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Wednesday, May 31, 2023 / 11:00 AM - 11:30 AM EDT

Top Strategic Technology Trends for 2023

Arun Chandrasekaran, Distinguished VP Analyst, Gartner

Thriving in times of intense economic and social volatility requires organizations to find new forms of efficiency in their operations, scale their productivity and pioneer new business models. CFOs must use our trends to enable their organizations to succeed.

Wednesday, May 31, 2023 / 12:30 PM - 01:00 PM EDT

Establishing an AI-Forward Organization That Paves the Path to Autonomous Finance

Mark D. McDonald, Sr Director Analyst, Gartner

The prospect of an autonomous finance organization is compelling but getting started seems complex and difficult. This session introduces the AI-forward framework that includes the steps that leading companies are taking to bridge the gap between the semi-automated function of today to an autonomous finance organization of tomorrow.

Wednesday, May 31, 2023 / 04:00 PM - 04:30 PM EDT

AI Talent: When to Build, Borrow or Buy

Clement Christensen, Sr Director Analyst, Gartner

Deploying AI requires new skills, such as coding, data science and data engineering. Success will require a strategy for when to hire new talent, develop internal talent, or outsource. This session will help Finance leaders navigate these options and deliver a talent sourcing strategy for an AI-driven, autonomous finance function.

Thursday, June 01, 2023 / 04:30 PM - 05:00 PM EDT

What Should CFOs Know About AI, ML, Blockchain, Web3, Quantum Computing, and Other Key Emerging Technologies?

Rajesh Kandaswamy, Distinguished VP Analyst, Gartner

Emerging technologies serve as the foundation of new products and services and have become as the key levers of competitive advantage in firms. CFOs need to understand at a high level what the key technologies are and what they offer. In this session, we will answer questions on what the technologies are, what their current state is, and what they offer enterprises.

Wednesday, May 31, 2023 / 11:00 AM - 11:30 AM EDT

Eight Autonomous Finance Opportunities to Maximize the Impact of Finance Business Partners

Peter Nagy, Sr Director Analyst, Gartner

Zero percent of CFOs believe that FBP primarily spend time on value creation. FBPs struggle to maximize their impact due to poor internal branding, unwieldy responsibility scopes and excessively siloed ways of working. Autonomous finance will offer eight actionable opportunities to overcome these three legacy shortcomings. Join this session to incorporate each opportunity into your business partnering strategy.

Wednesday, May 31, 2023 / 02:30 PM - 03:15 PM EDT

Roundtable: High-Impact Finance Business Partnership In An Autonomous Finance Future

Peter Nagy, Sr Director Analyst, Gartner

Join this peer-to-peer discussion lightly facilitated by a Gartner expert to discuss best practices and lessons learned for preparing Finance Business Partners for an autonomous Finance future. Topics for discussion will include strategies for defining high-impact FBP competencies and responsibility scopes, along with scalable organizational design models for these communities.

Please Note: Based on availability and eligibility you may sign-up for the session via Conference Navigator after you register for this conference.

Thursday, June 01, 2023 / 04:30 PM - 05:00 PM EDT

Identifying Opportunity Through Dynamic Planning

In the current environment of shifting economic fundamentals and tepid returns, we can no longer afford to adhere to legacy financial planning. Beyond basic changes, efforts to transform financial planning have not delivered business impact. Through dynamic planning finance organizations can provide their business with agile decision to quickly identify, assess and act on new opportunities.

Wednesday, May 31, 2023 / 11:00 AM - 11:30 AM EDT

Eight Autonomous Finance Opportunities to Maximize the Impact of Finance Business Partners

Peter Nagy, Sr Director Analyst, Gartner

Zero percent of CFOs believe that FBP primarily spend time on value creation. FBPs struggle to maximize their impact due to poor internal branding, unwieldy responsibility scopes and excessively siloed ways of working. Autonomous finance will offer eight actionable opportunities to overcome these three legacy shortcomings. Join this session to incorporate each opportunity into your business partnering strategy.

Wednesday, May 31, 2023 / 02:30 PM - 03:00 PM EDT

Key Insights From the Latest Finance Technology Landscape Research

Matthew Mowrey, Sr Director Analyst, Gartner

What technologies are other finance organizations really using? Separate hype from reality in this session and learn about the technology investments other finance organizations are making. Gain a research-based understanding of various technologies’ current usage and perceived value, as well as where finance leaders intend to place technology bets in the near future.

Wednesday, May 31, 2023 / 04:00 PM - 04:30 PM EDT

Finance 2025 Progress Report: Opportunities to Accelerate Your Finance Strategy Objectives

Peter Nagy, Sr Director Analyst, Gartner

93% of finance leaders surveyed in 2020 subscribed to a common set of 2025 objectives — Finance was to become digital, data-driven and highly scaled. Three years on, many teams still lag behind these goals. Join this session to learn how to accelerate finance towards the consensus 2025 view across four non-negotiable pillars: data, delivery models, process and technology, and people.

Thursday, June 01, 2023 / 10:30 AM - 11:00 AM EDT

Shaping the Future of the Controllership Function

Peter Nagy, Sr Director Analyst, Gartner

The Controllership is the largest – and most underappreciated - Finance subfunction. Digital innovations are usurping Controllership teams’ legacy responsibilities, calling into question the function’s value proposition. This session will introduce the emerging trends that are shaping tomorrow’s Controllership, from process-level innovations, to continued digital acceleration, and an emerging decision support mandate.

Thursday, June 01, 2023 / 10:30 AM - 11:00 AM EDT

How to Structure Your Finance Transformation Team for Maximum Impact

Emily Connelly, Director, Research, Gartner

Finance transformation leaders must decide how to structure their teams based on their organization's level of expertise, resourcing and urgency for transformation. This session describes four common archetypes of finance transformation team structure and outlines the strengths and weaknesses of each.

