Live Educational Webinar
Financial Forecasting and Business Intelligence
Price: FREE
Apr. 18, 2017 Tuesday
11:00 AM - 12:00 PM (Pacific)
1 Hour
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Michael McDonald President, Morning Investments
This webinar prepares participants to make more accurate financial forecasts with standard format generally accepted accounting principles (GAAP) financial statements by using business intelligence (BI). Particular focus is on the difference between conventional financial forecasts based on simple growth assumptions and financial forecasts using growth rates derived from data.

The webinar is intended as an applied primer in forecasting using new techniques resulting from the growth in Big Data and BI techniques.

Learning Objectives

After attending this event you will be able to:
Discover how to create a basic set of income statement, cash flow, and balance sheet forecasts
Recognize the linkages between different items across the financial statements
Identify how changes in growth assumptions impact financial forecasts
Explore the use of regression analysis to determine forecast growth rates using outside variables (e.g., GDP and inflation)


Michael McDonaldPresident, Morning Investments
Michael McDonald
President, Morning Investments
Michael is a finance professor at Fairfield University in Connecticut. He holds a PhD in finance from the University of Tennessee and his work has been quoted in the Wall Street Journal, CNN,, Bloomberg, Reuters, and many other outlets. Michael is the President of Morning Investments, a consulting firm headquartered in Connecticut. He consults extensively with organizations ranging form Fortune 500 companies and government agencies to start-up businesses on matters related to finance and investments. Michael has served also as an expert witness on finance related matters in legal disputes, and is an arbitrator with the Financial Industry National Regulatory Authority (FINRA).
Moderated by: Khoa TranOperations Manager, Illumeo
Moderated by: Khoa Tran
Operations Manager, Illumeo
Khoa is in charge of live event operations at Illumeo and has led the preparation and execution of hundreds of live events on various finance, accounting and related topics across the Office of the CFO. You could say his job is a lot like learning finance and accounting for a living. Khoa is primarily responsible for ensuring great content, delivery, and learning for each of Illumeo's webinars and live events.