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The most powerful summit for Finance Leaders.
Stéphane Suveg
Finance Business Development Director
Your CONNECT CFO experience is bespoke to you. Connect with the industry In-Person or join us online at our Virtual Summit.
In-Person
Twickenham Stadium,
London, England
23 - 25 October, 2022
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Virtual
BST Time Zone
31 October - 4 November, 2022
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An event experience curated around you and your business needs
Tailored-to-you meetings, leading speakers and incredible networking opportunities. CONNECT CFO provides senior finance executives a platform to access the exact content, insight and solutions they need to drive their business forward.
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Hear from Industry Experts
With over 25 captivating speakers on the agenda, learn from leaders driven to inspire.
Solve Your Top Challenges
Meet One2One with solution providers specifically qualified to meet your business needs.
Make Inspired Connections
Share strategic insight with leaders across industry.
It’s All Complimentary
Catering, accommodation and £150 travel reimbursement is covered by us.
Hear from Industry Experts
Learn from thought leaders paving the way in your industry, all from the comfort of your own home.
Solve Your Top Challenges
Meet One2One with solution providers specifically matched to your business needs.
Total Flexibility
Whether you’re at home or in the office, access sessions in real time or on-demand.
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Experience the Only Solutions-Based Event

Tell us the challenges you’re facing, and we’ll schedule meetings with the right solution providers to solve them. You leave with a plan and the tools you need to move your company forwards.

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"The whole experience was professionally organised, and the individual sessions were well tailored to my finance team's particular needs."
Group Finance Director,
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"Good & well organised, better speakers on requested points"
Head Finance,
Danube Properties Development LLC
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"This event is a great opportunity to get to know latest trends in technology for finance in a very agile and efficient way where products offered are really aligned with your needs."
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Hear From Today’s Most Influential Brands and Voices

Event Chairman - Armand Angeli
President
Byron Flores
Head of Record To Report, (FRA) Europe
Dr. Robin McIntyre
European Global Director
Stéphane Suveg
Finance Business Development Director
Rocco Del Campo
CFO UK & Nordics
Anwar Mizra
Data Strategy & Governance
Steve Suarez
Global Head of Innovation, Global Functions
Vicki Thornton
Chief Financial Officer
Michel Hofland
Group Finance Controlling Director
Miguel Orti
Chief Financial Officer
Malcolm Finn
Director of Finance Operations
Matthew Dixon
Head of Finance - UK
David Wray
Senior Director Global Accounting & Reporting
Sabine Dittrich
Former Head of Regulatory Intelligence
Stéphane Suveg
Finance Business Development Director
Anwar Mizra
Data Strategy & Governance
Rocco Del Campo
CFO UK & Nordics
Natalia Barsegiyan
Non-Executive Board Member
Ion Sclifos
Head of Treasury & Financial Risk Corporate Finance & Governance
Rob Guyler
Chief Financial Officer
Martin Williams
Chief Financial Officer
Miguel Orti
Chief Financial Officer
Sebastian Soneyra
Group Finance Controller
Louis Fanzini
Chief Accounting Officer & Global Controller
David Wray
Senior Director Global Accounting & Reporting
Edward Guest
Group Chief Financial Officer

Enjoy the Perks of Exclusivity; Everything is on us

As an attendee you’ll receive:

  • One night complimentary accommodation
  • Catering and open bar
  • Travel reimbursement
  • Dedicated Attendee Relations Manager to tailor your experience

Get Rewarded

Since we can’t treat you to accommodation and delicious dining with a virtual event, we’ve designed a brilliant rewards system worthy of your time. Take all 6 solution provider meetings and earn your choice of amazing rewards, including JBL and Amazon products and charitable donations.

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A Tailored Agenda For You

Tune In on Your Time

Choose from 25 Speakers, 6 Networking Opportunities and More
It’s entirely up to you whether to catch the presentations as they come online or watch on-demand.
Sunday23 October
Monday24 October
Tuesday25 October
5:00 - 7:00pm
Welcome Reception and Registration
7:30 - 8:50am
Breakfast
8:00 - 9:00am
Keynote: Delivering a Best-in-Class Employee Experience
• How can organisations leverage mentoring systems to foster engagement?
• How is the employee experience evolving as hybrid working becomes further entrenched in working norms?
• How can you give your employees a sense of purpose at work?

Speakers:

COMING SOON!
9:00 - 10:00am
It’s Time to Get Hyper About Automation
• How can hyperautomation help your business in the long term and ensure you avoid automation for automation’s sake?
• What are the benefits of combining artificial intelligence, machine learning and robotic process automation?
• How can hyperautomation allow for more flexibility and agility?

