Week 3 Thursday, 24th September: Location Strategy Day (Free to Attend) + Virtual IDGs (Premium)


9:00 am - 10:30 am IDG M: Achieve Procure-to-Pay Excellence (2nd Round)
Tom Davies - Enterprise Accounts Director, Tradeshift

• Mapping out the end to end procure-to-pay process to identify improvement opportunities 

• Removing silos and improve internal and external collaboration to achieve P2P excellence 


Tom Davies

Enterprise Accounts Director


9:00 am - 10:30 am IDG N. Process Discovery – Mining for opportunities for automation, efficiency and quality
Martin Huba - Head of Global Shared Services Development, KONE

• Understand the core concepts of process mining: discovery, conformance and enhancement

• How to select the right process mining solution for your organisation that will deliver business value 


Martin Huba

Head of Global Shared Services Development


11:00 am - 12:30 pm IDG O: Giving your Payroll Services the Digital edge with AI & ML
Raghvendra Tripathi - Business Head, Ramco Systems
Harish B K - General Manager, Payroll, Nissan


Raghvendra Tripathi

Business Head
Ramco Systems


Harish B K

General Manager, Payroll


11:00 am - 12:30 pm IDG P: Go beyond compliance: get more out of leasing

Organizations have been forced (sometimes reluctantly) to gain visibility and control over their global leasing portfolio in order to comply with evolving standards. The good news is that getting compliant is the first step towards digital finance transformation. Progressive organizations are seizing this opportunity to build on their initial progress and align with their digital transformation strategy by:

·        applying automation to develop standardization and controls, 

·        reducing headcount and human intervention / errors, 

·        centralizing data, and

·        achieving repeatable and consistent application of policies and procedures within a shared services or center of excellence organization.  


Join us in this interactive/workshop session where you will learn from other companies that are at different stages of the Lease Lifecyle Automation journey. The session will be led by lease accounting specialists, practitioners and technologists. You’ll leave with a better understanding of best practices and practical ways to accelerate your transformation, along with a personalized roadmap for the future. 

Moderator: Mike Lees, Chief Marketing Officer, LeaseAccelerator

Speaker: Stefan Pfeiffer, Partner, Financial Accounting Advisory Services, EY

Speaker: Len Neuhaus, Vice President, Lease Accounting, LeaseAccelerator

Speaker: John Kuett, Vice President, Lease Accounting, LeaseAccelerator

Speaker: Niv Cohen, Associate Director, Teva Pharmaceuticals

10:00 am - 10:45 am Setting the Scene: Key Trends Reshaping Global Shared Services Location Strategies for 2021 and beyond

Josefien Glaudemans - Partner, Buck Consultants International

This session will present key trends, statistics into the future of shared services location strategies. We will dive in the examine he the impact of COVID-19, the rise of virtual solutions to draw a global footprint roadmaps for shared services. 


Josefien Glaudemans

Buck Consultants International

4 corporate leaders will be invited to join this panel discussion to provide more insights into the current challenges and future plans for their location selection strategies focusing on:

·        How the current shared services structure is organised

·        Top 5 challenges for the future

·        What are the key drivers for the future global shared service centre strategy

·        What are the key consideration factors on location selections


Josefien Glaudemans

Buck Consultants International


Peter Evans

Director, Continuous Improvement


Nicolaas Waaning

Global Head of Corporate Real Estate Strategy and Portfolio Management


Dan Foley

Finance Shared Service Centre Director
Kier Group


Janet Taylor-Hall

Cognia Law

11:30 am - 12:15 pm Case Study: Georgia – A Rising Eastern European Outsourcing Destination

Mikheil Khidureli - CEO, Enterprise Georgia
Alexander Mironenko - Country Manager, Majorel Georgia

With its strategic location between Europe and Asia at GMT+4 time zone and distinct cultural similarities to the west, superior business climate, accessible talent pool with the optimal mix of technical and foreign language skills at a competitive price, Georgia is becoming a rising Eastern European destination for delivery of business and tech-enabled services.

Georgia-A Rising Eastern European Outsourcing Destination 

In this presentation, Mikheil Khidureli, CEO of Enterprise Georgia – a state economic development and investment promotion agency of Georgia will discuss the country’s business services outsourcing industry background, talent pool capabilities, operating costs, favorable business climate, taxation system and incentives.

Majorel – Exponential Growth in Georgia

Alexander Mironenko, Country Manager of Majorel Georgia will discuss a success story behind Majorel’s growth in Georgia.




Mikheil Khidureli

Enterprise Georgia


Alexander Mironenko

Country Manager
Majorel Georgia