Thursday, June 01, 2023 / 02:00 PM - 02:30 PM EDT

Remove Learning and Development Barriers That hinder Finance Development

Vaughan Archer, Sr Director Analyst, Gartner

Autonomous finance is the catalyst we have needed to transform L&D within finance. By 2024, 33% of the skills needed in 2019 will be redundant, while the total number of skills will continue to grow at 5.4% annually. However, only 42% of staff currently feel supported in learning and developing new skills. Join this session to learn the four L&D actions that underpin successful autonomous finance journeys.

Thursday, June 01, 2023 / 03:45 PM - 04:15 PM EDT

Digital Finance Shared Services — A Strategic Roadmap That Enables Finance Transformation

Sanjay Champaneri, Sr Director Analyst, Gartner

A digital finance shared services organization can seize the opportunity to significantly reduce the cost of finance and set its course to become the finance function’s digital transformation partner. Transformation leaders should join this session to learn how the three-year strategic roadmap repurposes SSOs and pivots them to new responsibilities that enable accelerated and sustainable digitization efforts.

Wednesday, May 31, 2023 / 11:00 AM - 11:30 AM EDT

Eight Autonomous Finance Opportunities to Maximize the Impact of Finance Business Partners

Peter Nagy, Sr Director Analyst, Gartner

Zero percent of CFOs believe that FBP primarily spend time on value creation. FBPs struggle to maximize their impact due to poor internal branding, unwieldy responsibility scopes and excessively siloed ways of working. Autonomous finance will offer eight actionable opportunities to overcome these three legacy shortcomings. Join this session to incorporate each opportunity into your business partnering strategy.

Wednesday, May 31, 2023 / 12:30 PM - 01:00 PM EDT

Three Change Management Principles to Supercharge Your Finance Transformation

Marco D'Ascoli, Director Analyst, Gartner

Increasingly frequent and complex finance transformations can lead to employee fatigue, putting project success at risk. This session describes how finance transformation leaders can shift their change strategy from top-down to a business-led, employee-centric approach that ensures success.

Wednesday, May 31, 2023 / 04:00 PM - 04:30 PM EDT

5 Practices That Separate Successful Digital Finance Transformations

Peter Brannigan, Sr Director Analyst, Gartner

CFOs undertaking digital transformations encounter difficult prioritization, stakeholder resistance and change management challenges. To ensure their transformations stay on the right path, CFOs must ensure their transformation team engages in collaborative solution planning, early stakeholder engagement and strong project governance.

Thursday, June 01, 2023 / 10:30 AM - 11:00 AM EDT

How to Structure Your Finance Transformation Team for Maximum Impact

Emily Connelly, Director, Research, Gartner

Finance transformation leaders must decide how to structure their teams based on their organization's level of expertise, resourcing and urgency for transformation. This session describes four common archetypes of finance transformation team structure and outlines the strengths and weaknesses of each.

Thursday, June 01, 2023 / 04:30 PM - 05:00 PM EDT

Get Your Finance Transformation Back on Track

Geraldine Garaud, Director Analyst, Gartner

After agreeing upon a strategy, a lack of discipline is the key barrier to finance transformation. On paper, organizations determine the transformation but underestimate the execution challenges, especially the cultural shift required by finance employees. Sixty-nine percent of finance transformation leaders agree that their organization’s transformation is moving slower than expected. Join this session for advice on how to get your finance transformation back on track.

Wednesday, May 31, 2023 / 11:00 AM - 11:30 AM EDT

Executive Guide to Hyperautomation

Frances Karamouzis, Distinguished VP Analyst, Gartner

Hyperautomation and intelligent automation investments continue unabated. However, the most elusive element is still a struggle — aligning the initiatives with a clear, unambiguous, direct line of site to value and the overall journey to autonomous finance. In this session, we will provide direct links to automation, augmentation and autonomy.

Wednesday, May 31, 2023 / 11:00 AM - 11:30 AM EDT

How CFOs Can Partner With CIOs to Effectively Optimize Cost and Value

Jim McGittigan, VP Analyst, Gartner

CFOs should collaborate with CIOs to ensure they are running IT like a business and effectively managing their IT budget. They should then build a partnership with the CIO to ensure all IT and other technology spend is measured and effectively optimized, regardless of who owns the budget.

Wednesday, May 31, 2023 / 12:30 PM - 01:00 PM EDT

Establishing an AI-Forward Organization That Paves the Path to Autonomous Finance

Mark D. McDonald, Sr Director Analyst, Gartner

The prospect of an autonomous finance organization is compelling but getting started seems complex and difficult. This session introduces the AI-forward framework that includes the steps that leading companies are taking to bridge the gap between the semi-automated function of today to an autonomous finance organization of tomorrow.

Wednesday, May 31, 2023 / 02:30 PM - 03:00 PM EDT

Key Insights From the Latest Finance Technology Landscape Research

Matthew Mowrey, Sr Director Analyst, Gartner

What technologies are other finance organizations really using? Separate hype from reality in this session and learn about the technology investments other finance organizations are making. Gain a research-based understanding of various technologies’ current usage and perceived value, as well as where finance leaders intend to place technology bets in the near future.

Wednesday, May 31, 2023 / 02:30 PM - 03:15 PM EDT

Ask the Expert: Best Practices to Build a Finance Technology Roadmap

Nisha Bhandare, VP Analyst, Gartner

The growing importance of technology to transform finance is driving CFOs to become directly engaged in the strategy, planning and execution of finance technology initiatives. Join this session with your peers to ask a Gartner expert your most pressing questions on the best practices to incorporate into your technology decision and roadmap process.

