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Day Two: Tuesday 6th March 2012

8:15 – 9:15


9:15 – 9:30

Chair's Opening Remarks

Andrew-Kakabadse Andrew Kakabadse
Professor of International Management Development
Cranfield University School of Management

9:30 – 10:10

Overcoming Current and Future Challenges of Talent Shortages by Raising Your Game

With the global economic climate showing signs of optimism, companies are refocusing their efforts on pursuing their growth ambitions again. However, CFOs have regarded the lack of an appropriate talent attraction and retention strategy as one of their key inhibitors in doing so.

  • How can you, as a CFO, ensure you win the war on talent by building loyalty among your staff?
  • How do you motivate staff within administrative positions to deliver the goods consistently?
  • Addressing staff mobility challenges through adequate employee engagement initiatives
  • Being proactive in identifying and supporting your finance leaders of tomorrow

Narin-GaneshNarin Ganesh
Finance Director - UK, Ireland and Scandinavia
Crown Worldwide

Wim-Van-der-SmissenWim Van der Smissen
VP Finance Europe

10:10 – 10:20

Networking Break

10:20 – 10:50

10:50 – 11:20

Business Meeting

Business Meeting


Business Transformation: Delivering Real Change

Jose Guzman-Bello
Managing Director
Consult Avila


11:20 – 11:50

11:50 – 12:20

Business Meeting

Business Meeting


Planning for Success - Attracting, Identifying and Retaining Top Talent

Geoff Fawcett
Operations Director

Andrew Waters
Business Director – Senior Finance


12:20 – 13:00



The Evolution of the Market for CPM Software

Corporate Performance Management is a category of software that was first recognised as such almost ten years ago. Currently, the market for CPM software is undergoing a major restructuring. Paul Barber, CEO of Prophix Software, has been working in the CPM space for many years and will share his view of how the market is changing.

  • What is CPM and how is it going beyond traditional applications?
  • What is the current state of CPM today and how is the finance department dealing with delivering value while keeping costs low?
  • What can we learn from recent changes in the CPM market in terms of affordability and wider acceptance?

Paul Barber
Prophix Software


Planning and Implementing a Successful BPO Strategy

The key to a successful outsourcing strategy lies in the right delivery models. It is up to the CFO to find the right one that is the best fit for the organisation.

  • Establishing the right KPIs and SLAs
  • Driving efficiency by focussing your efforts on core business activities
  • Creating an integrated service delivery approach to outsourcing

carolCarole Murphy

no_imageRobert Weltevreden
Head of Finance Services


13:00 – 14:10

Networking Lunch

14:10 – 14:50

Creating and Maintaining an Optimal Risk Management Strategy

A Key priority for CFOs is to drive consistency in and deliver accurate risk management strategies and improve the systems and processes that go with it. On the other hand, there is a need to ensure that market opportunities are not ignored as a result of rigid processes. This session will take a closer look at Vireo Energy, the Sweden based, renewable energy company on how they plan on tackling this issue

  • Effectively balancing risk and opportunity, especially in times of rapid expansion
  • Ensuring your due diligence is holistic
  • How can CFOs deal with emerging markets and the unique risks they present?

Andreas-UddmanAndreas Uddman
Vireo Energy

Instigating Change Within the Finance Function and the Larger Organisation and Seeing it Through to Success

In order for CFOs to capitalise on market opportunities quickly, organisational change management needs to be proactive and thorough. When it comes to M&As, finance transformation, capital restructuring, operational models or any other forms of business change, the CFO has to be the change agent driving it to excellence.

  • Taking a closer look at advanced scenario planning tools to help increase the accuracy of your roadmap
  • Involving key stakeholders in the change management process
  • Improving your revenue forecasting processes to reduce inefficiencies in financial planning
  • Taking a holistic view on finance transformation

Wayne-CloseWayne Close
Finance Director
Bupa International

Caroline-StockmannCaroline Stockman
Save the Children

14:50 – 15:40

Case Study: Driving Profitability in Shared Services – Taking it to the Next Level

Royal Dutch Shell has been instrumental in using shared services as a key enabler in the transformation of the finance function. This session will, therefore, focus on how shared services, sourced in a branded, captive model, was identified as a key enabler in the finance functional plan and how Shell plans on building on this success for the future.

  • What have been the key lessons learnt over the last few years?
  • How does the company plan on taking the SSC to the next level?
  • How has the global network of centres evolved?
  • Realignment of internal relationships towards true business partnering

George-ConnellGeorge Connell
VP Strategy and Centre Finance Lead
Royal Dutch Shell

Ian-Herbert-Loughborough-University Ian Herbert
Senior Lecturer in Accounting and Financial Management
Loughborough University

15:40 – 16:00

Networking Break

16:00 – 16:30

16:30 – 17:00

Business Meeting

Business Meeting


Legal – ‘Delivering More for less’

Stephen Allen
Director – Managed Legal Services


17:00 – 17:30

17:30 – 18:00

Business Meeting

Business Meeting


Finance Transformation in the 21st Century

Simon Tennant
Member of Management Group
PA Consulting

18:00 – 19:00


Join these interactive roundtable discussions to benchmark, learn and debate with your peers, on a topic that is a priority for you.

Insource or Outsource? How To Get the Best of Both Worlds in Your Finance Transformation? Led by HP

Dave Brown
BPO Business Development Leader


Improving Market Forecasting Techniques and Processes in Your Long Term Plans

Caroline Stockman
Save the Children

The ROI of Product Information Management

Igor Corvers
Director – Sales & Marketing, Partner

19:00 – 20:00

Drinks Reception

20:00 – 22:00

Networking Evening Dinner

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