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Monday, June 06, 2022 / 11:45 AM - 12:15 PM EDT

Board International: Cheers to Growth: Fetzer–Concha y Toro(USA) Cultivates Innovation During Rapid Growth

Emmanuel Garibay, SVP of Finance, Fetzer Vineyards

There is no one-size-fits-all approach to the growing pains of innovation, but business strategies and the financial processes supporting them are pivotal to sustaining growth trajectories in volatile times. Hear from Emmanuel Garibay, SVP of Finance at Fetzer Vineyard - Vina Concha y Toro (USA), on the company’s transformation journey. He will give insights into the ways CFOs can transform their FP&A processes to achieve a unified view of finance and operations so they can continue to meet consumer demand at a time of rapid growth.

Monday, June 06, 2022 / 12:30 PM - 01:00 PM EDT

How to Advance an ESG Program

Kristin Moyer, Distinguished VP Analyst, Gartner

Stakeholder pressure is driving an increased focus on environmental, social and governance (ESG) issues. The CFO role is expanding beyond financial impact to also include societal impact. This session will include the steps to advance an ESG program and the unique role CFOs have to play. (Credits: 0.5; FOS: Business Management & Organization; Delivery Method: Group Live; Program Knowledge Level: Basic; Prerequisites: None; Advanced Preparation: None)

Monday, June 06, 2022 / 02:30 PM - 03:00 PM EDT

As Bitcoin Goes Mainstream, What Does It Mean to CFOs?

Avivah Litan, Distinguished VP Analyst, Gartner

CFOs must prepare for a world where digital currencies are widely accepted and used. Our research outlines the different functions digital currencies, including Bitcoin, have in an organization as well as the multiple risks that they pose. (Credits: 0.5; FOS: Finance; Delivery Method: Group Live; Program Knowledge Level: Basic; Prerequisites: None; Advanced Preparation: None)

Monday, June 06, 2022 / 02:30 PM - 03:15 PM EDT

Ask the Expert: How to Advance Your ESG Program

Kristin Moyer, Distinguished VP Analyst, Gartner

Join this session to ask a Gartner expert your most pressing questions on starting an ESG program and learn what peers are thinking and doing in this space. (Credits: 0.8; FOS: Business Management and Organization; Delivery Method: Group Live; Program Knowledge Level: Basic; Prerequisites: None; Advanced Preparation: None)

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

Tuesday, June 07, 2022 / 10:30 AM - 11:00 AM EDT

How to Digitally Accelerate When You’re So Freaking Tired

Mary Mesaglio, Managing Vice President, Gartner

We’re halfway through 2022 and the crises just keep coming. Leaders are expected to guide their people through a raft of big problems: from Covid to geopolitical tensions to social justice to inflation. It’s tough out there. Meanwhile, organizations continue to transform and you must find a way to motivate your people in the face of all this. CEO and board expectations haven’t abated because we’re all feeling the fatigue. This session gives practical tactics for how to continue your digital acceleration while keeping your people – and yourself – safe and whole. (Credits: 0.5; FOS: Business Management & Organization; Delivery Method: Group Live; Program Knowledge Level: Basic; Prerequisites: None; Advanced Preparation: None)

Tuesday, June 07, 2022 / 12:00 PM - 12:30 PM EDT

Driving ROI in Digital Investing: What it Means to Be a 'Digital Activist' CFO

Dennis Gannon, VP, Research, Gartner

Over 80% of CFOs say their organizations are accelerating their digital investment in 2022, but only a third are confident in their assessment of where digital investing will create economic value. In this session learn how CFOs can boost digital value realization by reducing 'digital friction' and embracing the role of 'digital activist' for the enterprise. (Credits: 0.5; FOS: Business Management & Organization; Delivery Method: Group Live; Program Knowledge Level: Basic; Prerequisites: None; Advanced Preparation: None)

Monday, June 06, 2022 / 12:30 PM - 01:00 PM EDT

Integrated Business Planning: How to Develop Scenarios That Drive Proactive Contingency Responses

Regina Crowder, Sr Director Analyst, Gartner

Linear plans limit flexibility in the IBP process to account for uncertainty and respond to varying conditions. This research helps FP&A leaders develop contingency responses by embedding scenario planning capabilities in the IBP process. (Credits: 0.5; FOS: Finance; Delivery Method: Group Live; Program Knowledge Level: Basic; Prerequisites: None; Advanced Preparation: None)

Monday, June 06, 2022 / 02:30 PM - 02:50 PM EDT

Predicting Finance Budgets with Gartner Cost Curves

Matt Williams, Director, Quantitative Analytics and Dat, Gartner

Traditional benchmarks only provide static guidance on how your team compares to peers. Join this session to learn how Gartner's Finance Cost Curves help Finance leaders predict their function's spend relative to similarly-sized industry peers. (Credits: 0.4; FOS: Finance; Delivery Method: Group Live; Program Knowledge Level: Basic; Prerequisites: None; Advanced Preparation: None)

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

Monday, June 06, 2022 / 03:15 PM - 03:45 PM EDT

OneStream Software: Transforming & Aligning Financial Planning & Reporting for Increased Business Agility

Amy Corbin, CFO, Surescripts, LLC

Chad Hart, SVP, OneStream

To survive and thrive in today’s volatile business environment requires financial planning and reporting processes that are agile as well as aligned. Join this session to learn from Amy Corbin, CFO at Surescripts, on how they are transforming and aligning their financial planning and reporting processes with a unified corporate performance management (CPM) platform that replaces Excel spreadsheets and multiple legacy applications. Find out how to create a roadmap for the future of your Finance function with an extensible platform and marketplace that future-proofs your investment.

Monday, June 06, 2022 / 04:00 PM - 04:30 PM EDT

In-Year Resource Reallocation From an Enterprise Perspective

Hilary Richards, VP Analyst, Gartner

Flexibility in how budgeted resources are re-allocated as needed in-year is the critical action for meeting goals in the annual plan. However, many organizations struggle with removing traditional budget anchors to realign resources for greater enterprise financial agility. Learn how to break down two main impediments to in-year resource allocation flexibility: budget-based incentive structures and large notional parts of the budget like IT funding. (Credits: 0.5; FOS: Finance; Delivery Method: Group Live; Program Knowledge Level: Basic; Prerequisites: None; Advanced Preparation: None)

Tuesday, June 07, 2022 / 10:30 AM - 11:00 AM EDT

Integrated Business Planning: Selecting and Using Metrics That Improve Decision Making

Regina Crowder, Sr Director Analyst, Gartner

A key to Integrated Business Planning success (IBP) is aligning metrics that aid in trade-off decisions, yet one of the biggest challenges organizations face is selecting too many or misaligned metrics. FP&A leaders can use this research to vet and incorporate relevant metrics into the IBP process. (Credits: 0.5; FOS: Finance; Delivery Method: Group Live; Program Knowledge Level: Basic; Prerequisites: None; Advanced Preparation: None)

Tuesday, June 07, 2022 / 12:00 PM - 12:20 PM EDT

Predicting Finance Budgets with Gartner Cost Curves (Repeat)

Matt Williams, Director, Quantitative Analytics and Dat, Gartner

Traditional benchmarks only provide static guidance on how your team compares to peers. Join this session to learn how Gartner's Finance Cost Curves help Finance leaders predict their function's spend relative to similarly-sized industry peers. (Credits: 0.4; FOS: Finance; Delivery Method: Group Live; Program Knowledge Level: Basic; Prerequisites: None; Advanced Preparation: None)

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

Monday, June 06, 2022 / 09:30 AM - 10:15 AM EDT

Gartner Opening Keynote: The Path to Autonomous Finance

Mary Mesaglio, Managing Vice President, Gartner

Dennis Gannon, VP, Research, Gartner

CFOs are driving the business to meet the rapidly evolving needs of customers, investors, employees, competitors, and the Board. CFOs are also navigating through rising inflation, supply chain constraints, a tight labor market, ESG demands, regulatory uncertainty, and the continued reopen. The rising needs of stakeholders and macro pressures act as a catalyst for CFOs to “digitally elevate” and deliver more real-time, predictive, errorless, always-on support to drive profitable and sustainable decisions. CFOs now have a platform to build a roadmap that is digital-by-default and transform workflows toward a future autonomous state. Join this keynote to learn how to leap-frog forward on your digital journey. (Credits: 0.8; FOS: Business Management & Organization; Delivery Method: Group Live; Program Knowledge Level: Basic; Prerequisites: None; Advanced Preparation: None)

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

Monday, June 06, 2022 / 11:45 AM - 12:30 PM EDT

Roundtable: Maximize and Justify Your ERP Investment, Moderated by OneSource Virtual

Steve Hersh, PRACTICE LEAD, OneSource Virtual

We all understand the theoretical value of simplified systems and streamlined processes, but rarely do we experience this reality. In this conversation facilitated by Steve Hersh, Workday Financials & Adaptive Planning practice lead at OneSource Virtual, join your peers to discuss ERP best practices and the benefits of your ERP and HR systems working in concert. Key issues discussed include how to maximize your ERP investment, including becoming more efficient while increasing company profitability.

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

Monday, June 06, 2022 / 12:30 PM - 01:00 PM EDT

How to Advance an ESG Program

Kristin Moyer, Distinguished VP Analyst, Gartner

Stakeholder pressure is driving an increased focus on environmental, social and governance (ESG) issues. The CFO role is expanding beyond financial impact to also include societal impact. This session will include the steps to advance an ESG program and the unique role CFOs have to play. (Credits: 0.5; FOS: Business Management & Organization; Delivery Method: Group Live; Program Knowledge Level: Basic; Prerequisites: None; Advanced Preparation: None)

Monday, June 06, 2022 / 01:40 PM - 02:00 PM EDT

Workato: Driving Enterprise Finance Automation using Workato

Learn how you can build a “Future-Ready” Finance organization leveraging advanced technologies like Automation. Workato is the leading platform for Enterprise Automation and can help finance organizations thrive in a world of continuous change with speed and agility.

Monday, June 06, 2022 / 02:30 PM - 02:50 PM EDT

Predicting Finance Budgets with Gartner Cost Curves

Matt Williams, Director, Quantitative Analytics and Dat, Gartner

Traditional benchmarks only provide static guidance on how your team compares to peers. Join this session to learn how Gartner's Finance Cost Curves help Finance leaders predict their function's spend relative to similarly-sized industry peers. (Credits: 0.4; FOS: Finance; Delivery Method: Group Live; Program Knowledge Level: Basic; Prerequisites: None; Advanced Preparation: None)

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

Monday, June 06, 2022 / 02:30 PM - 03:00 PM EDT

Accelerate Your Digital Transformation via Business Process Outsourcing

Sanjay Champaneri, Sr Director Analyst, Gartner

CFO's are now primarily using an outsourcing service provider to get access to technologies, transformation expertise and operational agility — priorities that have become even more critical for finance organizations since the pandemic. This session will help CFO's better understand the current BPO market and what you need to consider in partnering with a BPO provider to accelerate your finance digital transformation program. (Credits: 0.5; FOS: Business Management & Organization; Delivery Method: Group Live; Program Knowledge Level: Basic; Prerequisites: None; Advanced Preparation: None)

Monday, June 06, 2022 / 02:30 PM - 03:00 PM EDT

Building Blocks for Business Unit CFOs to Create Enterprise Value

Mohnish Wadhwani, Sr Director Analyst, Gartner

Business Unit CFOs must elevate the contribution of their finance organizations from transactional and reporting activities to business partnering and value creation activities. Join this session to learn about the building blocks model from transactional finance to value creation and the critical enablers (such as role decoupling, finance digitalization, change management, and business partners). (Credits: 0.5; FOS: Finance; Delivery Method: Group Live; Program Knowledge Level: Basic; Prerequisites: None; Advanced Preparation: None)

Monday, June 06, 2022 / 02:30 PM - 03:00 PM EDT

As Bitcoin Goes Mainstream, What Does It Mean to CFOs?

Avivah Litan, Distinguished VP Analyst, Gartner

CFOs must prepare for a world where digital currencies are widely accepted and used. Our research outlines the different functions digital currencies, including Bitcoin, have in an organization as well as the multiple risks that they pose. (Credits: 0.5; FOS: Finance; Delivery Method: Group Live; Program Knowledge Level: Basic; Prerequisites: None; Advanced Preparation: None)

Monday, June 06, 2022 / 02:30 PM - 03:15 PM EDT

Ask the Expert: How to Advance Your ESG Program

Kristin Moyer, Distinguished VP Analyst, Gartner

Join this session to ask a Gartner expert your most pressing questions on starting an ESG program and learn what peers are thinking and doing in this space. (Credits: 0.8; FOS: Business Management and Organization; Delivery Method: Group Live; Program Knowledge Level: Basic; Prerequisites: None; Advanced Preparation: None)

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

Monday, June 06, 2022 / 03:15 PM - 03:45 PM EDT

Anaplan: The Journey to Modern FP&A – Ciena Corp and Anaplan Discuss Technology as the Enabler

Antonietta Laccone, VP, FINANCE, Ciena Corporation

Abdul Shroff, VICE PRESIDENT - STRATEGIC GROWTH ORGANI, Anaplan

Scott Soukup, IT DIRECTOR, Ciena

The next generation of finance leaders will be defined by how they embrace change, develop talent, and rethink processes. This means taking a holistic approach to modernization, innovation, and integrated planning to align strategy with financial outcomes.

Join visionary leaders, Antonietta Laccone, VP Finance, and Scott Soukup, Director FP&A Architecture, Assurance, and Insights of Ciena Corp., to learn how you can get on the journey to modernizing finance to improve collaboration, make confident data-driven decisions, and build strong business partnerships.

Monday, June 06, 2022 / 04:00 PM - 04:30 PM EDT

How CFOs Collaborate With CIOs to Fund Digital Business Initiatives

Cesar Lozada, Director Analyst, Gartner

While CFOs struggle to appropriately fund digital investments using rigid project-based funding models, CIOs add to the confusion by focusing on siloed, technology-centric, and short-sighted initiatives and cost management. To improve success of digital business initiatives, CFOs must reassess the nature of their engagement and collaboration with CIOs to focus on technology-driven business outcomes and corporate financial performance. (Credits: 0.5; FOS: Business Management & Organization; Delivery Method: Group Live; Program Knowledge Level: Basic; Prerequisites: None; Advanced Preparation: None)

Monday, June 06, 2022 / 04:00 PM - 04:30 PM EDT

Achieve Your Digital Transformation With a Product-Based Funding Model

Marcus Marion, Sr Director Analyst, Gartner

Digital transformation requires an agile funding model that allows the organization to pivot quickly and adapt to rapidly changing market, customer, and business needs. The product-based funding model provides the framework for this level of financial agility. (Credits: 0.5; FOS: Business Management & Organization; Delivery Method: Group Live; Program Knowledge Level: Basic; Prerequisites: None; Advanced Preparation: None)

Monday, June 06, 2022 / 04:00 PM - 04:45 PM EDT

Ask the Expert: Benchmarking Workplace and Building Technologies

Tammy Shoham, Director Analyst, Gartner

Corporate real estate leaders can increasingly use new workplace and building technologies to make their office portfolios smarter, more efficient, more sustainable, and better for employees’ health and wellness. Join this session to ask a Gartner expert your top questions and learn which technologies your peers have adopted, what they do, and which functionalities you need to improve the workplace experience. (Credits: 0.8; FOS: Business Management and Organization; Delivery Method: Group Live; Program Knowledge Level: Basic; Prerequisites: None; Advanced Preparation: None)

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

Tuesday, June 07, 2022 / 10:30 AM - 11:00 AM EDT

How to Digitally Accelerate When You’re So Freaking Tired

Mary Mesaglio, Managing Vice President, Gartner

We’re halfway through 2022 and the crises just keep coming. Leaders are expected to guide their people through a raft of big problems: from Covid to geopolitical tensions to social justice to inflation. It’s tough out there. Meanwhile, organizations continue to transform and you must find a way to motivate your people in the face of all this. CEO and board expectations haven’t abated because we’re all feeling the fatigue. This session gives practical tactics for how to continue your digital acceleration while keeping your people – and yourself – safe and whole. (Credits: 0.5; FOS: Business Management & Organization; Delivery Method: Group Live; Program Knowledge Level: Basic; Prerequisites: None; Advanced Preparation: None)

Tuesday, June 07, 2022 / 11:15 AM - 11:45 AM EDT

OneSource Virtual: Automate and Monetize Your Workday Financial Management AP Business

Kaylan Mcduff, SOLUTION CONSULTANT, Onesource Virtual

The biggest threat to attaining long term efficiency and transformation is doing nothing. Join us to learn how Workday customers can utilize solutions to fully automate their AP process and enjoy six figure returns in rebates and cost savings. Sometimes it sounds too good to be true; other times, it’s just true.

Tuesday, June 07, 2022 / 12:00 PM - 12:20 PM EDT

Predicting Finance Budgets with Gartner Cost Curves (Repeat)

Matt Williams, Director, Quantitative Analytics and Dat, Gartner

Traditional benchmarks only provide static guidance on how your team compares to peers. Join this session to learn how Gartner's Finance Cost Curves help Finance leaders predict their function's spend relative to similarly-sized industry peers. (Credits: 0.4; FOS: Finance; Delivery Method: Group Live; Program Knowledge Level: Basic; Prerequisites: None; Advanced Preparation: None)

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

Tuesday, June 07, 2022 / 12:00 PM - 12:30 PM EDT

Driving ROI in Digital Investing: What it Means to Be a 'Digital Activist' CFO

Dennis Gannon, VP, Research, Gartner

Over 80% of CFOs say their organizations are accelerating their digital investment in 2022, but only a third are confident in their assessment of where digital investing will create economic value. In this session learn how CFOs can boost digital value realization by reducing 'digital friction' and embracing the role of 'digital activist' for the enterprise. (Credits: 0.5; FOS: Business Management & Organization; Delivery Method: Group Live; Program Knowledge Level: Basic; Prerequisites: None; Advanced Preparation: None)

Tuesday, June 07, 2022 / 02:00 PM - 02:30 PM EDT

Tackle the Risks to Value of Democratized Technology Spending

Galliopi Demetriou, Sr Director Analyst, Gartner

Technology spend is increasingly occurring across the enterprise with the democratization of IT. Poor returns on bloated technology spend are just two of the risks compounded by a lack of enterprisewide financial transparency and alignment to strategy. Use an Enterprisewide Technology Financial Plan with your C-Suite to establish the guardrails for technology spend and value, regardless of where the budget sits. (Credits: 0.5; FOS: Business Management & Organization; Delivery Method: Group Live; Program Knowledge Level: Basic; Prerequisites: None; Advanced Preparation: None)

Tuesday, June 07, 2022 / 02:00 PM - 02:45 PM EDT

Ask the Expert: How Should I Prepare for Blockchains in My Business Applications?

Rajesh Kandaswamy, Distinguished VP Analyst, Gartner

Join this session with peers to ask a Gartner expert your most pressing questions around how to prepare for blockchains in your business applications. (Credits: 0.8; FOS: Business Management and Organization; Delivery Method: Group Live; Program Knowledge Level: Basic; Prerequisites: None; Advanced Preparation: None)

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

Tuesday, June 07, 2022 / 02:45 PM - 03:15 PM EDT

Coupa: A Case Study in Digital Transformation: The Leukemia & Lymphoma Society

Ulrika Haug, SENIOR DIRECTOR, PRODUCT MARKETING, Coupa Software

Jr Miller, CFO, The Leukemia & Lymphoma Society, Inc.

