LTH402Basic Blockchain, Big Data and AI - What Accountants and Auditors Should Know to Stay Relevant


This course covers an overview of AI, Blockchain and Big Data, as well as its associated risks and opportunities for accountants and auditors.


Course Fee SGD 580
Course Duration 1 Day
Course Timing 9:00am - 5:00pm
Course Venue M Hotel or similar
SDF Approved Yes (CRS-N-0050960)
Skills Future Credit Yes (Up to SGD350)
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AI, Blockchain and Big Data technology are shaping every aspect of our life now. It is crucial for finance and audit professionals to understand the fundamentals of these technology, what they can do, how are they changing the world and make our jobs disappear.

This informative course will cover the fundamental aspects of blockchain technologies, big data, machine learning and AI.

On completion of this program participants will:

  • Understand the fundamental of blockchain
  • Aware of opportunities provided by blockchain, big data and AI
  • Aware of scams and risk of blockchain and cryptocurrency investment
  • Understand big data and cloud computing
  • Appreciate the potential applications and use cases of machine learning

1. The ABC - AI, Blockchain and Cloud Big Data

2. Machine Learning, and AI - will it take over your job?

  • Basics of machine learning and deep learning
  • Facial and voice recognition, NLP
  • Understand the landscape changes made by AI progress
  • Jobs that goes away and new jobs that created for Accountants

3. Big Data and Cloud Computing

  • Basics of big data and unstructured database
  • How Hadoop handle data
  • Use cases of big data - what enterprises can benefit from it
  • Privacy issues of big data

4. Understand Blockchain Technology

  • Decentralization Consensus with Blockchain
  • Understand basic encryption, SHA256, merkle tree, unspent tx, etc
  • Potential security issues and attack to Bitcoins

5. Application of Blockchain Technology and the future

  • Use cases of Blockchain application
  • Smart Contract and Ethereum
  • Digital Tokens and utility coin
  • Blockchain Opportunities, Challenges and Risks
  • Accounting for ICO, Tokens and Bitcoin
  • Anyone who interested in AI, Blockchain and Big data
  • CFO, Financial controllers, finance manager, accountant and auditor

Presentation, group discussion, and case study. Multimedia, game and templates sharing

Kent Hoh

Kent Hoh

Kent Hoh is a prolific trainer in audit, fraud investigation, corporate governance, personal effectiveness, blockchain technology and big data. He has over 20 years’ experience in leading internal audit and forensic investigation functions of MNC in the region and globally. Kent Hoh has also spearheaded several roles in financial management, compliance and corporate governance of technology company. Kent has conducted numerous audit and investigation projects in Americas, Asia and Europe including Singapore, Indonesia, Malaysia, Thailand, India, Pakistan, China, Japan, Australia, New Zealand, Brazil, Hungary, Poland, Italy, Germany, USA, etc. Some of these projects involved hundreds of million dollars fraud scheme and syndicated crimes.

Kent holds a master’s degree in business Admin (MBA), Graduate Diploma in Business, Bachelor of Law (Hons), and a Bachelor of Accounting (Hons). Kent Hoh is also a Certified Fraud Examiner (CFE) and Certified Internal Auditor (CIA). He possesses the qualifications of the UK Chartered Secretary and Administrator (ICSA), Malaysian Institute of Certified Public Accountants (MICPA), Certified Information System Auditor (CISA) and Certified Bitcoin Expert (CBIE).

Kent Hoh has been an active trainer for large corporations, SME and non-profit-organizations such as Institute of Internal Audit (IIA) Singapore, IIA Malaysia, Institute of Singapore Chartered Accountants, Malaysia Institute of Accountants, China IIA, China Enterprise Anti-fraud Alliance, Enterprise Financial Management Association of China. Kent Hoh is also an adjunct lecturer for universities and college in Singapore, Shanghai, Nanjing and Hangzhou, China. As an enthusiast in cryptocurrency and a bitcoin mining farm investor, Kent researched heavily into this revolutionized Blockchain technology. He teaches fundamental blockchain and cryptocurrency at various institutions in China.

Currently, Kent Hoh serves as the Vice President of Internal Audit in an SGX listed company. As a strong believer that knowledge sharing create synergy, Kent is very passionate in sharing his experience. He capitalizes his free time conducting training classes and workshops.

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