On-Demand Webinar

Industry+ Finance: Making Data Talk

Tableau presents Industry+ Finance: Making Data Talk, a compelling look into how the finance sector is embracing visual analytics to tackle complex challenges and the daily decisions around risk, analysis, marketing and human resources. Join us to hear from renowned futurist Ross Dawson who has been advising leading organisations and governments about the future of technology and business, in over 30 countries across six continents. Ross will be discussing the key forces that are transforming the financial services sector looking closely at how data analytics, through both artificial intelligence (AI) and in empowering human decision making, is driving the advancement of customer experience expertise in the sector. He will also outline how building a data culture within organisations is essential to create more nimble and successful businesses.

The webinar also features an exclusive dialogue with Sean Burns, Head of Data & Analytics for Asia, QBE Insurance, about how QBE have empowered their team with advanced AI and machine learning tools and have built significant data analysis capabilities and skill sets at this global insurance company.

About the speakers


Ross Dawson

Futurist, Author and Chairman of the Advanced Human Technology Group

Ross Dawson works globally as a futurist, keynote speaker and strategy advisor, inspiring audiences with an exceptionally positive and pragmatic focus on the potential of the future. He has delivered keynotes and strategy workshops in over 30 countries for leading organisations such as American Express, Coca-Cola, Commonwealth Bank, Dubai Ministry of Finance, Gartner, Google, IBM, KPMG, Macquarie Bank, Oracle, Procter & Gamble, PwC, Roche, Telstra and Visa.


Sean Burns

Head of Data & Analytics for Asia, QBE Insurance

Sean Burns is passionate to help people to unlock the value of data & analytics and drive successful business outcomes. He has 25 years of experience in data & analytics from an analyst, to teaching analysts, leading analytical teams, and driving data & analytic strategies for business units.

Sean just started a new role in July 2022 as the Vice President of Data Science at QBE Insurance North America. Previously he was the head of Data & Analytics for QBE Asia, and head of analytics for QBE Group Operations. Before QBE, Sean held various analytical roles at Citi for 16 years supporting the Citibank Singapore, Citi Cards Japan, Citimortgage and Citicards business units. Sean started his career as a risk analyst at People’s Bank Credit Card division.

Outside of work, Sean was the Scoutmaster for Troop 7 in Singapore, co-lead for the Singapore Tableau User Group, spoke at conferences and panels about data & analytics, and taught financial literacy.

Sean holds a Master in Business Administration from Fordham University, and a B.S. in Finance and International Business from Georgetown University.

Sean has been married to his wife for over 20 years, and together they have two sons. They currently live in the Dallas Texas metroplex.


Prashant Dutta

Principal Solution Engineer, Tableau

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