Please Note: Based on availability and eligibility you may sign-up for the session via Conference Navigator after you register for this conference.

Thursday, June 01, 2023 / 10:30 AM - 11:00 AM EDT

Strengthen the Foundation of FP&A Technology Investments to Harness Advanced Capability

Matthew Mowrey, Sr Director Analyst, Gartner

FP&A technology is underutilized and organizations continue to turn to Excel to manage their planning processes. This session addresses the evolutionary path FP&A technology will take in the next three to five years, the impact it will have on the FP&A organization, and key actions FP&A leaders can take now to maximize their investment and avoid costly mistakes.

Thursday, June 01, 2023 / 10:30 AM - 11:15 AM EDT

CFO Circle Exclusive Roundtable: Finance Transformation Strategy Consulting Market Guide

Geraldine Garaud, Director Analyst, Gartner

Finance transformation complexity is consistently rising — most finance transformations today will feature a diversity of data, people, processes, technology and delivery model initiatives. This complexity amplifies the need to make smart up-front investments in finance transformation strategy development support. Join this peer-to-peer discussion lightly facilitated by a Gartner expert to share your experiences and gain insight from peers on how to best navigate the finance transformation strategy consulting market.

Please Note: Based on availability and eligibility you may sign-up for the session via Conference Navigator after you register for this conference.

Thursday, June 01, 2023 / 12:00 PM - 12:30 PM EDT

Driving Better Business Outcomes From Enterprise Digital Spending

With cost pressures and macroeconomic headwinds compressing margins, digitalization is key to maintaining sustainable profitability, whether via new digital revenue or improved organizational productivity. Yet, 67% of companies do not realize the intended benefits from enterprise digital spending. This session will share how progressive CFOs are driving greater enterprise digital cohesion to realize better business outcomes.

Thursday, June 01, 2023 / 02:00 PM - 02:30 PM EDT

Activate the Human-Centric Autonomous Future to Drive Profitable Growth

Graham Waller, Distinguished VP Analyst, Gartner

The only way to solve today’s talent crises, labor shortages and employee burnout is with work design that empowers human adaptability. Intelligent technology must also be unleashed to automate ethically. The future requires workforce autonomy and autonomous systems melded to drive sustainable growth.

Thursday, June 01, 2023 / 02:00 PM - 02:30 PM EDT

Reignite Your Finance Technology Strategy To Enable Agility And Win In Uncertain Times

Nisha Bhandare, VP Analyst, Gartner

As business environment becomes increasingly dynamic, CFOs need to develop new and quicker ways to support the business. Learn how finance can increase agility and deliver innovation quickly by embracing a composable technology strategy that transforms their technology to be modular, flexible and adaptive to business needs.

Thursday, June 01, 2023 / 03:30 PM - 04:15 PM EDT

Ask the Expert: How to Automate Core Accounting Processes

Controllers are seeking opportunities and guidance on how to successfully automate core accounting processes - which technologies to leverage and how to gain their trust to meet the compliance and accounting standards. In this session you will learn about the path to the Continuous Accounting in the consideration of Composable Finance Technology Strategy. We will help to answer questions when to automate and when to standardize.

Please Note: Based on availability and eligibility you may sign-up for the session via Conference Navigator after you register for this conference.

Thursday, June 01, 2023 / 03:45 PM - 04:15 PM EDT

Enterprise Technology Spend - Are You Tracking it and What to do if You’re Not

Jim McGittigan, VP Analyst, Gartner

Explore the need to better undertand both IT and other technology spend across the enterprise. Assess and define what technology spend you should be tracking at an enterprise level and why. Implement visibillity and governance over enterprise technology spending so that both cost and value are clearly understood and effectively optimized.

Thursday, June 01, 2023 / 03:45 PM - 04:15 PM EDT

Hyperautomation 100 Club: Case Studies Showcasing Triple-Digit Value or Benefits

Frances Karamouzis, Distinguished VP Analyst, Gartner

Hyperautomation and intelligent automation investments continue unabated. Yet, only a small percentage of organizations can showcase value or benefits that are identifiable, traceable and auditable. In this presentation, we showcase the proof points of hyperautomation by providing case studies from Gartner's Hyperautomation 100 Club that are case studies that have delivered over 100 million dollars in value or triple-digit benefits.

Wednesday, May 31, 2023 / 11:00 AM - 11:30 AM EDT

How CFOs Can Partner With CIOs to Effectively Optimize Cost and Value

Jim McGittigan, VP Analyst, Gartner

CFOs should collaborate with CIOs to ensure they are running IT like a business and effectively managing their IT budget. They should then build a partnership with the CIO to ensure all IT and other technology spend is measured and effectively optimized, regardless of who owns the budget.

Wednesday, May 31, 2023 / 02:30 PM - 03:00 PM EDT

A Maturity Model for Environmental Sustainability

Kristin Moyer, Distinguished VP Analyst, Gartner

Gartner survey data shows that investors view environmental sustainability as one of the next big growth opportunities. But achieving a high level of maturity is expensive and not the right approach for everyone. Finance executives should identify what the right level of environmental sustainability maturity is for their enterprise, and if and when to advance levels.

Wednesday, May 31, 2023 / 04:00 PM - 04:45 PM EDT

CFO Circle Exclusive Roundtable: Improving CFO Partnership with the Board

Dennis Gannon, VP, Research, Gartner

In times of economic uncertainty, it is absolutely vital that CFOs are able to provide assurance to their boards that the organization is prepared for the unknown. Join this peer-to-peer discussion lightly facilitated by a Gartner expert to share how to form a strong relationship with the board, and the tactics that CFOs can use during and between board meetings to be a more effective partner.