In early 2020, The Leukemia & Lymphoma Society (LLS) found that the pandemic was testing their financial resilience and ability to manage existing business operations in a remote environment. CFO JR Williams set out on a journey to radically rethink LLS’s business spend management process. As a result, he was able to completely overhaul his team’s procure-to-pay process and position his organization for success in a work-from-home environment. Join him for a fireside chat to learn how he did it, key learnings and what he’s planning to tackle next.

Tuesday, June 07, 2022 / 02:45 PM - 03:15 PM EDT

HighRadius: Autonomous Finance - The Death of B2B SaaS Software

Vikram Gollakota, VICE PRESIDENT SOLUTIONS, HighRadius Corp

B2C apps like Amazon & Netflix leverage domain-specific data & intelligence to transform user experience. While finance users are stuck with B2B software that lacks intelligence & merely facilitates a transition from paper & filing cabinets to digital systems of record. Autonomous Finance uses domain-specific Big Data, AI & user-experience to transform F&A teams drowning in data & buried under manual work, into business partners capable of creating real top- and bottom-line impact. Learn how to digitally transform the finance function with Autonomous Finance while accelerating time-to-value.

Tuesday, June 07, 2022 / 02:45 PM - 03:15 PM EDT

PwC: Digital transformations - Where Finance Leaders Need to Focus for Maximum Impact

Carly Kimball, CHIEF ACCOUNTING OFFICER, Leidos

Holly McKenzie, Partner, PwC

Doug Schosser, CAO, KeyCorp

As the Finance Leader, you’re likely involved in your company’s digital strategy and implementation to some degree, but with competing priorities, it can be hard to know where to focus for maximum impact. Join your peers as they discuss how they’ve approached their digital transformations, sharing best practices and potential pitfalls to avoid. We’ll share practical advice on when, where and how to get involved, including simplifications and innovations for the Finance function.

Tuesday, June 07, 2022 / 03:30 PM - 04:00 PM EDT

Is the Office Dead?

Tammy Shoham, Director Analyst, Gartner

Many prepandemic offices were underutilized and reinforced institutional hierarchies by design. Will the pandemic be the disruptive force that ends the old paradigms and ushers in a new era for office space? Or will office changes be incremental tweaks to past trends? Hear Gartner’s corporate real estate expert discuss the future of office and what you should today to prepare for the new, hybrid workplace. (Credits: 0.5; FOS: Business Management & Organization; Delivery Method: Group Live; Program Knowledge Level: Basic; Prerequisites: None; Advanced Preparation: None)

Tuesday, June 07, 2022 / 03:30 PM - 04:15 PM EDT

Ask the Expert: The Evolving Business Unit CFO Role

Mohnish Wadhwani, Sr Director Analyst, Gartner

Speed and agility in decision making is a clear competitive advantage and the Business Unit CFO is best positioned to unlock these capabilities. The role is evolving from cost optimization towards value creation enabled by digitalization and business partnering. Join this session with your peers to ask your most pressing questions to a Gartner expert around how to leverage the Building Blocks Model to revamp the finance function and create enterprise value. (Credits: 0.8; FOS: Finance ; Delivery Method: Group Live; Program Knowledge Level: Basic; Prerequisites: None; Advanced Preparation: None)

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

Monday, June 06, 2022 / 11:00 AM - 11:45 AM EDT

Roundtable (for Organizations Over $2 Billion in Revenue): Future of Remote Work

Tammy Shoham, Director Analyst, Gartner

Join this peer-to-peer discussion lightly facilitated by a Gartner expert on the topic of remote work and the implications it has on your talent and strategy. This session is for organizations over $2 billion USD in revenue.

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

Tuesday, June 07, 2022 / 10:30 AM - 11:00 AM EDT

How to Digitally Accelerate When You’re So Freaking Tired

Mary Mesaglio, Managing Vice President, Gartner

We’re halfway through 2022 and the crises just keep coming. Leaders are expected to guide their people through a raft of big problems: from Covid to geopolitical tensions to social justice to inflation. It’s tough out there. Meanwhile, organizations continue to transform and you must find a way to motivate your people in the face of all this. CEO and board expectations haven’t abated because we’re all feeling the fatigue. This session gives practical tactics for how to continue your digital acceleration while keeping your people – and yourself – safe and whole. (Credits: 0.5; FOS: Business Management & Organization; Delivery Method: Group Live; Program Knowledge Level: Basic; Prerequisites: None; Advanced Preparation: None)

Tuesday, June 07, 2022 / 12:00 PM - 12:45 PM EDT

Roundtable (for Organizations Under $2 Billion in Revenue): Future of Remote Work

Tammy Shoham, Director Analyst, Gartner

Join this peer-to-peer discussion lightly facilitated by a Gartner expert on the topic of remote work and the implications it has on your talent and strategy. This session is for organizations under $2 billion USD in revenue.

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

Tuesday, June 07, 2022 / 12:45 PM - 01:05 PM EDT

MindBridge: Risk discovery, Audit Readiness and Enhanced Internal Audit; Powered by AI Today

John Colthart, SVP, Marketing and Strategic Insights, MindBridge

Today, finance teams struggle with unprecedented time, budgetary, and skill challenges. And while technology is often a shiny part of the solution, leveraging AI today is about People, Process, and Technology.
Please join AI expert John Colthart of MindBridge as he covers what AI is doing for finance professionals worldwide and how embedding AI is for today, not a distant future.

Tuesday, June 07, 2022 / 03:30 PM - 04:00 PM EDT

Reignite Your Innovation Process to Turn Great Ideas Into Real Value

David Cearley, Distinguished VP Analyst, Gartner

A repeatable innovation process that brings Technologists and business users together is essential for meaningful, sustainable innovation. Create or reignite an innovation process that surfaces great ideas, nurtures progress while managing risk, and drives the best opportunities forward to deliver real value. (Credits: 0.5; FOS: Finance; Delivery Method: Group Live; Program Knowledge Level: Basic; Prerequisites: None; Advanced Preparation: None)

Tuesday, June 07, 2022 / 03:30 PM - 04:00 PM EDT

Is the Office Dead?

Tammy Shoham, Director Analyst, Gartner

Many prepandemic offices were underutilized and reinforced institutional hierarchies by design. Will the pandemic be the disruptive force that ends the old paradigms and ushers in a new era for office space? Or will office changes be incremental tweaks to past trends? Hear Gartner’s corporate real estate expert discuss the future of office and what you should today to prepare for the new, hybrid workplace. (Credits: 0.5; FOS: Business Management & Organization; Delivery Method: Group Live; Program Knowledge Level: Basic; Prerequisites: None; Advanced Preparation: None)

Monday, June 06, 2022 / 12:30 PM - 01:15 PM EDT

Ask the Expert: NFTS and Other Tokens – Promise and the Perils for Use in the Enterprise

Rajesh Kandaswamy, Distinguished VP Analyst, Gartner

Join this session with your peers to ask your most pressing questions to a Gartner expert around where and when should you employ blockchain in accounting and for payments. (Credits: 0.8; FOS: Business Management and Organization; Delivery Method: Group Live; Program Knowledge Level: Basic; Prerequisites: None; Advanced Preparation: None)

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

Monday, June 06, 2022 / 02:30 PM - 03:15 PM EDT

Roundtable: Unlocking Digital Finance Through Continuous Accounting

Pritika Bhattacharjee, VP, Research, Gartner

As finance technology continues to evolve, the potential to create continuous accounting processes begins to make the reality of real time analytics and hyper efficient processes possible. Join this peer-to-peer discussion lightly facilitated by a Gartner expert to share and learn how technology is promising this new reality and how this can bring a new dynamism to finance's core mission.

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

Monday, June 06, 2022 / 04:00 PM - 04:20 PM EDT

Magic Quadrant for Integrated Invoice-to-Cash Applications

Nisha Bhandare, VP Analyst, Gartner

Integrated invoice-to-cash applications helps organization improve their collections processes, drive cash flow and enhance the customer experience. This presentation delivers focused insight into vendors' product offerings and how they rate against common client-usage scenarios to enable finance leaders identify the vendor best suited to support their digital transformation. (Credits: 0.4; FOS: Finance; Delivery Method: Group Live; Program Knowledge Level: Basic; Prerequisites: None; Advanced Preparation: None)

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

Tuesday, June 07, 2022 / 10:30 AM - 10:50 AM EDT

Predicts: Digital Finance Transformation via AI-Enabled Outsourcing

Sanjay Champaneri, Sr Director Analyst, Gartner

CFOs seeking to successfully deliver digital finance transformations for back- and middle-office operations must prioritize the use of AI solutions contracted through business process outsourcing providers as the most viable option. This presentation will give CFOs a breakdown view into three predictions around the growing use of AI-driven technologies via the finance and accounting outsourcing market. (Credits: 0.4; FOS: Finance; Delivery Method: Group Live; Program Knowledge Level: Basic; Prerequisites: None; Advanced Preparation: None)

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

Tuesday, June 07, 2022 / 12:00 PM - 12:30 PM EDT

What Finance Needs to Know About Web3

Avivah Litan, Distinguished VP Analyst, Gartner

Blockchain underlies the novel concept dubbed Web 3. Finance leaders should engage with the concept through investing in innovations that create new financial opportunities and revenue streams. (Credits: 0.5; FOS: Business Management & Organization; Delivery Method: Group Live; Program Knowledge Level: Basic; Prerequisites: None; Advanced Preparation: None)

Tuesday, June 07, 2022 / 12:00 PM - 12:30 PM EDT

Remove Effort From the Accounting Close

Hilary Richards, VP Analyst, Gartner

Even as controllers are automating the close, they are still expecting detailed information from their teams that is not only painful for teams, but is increasing financial reporting risk. Learn how controllers remove unnecessary work from the accounting close period. (Credits: 0.5; FOS: Finance; Delivery Method: Group Live; Program Knowledge Level: Basic; Prerequisites: None; Advanced Preparation: None)

Tuesday, June 07, 2022 / 12:00 PM - 12:45 PM EDT

Ask the Expert (For Organizations Over $2Bn in Revenue): How to Build Your Agreement When Engaging With a BPO for Digital Transformation Services?

Sanjay Champaneri, Sr Director Analyst, Gartner

Join this session with your peers to ask a Gartner expert your most pressing questions on how CFO's must plan when building and negotiating an outsourcing contract for digital transformation services. This session is for organizations over $2 billion USD in revenue. (Credits: 0.8; FOS: Finance; Delivery Method: Group Live; Program Knowledge Level: Basic; Prerequisites: None; Advanced Preparation: None)

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

Monday, June 06, 2022 / 02:30 PM - 02:50 PM EDT

Predicting Finance Budgets with Gartner Cost Curves

Matt Williams, Director, Quantitative Analytics and Dat, Gartner

Traditional benchmarks only provide static guidance on how your team compares to peers. Join this session to learn how Gartner's Finance Cost Curves help Finance leaders predict their function's spend relative to similarly-sized industry peers. (Credits: 0.4; FOS: Finance; Delivery Method: Group Live; Program Knowledge Level: Basic; Prerequisites: None; Advanced Preparation: None)

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

Monday, June 06, 2022 / 04:00 PM - 04:30 PM EDT

Achieve Your Digital Transformation With a Product-Based Funding Model

Marcus Marion, Sr Director Analyst, Gartner

Digital transformation requires an agile funding model that allows the organization to pivot quickly and adapt to rapidly changing market, customer, and business needs. The product-based funding model provides the framework for this level of financial agility. (Credits: 0.5; FOS: Business Management & Organization; Delivery Method: Group Live; Program Knowledge Level: Basic; Prerequisites: None; Advanced Preparation: None)

Tuesday, June 07, 2022 / 12:00 PM - 12:20 PM EDT

Predicting Finance Budgets with Gartner Cost Curves (Repeat)

Matt Williams, Director, Quantitative Analytics and Dat, Gartner

Traditional benchmarks only provide static guidance on how your team compares to peers. Join this session to learn how Gartner's Finance Cost Curves help Finance leaders predict their function's spend relative to similarly-sized industry peers. (Credits: 0.4; FOS: Finance; Delivery Method: Group Live; Program Knowledge Level: Basic; Prerequisites: None; Advanced Preparation: None)

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

Tuesday, June 07, 2022 / 02:00 PM - 02:30 PM EDT

Tackle the Risks to Value of Democratized Technology Spending

Galliopi Demetriou, Sr Director Analyst, Gartner

Technology spend is increasingly occurring across the enterprise with the democratization of IT. Poor returns on bloated technology spend are just two of the risks compounded by a lack of enterprisewide financial transparency and alignment to strategy. Use an Enterprisewide Technology Financial Plan with your C-Suite to establish the guardrails for technology spend and value, regardless of where the budget sits. (Credits: 0.5; FOS: Business Management & Organization; Delivery Method: Group Live; Program Knowledge Level: Basic; Prerequisites: None; Advanced Preparation: None)

Monday, June 06, 2022 / 10:30 AM - 10:50 AM EDT

Hype Cycle for Finance Data and Analytics Governance

Grant Nelson, Sr Director Analyst, Gartner

Use this Hype Cycle to help orchestrate financial data management and governance investments by evaluating key trends in the evolving landscape. (Credits: 0.4; FOS: Finance; Delivery Method: Group Live; Program Knowledge Level: Basic; Prerequisites: None; Advanced Preparation: None)

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

Monday, June 06, 2022 / 11:00 AM - 11:30 AM EDT

Finance Business Partners in Autonomous Finance: Renaissance or Demise?

Peter Nagy, Sr Director Analyst, Gartner

After long being heralded as the future of finance, finance business partners' value proposition is now coming under scrutiny due to business digitalization, autonomous finance plans, and questionable decision support returns. Join this breakout to explore emerging decision support models in order to assess whether finance business partners should feature in your autonomous finance plan. (Credits: 0.5; FOS: Business Management & Organization; Delivery Method: Group Live; Program Knowledge Level: Basic; Prerequisites: None; Advanced Preparation: None)

Monday, June 06, 2022 / 11:00 AM - 11:45 AM EDT

Ask the Expert: Accelerating Finance Transformation With a Digital Twin

Sanjay Champaneri, Sr Director Analyst, Gartner

Coordinating interdependencies of process, operation and systems across digital finance transformation initiatives is challenging yet key to success. Join this session with your peers to ask a Gartner expert your most pressing questions on how a digital twin of a finance organization or process helps finance leaders with better visibility, delivers situational awareness and supports the identification of business and technology solutions based on capabilities required by prioritized use cases. (Credits: 0.8; FOS: Business Management and Organization; Delivery Method: Group Live; Program Knowledge Level: Basic; Prerequisites: None; Advanced Preparation: None)

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

Monday, June 06, 2022 / 11:45 AM - 12:30 PM EDT

Roundtable: Maximize and Justify Your ERP Investment, Moderated by OneSource Virtual

Steve Hersh, PRACTICE LEAD, OneSource Virtual

We all understand the theoretical value of simplified systems and streamlined processes, but rarely do we experience this reality. In this conversation facilitated by Steve Hersh, Workday Financials & Adaptive Planning practice lead at OneSource Virtual, join your peers to discuss ERP best practices and the benefits of your ERP and HR systems working in concert. Key issues discussed include how to maximize your ERP investment, including becoming more efficient while increasing company profitability.

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

Monday, June 06, 2022 / 12:30 PM - 01:00 PM EDT

Integrated Business Planning: How to Develop Scenarios That Drive Proactive Contingency Responses

Regina Crowder, Sr Director Analyst, Gartner

Linear plans limit flexibility in the IBP process to account for uncertainty and respond to varying conditions. This research helps FP&A leaders develop contingency responses by embedding scenario planning capabilities in the IBP process. (Credits: 0.5; FOS: Finance; Delivery Method: Group Live; Program Knowledge Level: Basic; Prerequisites: None; Advanced Preparation: None)

Monday, June 06, 2022 / 12:30 PM - 01:00 PM EDT

Understanding the Power of AI-Driven Scenario Planning

Mark D. McDonald, Sr Director Analyst, Gartner

AI is fundamentally rewriting the rules of forecasting and planning. Using simple automation routines, FP&A leaders can turn existing prediction models into powerful scenario planning tools that not only evaluate a full range of possible scenarios but also assist with making optimal business decisions. This session will walk through the technical steps necessary to exploit the power of machine learning to develop scenario plans that deliver on the promise of an AI-driven finance organization. (Credits: 0.5; FOS: Finance; Delivery Method: Group Live; Program Knowledge Level: Basic; Prerequisites: None; Advanced Preparation: None)

Monday, June 06, 2022 / 12:30 PM - 01:00 PM EDT

Establishing a Minimally Viable Advanced Analytics COE

Clement Christensen, Director Analyst, Gartner

CFOs often find it difficult to define the scope of early investments in analytics COEs: They want to produce early success but are wary of investing too much too soon. Minimum-viable analytics COEs support the quick wins that build momentum while avoiding overinvestment in capabilities or tools. (Credits: 0.5; FOS: Business Management & Organization; Delivery Method: Group Live; Program Knowledge Level: Basic; Prerequisites: None; Advanced Preparation: None)

Monday, June 06, 2022 / 12:30 PM - 01:15 PM EDT

Ask the Expert (For Organizations Over $2Bn in Revenue): Troubled by Triples? What Is Graph and Why You Should Care

Grant Nelson, Sr Director Analyst, Gartner

Are your queries SQL'ing? Are your relational databases incapable of healthy relationships? Though available for more than two decades, most FP&A and finance leaders are unaware of or seldom use graph technology. By exploring graph technologies' basic constructs and use cases, executives will soon realize significant benefits. Join this session with your peers to ask a Gartner expert your most pressing questions. This session is for organizations over $2 billion USD in revenue. (Credits: 0.8; FOS: Finance; Delivery Method: Group Live; Program Knowledge Level: Basic; Prerequisites: None; Advanced Preparation: None)

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

Monday, June 06, 2022 / 02:30 PM - 03:00 PM EDT

Resetting Finance's Data Governance Paradigm

Nick Duffy, Director Analyst, Gartner

Finance leaders working to improve the quality of their reporting, analytics, and decision support often find that the data quality is their biggest hurdle. Join this session to learn why finance's traditional data governance paradigm is failing, and how to reset the paradigm to one sufficient for organizational decision making. (Credits: 0.5; FOS: Finance; Delivery Method: Group Live; Program Knowledge Level: Basic; Prerequisites: None; Advanced Preparation: None)

Monday, June 06, 2022 / 02:30 PM - 03:00 PM EDT

Building Blocks for Business Unit CFOs to Create Enterprise Value

Mohnish Wadhwani, Sr Director Analyst, Gartner

Business Unit CFOs must elevate the contribution of their finance organizations from transactional and reporting activities to business partnering and value creation activities. Join this session to learn about the building blocks model from transactional finance to value creation and the critical enablers (such as role decoupling, finance digitalization, change management, and business partners). (Credits: 0.5; FOS: Finance; Delivery Method: Group Live; Program Knowledge Level: Basic; Prerequisites: None; Advanced Preparation: None)

Monday, June 06, 2022 / 02:30 PM - 03:15 PM EDT

Ask the Expert (for Organizations Over $2Bn in Revenue): Building an AI Competency in Your Finance Team

Mark D. McDonald, Sr Director Analyst, Gartner

AI is not about software, it’s about skills. New skills will be necessary for a wide range of staff, including managers and leaders. Join this session to ask a Gartner expert how to develop an organizational AI proficiency and what your peers are doing in this space. This session is for organizations over $2 billion USD in revenue. (Credits: 0.8; FOS: Business Management and Organization; Delivery Method: Group Live; Program Knowledge Level: Basic; Prerequisites: None; Advanced Preparation: None)

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

Monday, June 06, 2022 / 03:15 PM - 03:45 PM EDT

OneStream Software: Transforming & Aligning Financial Planning & Reporting for Increased Business Agility

Amy Corbin, CFO, Surescripts, LLC

Chad Hart, SVP, OneStream

To survive and thrive in today’s volatile business environment requires financial planning and reporting processes that are agile as well as aligned. Join this session to learn from Amy Corbin, CFO at Surescripts, on how they are transforming and aligning their financial planning and reporting processes with a unified corporate performance management (CPM) platform that replaces Excel spreadsheets and multiple legacy applications. Find out how to create a roadmap for the future of your Finance function with an extensible platform and marketplace that future-proofs your investment.

