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Webcast Summary

As finance leaders take on increasing responsibility for planning for the future of their companies, they are also taking responsibility for staying on top of technological developments that will have the greatest impact on their companies' performance.

During this Webcast, we will highlight how CFOs will adapt their priorities to reflect the following five key trends:

  • The use of predictive analytics to inform strategic decisions,
  • The application of robotic process automation to significantly reduce the amount of time finance teams dedicate to performing repetitive transactional tasks,
  • The shift of IT infrastructure from private to public and hybrid cloud environments,
  • Heightened awareness of cybersecurity risks and regulations, and
  • The emergence of new methods and tools to support alternative approaches to traditional budgeting.

About the Panelists

Jim O'ConnorJim O'Connor, Global Finance Advisory and Global Business Services Practice Leader, The Hackett Group

Mr. O'Connor has more than 20 years of industry and consulting experience focusing on finance transformation. He has particular expertise in finance strategy, process design, enterprise performance management, and global business services. Previously, he led the CFO Services practice at North Highland, a global consulting firm, and before that, focused on finance transformation and strategy at Archstone Consulting, now a part of The Hackett Group.

Brian KalishBrian Kalish, Principal, Kalish Consulting

In addition to maintaining a robust consulting and advisory practice, Brian has spoken about key issues facing treasury and FP&A professionals, and he writes on a regular basis. Brian is passionately committed to building and connecting the global FP&A community. He continues to host FP&A Roundtable meetings in North America, Europe, Asia, and South America.

He has more than 20 years of experience in finance, FP&A, treasury, and investor relations. Prior to serving as the Executive Director of the global FP&A practice with the Association for Financial Professionals (AFP), he held a number of treasury and finance positions with companies that include J.P. Morgan, Fifth Third Bank, and Fannie Mae.

Brian attended Georgia Tech for his undergraduate studies, and the Pamplin College of Business at Virginia Tech for his graduate work. In 2014, Brian was awarded the Global Certified Corporate FP&A Professional designation.

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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