Big data technology is poised to disrupt accounting and finance-related ecosystems. These industries are undergoing a cathartic self-reflection process to examine their role in this rapidly changing, data-rich environment. Big data’s impact across all of these domains — including government, education, healthcare, and the arts — mandates cross-disciplinary interaction, provided by the BIGDataAIHUB (BDAIH).

The BDAIH is a research cluster under the leadership of the Institute for Management & Innovation (IMI) at the University of Toronto. The BDAIH is an interdisciplinary space for all faculty members and external stakeholders to discuss the increasing prominence of big data. BDAIH focuses mainly on three cross-disciplinary themes:

  • The interaction of big data with people

  • Big data and technology

  • Systems and governance

Read more about the main cross-disciplinary themes under BDAIH.


The combination of Big Data and Artificial Intelligence is reshaping the way we think, work, and live. New career opportunities are emerging, with traditional ones transforming or risk getting eliminated.

Render of a YouTube play screen with the foloowng video title: Housing is the Number one Issue in Mississauga with Jason Bevan from the City of Mississauga

Housing is the Number one Issue in Mississauga

The City of Mississauga has always been compiling a robust data set on development and housing, but historically not much was done with it. Join Jason Bevan, Director of City Planning Strategies for the City of Mississauga explore how the city is making the data accessible to the public and the story it tells.
IMI BIGDataAIHUB Seminar Series Recording Now Available for Synthetic Data with Winston Li

Synthetic Data with Winston Li

Did you know that according to The State of Synthetic Data Survey by KDnuggets, 28% of AI practitioners say a lack of data access is the main reason for failed AI projects? Of the same cohort surveyed, over 80% report wanting to work with synthetic data and 72% plan to adopt invest in the next three years.
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In collaboration with CPA Canada. AI and machine learning for complex business decision making

Generate a competitive advantage with trusted AI as a CPA

MMPA, in collaboration with CPA Canada. Read the six-part series that illustrates the versatility and ubiquity of new digital technologies.