09:00

Welcome & Introduction

THEME :  THE CFOs ROLE IN DRIVING LONG-TERM ECONOMIC SUCCESS

THE CHALLENGES AHEAD - THE NEXT 12 MONTHS AND THE CFO?

  • Leading volatility with confidence

  • How close is Europe to a economic depression

  • Critical barriers and buffers 

  • Sustainability

THE FUTURE OF FINANCE IS NOW

  • Finance teams have gone from backward to forward looking. 

  • Drive agility in planning & forecasting and streamline the financial procedures

  • Supporting top performance in a good and including atmosphere.

 

Case: OPEN

 

PANEL |  CFO 2.0

Moderator Peter Nyman

The DNA of the modern CFO

NETWORKING BREAK

 

 

THEME: LEADING VOLATILITY, ESG AND FINANCIAL STRATEGY

 

LEADING FINANCE BEYOND THE CRISES

  • Helping the Commercial Teams succeed. Being an insightful partner

  • Strengthen your balance sheet & Access to Capital

  • Cash Management & Optimize working capital, Capital Allocation

  • How do you turn finance into a business performance engine


DO YOU HAVE A SUSTAINABLE STRATEGY OR A SUSTAINABILITY STRATEGY?                     

  • ESG. Moving the Business towards a net-zero reality

  • Evaluate ESG & Policies & Procedures

  • What role has CFO’s to play when expanding responsibilities to also include societal impact.

IS THE EU TAXONOMY REPORTING AND GREEN BOND MEASUREMENTS COMPATIBLE 

  • Evaluate ESG & Policies & Procedures

  • Regulatory Uncertainty

  • How should you structure your reporting

 

MANAGING UPWARDS: THE BOARD, INVESTORS and  PARTNERS

  • How to work smoothly and influence instances that you have no direct impact on?

  • Setting proper expectations, effective communication and delivering accurate and informative analyses

  • How to keep stakeholders engaged and informed, minimize surprises and secure the support in business lows-and highs.

LUNCH BREAK

 

 

 

THEME: THE FUTURE OF FINANCIAL FUNCTIONS

Digital, Autonomous, Structures and Talent

 

CASE

HARNESSING THE POWER OF TECHNOLOGY; AUTOMATION AND AI 

  • Implementing enterprise wide agility throughout 

  • How do we enable these tools to not only manage and improve finance processes, but to accelerate business decisions on a wider scale

  • Just a bit more “Better, Faster and Cheaper” or something truly new? What are the dangers involved?

 

BUILDING THE FINANCE TEAM OF THE FUTURE

  • What kind of skills are there a demand of right now

  • How are team roles and composition changing

  • The future of an AI-driven Finance organization

  • Should you blend in new roles with alternative backgrounds than economics?

 

CASE

TECHNOLOGY IS LIBERATING THE FINANCE FUNCTION

  • Create a digital footprint that enables a more nimble structure, set of processes and people.

  • Translating promises of automation and analytics into reality enterprise-wide 

  • What are the practical steps taken by senior finance leaders in tech change

Closing Remark

NAVIGATING THE NEW ECONOMY - IN MIDST OF UNCERTAINTY

  • Economic forecast, guidelines and predictions

  • What can we trust in the next 6-12 months?

  • Sanctions, Economy, Talent, Cyber, Inflation or Something Else: Where do our greatest future risks lie and how prepared are we for them?

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AGENDA 2022

MAY 19th, 2022

Main Stage Agenda

Starting 9AM CET - Stockholm, Oslo, Copenhagen Time

Starting 10AM EEST - Helsinki Time

10:00 (EEST)

Welcome & Introduction

THEME :  THE CFOs ROLE IN DRIVING LONG-TERM ECONOMIC SUCCESS

10:05

OPENING REMARK:

THE STATE OF THE ECONOMY - THE NEXT 12 MONTHS AND THE CFO?

Pasi Kuoppamäki, Economist  |  Danske Bank

  • The challenges ahead. Economic forecast, guidelines and predictions

  • How close is Europe to an economic depression? Leading volatility with confidence

  • Critical barriers and buffers. What can we trust in the next 6-12 months?

  • Sanctions, Economy, Talent, Cyber, Inflation or Something Else: Where do our greatest future risks lie and how prepared are we for them?

10:25

FIRESIDE CHAT:
BUILDING THE FINANCE TEAM OF THE FUTURE

Regina Sippel, CFO  | Veikkaus

Tarja Järvinen, Deputy CEO, CFO | Raute

  • What kind of skills are there a demand of right now

  • How are team roles and composition changing

  • The future of an AI-driven Finance organization

  • Should you blend in new roles with alternative backgrounds than economics?

