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Webcast Summary

As regulatory and market burdens continue to disrupt banks and insurers, finance is becoming even more mission critical to guiding enterprise strategy and decisioning. Financial services CFOs – and their teams – face an imperative to run with agility and contribute deep insight to the CEO by using intelligent insights to bridge the gap between strategy and execution.

Join this Webcast to hear how banks and insurers are leveraging advanced technologies to draw insights from their massive data stores and inform corporate decision-making with a level of sophistication not possible in the past.

Learn how finance leaders are applying data-driven intelligence to enable their companies via:

  • Robust banking and insurance data models that deliver one version of financial truth
  • Real-time data visualizations to empower business users and accelerate decision-making
  • Advanced performance analytics to drive cost and profitability awareness with granularity
  • Machine learning and artificial intelligence to eliminate repetitive or manual tasks and refocus finance on driving business model innovation.

About the Speakers

Hugh AndersonHugh Anderson, Senior Principal - Insurance, SAP

Hugh Anderson is a senior principal in the insurance value advisory practice at SAP. Leveraging his 40+ years in the insurance industry, he is responsible for growing SAP’s customer relationships and market brand as a digital technology partner, business innovator and trusted thought leader. Prior to joining SAP in 2006, Hugh held a variety of IT and business leadership positions at The Hartford Financial Services Group and Vertafore.

Mike RussoMike Russo, Senior Industry Principal – Financial Services, SAP

Mike has over 30 years’ experience in the Financial Services/ Financial Software industries. In addition to his current position at SAP, Mike’s experience includes stints as Manager of the International Department at Barclays Bank of New York; and 14 years as CFO for Nordea Bank’s, New York City branch –a full service retail/commercial bank. Mike also served on Nordea’s Credit, IT, and Risk Committees. Mike’s financial software experience includes roles as a Senior Banking Consultant with Sanchez Computer Associates and Manager of Global Business Solutions (focused on sale of financial/risk management solutions) with Thomson Financial. Mike was a regulator with the Federal Reserve Bank in Charlotte, where he was responsible for the supervision of large commercial banking organizations in the Southeast with a focus on market/credit/operational risk management.

About the Moderator

Joe FleischerJoe Fleischer, Editorial Director, Finance Channel, Argyle Executive Forum

In his role as finance channel editorial director with Argyle Executive Forum, Joe Fleischer focuses on developing virtual events on topics that reflect the primary concerns and priorities of senior finance executives. He is based in New York.

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Fields of Study: Information Technology
Level: Intermediate
Prerequisite: None
Advance Preparation: None required
Delivery Method: Group Internet-based
Recommended CPE Credit(s): 1

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