Mark D. McDonald

Mark D. McDonald

Sr Director Analyst
Mark's focus is on the application of advanced AI/ML technologies to financial processes and the long-term implications of these technologies on the organization.
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Monday, June 06, 2022 / 12:30 PM - 01:00 PM EDT
Understanding the Power of AI-Driven Scenario Planning

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 / 02:30 PM - 03:15 PM EDT
Ask the Expert (for Organizations Over $2 Billion in Revenue): Building an AI Competency in Your Finance Team

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)

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

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)

Tuesday, June 07, 2022 / 02:00 PM - 02:30 PM EDT
The Future of an AI-Driven Finance Organization

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)

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