Financial Transparency in an Age of Extensive Data Availability

Field of Study: 
Finance
Level: 
Intermediate
Description: 

The availability of data has increased exponentially in recent decades.  As the use of technologies such as artificial intelligence and natural language generation have emerged, organizing and searching big data has become easier, making this trend likely to continue. This increase in data availability in the private sector has left some government struggling to keep up. Financial information can be complex and nuanced and the rules governing how public money must be managed can be difficult to explain.  This session will focus on how local governments can be transparent in an appropriate and responsible way.  Speakers will offer ways how best to provide context to financial data as it’s shared with various audiences.