Wednesday, June 26 | 8:30–9:45 AM
CPE Credit: 1.5
Recommended Prerequisite: Knowledge of data analytics tools and techniques for structured and unstructured databases
Field of Study: Specialized Knowledge
Design thinking is a methodology for tackling complex problems that have large degrees of uncertainty. The process involves reframing problems in human-centric ways and adopting a hands-on approach to prototyping and testing solutions. The design-thinking
approach is well-suited to designing anti-fraud programs and solutions, and allows teams to quickly understand threats and develop solutions. In this session, you'll learn what design thinking is, how it applies to fraud prevention and detection
analytics, and see real-world examples of how it is being employed by organizations to develop impactful analytics.
You Will Learn How To:
Managing Director, Technology & Business Transformation, Analytics and Automation, BDO
Kirstie Tiernan is a managing director in the technology and business transformation services department in BDO’s Chicago office with more than 15 years of experience providing data analytics, technology consulting and risk management services. A Certified Fraud Examiner and an Oracle Certified Associate, Tiernan assists clients with using data across the organization from multiple sources, locations, systems, languages and functions.
Tiernan is experienced in managing big data analytics projects requiring the collection of entire ERP systems with experience in many accounting systems, including PeopleSoft, SAP and Oracle. Managing a team of database and data analytics experts, she provides clients with the necessary dashboards, statistical models and predictive analytics to turn data into information upon which key business decisions are made. Applying her expertise in artificial intelligence and machine learning, Tiernan regularly works with clients to prevent and detect organizational fraud.
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