your cooperative, but your team must take care to harvest and store it properly. Just as oil must be refined and separated into gasoline, diesel fuel, and lubricants, organizations must create digital processing platforms to the realize value from this new resource. This session will cover fundamental concepts including extract/transform/load, big data, analytics, and the analysis of structured and unstructured data. The materials include an extensive set of definitions, tools and resources which you can use to help you create your data, big data, and analytics strategy so you can create systems which measure what really matters in near real time.
Stop drowning in data! Attend this session to learn techniques for navigating your ship on ocean of opportunity provided by digital exhaust, and set your course for a more efficient and effective future."

Presenter and Moderator Bios
Brian F. Tankersley, CPA.CITP, CGMA
• Top rated speaker who has made presentations for 48 state CPA societies, as well
as many similar Canadian organizations.
• Accomplished author, with over 200 product reviews written and experience as
the technology editor of a major accounting industry publication.
• Over 25 years of professional experience in accounting, technology, and

Free for NSAC Members / $56.00 for Non-Members

Delivery System

  • All programs are delivered using the Zoom platform.
  • Confirmations will include log-in instructions.
  • Participants are able to participate using any device with an Internet connect (if the device does not have speakers, the participant can also dial-in) or they can participate with audio only by dialing in.
  • All registrants will receive a link to the CLN’s recording by email within 48 business hours of event’s conclusion.
  • There will be assistance available to help with technical and connectivity issues up to 10 minutes prior to the start of the presentation.


All registration is done on-line and each guest must provide their name and email address to participate. All NSAC members may register for free. Non-members may register for a nominal fee.

Refund Policy

NSAC will not issue refunds for CLNs. If a registrant is unable to participate in the CLN and provides notification to 48 hours prior to the session, a credit will be provided for a future CLN. Alert the NSAC staff member monitoring the CLN if technical difficulties are encountered and technical support will be provided to eliminate problems with future CLNs.

Additional Information

Live participation is required for CPE credit and polling questions must be answered to document your active participation. All registrants will receive an email following the session with links to the slides and/or handouts, and a link to the CLN recording (unless otherwise stated). If you are unable to participate in the live session, you can still watch the recorded session, but you will not be eligible for CPE credits. Those eligible for credits will receive their certificate by email with 7 business days.

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