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Financial Excellence with Game Changers, presented by SAP

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Game-changing technologies are transformational, exciting, and can move you in amazing new directions. They get you thinking about new ways to scale, compete and grow profitably – driving efficiency for existing finance operations, but also driving insight and transformational change for the entire business. They shake up your status quo. Take your Coffee Break with Game-Changers for our special series on achieving FINANCIAL EXCELLENCE for your company. Learn how you can operate profitably and adapt continuously, to become the savvy innovator and visionary who takes your company across the finish line as you look ahead to the next breakthrough strategy. Financial Excellence with Game Changers, Presented by SAP, on The Business Channel.

Game-changing technologies are transformational, exciting, and can move you in amazing new directions. They get you thinking about new ways to scale, compete and grow profitably – driving efficiency for existing finance operations, but also driving insight and transformational change for the entire business. They shake up your status quo. Take your Coffee Break with Game-Changers for our special series on achieving FINANCIAL EXCELLENCE for your company. Learn how you can operate profitably and adapt continuously, to become the savvy innovator and visionary who takes your company across the finish line as you look ahead to the next breakthrough strategy. Financial Excellence with Game Changers, Presented by SAP, on The Business Channel.

Location:

New York, NY

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VoiceAmerica

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Game-changing technologies are transformational, exciting, and can move you in amazing new directions. They get you thinking about new ways to scale, compete and grow profitably – driving efficiency for existing finance operations, but also driving insight and transformational change for the entire business. They shake up your status quo. Take your Coffee Break with Game-Changers for our special series on achieving FINANCIAL EXCELLENCE for your company. Learn how you can operate profitably and adapt continuously, to become the savvy innovator and visionary who takes your company across the finish line as you look ahead to the next breakthrough strategy. Financial Excellence with Game Changers, Presented by SAP, on The Business Channel.

Language:

English

Contact:

SAP Global Marketing Inc. 95 Morton Street, Suite 200 New York, NY 10014 USA 212-653-9600


Episodes

Sustainability: A 21st Century Challenge for the CFO

4/20/2021
The Buzz: “A majority of executives and investment professionals agreeing that environmental, social, and governance (ESG) programs enhance shareholder value…Finance leaders can help spur companies to develop sustainability goals by articulating the financial benefits of sustainability projects and establishing criteria for funding the company’s ESG investments that account for their full range of benefits.” www.cfo.com Sustainability isn’t just a global agenda. It’s a corporate agenda and a...

Duration:00:55:06

Quick Wins to Drive Value for CFOs in Post-Pandemic Business

3/23/2021
The Buzz: “As companies craft their responses to the COVID-19 crisis, CFOs are in the thick of the action. They need to make sure that their organizations weather the immediate business shocks while preparing them to emerge from the crisis in the best possible shape.” (https://www.mckinsey.com/business-functions/strategy-and-corporate-finance/our-insights/cfo-leadership-in-the-covid-19-crisis) As we move to what is hopefully the beginning of the end of the global pandemic, companies are...

Duration:00:54:05

Ripped from the Headlines: Financial Planning and Analysis

2/23/2021
The Buzz: “The original inspiration behind the title 'Ripped from the Headlines' was the Warner Brothers film studio’s stock tagline, 'Torn from today's headlines!', used often beginning in the 1930s to promote the gritty realism of their 'social problem' films. The Evil Twin of this trope is “Could This Happen to You?” [tvtropes.org] What’s the latest news on the street that impacts FP&A? Or perhaps the better question is, “What’s the latest news in your home office, study, spare bedroom or...

Duration:00:54:17

Encore Presentation: Finance 2021 – Where Do We Go from Here?

2/9/2021
The Buzz: “CFOs have recognized that surviving is not enough…2021 promises to be an epic year for CFOs and the companies they lead…the struggles of 2020 have taught us all many hard lessons, and these lessons will be used by elite CFOs to create a faster, more flexible, more competitive, and ultimately more profitable organization.” (forbes.com) Our first Financial Excellence Radio show of 2020 – January 28 – focused on a bright future for Finance and Finance professionals, with systems and...