Speakers:

COMING SOON!
10:00 - 11:00am
How to Make ESG Part of Your DNA
• How can you work both internally and with suppliers to improve ESG practices?
• What are the key focus areas for your ESG transformation?
• How can you use improved ESG norms as a competitive advantage?

Speakers:

COMING SOON!
11:00 - 12:00pm
Why C-Suite Collaboration Is the Key to Success
• How can finance leaders develop relationships with the c-suite that create a collaborative culture within the boardroom?
• How can workforces benefit from improved c-suite partnerships?
• What does it take for the boardroom to be truly aligned on business goals and desired outcomes?

Speakers:

COMING SOON!
12:00 - 1:00pm
How Much Does Your Workforce Want to Digitise?
• What tools are your employees most excited about learning?
• Can you use digitisation as a method to improve employee retention?
• How to combine efficiency and innovation to create a truly bionic workforce

Speakers:

COMING SOON!
1:00pm
Networking Lunch
2:00 - 3:00pm
Leveraging Data to Supercharge Forecasting
• How to identify genuinely useful data from varied sources
• Improving data-visualisation across teams and businesses
• How to get the most out of real-time data for decision-making

Speakers:

COMING SOON!
3:00 - 4:00pm
Invest Your Way Out of Inflation
• In times of high employee churn, where is your money best spent to ensure business continuity?
• What tools can you invest in to weather the inflation storm and how can you use them to take advantage of future (less volatile) economic landscapes?
• How can you become more strategic in your overall investment strategy?

Speakers:

COMING SOON!
4:00 - 5:00pm
Mind the Gap: What skills is your finance team missing?
• As digitisation increases, how can you identify the skills needed to take advantage of improved processes and capabilities?
• How can you effectively upskill existing employees to use new tools?
• When new employees are needed, where are the greatest pools of talent to choose from?

Speakers:

COMING SOON!
5:00 - 6:00pm
How Can You Become a Strategic CFO?
• As more functions start reporting to finance leaders, how can you ensure you are making the right decisions?
• How can CFOs make sure their voice is heard in the board room?
• How can finance leaders make sure they are upskilling themselves to drive value for their companies?

Speakers:

COMING SOON!
6:00 - 9:00pm
Networking Dinner
Explore All Sessions
7:30 - 8:50am
Breakfast
8:00 - 8:50am
Keynote: From Diversity to Dollars: Embedding DEI in Your Team
• How DEI not only fosters innovation but can act as an advantage compared to competitors
• How to give diverse employees a voice to improve DEI initiatives
• How to truly embrace DEI as part of your strategy

Speakers:

COMING SOON!
9:00 - 10:00am
It’s Not Enough to React to the Supply Chain Crisis
• How to create strategic partnerships with supply chain and procurement teams to build resilience
• How CFOs can positively impact supply chain diversity
• Do you need to re-evaluate your current vendors or should you just need to balance risks and benefits of outsourcing?

Speakers:

COMING SOON!
10:00 - 11:00am
It’s Not Enough to React to the Supply Chain Crisis
• How to create strategic partnerships with supply chain and procurement teams to build resilience
• How CFOs can positively impact supply chain diversity
• Do you need to re-evaluate your current vendors or should you just need to balance risks and benefits of outsourcing?

Speakers:

COMING SOON!
11:00 - 12:00pm
The New Meaning of Empathic Leadership
• How can you support your employees during the cost of living crisis?
• With workforces now in a hybrid state, how can you ensure workspaces are welcoming and productive environments?
• Can businesses do more than simply provide flexibility to employees?

Speakers:

COMING SOON!
Monday31 October
Tuesday1 November
Wednesday2 November
Thursday3 November
Friday4 November
How to Achieve True Innovation at Scale

Key Takeaways:

  • Many commentators have suggested that innovating in legacy companies, especially in financial services, is too difficult. How do you respond to that?
  • You kicked off an innovation programme around 4 years ago. What challenges did you face and how did you overcome them?
  • What have been the key success factors as the programme has matured over the years?
  • What case studies can you share?
  • How can businesses, especially large multi-national organisations like HSBC, create a “culture of innovation”?
  • What does that look like in practise?
  • The concept of “ownership” comes up a lot when we discuss innovation – how crucial is that for success?

Speakers:

Steve Suarez
Global Head of Innovation, Global Functions
Leveraging Technology to Disrupt the Finance Function

With great times of disruption comes great opportunity to deliver better value and better outcomes. As CFOs become a much more important value creators, there is now huge potential to create a new finance team that delivers improved outcomes for their organisations.

Key Takeaways:

  • What changes to finance teams are we seeing across the board?
  • Creating a culture of innovation that embraces change
  • Failing fast and adopting new technologies that deliver better outcomes

Speakers:

Vicki Thornton
Chief Financial Officer
Challenges and Opportunities in ESG
  • How should businesses react to COP 26?
  • Redesigning business models and using partnerships to decarbonise
  • How can organisations take advantage of the changes that are necessary to comply with greater ESG scrutiny?

