Shaping the Finance Function of Tomorrow for a Profitable Future Enterprise

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Duration: 1 hour 

Sponsored by SAP

Webcast Summary

The role of the finance executive has inarguably grown more complex over the years. CEOs expect finance executives to take a more strategic role and help create greater value. Deloitte's most recent CFO Signals Survey clearly demonstrates that to meet the demands of a more mobile and data-driven workforce, CFOs need to transform finance to support faster, leaner operations that provide clearer visibility into profitability while effectively allocating costs.

Finance executives cannot afford to ignore the competitive advantage that new technological innovations bring to the business. In-memory, mobile, and cloud technologies are allowing for increased cross-functional effectiveness and efficiency. As a strategic leader, the CFO needs to understand how and when these technologies can contribute to growth. 

Join us as we explore how in-memory solutions are propelling "Finance of the Future."  During this Webcast, you will learn how technological innovation can:

  • Improve your company’s interactions with customers, suppliers, and employees;
  • Optimize finance operations and processes to solve problems more quickly;
  • Contribute to enhanced, more reliable, and fact-based decision making; and
  • Drive business forward in an increasingly complex, competitive, and global marketplace.

About the Speakers

Martin Naraschewski, Vice President and Head of Line of Business FinanceMartin Naraschewski Solutions, SAP 

Martin is responsible for the global go-to-market strategy for SAP’s software solution portfolio targeting the finance organizations of its customers.

John Steele, Principal, Deloitte Consulting LLPJohn Steele

John is a Principal in Deloitte Consulting’s Technology Service Area and a leader in the SAP Finance Transformation Practice.  He has nearly twenty years of experience in consulting and corporate environments with a focus for the last thirteen years on SAP enabled business transformation initiatives.

John has significant experience in leadership of complex transformation programs, including process redesign, shared services, and external reporting (statutory accounting, IFRS and US GAAP).  He has played significant roles on multiple global SAP programs and has led teams across all SAP functional areas.  He has served clients in a variety of industries, including consumer products, wholesale distribution, manufacturing, aerospace and defense, and media.  Specialties include program leadership, business process transformation, finance transformation, SAP-enabled shared services, and IFRS/US GAAP.

Deloitte’s most recent CFO Signals Survey clearly demonstrates that

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