Please Note: Based on availability and eligibility you may sign-up for the session via Conference Navigator after you register for this conference.

Wednesday, May 31, 2023 / 11:00 AM - 11:45 AM EDT

Ask the Expert: Mobilize Stakeholders to Embrace Cost Optimization

Vaughan Archer, Sr Director Analyst, Gartner

Economic uncertainty and funding constraints mean this era of digital investments will need to be offset with cost savings. But only 11% of cost initiatives result in sustained savings, harming shareholder value and financial credibility. Join this session to learn how CFOs overcome stakeholder apathy by delivering compelling cost narratives that motivate budget holders to work with rather than against finance.

Please Note: Based on availability and eligibility you may sign-up for the session via Conference Navigator after you register for this conference.

Wednesday, May 31, 2023 / 12:30 PM - 01:00 PM EDT

Adopt a Finance Capability Framework to Steer Your Technology Roadmap

Nisha Bhandare, VP Analyst, Gartner

Composable technology is gaining traction among finance to enable agility and innovation in a dynamic business environment. Learn how to use finance capability framework as the first step in building a composable technology roadmap to visualize tradeoffs and align technology decisions with strategic objectives that maximize business outcomes.

Wednesday, May 31, 2023 / 02:30 PM - 03:15 PM EDT

CFO Circle Exclusive Roundtable: Cost Structure in the Digital Finance Department

Dennis Gannon, VP, Research, Gartner

As CFOs invest further in digital technology to support the autonomy of the finance function, their playbooks for managing finance cost must change. Join this peer-to-peer discussion lightly facilitated by a Gartner expert to talk about strategies for driving efficiency in finance, as more and more of the cost base is consumed by technology expenses and a key finance digital talent becomes ever more expensive.

Please Note: Based on availability and eligibility you may sign-up for the session via Conference Navigator after you register for this conference.

Wednesday, May 31, 2023 / 04:00 PM - 04:30 PM EDT

How to Fail Fast & Cheap

Michelle Carlsen, Director Analyst, Gartner

Discovery driven planning is a powerful framework for evaluating strategic investments with a high level of uncertainty. It leverages a practical set of analysis tools, such as reverse income statement analysis and addressable market calculations, to challenge conventional thinking around key assumptions and operational requirements. The process enables CFOs to identify poor investments as quickly and cheaply as possible.

Wednesday, May 31, 2023 / 04:00 PM - 04:30 PM EDT

CFO Playbook to Use Three Powerful Financial Models for Negotiation Leverage and Bargaining Power

Jo Ann Rosenberger, Distinguished VP, Advisory, Gartner

CFOs and executive finance leaders will see how to use three financial models for leverage and bargaining power as this session walks through three technology and cloud negotiation scenarios. Attendees will see how to take simple and ready-to-use templates and checklists to enhance their organization's negotiation playbook using the financial models TCA/TCO, NPV, and cash flow vs. P&L impact for negotiation leverage and bargaining power.

Thursday, June 01, 2023 / 10:30 AM - 11:00 AM EDT

Strengthen the Foundation of FP&A Technology Investments to Harness Advanced Capability

Matthew Mowrey, Sr Director Analyst, Gartner

FP&A technology is underutilized and organizations continue to turn to Excel to manage their planning processes. This session addresses the evolutionary path FP&A technology will take in the next three to five years, the impact it will have on the FP&A organization, and key actions FP&A leaders can take now to maximize their investment and avoid costly mistakes.

Thursday, June 01, 2023 / 10:30 AM - 11:15 AM EDT

Ask the Expert: Preserve Digital ROI During Uncertain Economic Times With a Solid Change Management Plan

Marcus Marion, Sr Director Analyst, Gartner

Many organizations have made significant digital investments to transform and optimize business operations. Unfortunately, a corresponding investment in change management is not made in many instances, resulting in diminishing digital ROI. This session will discuss how best-in-class organizations establish change management plans that promote digital ROI preservation.

Please Note: Based on availability and eligibility you may sign-up for the session via Conference Navigator after you register for this conference.

Thursday, June 01, 2023 / 12:00 PM - 12:30 PM EDT

Driving Better Business Outcomes From Enterprise Digital Spending

With cost pressures and macroeconomic headwinds compressing margins, digitalization is key to maintaining sustainable profitability, whether via new digital revenue or improved organizational productivity. Yet, 67% of companies do not realize the intended benefits from enterprise digital spending. This session will share how progressive CFOs are driving greater enterprise digital cohesion to realize better business outcomes.

Wednesday, May 31, 2023 / 11:00 AM - 11:45 AM EDT

Ask the Expert: How to Start Data Governance That Sticks

Clement Christensen, Sr Director Analyst, Gartner

Data governance is not alluring. Few business leaders care and after numerous attempts at data governance, most finance leaders have given up. And yet, data governance is foundational to unlocking digital business and AI. In this ask the expert session, Gartner experts will provide practical advice on where to start successful data governance efforts that last.

Please Note: Based on availability and eligibility you may sign-up for the session via Conference Navigator after you register for this conference.

Thursday, June 01, 2023 / 02:00 PM - 02:30 PM EDT

Resetting Finance’s Data Governance Paradigm

Valeria Di Maso, Director Analyst, Gartner

CFOs working to improve the quality of their reporting, analytics and decision support often find that data quality is their biggest hurdle. This presentation outlines how finance can reset its approach to data governance by adopting the sufficient truths approach to better inform organizational decision making.

