Registration & Breakfast

08:15

Day 1

 

08:50

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Welcome, Introduction & Chair's Notes

Chairperson

09:00

Transformation Through Technology 
We'll discuss how the finance function can be scaled alongside the growth of the enterprise, and the importance of building teams with the correct skill sets. We will also discuss data-driven forecasting and how finance can take advantage of advanced business intelligence tools.

Partnering + Transformation

09:30

How To Get Finance Fit For The Future 
Presenting the journey of finance transformation within the business; what can we understand & learn from both the challenges and opportunities offered through large transformation programs, and how can we make the finance function fit for the future. 
FP&ATransformation + Leadership

10:00

The Role of the CFO: Finance Agility in the Digital Business Transformation 
Hear how CFOs and senior finance executives can harness technology-driven transformation to deliver greater business insights, efficiency & innovation during this demanding digital era. How can today’s finance leaders ensure they are at the forefront of digital transformation? How can finance leaders drive better performance management & business outcomes? 
Transformation + Leadership

Coffee Break

10:30

Day 1

11:10

Driving Change & Change Management 
Corporate restructuring can be a hard but necessary part of a corporation's evolution. Once a company gets to a certain size or age, it can be easy for the employees to forget that the point of the business is ultimately to make money. As a company ages and evolves, the need for restructuring is essential to its very future. However, in order to make any kind of significant change to a multinational which will stick long-term, the key often lies in changing the fundamental culture of the organization. 
Partnering + Transformation

Building an Effective Data Management Process to Support Better Decision-making
I am sure we have all heard the statement from one or more business leaders, ’50 % of the data I have is valuable, and 50% is not, I just don’t know which 50%’. Today, no matter which business we are in, we have more data than we have ever had before, but we just don’t know how to manage it.  Building on that thought, I have a hypothesis that whoever manages their data best going forward will win the battle with their competitors.  I am not going to get into the rights around data, data access and data privacy, I will leave that to people more qualified than me, but I do believe that whatever data you have, the framework and approach to effectively managing it is crucial to be successful.  This session will walk you through the framework of how to manage data; why definitions are important, who needs to be involved, and what rules and governance need to be in place in order to have an effective data management process to support better decision making.
Transformation + Leadership

Finance: Skills For The Future 
Finance functions are facing new and ever-changing challenges and their approach to these needs to be different from the past. We see more change, and more swirl than ever before, yet at the same time the fundamentals of a good finance function remain the same. This includes both what finance functions are doing, their use of technology and the skills required by finance professionals of the future. Now, more than ever, Finance needs to be ‘In the Business’! A changing landscape also highlights the need for a more inclusive and diverse finance function with the breadth of skills and viewpoints critical to succeeding in the future world.
Transformation + Leadership

11:40

Finance Transformation: The Never-ending Journey
Whether we’re upgrading financial systems, outsourcing transaction processing, transforming the planning process, or implementing data analytics in the cloud, transformation is an ongoing and endless series of sometimes large & sometimes small continuous process improvement projects. 

Transformation

How Can You Scale Your FP&A so It Is Ready For Rapid Change?
In todays fast paced environment, it is crucial to prepare your business for whatever may be around the corner. How can you be ready? Finance is at the forefront of business decisions, so a flexible, scalable solution is key. Hear how we've transformed our FP&A into a process that ensures they are prepared for rapid change. 
FP&A

Aligning Your Company Missions
Making sure your company’s mission is delivered & met is imperative. During this presentation we’ll focus on how decision-making within the finance function impacts the wider organisation & how you can influence and impact your company’s mission through strategic financial control.
Partnering Leadership

12:10

Reporting & Catalyzing Change From The Finance Seat 
We'll be discussing an innovative approach to reporting not seen at other banks. Discussing how the business differentiates itself from the industry, and what we're doing to continually keep ahead of the competition through times of rapid technological transformation. 
FP&A + Transformation

Finance Transformation, Automation & Digitalisation  
Discussing the journey that we have been on to-date - transforming the finance function. Implementation of new automation programs and how we've embarked upon digital transformation of the finance function (and wider business) during these turbulent times. 
Transformation + Leadership

How To Add More Value To The Business

Finance business partnering become vital to most of organizations especially under competitive pressure and in the current economic environment. The major role to make it successful belongs to CFO with great support of CEO. Unsound decision making can cost up to 3% of profit for big companies. How to add value and  drive business performance - the question to be answered! 