Speakers:

Stéphane Suveg
Finance Business Development Director
Becoming Bionic: How Is Technology Affecting Your Workforce?
  • How long will labour shortages persist and how can you positively differentiate yourself amongst all the competitive noise?
  • What tools do your workforce need to thrive?
  • How can you demystify the human/robot relationship?
  • With technology investment unlikely to slow down, how can you prevent change fatigue?

Speakers:

David Wray
Senior Director Global Accounting & Reporting
A Flexible Approach to Digital Transformation - Developing Effective Tools In-House

Discussion on Rittal UK experience using low coding applications such as HCL Domino and Microsoft Power Apps and low cost hardware such as Rasperry Pi to develop workflows, databases and data visualisation tools.

Speakers:

Martin Williams
Chief Financial Officer
Are You Keeping Up with the Digital Revolution?
  • What can you do as a finance leader to drive the digitisation agenda forward?
  • How can you find the balance between buying and building technology?
  • Where will technology choices affect your business most and where should you prioritise?

Speakers:

Miguel Orti
Chief Financial Officer
The Connected CFO: Finance for the Finance

Key Takeaways:

  • How CFOs and the finance function become more supportive of business strategy
  • Digitisation – what matters beyond the technology
  • Connected leadership and wider societal issues (ESG)

Speakers:

Malcolm Finn
Director of Finance Operations
Breaking New Ground: Driving the Digitisation Agenda Forward as a Finance Leader

Digitising at scale is no longer an optional addition. It is now fundamental to your company’s strategy. But with so many options to choose from and routes to take, it can be hard to make sense of everything through all the noise. Different tech choices will all have distinct impact on organisations’ ability to succeed so it’s vital to understand what your key issues are in your organisation and how you can improve them before you take the plunge and take the chequebook out.

Key Takeaways:

  • Why a first-class digital strategy is key to your business’ long-term health
  • Selecting appropriate tools to increase top-line growth, efficiency and collaboration
  • Build vs Buy: Which route should you take?

Speakers:

Matthew Dixon
Head of Finance - UK
What will the Finance Team of 2025 Look Like?

The role of the finance department has already gone through massive changes over the last decade. Now playing a role in almost all areas of the business, CFOs will have to adapt to external forces and pressures which will play huge roles in changing the definition and structure of finance teams.

Key Takeaways:

  • What skills gaps will finance leaders have to account for?
  • How will teams further augmented by technology operate?
  • What social/economic trends will CFOs have to adapt to so they can enable these changes?

Speakers:

Miguel Rodriguez
Chief Financial Officer
Finance Transformation: What it takes to influence the strategic decision
  • The development of the Finance function from a merely accounting department to a key business partner to support and influence the Company strategic decisions
  • The journey starts by understanding the top management expectation on the Finance department and the level of involvement/freedom that used to have (example a specific customer strategy, a new product launch, on overall P&L top line)
  • It continues via a series of actions (with practical examples) put in place that goes from management tools to an integration of different approach/metrics each department works with, to a creation of a simple, intuitive, and non-time-consuming way of sharing the financial results
  • Success in the Finance transformation, that due to the limited size in terms of employees (no more than 40 in those specific examples), depends even more on the capacity of the Finance function to build strong and trustworthy relationship, often going above and beyond the scope of the usual operativity you would expect from a traditional finance function (for example store check, logistic orders planning and so on, inside out of competitors within a customer/market)
  • Aim of the new approach is to train the business to act in a methodical way, where each department shares information and receives adequate support from Finance to allow the company to make the best educated decision with the information available, displayed in the most intuitive but effective way

Speakers:

Rocco Del Campo
CFO UK & Nordics
Organisational and Cultural aspects of digital transformation

COMING SOON!

Speakers:

Natalia Barsegiyan
Non-Executive Board Member
ESG: Adopt to Adapt

ESG is top of mind for many CFOs worldwide. There will be more regulatory eyes than ever on businesses as they look to improve company performance in this area. It’s not just regulations that are driving this change, however. Potential employees will be looking at ESG performance so better outcomes can help drive recruitment as well as improve your brand.

– How greater scrutiny on ESG will affect finance leaders
– Implementing long-term ESG strategies to improve employer branding
– Building robust systems for collecting and acting on ESG data

Key Takeaways:

  • How greater scrutiny on ESG will affect finance leaders
  • Implementing long-term ESG strategies to improve employer branding
  • Building robust systems for collecting and acting on ESG data

Speakers:

Sabine Dittrich
Former Head of Regulatory Intelligence
Strategic cost resilience during a cash crisis

The pandemic has brought to light the fragility of enterprise cost structures, lack of accurate and timely information, and a poor cash flow management. In a changing and uncertain economic environment, the challenge for finance leaders is to achieve a strategic cost transformation with a range of digital accelerators that can go beyond short-term cost savings. This actionable and pragmatic approach will enable organisations to protect margins, improve cash liquidity, and boost bottom-line performance.