Monday, June 06, 2022 / 04:00 PM - 04:30 PM EDT

In-Year Resource Reallocation From an Enterprise Perspective

Hilary Richards, VP Analyst, Gartner

Flexibility in how budgeted resources are re-allocated as needed in-year is the critical action for meeting goals in the annual plan. However, many organizations struggle with removing traditional budget anchors to realign resources for greater enterprise financial agility. Learn how to break down two main impediments to in-year resource allocation flexibility: budget-based incentive structures and large notional parts of the budget like IT funding. (Credits: 0.5; FOS: Finance; Delivery Method: Group Live; Program Knowledge Level: Basic; Prerequisites: None; Advanced Preparation: None)

Monday, June 06, 2022 / 04:00 PM - 04:45 PM EDT

Ask the Expert (for Organizations Under $2 Billion in Revenue): Troubled by Triples? What Is Graph and Why You Should Care

Grant Nelson, Sr Director Analyst, Gartner

Though available for more than two decades, most FP&A and finance leaders are unaware of or seldom use graph technology. By exploring graph technologies' basic constructs and use cases, executives will soon realize significant benefits. Join this session with your peers to ask a Gartner expert your most pressing questions. This session is for organizations under $2 billion USD in revenue. (Credits: 0.8; FOS: Finance; Delivery Method: Group Live; Program Knowledge Level: Basic; Prerequisites: None; Advanced Preparation: None)

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

Monday, June 06, 2022 / 04:50 PM - 05:10 PM EDT

Informatica: Intelligent Financial Data Management

Prash Chandramohan, Sr. Director Of Product Marketing, Informatica

Phillip Nifong, Sales Director Finance and Reference Dat, Informatica

Improving FP&A, management reporting, and controllership requires intelligent financial data management. In this session hear how to simplify, automate, and scale data consolidation, cleansing, and availability to empower broader and more consistent use of data to drive growth, control costs, and mitigate risks. As well as best practices for creating a strategic partnership between Finance and IT to accelerate digital transformation.

Monday, June 06, 2022 / 06:40 PM - 07:00 PM EDT

Wolters Kluwer: Practical Applications of AI for Integrated Business Planning

Pavel Klebanov, SENIOR SOLUTIONS SPECIALIST, Wolters Kluwer || CCH Tagetik

You've heard the buzzwords: Predictive Intelligence, AI, Machine Learning. But what do those terms really mean? And how should finance leaders be using these technologies to drive growth and faster decision making?
Attend this session and learn how our CCH® Tagetik expert solution enables you to leverage Predictive Intelligence across your Integrated Business Planning including: Financial Planning, Operational Planning, Supply Chain Planning, Financial Close - Account Reconciliation & Transaction Matching, and Regulatory Reporting

Tuesday, June 07, 2022 / 10:00 AM - 10:20 AM EDT

Hype Cycle for Financial Analytics

Grant Nelson, Sr Director Analyst, Gartner

Orchestrate analytics’ investments by evaluating analytics’ trends toward fully autonomous AI, augmented analytics and analytics enablement. (Credits: 0.4; FOS: Finance; Delivery Method: Group Live; Program Knowledge Level: Basic; Prerequisites: None; Advanced Preparation: None)

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

Tuesday, June 07, 2022 / 10:30 AM - 11:00 AM EDT

Integrated Business Planning: Selecting and Using Metrics That Improve Decision Making

Regina Crowder, Sr Director Analyst, Gartner

A key to Integrated Business Planning success (IBP) is aligning metrics that aid in trade-off decisions, yet one of the biggest challenges organizations face is selecting too many or misaligned metrics. FP&A leaders can use this research to vet and incorporate relevant metrics into the IBP process. (Credits: 0.5; FOS: Finance; Delivery Method: Group Live; Program Knowledge Level: Basic; Prerequisites: None; Advanced Preparation: None)

Tuesday, June 07, 2022 / 10:30 AM - 11:15 AM EDT

Ask the Expert (for Organizations Under $2 Billion in Revenue): Building an AI Competency in Your Finance Team

Mark D. McDonald, Sr Director Analyst, Gartner

AI is not about software, it’s about skills. New skills will be necessary for a wide range of staff, including managers and leaders. Join this session to ask a Gartner expert how to develop an organizational AI proficiency and what your peers are doing in this space. This session is for organizations under $2 billion USD in revenue. (Credits: 0.8; FOS: Business Management and Organization; Delivery Method: Group Live; Program Knowledge Level: Basic; Prerequisites: None; Advanced Preparation: None)

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

Tuesday, June 07, 2022 / 02:00 PM - 02:30 PM EDT

Using Comparative Advantages to Optimize FP&A's Activity Scope

Peter Nagy, Sr Director Analyst, Gartner

Most CFOs want to redefine FP&A's scope, but only 10% of FP&A teams consider the opportunity-costs of unique FP&A activities when evaluating the team's responsibilities. This can marginalize enterprise-critical activities while harming FP&A's capacity to deliver high-value support. Join this session to learn how to evaluate FP&A’s activity scope based on enduring sources of comparative advantage. (Credits: 0.5; FOS: Business Management & Organization; Delivery Method: Group Live; Program Knowledge Level: Basic; Prerequisites: None; Advanced Preparation: None)

Tuesday, June 07, 2022 / 02:00 PM - 02:30 PM EDT

The Future of an AI-Driven Finance Organization

Mark D. McDonald, Sr Director Analyst, Gartner

The rapid adoption and evolution of AI and Machine Learning will change the capabilities and expectations from the finance function. This session will discuss how the landscape has already changed, preview the changes ahead, and share what executive finance leaders need to know to prepare for a truly AI driven future of finance. (Credits: 0.5; Field of Study: Finance; Delivery Method: Group Live; Program Knowledge Level: Basic; Prerequisites: None; Advanced Preparation: None)

Tuesday, June 07, 2022 / 02:45 PM - 03:30 PM EDT

Roundtable: Leveraging Your Existing Team’s Skills to Harness Business Data for Success, Moderated by Phocas Software

If you’re a CFO considering M&A projects, how can you leverage your team’s existing skills by giving them the right tools? More and more businesses are selling or buying, but with slower organic growth on the horizon, it’s difficult to know how to keep up with inorganic growth. In this interactive peer-to-peer session we'll discuss ways to navigate the “Data Abyss” to access insights hiding in your existing business data, build your own operational and financial analytics to make better strategic decisions, and upskill your team for data mastery using the right technology and business acumen.

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

Tuesday, June 07, 2022 / 03:30 PM - 04:00 PM EDT

Develop Finance’s Digital Competencies Through On-The-Job Learning

Ashwani Gupta, Director Analyst, Gartner

Digital competency development through on-the-job learning doesn’t need to be limited to high-profile RPA, ML or NLP projects. Learn about six on-the-job digital learning opportunities that make learning a part of everyday work and drive learning application. (Credits: 0.5; FOS: Business Management & Organization; Delivery Method: Group Live; Program Knowledge Level: Basic; Prerequisites: None; Advanced Preparation: None)

Tuesday, June 07, 2022 / 03:30 PM - 04:15 PM EDT

Ask the Expert: The Evolving Business Unit CFO Role

Mohnish Wadhwani, Sr Director Analyst, Gartner

Speed and agility in decision making is a clear competitive advantage and the Business Unit CFO is best positioned to unlock these capabilities. The role is evolving from cost optimization towards value creation enabled by digitalization and business partnering. Join this session with your peers to ask your most pressing questions to a Gartner expert around how to leverage the Building Blocks Model to revamp the finance function and create enterprise value. (Credits: 0.8; FOS: Finance ; Delivery Method: Group Live; Program Knowledge Level: Basic; Prerequisites: None; Advanced Preparation: None)

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

Monday, June 06, 2022 / 10:30 AM - 10:50 AM EDT

Hype Cycle for Finance Data and Analytics Governance

Grant Nelson, Sr Director Analyst, Gartner

Use this Hype Cycle to help orchestrate financial data management and governance investments by evaluating key trends in the evolving landscape. (Credits: 0.4; FOS: Finance; Delivery Method: Group Live; Program Knowledge Level: Basic; Prerequisites: None; Advanced Preparation: None)

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

Monday, June 06, 2022 / 01:15 PM - 01:35 PM EDT

Incorta: Smiths Medical Shrinks Data Delays to Maximize Working Capital

Effective decisions are driven by understanding the details behind high-level numbers - explaining the “why” and its impact on business.
The technology industry, analysts, and business leaders often talk about data-driven decision and democratization. While laudable goals, the reality is that delivering this vision often over-taxes already fully-utilized IT teams and asks financial analysts to become data engineers on their nights and weekends.

Join Smiths Medical as they discuss how they changed the legacy workflow around data analysis by using Incorta as a map through the whitespace.

Monday, June 06, 2022 / 02:30 PM - 03:00 PM EDT

Resetting Finance's Data Governance Paradigm

Nick Duffy, Director Analyst, Gartner

Finance leaders working to improve the quality of their reporting, analytics, and decision support often find that the data quality is their biggest hurdle. Join this session to learn why finance's traditional data governance paradigm is failing, and how to reset the paradigm to one sufficient for organizational decision making. (Credits: 0.5; FOS: Finance; Delivery Method: Group Live; Program Knowledge Level: Basic; Prerequisites: None; Advanced Preparation: None)

Monday, June 06, 2022 / 06:15 PM - 06:35 PM EDT

Workday: A New Standard for Agility, Efficiency and Insight in Accounting

Thomas Kelley, PRINCIPAL FINANCIALS SALES CONSULTANT, Workday

Today's business climate requires finance to embrace new and more agile ways of working. Workday has set a new standard for agility, efficiency and insight enabling accounting and finance teams to operate at a more strategic level. Learn how this new standard impacts essential GL processes and financial data management, freeing time previously spent on data reconciliation to focusing on exceptions, analysis and action.

Tuesday, June 07, 2022 / 10:00 AM - 10:20 AM EDT

Hype Cycle for Financial Analytics

Grant Nelson, Sr Director Analyst, Gartner

Orchestrate analytics’ investments by evaluating analytics’ trends toward fully autonomous AI, augmented analytics and analytics enablement. (Credits: 0.4; FOS: Finance; Delivery Method: Group Live; Program Knowledge Level: Basic; Prerequisites: None; Advanced Preparation: None)

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

Monday, June 06, 2022 / 09:30 AM - 10:15 AM EDT

Gartner Opening Keynote: The Path to Autonomous Finance

Mary Mesaglio, Managing Vice President, Gartner

Dennis Gannon, VP, Research, Gartner

CFOs are driving the business to meet the rapidly evolving needs of customers, investors, employees, competitors, and the Board. CFOs are also navigating through rising inflation, supply chain constraints, a tight labor market, ESG demands, regulatory uncertainty, and the continued reopen. The rising needs of stakeholders and macro pressures act as a catalyst for CFOs to “digitally elevate” and deliver more real-time, predictive, errorless, always-on support to drive profitable and sustainable decisions. CFOs now have a platform to build a roadmap that is digital-by-default and transform workflows toward a future autonomous state. Join this keynote to learn how to leap-frog forward on your digital journey. (Credits: 0.8; FOS: Business Management & Organization; Delivery Method: Group Live; Program Knowledge Level: Basic; Prerequisites: None; Advanced Preparation: None)

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

Monday, June 06, 2022 / 11:00 AM - 11:30 AM EDT

Finance Business Partners in Autonomous Finance: Renaissance or Demise?

Peter Nagy, Sr Director Analyst, Gartner

After long being heralded as the future of finance, finance business partners' value proposition is now coming under scrutiny due to business digitalization, autonomous finance plans, and questionable decision support returns. Join this breakout to explore emerging decision support models in order to assess whether finance business partners should feature in your autonomous finance plan. (Credits: 0.5; FOS: Business Management & Organization; Delivery Method: Group Live; Program Knowledge Level: Basic; Prerequisites: None; Advanced Preparation: None)

Monday, June 06, 2022 / 11:45 AM - 12:15 PM EDT

BlackLine: Leading Practices for Digital Finance Transformation & Operational Excellence

Molly Boyle, HEAD OF NORTH AMERICA SOLUTIONS MARKETIN, BlackLine Systems

Andrew Finley, MANAGER, FINANCIAL ACCOUNTING SERVICES, CVS Health Corporation

Michael Polaha, SR VP OF FINANCE, BlackLine Systems

With a growing list of priorities including talent retention, regulatory compliance, and enabling new business models, finance executives are focused on creating capacity to manage it all. According to Accenture, 99% of CFOs agree it’s important to have real-time processes and operations in place to inform better business decisions. Hear specialists from BlackLine, including Mike Polaha, former SVP Finance Solutions & Technology at Johnson & Johnson, and Andrew Finley, Manager, Finance Service Delivery at Aetna, on their experiences planning and executing successful digital finance transformation.

Monday, June 06, 2022 / 11:45 AM - 12:15 PM EDT

Workday: Creating Value with Finance Transformation - A Fresh Perspective

Scott Moyer, Director, Solution Marketing, Workday

Today, value is created by intangibles such as talent, data and intellectual property, requiring a fresh perspective on finance transformation that empowers finance to drive value creation by owning the data value chain, partnering more effectively with IT and the business, and mastering the pace of change. Join this session with Workday and Fannie Mae to learn about how a talent-first, data-centric approach to finance transformation can unlock new sources of value for your organization.

Monday, June 06, 2022 / 11:45 AM - 12:15 PM EDT

Microsoft: The CFOs Role in Balancing Business Model Innovation with Growth Acceleration

April Olson, Group Program Manager, Microsoft

With global market volatility threatening profitability, CFOs must drive growth and innovation initiatives while accelerating margin improvement. Successful CFOs are continuing to push the limits of business model innovation across the entire operations experience – financial (the way you capture value), operational (the way you deliver value to your customers), and organizational (the way you align people to impact). Join this session to hear how top business model innovation trends and technology can help you embrace disruption, while keeping the focus on financial excellence.

Monday, June 06, 2022 / 12:30 PM - 01:00 PM EDT

Establishing a Minimally Viable Advanced Analytics COE

Clement Christensen, Director Analyst, Gartner

CFOs often find it difficult to define the scope of early investments in analytics COEs: They want to produce early success but are wary of investing too much too soon. Minimum-viable analytics COEs support the quick wins that build momentum while avoiding overinvestment in capabilities or tools. (Credits: 0.5; FOS: Business Management & Organization; Delivery Method: Group Live; Program Knowledge Level: Basic; Prerequisites: None; Advanced Preparation: None)

Monday, June 06, 2022 / 12:30 PM - 01:15 PM EDT

Roundtable (For Organizations Under $2Bn in Revenue): How Are CFOs Finding and Retaining Digital Skills?

Ashwani Gupta, Director Analyst, Gartner

Join this peer-to-peer discussion lightly facilitated by a Gartner expert on how CFOs are finding and retaining digital skills. This session is for organizations under $2 billion USD in revenue.

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

Monday, June 06, 2022 / 02:30 PM - 03:00 PM EDT

Accelerate Your Digital Transformation via Business Process Outsourcing

Sanjay Champaneri, Sr Director Analyst, Gartner

CFO's are now primarily using an outsourcing service provider to get access to technologies, transformation expertise and operational agility — priorities that have become even more critical for finance organizations since the pandemic. This session will help CFO's better understand the current BPO market and what you need to consider in partnering with a BPO provider to accelerate your finance digital transformation program. (Credits: 0.5; FOS: Business Management & Organization; Delivery Method: Group Live; Program Knowledge Level: Basic; Prerequisites: None; Advanced Preparation: None)

Monday, June 06, 2022 / 02:30 PM - 03:00 PM EDT

Building Blocks for Business Unit CFOs to Create Enterprise Value

Mohnish Wadhwani, Sr Director Analyst, Gartner

Business Unit CFOs must elevate the contribution of their finance organizations from transactional and reporting activities to business partnering and value creation activities. Join this session to learn about the building blocks model from transactional finance to value creation and the critical enablers (such as role decoupling, finance digitalization, change management, and business partners). (Credits: 0.5; FOS: Finance; Delivery Method: Group Live; Program Knowledge Level: Basic; Prerequisites: None; Advanced Preparation: None)

Monday, June 06, 2022 / 03:15 PM - 04:00 PM EDT

Roundtable: Finance First - How SAP Customers Can Deliver Successful Transformation, Moderated by BlackLine

Michael Gilmartin, VICE PRESIDENT, VALUE ARCHITECTURE, BlackLine Systems

The urgency for finance transformation is greater than ever. Organizations are investing in technology and optimization initiatives, and CFOs are questioning HOW they should innovate rather than IF. A ‘Finance first’ approach establishes a target data model and reliable, efficient actuals to enable real-time insights, operational excellence, and measurable value. Join this interactive discussion, led by Mike Polaha, former SVP Finance Solutions & Technology at Johnson & Johnson, and Stephanie Miller, VP S/4HANA Finance COE, to engage with your peers on how F&A teams can scope, plan, and execute successful cloud transformation.

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

Monday, June 06, 2022 / 04:00 PM - 04:30 PM EDT

Defining Digital Competencies & Skills to Attract/Retain Key Finance Talent

Vaughan Archer, Sr Director Analyst, Gartner

The lack of clarity on finance's digital competencies is the biggest barrier to upskilling finance talent. Finance leaders will learn in this session which digital competencies matter most in finance and the knowledge, skills, and abilities their teams need for attaining these digital finance competencies which in turn help attract and regain key finance talent. (Credits: 0.5; FOS: Business Management & Organization; Delivery Method: Group Live; Program Knowledge Level: Basic; Prerequisites: None; Advanced Preparation: None)

Monday, June 06, 2022 / 04:00 PM - 04:45 PM EDT

Ask the Expert (for Organizations Under $2 Billion in Revenue): How to Build Your Agreement When Engaging With a BPO for Digital Transformation Services?

