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CFO20202. Finance: Planning for What's Next (sponsored by Adaptive Insights)

Thursday, September 17, 2020 10:00 AM–10:50 AM
CPE Credit
Fields of Study
Knowledge Level
6-10+ years in the profession
Advanced Preparation

In today's business climate, agility is everything. Companies that can respond to change in real time win big and have a true competitive advantage. And finance holds the key to business agility with modern planning processes that speed better decision making. Using a combination of scenario planning and insights from combining operational and performance data, leading CFOs and their teams are able to explore options, visualize the impact of their decisions, and optimize performance, regardless of what the future may hold. As important, building a modern finance team that can leverage emerging machine learning and intelligent planning technologies is key for today's CFOs and finance leaders.

This session will explore the critical changes that finance leaders must make to deliver the business agility today's organization's need--or risk being left behind. Join us to learn how leading brands are transforming the FP&A process and how they're planning for what's next.

Learning Objectives:

  • Discover how to create a culture of agility within your finance team - including re-skilling and hiring
  • Transform your FP&A process to a continuous planning process that drives real-time business insights, so you can successfully plan for what's next
  • Get a view into new ML technologies that will elevate the role of "what if" scenarios to both make and operationalize decisions faster, translating into a significant competitive advantage


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Kerman Lau

VP, Finance | Adaptive Insights, a Workday company