Registration & Breakfast
Welcome, Introduction & Chair's Notes
EVP, Market Engagement
Finance As A Strategic Business Partner
Building strategic partnerships with key stakeholders to become a more effective leader. Interpreting, explaining and driving performance within the organization. Influencing & supporting key operational decisions. Providing analysis & insight to support strategic decisions. Uncovering key business planning and forecasting opportunities.
Connected Reporting & Compliance
The difference between a connected organization and an unconnected one is night and day. An intelligent system of work is needed that allows organizations to connect data whenever and wherever it is and allows that data to be worked on in familiar interfaces (documents, spreadsheets, and presentations), while maintaining total data integrity. Instead of sacrificing data integrity when key reports and documents are assembled, data integrity is actually improved, transparency is established, and trust is advanced. This is connected to reporting and compliance, and it's sure to revolutionize the way work is done in your organization.
Sr Director, Data Modelling
Digitalisation & The Finance Skills Revolution
Digitalisation is fast becoming all pervasive across businesses - ranging from operational effectiveness and revenue generation to the increasing risk of cyber and security breaches. In this talk, Kathryn Sherratt shall discuss how we are preparing for this change against the backdrop of McKinsey research which suggests robots could replace 800 million jobs by 2030. Through this, a ‘skills revolution’ could open a raft of opportunities according to the WEF with a focus on independent thinking, values and team work as the repetitive/routine is replaced even more by automation.
Networking & Coffee
FP&A Innovation Track
FP&A - Chair's Introduction
Transformation - Chair's Introduction
EVP, Market Engagement
Leadership - Chair's Introduction
Business Partnering – Giving Finance A Voice
Business partnering has become one of those topical buzz terms that is actually so generic and nebulous that the real prospective value can be lost unless we have the right foundations in place. One party’s willingness to business partner is not going to make the partnership happen. Here I will share some of the key aspects of my 20 yrs experience in moving from being perceived purely as an Accountant to a Business Partner whose counsel and input are integral to many of the key decisions, which can ultimately lead to us being the catalyst for positive change in non-core finance and ops areas.
Executive Director, FP&A
Finance Transformation: Using A New ERP As A Catalyst For Change
ERP cannot be done in isolation, it needs to consider the business operating model, processes, organisation wide enablers (e.g. master data) and dovetail with other transformations which may be occurring in parallel (in HR, IT or within business lines).
Director, Global Business Services
Driving Change At Rolls-Royce
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.
Group Restructuring Officer
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”.
Sr Manager, Finance, The Gym Group
Finance Transformation has always been a hot topic, but how can you be the change you want to see in your company? Learn from Anglian Water and CCH Tagetik and the transformation journey they are on.
Head of Planning, Anglian Water
Account Director, Tagetik
Employee Engagement & its Potential Effect on the Bottom Line
A presentation discussing how efforts to driving improvements in employee engagement have effected bottom line results and how finance can act as an enabler of this change.
Fireside Discussion: Creating Value Through Insight
Leverage financial planning & analysis to provide true business impact. Influence & support executives with data - guiding the organization through turbulent economic times.
Head of Finance
A CFO Journey: Lessons Learned From A Finance Transformation
The transformation journey of AllianzGI’s Finance function from 2013 till now. In particular he will share experience from the project ‘Capstone’ when AllianzGI outsourced a large of its Finance business processes and related IT applications to a partner in India. In addition he will speak about the changed requirements on the skills needed in Finance and what Allianz Global Investors is doing to attract and retain top talent in Finance.
Global Head of F&C Operations
Finance Transformation & The Cultural Change At Shelter
Sharing & discussing the successes experienced through people transformation, and the struggles being seen in how outdated systems & processes no longer fulfil the needs of the user. Discussing how we have transformed the finance function - changing the perception of the team; no longer are we "just accountants" but transformed into a service-focussed team supporting various business units.
Planning To Win: Why The Foundation Of Business Agility Is Active Planning.
Now more than ever, agility is the currency of success. Nothing we see in the marketplace today suggests that change is slowing, so companies aiming to thrive must gain the visibility to see what’s happening, the insight to form a strategic plan in response, the control to execute meaningful and coordinated action, and the tools necessary to measure the results. Hear the results of research on how planning impacts business performance with insights gained from CFOs, FP&A practitioners, and other thought leaders.
Director, European Planning
Driving Agility Through Intelligent Finance Transformation With SAP & BlackLine
The digital economy is driving a new era of Finance and Accounting transformation. As resources and talent are constantly evolving, agility becomes the key to success. Leading Finance executives are driving intelligent transformation initiatives and their organisations are benefiting from their efforts. Join this session to understand how innovative CFOs are leveraging technology like SAP S/4HANA to strengthen collaboration, improve efficiency, and increase productivity.
Solutions Consultant, BlackLine
Finance & Analytics Lead, SAP
Are You Watching Or Driving Your Business?
Financial reports, charts and BI dashboards – regardless of how aesthetically pleasing they may be – are useless until they are converted into measurable impact by those accountable for taking action. Modern technology means we’re receiving more data than ever before and uncovering more insights than ever before. However, without focus and prioritisation, insights get lost in spreadsheets. Without accountability, opportunities gather dust. Without measurement, businesses don’t learn the root causes of their successes. In his talk, Julian Mills, CEO of Quorso, talks about the need to move beyond Business Intelligence, towards Action-Driven Performance Management technology, which puts Finance at the very heart of driving growth and delivering profit.