The 2018 IDEA UK User Group is being hosted at BDO London on Friday 5th October. This completely free event, hosted in collaboration with BDO LLP, is open to all users of the IDEA Data Analysis Software and offers an excellent opportunity for individuals to meet with fellow users from a variety of different organisations in order to share ideas, whilst also hearing a variety of presentations including technical advice on the use of IDEA from developers and support staff.

Independent of the developers and distributors of IDEA, the User Group’s objective is the promotion of a free exchange of ideas, information, and experiences between users.


09:00 – 09:30             Registrations
09:30 – 09:40 Introduction
Brendan Walsh, Managing Director, AuditWare Systems Ltd
Peter Baker and Kim Kaburara, User Group Steering Committee
09:45 – 10:35 Excel Industries’ journey with IDEA to date
Tommy Shannon, Managing Director, Excel Industries
10:35 – 11:05 Break
11:05 – 11:55 BDO’s use of IDEA and its future in the company
Denis Burke and Gavin Fernandes, Risk and Advisory Services BDO LLP
12:00 – 12:50 IDEA’s new ODBC drivers and the technology’s compatibility with third-party programmes
James Loughlin, Head of Technical & Training, AuditWare Systems Ltd
12:50 – 13:50 Lunch
13:50 – 14:40 Getting into scripting with IDEA
Stuart Denyer, Audit Services, Dudley Metropolitan Borough Council
14:45 – 15:45 The IDEA Ecosystem
Matt Dodds, General Manager, CaseWare Analytics
15:45 – 16:00 Closing comments
IDEA UK User Group

Date: Friday 5th October 2018

Location: BDO London,
55 Baker St,

Please note:  Registrations for the IDEA UK User Group 2018 are now closed.