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AGENDA 2023

OCTOBER 18th, 2023

Starting 10AM EEST - Helsinki Time

Starting 9AM CET - Stockholm, Oslo, Copenhagen Time

10:00 (EEST)

Welcome & Introduction

10:05

Top 5 priorities in economy for CFOs to focused on in 2024

Sami Pakarinen, Director, Economy and Research, Confederation of Finnish Industries (EK)

10:25

How CFOs Craft Long-Term Value Despite Immediate Pressures with True Automation

Martti Nurminen, CFO, Basware

  • The top 3 challenges as a modern day CFO and how with the right, modern technologies your organization will remain resilient and your finance function will ensure success

  • First-hand experiences of True Automation success

  • Leave with key takeaways that will help you ensure success through these challenging times

10:45

How to transform a Finance Function to delivery genuine business value in a GBS environment for a low margin business

Andras Kohl, Head of Finance – Central Europe, Tesco Business Services

  • Clear definition for business value creation in Finance 

  • What focus is needed to GBS to drive margin and efficiency on the operational, tactical and

  • strategical levels?

  • What can make a GBS a world class function for value creation

11:05

CFO in a prime position to drive ESG efforts across the business

Leonard Breukers, Board Member of the Nordic Sustainability Reporting Standard, Sustainability Consultant, Azets

Janne Blomqvist, Director of Accounting Services, Azets

  • Legislation combines ESG and financial management

  • ESG improvements need the allocation of financial resources by the CFO

  • What is CFO’s role in reporting ESG’s financial impact

11:25

NETWORKING BREAK

11:55

Communication with the board will be critical in the coming years

12:15

CFOs as an active part of the risk management approach across the whole organization

12:35

What the board expects from a Chief Financial Officer

12:55

CFOs are increasingly seen by key stakeholders as the stewards of long-term value

13:15

LUNCH BREAK

14:00

Driving Digital Transformation Beyond Finance 

Jan-Philipp Menke, DrPrincipal Value Architect, Jedox

  • Why traditional FP&A planning techniques are struggling to keep up​

  • The importance of incorporating flexible modelling​ & machine learning into the planning process​

  • Benefits of modernising the approach to driver-based scenario planning​

  • Practical use cases from customers who adapted integrated financial planning​

14:20

Catalysts of Change: How Tax and Open Banking Regulations are Reshaping Real-Time Finance  

Henri Liuska, Director, Products, Heeros

Jarno Lehikoinen, Chief Revenue Officer, Heeros  

  • Key regulatory developments driving change

  • Compliance challenges or source for competitive advantage

  • Real-time insights across multiple countries and business units

14:40

Innovative planning and forecasting tools & models

Sami Lahtinen, Account Manager, OneStream Software

Joakim Östergaard, EPM Consultant, inlumi

Niklas Valtonen, Head of Group Finance Development, Metso Outotec

  • Market trends with planning & forecasting

  • Metso’s journey to implement new planning & forecasting solution

  • Key learnings from implementing state of the art planning and forecasting tools

 

15:00

SAP Digital Transformation in Finance

Vandana Khanna, Senior director of global finance transformation, Johnson & Johnson

  • How to prepare the organization

  • How to support the employees / users of the technology

  • How to make sure Transformation sticks.

15:20

Financial storytelling and leveraging financial data to drive the business

Sandeep Menon, Director of Finance and Enterprise Engineering, Netflix

15:45

END OF DAY

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