Partnering + Leadership 

12:40

From PDFs to Self-serve Analytics 
Do you have an array of spreadsheets to produce standard reporting?  Are you struggling to be agile enough to change underlying processes to meet the business demands for insight?  Finding that your current spreadsheets are lacking integrity due to the volume of data and calculations?  Over the last few years our finance function have migrated from a static spreadsheet based reporting environment to enabling hundreds of users in over a half dozen countries with Self Service Reporting & Analytics capability, allowing end users to see and understand their data faster, with greater governance and integrity, and if a way that works for them.This presentation will give an overview the delivery of the programme, demonstrate the benefits realised, and offer insight into the key learnings for anyone else considering implementing a BI and analytics tool.
FP&A + Transformation

Your Journey With Change Management 
Optimisation projects on both a large and small scale not only impact your processes and technology, but also your team. A project management plan transforms your technologies and processes, but an integrated change management plan supports your teams through the transformation. Change management is a structured and intentional plan to support people through change as part of a transformation journey. We will discuss how to integrate a change management methodology into your project plan in order to prepare and support individuals through the changes to their jobs, as well as to ensure that employees adopt, use, and optimise the change being introduced.
Partnering + Transformation

How To Lead A Successful Career Transition 
With senior executives changing roles every 18 months on average, many high achieving leaders end up damaging their career progression after failing to meet expectation in their new assignment. Unfortunately, too many organizations don't have structured transition programs to support their leaders during such critical period. In this presentation, I will share practical strategies and tips that will help participants be successful in their new roles from day one. 
Leadership

Networking & Lunch

13:10

Day 1

13:30

Workshop - The Future of Finance Reporting

Learn about key differentiators of Integration, Workflow Reporting and Marketplace. Understand how these features facilitates all aspects of the modern finance reporting requirements including Financial Consolidation, FP&A, Risk and Analytics.

Workshop - Getting Your Executives on Board with Accounting Transformation.
 

For accounting and finance teams, securing budget for technology can be a tall task. A compelling and robust business case is a critical requirement to starting a transformation, and it shouldn't be overlooked. In this session, we'll review how financial close solutions deliver value for customers and how you can best demonstrate that value to gain executive approval and support.

Workshop - Unlocking Tomorrow's AP Opportunity, Today.

Every company has Accounts Payable (AP), but not every AP department provides strategic value to the company. Whether through under-resourcing, inefficient paper-based processes, or dealing with complex legacy IT systems, AP may find itself spending much of its time on data entry and resolving escalations. As a result, many business leaders view AP as a transactional function. With the right investments in people, process, and technology, however, the AP department can vastly improve efficiency and even become a strategic business lever for the company.

14:05

Workshop - Make The F In FP&A Stand For Flexibility.

FP&A processes need to be flexible. They need to deliver strategic plans over extended time horizons, detailed annual budgets leveraging multiple budgeting approaches as well as accurate and timely forecasting cycles, driving all the necessary reporting and insight. These processes are generally complex due to multiple, dissimilar divisions operating in different industries and different geographies, whilst contending with localised complexity. So how do finance harmonise FP&A for diverse groups ensuring governance, control and visibility across all FP&A cycles? Whilst also providing disparate business units the flexibility to meet their diverse FP&A requirements with all the modern FP&A utilities, reporting & analysis? Find out in this workshop session.

Workshop - Elevate Your Board Level Reporting.

Are you stuck with dull static PDF board packs that go on page, after page, after page? How much time do directors waste trying to find the key information they need ahead of a board meeting? If you are ready to bring your board pack into the 21st century, join us for this session to discover how you can transform, dull static tables of numbers into rich, interactive storyboards, with guided analysis and commentary, making it easy for you to tell your financial story and to help board members hone in on key areas and get the answers they need. Join us for this presentation and demonstration to discover:
- How to visualize financial data & metrics the way C-level executives want to see it
- How to tell a story with your numbers and guide board members through a narrative
- Examples of common reports and dashboards from our best practice library

Workshop - The CFO Guide to Tax Compliance

How to capitalize on the global eCommerce opportunities whilst adhering to government tax rules. How to response to the ever-changing landscape of regulation. This session will discuss how finance leaders can successfully navigate complex tax compliance from multi-jurisdictional transactions, omnichannel sales, and regulatory changes. 

Networking & Coffee

14:40

Day 1

14:50

Panel Session: The CFO's Role in Strategy

Being a CFO in today's world requires a unique and ever-growing skillset, and CFOs need new strategies... fast. This panel discussion will the increasing requirement of the CFO to act as chief strategist - and bringing financial acumen to guide executive decision-making. 

