At last, we have arrived in the New Year of 2021! 2020 was tumultuous, a time that will forever be referred to as the year everything went wrong.
Although the clock struck midnight, ringing in the New Year with new beginnings, what does 2021 really hold?
Looking back at 2020, Finance professionals have overcome incredible unforeseen disruption, persevered despite global chaos, and adapted to the new reality in the blink of an eye.
Post-election and mid-Covid-19, finance teams are tasked with continuing D&I initiatives, hiring & retaining the best talent, implementing digitization operations, addressing sustainability issues, assessing key investments, and prioritizing FP&A.
Join us at the Future of Finance Leadership Forum on January 27, 2021, where top minds in Finance will address:
As the world starts talking about COVID-19 vaccines and the possibility of going back to some sort of normal, business leaders ask themselves how to plan for the future. As uncertain as it may seem, managing a business in such a world is not new. The banking industry does stress testing, the oil industry pioneered scenario planning, and decision trees have been long used in the pharmaceutical industry.
This session will help you understand:
Finance Director Immunology Global Commercial Strategy/R&D
Covid-19 has created a unique transformation opportunity for finance teams, where the need to rapidly change and manage the Office of Finance with technology is now essential. Now that it’s the start of the New Year, many companies are preparing for new technology investments. According to leading analysts, financial planning and analysis solutions (FP&A) will make up a significant portion of that investment. Because of this, finance teams need to be laser-focused on how FP&A technology will help them overcome the hurdles created by the pandemic, as well as accelerate the modernization of their finance processes.
Join us for this engaging session as we discuss:
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Managing Partner at Spoke Global
Financial Technology (Fintech) seeks to improve and automate finance processes, allowing organizations to leverage financial operations. Through various software, finance teams are able to better manage their teams and create more efficient procedures. Fintech is innovative and continues to disrupt the finance function in a positive manner.
This session will explore:
Vice President, Corporate Finance
Vice President, Corporate Financial Planning & Analysis
Executive Director, Finance and Student Services Projects
Product Marketing Director
This past year brought a global pandemic, shone a light upon a nation still struggling with mistreatment and oppression, and brought forth a challenge to our democracy. Now, more than ever, a high functioning organization needs a renewed commitment to diversity, equity, and inclusion. A diverse workforce increases employee satisfaction, reduces turnover, strengthens company culture, and elevates collaboration amongst leaders.
Join this keynote presentation, which will address:
Chief Financial Officer
2020 was a year of unprecedented economic turmoil affecting nearly every business sector globally. In a December 2020 survey, 70% of global business leaders responding indicated that they do not expect “business as usual” until the second half of 2021 or 2022. In other words, uncertainty and volatility are likely to remain for the better part of 2021. In the same survey, business leaders also indicated that planning more frequently and encompassing various scenarios in their planning will be keys to successfully navigating the turmoil.
In this session, the distinguished panel will share ideas and best practices for scenario planning and intelligent forecasting for 2021 and beyond.
Manager, ERP, EPM, and Analytics Transformation Practice
Chief Financial Officer and Head of Strategy
Chief Financial Officer
CEO & President
Even with the year 2020 behind us, the role of FP&A continues to evolve and remains a critical part of the finance function. FP&A teams are still reevaluating the models needed to develop effective financial forecasts and plans, especially during a time of uncertainty. As the role of these finance professionals grows in importance, there is increased pressure to forecast financial outcomes, especially those closely related to economic variables.
In this keynote presentation, topics will include:
Vice President, Business Performance Controlling
Diversity, equity, and Inclusion (DEI) has continued to be a top priority for organizations. Finance teams are becoming more diverse in terms of gender, ethnicity, and culture, and DEI has a significant social and workplace impact. Addressing and implementing strategies for your finance team is critical for long term success, and a more diverse team can be leveraged as a competitive advantage.
In this panel discussion, topics will include:
Head of Real Estate Finance - Global
Vice President of Shared Services
Vice President, Finance & IT
Senior Finance Manager for Global IT & Global Workplace, NA & LA
As finance teams navigate the new year, FP&A professionals are tasked with scenario planning and creating data to help predict the future. So, how can teams create this data to make predictions? The goal is to define uncertainties and develop scenarios in order to discuss the findings from each, which will in turn provide insight into what is most likely to happen.
Join this interactive panel discussion, which will address:
Vice President of FP&A
Vice President, Finance & Accounting
Field of Study:Finance
Advance Preparation:None required
Delivery Method:Group Internet-based
Recommended CPE Credit(s):4
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