2017 CFO Challenges

How Digitalization & Integrated Performance Management Transform The Role Of Finance From Reactive To Strategic

Finance faces new challenges:

  • More complex business demands. More stakeholders seeking deeper Finance insights
  • Changing role from cost-control to strategic growth advisor
  • Need for better tools to increase analysis quality and streamline processes

CFO’s must act decisively as the stewards of capital. A recent global survey found 37% of CFO’s identified their failure to align budgeting and forecasting with corporate strategy.

While Finance teams must drive financial performance by optimizing operational plans, it’s no longer possible to drive strategy when your team are caught in spreadsheets.

The latest Enterprise Performance Management makes it much easier to transform quickly and efficiently. You can address your key Finance challenges using best-practice integrated planning, and empower business users to collaborate anywhere.

This means you free up your team’s time to drive Finance Transformation with faster, streamlined planning cycles and monthly closes, deeper analysis in consolidated financial reporting, stronger governance and transparency, and a robust scorecard to drive growth.

In this interactive webinar, participants will

  • Hear EY’s perspective on key CFO challenges in 2017 to drive Finance Transformation
  • See how new cloud Enterprise Performance Management addresses challenges by connecting finance and operational drivers and transcends departmental silos
  • Learn as global construction giant St Gobain share authentic real-world experiences on their Finance Transformation journey with integrated planning

About the Speakers

Vivek Srivatsan

Chartered Accountant

Saint-Gobain Group

Vivek Srivatsan is a Chartered Accountant and a Management Graduate from IIM, Indore. He had joined the Saint-Gobain Group in India in 1999. He has 17 years of extensive experience in heading Capital and Operation Finance of several Group businesses in India. He has been involved in business acquisitions, spear-headed several cost & working capital reduction initiatives and tax optimization, overseen turnaround of sick businesses, driven IT projects – SAP FI/CO/ Project Management, BI, Vendor/ Customer portals, and established Finance Shared Service Center for the Group in India.

Wouter van Groenestijn

Executive Director, Transactions Business Modelling Lead, ASEAN

Ernst & Young LLP Solutions

Wouter is an Executive Director with EY’s Transaction Advisory Services team in Singapore. He has 18 years’ experience in Big Four professional services, and is currently responsible for Business Modelling and Decision Analytics in Singapore and Southeast Asia. Wouter started his career as a Business Modelling consultant working in M&A across Europe, and has been based in Asia Pacific since 2005. Wouter spent six years anchoring a Strategic and Commercial advisory team in China before moving to Singapore in 2011. Wouter regularly shares knowledge on all things Business Modelling and Decision Analytics; over the past 11 years he has trained hundreds of professionals across Asia Pacific in this field. He is a CFA Charterholder and holds a Master’s degree with distinction from Warwick Business School (UK) in Management Science and Operational Research, as well as a Bachelor’s degree in Business Economics, Finance and Accounting.

David Upton

Vice President - Asia


David Upton leads Jedox's regional operations in the Asia region, including marketing, service delivery, strategic partnering, and business development. Prior to Jedox, David was a co-founder and Director of Naked Data, and built this to be the largest Jedox distributor in Asia. David has over 15 years’ experience in corporate planning, Business Intelligence and advanced analytics with an industry background in Financial Services, including Barclays Bank. David holds a Bachelor of Computer Science and Masters of Business Administration. 
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