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Data Analytics:
Techniques & Visualizations

December 9, 2021

Earn Up to 2 CPES

Trent Russell is back! The OGVR is excited to have Trent present the second part of his data analytics course.  This two-hour program is designed to pick up where we left off. In the second hour, Trent will show you some ways to "visualize"  your data. 


So, are you ready to make your data come alive? Trent will offer some methods to translate your data points into visual context. 


This two hour program is designed to show you simple and practical data analytical techniques that you will be able to use right away. Attendance in Trent’s previous OGVR Data Analytics class is not required for attendance in this class, as this course provides techniques and visualizations that may be understood and put into practice without prior data analytical expertise.

After this session, participants will be able to:

- Perform text analysis that can be done in Excel

- Explain Natural Language Processing and where it could be used

- Select the best visualization to tell the best story

- Know which visualizations not to use

Instructor: Trent Russell of Greenskies Analytics

Prerequisites: None

Field of Study: IT Audit

Level: Basic to Intermediate

CPEs: 2

Time: 11:00AM-1:00PM CST

  -  Trent will stay online for 30 minutes after class to answer your questions.

Location: Virtual

This course is approximately 2 hours with a 15-minute break. 

Data Analytics has been around longer than most of us have been alive, yet it’s still not widely used among auditors and accountants.  So, let's break down any barriers preventing you from using data analytics in your job. There's no need to wade through the plethora of data analytic applications on the market; we will start with the tools you already have installed on your laptop. We’ll shorten the learning curve in this session by doing real analytics where each attendee will walk away with multiple analytics procedures completed.


Cost: $30 per person. 


Trent Russell is the Founder of Greenskies Analytics and host of The Audit Podcast. He graduated from the University of Alabama with an MIS degree before joining Ernst & Youngs’ IT Risk Assurance practice where he served multiple industries. He later joined the Financial Service Office at EY and facilitated the development of data analytics procedures. At Greenskies he works to change the perception of internal audit as a cost center by way of analytics and tech.

Attendees of the Data Analytics class can win a free Amazon tablet from myCM. Register here.