Unlocking the Potential of Data: How Data is Changing Finance

What can help you unlock the potential of finance with data? 
Unlock the transformative power of data with David, a seasoned executive with 22 years of experience in Data & AI who established groundbreaking principles like Fairness, Ethics, Accountability, and Transparency (FEAT), providing essential guidelines for AI adoption in finance.
On average, large financial institutions spend $270 million on digital and big data technology annually with 95% of financial institutions reporting benefits from using Big Data ranging from revenue growth to enhanced efficiencies.
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30 mins

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With this online course, you will:
  • Learn about the future of data
  • Discover how is data pivotal for AI applications
  • Identify the major challenges and opportunities
  • Understand the most important skills in this data-driven world
  • Investigate how data serves as a pivotal factor in shaping decision-making processes and fostering innovation in various domains


AI application 



Big Data

Course Lessons

Unlocking the Potential of Data

The chapter delves into the pervasive nature of data, illustrating its evolution from a mere record-keeping tool to a pivotal element in decision-making and innovation. It emphasises the role of data in modern life, highlighting opportunities and challenges in its usage, and stresses the importance of ethical management and privacy considerations in the era of big data.

Rapid Fire

In this chapter, David Hardoon discusses the multifaceted nature of data, highlighting its application across various sectors and the importance of a broad learning approach. He notes Tesla's unique use of data and sees major opportunities for data in promoting global inclusion and ESG initiatives.

Meet your instructor - Dr. David R. Hardoon

Chief data and AI Officer, Union Bank of the Philippines

Executive with 22 years of Data & AI experience in roles in senior management, start-up, advisory, research, academia, investment and board, David led the development of the AI strategy for the Monetary Authority of Singapore's financial sector as well as driving efforts in promoting open cross-border data flows. He has pioneered the regulator and central bank adoption of data science as well as the establishment of the Fairness, Ethics, Accountability and Transparency (FEAT) principles, first-of-a-kind guidelines for adopting Artificial Intelligence in the financial industry.
David has extensive exposure and experience in both industry and academia and he has consistently applied advanced technology with an analytical mindset to shape and deliver innovation.