Sanjay Champaneri, Sr Director Analyst, Gartner

Join this session with your peers to ask a Gartner expert your most pressing questions on how CFOs must plan when building and negotiating an outsourcing contract for digital transformation services. This session is for organizations under $2 billion USD in revenue. (Credits: 0.8; FOS: Finance; Delivery Method: Group Live; Program Knowledge Level: Basic; Prerequisites: None; Advanced Preparation: None)

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

Tuesday, June 07, 2022 / 02:00 PM - 02:30 PM EDT

Using Comparative Advantages to Optimize FP&A's Activity Scope

Peter Nagy, Sr Director Analyst, Gartner

Most CFOs want to redefine FP&A's scope, but only 10% of FP&A teams consider the opportunity-costs of unique FP&A activities when evaluating the team's responsibilities. This can marginalize enterprise-critical activities while harming FP&A's capacity to deliver high-value support. Join this session to learn how to evaluate FP&A’s activity scope based on enduring sources of comparative advantage. (Credits: 0.5; FOS: Business Management & Organization; Delivery Method: Group Live; Program Knowledge Level: Basic; Prerequisites: None; Advanced Preparation: None)

Tuesday, June 07, 2022 / 02:45 PM - 03:30 PM EDT

Roundtable: Leveraging Your Existing Team’s Skills to Harness Business Data for Success, Moderated by Phocas Software

If you’re a CFO considering M&A projects, how can you leverage your team’s existing skills by giving them the right tools? More and more businesses are selling or buying, but with slower organic growth on the horizon, it’s difficult to know how to keep up with inorganic growth. In this interactive peer-to-peer session we'll discuss ways to navigate the “Data Abyss” to access insights hiding in your existing business data, build your own operational and financial analytics to make better strategic decisions, and upskill your team for data mastery using the right technology and business acumen.

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

Tuesday, June 07, 2022 / 03:30 PM - 04:15 PM EDT

Ask the Expert: The Evolving Business Unit CFO Role

Mohnish Wadhwani, Sr Director Analyst, Gartner

Speed and agility in decision making is a clear competitive advantage and the Business Unit CFO is best positioned to unlock these capabilities. The role is evolving from cost optimization towards value creation enabled by digitalization and business partnering. Join this session with your peers to ask your most pressing questions to a Gartner expert around how to leverage the Building Blocks Model to revamp the finance function and create enterprise value. (Credits: 0.8; FOS: Finance ; Delivery Method: Group Live; Program Knowledge Level: Basic; Prerequisites: None; Advanced Preparation: None)

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

Monday, June 06, 2022 / 11:00 AM - 11:30 AM EDT

Sustaining Mental Energy in Finance Employees

Hilary Richards, VP Analyst, Gartner

The pace of change has been unprecedented, and it shows no sign of abating. Most of the resources dedicated to managing change are spent on large, periodic changes such as a major system upgrade, company relocation, or M&A activity. But the volume of small changes, such as changes in job responsibilities or a new boss, far outpaces the larger changes, and the collective impact can be more disruptive for employees. During times of change, employees exert more effort to get their work done, impacting their mental energy. Learn how to equip your team with tools to not just cope with but thrive in the face of change. (Credits: 0.5; FOS: Business Management & Organization; Delivery Method: Group Live; Program Knowledge Level: Basic; Prerequisites: None; Advanced Preparation: None)

Monday, June 06, 2022 / 12:30 PM - 01:00 PM EDT

Integrated Business Planning: How to Develop Scenarios That Drive Proactive Contingency Responses

Regina Crowder, Sr Director Analyst, Gartner

Linear plans limit flexibility in the IBP process to account for uncertainty and respond to varying conditions. This research helps FP&A leaders develop contingency responses by embedding scenario planning capabilities in the IBP process. (Credits: 0.5; FOS: Finance; Delivery Method: Group Live; Program Knowledge Level: Basic; Prerequisites: None; Advanced Preparation: None)

Monday, June 06, 2022 / 02:30 PM - 03:00 PM EDT

Accelerate Your Digital Transformation via Business Process Outsourcing

Sanjay Champaneri, Sr Director Analyst, Gartner

CFO's are now primarily using an outsourcing service provider to get access to technologies, transformation expertise and operational agility — priorities that have become even more critical for finance organizations since the pandemic. This session will help CFO's better understand the current BPO market and what you need to consider in partnering with a BPO provider to accelerate your finance digital transformation program. (Credits: 0.5; FOS: Business Management & Organization; Delivery Method: Group Live; Program Knowledge Level: Basic; Prerequisites: None; Advanced Preparation: None)

Monday, June 06, 2022 / 02:30 PM - 03:15 PM EDT

Roundtable: Unlocking Digital Finance Through Continuous Accounting

Pritika Bhattacharjee, VP, Research, Gartner

As finance technology continues to evolve, the potential to create continuous accounting processes begins to make the reality of real time analytics and hyper efficient processes possible. Join this peer-to-peer discussion lightly facilitated by a Gartner expert to share and learn how technology is promising this new reality and how this can bring a new dynamism to finance's core mission.

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Monday, June 06, 2022 / 04:00 PM - 04:20 PM EDT

Magic Quadrant for Integrated Invoice-to-Cash Applications

Nisha Bhandare, VP Analyst, Gartner

Integrated invoice-to-cash applications helps organization improve their collections processes, drive cash flow and enhance the customer experience. This presentation delivers focused insight into vendors' product offerings and how they rate against common client-usage scenarios to enable finance leaders identify the vendor best suited to support their digital transformation. (Credits: 0.4; FOS: Finance; Delivery Method: Group Live; Program Knowledge Level: Basic; Prerequisites: None; Advanced Preparation: None)

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

Monday, June 06, 2022 / 04:00 PM - 04:30 PM EDT

In-Year Resource Reallocation From an Enterprise Perspective

Hilary Richards, VP Analyst, Gartner

Flexibility in how budgeted resources are re-allocated as needed in-year is the critical action for meeting goals in the annual plan. However, many organizations struggle with removing traditional budget anchors to realign resources for greater enterprise financial agility. Learn how to break down two main impediments to in-year resource allocation flexibility: budget-based incentive structures and large notional parts of the budget like IT funding. (Credits: 0.5; FOS: Finance; Delivery Method: Group Live; Program Knowledge Level: Basic; Prerequisites: None; Advanced Preparation: None)

Tuesday, June 07, 2022 / 10:30 AM - 10:50 AM EDT

Predicts: Digital Finance Transformation via AI-Enabled Outsourcing

Sanjay Champaneri, Sr Director Analyst, Gartner

CFOs seeking to successfully deliver digital finance transformations for back- and middle-office operations must prioritize the use of AI solutions contracted through business process outsourcing providers as the most viable option. This presentation will give CFOs a breakdown view into three predictions around the growing use of AI-driven technologies via the finance and accounting outsourcing market. (Credits: 0.4; FOS: Finance; Delivery Method: Group Live; Program Knowledge Level: Basic; Prerequisites: None; Advanced Preparation: None)

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

Tuesday, June 07, 2022 / 10:30 AM - 11:00 AM EDT

Integrated Business Planning: Selecting and Using Metrics That Improve Decision Making

Regina Crowder, Sr Director Analyst, Gartner

A key to Integrated Business Planning success (IBP) is aligning metrics that aid in trade-off decisions, yet one of the biggest challenges organizations face is selecting too many or misaligned metrics. FP&A leaders can use this research to vet and incorporate relevant metrics into the IBP process. (Credits: 0.5; FOS: Finance; Delivery Method: Group Live; Program Knowledge Level: Basic; Prerequisites: None; Advanced Preparation: None)

Tuesday, June 07, 2022 / 10:30 AM - 11:15 AM EDT

Roundtable (for Organizations Over $2Bn in Revenue): Advancing Process Automation With RPA and ML

Hilary Richards, VP Analyst, Gartner

Join this peer-to-peer discussion lightly facilitated by a Gartner expert on advancing process automation with RPA and ML. This session is for organizations over $2 billion USD in revenue.

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

Tuesday, June 07, 2022 / 12:00 PM - 12:30 PM EDT

Remove Effort From the Accounting Close

Hilary Richards, VP Analyst, Gartner

Even as controllers are automating the close, they are still expecting detailed information from their teams that is not only painful for teams, but is increasing financial reporting risk. Learn how controllers remove unnecessary work from the accounting close period. (Credits: 0.5; FOS: Finance; Delivery Method: Group Live; Program Knowledge Level: Basic; Prerequisites: None; Advanced Preparation: None)

Tuesday, June 07, 2022 / 12:00 PM - 12:45 PM EDT

Ask the Expert (For Organizations Over $2Bn in Revenue): How to Build Your Agreement When Engaging With a BPO for Digital Transformation Services?

Sanjay Champaneri, Sr Director Analyst, Gartner

Join this session with your peers to ask a Gartner expert your most pressing questions on how CFO's must plan when building and negotiating an outsourcing contract for digital transformation services. This session is for organizations over $2 billion USD in revenue. (Credits: 0.8; FOS: Finance; Delivery Method: Group Live; Program Knowledge Level: Basic; Prerequisites: None; Advanced Preparation: None)

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

Tuesday, June 07, 2022 / 02:00 PM - 02:30 PM EDT

Move Your Invoice-to-Cash Maturity From Laggard to Leader

Tamara Shipley, VP Analyst, Gartner

Leading companies evolve invoice-to-cash (I2C) from a set of transactional processes to an automated, and integrated end to end process to one that is a win win with customers, driving commercial advantage and collaborative customer engagement. This session will discuss the I2C Maturity Model and evolution across people, process, technology and customer for the laggards and leaders in I2C. Where do you want to be?(Credits: 0.5; FOS: Finance; Delivery Method: Group Live; Program Knowledge Level: Basic; Prerequisites: None; Advanced Preparation: None)

Tuesday, June 07, 2022 / 03:30 PM - 04:15 PM EDT

Roundtable (for Organizations Under $2 Billion in Revenue): Advancing Process Automation With RPA and ML

Hilary Richards, VP Analyst, Gartner

Join this peer-to-peer discussion lightly facilitated by a Gartner expert on advancing process automation with RPA and ML. This session is for organizations under $2 billion USD in revenue.

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

Monday, June 06, 2022 / 11:00 AM - 11:30 AM EDT

Finance Business Partners in Autonomous Finance: Renaissance or Demise?

Peter Nagy, Sr Director Analyst, Gartner

After long being heralded as the future of finance, finance business partners' value proposition is now coming under scrutiny due to business digitalization, autonomous finance plans, and questionable decision support returns. Join this breakout to explore emerging decision support models in order to assess whether finance business partners should feature in your autonomous finance plan. (Credits: 0.5; FOS: Business Management & Organization; Delivery Method: Group Live; Program Knowledge Level: Basic; Prerequisites: None; Advanced Preparation: None)

Monday, June 06, 2022 / 11:00 AM - 11:45 AM EDT

Roundtable (for Organizations Over $2 Billion in Revenue): Future of Remote Work

Tammy Shoham, Director Analyst, Gartner

Join this peer-to-peer discussion lightly facilitated by a Gartner expert on the topic of remote work and the implications it has on your talent and strategy. This session is for organizations over $2 billion USD in revenue.

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

Monday, June 06, 2022 / 11:45 AM - 12:15 PM EDT

Workday: Creating Value with Finance Transformation - A Fresh Perspective

Scott Moyer, Director, Solution Marketing, Workday

Today, value is created by intangibles such as talent, data and intellectual property, requiring a fresh perspective on finance transformation that empowers finance to drive value creation by owning the data value chain, partnering more effectively with IT and the business, and mastering the pace of change. Join this session with Workday and Fannie Mae to learn about how a talent-first, data-centric approach to finance transformation can unlock new sources of value for your organization.

Monday, June 06, 2022 / 12:30 PM - 01:15 PM EDT

Roundtable (For Organizations Under $2Bn in Revenue): How Are CFOs Finding and Retaining Digital Skills?

Ashwani Gupta, Director Analyst, Gartner

Join this peer-to-peer discussion lightly facilitated by a Gartner expert on how CFOs are finding and retaining digital skills. This session is for organizations under $2 billion USD in revenue.

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

Monday, June 06, 2022 / 04:00 PM - 04:45 PM EDT

Ask the Expert: Benchmarking Workplace and Building Technologies

Tammy Shoham, Director Analyst, Gartner

Corporate real estate leaders can increasingly use new workplace and building technologies to make their office portfolios smarter, more efficient, more sustainable, and better for employees’ health and wellness. Join this session to ask a Gartner expert your top questions and learn which technologies your peers have adopted, what they do, and which functionalities you need to improve the workplace experience. (Credits: 0.8; FOS: Business Management and Organization; Delivery Method: Group Live; Program Knowledge Level: Basic; Prerequisites: None; Advanced Preparation: None)

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

Monday, June 06, 2022 / 04:00 PM - 04:45 PM EDT

Roundtable (for Organizations Over $2Bn in Revenue): How Are CFOs Finding and Retaining Digital Skills?

Ashwani Gupta, Director Analyst, Gartner

Join this peer-to-peer discussion lightly facilitated by a Gartner expert on how CFOs are finding and retaining digital skills. This session is for organizations over $2 billion USD in revenue.

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

Tuesday, June 07, 2022 / 10:30 AM - 11:00 AM EDT

The AI Generation: How to Start a Team of Experts Building the Future of Finance

Clement Christensen, Director Analyst, Gartner

The journey to becoming an AI-driven finance organization is a multi-year odyssey. But it begins with a compelling cast of characters that will move the story forward. For finance, this is the AI Generation; A new breed of finance employees that speak data and write in Python. This session will help Finance leaders understand how to attract and manage a new breed of employee. (Credits: 0.5; FOS: Business Management & Organization; Delivery Method: Group Live; Program Knowledge Level: Basic; Prerequisites: None; Advanced Preparation: None)

Tuesday, June 07, 2022 / 12:00 PM - 12:45 PM EDT

Roundtable (for Organizations Under $2 Billion in Revenue): Future of Remote Work

Tammy Shoham, Director Analyst, Gartner

Join this peer-to-peer discussion lightly facilitated by a Gartner expert on the topic of remote work and the implications it has on your talent and strategy. This session is for organizations under $2 billion USD in revenue.

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

Tuesday, June 07, 2022 / 03:30 PM - 04:00 PM EDT

Is the Office Dead?

Tammy Shoham, Director Analyst, Gartner

Many prepandemic offices were underutilized and reinforced institutional hierarchies by design. Will the pandemic be the disruptive force that ends the old paradigms and ushers in a new era for office space? Or will office changes be incremental tweaks to past trends? Hear Gartner’s corporate real estate expert discuss the future of office and what you should today to prepare for the new, hybrid workplace. (Credits: 0.5; FOS: Business Management & Organization; Delivery Method: Group Live; Program Knowledge Level: Basic; Prerequisites: None; Advanced Preparation: None)

Tuesday, June 07, 2022 / 03:30 PM - 04:00 PM EDT

Develop Finance’s Digital Competencies Through On-The-Job Learning

Ashwani Gupta, Director Analyst, Gartner

Digital competency development through on-the-job learning doesn’t need to be limited to high-profile RPA, ML or NLP projects. Learn about six on-the-job digital learning opportunities that make learning a part of everyday work and drive learning application. (Credits: 0.5; FOS: Business Management & Organization; Delivery Method: Group Live; Program Knowledge Level: Basic; Prerequisites: None; Advanced Preparation: None)

Monday, June 06, 2022 / 10:30 AM - 10:50 AM EDT

Hype Cycle for Finance Data and Analytics Governance

Grant Nelson, Sr Director Analyst, Gartner

Use this Hype Cycle to help orchestrate financial data management and governance investments by evaluating key trends in the evolving landscape. (Credits: 0.4; FOS: Finance; Delivery Method: Group Live; Program Knowledge Level: Basic; Prerequisites: None; Advanced Preparation: None)

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

Monday, June 06, 2022 / 11:00 AM - 11:30 AM EDT

Top Strategic Technology Trends Impacting the Enterprise

David Cearley, Distinguished VP Analyst, Gartner

Strategic technology trends have the potential to both create opportunity and drive significant disruption. Companies must examine the impact of these trends individually and collectively. Business models and operations must shift appropriately, or organizations risk losing competitive advantage to those who do make the shift. (Credits: 0.5; FOS: Business Management & Organization; Delivery Method: Group Live; Program Knowledge Level: Basic; Prerequisites: None; Advanced Preparation: None)

Monday, June 06, 2022 / 11:00 AM - 11:30 AM EDT

Trends in the Finance Technology Landscape

Matthew Mowrey, Sr Director Analyst, Gartner

Join this session to learn about the key trends in core, supportive, analytics, and optimization finance technology trends through the Finance Technology Bullseye. We will review adoption level, client value, and future investment sentiment, in addition to some critical trends all finance leaders need to be aware of. (Credits: 0.5; FOS: Finance; Delivery Method: Group Live; Program Knowledge Level: Basic; Prerequisites: None; Advanced Preparation: None)

Monday, June 06, 2022 / 11:00 AM - 11:45 AM EDT

Ask the Expert: Accelerating Finance Transformation With a Digital Twin

Sanjay Champaneri, Sr Director Analyst, Gartner

Coordinating interdependencies of process, operation and systems across digital finance transformation initiatives is challenging yet key to success. Join this session with your peers to ask a Gartner expert your most pressing questions on how a digital twin of a finance organization or process helps finance leaders with better visibility, delivers situational awareness and supports the identification of business and technology solutions based on capabilities required by prioritized use cases. (Credits: 0.8; FOS: Business Management and Organization; Delivery Method: Group Live; Program Knowledge Level: Basic; Prerequisites: None; Advanced Preparation: None)

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

Monday, June 06, 2022 / 11:45 AM - 12:15 PM EDT

BlackLine: Leading Practices for Digital Finance Transformation & Operational Excellence

Molly Boyle, HEAD OF NORTH AMERICA SOLUTIONS MARKETIN, BlackLine Systems

Andrew Finley, MANAGER, FINANCIAL ACCOUNTING SERVICES, CVS Health Corporation

Michael Polaha, SR VP OF FINANCE, BlackLine Systems

With a growing list of priorities including talent retention, regulatory compliance, and enabling new business models, finance executives are focused on creating capacity to manage it all. According to Accenture, 99% of CFOs agree it’s important to have real-time processes and operations in place to inform better business decisions. Hear specialists from BlackLine, including Mike Polaha, former SVP Finance Solutions & Technology at Johnson & Johnson, and Andrew Finley, Manager, Finance Service Delivery at Aetna, on their experiences planning and executing successful digital finance transformation.

Monday, June 06, 2022 / 11:45 AM - 12:15 PM EDT

Board International: Cheers to Growth: Fetzer–Concha y Toro(USA) Cultivates Innovation During Rapid Growth

Emmanuel Garibay, SVP of Finance, Fetzer Vineyards

There is no one-size-fits-all approach to the growing pains of innovation, but business strategies and the financial processes supporting them are pivotal to sustaining growth trajectories in volatile times. Hear from Emmanuel Garibay, SVP of Finance at Fetzer Vineyard - Vina Concha y Toro (USA), on the company’s transformation journey. He will give insights into the ways CFOs can transform their FP&A processes to achieve a unified view of finance and operations so they can continue to meet consumer demand at a time of rapid growth.