Wednesday, May 31, 2023 / 11:00 AM - 11:45 AM EDT

Roundtable: How to Track and Measure Digital Investment Performance

Marcus Marion, Sr Director Analyst, Gartner

Many organizations are utilizing traditional ROI metrics to evaluate the performance of their digital initiative. Unfortunately, using these traditional metrics leads to a misalignment in the expected outcomes, goals, and benefits of adopting digital technologies in the workplace. During this session, we will discuss best practices for tracking and measuring the impact of digital investments.

Please Note: Based on availability and eligibility you may sign-up for the session via Conference Navigator after you register for this conference.

Wednesday, May 31, 2023 / 12:30 PM - 01:00 PM EDT

Filling the Gender Gap: Redesigning Work to Fortify Your Organization

Caroline Walsh, VP, Team Manager, Gartner

Women in the United States left the labor force in droves since 2020. As jobs return to prepandemic levels, women — especially women of color — are slower to return. The typical approaches organizations have of supporting women — parental leave, childcare subsidies, mentoring programs —aren't having the desired effect. Join this session for innovative ideas for bringing women back to work and supporting them there.

Wednesday, May 31, 2023 / 02:30 PM - 03:15 PM EDT

CFO Circle Exclusive Roundtable: Cost Structure in the Digital Finance Department

Dennis Gannon, VP, Research, Gartner

As CFOs invest further in digital technology to support the autonomy of the finance function, their playbooks for managing finance cost must change. Join this peer-to-peer discussion lightly facilitated by a Gartner expert to talk about strategies for driving efficiency in finance, as more and more of the cost base is consumed by technology expenses and a key finance digital talent becomes ever more expensive.

Please Note: Based on availability and eligibility you may sign-up for the session via Conference Navigator after you register for this conference.

Wednesday, May 31, 2023 / 04:00 PM - 04:45 PM EDT

CFO Circle Exclusive Roundtable: Achieving ROI With ESG

Melanie O'Brien, VP Analyst, Gartner

CFOs must update how organizations invest in and manage ESG strategy. Organizations with a mature approach to sustainability will update investment criteria, invest in practices that will ensure long term financial sustainability and capitalize on new opportunities created by sustainable business practices.

Please Note: Based on availability and eligibility you may sign-up for the session via Conference Navigator after you register for this conference.

Wednesday, May 31, 2023 / 04:00 PM - 04:45 PM EDT

CFO Circle Exclusive Roundtable: Improving CFO Partnership with the Board

Dennis Gannon, VP, Research, Gartner

In times of economic uncertainty, it is absolutely vital that CFOs are able to provide assurance to their boards that the organization is prepared for the unknown. Join this peer-to-peer discussion lightly facilitated by a Gartner expert to share how to form a strong relationship with the board, and the tactics that CFOs can use during and between board meetings to be a more effective partner.

Please Note: Based on availability and eligibility you may sign-up for the session via Conference Navigator after you register for this conference.

Thursday, June 01, 2023 / 10:30 AM - 11:15 AM EDT

CFO Circle Exclusive Roundtable: Finance Transformation Strategy Consulting Market Guide

Geraldine Garaud, Director Analyst, Gartner

Finance transformation complexity is consistently rising — most finance transformations today will feature a diversity of data, people, processes, technology and delivery model initiatives. This complexity amplifies the need to make smart up-front investments in finance transformation strategy development support. Join this peer-to-peer discussion lightly facilitated by a Gartner expert to share your experiences and gain insight from peers on how to best navigate the finance transformation strategy consulting market.

Please Note: Based on availability and eligibility you may sign-up for the session via Conference Navigator after you register for this conference.

Thursday, June 01, 2023 / 12:00 PM - 12:45 PM EDT

Ask the Expert: What Should CFOs Look for in Their Finance Transformation Leaders?

Geraldine Garaud, Director Analyst, Gartner

Finance organizations are undergoing significant transformations, but few report successful outcomes. One of the contributing failures is the lack of centralized roles with clear responsibilities tied to finance transformation. To mitigate this deficiency, many CFOs are supplementing their team with a dedicated finance transformation leader role. This session will guide CFOs in securing the right profile.

Please Note: Based on availability and eligibility you may sign-up for the session via Conference Navigator after you register for this conference.

Wednesday, May 31, 2023 / 11:00 AM - 11:45 AM EDT

Roundtable: How to Track and Measure Digital Investment Performance

Marcus Marion, Sr Director Analyst, Gartner

Many organizations are utilizing traditional ROI metrics to evaluate the performance of their digital initiative. Unfortunately, using these traditional metrics leads to a misalignment in the expected outcomes, goals, and benefits of adopting digital technologies in the workplace. During this session, we will discuss best practices for tracking and measuring the impact of digital investments.

Please Note: Based on availability and eligibility you may sign-up for the session via Conference Navigator after you register for this conference.

Wednesday, May 31, 2023 / 04:00 PM - 04:45 PM EDT

Ask the Expert: Selecting the Right KPIs in a Complex FP&A Data Landscape

Valeria Di Maso, Director Analyst, Gartner

This interactive session will guide FP&A leaders in selecting the correct KPIs for their organizations, considering the complex data landscape they have to deal with and the continuous changes in company goals and objectives driven by high uncertainty in the marketplace. We will focus on choosing actuals and actionable KPIs; how to connect them to the organization's goals; and reporting strategy.

Please Note: Based on availability and eligibility you may sign-up for the session via Conference Navigator after you register for this conference.

Thursday, June 01, 2023 / 10:30 AM - 11:15 AM EDT

Ask the Expert: How to Use Driver Maps and Metrics Cascades in Your Finance Data & Analytics Strategy?

Nathan Bell, Sr Director Analyst, Gartner

Finance leaders often hear how driver maps and metrics cascades can be leveraged to anchor their data governance to business outcomes, and unlock advanced analytics including AI/ML, predictive and prescriptive analytics. However, it isn't always clear how they are different and where they work best together. We will discuss best practices on leveraging both frameworks in your D&A strategy.

