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AGENDA 2024

SEPTEMBER 18th, 2024

Starting 9AM EEST - Helsinki Time

Starting 8AM CET - Stockholm, Oslo, Copenhagen Time

9:00 (EEST)

Welcome & Introduction

9:05

Fostering a Collaborative CFO-CEO Relationship

Nina Jönsson, CEO, ICA Gruppen 

  • Strategies for building and maintaining a strong, collaborative relationship between the CFO and the CEO

9:35

The Expanding Role of the Modern CFO

Youssef Zad, Chief Economist, Finnish Startup Community

  • Driving Growth - CFOs' new role in guiding companies through complex decision-making, risk management, and leveraging technology for business innovation.

  • The multifaceted CFO: Navigating the diverse skill expectations of today's CFO

  • Role of CFO in a fast-growing company

  • Statistics and the economic impact of startup companies

10:00   

NETWORKING BREAK

10:35

Enhancing Financial Forecasting for Better Decision Making

  • Improving forecast accuracy with data and analytics

  • How accurate financial forecasts can inform and improve strategic decisions

10:55

Leading strategic growth in downturn: Case Kontio

Timo Mustonen, CFO, VP, Kontiotuote

Minna Matikainen, Senior Managing Consultant, Midagon

  • Digital capabilities enabling future growth

  • Integrated planning operations driving effectiveness and flexibility

  • Growth strategies alignment with market trends and requirements

11:15

Back to Basics

Jan Dekempe, Former VP, Group Divisional CFO, A. P. Moeller Maersk

  • In our quest for sophistication, we frequently neglect the basic financial needs and Key Performance Indicators (KPIs) vital for effectively overseeing a company.

  • Emphasizing fundamental principles is crucial for understanding and managing the complexities

11:45

Enhancing Financial Forecasting for Better Decision Making

Heikki Autio, Business Development Analyst, Digita

  • Improving forecast accuracy with data and analytics

  • How accurate financial forecasts can inform and improve strategic decisions

 

12:05

LUNCH BREAK & NETWORKING

13:05

Navigating the future: Strategic leadership in finance

  • Strategies for identifying, assessing, and managing financial and operational risks

  •  Future global economic trends and their implications for strategic financial planning

  •  Stakeholder engagement - Techniques for effective communication and engagement with investors, board members, employees, and other stakeholders to align on strategic financial goals

13:25

Ensuring Regulatory Compliance through AI

  • How AI assists CFOs in understanding and complying with evolving regulations

  • AI in identifying and addressing issues: Techniques for utilizing AI to preemptively tackle potential compliance problems

13:45

Future-Proofing Finance: Strategies for Building Resilience

Heli Lindfors, CFO, Vaisala

  • Navigating economic uncertainty with scenarios 

  • Building agility and strategies to meet global challenges.

14:05    

NETWORKING BREAK

 

14:40

Sustainable growth and Financial Leadership

  • ESG reporting excellence beyond compliance to value creation

  • Tools for sustainability integrating ESG into financial strategy

15:00

Leveraging Generative AI for Strategic Decision-Making

Virpi Ala-Heikkilä, Group Vice President, Global Transformation Lead Controlling, Hitachi Energy, Professor of Practice

  • Enhancing decision-making with AI

  • Strategies for using AI to prevent potential issues in finance and risk management

  • AI in action - Uncovering financial insights and trends

15:20

END OF DAY

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