Monday, June 06, 2022 / 12:30 PM - 01:00 PM EDT

Understanding the Power of AI-Driven Scenario Planning

Mark D. McDonald, Sr Director Analyst, Gartner

AI is fundamentally rewriting the rules of forecasting and planning. Using simple automation routines, FP&A leaders can turn existing prediction models into powerful scenario planning tools that not only evaluate a full range of possible scenarios but also assist with making optimal business decisions. This session will walk through the technical steps necessary to exploit the power of machine learning to develop scenario plans that deliver on the promise of an AI-driven finance organization. (Credits: 0.5; FOS: Finance; Delivery Method: Group Live; Program Knowledge Level: Basic; Prerequisites: None; Advanced Preparation: None)

Monday, June 06, 2022 / 12:30 PM - 01:15 PM EDT

Ask the Expert: NFTS and Other Tokens – Promise and the Perils for Use in the Enterprise

Rajesh Kandaswamy, Distinguished VP Analyst, Gartner

Join this session with your peers to ask your most pressing questions to a Gartner expert around where and when should you employ blockchain in accounting and for payments. (Credits: 0.8; FOS: Business Management and Organization; Delivery Method: Group Live; Program Knowledge Level: Basic; Prerequisites: None; Advanced Preparation: None)

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

Monday, June 06, 2022 / 12:30 PM - 01:15 PM EDT

Ask the Expert (For Organizations Over $2Bn in Revenue): Troubled by Triples? What Is Graph and Why You Should Care

Grant Nelson, Sr Director Analyst, Gartner

Are your queries SQL'ing? Are your relational databases incapable of healthy relationships? Though available for more than two decades, most FP&A and finance leaders are unaware of or seldom use graph technology. By exploring graph technologies' basic constructs and use cases, executives will soon realize significant benefits. Join this session with your peers to ask a Gartner expert your most pressing questions. This session is for organizations over $2 billion USD in revenue. (Credits: 0.8; FOS: Finance; Delivery Method: Group Live; Program Knowledge Level: Basic; Prerequisites: None; Advanced Preparation: None)

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

Monday, June 06, 2022 / 01:40 PM - 02:00 PM EDT

Workato: Driving Enterprise Finance Automation using Workato

Learn how you can build a “Future-Ready” Finance organization leveraging advanced technologies like Automation. Workato is the leading platform for Enterprise Automation and can help finance organizations thrive in a world of continuous change with speed and agility.

Monday, June 06, 2022 / 02:30 PM - 03:15 PM EDT

Ask the Expert (for Organizations Over $2Bn in Revenue): Building an AI Competency in Your Finance Team

Mark D. McDonald, Sr Director Analyst, Gartner

AI is not about software, it’s about skills. New skills will be necessary for a wide range of staff, including managers and leaders. Join this session to ask a Gartner expert how to develop an organizational AI proficiency and what your peers are doing in this space. This session is for organizations over $2 billion USD in revenue. (Credits: 0.8; FOS: Business Management and Organization; Delivery Method: Group Live; Program Knowledge Level: Basic; Prerequisites: None; Advanced Preparation: None)

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

Monday, June 06, 2022 / 03:15 PM - 04:00 PM EDT

Roundtable: Finance First - How SAP Customers Can Deliver Successful Transformation, Moderated by BlackLine

Michael Gilmartin, VICE PRESIDENT, VALUE ARCHITECTURE, BlackLine Systems

The urgency for finance transformation is greater than ever. Organizations are investing in technology and optimization initiatives, and CFOs are questioning HOW they should innovate rather than IF. A ‘Finance first’ approach establishes a target data model and reliable, efficient actuals to enable real-time insights, operational excellence, and measurable value. Join this interactive discussion, led by Mike Polaha, former SVP Finance Solutions & Technology at Johnson & Johnson, and Stephanie Miller, VP S/4HANA Finance COE, to engage with your peers on how F&A teams can scope, plan, and execute successful cloud transformation.

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

Monday, June 06, 2022 / 03:15 PM - 04:00 PM EDT

Roundtable: Why Best-In-Class Organizations are Digitizing Their B2B Payments, moderated by Capital One Trade Credit

Shawn Cunningham, VP & GM - Capital One Trade Credit, Capital One

The past two years have accelerated B2B buyer digital adoption. Arduous manual processes offline previously dictated the purchase-to-pay cycle, but today’s B2B buyers expect to order like consumers and pay as a business. How is your organization preparing to scale its back-office processes to reliably serve and impress today’s B2B buyers? Join your peers for a discussion on best practices and ways to digitize your purchase-to-pay process to meet the changing demands of your business customers.

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

Monday, June 06, 2022 / 04:00 PM - 04:20 PM EDT

Magic Quadrant for Integrated Invoice-to-Cash Applications

Nisha Bhandare, VP Analyst, Gartner

Integrated invoice-to-cash applications helps organization improve their collections processes, drive cash flow and enhance the customer experience. This presentation delivers focused insight into vendors' product offerings and how they rate against common client-usage scenarios to enable finance leaders identify the vendor best suited to support their digital transformation. (Credits: 0.4; FOS: Finance; Delivery Method: Group Live; Program Knowledge Level: Basic; Prerequisites: None; Advanced Preparation: None)

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

Monday, June 06, 2022 / 04:00 PM - 04:45 PM EDT

Ask the Expert (for Organizations Under $2 Billion in Revenue): Troubled by Triples? What Is Graph and Why You Should Care

Grant Nelson, Sr Director Analyst, Gartner

Though available for more than two decades, most FP&A and finance leaders are unaware of or seldom use graph technology. By exploring graph technologies' basic constructs and use cases, executives will soon realize significant benefits. Join this session with your peers to ask a Gartner expert your most pressing questions. This session is for organizations under $2 billion USD in revenue. (Credits: 0.8; FOS: Finance; Delivery Method: Group Live; Program Knowledge Level: Basic; Prerequisites: None; Advanced Preparation: None)

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

Monday, June 06, 2022 / 06:40 PM - 07:00 PM EDT

Wolters Kluwer: Practical Applications of AI for Integrated Business Planning

Pavel Klebanov, SENIOR SOLUTIONS SPECIALIST, Wolters Kluwer || CCH Tagetik

You've heard the buzzwords: Predictive Intelligence, AI, Machine Learning. But what do those terms really mean? And how should finance leaders be using these technologies to drive growth and faster decision making?
Attend this session and learn how our CCH® Tagetik expert solution enables you to leverage Predictive Intelligence across your Integrated Business Planning including: Financial Planning, Operational Planning, Supply Chain Planning, Financial Close - Account Reconciliation & Transaction Matching, and Regulatory Reporting

Monday, June 06, 2022 / 07:05 PM - 07:25 PM EDT

Automation Anywhere: Why CFOs Must Leverage Intelligent Automation

Kenneth Mertzel, GLOBAL INDUSTRY LEADER, FINANCIAL SERVIC, Automation Anywhere

Finance is one of the many corporate functions undergoing digital transformation. Intelligent automation in the form of a Digital Workforce is not only enhancing the productivity of finance professionals but also improving accuracy and increasing cash flow. In this session, we will discuss real-world RPA use cases finance and accounting as well as a specific case study example in Accounts Payable.

Tuesday, June 07, 2022 / 10:00 AM - 10:20 AM EDT

Hype Cycle for Financial Analytics

Grant Nelson, Sr Director Analyst, Gartner

Orchestrate analytics’ investments by evaluating analytics’ trends toward fully autonomous AI, augmented analytics and analytics enablement. (Credits: 0.4; FOS: Finance; Delivery Method: Group Live; Program Knowledge Level: Basic; Prerequisites: None; Advanced Preparation: None)

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

Tuesday, June 07, 2022 / 10:30 AM - 10:50 AM EDT

Predicts: Digital Finance Transformation via AI-Enabled Outsourcing

Sanjay Champaneri, Sr Director Analyst, Gartner

CFOs seeking to successfully deliver digital finance transformations for back- and middle-office operations must prioritize the use of AI solutions contracted through business process outsourcing providers as the most viable option. This presentation will give CFOs a breakdown view into three predictions around the growing use of AI-driven technologies via the finance and accounting outsourcing market. (Credits: 0.4; FOS: Finance; Delivery Method: Group Live; Program Knowledge Level: Basic; Prerequisites: None; Advanced Preparation: None)

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

Tuesday, June 07, 2022 / 10:30 AM - 11:00 AM EDT

Executive Guide to Hyperautomation

Frances Karamouzis, Distinguished VP Analyst, Gartner

Hyperautomation is inevitable and irreversible. The pandemic has led to the distributed enterprise and hybrid work environments where the default is digital. All of this requires some form of automation, augmentation and the common denominator of acceleration. Any CFO or finance leader that has an underpinning of patch work technology requiring manual or high cycle processes can benefit from this session. (Credits: 0.5; FOS: Business Management & Organization; Delivery Method: Group Live; Program Knowledge Level: Basic; Prerequisites: None; Advanced Preparation: None)

Tuesday, June 07, 2022 / 10:30 AM - 11:15 AM EDT

Ask the Expert (for Organizations Under $2 Billion in Revenue): Building an AI Competency in Your Finance Team

Mark D. McDonald, Sr Director Analyst, Gartner

AI is not about software, it’s about skills. New skills will be necessary for a wide range of staff, including managers and leaders. Join this session to ask a Gartner expert how to develop an organizational AI proficiency and what your peers are doing in this space. This session is for organizations under $2 billion USD in revenue. (Credits: 0.8; FOS: Business Management and Organization; Delivery Method: Group Live; Program Knowledge Level: Basic; Prerequisites: None; Advanced Preparation: None)

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

Tuesday, June 07, 2022 / 11:15 AM - 11:45 AM EDT

Kyriba: Enterprise-wide Liquidity Management - Key to Navigating Constant Market Disruption

CFOs have to face a new reality: global business and operations can be disrupted overnight. Corporate finance now must adapt to ever changing business environments, but many leaders struggle with complex IT systems that are difficult to run, maintain, optimize and automate. To achieve enterprise liquidity management, leaders need a real-time view of cash and AI-powered decision making with predictive analytics. Learn how Cenveo leveraged technology to redesign how liquidity is managed, creating a strategic resource to deliver value and growth while building resiliency to overcome disruption.

Tuesday, June 07, 2022 / 11:15 AM - 12:00 PM EDT

Roundtable: How Forward-Thinking Organizations Use AI to Achieve Autonomous Finance Operations, Moderated by AppZen

Anant Kale, CEO, AppZen

Matt Wright, SVP CUSTOMER SUCCESS, Appzen

Autonomous finance operations takes finance automation to a new level. It performs specific functions without human intervention, using machine learning, deep learning and AI. The result? A system that increasingly becomes more efficient, more effective and smarter. If you’re ready to implement AI into your finance operations, or are even just curious, join this session for a peer-to-peer discussion around: Why AI and why now, how AI solves some of your biggest challenges while improving your bottom line, and areas where AI can help your team and processes scale, leaving time for more strategic initiatives.

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Tuesday, June 07, 2022 / 11:15 AM - 12:00 PM EDT

Roundtable: How CFOs Win with End-to-End Digital Investment Adoption, Moderated by OpenEnvoy

Using technology to empower AP/AR teams strengthens the overall finance function by eliminating wasted spend and improving cash flow. As finance leaders embrace automation, they find that maximizing the value of their investment means going beyond the integration of technology. Join Matthew Tillman, CEO of OpenEnvoy, in this interactive roundtable discussion where you have the opportunity to knowledge share with peers on how to unlock end-to-end adoption of your digital investments by:
- Customized onboarding & training
- Tailoring digital initiatives to business KPIs
- Employee engagement

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Tuesday, June 07, 2022 / 12:00 PM - 12:30 PM EDT

Finance IT as a Digital Catalyst

Mike Helsel, Sr Director Analyst, Gartner

Early missteps in creating a Finance IT organization can lead to wasteful technology spending and abandoned digital initiatives. Apply the lessons learned from early adopters of Finance IT to supercharge finance function digital transformation. (Credits: 0.5; FOS: Business Management & Organization; Delivery Method: Group Live; Program Knowledge Level: Basic; Prerequisites: None; Advanced Preparation: None)

Tuesday, June 07, 2022 / 12:00 PM - 12:30 PM EDT

What Finance Needs to Know About Web3

Avivah Litan, Distinguished VP Analyst, Gartner

Blockchain underlies the novel concept dubbed Web 3. Finance leaders should engage with the concept through investing in innovations that create new financial opportunities and revenue streams. (Credits: 0.5; FOS: Business Management & Organization; Delivery Method: Group Live; Program Knowledge Level: Basic; Prerequisites: None; Advanced Preparation: None)

Tuesday, June 07, 2022 / 02:00 PM - 02:30 PM EDT

The Future of an AI-Driven Finance Organization

Mark D. McDonald, Sr Director Analyst, Gartner

The rapid adoption and evolution of AI and Machine Learning will change the capabilities and expectations from the finance function. This session will discuss how the landscape has already changed, preview the changes ahead, and share what executive finance leaders need to know to prepare for a truly AI driven future of finance. (Credits: 0.5; Field of Study: Finance; Delivery Method: Group Live; Program Knowledge Level: Basic; Prerequisites: None; Advanced Preparation: None)

Tuesday, June 07, 2022 / 02:45 PM - 03:15 PM EDT

Coupa: A Case Study in Digital Transformation: The Leukemia & Lymphoma Society

Ulrika Haug, SENIOR DIRECTOR, PRODUCT MARKETING, Coupa Software

Jr Miller, CFO, The Leukemia & Lymphoma Society, Inc.

In early 2020, The Leukemia & Lymphoma Society (LLS) found that the pandemic was testing their financial resilience and ability to manage existing business operations in a remote environment. CFO JR Williams set out on a journey to radically rethink LLS’s business spend management process. As a result, he was able to completely overhaul his team’s procure-to-pay process and position his organization for success in a work-from-home environment. Join him for a fireside chat to learn how he did it, key learnings and what he’s planning to tackle next.

Tuesday, June 07, 2022 / 02:45 PM - 03:15 PM EDT

HighRadius: Autonomous Finance - The Death of B2B SaaS Software

Vikram Gollakota, VICE PRESIDENT SOLUTIONS, HighRadius Corp

B2C apps like Amazon & Netflix leverage domain-specific data & intelligence to transform user experience. While finance users are stuck with B2B software that lacks intelligence & merely facilitates a transition from paper & filing cabinets to digital systems of record. Autonomous Finance uses domain-specific Big Data, AI & user-experience to transform F&A teams drowning in data & buried under manual work, into business partners capable of creating real top- and bottom-line impact. Learn how to digitally transform the finance function with Autonomous Finance while accelerating time-to-value.

Tuesday, June 07, 2022 / 02:45 PM - 03:30 PM EDT

Roundtable: CX and the Cash Flow Curve: Customer-centric AR to Thrive in Uncertain Times, Moderated by VersaPay

The COVID pandemic massively accelerated account receivables digitization. Now enterprises are facing high inflation, rising interest rates, supply chain constraint, tight labor markets, and global insecurity. Accelerating your cash flow will be key to continued growth. But ignoring the customer in your AR transformation efforts will hamper your efforts.

Join us for a roundtable discussion on:
· Insights from 1,000 c-level executives on AR and CX
· How one company saved 200 hours/week and reduced overdue payments by 50%—while increasing customer satisfaction
· Driving digital transformation

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

Tuesday, June 07, 2022 / 03:30 PM - 04:00 PM EDT

Reignite Your Innovation Process to Turn Great Ideas Into Real Value

David Cearley, Distinguished VP Analyst, Gartner

A repeatable innovation process that brings Technologists and business users together is essential for meaningful, sustainable innovation. Create or reignite an innovation process that surfaces great ideas, nurtures progress while managing risk, and drives the best opportunities forward to deliver real value. (Credits: 0.5; FOS: Finance; Delivery Method: Group Live; Program Knowledge Level: Basic; Prerequisites: None; Advanced Preparation: None)

Monday, June 06, 2022 / 09:30 AM - 10:15 AM EDT

Gartner Opening Keynote: The Path to Autonomous Finance

Mary Mesaglio, Managing Vice President, Gartner

Dennis Gannon, VP, Research, Gartner

CFOs are driving the business to meet the rapidly evolving needs of customers, investors, employees, competitors, and the Board. CFOs are also navigating through rising inflation, supply chain constraints, a tight labor market, ESG demands, regulatory uncertainty, and the continued reopen. The rising needs of stakeholders and macro pressures act as a catalyst for CFOs to “digitally elevate” and deliver more real-time, predictive, errorless, always-on support to drive profitable and sustainable decisions. CFOs now have a platform to build a roadmap that is digital-by-default and transform workflows toward a future autonomous state. Join this keynote to learn how to leap-frog forward on your digital journey. (Credits: 0.8; FOS: Business Management & Organization; Delivery Method: Group Live; Program Knowledge Level: Basic; Prerequisites: None; Advanced Preparation: None)

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

Monday, June 06, 2022 / 03:15 PM - 03:45 PM EDT

Anaplan: The Journey to Modern FP&A – Ciena Corp and Anaplan Discuss Technology as the Enabler

Antonietta Laccone, VP, FINANCE, Ciena Corporation

Abdul Shroff, VICE PRESIDENT - STRATEGIC GROWTH ORGANI, Anaplan

Scott Soukup, IT DIRECTOR, Ciena

The next generation of finance leaders will be defined by how they embrace change, develop talent, and rethink processes. This means taking a holistic approach to modernization, innovation, and integrated planning to align strategy with financial outcomes.

Join visionary leaders, Antonietta Laccone, VP Finance, and Scott Soukup, Director FP&A Architecture, Assurance, and Insights of Ciena Corp., to learn how you can get on the journey to modernizing finance to improve collaboration, make confident data-driven decisions, and build strong business partnerships.

Monday, June 06, 2022 / 04:00 PM - 04:30 PM EDT

How CFOs Collaborate With CIOs to Fund Digital Business Initiatives

Cesar Lozada, Director Analyst, Gartner

While CFOs struggle to appropriately fund digital investments using rigid project-based funding models, CIOs add to the confusion by focusing on siloed, technology-centric, and short-sighted initiatives and cost management. To improve success of digital business initiatives, CFOs must reassess the nature of their engagement and collaboration with CIOs to focus on technology-driven business outcomes and corporate financial performance. (Credits: 0.5; FOS: Business Management & Organization; Delivery Method: Group Live; Program Knowledge Level: Basic; Prerequisites: None; Advanced Preparation: None)

Monday, June 06, 2022 / 04:00 PM - 04:30 PM EDT

In-Year Resource Reallocation From an Enterprise Perspective

Hilary Richards, VP Analyst, Gartner

Flexibility in how budgeted resources are re-allocated as needed in-year is the critical action for meeting goals in the annual plan. However, many organizations struggle with removing traditional budget anchors to realign resources for greater enterprise financial agility. Learn how to break down two main impediments to in-year resource allocation flexibility: budget-based incentive structures and large notional parts of the budget like IT funding. (Credits: 0.5; FOS: Finance; Delivery Method: Group Live; Program Knowledge Level: Basic; Prerequisites: None; Advanced Preparation: None)

Tuesday, June 07, 2022 / 10:30 AM - 11:00 AM EDT

How to Digitally Accelerate When You’re So Freaking Tired

Mary Mesaglio, Managing Vice President, Gartner

We’re halfway through 2022 and the crises just keep coming. Leaders are expected to guide their people through a raft of big problems: from Covid to geopolitical tensions to social justice to inflation. It’s tough out there. Meanwhile, organizations continue to transform and you must find a way to motivate your people in the face of all this. CEO and board expectations haven’t abated because we’re all feeling the fatigue. This session gives practical tactics for how to continue your digital acceleration while keeping your people – and yourself – safe and whole. (Credits: 0.5; FOS: Business Management & Organization; Delivery Method: Group Live; Program Knowledge Level: Basic; Prerequisites: None; Advanced Preparation: None)

Tuesday, June 07, 2022 / 11:15 AM - 11:45 AM EDT

Kyriba: Enterprise-wide Liquidity Management - Key to Navigating Constant Market Disruption

CFOs have to face a new reality: global business and operations can be disrupted overnight. Corporate finance now must adapt to ever changing business environments, but many leaders struggle with complex IT systems that are difficult to run, maintain, optimize and automate. To achieve enterprise liquidity management, leaders need a real-time view of cash and AI-powered decision making with predictive analytics. Learn how Cenveo leveraged technology to redesign how liquidity is managed, creating a strategic resource to deliver value and growth while building resiliency to overcome disruption.

