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ICAEW webinars

Rishi is a member of the Advisory committee  - consisting of a handful of experts and industry leaders -  of the Data Analytics  of the Institute of Chartered Accountants in England and Wales (ICAEW). The ICAEW is one of the most respected professional bodies in the world and boasts over 150,000 qualified accountants as members, with over 30,000 in its Data Analytics community. 

He has recently held webinars for this community the recordings of which are published below.

What is Microsoft Fabric and why should I care?

You might hit have noticed that Power BI is now part of a broader platform called Microsoft Fabric but what exactly is MS Fabric and why should you care? In this webinar, Rishi Sapra - a Chartered Accountant turned Microsoft Most Valuable Professional (MVP) - will show how you can use this new platform to perform Enterprise level data shaping/cleaning, modelling and visualisation all from within the same Power BI (and Excel!) environment that you’re already used to. 
 
Whether you’re proficient with using languages such as SQL or Python for data analytics, or you prefer the low code options of Power Query and Excel Pivot tables, Rishi will show how in either scenario you can leverage the power of the “lakehouse” in Microsoft Fabric. This data in OneLake can be the single, governed copy of your finance data across the Enterprise that is ready to be queried and analysed by co-pilot.
 
By the end of this webinar you will understand how this allows the finance team to become “IT enabled rather than IT reliant”. This is achieved by being able to self-serve on not just the visualisation layer but on the full end-to-end spectrum of Enterprise data analytics.
 
Key Benefits:
 
1.Gain an understanding of the seven key product experiences in MS Fabric - Data Factory, SQL Data Warehouse, Data Science, Data Engineering, Real Time Analytics, Data Activator and Power BI - and how they all work together.
2.Explore how all of these tools work off the same copy of the data eliminating the need for data movement and working across different environments
3.Identify the skills you need in the finance team to leverage the capabilities of Microsoft Fabric (including Generative AI!)
 
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Additional Update: There was lots of engagement any many questions during the webinar that we didn't get time to answer, so RIshi wrote up a follow-up article on the ICAEW website with a written response to some of the questions- Read it here!