Monday 15th Feb, 2021 - Virtual Interactive Discussion Groups

10:00 am - 11:30 am THE POWER OF FINANCE IN NAVIGATING THROUGH CHANGING MARKET DYNAMICS

Rebecca Barnett - Senior Director, Sage Intacct

Businesses around the world are facing unprecedented challenges. In these times of uncertainty, gaining real-time visibility of cash flow and working capital has never been more important.


As the finance function begins to benefit from broader business digital transformation, many companies still find themselves at the start of their journey. Heads of finance have a unique opportunity to take a central role in business transformation and ensure their businesses have the skills, tools and expertise required to predict and adapt to the changes ahead and gain the competitive edge.


In this roundtable, we will explore how the role of finance is changing and how this will impact the value finance teams can bring to the business. With new technological developments driving fundamental shifts, is there a risk of technology making some finance roles obsolete? Or as markets transform in the post-pandemic economic downturn, will the chief finance officer play a key role in navigating their company through these shifts, adapting to changing business models, increased costs, and the emergence of new metrics.

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Rebecca Barnett

Senior Director
Sage Intacct

11:30 am - 12:30 pm CONTENT BREAK

12:30 pm - 2:00 pm THE DIGITALISATION OF FINANCE: HOW CAN COMPANIES ADAPT TO MEET THE NEW DIGITAL ECONOMY?

Nick Hunt - Account Executive, Tradeshift

The last year has affected every business and meant that they need to look at different ways of digital working. But the accelerated digitalisation brought upon businesses worldwide is far from complete. CFOs and CIOs worldwide are investigating strategies to simplify complex and time-consuming operations while preventing workflow disruptions and maintaining productivity levels. 


As workplaces gear themselves up for another potentially eventful year, innovative solutions may be key to peel off unnecessary labour from all financial operations. Facilitating remote working, removing manual activities like paper invoice processing and quickly identifying and preventing issues are some of the ways top leaders can focus on growth while adapting to a revolutionised work environment. By digitalising repetitive tasks, competitive companies can free up working capital and redirect their efforts towards more value added activities. 


  • In what way is digitalisation bound to shape financial operations?
  • What tools are available to enterprises in their quest towards the most effective use of their resources? 
  • How can modern solutions help businesses remain competitive in an increasingly globalised economy?
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Nick Hunt

Account Executive
Tradeshift

2:00 pm - 3:00 pm CONTENT BREAK

3:00 pm - 4:30 pm WHAT CHANGED IN 2020 AND HOW DO WE DELIVER BUSINESS CONTINUITY IN 2021?

Kieran Coughlan - Senior Solutions Engineer, Nintex
Luke Richardson - Account Executive, Nintex

Welcome to the Business Process Optimisation For Finance Operations Roundtable. This closed-door interactive event will be live on zoom and will address the key talking-point of “what changed in 2020 and how do we deliver business continuity in 2021?”


Now that workforces are approaching the first anniversary of being remotely based, we will work as a group to understand: 


  • What changed in the Finance Operations' approach to ensure that business processes remained agile and could adapt to the ever changing situation? 
  • What processes were optimised to ensure that the teams could still function effectively?
  • How do we deliver business continuity in 2021 and what should be the priorities?


With the support of our expert moderators, Kieran Coughlan & Luke Richardson, this effective and intimate format will allow you to connect with your peers and assess some real time solutions for 2021.  

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Kieran Coughlan

Senior Solutions Engineer
Nintex

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Luke Richardson

Account Executive
Nintex