Tuesday, June 07, 2022 / 12:00 PM - 12:30 PM EDT

Driving ROI in Digital Investing: What it Means to Be a 'Digital Activist' CFO

Dennis Gannon, VP, Research, Gartner

Over 80% of CFOs say their organizations are accelerating their digital investment in 2022, but only a third are confident in their assessment of where digital investing will create economic value. In this session learn how CFOs can boost digital value realization by reducing 'digital friction' and embracing the role of 'digital activist' for the enterprise. (Credits: 0.5; FOS: Business Management & Organization; Delivery Method: Group Live; Program Knowledge Level: Basic; Prerequisites: None; Advanced Preparation: None)

Tuesday, June 07, 2022 / 02:00 PM - 02:30 PM EDT

Tackle the Risks to Value of Democratized Technology Spending

Galliopi Demetriou, Sr Director Analyst, Gartner

Technology spend is increasingly occurring across the enterprise with the democratization of IT. Poor returns on bloated technology spend are just two of the risks compounded by a lack of enterprisewide financial transparency and alignment to strategy. Use an Enterprisewide Technology Financial Plan with your C-Suite to establish the guardrails for technology spend and value, regardless of where the budget sits. (Credits: 0.5; FOS: Business Management & Organization; Delivery Method: Group Live; Program Knowledge Level: Basic; Prerequisites: None; Advanced Preparation: None)

Monday, June 06, 2022 / 03:15 PM - 04:00 PM EDT

Roundtable: Why Best-In-Class Organizations are Digitizing Their B2B Payments, moderated by Capital One Trade Credit

Shawn Cunningham, VP & GM - Capital One Trade Credit, Capital One

The past two years have accelerated B2B buyer digital adoption. Arduous manual processes offline previously dictated the purchase-to-pay cycle, but today’s B2B buyers expect to order like consumers and pay as a business. How is your organization preparing to scale its back-office processes to reliably serve and impress today’s B2B buyers? Join your peers for a discussion on best practices and ways to digitize your purchase-to-pay process to meet the changing demands of your business customers.

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

Monday, June 06, 2022 / 04:00 PM - 04:30 PM EDT

How CFOs Collaborate With CIOs to Fund Digital Business Initiatives

Cesar Lozada, Director Analyst, Gartner

While CFOs struggle to appropriately fund digital investments using rigid project-based funding models, CIOs add to the confusion by focusing on siloed, technology-centric, and short-sighted initiatives and cost management. To improve success of digital business initiatives, CFOs must reassess the nature of their engagement and collaboration with CIOs to focus on technology-driven business outcomes and corporate financial performance. (Credits: 0.5; FOS: Business Management & Organization; Delivery Method: Group Live; Program Knowledge Level: Basic; Prerequisites: None; Advanced Preparation: None)

Monday, June 06, 2022 / 04:00 PM - 04:30 PM EDT

Achieve Your Digital Transformation With a Product-Based Funding Model

Marcus Marion, Sr Director Analyst, Gartner

Digital transformation requires an agile funding model that allows the organization to pivot quickly and adapt to rapidly changing market, customer, and business needs. The product-based funding model provides the framework for this level of financial agility. (Credits: 0.5; FOS: Business Management & Organization; Delivery Method: Group Live; Program Knowledge Level: Basic; Prerequisites: None; Advanced Preparation: None)

Tuesday, June 07, 2022 / 10:30 AM - 11:00 AM EDT

How to Digitally Accelerate When You’re So Freaking Tired

Mary Mesaglio, Managing Vice President, Gartner

We’re halfway through 2022 and the crises just keep coming. Leaders are expected to guide their people through a raft of big problems: from Covid to geopolitical tensions to social justice to inflation. It’s tough out there. Meanwhile, organizations continue to transform and you must find a way to motivate your people in the face of all this. CEO and board expectations haven’t abated because we’re all feeling the fatigue. This session gives practical tactics for how to continue your digital acceleration while keeping your people – and yourself – safe and whole. (Credits: 0.5; FOS: Business Management & Organization; Delivery Method: Group Live; Program Knowledge Level: Basic; Prerequisites: None; Advanced Preparation: None)

Tuesday, June 07, 2022 / 11:15 AM - 12:00 PM EDT

Roundtable: How CFOs Win with End-to-End Digital Investment Adoption, Moderated by OpenEnvoy

Using technology to empower AP/AR teams strengthens the overall finance function by eliminating wasted spend and improving cash flow. As finance leaders embrace automation, they find that maximizing the value of their investment means going beyond the integration of technology. Join Matthew Tillman, CEO of OpenEnvoy, in this interactive roundtable discussion where you have the opportunity to knowledge share with peers on how to unlock end-to-end adoption of your digital investments by:
- Customized onboarding & training
- Tailoring digital initiatives to business KPIs
- Employee engagement

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

Tuesday, June 07, 2022 / 12:00 PM - 12:30 PM EDT

Driving ROI in Digital Investing: What it Means to Be a 'Digital Activist' CFO

Dennis Gannon, VP, Research, Gartner

Over 80% of CFOs say their organizations are accelerating their digital investment in 2022, but only a third are confident in their assessment of where digital investing will create economic value. In this session learn how CFOs can boost digital value realization by reducing 'digital friction' and embracing the role of 'digital activist' for the enterprise. (Credits: 0.5; FOS: Business Management & Organization; Delivery Method: Group Live; Program Knowledge Level: Basic; Prerequisites: None; Advanced Preparation: None)

Monday, June 06, 2022 / 01:15 PM - 01:35 PM EDT

Incorta: Smiths Medical Shrinks Data Delays to Maximize Working Capital

Effective decisions are driven by understanding the details behind high-level numbers - explaining the “why” and its impact on business.
The technology industry, analysts, and business leaders often talk about data-driven decision and democratization. While laudable goals, the reality is that delivering this vision often over-taxes already fully-utilized IT teams and asks financial analysts to become data engineers on their nights and weekends.

Join Smiths Medical as they discuss how they changed the legacy workflow around data analysis by using Incorta as a map through the whitespace.

Monday, June 06, 2022 / 04:50 PM - 05:10 PM EDT

Informatica: Intelligent Financial Data Management

Prash Chandramohan, Sr. Director Of Product Marketing, Informatica

Phillip Nifong, Sales Director Finance and Reference Dat, Informatica

Improving FP&A, management reporting, and controllership requires intelligent financial data management. In this session hear how to simplify, automate, and scale data consolidation, cleansing, and availability to empower broader and more consistent use of data to drive growth, control costs, and mitigate risks. As well as best practices for creating a strategic partnership between Finance and IT to accelerate digital transformation.

Tuesday, June 07, 2022 / 12:00 PM - 12:30 PM EDT

Finance IT as a Digital Catalyst

Mike Helsel, Sr Director Analyst, Gartner

Early missteps in creating a Finance IT organization can lead to wasteful technology spending and abandoned digital initiatives. Apply the lessons learned from early adopters of Finance IT to supercharge finance function digital transformation. (Credits: 0.5; FOS: Business Management & Organization; Delivery Method: Group Live; Program Knowledge Level: Basic; Prerequisites: None; Advanced Preparation: None)

Monday, June 06, 2022 / 11:00 AM - 11:45 AM EDT

Roundtable (for Organizations Over $2 Billion in Revenue): Future of Remote Work

Tammy Shoham, Director Analyst, Gartner

Join this peer-to-peer discussion lightly facilitated by a Gartner expert on the topic of remote work and the implications it has on your talent and strategy. This session is for organizations over $2 billion USD in revenue.

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

Monday, June 06, 2022 / 11:45 AM - 12:15 PM EDT

Microsoft: The CFOs Role in Balancing Business Model Innovation with Growth Acceleration

April Olson, Group Program Manager, Microsoft

With global market volatility threatening profitability, CFOs must drive growth and innovation initiatives while accelerating margin improvement. Successful CFOs are continuing to push the limits of business model innovation across the entire operations experience – financial (the way you capture value), operational (the way you deliver value to your customers), and organizational (the way you align people to impact). Join this session to hear how top business model innovation trends and technology can help you embrace disruption, while keeping the focus on financial excellence.

Monday, June 06, 2022 / 12:30 PM - 01:00 PM EDT

How to Advance an ESG Program

Kristin Moyer, Distinguished VP Analyst, Gartner

Stakeholder pressure is driving an increased focus on environmental, social and governance (ESG) issues. The CFO role is expanding beyond financial impact to also include societal impact. This session will include the steps to advance an ESG program and the unique role CFOs have to play. (Credits: 0.5; FOS: Business Management & Organization; Delivery Method: Group Live; Program Knowledge Level: Basic; Prerequisites: None; Advanced Preparation: None)

Monday, June 06, 2022 / 02:30 PM - 03:15 PM EDT

Ask the Expert: How to Advance Your ESG Program

Kristin Moyer, Distinguished VP Analyst, Gartner

Join this session to ask a Gartner expert your most pressing questions on starting an ESG program and learn what peers are thinking and doing in this space. (Credits: 0.8; FOS: Business Management and Organization; Delivery Method: Group Live; Program Knowledge Level: Basic; Prerequisites: None; Advanced Preparation: None)

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

Tuesday, June 07, 2022 / 12:00 PM - 12:45 PM EDT

Roundtable (for Organizations Under $2 Billion in Revenue): Future of Remote Work

Tammy Shoham, Director Analyst, Gartner

Join this peer-to-peer discussion lightly facilitated by a Gartner expert on the topic of remote work and the implications it has on your talent and strategy. This session is for organizations under $2 billion USD in revenue.

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

Tuesday, June 07, 2022 / 03:30 PM - 04:00 PM EDT

Reignite Your Innovation Process to Turn Great Ideas Into Real Value

David Cearley, Distinguished VP Analyst, Gartner

A repeatable innovation process that brings Technologists and business users together is essential for meaningful, sustainable innovation. Create or reignite an innovation process that surfaces great ideas, nurtures progress while managing risk, and drives the best opportunities forward to deliver real value. (Credits: 0.5; FOS: Finance; Delivery Method: Group Live; Program Knowledge Level: Basic; Prerequisites: None; Advanced Preparation: None)

Tuesday, June 07, 2022 / 03:30 PM - 04:00 PM EDT

Is the Office Dead?

Tammy Shoham, Director Analyst, Gartner

Many prepandemic offices were underutilized and reinforced institutional hierarchies by design. Will the pandemic be the disruptive force that ends the old paradigms and ushers in a new era for office space? Or will office changes be incremental tweaks to past trends? Hear Gartner’s corporate real estate expert discuss the future of office and what you should today to prepare for the new, hybrid workplace. (Credits: 0.5; FOS: Business Management & Organization; Delivery Method: Group Live; Program Knowledge Level: Basic; Prerequisites: None; Advanced Preparation: None)

Monday, June 06, 2022 / 11:00 AM - 11:30 AM EDT

Top Strategic Technology Trends Impacting the Enterprise

David Cearley, Distinguished VP Analyst, Gartner

Strategic technology trends have the potential to both create opportunity and drive significant disruption. Companies must examine the impact of these trends individually and collectively. Business models and operations must shift appropriately, or organizations risk losing competitive advantage to those who do make the shift. (Credits: 0.5; FOS: Business Management & Organization; Delivery Method: Group Live; Program Knowledge Level: Basic; Prerequisites: None; Advanced Preparation: None)

Monday, June 06, 2022 / 11:00 AM - 11:30 AM EDT

Trends in the Finance Technology Landscape

Matthew Mowrey, Sr Director Analyst, Gartner

Join this session to learn about the key trends in core, supportive, analytics, and optimization finance technology trends through the Finance Technology Bullseye. We will review adoption level, client value, and future investment sentiment, in addition to some critical trends all finance leaders need to be aware of. (Credits: 0.5; FOS: Finance; Delivery Method: Group Live; Program Knowledge Level: Basic; Prerequisites: None; Advanced Preparation: None)

Monday, June 06, 2022 / 11:45 AM - 12:30 PM EDT

Roundtable: How Intelligent Automation enables the CFO, Moderated by UiPath

Stephen Faulkner, VP GLOBAL INDUSTRY CFO LEAD, UiPath

Finance leaders are exploring strategies to leverage technologies like RPA and artificial intelligence to enable an agile, forward-looking finance organization that delivers decision-making quality and speed. Join this peer-to-peer discussion facilitated by UiPath to discuss key challenges around digital transformation that enables the expanding role of finance, how technologies such as RPA and AI offer solutions, attributes and leading practices of world-class finance organizations, and best practices on balancing risk with the potential reward of automation to traditional finance model.

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

Monday, June 06, 2022 / 12:30 PM - 01:00 PM EDT

Understanding the Power of AI-Driven Scenario Planning

Mark D. McDonald, Sr Director Analyst, Gartner

AI is fundamentally rewriting the rules of forecasting and planning. Using simple automation routines, FP&A leaders can turn existing prediction models into powerful scenario planning tools that not only evaluate a full range of possible scenarios but also assist with making optimal business decisions. This session will walk through the technical steps necessary to exploit the power of machine learning to develop scenario plans that deliver on the promise of an AI-driven finance organization. (Credits: 0.5; FOS: Finance; Delivery Method: Group Live; Program Knowledge Level: Basic; Prerequisites: None; Advanced Preparation: None)

Monday, June 06, 2022 / 12:30 PM - 01:15 PM EDT

Ask the Expert: NFTS and Other Tokens – Promise and the Perils for Use in the Enterprise

Rajesh Kandaswamy, Distinguished VP Analyst, Gartner

Join this session with your peers to ask your most pressing questions to a Gartner expert around where and when should you employ blockchain in accounting and for payments. (Credits: 0.8; FOS: Business Management and Organization; Delivery Method: Group Live; Program Knowledge Level: Basic; Prerequisites: None; Advanced Preparation: None)

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

Monday, June 06, 2022 / 02:05 PM - 02:25 PM EDT

UiPath: How Intelligent Automation enables the CFO

Stephen Faulkner, VP GLOBAL INDUSTRY CFO LEAD, UiPath

CFOs are increasingly exploring how enterprise automation strategies can create more bandwidth to enable an agile, forward-looking finance organization that embraces advanced analytics. The use of technologies such as cloud automation, AI, machine learning, and purpose-built tools, creates an ecosystem that takes automation to the next level. When the elements of traditional jobs are combined with the use of advanced technology like RPA and AI, we can broaden the scope of value being delivered and engage a more complex set of domains and enable Finance teams to focus on strategic agenda.

Monday, June 06, 2022 / 02:30 PM - 03:00 PM EDT

As Bitcoin Goes Mainstream, What Does It Mean to CFOs?

Avivah Litan, Distinguished VP Analyst, Gartner

CFOs must prepare for a world where digital currencies are widely accepted and used. Our research outlines the different functions digital currencies, including Bitcoin, have in an organization as well as the multiple risks that they pose. (Credits: 0.5; FOS: Finance; Delivery Method: Group Live; Program Knowledge Level: Basic; Prerequisites: None; Advanced Preparation: None)

Monday, June 06, 2022 / 02:30 PM - 03:15 PM EDT

Ask the Expert (for Organizations Over $2Bn in Revenue): Building an AI Competency in Your Finance Team

Mark D. McDonald, Sr Director Analyst, Gartner

AI is not about software, it’s about skills. New skills will be necessary for a wide range of staff, including managers and leaders. Join this session to ask a Gartner expert how to develop an organizational AI proficiency and what your peers are doing in this space. This session is for organizations over $2 billion USD in revenue. (Credits: 0.8; FOS: Business Management and Organization; Delivery Method: Group Live; Program Knowledge Level: Basic; Prerequisites: None; Advanced Preparation: None)

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

Monday, June 06, 2022 / 02:30 PM - 03:15 PM EDT

Roundtable: Unlocking Digital Finance Through Continuous Accounting

Pritika Bhattacharjee, VP, Research, Gartner

As finance technology continues to evolve, the potential to create continuous accounting processes begins to make the reality of real time analytics and hyper efficient processes possible. Join this peer-to-peer discussion lightly facilitated by a Gartner expert to share and learn how technology is promising this new reality and how this can bring a new dynamism to finance's core mission.

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

Monday, June 06, 2022 / 07:05 PM - 07:25 PM EDT

Automation Anywhere: Why CFOs Must Leverage Intelligent Automation

Kenneth Mertzel, GLOBAL INDUSTRY LEADER, FINANCIAL SERVIC, Automation Anywhere

Finance is one of the many corporate functions undergoing digital transformation. Intelligent automation in the form of a Digital Workforce is not only enhancing the productivity of finance professionals but also improving accuracy and increasing cash flow. In this session, we will discuss real-world RPA use cases finance and accounting as well as a specific case study example in Accounts Payable.

Tuesday, June 07, 2022 / 10:30 AM - 11:00 AM EDT

The AI Generation: How to Start a Team of Experts Building the Future of Finance

Clement Christensen, Director Analyst, Gartner

The journey to becoming an AI-driven finance organization is a multi-year odyssey. But it begins with a compelling cast of characters that will move the story forward. For finance, this is the AI Generation; A new breed of finance employees that speak data and write in Python. This session will help Finance leaders understand how to attract and manage a new breed of employee. (Credits: 0.5; FOS: Business Management & Organization; Delivery Method: Group Live; Program Knowledge Level: Basic; Prerequisites: None; Advanced Preparation: None)

Tuesday, June 07, 2022 / 10:30 AM - 11:00 AM EDT

Executive Guide to Hyperautomation

Frances Karamouzis, Distinguished VP Analyst, Gartner

Hyperautomation is inevitable and irreversible. The pandemic has led to the distributed enterprise and hybrid work environments where the default is digital. All of this requires some form of automation, augmentation and the common denominator of acceleration. Any CFO or finance leader that has an underpinning of patch work technology requiring manual or high cycle processes can benefit from this session. (Credits: 0.5; FOS: Business Management & Organization; Delivery Method: Group Live; Program Knowledge Level: Basic; Prerequisites: None; Advanced Preparation: None)

Tuesday, June 07, 2022 / 10:30 AM - 11:15 AM EDT

Ask the Expert (for Organizations Under $2 Billion in Revenue): Building an AI Competency in Your Finance Team

Mark D. McDonald, Sr Director Analyst, Gartner

AI is not about software, it’s about skills. New skills will be necessary for a wide range of staff, including managers and leaders. Join this session to ask a Gartner expert how to develop an organizational AI proficiency and what your peers are doing in this space. This session is for organizations under $2 billion USD in revenue. (Credits: 0.8; FOS: Business Management and Organization; Delivery Method: Group Live; Program Knowledge Level: Basic; Prerequisites: None; Advanced Preparation: None)

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

Tuesday, June 07, 2022 / 10:30 AM - 11:15 AM EDT

Roundtable (for Organizations Over $2Bn in Revenue): Advancing Process Automation With RPA and ML

Hilary Richards, VP Analyst, Gartner

Join this peer-to-peer discussion lightly facilitated by a Gartner expert on advancing process automation with RPA and ML. This session is for organizations over $2 billion USD in revenue.