Please Note: Based on availability and eligibility you may sign-up for the session via Conference Navigator after you register for this conference.

Thursday, June 01, 2023 / 12:00 PM - 12:30 PM EDT

Digital Storytelling: The Key to a Data-Driven Business

Clement Christensen, Sr Director Analyst, Gartner

CEOs have tasked Finance with driving greater use of data in decision-making, but most teams have run into an age-old challenge: human nature. Human beings don't remember data, we remember stories. For teams creating self-service tools and black box advanced analytics, this session will provide guidance on how to tell compelling, data-driven stories in a digital world.

Wednesday, May 31, 2023 / 12:30 PM - 01:00 PM EDT

Filling the Gender Gap: Redesigning Work to Fortify Your Organization

Caroline Walsh, VP, Team Manager, Gartner

Women in the United States left the labor force in droves since 2020. As jobs return to prepandemic levels, women — especially women of color — are slower to return. The typical approaches organizations have of supporting women — parental leave, childcare subsidies, mentoring programs —aren't having the desired effect. Join this session for innovative ideas for bringing women back to work and supporting them there.

Wednesday, May 31, 2023 / 02:30 PM - 03:00 PM EDT

Developing and Retaining Digital Finance Talent

Hilary Richards, VP Analyst, Gartner

Eighty-three percent of digital finance talent believe the skills acquired in the finance function will help further their careers, but only 58% believe they currently have many career advancement opportunities in finance. CFOs struggle to attract and retain digital talent because the talent pool is unclear about their career possibilities. Join this session to learn how existing management practices alienate digital finance talent and how to improve the retention of critical talent.

Wednesday, May 31, 2023 / 04:00 PM - 04:30 PM EDT

AI Talent: When to Build, Borrow or Buy

Clement Christensen, Sr Director Analyst, Gartner

Deploying AI requires new skills, such as coding, data science and data engineering. Success will require a strategy for when to hire new talent, develop internal talent, or outsource. This session will help Finance leaders navigate these options and deliver a talent sourcing strategy for an AI-driven, autonomous finance function.

Thursday, June 01, 2023 / 10:30 AM - 11:00 AM EDT

Implement a Human-Centric Hybrid Work Design That Drives Talent and Business Outcomes

Graham Waller, Distinguished VP Analyst, Gartner

As enterprises grapple to implement hybrid work models during 2022, there are large differences in the resulting outcomes. This session will highlight leading practices uncovered from our research that help drive talent attraction, retention, collaboration and performance outcomes.

Thursday, June 01, 2023 / 12:00 PM - 12:30 PM EDT

Building Finance Teams for the Future

Mark D. McDonald, Sr Director Analyst, Gartner

Finance professionals agree that finance teams will need new skills to support a more technologically sophisticated finance organization of the future. What do those skills look like? How will finance teams evolve? What can teams do now to prepare for the future without the disruption of retraining the entire organization? Use this session to prepare your teams for the near-term and long-term demands that lie ahead.

Thursday, June 01, 2023 / 12:00 PM - 12:45 PM EDT

Ask the Expert: What Should CFOs Look for in Their Finance Transformation Leaders?

Geraldine Garaud, Director Analyst, Gartner

Finance organizations are undergoing significant transformations, but few report successful outcomes. One of the contributing failures is the lack of centralized roles with clear responsibilities tied to finance transformation. To mitigate this deficiency, many CFOs are supplementing their team with a dedicated finance transformation leader role. This session will guide CFOs in securing the right profile.

Please Note: Based on availability and eligibility you may sign-up for the session via Conference Navigator after you register for this conference.

Thursday, June 01, 2023 / 02:00 PM - 02:30 PM EDT

Remove Learning and Development Barriers That hinder Finance Development

Vaughan Archer, Sr Director Analyst, Gartner

Autonomous finance is the catalyst we have needed to transform L&D within finance. By 2024, 33% of the skills needed in 2019 will be redundant, while the total number of skills will continue to grow at 5.4% annually. However, only 42% of staff currently feel supported in learning and developing new skills. Join this session to learn the four L&D actions that underpin successful autonomous finance journeys.

Thursday, June 01, 2023 / 02:00 PM - 02:30 PM EDT

Activate the Human-Centric Autonomous Future to Drive Profitable Growth

Graham Waller, Distinguished VP Analyst, Gartner

The only way to solve today’s talent crises, labor shortages and employee burnout is with work design that empowers human adaptability. Intelligent technology must also be unleashed to automate ethically. The future requires workforce autonomy and autonomous systems melded to drive sustainable growth.

Thursday, June 01, 2023 / 03:45 PM - 04:15 PM EDT

Winning in a Tight Labor Market: Strategies to Acquire and Develop Digital Finance Talent

Ashwani Gupta, Director Analyst, Gartner

77% of CFOs report a lack of digital talent to drive finance transformation. CFOs realize this urgent need but feel challenged in attracting digital finance talent and upskilling existing staff with digital skills in the midst of a tight labor market. Failure to address these challenges will lead to failed digital transformation and talent strategies. Join this session to learn the strategies to acquire digital finance talent and upskill existing staff.

Wednesday, May 31, 2023 / 12:30 PM - 01:00 PM EDT

Adopt a Finance Capability Framework to Steer Your Technology Roadmap

Nisha Bhandare, VP Analyst, Gartner

Composable technology is gaining traction among finance to enable agility and innovation in a dynamic business environment. Learn how to use finance capability framework as the first step in building a composable technology roadmap to visualize tradeoffs and align technology decisions with strategic objectives that maximize business outcomes.

