Speaking - Overview

Matthew Bernath has lectured at universities and corporates. Matthew excels at translating complex topics into bite-sized nuggets easily understandable by a wide variety of audiences.

You can view a recording of one his talks on project finance here, recorded in Sydney,  2018.

You can view a recording of one of his talks on data science here, recorded at WITS University, Johannesburg, 2017.   If you have difficulty viewing this video, please follow these steps to allow Flash to run.

Matthew recently gave a brilliant presentation for our Sydney Financial Modellers' Meetup group on Project Finance. He is incredibly knowledgeable and very passionate about the topic; he definitely knows his stuff! He is a fantastic presenter and explained things in a clear and informative way.

Danielle Stein Fairhurst

Speaking - Topics

Data Science for Executives

This course is aimed at executives, senior and middle management and those managing data science and data analytics teams.

This talk covers the following topics:

  • What is Data Science?
  • A brief history of Data Science in corporate America.
  • How did Data Science prove its worth?
  • How can it be used throughout the organisation?
  • Why is executive buy-in crucial for Data Science initiatives to succeed?
  • What is a Data Analytics Strategy and how does it differ to a Digitisation Strategy?
  • What should a Data Science team look like?

Understanding Data Science in Excel

This course is aimed at those wishing to understand Data Science theories and how they work in practice, in a familiar environment – Microsoft Excel.

This talk covers the following topics:

  • Learn about Data Science through a familiar platform
  • No need for coding skills or experience
  • See how powerful Data Science is even on small datasets
  • Learn about Data Science techniques and algorithms
  • Understand the power of POCs and clean data

Excel for Financial Modelling

This course is aimed at those wishing to understand how Microsoft Excel is used to build financial models.

This talk covers the following topics:

  • Learn how Microsoft Excel is used globally as a powerful financial modelling tool.
  • Understand the most useful Excel functions, add-ons and formulas to build financial models, perform lookups, perform scenario analysis and build reports.

Complexities of Project Finance Modelling

This course is aimed at those who work in Project or Infrastructure Finance or those who wish to understand how complex infrastructure projects are modelled and financed.

This talk covers the following topics:

  • Discover the complexities of Project Finance
  • Understand why Project Finance models are so intricate
  • Learn what banks look for when they finance infrastructure deals
  • See an example of a Project Finance model used to bank a large deal
  • Understand why VBA is needed in these models
  • Learn how banks can forecast projects for up to 20 years and provide long term debt facilities

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