Speakers:

Sebastian Soneyra
Group Finance Controller
Data Governance for the Future
  • How to identify genuinely useful data from varied sources
  • Improving data-visualisation across teams and businesses
  • How to get the most out of real-time data for decision-making

Speakers:

Anwar Mizra
Data Strategy & Governance
The secrets of successful change management

Tell me and I’ll forget; show me and I may remember; involve me and I’ll understand.” This Chinese proverb goes to the essence of what is required for successful change management. Those involved in experiencing the change need to believe and understand it. They need to feel the experience is of benefit to them. Therefore the importance of understanding the human impact of any change is crucial. It requires strong leadership; it requires impactful communication; it requires very careful planning and it requires supreme patience

Speakers:

Edward Guest
Group Chief Financial Officer
Returning to Growth Amid Uncertainty

It’s time to get optimistic about growth potential. While there is still plenty of uncertainty looming, CFOs can now start to look more positively about the future. However, the right targets need to be set – and communicated to the board – and the decisions need to be made about revenue streams to ensure that your business thrives.

Key Takeaways:

  • Why should finance leaders be optimistic about potential for growth
  • How to set achievable targets for growth for the whole business
  • Rebuilding revenue streams as well as building new streams to increase revenue

Speakers:

Amr Seoudy
Global Finance Director
Risk Management From a Strategic and Business Model Stand Point

Business executives around the world say their understanding of the universe of strategic risk is changing. Managing risk effectively has always been a touchstone of the most successful companies. In today’s risky business environment, plans are hardly the sole reliable tool provided the complexity of unpredictable factors. Volatility of the business environment and associated risks as well as mitigation / limitation set-up actions are at the forefront of business investment expectations and a fundamental.

Key Takeaways:

  • Transform Risk concept from theory to a practical strategic pillar
  • Risk a pillar to build on future growth
  • Own, master and remunerate risk

Speakers:

Ion Sclifos
Head of Treasury & Financial Risk Corporate Finance & Governance

KEY THEMES

Leadership challenges post-Covid

Financial process optimisation

Change management and building agility

Financial vision and strategy

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In-Person Event Questions

The cost of producing CONNECT CFO is underwritten by our solution providers, who are more than willing to make the investment in such an exclusive audience. Your pass includes:

  • Dedicated Attendee Relations Manager and custom schedule
  • Access to speaker content
  • Face-to-face industry networking opportunities
  • One2One meetings with vetted solution providers, specifically matched to your business needs
  • One night accommodation, travel reimbursement, incredible catering throughout the event, and an open bar.

Based on the details of your registration, we carefully select only the most suitable solution providers for you to meet with. Each meeting is 30 minutes and focused on solving a specific priority you have listed.

We are looking for executives with genuine needs for new solutions and buying influence or authority. Invitations are extended to C-level executives, SVPs, VPs, Directors and Senior Managers within all Finance functions.

There are many reasons to attend! For starters, CONNECT CFO is the only event tailored to help you with your current challenges. You’ll learn from the experts and connect to the solutions you need. Your time is valuable, and sticking to your budget is more important than ever. CONNECT CFO is designed to help you maximize your time and money for the best possible results.

Virtual Event Questions

CONNECT CFO Virtual Summit is unique in its ability to connect you to qualified solution providers. They’re more than willing to underwrite the cost of your attendance in exchange for access to such an exclusive audience.

Your virtual pass includes:

  • All sessions and recordings
  • Six or eight One2One meetings with vetted solution providers, specifically matched to you
  • £200 or £300 in rewards upon completing all meetings

Based on the details of your registration, we carefully select solution providers for you to meet with. Each meeting is 30 minutes and focused on solving a specific priority you have listed. Once completed, you’re eligible to receive a rewards package. All meetings will take place on Zoom and we handle the logistics.

We are looking for executives with genuine needs for new solutions and buying influence or authority. Invitations are extended to C-level executives, SVPs, VPs, Directors and Senior Managers within all Finance Functions.

Yes, but only for your One2One meetings, which are scheduled for a date and time you prefer. The presentations do not expire and will all be available on-demand to watch at your leisure—anytime, any place.

There are many reasons to attend! CONNECT CFO Virtual Summit is the only online event customised to help you with your current challenges. You’ll learn from the industry and connect to the solutions you need. Your time is valuable, and sticking to your budget is more important than ever. CONNECT CFO is designed to help you maximise your time and money for the best possible results.

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