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Apr 10, 2019

"To flourish and use AI, a company needs to be proficient in the strategic acquisition of data"

GBD53. In a fast-evolving cyber tech landscape, our guest Pratish Sharma advises finance and other organisations on safe practices with their digital footprint. He is a corporate trainer and speaker, an expert in AI (Artificial Intelligence), cybersecurity and RPA (robotic process automation) through Excel & Automated Solutions. Pratish tells AICPA & CIMA's Kyle Hannan what he's learned from years of specialising in IT infrastructure and helping corporates improve the security of their information systems.



  • Business automation and dashboards.
  • Big Data.
  • Chatbots and Accounting Bots.
  • Lawtech
  • The 'trolley' problem.
  • What kind of skills can we learn for the future?
  • How can we safeguard ourselves by knowing more than the ‘bots’?
  • Disruption to people as the human workforce is decreased and more roles are automated.
  • Recruitment, talent and headhunting.
  • Do we need to become more creative to protect ourselves from automation?
  • How can organisations think differently and retrain staff instead of reducing?



'Digital revolutionary' Pratish Sharma qualified in teaching IT at the ripe old age of 19 and went on to work with city councils running technical courses for local communities around the UK. Pratish helped many people rejoin the workforce in a challenging landscape of mass career change in the era of the IT boom.

His current focus is on delivering targeted training programs for finance and business professionals, as well as analysts and technical teams on topics including; forecasting & planning, VBA & automation programming, statistical modelling, artificial intelligence and cybersecurity.

In addition, Pratish is involved with mobile technology via the Android Forum, as well as with the emerging scene of the autonomous car.  Connect with him on Linkedin here and via social media as @PratishSharma on Twitter.



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