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The Evolving Role of Artificial Intelligence and Data Analytics

June 14, 2017
8:00 AM to 10:00 AM EST

Duquesne Club
325 6th Avenue
Walnut Room
Pittsburgh, PA 15222
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Mindy Millanti
(412) 315-2281
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Please join BDO Consulting for a complimentary breakfast seminar featuring data analytics and including continuing legal education. 

This round-table discussion will cover ways that data analytics is being used in middle market organizations to gain competitive advantages and to assist in fraud prevention and detection.  We will cover multiple case studies and demonstrate how data, readily available at most organizations, can be utilized to identify issues and drive revenue. 

We will also discuss the ways in which other organizations have used data analytics to increase efficiency and business insight through predictive analytics, modeling, and artificial intelligence.

Kirstie Tiernan, CFE, OCA
BDO Consulting Director
Kirstie Tiernan is a Director in BDO Consulting Forensic Technology Services Practice with over 13 years of experience providing data analytics, technology consulting, and risk management services. A Certified Fraud Examiner and an Oracle Certified Associate, Kirstie assists clients with utilizing data across the organization from multiple sources, locations, systems, languages, and functions.

Kirstie 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.

Kirstie approaches projects with a focus on process efficiency, regularly implementing technological advancements within systems and databases in order to improve and accelerate time-consuming client processes. She also incorporates strategic data analytics initiatives to assist litigants, claimants, investigators and auditors with creating decisive and definite reports and conclusions.

Julie Herzog, CPA/ABV, CFE
BDO Consulting Litigation Senior

Julie D. Herzog is a Senior Associate in the Pittsburgh Office of BDO Consulting. Prior to joining BDO, Ms. Herzog served as an Iraqi combat veteran having served in the United States Army and Pennsylvania National Guard for eight years, including a fifteen month deployment to Iraq in 2006-2007. Ms. Herzog has managed numerous matters involving business valuation, forensic accounting, and litigation support. She is a licensed Certified Public Accountant and received the designation of Accredited In Business Valuation from the American Institute of Certified Public Accountants.  She has been awarded Certified Fraud Examiner designation from the Association of Certified Fraud Examiners.