Bobby Abraham

Vice President Finance Transformation AstraZeneca

Week 1 Tuesday, 8th September: Keynotes (Free to Attend)

Tuesday, September 8th, 2020

11:00 AM Keynote Panel: Shoring Strategies & COVID-19: The realities of Offshoring, Nearshoring and Onshoring

As the country boarders closed up, the trend of reverse globalisation resurfaces. Will this disappear when the pandemic is over or will this be a longer term trend that will reshape how businesses making decisions on their offshore strategies? This panel will bring the industry leaders to share their thoughts and predict the trends that will redefine the very core of the shared services industry.

2:30 PM Interactive Panel on People First: Culture, engagement, and performance through crisis and beyond

GBS and shared services are about people. During global crisis, the first priority for all shared services leaders to focus on is the wellbeing of their employees. Join this interactive session to zoom into key strategies to ensure the physical and psychological wellbeing of your people.

·        The power of the developing a people first strategy

·        Effective learning and training opportunities for career advancement

·        How can GBS build a strong pipeline and become the talent incubator for the company

4:00 PM Virtual Drinks with SSON 2020 Impact Awards Winners

Join the judges and awards winners to find out the secrets behind the winning projects:

Bobby Abrahams Vice President Finance Transformation, AstraZeneca

Joanne Griffin, EMEA Accounting Operations Director, LinkedIn

Kay Flynn, General Manager Global Business Services, Eli Lilly

Phil Priest, Senior Vice President, Global Business Services, Smith and Nephew

Grace Winters, SSC Director, Abbott

Andrew Parris, Director of Shared Services, Tarmac

Kamila Grembowics, Senior Vice President Global Business Services, Adidas

Chris Gunning, Global Functional Owner – Centres Of Excellence, Apollo Tyres

Mike Stops, Group Director Service Centres, NSG

Irina Chernousenko, GBS Consultant, JLL

Fraser Kirk, Vice President Global Human Resources Shared Services Programme, Brambles

Sarunas Suipis, Vice President Operations and Managing Director, Western Union Processing Lithuania

Week 1 Thursday, 10th September: Themed Presentations (Free to Attend)

Thursday, September 10th, 2020

11:00 AM Panel: What Does It Take for Enterprise to Effectively Work With Startups and How Must Startups “Show Up” to Work with Enterprise? Unlocking the Secrets to Collaboration

Today’s business services climate demands innovation that will allow SSOs & GBS Organisations to leap-frog the status-quo and ratchet up the benefits of shared services. Fortunately, there is a parallel push from startups who bring not only the innovation, but also the risk-taking character and agile infrastructure to support exponential value creation. During this panel we will discuss:

·        Effective methods to identify relevant startups to work with

·        What would you need to see from a startup today to begin work with them tomorrow?

·        What are the biggest challenges when working with startups/enterprise with examples on how to overcome

·        Pillars of effective technology/partner ecosystem in the context of GBS being a digital transformation engine 


Philipp Bartkowski, Senior Manager Consulting, EY


Dan Rose, Head of Strategy and Operations, Novartis Business Services

Bobby Abraham, Global Vice President – Finance Transformation, AstraZeneca

Edmund Zagorin, Founder, Bid Ops

Cem Dilmegani, Chief Commercial Officer, Hypatos

Check out the incredible speaker line-up to see who will be joining Bobby.

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