Big Data: How Accounting and Finance are Changing

When:  May 20, 2019 from 5:30 PM to 8:00 PM (PT)
Associated with  Mt. Rainier (Tacoma) Chapter

Big Data: How accounting & Finance are Changing
Presented by Erick Watson, Chief Product Officer of Quantarium.

Learning Objectives

    • Determine if your business needs to hire or contract with data scientists and engineers to keep abreast
    • Find out what skills programming ability, statistical capabilities, machine-learning application savvy, data visualization & presentation experience, teamwork capability, and/or others that accounting firms and professionals need to succeed in a data-dominated, technology-driven economy
    • Discover what you need to do now to acquire the skills and knowledge needed and where to get them
  • • Explore other relevant and fascinating data science topics

When: Monday, May 20, 2019 Where: LaQuinta Inn, 1425 East 27th Street, Tacoma, WA Schedule: 5:30 Check-In, Networking 6:00 Dinner 6:45 Announcements & Introductions 7:00 Speaker (1 hour CPE)

More details and reservation information at RSVP required by Thursday, May 16th, 5 pm

Mr. Erick Watson is Vice President of Strategic Product & Market Development for Quantarium, LLC where he excels in product definition, market positioning, competitive analysis, scalability optimization, and the creation of digital solution-based platforms and programs.

Before joining Quantarium, Erick served as Chief Product Officer at Moodwire, a natural language processing start-up. Prior to Moodwire, Erick spent ten years at Microsoft, where he led successful initiatives in research & development, competitive strategy, and market development. He also has several successful stints in private equity and software start-up companies.

Erick serves on the advisory boards of several early-stage startups operating in the Greater Puget Sound area, including Socedo, a Twitter-based CRM company; TimeXtender, a Danish data warehouse automation provider; and GAEMS, a console gaming hardware manufacturer.

Erick is published author and has contributed to books and articles on technology and culture. He is a frequent speaker at conferences and summits on the topics of business culture, innovation, competition, and intellectual property in the software industry.


La Quinta Inn
1425 East 27th Street
Tacoma, WA 98421
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