Finance has the opportunity to step up and take advantage of its unique position to be an integral leader in the future strategic direction of the business – moving far beyond its core activities of reporting, budgeting, and accounting.
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Moving beyond the often quoted cliches of value-add, business partnering and efficient operating models to truly uncovering new ways to deliver:
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07:30 - 08:30 60 mins Registration and morning coffee
08:30 - 08:45 15 mins Chairman’s opening remarks
08:45 - 09:25 40 mins Accounting in extraordinary times: roadmap to modern finance
09:25 - 10:05 40 mins Defining tomorrow’s business DNA Matone Ditlhake - CEO, Corridor Africa Technologies
10:05 - 10:45 40 mins Future-state finance and the future CFO Alvin Liew - Finance Director, Laureate South Africa & Acting CFO, Monash South Africa
10:45 - 11:15 30 mins Networking refreshment break in the exhibition hall
11:15 - 11:55 40 mins Reskilling the finance workforce to embrace the future mandate
11:55 - 12:25 30 mins Adopting the Cloud to drive step-change in performance and capability
12:25 - 12:55 30 mins How to access and analyse Big Data for greater decision-making and performance management Christian Ayiku - CFO, Consumer Bank Group at Ecobank
12:55 - 13:55 60 mins Lunch
13:55 - 14:40 45 mins Rolling out next generation cognitive to accelerate process and efficiencies
14:40 - 15:10 30 mins The art of visualisation: embrace data visualisation to support and augment business decision-making
15:10 - 15:50 40 mins The Blockchain revolution and what’s in it for finance!
15:50 - 16:20 30 mins Networking refreshment break in the exhibition hall
16:20 - 17:00 40 mins Presenting the business case for technology investment
17:00 - 17:40 40 mins How to move the finance function into the 21st Century Till Streichert - CFO, Vodacom
17:40 - 17:45 5 mins Chairman’s close of day one
17:45 - 18:45 60 mins Networking drinks reception
08:00 - 09:00 60 mins Networking refreshments in the exhibition hall
09:00 - 09:05 5 mins Chairman’s welcome to day two
09:05 - 09:45 40 mins The role of modern finance in supporting and advancing the business Pieter De Wit - CFO, Afrimat
09:45 - 10:25 40 mins Creating a framework for cross-functional collaboration and business partnering success Bikash Prasad - CFO, Olam International
10:25 - 10:55 30 mins Designing the target operating model
10:55 - 11:25 30 mins Networking refreshment break in the exhibition hall
11:25 - 11:55 30 mins Why finance must take a leading role in enhancing resilience to risk
11:55 - 12:35 40 mins Transformative SSCs: how to do more of what you don’t do!
12:35 - 13:35 60 mins Lunch
13:35 - 14:15 40 mins Defining future core competencies and skills of the finance function Jo-Ann Pohl - Group CFO, Bowmans & Chairwoman Europe & Africa, Hansal International
14:15 - 14:55 40 mins Resource and succession planning: striking the right balance between optimising existing teams and recruiting for new capabilities
14:55 - 15:35 40 mins Fnance and the future vision: ingredients for success Jo-Ann Pohl - Group CFO, Bowmans & Chairwoman Europe & Africa, Hansal International
15:35 - 15:45 10 mins Chairman’s summation and close of conference