Wednesday, May 31, 2023 / 02:30 PM - 03:00 PM EDT

Avoiding a Data & Analytics Regression in a Recession

Nathan Bell, Sr Director Analyst, Gartner

Finance is already behind the curve on innovation in Data & Analytics (D&A), and recessionary pressures risk it falling further behind. Join this session to learn how leading organizations are evolving their finance D&A approaches and protecting critical investments to evolve D&A despite cost pressures.

Wednesday, May 31, 2023 / 12:30 PM - 01:00 PM EDT

Adopt a Finance Capability Framework to Steer Your Technology Roadmap

Nisha Bhandare, VP Analyst, Gartner

Composable technology is gaining traction among finance to enable agility and innovation in a dynamic business environment. Learn how to use finance capability framework as the first step in building a composable technology roadmap to visualize tradeoffs and align technology decisions with strategic objectives that maximize business outcomes.

Wednesday, May 31, 2023 / 02:30 PM - 03:00 PM EDT

Key Insights From the Latest Finance Technology Landscape Research

Matthew Mowrey, Sr Director Analyst, Gartner

What technologies are other finance organizations really using? Separate hype from reality in this session and learn about the technology investments other finance organizations are making. Gain a research-based understanding of various technologies’ current usage and perceived value, as well as where finance leaders intend to place technology bets in the near future.

Thursday, June 01, 2023 / 10:30 AM - 11:00 AM EDT

Strengthen the Foundation of FP&A Technology Investments to Harness Advanced Capability

Matthew Mowrey, Sr Director Analyst, Gartner

FP&A technology is underutilized and organizations continue to turn to Excel to manage their planning processes. This session addresses the evolutionary path FP&A technology will take in the next three to five years, the impact it will have on the FP&A organization, and key actions FP&A leaders can take now to maximize their investment and avoid costly mistakes.

Thursday, June 01, 2023 / 03:45 PM - 04:15 PM EDT

Enterprise Technology Spend - Are You Tracking it and What to do if You’re Not

Jim McGittigan, VP Analyst, Gartner

Explore the need to better undertand both IT and other technology spend across the enterprise. Assess and define what technology spend you should be tracking at an enterprise level and why. Implement visibillity and governance over enterprise technology spending so that both cost and value are clearly understood and effectively optimized.

Wednesday, May 31, 2023 / 04:00 PM - 04:45 PM EDT

Ask the Expert: Accelerating Finance Transformation When Adopting Digital BPO Services

Sanjay Champaneri, Sr Director Analyst, Gartner

Join this session with your peers to ask a Gartner expert your most pressing questions on what to consider when evaluating the use of an outsourcing provider to take on the task of digital finance transformation.

Please Note: Based on availability and eligibility you may sign-up for the session via Conference Navigator after you register for this conference.

Wednesday, May 31, 2023 / 12:30 PM - 01:00 PM EDT

Three Change Management Principles to Supercharge Your Finance Transformation

Marco D'Ascoli, Director Analyst, Gartner

Increasingly frequent and complex finance transformations can lead to employee fatigue, putting project success at risk. This session describes how finance transformation leaders can shift their change strategy from top-down to a business-led, employee-centric approach that ensures success.

Thursday, June 01, 2023 / 10:30 AM - 11:00 AM EDT

Implement a Human-Centric Hybrid Work Design That Drives Talent and Business Outcomes

Graham Waller, Distinguished VP Analyst, Gartner

As enterprises grapple to implement hybrid work models during 2022, there are large differences in the resulting outcomes. This session will highlight leading practices uncovered from our research that help drive talent attraction, retention, collaboration and performance outcomes.

Thursday, June 01, 2023 / 10:30 AM - 11:15 AM EDT

Ask the Expert: Preserve Digital ROI During Uncertain Economic Times With a Solid Change Management Plan

Marcus Marion, Sr Director Analyst, Gartner

Many organizations have made significant digital investments to transform and optimize business operations. Unfortunately, a corresponding investment in change management is not made in many instances, resulting in diminishing digital ROI. This session will discuss how best-in-class organizations establish change management plans that promote digital ROI preservation.

Please Note: Based on availability and eligibility you may sign-up for the session via Conference Navigator after you register for this conference.

Thursday, June 01, 2023 / 12:00 PM - 12:30 PM EDT

Reduce Change Fatigue in Finance Employees

Hilary Richards, VP Analyst, Gartner

Technology changes and hybrid work models bring many benefits but can come with unintended costs like employee fatigue. Employee fatigue can damage employee engagement and intent to stay. Join this session to learn strategies to energize weary finance employees and reduce change fatigue — even though the pace of change shows no sign of slowing down.

Thursday, June 01, 2023 / 12:00 PM - 12:45 PM EDT

Ask the Expert: How Should Finance Prepare for an Impending ERP Implementation

Nisha Bhandare, VP Analyst, Gartner

Over 90% executives acknowledge they did not do enough to manage the organizational turmoil or are unsure how to minimize the distress during and after an ERP implementation. Join this session with your peers to ask a Gartner expert your most pressing questions on how to prepare your organization for an ERP to minimize the business disruption and maximize business outcomes.

Please Note: Based on availability and eligibility you may sign-up for the session via Conference Navigator after you register for this conference.

Thursday, June 01, 2023 / 03:30 PM - 04:15 PM EDT

Ask the Expert: How to Approach Change Fatigue in Finance Transformation

Marco D'Ascoli, Director Analyst, Gartner

Increasingly frequent and complex finance transformations can lead to employee fatigue, putting project success at risk. Join this session with your peers to ask a Gartner expert your most pressing questions on how to deal with change fatigue in your organization and increase the chances of success for your transformations.

Please Note: Based on availability and eligibility you may sign-up for the session via Conference Navigator after you register for this conference.

