Future of Finance & CFO Summit, Pre-Conference Workshop Day

8:00 am - 8:30 am Registration & Welcome Coffee Break

8:30 am - 10:30 am The AI-augmented CFO: Becoming the digital pilot of today’s data-driven organisation

Alpesh Doshi - Founder and CEO, Fintricity
While AI technologies will inevitably completely replace associated skills in some standardised jobs within a few years, many finance roles and responsibilities will become much more “intelligent” in terms of data-driven. This leads to entirely new roles and knowledge structures in corporate finance. CFOs will have to explore and implement new ways in designing their organisations and managing talent in a way they are not prepared to deliver today.
In this workshop, you will explore:
o How AI is augmenting decision-making for CFOs and finance departments and expanding their role
o Using AI to provide tailored forecasting: finding patterns in the way unique internal data changes with external trends
o Putting customer negatives, as well as positives, to competitive advantage
o The ways CFOs can ensure their team have the skillsets they need to provide modern business intelligence

Alpesh Doshi

Founder and CEO

10:30 am - 11:00 am Morning refreshments

11:00 am - 1:00 pm Change management amidst transformation – making change and communications practical, relevant and actionable

Rakesh Sangani - CEO and Founder, Proservartner
The use of data and technology is often the first way finance looks to add strategic value to the company, but the key to success may actually lie in how effective finance leaders are at implementing the change with finance teams who are doing that work.
Effective people management in any transformation must look beyond the moment and toward a defined ideal future state.
In this workshop, you will discuss:
o Evolve slowly or ‘big bang’ transformation?
o Why is your change management not sticking?
o Delivering well-planned, consistent communications that go both ways
o Dealing with the aftermath: What happens when communications fall apart?
o Getting the right sponsorship and keeping the transformation on the corporate ‘radar’

Rakesh Sangani

CEO and Founder

1:00 pm - 2:00 pm Networking Lunch

2:00 pm - 4:00 pm Embedding a culture of analytics for data-driven insights

Stephen Hambling - Director, Formulate
well-established culture of analytics can accelerate application, amplify its power, and steer away from risky outcomes. Today’s fast-moving business landscape requires that all decisions big and small are backed by thoughtful analytics, and there’s a tremendous opportunity for the CFO to spearhead this transformation and guide the company through an imperative organizational challenge. But where should you, as a finance leader, focus in order to make this happen? How can you take a leading role in building a culture of data-driven decision-making?
In this workshop, you will cover the following:
o Why data culture matters in finance
o Infusing analytics into the decision-making process and instilling an ‘analytics-first’ mentality
o Organising and governing analytics capabilities across the organization
o Sourcing and deploying analytics talent


Stephen Hambling


4:00 pm - 4:00 pm END OF WORKSHOP DAY