Technology Modernization: Adapting to Change
through Systems Advancement

Available on Demand
Duration: 1 hour 
Sponsored by Infor

Webcast Summary

Today’s enterprises do not have the luxury of relying on outdated processes and systems. The more the pace of business accelerates, the more a company’s financial health depends on its ability to quickly and accurately forecast and plan for growth.

Globalization, consumerization, and social technologies have all fundamentally changed the way businesses operate. Smart finance chiefs recognize this shift and are helping their organizations identify and procure technology that allows for better human capital management, time to market, and cost control.

Cloud technologies, in particular, offer myriad benefits. State-of-the-art cloud-based systems bring together the access, control, speed, accuracy, and ability to collaborate that support overarching business growth goals.

During this Webcast, Infor and CFO Research will discuss what technology modernization means and how upgrading your company’s systems will:

  • Provide more accurate data that allows for improved decision making;
  • Reduce manual effort, which decreases errors and risks;
  • Automate low-level tasks so staff can focus on enterprise-level priorities; and
  • Effectively support business growth, no matter where in the world your business may grow.

About the Panelists

Lisa Pope, Senior Vice President, Global Strategy and Sales, Infor CloudSuite Lisa Pope

Lisa Pope is responsible for the global strategy and sales of Infor’s cloud solutions, as well as overall value positioning of Infor’s Upgrade X program, allowing existing customers a simple path to the cloud.  With 25 years of experience in the software industry, specifically in vertical industries, including manufacturing, distribution, retail, and health care, she brings direct sales, services leadership, and cloud knowledge to the Infor team.

Prior to joining Infor, Pope served as Senior Vice President of Global Sales Strategy at QAD, where she managed the overall cloud sales strategy and the North America region. She also spent ten years as Vice President of Strategic Account Applications at Oracle.

Pope holds two bachelor’s degrees in business and communications from the University of California – Santa Barbara.

Gunnar Peterson, Managing Principal, Arctec Group Gunnar Peterson

Gunnar is a Managing Principal at Arctec Group. He is focused on
distributed systems security for large mission-critical financial exchanges; financial, health care, manufacturing and insurance systems; and emerging start ups. Mr. Peterson is an internationally recognized and frequently published software security expert.  He is an associate editor for IEEE Security & Privacy Journal, an associate editor for
Information Security Bulletin and a contributor to the Build Security In Web portal on software security from the Department of Homeland Security and Carnegie Mellon University's Software Engineering Institute (SEI). He is also a visiting scientist at SEI, and an in-demand speaker at security conferences.

About the Moderator

Mary Beth Findlay, Editorial Director, Product Development, CFO Publishing Mary Beth Findlay

Mary Beth Findlay is editorial director of product development for CFO Publishing's custom-content division and oversees the development of editorial and custom content products, including eBooks and CFO Playbook Webcasts. Prior to joining the custom-content group, Mary Beth was associate director of research at CFO Research Services. She conducted research studies on a variety of finance topics, including banking and capital markets, business performance management, the use of financial and operating data, and professional development.

Before joining CFO, Mary Beth served as a research associate at Harvard Business School, writing case studies and background notes for second-year MBA courses. She is a graduate of Boston University School of Law, and she earned a bachelor's degree in communication from Boston College.

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