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

Tuesday, June 07, 2022 / 11:15 AM - 12:00 PM EDT

Roundtable: How Forward-Thinking Organizations Use AI to Achieve Autonomous Finance Operations, Moderated by AppZen

Anant Kale, CEO, AppZen

Matt Wright, SVP CUSTOMER SUCCESS, Appzen

Autonomous finance operations takes finance automation to a new level. It performs specific functions without human intervention, using machine learning, deep learning and AI. The result? A system that increasingly becomes more efficient, more effective and smarter. If you’re ready to implement AI into your finance operations, or are even just curious, join this session for a peer-to-peer discussion around: Why AI and why now, how AI solves some of your biggest challenges while improving your bottom line, and areas where AI can help your team and processes scale, leaving time for more strategic initiatives.

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

Tuesday, June 07, 2022 / 12:00 PM - 12:30 PM EDT

What Finance Needs to Know About Web3

Avivah Litan, Distinguished VP Analyst, Gartner

Blockchain underlies the novel concept dubbed Web 3. Finance leaders should engage with the concept through investing in innovations that create new financial opportunities and revenue streams. (Credits: 0.5; FOS: Business Management & Organization; Delivery Method: Group Live; Program Knowledge Level: Basic; Prerequisites: None; Advanced Preparation: None)

Tuesday, June 07, 2022 / 01:10 PM - 01:30 PM EDT

UiPath: How can RPA & AI strengthen the global Supply Chain?

Shibaji Das, SR. DIRECTOR, GLOBAL INDUSTRY SOLUTIONS, UiPath

Supply Chain disruptions are impacting businesses who are faced with uncertainty on product availability, inventory fulfilment challenges, strained logistics and most importantly, no end in sight to the current situation. Finance leaders are feverishly looking for avenues to put the chaos under their control. Robotics Process Automation and AI, collectively called Intelligent Automation, is one of those avenues. We will discuss key challenges in supply chain management, how Intelligent Automation plays as a catalyst to address these challenges, and best practice of typical metrics to use.

Tuesday, June 07, 2022 / 02:00 PM - 02:30 PM EDT

The Future of an AI-Driven Finance Organization

Mark D. McDonald, Sr Director Analyst, Gartner

The rapid adoption and evolution of AI and Machine Learning will change the capabilities and expectations from the finance function. This session will discuss how the landscape has already changed, preview the changes ahead, and share what executive finance leaders need to know to prepare for a truly AI driven future of finance. (Credits: 0.5; Field of Study: Finance; Delivery Method: Group Live; Program Knowledge Level: Basic; Prerequisites: None; Advanced Preparation: None)

Tuesday, June 07, 2022 / 02:00 PM - 02:45 PM EDT

Ask the Expert: How Should I Prepare for Blockchains in My Business Applications?

Rajesh Kandaswamy, Distinguished VP Analyst, Gartner

Join this session with peers to ask a Gartner expert your most pressing questions around how to prepare for blockchains in your business applications. (Credits: 0.8; FOS: Business Management and Organization; Delivery Method: Group Live; Program Knowledge Level: Basic; Prerequisites: None; Advanced Preparation: None)

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

Tuesday, June 07, 2022 / 03:30 PM - 04:15 PM EDT

Roundtable (for Organizations Under $2 Billion in Revenue): Advancing Process Automation With RPA and ML

Hilary Richards, VP Analyst, Gartner

Join this peer-to-peer discussion lightly facilitated by a Gartner expert on advancing process automation with RPA and ML. This session is for organizations under $2 billion USD in revenue.

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

Monday, June 06, 2022 / 02:30 PM - 03:00 PM EDT

Accelerate Your Digital Transformation via Business Process Outsourcing

Sanjay Champaneri, Sr Director Analyst, Gartner

CFO's are now primarily using an outsourcing service provider to get access to technologies, transformation expertise and operational agility — priorities that have become even more critical for finance organizations since the pandemic. This session will help CFO's better understand the current BPO market and what you need to consider in partnering with a BPO provider to accelerate your finance digital transformation program. (Credits: 0.5; FOS: Business Management & Organization; Delivery Method: Group Live; Program Knowledge Level: Basic; Prerequisites: None; Advanced Preparation: None)

Monday, June 06, 2022 / 02:30 PM - 03:15 PM EDT

Roundtable: Unlocking Digital Finance Through Continuous Accounting

Pritika Bhattacharjee, VP, Research, Gartner

As finance technology continues to evolve, the potential to create continuous accounting processes begins to make the reality of real time analytics and hyper efficient processes possible. Join this peer-to-peer discussion lightly facilitated by a Gartner expert to share and learn how technology is promising this new reality and how this can bring a new dynamism to finance's core mission.

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

Monday, June 06, 2022 / 04:00 PM - 04:20 PM EDT

Magic Quadrant for Integrated Invoice-to-Cash Applications

Nisha Bhandare, VP Analyst, Gartner

Integrated invoice-to-cash applications helps organization improve their collections processes, drive cash flow and enhance the customer experience. This presentation delivers focused insight into vendors' product offerings and how they rate against common client-usage scenarios to enable finance leaders identify the vendor best suited to support their digital transformation. (Credits: 0.4; FOS: Finance; Delivery Method: Group Live; Program Knowledge Level: Basic; Prerequisites: None; Advanced Preparation: None)

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

Monday, June 06, 2022 / 04:00 PM - 04:30 PM EDT

Defining Digital Competencies & Skills to Attract/Retain Key Finance Talent

Vaughan Archer, Sr Director Analyst, Gartner

The lack of clarity on finance's digital competencies is the biggest barrier to upskilling finance talent. Finance leaders will learn in this session which digital competencies matter most in finance and the knowledge, skills, and abilities their teams need for attaining these digital finance competencies which in turn help attract and regain key finance talent. (Credits: 0.5; FOS: Business Management & Organization; Delivery Method: Group Live; Program Knowledge Level: Basic; Prerequisites: None; Advanced Preparation: None)

Tuesday, June 07, 2022 / 10:30 AM - 10:50 AM EDT

Predicts: Digital Finance Transformation via AI-Enabled Outsourcing

Sanjay Champaneri, Sr Director Analyst, Gartner

CFOs seeking to successfully deliver digital finance transformations for back- and middle-office operations must prioritize the use of AI solutions contracted through business process outsourcing providers as the most viable option. This presentation will give CFOs a breakdown view into three predictions around the growing use of AI-driven technologies via the finance and accounting outsourcing market. (Credits: 0.4; FOS: Finance; Delivery Method: Group Live; Program Knowledge Level: Basic; Prerequisites: None; Advanced Preparation: None)

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

Tuesday, June 07, 2022 / 10:30 AM - 11:15 AM EDT

Roundtable (for Organizations Over $2Bn in Revenue): Advancing Process Automation With RPA and ML

Hilary Richards, VP Analyst, Gartner

Join this peer-to-peer discussion lightly facilitated by a Gartner expert on advancing process automation with RPA and ML. This session is for organizations over $2 billion USD in revenue.

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

Tuesday, June 07, 2022 / 12:00 PM - 12:30 PM EDT

Remove Effort From the Accounting Close

Hilary Richards, VP Analyst, Gartner

Even as controllers are automating the close, they are still expecting detailed information from their teams that is not only painful for teams, but is increasing financial reporting risk. Learn how controllers remove unnecessary work from the accounting close period. (Credits: 0.5; FOS: Finance; Delivery Method: Group Live; Program Knowledge Level: Basic; Prerequisites: None; Advanced Preparation: None)

Tuesday, June 07, 2022 / 12:00 PM - 12:45 PM EDT

Ask the Expert (For Organizations Over $2Bn in Revenue): How to Build Your Agreement When Engaging With a BPO for Digital Transformation Services?

Sanjay Champaneri, Sr Director Analyst, Gartner

Join this session with your peers to ask a Gartner expert your most pressing questions on how CFO's must plan when building and negotiating an outsourcing contract for digital transformation services. This session is for organizations over $2 billion USD in revenue. (Credits: 0.8; FOS: Finance; Delivery Method: Group Live; Program Knowledge Level: Basic; Prerequisites: None; Advanced Preparation: None)

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

Tuesday, June 07, 2022 / 02:00 PM - 02:30 PM EDT

Move Your Invoice-to-Cash Maturity From Laggard to Leader

Tamara Shipley, VP Analyst, Gartner

Leading companies evolve invoice-to-cash (I2C) from a set of transactional processes to an automated, and integrated end to end process to one that is a win win with customers, driving commercial advantage and collaborative customer engagement. This session will discuss the I2C Maturity Model and evolution across people, process, technology and customer for the laggards and leaders in I2C. Where do you want to be?(Credits: 0.5; FOS: Finance; Delivery Method: Group Live; Program Knowledge Level: Basic; Prerequisites: None; Advanced Preparation: None)

Tuesday, June 07, 2022 / 03:30 PM - 04:15 PM EDT

Roundtable (for Organizations Under $2 Billion in Revenue): Advancing Process Automation With RPA and ML

Hilary Richards, VP Analyst, Gartner

Join this peer-to-peer discussion lightly facilitated by a Gartner expert on advancing process automation with RPA and ML. This session is for organizations under $2 billion USD in revenue.

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

Monday, June 06, 2022 / 10:30 AM - 10:50 AM EDT

Hype Cycle for Finance Data and Analytics Governance

Grant Nelson, Sr Director Analyst, Gartner

Use this Hype Cycle to help orchestrate financial data management and governance investments by evaluating key trends in the evolving landscape. (Credits: 0.4; FOS: Finance; Delivery Method: Group Live; Program Knowledge Level: Basic; Prerequisites: None; Advanced Preparation: None)

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

Monday, June 06, 2022 / 11:00 AM - 11:30 AM EDT

Finance Business Partners in Autonomous Finance: Renaissance or Demise?

Peter Nagy, Sr Director Analyst, Gartner

After long being heralded as the future of finance, finance business partners' value proposition is now coming under scrutiny due to business digitalization, autonomous finance plans, and questionable decision support returns. Join this breakout to explore emerging decision support models in order to assess whether finance business partners should feature in your autonomous finance plan. (Credits: 0.5; FOS: Business Management & Organization; Delivery Method: Group Live; Program Knowledge Level: Basic; Prerequisites: None; Advanced Preparation: None)

Monday, June 06, 2022 / 12:30 PM - 01:00 PM EDT

Establishing a Minimally Viable Advanced Analytics COE

Clement Christensen, Director Analyst, Gartner

CFOs often find it difficult to define the scope of early investments in analytics COEs: They want to produce early success but are wary of investing too much too soon. Minimum-viable analytics COEs support the quick wins that build momentum while avoiding overinvestment in capabilities or tools. (Credits: 0.5; FOS: Business Management & Organization; Delivery Method: Group Live; Program Knowledge Level: Basic; Prerequisites: None; Advanced Preparation: None)

Monday, June 06, 2022 / 02:30 PM - 03:00 PM EDT

Resetting Finance's Data Governance Paradigm

Nick Duffy, Director Analyst, Gartner

Finance leaders working to improve the quality of their reporting, analytics, and decision support often find that the data quality is their biggest hurdle. Join this session to learn why finance's traditional data governance paradigm is failing, and how to reset the paradigm to one sufficient for organizational decision making. (Credits: 0.5; FOS: Finance; Delivery Method: Group Live; Program Knowledge Level: Basic; Prerequisites: None; Advanced Preparation: None)

Monday, June 06, 2022 / 04:00 PM - 04:30 PM EDT

Defining Digital Competencies & Skills to Attract/Retain Key Finance Talent

Vaughan Archer, Sr Director Analyst, Gartner

The lack of clarity on finance's digital competencies is the biggest barrier to upskilling finance talent. Finance leaders will learn in this session which digital competencies matter most in finance and the knowledge, skills, and abilities their teams need for attaining these digital finance competencies which in turn help attract and regain key finance talent. (Credits: 0.5; FOS: Business Management & Organization; Delivery Method: Group Live; Program Knowledge Level: Basic; Prerequisites: None; Advanced Preparation: None)

Monday, June 06, 2022 / 06:40 PM - 07:00 PM EDT

Wolters Kluwer: Practical Applications of AI for Integrated Business Planning

Pavel Klebanov, SENIOR SOLUTIONS SPECIALIST, Wolters Kluwer || CCH Tagetik

You've heard the buzzwords: Predictive Intelligence, AI, Machine Learning. But what do those terms really mean? And how should finance leaders be using these technologies to drive growth and faster decision making?
Attend this session and learn how our CCH® Tagetik expert solution enables you to leverage Predictive Intelligence across your Integrated Business Planning including: Financial Planning, Operational Planning, Supply Chain Planning, Financial Close - Account Reconciliation & Transaction Matching, and Regulatory Reporting

Tuesday, June 07, 2022 / 10:00 AM - 10:20 AM EDT

Hype Cycle for Financial Analytics

Grant Nelson, Sr Director Analyst, Gartner

Orchestrate analytics’ investments by evaluating analytics’ trends toward fully autonomous AI, augmented analytics and analytics enablement. (Credits: 0.4; FOS: Finance; Delivery Method: Group Live; Program Knowledge Level: Basic; Prerequisites: None; Advanced Preparation: None)

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

Tuesday, June 07, 2022 / 12:45 PM - 01:05 PM EDT

MindBridge: Risk discovery, Audit Readiness and Enhanced Internal Audit; Powered by AI Today

John Colthart, SVP, Marketing and Strategic Insights, MindBridge

Today, finance teams struggle with unprecedented time, budgetary, and skill challenges. And while technology is often a shiny part of the solution, leveraging AI today is about People, Process, and Technology.
Please join AI expert John Colthart of MindBridge as he covers what AI is doing for finance professionals worldwide and how embedding AI is for today, not a distant future.

Tuesday, June 07, 2022 / 02:00 PM - 02:30 PM EDT

Using Comparative Advantages to Optimize FP&A's Activity Scope

Peter Nagy, Sr Director Analyst, Gartner

Most CFOs want to redefine FP&A's scope, but only 10% of FP&A teams consider the opportunity-costs of unique FP&A activities when evaluating the team's responsibilities. This can marginalize enterprise-critical activities while harming FP&A's capacity to deliver high-value support. Join this session to learn how to evaluate FP&A’s activity scope based on enduring sources of comparative advantage. (Credits: 0.5; FOS: Business Management & Organization; Delivery Method: Group Live; Program Knowledge Level: Basic; Prerequisites: None; Advanced Preparation: None)

Tuesday, June 07, 2022 / 02:45 PM - 03:30 PM EDT

Roundtable: Leveraging Your Existing Team’s Skills to Harness Business Data for Success, Moderated by Phocas Software

If you’re a CFO considering M&A projects, how can you leverage your team’s existing skills by giving them the right tools? More and more businesses are selling or buying, but with slower organic growth on the horizon, it’s difficult to know how to keep up with inorganic growth. In this interactive peer-to-peer session we'll discuss ways to navigate the “Data Abyss” to access insights hiding in your existing business data, build your own operational and financial analytics to make better strategic decisions, and upskill your team for data mastery using the right technology and business acumen.

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

Monday, June 06, 2022 / 09:30 AM - 10:15 AM EDT

Gartner Opening Keynote: The Path to Autonomous Finance

Mary Mesaglio, Managing Vice President, Gartner

Dennis Gannon, VP, Research, Gartner

CFOs are driving the business to meet the rapidly evolving needs of customers, investors, employees, competitors, and the Board. CFOs are also navigating through rising inflation, supply chain constraints, a tight labor market, ESG demands, regulatory uncertainty, and the continued reopen. The rising needs of stakeholders and macro pressures act as a catalyst for CFOs to “digitally elevate” and deliver more real-time, predictive, errorless, always-on support to drive profitable and sustainable decisions. CFOs now have a platform to build a roadmap that is digital-by-default and transform workflows toward a future autonomous state. Join this keynote to learn how to leap-frog forward on your digital journey. (Credits: 0.8; FOS: Business Management & Organization; Delivery Method: Group Live; Program Knowledge Level: Basic; Prerequisites: None; Advanced Preparation: None)

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

Monday, June 06, 2022 / 11:00 AM - 11:30 AM EDT

Top Strategic Technology Trends Impacting the Enterprise

David Cearley, Distinguished VP Analyst, Gartner

Strategic technology trends have the potential to both create opportunity and drive significant disruption. Companies must examine the impact of these trends individually and collectively. Business models and operations must shift appropriately, or organizations risk losing competitive advantage to those who do make the shift. (Credits: 0.5; FOS: Business Management & Organization; Delivery Method: Group Live; Program Knowledge Level: Basic; Prerequisites: None; Advanced Preparation: None)

Monday, June 06, 2022 / 11:00 AM - 11:30 AM EDT

Trends in the Finance Technology Landscape

Matthew Mowrey, Sr Director Analyst, Gartner

Join this session to learn about the key trends in core, supportive, analytics, and optimization finance technology trends through the Finance Technology Bullseye. We will review adoption level, client value, and future investment sentiment, in addition to some critical trends all finance leaders need to be aware of. (Credits: 0.5; FOS: Finance; Delivery Method: Group Live; Program Knowledge Level: Basic; Prerequisites: None; Advanced Preparation: None)

Monday, June 06, 2022 / 11:45 AM - 12:15 PM EDT

Board International: Cheers to Growth: Fetzer–Concha y Toro(USA) Cultivates Innovation During Rapid Growth

Emmanuel Garibay, SVP of Finance, Fetzer Vineyards

There is no one-size-fits-all approach to the growing pains of innovation, but business strategies and the financial processes supporting them are pivotal to sustaining growth trajectories in volatile times. Hear from Emmanuel Garibay, SVP of Finance at Fetzer Vineyard - Vina Concha y Toro (USA), on the company’s transformation journey. He will give insights into the ways CFOs can transform their FP&A processes to achieve a unified view of finance and operations so they can continue to meet consumer demand at a time of rapid growth.

Monday, June 06, 2022 / 11:45 AM - 12:30 PM EDT

Roundtable: How Intelligent Automation enables the CFO, Moderated by UiPath

Stephen Faulkner, VP GLOBAL INDUSTRY CFO LEAD, UiPath

Finance leaders are exploring strategies to leverage technologies like RPA and artificial intelligence to enable an agile, forward-looking finance organization that delivers decision-making quality and speed. Join this peer-to-peer discussion facilitated by UiPath to discuss key challenges around digital transformation that enables the expanding role of finance, how technologies such as RPA and AI offer solutions, attributes and leading practices of world-class finance organizations, and best practices on balancing risk with the potential reward of automation to traditional finance model.

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

Monday, June 06, 2022 / 12:30 PM - 01:00 PM EDT

Understanding the Power of AI-Driven Scenario Planning

Mark D. McDonald, Sr Director Analyst, Gartner

AI is fundamentally rewriting the rules of forecasting and planning. Using simple automation routines, FP&A leaders can turn existing prediction models into powerful scenario planning tools that not only evaluate a full range of possible scenarios but also assist with making optimal business decisions. This session will walk through the technical steps necessary to exploit the power of machine learning to develop scenario plans that deliver on the promise of an AI-driven finance organization. (Credits: 0.5; FOS: Finance; Delivery Method: Group Live; Program Knowledge Level: Basic; Prerequisites: None; Advanced Preparation: None)

Monday, June 06, 2022 / 12:30 PM - 01:15 PM EDT

Roundtable (For Organizations Under $2Bn in Revenue): How Are CFOs Finding and Retaining Digital Skills?

Ashwani Gupta, Director Analyst, Gartner

Join this peer-to-peer discussion lightly facilitated by a Gartner expert on how CFOs are finding and retaining digital skills. This session is for organizations under $2 billion USD in revenue.

