Programme

Streams

  • Strategy & Business Partnering
  • Transformation
  • Operational & Performance Efficiency
  • Roundtable Discussion
7:45 - 8:30
8:00 - 8:45
8:50 - 9:00
9:00 - 9:30

Seeing Risk Through an Opportunistic Lens

The macroeconomic environment has been challenging CFOs with some unexpected and unpredictable changes. As a result, CFOs and business leaders need to adapt their risk and operating models to survive and stay competitive. So how can we view risk as a catalyst for growth and opportunity as opposed to a cost to our business? This session will explore how to mitigate business risk whilst creating an environment that fosters innovation and growth. And what practical advice, skills, and tools are required to allow you to become an agile leader.

speakers

Noreena Hertz Leading Expert in Strategy, Economic and Geo-Political Risk and International Best-selling Author
9:30 - 10:15

EXECUTIVE PANEL: The Future of the CFO: Are you Ready?!

A ‘number cruncher’ to a business partner to a strategic leader, the role of a CFO is ever-changing. From previously exerting business skills into finance to now applying finance skills into the wider business. Today, the CFO is being challenged more than ever to provide true business advantage. With more pressure to become multi-dimensional – what will the role look like in 5, 10 or 15 years?

Find out from our Executive Panel as they deep dive into:

  • How the role is evolving and what are the capabilities required for the CFO of the Future
  • What trends and macroeconomic factors are influencing the role and how to prepare for these changes.

chair

Naomi Connell CFO VolkerWessels UK

panellists

Richard Beeston SVP, Finance & Operations Syco Entertainment
Gianmarco Cicuzza European Operations Finance Director (Regional CFO) Jaguar Land Rover
Bina Khatwani Portfolio CFO
Mark Irwin Group Director of Finance Paddy Power Betfair
10:15 - 10:40

Networking Refreshments

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CHALLENGE HUBS – Brainstorm

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10:40 - 11:10

The CFO to Drive Business Growth: Partnering with the CEO and Providing Enterprise Strategy

Strategy & Business Partnering

speakers

Wayne Close Managing Director Bupa
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Supporting Organisational Agility

Transformation

speakers

John Park CFO McDonalds
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The CFO as a Relationship Builder

Operational & Performance Efficiency

speakers

Wendy Smith Vice President & CFO Kellogg's
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11:15 - 11:45

The Modern CFO in Today's Subscription Economy

Strategy & Business Partnering

speakers

Andrew Wedge EMEA Finance Director Zuora
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Identifying Areas of Finance Process Improvement and How to Reach a Best-in-Class Record to Report (R2R) Process

Transformation

speakers

Nigel Stanley Partner Enablement Manager Trintech
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Big Data Meets Operational Excellence

Operational & Performance Efficiency

speakers

Christoph Grossbaier Head of Product Marketing Celonis
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11:50 - 12:35

Supporting Talent Through Disruption

Strategy & Business Partnering

speakers

Jessica McDarren Commercial Operations Finance Director L'Oreal
Katie Miller HR Leader - Consumer Products Division L'Oreal
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Finance Transformation: Developing Todays Finance Function to Overcome Tomorrow’s Challenges

Transformation

speakers

Ben Kay CFO UK&I Swissport
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Achieving Performance Efficiency through Group Transformation

Operational & Performance Efficiency

speakers

James Richardson Finance Director William Hill
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12:35 - 1:30

Lunch

VIP Think Tank Lunch: Redefining the Path to Financial Leadership

speakers

Ian Bromley Managing Director Inixion
Greg Hackney Sales & Marketing Director Inixion
Mike DePasquale Group Enterprise Systems Director Avon Rubber Plc
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VIP Think Tank Lunch: Automating Accounting of Revenue?

speakers

Andrew Wedge EMEA Finance Director Zuora
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VIP Think Tank Lunch: Your Five-Year Plan for Finance: Navigating Blockchain, AI, and Payments 2.0

speakers

David Reidy Financial Services Tradeshift
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1:30 - 2:00

Cyber Security: Is Technology the Root Cause or is it the Human Factor?

Strategy & Business Partnering

speakers

Timothy Rees Client Engagement and Strategy Leader (GB), WTW Cyber Risk Solutions Willis Towers Watson
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Driving Strategic Transformation

Transformation

speakers

Mark Harris UK Sales Manager Capita
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Are You Winning the Fight Against Payments Fraud?