10:45

TURNING BLACK SWANS GREEN

Miguel Vergara, Business Development Manager – Finance and Operations | Oracle

  • How can we turn our challenges into opportunities and continue to do so in the future.

  • How does technology fit in the picture?

  • How does our business evolve

11:05

CASE: Stora Enso

A FINANCE TRANSFORMATION JOURNEY

Jari Lehto, VP Finance Digitalization & Development | Stora Enso

Perttu Järvinen, Group Business Controlling | Stora Enso

Sami Lahtinen,  Account Manager Finland | Onestream

  • The drivers behind a finance transformation initiative in a large enterprise

  • Turning the transformation vision into reality

  • A process, not a project - what will the future hold?

11:25

NETWORKING BREAK

 

 

THEME: LEADING VOLATILITY, ESG AND FINANCIAL STRATEGY

11:45

THREE STEPS TO SUCCESSFUL DIGITALIZATION

Magnus Bergfors, Director Global Product Marketing | Basware

  • Process before solution. Many organizations rush out to find a solution before making sure they understand what they need. It is key to get the right balance between adopting proven best practices while allowing for necessary differentiation

  • Start with the basics. A lot of manual tasks can today be automated. By starting your digitalization in these areas you free up critical resources and gather data to drive further digitalization.

  • Slice up the elephant. Don’t boil the ocean. Plan and implement your digital transformation in manageable projects. Understand the pros and cons with broader suites and specialized point solutions and find the right balance for your organization

 

12:00

CASE Integrated Business Planning

VAASAN HAS LEVERAGED AI TO PREDICT FUTURE OUTCOMES

Joonas Alasaari, Senior Business Controller | Vaasan

  • Harnessing the power of technology, automation and AI

  • How do we enable integrated business planning not only to manage and improve finance processes, but to accelerate business decisions on a wider scale

  • When everything can be measured and most things can be automated, the benchmark for improvement is continually adjusting upwards. The importance of a common data set

  • Implementing enterprise wide agility throughout and speeding up the planning process

12:15

SUSTAINABLE PARTNERSHIP DRIVING GROWTH - THE NEXT LEVEL OF BUSINESS SKILLS

Ilkka Kosola, CFO | ADVEN Group
Pirita Heinänen, Account Director | ACCOUNTOR

  • A CFO’s key competencies for the future

  • What kind of skillset is required for the finance team in the future?

  • How to reach new areas of expertise supporting business?

  • Communication: What is essential for employees to understand about a company’s finances?

12:35

FIRESIDE CHAT

PATRIA's growth transformation

Ville Jaakonsalo, Group CFO, Head of transformation | Patria

  • Leading an ambitious target of 300M in growth transformation

  • Seeking better performance, setting challenges and widering offering in advance

  • Managing upwards: The board, investors and partners

  • Setting proper expectations, effective communication and delivering accurate and informative analyses

12:55

LUNCH BREAK

 

 

 

THEME: THE FUTURE OF FINANCIAL FUNCTIONS

Digital, Autonomous, Structures and Talent

 

13:15

CASE Tietoevry

HOW TO FUTURE-PROOF THE ANNUAL REPORTING PROCESS

Johanna Varis, Head of external reporting | TIETOEVRY

Riccardo Nykopp, Regional Sales Director | WORKIVA

  • How has ESEF impacted the end-to-end process

  • What are the tactics that will enable companies to future-proof their process against further disruption, including new ESG mandates

  • How to move towards assured reporting

13:30

HOW TO GET HYPED FINANCE TECHNOLOGIES TO ACTUALLY GENERATE RESULTS?

Jarno Lehikoinen, Director Sales and Marketing, CRO | HEEROS

Henri Liuska, Director Products | HEEROS

  • Ways in which you can utilize AI in various financial software applications

  • Possible reasons companies neglect modern technologies

 

13:45

SCALE WITHOUT FAIL – ENSURING THE INTEGRITY OF YOUR FINANCIAL CLOSE AS YOU SCALE AND GROW YOUR BUSINESS

David Woodall, Director of Product Marketing | TRINTECH

  • The challenges the Office of Finance faces with a manual financial close process