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

Monday, June 06, 2022 / 02:05 PM - 02:25 PM EDT

UiPath: How Intelligent Automation enables the CFO

Stephen Faulkner, VP GLOBAL INDUSTRY CFO LEAD, UiPath

CFOs are increasingly exploring how enterprise automation strategies can create more bandwidth to enable an agile, forward-looking finance organization that embraces advanced analytics. The use of technologies such as cloud automation, AI, machine learning, and purpose-built tools, creates an ecosystem that takes automation to the next level. When the elements of traditional jobs are combined with the use of advanced technology like RPA and AI, we can broaden the scope of value being delivered and engage a more complex set of domains and enable Finance teams to focus on strategic agenda.

Monday, June 06, 2022 / 02:30 PM - 02:50 PM EDT

Predicting Finance Budgets with Gartner Cost Curves

Matt Williams, Director, Quantitative Analytics and Dat, Gartner

Traditional benchmarks only provide static guidance on how your team compares to peers. Join this session to learn how Gartner's Finance Cost Curves help Finance leaders predict their function's spend relative to similarly-sized industry peers. (Credits: 0.4; FOS: Finance; Delivery Method: Group Live; Program Knowledge Level: Basic; Prerequisites: None; Advanced Preparation: None)

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

Monday, June 06, 2022 / 02:30 PM - 03:00 PM EDT

As Bitcoin Goes Mainstream, What Does It Mean to CFOs?

Avivah Litan, Distinguished VP Analyst, Gartner

CFOs must prepare for a world where digital currencies are widely accepted and used. Our research outlines the different functions digital currencies, including Bitcoin, have in an organization as well as the multiple risks that they pose. (Credits: 0.5; FOS: Finance; Delivery Method: Group Live; Program Knowledge Level: Basic; Prerequisites: None; Advanced Preparation: None)

Monday, June 06, 2022 / 03:15 PM - 04:00 PM EDT

Roundtable: Why Best-In-Class Organizations are Digitizing Their B2B Payments, moderated by Capital One Trade Credit

Shawn Cunningham, VP & GM - Capital One Trade Credit, Capital One

The past two years have accelerated B2B buyer digital adoption. Arduous manual processes offline previously dictated the purchase-to-pay cycle, but today’s B2B buyers expect to order like consumers and pay as a business. How is your organization preparing to scale its back-office processes to reliably serve and impress today’s B2B buyers? Join your peers for a discussion on best practices and ways to digitize your purchase-to-pay process to meet the changing demands of your business customers.

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

Monday, June 06, 2022 / 04:00 PM - 04:30 PM EDT

How CFOs Collaborate With CIOs to Fund Digital Business Initiatives

Cesar Lozada, Director Analyst, Gartner

While CFOs struggle to appropriately fund digital investments using rigid project-based funding models, CIOs add to the confusion by focusing on siloed, technology-centric, and short-sighted initiatives and cost management. To improve success of digital business initiatives, CFOs must reassess the nature of their engagement and collaboration with CIOs to focus on technology-driven business outcomes and corporate financial performance. (Credits: 0.5; FOS: Business Management & Organization; Delivery Method: Group Live; Program Knowledge Level: Basic; Prerequisites: None; Advanced Preparation: None)

Monday, June 06, 2022 / 04:00 PM - 04:30 PM EDT

Achieve Your Digital Transformation With a Product-Based Funding Model

Marcus Marion, Sr Director Analyst, Gartner

Digital transformation requires an agile funding model that allows the organization to pivot quickly and adapt to rapidly changing market, customer, and business needs. The product-based funding model provides the framework for this level of financial agility. (Credits: 0.5; FOS: Business Management & Organization; Delivery Method: Group Live; Program Knowledge Level: Basic; Prerequisites: None; Advanced Preparation: None)

Monday, June 06, 2022 / 04:00 PM - 04:45 PM EDT

Ask the Expert: Benchmarking Workplace and Building Technologies

Tammy Shoham, Director Analyst, Gartner

Corporate real estate leaders can increasingly use new workplace and building technologies to make their office portfolios smarter, more efficient, more sustainable, and better for employees’ health and wellness. Join this session to ask a Gartner expert your top questions and learn which technologies your peers have adopted, what they do, and which functionalities you need to improve the workplace experience. (Credits: 0.8; FOS: Business Management and Organization; Delivery Method: Group Live; Program Knowledge Level: Basic; Prerequisites: None; Advanced Preparation: None)

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

Monday, June 06, 2022 / 07:05 PM - 07:25 PM EDT

Automation Anywhere: Why CFOs Must Leverage Intelligent Automation

Kenneth Mertzel, GLOBAL INDUSTRY LEADER, FINANCIAL SERVIC, Automation Anywhere

Finance is one of the many corporate functions undergoing digital transformation. Intelligent automation in the form of a Digital Workforce is not only enhancing the productivity of finance professionals but also improving accuracy and increasing cash flow. In this session, we will discuss real-world RPA use cases finance and accounting as well as a specific case study example in Accounts Payable.

Tuesday, June 07, 2022 / 10:30 AM - 11:00 AM EDT

The AI Generation: How to Start a Team of Experts Building the Future of Finance

Clement Christensen, Director Analyst, Gartner

The journey to becoming an AI-driven finance organization is a multi-year odyssey. But it begins with a compelling cast of characters that will move the story forward. For finance, this is the AI Generation; A new breed of finance employees that speak data and write in Python. This session will help Finance leaders understand how to attract and manage a new breed of employee. (Credits: 0.5; FOS: Business Management & Organization; Delivery Method: Group Live; Program Knowledge Level: Basic; Prerequisites: None; Advanced Preparation: None)

Tuesday, June 07, 2022 / 11:15 AM - 12:00 PM EDT

Roundtable: How CFOs Win with End-to-End Digital Investment Adoption, Moderated by OpenEnvoy

Using technology to empower AP/AR teams strengthens the overall finance function by eliminating wasted spend and improving cash flow. As finance leaders embrace automation, they find that maximizing the value of their investment means going beyond the integration of technology. Join Matthew Tillman, CEO of OpenEnvoy, in this interactive roundtable discussion where you have the opportunity to knowledge share with peers on how to unlock end-to-end adoption of your digital investments by:
- Customized onboarding & training
- Tailoring digital initiatives to business KPIs
- Employee engagement

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

Tuesday, June 07, 2022 / 12:00 PM - 12:20 PM EDT

Predicting Finance Budgets with Gartner Cost Curves (Repeat)

Matt Williams, Director, Quantitative Analytics and Dat, Gartner

Traditional benchmarks only provide static guidance on how your team compares to peers. Join this session to learn how Gartner's Finance Cost Curves help Finance leaders predict their function's spend relative to similarly-sized industry peers. (Credits: 0.4; FOS: Finance; Delivery Method: Group Live; Program Knowledge Level: Basic; Prerequisites: None; Advanced Preparation: None)

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

Tuesday, June 07, 2022 / 12:00 PM - 12:30 PM EDT

Finance IT as a Digital Catalyst

Mike Helsel, Sr Director Analyst, Gartner

Early missteps in creating a Finance IT organization can lead to wasteful technology spending and abandoned digital initiatives. Apply the lessons learned from early adopters of Finance IT to supercharge finance function digital transformation. (Credits: 0.5; FOS: Business Management & Organization; Delivery Method: Group Live; Program Knowledge Level: Basic; Prerequisites: None; Advanced Preparation: None)

Tuesday, June 07, 2022 / 12:45 PM - 01:05 PM EDT

MindBridge: Risk discovery, Audit Readiness and Enhanced Internal Audit; Powered by AI Today

John Colthart, SVP, Marketing and Strategic Insights, MindBridge

Today, finance teams struggle with unprecedented time, budgetary, and skill challenges. And while technology is often a shiny part of the solution, leveraging AI today is about People, Process, and Technology.
Please join AI expert John Colthart of MindBridge as he covers what AI is doing for finance professionals worldwide and how embedding AI is for today, not a distant future.

Tuesday, June 07, 2022 / 02:00 PM - 02:30 PM EDT

Tackle the Risks to Value of Democratized Technology Spending

Galliopi Demetriou, Sr Director Analyst, Gartner

Technology spend is increasingly occurring across the enterprise with the democratization of IT. Poor returns on bloated technology spend are just two of the risks compounded by a lack of enterprisewide financial transparency and alignment to strategy. Use an Enterprisewide Technology Financial Plan with your C-Suite to establish the guardrails for technology spend and value, regardless of where the budget sits. (Credits: 0.5; FOS: Business Management & Organization; Delivery Method: Group Live; Program Knowledge Level: Basic; Prerequisites: None; Advanced Preparation: None)

Tuesday, June 07, 2022 / 02:00 PM - 02:30 PM EDT

The Future of an AI-Driven Finance Organization

Mark D. McDonald, Sr Director Analyst, Gartner

The rapid adoption and evolution of AI and Machine Learning will change the capabilities and expectations from the finance function. This session will discuss how the landscape has already changed, preview the changes ahead, and share what executive finance leaders need to know to prepare for a truly AI driven future of finance. (Credits: 0.5; Field of Study: Finance; Delivery Method: Group Live; Program Knowledge Level: Basic; Prerequisites: None; Advanced Preparation: None)

Tuesday, June 07, 2022 / 02:00 PM - 02:45 PM EDT

Ask the Expert: How Should I Prepare for Blockchains in My Business Applications?

Rajesh Kandaswamy, Distinguished VP Analyst, Gartner

Join this session with peers to ask a Gartner expert your most pressing questions around how to prepare for blockchains in your business applications. (Credits: 0.8; FOS: Business Management and Organization; Delivery Method: Group Live; Program Knowledge Level: Basic; Prerequisites: None; Advanced Preparation: None)

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

Tuesday, June 07, 2022 / 02:45 PM - 03:15 PM EDT

Coupa: A Case Study in Digital Transformation: The Leukemia & Lymphoma Society

Ulrika Haug, SENIOR DIRECTOR, PRODUCT MARKETING, Coupa Software

Jr Miller, CFO, The Leukemia & Lymphoma Society, Inc.

In early 2020, The Leukemia & Lymphoma Society (LLS) found that the pandemic was testing their financial resilience and ability to manage existing business operations in a remote environment. CFO JR Williams set out on a journey to radically rethink LLS’s business spend management process. As a result, he was able to completely overhaul his team’s procure-to-pay process and position his organization for success in a work-from-home environment. Join him for a fireside chat to learn how he did it, key learnings and what he’s planning to tackle next.

Tuesday, June 07, 2022 / 02:45 PM - 03:15 PM EDT

HighRadius: Autonomous Finance - The Death of B2B SaaS Software

Vikram Gollakota, VICE PRESIDENT SOLUTIONS, HighRadius Corp

B2C apps like Amazon & Netflix leverage domain-specific data & intelligence to transform user experience. While finance users are stuck with B2B software that lacks intelligence & merely facilitates a transition from paper & filing cabinets to digital systems of record. Autonomous Finance uses domain-specific Big Data, AI & user-experience to transform F&A teams drowning in data & buried under manual work, into business partners capable of creating real top- and bottom-line impact. Learn how to digitally transform the finance function with Autonomous Finance while accelerating time-to-value.

Tuesday, June 07, 2022 / 02:45 PM - 03:15 PM EDT

PwC: Digital transformations - Where Finance Leaders Need to Focus for Maximum Impact

Carly Kimball, CHIEF ACCOUNTING OFFICER, Leidos

Holly McKenzie, Partner, PwC

Doug Schosser, CAO, KeyCorp

As the Finance Leader, you’re likely involved in your company’s digital strategy and implementation to some degree, but with competing priorities, it can be hard to know where to focus for maximum impact. Join your peers as they discuss how they’ve approached their digital transformations, sharing best practices and potential pitfalls to avoid. We’ll share practical advice on when, where and how to get involved, including simplifications and innovations for the Finance function.

Tuesday, June 07, 2022 / 02:45 PM - 03:30 PM EDT

Roundtable: CX and the Cash Flow Curve: Customer-centric AR to Thrive in Uncertain Times, Moderated by VersaPay

The COVID pandemic massively accelerated account receivables digitization. Now enterprises are facing high inflation, rising interest rates, supply chain constraint, tight labor markets, and global insecurity. Accelerating your cash flow will be key to continued growth. But ignoring the customer in your AR transformation efforts will hamper your efforts.

Join us for a roundtable discussion on:
· Insights from 1,000 c-level executives on AR and CX
· How one company saved 200 hours/week and reduced overdue payments by 50%—while increasing customer satisfaction
· Driving digital transformation

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

Tuesday, June 07, 2022 / 03:30 PM - 04:00 PM EDT

Reignite Your Innovation Process to Turn Great Ideas Into Real Value

David Cearley, Distinguished VP Analyst, Gartner

A repeatable innovation process that brings Technologists and business users together is essential for meaningful, sustainable innovation. Create or reignite an innovation process that surfaces great ideas, nurtures progress while managing risk, and drives the best opportunities forward to deliver real value. (Credits: 0.5; FOS: Finance; Delivery Method: Group Live; Program Knowledge Level: Basic; Prerequisites: None; Advanced Preparation: None)

Tuesday, June 07, 2022 / 03:30 PM - 04:00 PM EDT

Develop Finance’s Digital Competencies Through On-The-Job Learning

Ashwani Gupta, Director Analyst, Gartner

Digital competency development through on-the-job learning doesn’t need to be limited to high-profile RPA, ML or NLP projects. Learn about six on-the-job digital learning opportunities that make learning a part of everyday work and drive learning application. (Credits: 0.5; FOS: Business Management & Organization; Delivery Method: Group Live; Program Knowledge Level: Basic; Prerequisites: None; Advanced Preparation: None)

Monday, June 06, 2022 / 12:30 PM - 01:00 PM EDT

How to Advance an ESG Program

Kristin Moyer, Distinguished VP Analyst, Gartner

Stakeholder pressure is driving an increased focus on environmental, social and governance (ESG) issues. The CFO role is expanding beyond financial impact to also include societal impact. This session will include the steps to advance an ESG program and the unique role CFOs have to play. (Credits: 0.5; FOS: Business Management & Organization; Delivery Method: Group Live; Program Knowledge Level: Basic; Prerequisites: None; Advanced Preparation: None)

Monday, June 06, 2022 / 02:30 PM - 03:15 PM EDT

Ask the Expert: How to Advance Your ESG Program

Kristin Moyer, Distinguished VP Analyst, Gartner

Join this session to ask a Gartner expert your most pressing questions on starting an ESG program and learn what peers are thinking and doing in this space. (Credits: 0.8; FOS: Business Management and Organization; Delivery Method: Group Live; Program Knowledge Level: Basic; Prerequisites: None; Advanced Preparation: None)

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

Monday, June 06, 2022 / 11:00 AM - 11:30 AM EDT

Sustaining Mental Energy in Finance Employees

Hilary Richards, VP Analyst, Gartner

The pace of change has been unprecedented, and it shows no sign of abating. Most of the resources dedicated to managing change are spent on large, periodic changes such as a major system upgrade, company relocation, or M&A activity. But the volume of small changes, such as changes in job responsibilities or a new boss, far outpaces the larger changes, and the collective impact can be more disruptive for employees. During times of change, employees exert more effort to get their work done, impacting their mental energy. Learn how to equip your team with tools to not just cope with but thrive in the face of change. (Credits: 0.5; FOS: Business Management & Organization; Delivery Method: Group Live; Program Knowledge Level: Basic; Prerequisites: None; Advanced Preparation: None)

Monday, June 06, 2022 / 11:00 AM - 11:30 AM EDT

Top Strategic Technology Trends Impacting the Enterprise

David Cearley, Distinguished VP Analyst, Gartner

Strategic technology trends have the potential to both create opportunity and drive significant disruption. Companies must examine the impact of these trends individually and collectively. Business models and operations must shift appropriately, or organizations risk losing competitive advantage to those who do make the shift. (Credits: 0.5; FOS: Business Management & Organization; Delivery Method: Group Live; Program Knowledge Level: Basic; Prerequisites: None; Advanced Preparation: None)

Monday, June 06, 2022 / 11:00 AM - 11:30 AM EDT

Trends in the Finance Technology Landscape

Matthew Mowrey, Sr Director Analyst, Gartner

Join this session to learn about the key trends in core, supportive, analytics, and optimization finance technology trends through the Finance Technology Bullseye. We will review adoption level, client value, and future investment sentiment, in addition to some critical trends all finance leaders need to be aware of. (Credits: 0.5; FOS: Finance; Delivery Method: Group Live; Program Knowledge Level: Basic; Prerequisites: None; Advanced Preparation: None)

Monday, June 06, 2022 / 01:40 PM - 02:00 PM EDT

Workato: Driving Enterprise Finance Automation using Workato

Learn how you can build a “Future-Ready” Finance organization leveraging advanced technologies like Automation. Workato is the leading platform for Enterprise Automation and can help finance organizations thrive in a world of continuous change with speed and agility.

Tuesday, June 07, 2022 / 10:30 AM - 11:00 AM EDT

Executive Guide to Hyperautomation

Frances Karamouzis, Distinguished VP Analyst, Gartner

Hyperautomation is inevitable and irreversible. The pandemic has led to the distributed enterprise and hybrid work environments where the default is digital. All of this requires some form of automation, augmentation and the common denominator of acceleration. Any CFO or finance leader that has an underpinning of patch work technology requiring manual or high cycle processes can benefit from this session. (Credits: 0.5; FOS: Business Management & Organization; Delivery Method: Group Live; Program Knowledge Level: Basic; Prerequisites: None; Advanced Preparation: None)

Tuesday, June 07, 2022 / 10:30 AM - 11:15 AM EDT

Roundtable (for Organizations Over $2Bn in Revenue): Advancing Process Automation With RPA and ML

Hilary Richards, VP Analyst, Gartner

Join this peer-to-peer discussion lightly facilitated by a Gartner expert on advancing process automation with RPA and ML. This session is for organizations over $2 billion USD in revenue.

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

Tuesday, June 07, 2022 / 11:15 AM - 11:45 AM EDT

Basware: How Finance Leaders Leverage Hyperautomation for Touchless AP Processing

Martti Nurminen, CFO, Basware

CFOs are considered leaders in their company’s digital transformation journey, trailblazing the path to finance process automation while ensuring quick time-to-value. In this thought-provoking session, you’ll hear from a CFO’s perspective why AP is a foundational part of your procure-to-pay process and why automating AP into a truly touchless process creates deep data insights into your spend patterns, while also freeing up your team’s most valuable commodity – time. Join us and take note of what to look for in a hyperautomated AP solution and discover what benefits your business will gain.

Tuesday, June 07, 2022 / 11:15 AM - 11:45 AM EDT

OneSource Virtual: Automate and Monetize Your Workday Financial Management AP Business

Kaylan Mcduff, SOLUTION CONSULTANT, Onesource Virtual

The biggest threat to attaining long term efficiency and transformation is doing nothing. Join us to learn how Workday customers can utilize solutions to fully automate their AP process and enjoy six figure returns in rebates and cost savings. Sometimes it sounds too good to be true; other times, it’s just true.

Tuesday, June 07, 2022 / 03:30 PM - 04:15 PM EDT

Roundtable (for Organizations Under $2 Billion in Revenue): Advancing Process Automation With RPA and ML

Hilary Richards, VP Analyst, Gartner

Join this peer-to-peer discussion lightly facilitated by a Gartner expert on advancing process automation with RPA and ML. This session is for organizations under $2 billion USD in revenue.

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

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