The Growing Importance of Modern Analytics & AI in Financial Services

DATE AIRED:6/24/2020


Duration:60 minutes

Join BDO Canada for an in-depth look at how leading banks, insurers and other financial services organizations are accelerating the transformation and modernization of data & analytics capabilities. Leveraging AI-based strategies can help manage business risk and opportunities in these times of economic uncertainty.

Our industry experts will share valuable insights and key considerations in successfully deploying secure, modern cloud-based solutions on the Microsoft Azure Analytics & AI platform. This webinar will cover: 

  • Overview of Microsoft Azure Analytics & AI in the Financial Services industry
  • Enabling Self-service analytics to support timely, informed business decision making
  • AI-based strategies designed to proactively manage business risk and identify emerging opportunities
  • Data security, privacy & sanitization in the cloud to keep data accessible to users and safe from threat
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Daryl Senick

Partner, IT Solutions

BDO Canada LLP

Daryl is a partner in BDO’s Mississauga IT Solutions office, with over 20 years of professional experience providing technology services to financial services & insurance clients. Daryl is a results-driven IT executive focused on strategic planning, execution excellence, and delivering value to clients through the BDO Technology Solutions Practice. He is responsible for managing and growing BDO Technology’s practices of Data Analytics, Application Modernization, Digital & Collaboration, and CRM.

Ziad Akkaoui

Partner, National Lead Risk Advisory

BDO Canada LLP

Ziad is the National Lead of BDO’s Risk Advisory services practice in BDO’s Toronto office, with over 14 years of experience providing advisory services coast-to-coast. He has successfully assisted a number of clients with corporate governance, risk management, and compliance monitoring. He participated in several consulting mandates working with publicly listed companies, as well as large private companies and the public sector, including in financial services.

Denis Repin

Director, Consulting, Technology Services

BDO Canada LLP

Denis is an experienced senior technology professional with over 20 years extensive experience in Analytics, Big Data, AI and Cloud Enablement transformational projects. He facilitated IT strategy and operational delivery at several large organizations in the finance sector by promoting the practical use of current and new technology. Denis has strong accounting and financial background from his undergraduate degree and also holds MBA degree in Information Systems and Banking.

Alexander Ng

Senior Manager, Data Analytics

BDO Canada LLP

Alex is the practice-lead for Data & Analytics at BDO Canada LLP IT Solutions practice. Having worked across many industries including Insurance, Mining, and Retail, Alex has deep industry and technical knowledge providing Analytics solutions to meet the needs of the Digital Organization. Alex is a technically proficient, customer-dedicated delivery manager with 20+ years of experience and cross-functional ability in the design and architecture, programming and testing of large-scale, highly complex solutions, with emphasis on Data, Cloud, and Web technologies.  Alex is skilled in redesigning processes to strengthen development cycle while introducing strategies that generate product/process improvements.

Mike Gelesz

National Industry Manager, Insurance & Financial Services

BDO Canada LLP

Mike Gelesz is a strategically focused market and industry development executive with more than 22 years of experience in the financial services sector. As a key member of BDO’s financial services industry practice, Mike works closely and collaboratively with clients across the Canadian banking, insurance, and investment management segments to help align innovative and creative solutions that drive efficiently, strategic flexibility and enable business growth.
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