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We continue the Finance 2025 series with a look at machine learning and how this technology is changing the finance landscape.
In our Finance 2025 podcast series, we give listeners insight into the future of finance and the evolutionary road to get there. We’re asking: what will the modern finance organization look like in the year 2025?
This week, Heather Horn was joined by Kaiser Kaiserani, director in PwC’s finance transformation practice, to discuss how machine learning is becoming an integrative solution for some of the major challenges facing today's finance organizations.
In this episode, you will hear about:
  • 4:06 - Artificial intelligence, machine learning, and what these concepts mean
  • 12:11 -  Differentiating supervised and unsupervised machine learning, and the practical applications of each
  • 21:13 - The definition of an “insight equation” and how to effectively select specific data applications for meaningful process improvements
  • 23:34 - How machine learning can reduce bias in the process of analyzing multiple data inputs
  • 28:11 - How to leverage machine learning for real time “heavy lifting” of supply, demand, and other core business data
  • 38:29 - Steps to enable machine learning and accelerate your process transformation
  • 42:18 - At a glance: machine learning as a key component of the finance organization of the future
About our guest
Kaiser Kaiserani is a Director in PwC’s Finance Transformation practice with over 15 years of experience at the intersection of Finance and Technology. With prior experience in industry in various roles such as accounting, FP&A and shared services, combined with over 10 years of Consulting experience, he brings both strategic and executional approach to his client engagements. Over the past 5 years, he has been focused on the digital strategy and transformation of the Finance function and most recently has been devoted to evangelizing Machine Learning to our Finance leaders at global companies.
About our host
Heather Horn is PwC’s National Office thought leader, responsible for developing our communications strategy and conveying firm positions on accounting and financial reporting matters. She is the engaging host of PwC’s accounting and reporting weekly podcast and quarterly webcast series, as well as periodic webcasts for the power and utilities industry. With over 30 years of experience, Heather’s accounting and auditing expertise includes financial instruments and rate-regulated accounting.
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