Transform your financial practice.

Today’s finance leaders are much more than simple scorekeepers. They now wield the power to create value throughout the business. In fact, the IBM Global C-suite Study found CFOs were second in collaborative influence, trailing only CEOs.

Are you prepared to capitalize on the opportunities facing you as a finance leader? True trailblazers are using new technologies to become “value integrators,” driving both greater efficiency and better business outcomes.

A New Way to Work for finance leaders means you can:

  • Integrate data to help the business become more agile
  • Focus on predictive insights to better anticipate future conditions
  • Align the organization with marketplace shifts and profit opportunities



07:30 – 08:15am

Registration, Breakfast, Networking

08:15 – 09:00am

  • - Title: Thriving in the Midst of the Perfect Storm: Analytics, Cloud & Social Engagement
    Speaker: Louis Richardson, IBM Storyteller & Enthusiast

    No matter what line of business you're in, you'll find the world, your organization, your team and you are being inundated with information. Concurrently, entire industries and professions are changing. While this perfect storm is taking place, new, digital enterprises are emerging and they're dubbed "Generation D."

    What sets Generation D enterprises apart? They're at the forefront of what it means to work in a world that's increasingly data-rich. They're the first to apply three epic technology shifts including Analytics, Cloud and Social Engagement. They're reaping the benefits of an ever increasing supply of dynamic information and data sources. And their driven by line of business leaders just like you.

09:00 – 09:15am


9:15 – 9:30am

  • - Title: Transform Finance, Manage Risk & Optimize Performance
    Speaker: Steve Player, North America Program Director for the Beyond Budgeting Round Table

    The role of Finance has shifted from the "back office" to "front and center." As a result, formerly required and antiquated processes are being replaced with a new way to work. This puts you in a leadership role that includes smart, dynamic approaches to budgeting, forecasting and planning as well as investment related decision-making in an analytics-rich, digital world.

    Now is the time for you to explore the new world of Finance. It's where quantitative and quality meet. It's also where the customer's experience is equally as important as the bottom line.

9:30am – 11:15am

Putting it into practice: Explore how IBM customers transformed their financial practice and participate in interactive round table discussions on how you can too.

11:15am – 11:30am


11:30 – 12:00pm

Take-Aways & Next Steps, Close


Hear experts discuss what a New Way To Work means for Analytics, Finance, and Marketing functions and join the conversation.


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