Duration:00:55:44

Encore 2020 Hindsight to 2021 Foresight: Finance Implications

12/29/2020
The Buzz: “CFOs are focused on the battle to survive and maintain cash flow during the COVID-19 crisis. But…finance leaders are learning valuable new ways to manage risk in the future.” (fm-magazine.com) In the past when we predicted the future, “2020” was far enough out that possibilities seemed endless, near-term enough that predictions could be extrapolated from historical trends. But no one saw “this 2020” coming, and now we almost have 2020 hindsight. We’ve experienced change that could...

Duration:00:55:48

Rethinking Your Treasury Operations in Uncertain Times

11/3/2020
The Buzz: “Treasury is still a very young and new function. In sociology, we would speak of generation X…New regulations, new technologies, an interconnection and correlation between markets, economies and continents – will force the treasury function to evolve.” [linkedin.com] The economic downturn caused by COVID-19 has forced treasurers to re-evaluate their cash management and working capital strategies. While trying to keep up with the crisis, they are also looking to strengthen their...

Duration:00:52:39

Ripped from the Headlines: Planning, Finance and Risk in the News.

10/6/2020
The Buzz X 9: We’ll ask finance experts Birgit Starmanns, Pras Chatterjee and Kevin McCollom at SAP to share their POV on the real stories behind nine recent business, media and popular press headlines: * Is Working Remotely the Future of Finance? (cfo.com) * Temporary Layoffs Just Became Permanent for Millions of American Workers (cnn.com) * Stock Futures Point Higher After Chaotic Weekend (seekingalpha.com) * How CFOs Can Be Better Leaders in the Age of COVID-19...

Duration:00:55:53

Profitability Analysis: Challenging Times Call for Flexible Measures

9/8/2020
The Buzz: “Gaining a greater understanding of your profitability requires more analysis than a financial statement and a balance sheet. By doing a profitability analysis, companies can identify areas in need of attention.” centage.com Profitability analysis is among the key benchmark criteria for profit-making organizations, providing the “bottom-line” marker of success. What role should it play in times of uncertainty like today, when markets are disrupted, supply chains are broken, costs...

Duration:00:55:49

Embracing Machine Learning and Artificial Intelligence in Finance and Risk

8/11/2020
The Buzz: “We’ve come a long way in finance and accounting. From purely manual bookkeeping carried out in large, dusty, paper ledgers, through to Excel-based solutions and advanced accounting systems, we’ve been plunged into the exciting world of intelligent automation.” www.digitalistmag.com Finance is used to a “white box” set of tools for analysis, with traceable logic and steps. But a “black box”, with hidden inner workings, is needed for more complex processes. And Finance is again on...

Duration:00:54:29

Gimme Shelter: Coping with Security Challenges of the New Remote Working World

7/14/2020
The buzz: “As companies and government agencies send their employees home to avoid contact with the coronavirus, many cyber-security teams are facing the unenviable challenge of securing sprawling, vulnerable networks. Every time an employee connects to their corporate network from home, they’re creating possible access points for hackers to exploit. When this happens 1,000 times on a single network almost overnight, as it has amid orders for regional lockdowns, it’s increasingly difficult...

Duration:00:57:15

Leveraging Predictive Planning to Ease Uncertainty

6/16/2020
The buzz: “Unlocking the potential of machine learning for the office of finance remains a hot topic for financial planning and analysis (FP&A) leaders….” (financialexecutives.org) During these tumultuous times, organizations more than ever need better tools and technologies to predict the future. Why? The CFO is under immense pressure to make sense of all internal and external factors, evaluating the impact of lines of credit, working capital, sales targets, expense reduction and pursuing...

Duration:00:54:42

Financial Excellence with Game-Changers welcomes Birgit Starmanns

6/11/2020
Financial Excellence with Game-Changers, presented by SAP, presents a special one-on-one conversation with Birgit Starmanns, the Global Head of the oCFO – COE Thought Leadership Strategy and Programs for Finance and Risk at SAP. Birgit is a co-sponsor of this series. Birgit speaks with host Bonnie D. Graham about how change management has never been more crucial to executing Finance tasks and minimizing risks today. “As Finance and risk teams work almost exclusively remotely under ‘stay at...