Partnering + Leadership

Panel Discussion: Connected Finance - Driving Strategy and Transformation 

Competitive constraints are forcing organisations to be increasingly agile and flexible, able to pivot to exploit efficiencies, grow organically and by acquisition, and divest lines of business. The office of the CFO is central to formulating and executing the strategy. In this panel discussion, learn how the CFO is uniquely positioned to transition to a more strategic focus and achieve more sustainable value creation across the organisation in the digital era.
Partnering + Transformation

 

Coffee Break

15:50

Day 1

 

16:20

Catalyzing Change from the Finance Seat
How to successfully conduct financial transformation whilst promoting innovation within your global finance team(s).How to keep your finance function progressive and adopting a “growth mindset”. 
Transformation + Leadership

16:50 - 18:00

Networking Drinks - Open Bar

Day 1

 Breakfast

08:30

Day 2

08:50

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Introduction & Chair's Notes

Chairperson

09:00

How to Transition Your Finance Team From Number Crunchers to Business Partners 
In this session we'll be discussing: the advantages of centralising your finance team (& the risks of it), how to define the core values delivered by your teams, and how to strike a balance between being supportive & being persistent with your board. 
Partnering + Leadership

09:30

Connected Leadership and Culture in the Triple Present
We'll be discussing a few areas around Humanising leadership, including: from context to mindset > from task to purpose > from know-it-alls to learn-it-alls. Examining a few personal reflections from financial leadership at global brands and how to apply these learnings to present and future challenges.
FP&ATransformation

10:00

Tips for Every CFO in a Post-pandemic World 
In this session we'll be discussing four key tips for every CFO to apply as we move out of this pandemic and prepare for a new era of work as the role of the CFO expands within companies. Talking points include: 
- (When to) analyze, process, then re-analyze the data 
- (How to) understand the real power of forecasting 
- (Where to) constantly learn & be curious 
- (Who to) listen to and single out in the sea of information

Transformation
+ Leadership

Coffee Break

10:30

Day 2

11:00

The Strategic CFO 
CEOs and boards increasingly want CFOs to not only deliver a finance organization that gets the numbers right, but also partner with them in shaping the company’s strategy. But when asked what they want from a strategic CFO, their answers vary widely. We'll be discussing four orientations CFOs can use in engaging in the strategy process. 

Partnering 
+ Leadership

Leveraging Big Data to Revolutionalize the Finance Function
Understand the importance of leveraging big data analytics to draw strategic insights to revolutionize your finance function and enhance your business. 
FP&A
Transformation

11:40

Transformation: The Never Ending Journey
Whether we’re upgrading financial systems, outsourcing transaction processing, transforming the planning process, or implementing data analytics in the cloud, transformation is an ongoing and endless series of sometimes large & sometimes small continuous process improvement projects. 

FP&ATransformation

Out of The Shadows of The Back Office 
This presentation will focus on the development of the finance function from a merely accounting department to a key business partner to support and influence the Company strategic decisions. The journey starts by understanding the top management expectation on the finance department and the level of involvement/freedom that used to have. It continues via a series of actions put in place that goes from management tools to an integration of different approach/metrics each department works with, to a creation of a simple, intuitive, and non-time-consuming way of sharing the financial results.
Transformation Partnering + Leadership

12:20

Best Practices for Planning Excellence 
Executives that are looking at their planning processes may find that they are “doing the same thing over & over again”. While organizations are evolving and creativity is rising, planning processes are required to excel as well. We’ll provide insight on enhancing your planning methodologies.  
FP&A
Transformation

Connected Leadership and Culture in the Triple Present
We'll be discussing a few areas around Humanising leadership, including: from context to mindset > from task to purpose > from know-it-alls to learn-it-alls. Examining a few personal reflections from financial leadership at global brands and how to apply these learnings to present and future challenges.
FP&ATransformation

Networking & Lunch

12:40

Day 2

14:00

CFOs Role in Managing & Mitigating Risk 
One of the pillars of a CFO's responsibilities is risk management. From overall financial compliance to the IT department, a fractional or full-time CFO is the first line of defense in establishing and maintaining adequate risk management and mitigation for today's organizations. We'll be discussing a few key types of risk in this session: financial, operational, IT, and these days one of the most evolving: environmental. 

Partnering + Leadership

14:40

Attracting Top Talent: A CFOs Perspective 
The finance function has been front and center in helping organizations navigate the business upheaval of the past year-plus. While the dust hasn’t exactly settled, many CFOs are starting to focus more on the future. That includes thinking about what kind of skill sets and experience they need to recruit in the rapidly emerging recovery, and where and how to secure that talent. We'll be discussing how to go about this. 

Transformation + Leadership

15:20

Why & How the CFO Should Lead ESG Efforts
One of many 2021 imperatives for CFOs: preparing their organizations for increased scrutiny on environmental, social and governance (ESG) metrics from investors, regulators and the public. Many CFOs, across industries, have long recognized the benefit and importance of standardized, audited ESG reporting. The social activism of last year has only reinforced that. But how will ESG requirements and expectations challenge CFOs going forward? We'll be finding out. 

Transformation +
Leadership

Close

16:20

Day 2

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