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Webcast Summary

Finance leaders have come to recognize that their finance teams can no longer devote time to routine transactional processes at the expense of endeavors that actually require their training and skills, such as analysis and planning.

Robotic process automation (RPA) is emerging as a top priority for CFOs because it enables companies to use software to perform repetitive tasks that finance teams have traditionally been responsible for. The emergence of RPA requires that CFOs carefully consider what processes they should automate, and how they can raise the value of their finance teams by doing so.

During this Webcast, we will discuss:

  • What RPA is, and which financial processes lend themselves best to RPA,
  • How RPA is changing the roles of finance teams and the skills CFOs seek from them, and
  • How finance leaders will need to prepare for the future of RPA, including the application of artificial intelligence and machine learning, to streamline and elevate the value of the finance function.

About the Panelists

Holly Lyke-Ho-GlandHolly Lyke-Ho-Gland, Principal Research Lead, APQC

Holly Lyke-Ho-Gland is a principal research lead for process and performance management with APQC. She has more than ten years of business research and consulting experience. Her focus has predominantly been on best practices in business processes, change management, corporate strategy, and research and development. In her role with APQC, she is responsible for conducting and publishing research on process management, continuous improvement, benchmarking, strategic planning, and organizational performance management.

Michael Sims, Process and Performance Research Analyst, APQCMichael Sims

Michael Sims is a researcher and writer who explores financial management and process and performance management best practices and innovations. With an MBA from Rice University and a background in business analysis and process improvement, Michael considers himself a lifelong consumer and sharer of knowledge. Michael's passion for robotic process automation stems from love for efficiency, his undying basketball fandom, and modern technology's unparalleled ability to optimize both.

Tom WillmanTom Willman, Principal, Finance Advisory Global Practice Leader, The Hackett Group

Tom Willman serves as Global Practice Leader of The Hackett Group's Finance Advisory programs. He has 20 years of finance, accounting, and consulting experience across numerous industries. His experience has focused on helping CFOs and senior finance executives to transform their organizations through the deployment of more efficient and effective processes, service delivery models, and enabling technologies.

About the Emcee

Jess BozzoJess Bozzo, Content Manager, Argyle Executive Forum

Jess is the Content Manager for Argyle Executive Forum's growing CFO virtual division. In her current role, Jess is responsible for the creation and implementation of virtual event themes, overviews, and working with speakers and partners to create engaging and timely content. Prior to joining Argyle, Jess got her start in audience development and marketing with NewBay Media. A graduate of Gettysburg College, and a New Jersey native, Jess currently resides in Hoboken.

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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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