Operational & Performance Efficiency

speakers

Gregory Person CTP Vice President Kyriba
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2:05 - 2:35

Building an Anti-Fragile Finance Function

Strategy & Business Partnering

speakers

Rob Collie Director of Group Finance Delivery Sky
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Artificial Intelligence and Automation for SMEs

Transformation

speakers

Connie Kang CFO Europe Opple Lighting
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The Annual Budget? That’s so Last Year!

Operational & Performance Efficiency

speakers

Paul Harris Commercial Finance Director Starbucks
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2:35 - 3:10

Networking Refreshments

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CHALLENGE HUBS – Discussion

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3:10 - 4:05

Thought Exchange: Thriving in the Digital Era

Roundtable Discussion

speakers

Martin Kotze Senior Solutions Consultant/ Product Expert Blackline
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Thought Exchange: Pensions Flexibilities: Navigating a Route from the Corporate Perspective

Roundtable Discussion

speakers

Andrew Vaughan Partner Barnett Waddingham
Jane Ralph Corporate Actuary Barnett Waddingham
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Thought Exchange: Improving Business Performance by Managing Pension Risk

Roundtable Discussion

speakers

John Towner Head of Origination Legal & General Retirement
Tim Dougall Head of Fiduciary Investment Advisory, Solutions Group Legal & General Investment Management
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Thought Exchange: Bridging the Gap Between Finance & Creative

Roundtable Discussion

speakers

Richard Beeston SVP, Finance & Operations Syco Entertainment
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3:10 - 4:05

Though Exchange: The Strategic CFO - Influencing the Business through Smart Decision Making

Roundtable Discussion

speakers

Gianmarco Cicuzza European Operations Finance Director (Regional CFO) Jaguar Land Rover
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Thought Exchange: Robotics in Finance – Maximising Efficiencies through Technology

Roundtable Discussion

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Jules Hollows Sales Manager Capita
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Thought Exchange: Helping CFO's turn Data into Insight - An Introduction to Process Mining

Roundtable Discussion

speakers

Bertram Lutz Head of Data Science UK&I Celonis
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Thought Exchange: Setting Yourself up for Change and the Future of Finance

Roundtable Discussion

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Nigel Stanley Partner Enablement Manager Trintech
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3:10 - 4:05

Thought Exchange: Driving Financial Transformation for your Business

Roundtable Discussion

speakers

Spencer Corlett Head of Presales CCH Tagetik
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Thought Exchange: The Weight of Property on the Balance Sheet - Is it Driving Value for the Business?

Roundtable Discussion

speakers

Ben Munn Managing Director Business & Solution Development The Instant Group
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Thought Exchange: Building An Anti-Fragile Finance Function

Roundtable Discussion

speakers

Rob Collie Director of Group Finance Delivery Sky
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Thought Exchange: Leading Through Change - The CFOs Role in Making Transactions Successful

Roundtable Discussion

speakers

Mark Irwin Group Director of Finance Paddy Power Betfair
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4:05 - 4:25

The CFO of the Future - And why Technology Matters

With CEOs increasingly looking to the CFO to help shape business direction and strategy, never has there been a more opportune time for finance to have an impact. Once considered a numbers-only role, the role of the CFO is now made up of balancing traditional responsibilities with growing demand for data-driven analysis and insights that support growth and strategy.

This session will showcase the role of technology in helping CFOs meet the needs of the future.

speakers

Brian Montgomery Finance Director Workday
Fred Portal Senior Product Marketing Manager Workday
4:30 - 5:25

Leading a Successful Team Through the Unfamiliar and Changing Business Landscape

Leading not only a team, but also an organisation in this unprecedented environment is a new challenge for any business leader. What part does a CFO play in leading and motivating talent across the business? Hear from our executive sporting panel on in how to navigate and lead a high performing team in a world of uncertainty.

chair

Martin Sanders Chief Audit Executive Honda Motor Europe

panellists

Peter Hull MBE Paralympian Gold Medallist
Andy Gomarsall Former England Rugby Player England Rugby
Beth Tweddle MBE Britain’s Greatest Ever Female Gymnast
Matt Dawson Senior Director & Former England Rugby Player The Instant Group
5:25 - 5:30
5:30 - 6:30

Partners

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Media Partners

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