Duration:00:16:24

Financial Excellence with Game-Changers welcomes Pras Chatterjee

6/10/2020
Financial Excellence with Game-Changers, presented by SAP, presents a special one-on-one conversation with Pras Chatterjee, Senior Director of Product Marketing for Planning & Analysis at SAP focusing on SAP Analytics Cloud and SAP Business Planning and Consolidation. Pras is a frequent panelist on this series. Pras speaks with host Bonnie D. Graham about how, despite all the changes in today’s economic climate, the Finance function and specifically FP&A has a unique opportunity to elevate...

Duration:00:16:24

Welcome to a New World: The Virtual Financial Close

5/19/2020
The buzz: “There’s limited precedent into how a global pandemic like COVID-19 will impact financial services organizations as they prepare to complete their first virtual close” (www2.deloitte.com). Every CFO and finance team needs to close the books at period-end. But now, as the current pandemic has pushed accountants and other white-collar workers to their home offices, there’s talk about a “Virtual Close” and whether companies are ready to close the books remotely. Financial processes,...

Duration:00:53:52

FP&A: Planning with Certainty Amidst Uncertainty

4/21/2020
The buzz: “Creating a strong FP&A team comes down to two things: innovation and engagement” (Nevine White). Amid global uncertainty, new pressure is on your Finance Department’s Planning & Analysis resources to go beyond budgets. They’re being asked to model dire scenarios and potential opportunities on the fly, gather inputs and steer the enterprise with as much ‘certainty’ as possible, given the immediate impact of previously unrecognized market forces. How can FP&A re-model their...

Duration:00:52:52

Dont Let Tax Become Too Taxing

3/24/2020
The buzz: “Today we are at a turning point in tax.… The new digital tax function is now evolving at great pace to become a strategic component of enterprise transformation” (internationaltaxreview.com). Tax functions in many organizations are yet to fully embrace integrated technology as a critical enabler to tackling a growing reporting and compliance burden. The downside? They’re focusing too much time and effort on reporting and file preparation, rather than using tech to create valuable...

Duration:00:50:25

The Demands of Digital Trust: Data Protection and Privacy in 2020

2/25/2020
The buzz: “Consumers with a high level of digital trust spend more” (CA Technologies Report 2018). As consumers, producers and employees, we share and use massive amounts of sensitive and private information. The ability to establish and maintain “digital trust” in data protection and privacy is becoming a key businesses competitive differentiator. Digital trust is hard build, but can be lost with a single data breach. How trustworthy is your organization? The experts speak. Heather...

Duration:00:55:11

2020 Vision: What Will Drive FP&A in 2020 and Beyond?

1/28/2020
The buzz: “There’s no question over the last year this new wave of technologies has had an impact on CFO decision making.” (Sandy Cockrell, Deloitte). Integration, big data, in-memory, ML and AI are a few of the disruptions that dominated FP&A professionals’ tech conversations in the 20-teens. Despite geopolitical and economic uncertainties, tech innovation and growth are certain to continue. How should your FP&A team prepare to navigate what could be another decade of big change? The...

Duration:00:54:42

2019: Reflections on a Year in Finance, Collaborative Planning, and Risk

12/10/2019
The buzz: “CFOs must recognize their roles as agents of change charged with driving technological transformation across their companies” (digitalistmag.com). We began 2019 with a rush of activity, discussing which industries would emerge, the tech trends that would help Finance and risk professionals, and new disruptive technologies and industry trends where Finance and risk would play a key role. Today, from informed hindsight, three experts reflect on the year and predict what 2020 might...

Duration:00:55:33

How to Transform Finance in the Experience Economy

11/5/2019
The buzz: “An experience occurs when a company intentionally uses services as the stage, and goods as props, to engage individual customers in a way that creates a memorable event…The question, then, isn’t whether, but when—and how—to enter the emerging experience economy” (hbr.org). To be successful in building new digital experiences, Finance needs to ensure the viability of business models transformation. Finance has an opportunity to help your business deliver unparalleled experience to...

Duration:00:55:16