Wednesday, May 31, 2023 / 11:00 AM - 11:30 AM EDT

Finance Process Improvement: How Technology Is Changing the Game

Tamara Shipley, VP Analyst, Gartner

Finance transformation leaders wrestle with identifying and implementing improvements that will have the biggest impact on outcomes. This session outlines how to define process excellence and prioritize the most worthy areas to improve, create and equip teams to implement technology-driven improvement and upgrade performance measures to ensure improvements are achieved and sustained.

Wednesday, May 31, 2023 / 12:30 PM - 01:00 PM EDT

Process Mining: A Game Changer to Protect Enterprise Performance and Profitability

Marc Kerremans, VP Analyst, Gartner

The finance function’s ability to deliver on its data & analytics promise to drive improved business decision making gets constrained by the lack of visibility and insights into what is happening in the daily ways of working. Process mining will continuously provide insights into improving and optimizing speed, quality and efficiency and prepare processes for new ways of operating.

Thursday, June 01, 2023 / 10:30 AM - 11:15 AM EDT

Ask the Expert: Process Mining — Identify the Constraints to Slow Digital Transformation?

Nick Duffy, Director Analyst, Gartner

Process mining plays a fundamental role in creating visibility and removing constraints, slowing the digital process transformation. It lays the groundwork for CFOs to drive process speed, quality and efficiency. This session will help participants understand how to practically leverage process mining tools within finance to move towards a state of process hyperautomation.

Please Note: Based on availability and eligibility you may sign-up for the session via Conference Navigator after you register for this conference.

Thursday, June 01, 2023 / 04:30 PM - 05:00 PM EDT

Achieving Process Excellence Through Global Process Ownership: A Must Have Role

Tamara Shipley, VP Analyst, Gartner

The global process owner (GPO) role is a must-have role in ensuring focus and accountability for standardizing and improving end-to-end processes like P2P, O2C and R2R that are often executed across functions, business units and geographies. This session outlines a GPO's key responsibilities and competencies, where they should report, how to kickstart a GPO program and measure their success.

Wednesday, May 31, 2023 / 02:30 PM - 03:00 PM EDT

Transform Finance IT Into an Innovation Hub

Mike Helsel, Sr Director Analyst, Gartner

As CEOs and boards continue to demand greater digitalization, finance IT can both accelerate and support this transition. Finance IT allows chief financial officers to own their future technology and establish an organization to drive growth.

Thursday, June 01, 2023 / 03:45 PM - 04:15 PM EDT

Finance IT — The Secret Ingredient to Autonomous Finance

Nick Duffy, Director Analyst, Gartner

The amount of spend on digital business continues to grow so there has never been a more important time to get Finance IT right. No one would consider constructing a skyscraper without a team of engineers, yet many finance transformation leaders are attempting to build an autonomous finance function without dedicated Finance IT expertise. Use this session to justify the need for a dedicated Finance IT function and learn how to set up Finance IT for success.

Thursday, June 01, 2023 / 10:30 AM - 11:00 AM EDT

Shaping the Future of the Controllership Function

Peter Nagy, Sr Director Analyst, Gartner

The Controllership is the largest – and most underappreciated - Finance subfunction. Digital innovations are usurping Controllership teams’ legacy responsibilities, calling into question the function’s value proposition. This session will introduce the emerging trends that are shaping tomorrow’s Controllership, from process-level innovations, to continued digital acceleration, and an emerging decision support mandate.

Thursday, June 01, 2023 / 12:00 PM - 12:30 PM EDT

Make the Accounting Close Ready for Digital by Making it Resilient (Part I)

Hilary Richards, VP Analyst, Gartner

Digital technologies are providing a once-in-a-generation chance to transform the accounting close but many are finding themselves hamstrung by a process that isn't ready for digital. Time spent optimizing the close is not yielding the expected digital readiness, leaving most accounting departments struggling to create further efficiencies. Join this session to learn how to strengthen the resilience of the close, which is a more effective way to prepare for digital.

Thursday, June 01, 2023 / 12:00 PM - 12:45 PM EDT

Ask the Expert: How Should Finance Prepare for an Impending ERP Implementation

Nisha Bhandare, VP Analyst, Gartner

Over 90% executives acknowledge they did not do enough to manage the organizational turmoil or are unsure how to minimize the distress during and after an ERP implementation. Join this session with your peers to ask a Gartner expert your most pressing questions on how to prepare your organization for an ERP to minimize the business disruption and maximize business outcomes.

Please Note: Based on availability and eligibility you may sign-up for the session via Conference Navigator after you register for this conference.

Thursday, June 01, 2023 / 02:00 PM - 02:30 PM EDT

Make the Accounting Close Ready for Digital by Making it Resilient (Part II)

Digital transformation of the accounting close process can fail in the absence of a coordinated effort between the Controllership and other functions whose processes impact the close. Join this session to learn how to improve functional alignment when undertaking digital initiatives to transform your close process.

Learn how strengthening the resilience of the close is a more effective way to prepare for digital than simply optimizing the close. In particular, we will discuss:
* The differences between a process-optimization focus and a process-resilience focus
* Establishing a vision for a digitized close process
* Building a decision-making infrastructure that is appropriate for a digital environment
* Sensing disruptions to the close process from upstream digitization decisions

Thursday, June 01, 2023 / 04:30 PM - 05:00 PM EDT

Systematically Derive Business Value From Your ERP Strategy

Dixie John, Sr Director Analyst, Gartner

A common failing of ERP strategies is lack of alignment to business value. Organizations know they need to 'be better', but they don’t know where and they don’t know how. This session will tell you why that is, and more importantly, how to engage business leaders to measure and observe business value of ERP initiatives.

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