Automated Data Analysis and Predictive Analytics: How to get started?

When:  Mar 20, 2019 from 12:00 PM to 1:30 PM (PT)
Presentation Overview

Companies often make significant investments in data analytics technology and tools to more effectively execute of their audit testing, but are they realizing the full potential of these tools?

With a combined 40 years of Data Analytics experience between them, Mike and Thomas bring a wealth of experience to this session. The session will be a mix of audit data analytics theory, examples of successful analytics performed, including examples of security auditing using data analytics tools.

Specific topics include:

Introduction to Data Analytics:

Benefits and advantages
Data Analytics Process
Analytics maturity model

Discussion and description of Predictive analytics:
Predictive Analytics Defined
Simple Examples of Predictive Logic
Predictive Analytic Tools
Real World Uses of Predictive Analytics
Predictive Analytics Models
Analysis Techniques


Mike Pretorius CIA, CISA
Mike is a Certified Information Systems Auditor with over 18 years’ experience as a Data Analyst and Information Systems Auditor.
Mike has obtained his ACL Certified Data Analyst (ACDA), Certified Information Systems Auditor (CISA) and the Certified Internal Auditor (CIA) designations.

Thomas Steeves ACDA, ACCIS
Thomas has 25 years of applied experience in data analysis, database management and technical programming and has been using ACL products going back 19 years.
Thomas is an ACL Certified Data Analyst (ACDA) and an ACL Certified CCM Implementation Specialist (ACCIS).

This seminar is eligible for 1.5 CPE credits for ISACA and may be eligible for CPE credits with other professional organizations.

Cancellation Policy
You must cancel by Friday prior to the event to avoid cancellation fees. ISACA Victoria Chapter must pay the Union Club the full cost for all registrations, regardless of whether there is a late cancellation or ‘no show’. If you cannot cancel your registration prior to the Friday before the event or are unable to arrange for a substitute, you will be required to reimburse the Chapter and will be invoiced accordingly.


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