After talking to over 300 Finance professionals over the past couple of years either face to face or online, there still appears to be a lot of uncertainty and confusion out there relating to analytics and modelling.
As I arrived at Holborn Bars to see the building covered in scaffolding and delivery lorries, my mood quickly shifted from excitement to the horror of finding an alternative venue at the last minute.
Our education is critical, not only in terms of CPD, but in terms of educating our teams in the new opportunities for greater productivity, great decision support, great value add… but current education seems to be focused on tools and tech alone.
Maybe this is a symptom of the large marketing budgets at big vendors pushing their latest product. Maybe it is our own “follow the easiest path” approach to learning… “I can just download this free app, search YouTube for some training, and off I go”… but whatever the reason, there is a gap.