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ISG Expert to Discuss Machine Learning on May 15 CFO Magazine Webcast

ISG Partner Lois Coatney joins CFO panel for webcast on machine learning, visualization and advanced analytics

Company Release - 5/11/2018 9:19 AM ET

STAMFORD, Conn., May 11, 2018 /PRNewswire/ -- Information Services Group (ISG) (Nasdaq: III), a leading global technology research and advisory firm, will offer its expert views on automation and analytics in a CFO magazine webcast, "Machine learning, visualization, and the next stage of analytics for CFOs," on Tuesday, May 15, at 2 p.m. Eastern time.

Lois Coatney, partner and global leader of ISG Managed Services, will share the firm's insights as part of a panel discussion that will explore the transition from financial forecasting based on past performance, to leveraging technologies like machine learning and artificial intelligence to make more forward-looking, predictive forecasts.

The free-to-attend CFO webcast brings together top industry leaders to discuss the emerging role of automation in helping finance leaders spot hidden trends that would otherwise be overlooked when using traditional forecasting methods. In addition, the webcast will examine the role of data visualization in helping convey complex financial information, and how autonomous analytics can support strategic decisions.

"The ability of CFOs to accurately forecast future performance and spot important trends has never been more important than in today's increasingly complex business environment, where disruption can change a company's fortunes overnight," said Coatney. "Emerging cognitive solutions are able to analyze financial data to identify trends, patterns and probabilities that could never be recognized with traditional forecasting. These solutions, powered by advanced automation and analytics, are bringing new levels of accuracy to business forecasting, and greater insights to the business."

Coatney pointed out CFOs increasingly are looking to adopt automation to enhance the performance of their organizations. In a recent ISG survey, 51 percent of respondents said they plan to apply automation to more than half their finance and accounting processes by 2019.

Attendees may register for the free webcast online. Participants also may earn free Continuing Professional Education (CPE) credit for this webinar.

About ISG

ISG (Information Services Group) (Nasdaq: III) is a leading global technology research and advisory firm. A trusted business partner to more than 700 clients, including 75 of the top 100 enterprises in the world, ISG is committed to helping corporations, public sector organizations, and service and technology providers achieve operational excellence and faster growth. The firm specializes in digital transformation services, including automation, cloud and data analytics; sourcing advisory; managed governance and risk services; network carrier services; technology strategy and operations design; change management; market intelligence and technology research and analysis. Founded in 2006, and based in Stamford, Conn., ISG employs more than 1,300 professionals operating in more than 20 countries—a global team known for its innovative thinking, market influence, deep industry and technology expertise, and world-class research and analytical capabilities based on the industry's most comprehensive marketplace data. For more information, visit

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