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Topics and Trends in Forensic Data Analytics: The Big Deal About Big Data


Cost Free
CPE Credits 1.0 hour
CE Credits 0.0 hours
Subject Area Specialized Knowledge
Course Level Basic
Instructional Method Group Internet Based
Prerequisites None
Advanced Preparation None
Course Description

A discussion about the current topics and trends in the world of forensic data analytics, including data mining, concept analysis, Big Data, risk ranking and data visualizations.

At the end of this session, participants will be able to understand some of the tools and technologies involved in data analytics, look for opportunities to leverage analytics within their organizations and accounting systems, and confidently discuss current industry trends.


Douglas Manhart

Director, Forensics & Valuation Services
(469) 341-0783


Doug is a member of BKD’s Forensics & Valuation Services division and leads its Dallas practice.  He provides forensic accounting, investigation and litigation support services as well as forensic data analytics.
He joined BKD with more than eleven years of experience working for international accounting and advisory firms in their fraud investigation, dispute services and litigation consulting practices.  His breadth of experience includes performing investigations and forensic analysis for clients across varying industries and around the world.  The majority of these investigations focused on anti-bribery and corruption, internal audit, compliance fraud, risk assessments and payables analytics.  Doug also helped develop tools for investigative use within several Fortune 500 companies.
Doug has performed consulting and advisory engagements for several large companies to improve efficiencies and processes for fraud detection, help them proactively reduce risk by monitoring financial activity, reactively trace and reclaim funds involved in major Ponzi schemes and compute economic damages.
He is a 2007 graduate of Cornell University, Ithaca, New York, with a B.S. degree in applied economics and management and is a Certified Fraud Examiner (CFE).

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About Our Presenter

Our firm was founded in 1923, when three CPAs started Baird, Kurtz & Dobson with $1,700 in the bank. Today, we’re one of the largest CPA firms in the country. BKD now has more than 2,650 CPAs, advisors and dedicated staff members working together to serve you. Our expertise goes well beyond the standard accounting services to include risk management, technology, wealth management and forensic and valuation services. Our clients represent a wide range of industries, and we’re even part of an alliance of firms that gives us a global reach.