In-Person Seminar

Raptors Game & PD Event: From Trends to Troubles: Exploring Our Data-Driven World

Feb 28, 2023

Vantage Venues, Toronto


FEB 28



2:30 PM - 6:30 PM




4 Hours


4 Hours


Registration closed on

Feb 23, 2023


Spots are first come first serve. With limited seating, be sure to book early! Passport holders are not eligible for discount.


Before registering for this session, please note, it is going to be an in-person session and will be held at the Vantage Venues in Toronto, Ontario. You MUST attend in person to participate, there will not be an option to join this session virtually. After the session, you will be invited to join your classmates at Scotiabank Arena to see the Raptors vs. Chicago Bulls. CPA Ontario will host you in a private box which includes a buffet dinner and an assigned seat, with a cash bar. Someone from the PD Learning Team will be in touch with you closer to the session date with more logistical details and your ticket to the game.


  • Course begins at 2:30 pm and ends at 6:30 pm.
  • Game starts at 7:30 p.m.
  • The course will cover 4.0 CPD hrs.

There are no withdrawals or refunds after registration for this course.

In this session, we will explore the world of data. We will take a look back to how we got here, the value it brings, and look at how it has helped organizations unearth insights. We will also explore data-related trends like machine-learning and the advent of ‘trusted data’ - exploring blockchain, NFTs, payments modernization. In terms of troubles, we not only look at the security and privacy issues, but also discuss the hazards associated with social data and big tech. We close the session with the “Capture, Process, Analyze, and Act” model; a practical way to extract insights from the data that resides within the organization.

Upon taking this course, you will learn:

  • Value of Data: Understand the value of data for both organizations and the economy
  • Key Trends: Explore the link between data and the machine-learning revolution as well as trends in “trusted data” (e.g., blockchain, NFTs, payments modernization, etc.)
  • Key Risks & Issues: Address security and privacy risks (e.g., Cambridge Analytica) and the societal issues that come with social media data and algorithms
  • What can go wrong with data models: Understand the underlying fallibility of models that can result in incorrect decisions and wider “fallouts”
  • Practical considerations: Provide an overview of how CPAs can go from data to actionable insights

Exploring the societal issues and the practical CPA2 model is for all CPAs. Practitioners will enjoy the discussion around “trusted data”, exploring blockchain/NFT technology. Members in Industry will appreciate the broader discussion around value and use-cases.

Raptors + PD Seminar Event Jersey Giveaway

Participants who register for one of the three PD seminar + Raptors event between January 1, 2023 to March 16, 2023 will automatically be entered to win one of 3 prizes. Each prize includes a Raptors City Jersey (size Large), with an estimated value of $120.00 CAD. Prize winners must be Canadian residents. Eligibility for a prize ends at 5:00 p.m. on March 16, 2023. Winners will be selected by random draw. Winners will be contacted by CPA Ontario by email. Odds of winning depend upon the number of eligible entries received. NO PURCHASE NECESSARY TO ENTER OR WIN. All personal information collected from entrants will be used by CPA Ontario for the purpose of administering this contest and awarding the prize only. By purchasing an on demand bundle, you consent to the collection, use and disclosure of personal information as set out in CPA Ontario’s Privacy Policy

Other limited time MLSE events include:

February 24th 2:00 – 6:00pm: Maple Leafs Game & PD Event: Canadian Business Ethics with Arun Mathur.

March 17th 2:00 – 6:00pm: Maple Leafs Game & PD Event: The Power of Influence and Negotiation with Jordan Rodney, MaxPeople HR.

March 22nd 2:30 – 6:30pm: Raptors Game & PD Event: Professional Ethics: Psychological Safety and Transformative Technology with Garth Sheriff.

April 4th 2:00 – 6:00pm: Leafs Game & PD Event: Coaching for Greater Performance with Gabriella Fermo.


$449.00 Personal Passport

$449.00 Organization Passport

$449.00 Member

$449.00 Student

$525.00 Public

Status: Registration closed on Feb 23, 2023


Vantage Venues, 150 King St. W., 27th Floor, Toronto, Ontario, M5H 1J9


Malik Datardina, CPA, CA, CISA is the Governance, Risk and Compliance (GRC) Strategist at Auvenir. His two decades of experience encompasses audit innovation, audit data analytics, risk, and security governance. At Auvenir, Malik analyzes disruptive trends to build the audit platform of the future. He has a wealth of knowledge in the innovation space exploring the impact of innovation on the profession and has authored professional publications on the topic. Malik also wears the GRC hat, where he handles risk & compliance issues. He volunteers on CPA Canada's Technology Advisory Committee and Audit & Assurance Technology Committee. Malik also teaches the future generation of CPAs about innovation, within the University of Waterloo’s Master of Accounting program.



  • From Trends to Troubles: Exploring Our Data-Driven World begins at 2:30pm and ends at 6:30 pm.
  • Game starts at 7:30 p.m.
  • The course will cover 4.0 CPD hrs.

There are no withdrawals or refunds after registration for this course.