10 - 12 February, 2020 | Hilton Syon Park, London, United Kingdom

Future of Finance and CFO Summit Blog

2019 Year in Review: Finance’s Triumphs and Challenges

As the year draws to an end, now is the time to look back on the successes and challenges for finance in 2019. Setting up a strong base of information to heads into the New Year is key, and we have broken down some of the key priorities, innovations, and changes that finance leaders have experienced over the last year. This article will be able to pinpoint areas of your business that need to take the spotlight in 2020, and prepare you for the challenges that are on the horizon.

The Future of Finance & CFO Awards applications are open!

It is with great pleasure that, for 2020, we announce the launch of the Future of Finance & CFO Summit AwardsFor the first time ever, join us as we honour, recognize and promote individuals and teams who have made a commitment to driving superior performance within the world of finance.

The Awards recognise industry talent, leadership skills, and professional capability on an international platform. After careful consideration of nominations by our  esteemed judging panel, winners are declared on the strength of their application and past accomplishments.

The Future of Finance: Three Stages From Two Perspectives

In the lead up to the Future of Finance and CFO Summit 2020, we spoke with Ian Brimicombe, Senior Vice President Group Finance, Burberry, and Camilla Thorsager Trendell, International Director & Finance Director itsu [grocery]. This report will show you how both companies are preparing for, moving towards, and dealing with the challenges presented by, the future of finance.

The New Role For CFOs And Finance Leaders

In the build up to the Future of Finance conference, SSON surveyed 130 finance leaders to uncover the secret to success in a changing landscape. Here, Anders Liu-Lindberg provides expert commentary on the results

3 Traits of an Effective Finance Business Partner

Providing the business with trusted advice, support, analysis and value, Finance Business Partnering is an essential component of the finance function. We outline three of the most important traits that contribute to becoming an effective finance business partner. 

How can Blockchain Transform the Finance Function?

While still in its infancy, the enigma of blockchain permeates the minds of many finance professionals. Below, we breakdown how this game-changing technology can provide businesses with the opportunity to revolutionise their finance function.

4 Common Finance Automation Mistakes and How to Avoid Them

The excitement around digital technologies such as RPA and IA is growing. Here, we outline four common mistakes that are made when automating the finance function alongside advice as to how you can avoid them.

4 Statistics that Every Chief Financial Officer Should Know

The role of the CFO is changing. In preparation for the imminent future of finance, here are four vital statistics that demonstrate the pressing reality of this evolution.

How can RPA improve the Finance Function?


Over the past few years, Robotic Process Automation has surpassed its reputation as just another buzzword to become a reality for the finance functions of businesses in a myriad of industries. Here, we break down the purpose, benefits and applications of this increasingly popular technology.