ACCA X OpenCertHub – Who is The Most Wanted Accountant in the Digital Economy?

Since the dawn of modern civilization, accounting is playing an essential role in the development of business and economy. Auditors are the first and final defense lines of the credibility and reliability of every organization.

ACCA (the Association of Chartered Certified Accountants) invited Dr. Toa Charm, Chairman of OpenCertHub, Daniel Yuen, COO of OpenCertHub and Patrick Tsoi, Trainer of Citizen Data Scientist scheme to speak in the webinar on the topic of “The Most Wanted Accountant in the Digital Economy” exclusively provided for ACCA members on 9th April 2020 and attracted over 250 participants.

▲Andy Kwok, CEO of OpenCertHub (Left 1), Patrick Tsoi, Trainer of Citizen Data Scientist scheme (Left 2), Daniel Yuen, COO of OpenCertHub (Center), Dr. Toa Charm, Chairman of OpenCertHub (Right 2) and Catherine Chan, Managing Director of Kornerstone (Right 1)

Dr. Toa Charm: Dr. Toa Charm has over 30 years of management, marketing, consulting, and executive education experience in the innovation and technology industry. Dr. Toa Charm is a renowned expert in adopting innovative technology into traditional business. Dr. Toa Charm is now an Associate Professor in the Business School of the Chinese University of Hong Kong and ex-CPMO (Chief Public Mission Officer) of Cyberport. He was also ex-senior management in HSBC, IBM, Oracle, Kingdee, and Jardine Pacific.

▲Dr. Toa Charm shared his view of reskilling in the accounting industry

Daniel Yuen: Daniel has more than 30 years of experience in information technology. He was Research Director in Gartner covering global agenda of Business Analytics and Big Data and specialized in offering advice to Senior Management.

▲Daniel Yuen talked about the traits of Citizen Data Scientist

Patrick Tsoi: Patrick Tsoi has more than 20 years of experience in IT training. His work includes complex projects applying data science and software development to different aspects of value chains as well as participating with research teams on fields such as Finance, Data Science, and Quantitative Analysis.

▲Patrick demonstrated how to improve work efficiency with open source big data tools

The webinar covered the following topics:

  1. Meaning of Data Literacy in today’s business world (Dr. Toa Charm)
  2. How new Big Data skill is impacting accounting industry (Dr. Toa Charm)
  3. Rise of Citizen Data Scientist in the accounting industry (Daniel Yuen)
  4. Case Study on the adoption of open source data technology in accounting business (Patrick Tsoi)

The webinar was held in Kornerstone, one of the famous international training institutions specializing in IT technological skill training to corporations. Kornerstone has over 12 years of experience in providing professional training programs to individuals and corporate members in IT, finance, and management across Asia, including Singapore, Japan, Malaysia, Indonesia, India, Hong Kong, China, Thailand, and Vietnam.

Apart from the ACCA webinar, OpenCertHub will have other online activities and webinars regarding the importance of data literacy and how to arm ourselves with data quotient in the digital economy. For more information about the training courses developed by Kornerstone and the full video record of the webinar, please check the links below:

Click Here for Training Courses Information

Click Here for The Full Video Record of the ACCA webinar