  • Key metrics your organization should consider

  • The benefits your organization can achieve with financial close automation

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14:00

NORDIC LEADERS CIRCLE PANEL

THE DNA OF THE MODERN CFO 

Christian Nilsson, CFO ABB Electrification ABB Group SVP | Switzerland

Katrin Karu, CFO | TV3 Grupp |  Estonia

Tiina-Liisa Liukkonen, Group CFO | Olvi | Finland

Magnus Bergfors, Director Global Product Marketing | Basware

Moderator Peter Nyman

Panel is part of Nordic Leaders Circle Series

14:30

CASE

From a start up to IPO and Acquisition - Learnings from Next Games CFO

Annina Salvén, CFO | NEXT GAMES

14:50

End of day 

 
 
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Deep Dive Agenda 2022

Deep Dive -sessions are 30 minutes in-depth discussions or presentations. Deep Dives are held in separate virtual rooms in the Event Platform. Seats are limited for each session and registration can be done on the Event Platform.

Time Zone EEST

11:25 (EEST)

Adding Science to the art of Finance 

Andrew King, Director Product Management | Oracle

Ville Aavikko, Senior Solution Engineer | Oracle

  • Understand how new technologies like Machine Learning can impact your business today!

  • During this session Oracle will showcase the new innovation that are incorporated on EPM Cloud.

  • Learn how your Company can make use of Machine learning to predict the future scenarios.

11:40

How to plan for Growth 

Manav Singh, Global Head of FP&A  Unit4

  • With the current macro turbulence choosing the right measures to continue driving business growth is more essential than ever

  • With many options out there, it's critical to ensure that you have a strong ability to not only choose your growth strategies but ensure that you have full organizational alignment to maximize your returns

  • This requires a tight alignment of your strategic goals with your operational plans, with tooling that drives accountability, trust, and collaboration

  • This session will explore how technology can enable your growth objectives and ensure that you are able to not just drive growth by “strategic growth” aligned with your organizational ambitions

12:00

HOW TO REDUCE ORGANIZATIONAL RISK BY STANDARDIZING FINANCE AND ACCOUNTING

David Woodall, Director of Product Marketing I Trintech

 

  • A health check of your current financial close process.

  • The increasing acceleration in digital transformation initiatives and the rise in digital risk.

  • What is your organization’s current risk management framework?

  • How to reduce organizational risk.

12:30

AI finds outliers in your financial data

Juho Kolmonen, Data & AI team Lead Intito

Visa Linkiö, Data Scientist Intito

 

With the current macro turbulence choosing the right measures to continue driving business growth is more essential than ever

 

In this slot, we will run a hands-on demo on checking purchase invoices. The solution works for any dataset where there is monthly numeric data (P&L, Demand, Sales, HR, Energy Consumpion, etc.). You will learn how the algorithm looks for outliers in the data and our experts analyze and explain the causes and relations. This is followed by a discussion of your questions and possibilities offered by algorithms in financial planning.

13.00

How to prepare an enterprise for a finance transformation journey?

Sami Lahtinen, Account Manager Finland Onestream

  • Leading and managing change during the transformation

  • Role of technology transformational initiatives

 

Many enterprises are seeking to transform their finance function with next-generation and emerging technologies in the upcoming years. But transformation is often easier said than done, especially in large sophisticated enterprises with fine-tuned processes and rooted ways of working. Transformation and technology affects everything from processes to people and it is important to consider every aspect to ensure a successful transformation.

 

OneStream is a technology used by many of the Nordics’ largest enterprises as the technology component in finance transformation. Join this interactive deep-dive session to hear examples of how some of the largest companies have prepared their finance function to embrace the transformation process.

13.30

Future CFO - The next level of business skills?

Sari Leskinen, Senior Consultant | Accountor

  • A CFO’s key competencies for the future

  • What kind of skillset is required for the finance team in the future?

  • How to reach new areas of expertise supporting business?

13.35

How Tietoevry Drives Reporting Efficiency

Johanna Varis, Head of External Reporting Tietoevry

Riccardo Nykopp, Regional Sales Director Workiva

 

In this session you will hear how Tietoevry transitioned from a traditional desktop application to a cloud-based reporting platform which has improved collaboration, while also helping the reporting team save time and minimise risk.

During this session, you will learn:

  • How moving to a cloud-based platform can help finance teams break down silos, and drive collaboration between key stakeholders in the reporting process

  • How you can save time and improve the accuracy of your reports by connecting data and narrative throughout your documents and spreadsheets

  • Identify how to incorporate automation into your financial reporting process, eliminating error-prone manual tasks and freeing up time for value-add activities

14:05

HOW TO TACKLE DIGITALIZATION CHALLENGES

Jarno Lehikoinen, Director Sales and Marketing, CRO I HEEROS

Henri Liuska, Director Products I HEEROS