Senior finance executives often have a gut feeling about whether the spend-management efforts at their companies are optimized, but there’s no substitute for hard numbers when it comes to ensuring operational excellence. This Webcast will gather a group of finance and technology experts to discuss (1) why benchmarking is used by forward-looking finance chiefs to optimize spend-management efforts and (2) what critical key performance indicators should be used to benchmark and improve performance.Read more >
In the ever-changing role of the CFO, one thing will never change—the need to lead and manage an effective finance team. Successful CFOs collaborate closely with their controllers in defining strategies to impact key areas including operational efficiency, enterprise-wide data visibility, leadership acumen, and internal controls.
Join us as we discuss the 5 essential questions CFOs should be asking their controllers and finance teams to establish best practices around:
-Visibility and reporting
Cloud computing and Software as a Service (SaaS) are changing the role of enterprise IT. Join us for the second in our gloves-off CIO-CFO webcast series, and hear a CIO and CFO weigh in on where cloud and SaaS are taking the enterprise. When it comes to cloud services, are CIOs and CFOs at odds, or on the same page? Tune in to hear debate on such topics as:
•Is this the end of enterprise IT?
•Can CIOs and CFOs find common cause in the cloud?
•How can you be SaaS smart?
•Who should be setting the strategy?
•How can CIOs thrive in a cloud and SaaS world?
Register now, and be sure to bring your questions for our panelist Q&A.
In the ever-changing role of the CFO, one thing will never change—the need to lead and manage an effective finance team.
Successful CFOs collaborate closely with their controllers in defining strategies to impact key areas including operational efficiency, enterprise-wide data visibility, leadership acumen, and internal controls.
During this on-demand webinar, we will discuss the 5 essential questions CFOs should be asking their controllers and finance teams to establish best practices around:
Visibility and reporting
In this webinar, a panel comprised of three procurement leaders will offer up a series of actionable recommendations that can help improve procurement performance in the near-term and help build a foundation for a productive and thriving, long-term finance-procurement partnership.Read more >
The most savvy and successful CFOs are business partners with their CEO, providing valuable business insights and strategic recommendations that define the direction of their companies.
They deliver value by answering business critical questions from the CEO and Board before they're asked. How do they do it?
During this on-demand webinar, a panel of CFOs will discuss how they utilize a modern financial management solution to proactively answer the top 5 questions from their CEOs, including:
How should we be measuring our business?
Where would we invest the next incremental dollar?
What are the current dynamics of our sales funnel?
Everyone is turning to you for answers… So, where do you turn for the technology to give you those answers?
As the CFO, you're the go-to source for accurate information about company performance—no excuses, no delays. When the eyes of the organization—and the expectations of your board and investors—are on you, there's no time to struggle with the limitations of your outdated ERP system.
When the stakes are high—when relevance and timeliness are mandatory—you need modern technology to transform visibility into the meaningful insights that create efficiency and shape your organization's future. View the next installment of our Tech-Savvy CFO webinar series: "From Visibility to Insight."
Here are the topics and takeaways we'll cover:
How to move beyond outdated spreadsheets and legacy systems and embrace a modern, growth-ready technology infrastructure for finance
Preventing fragmented information through smart controls for data capture and use
The pros and cons of ERP, performance management, and business intelligence
How a tech-savvy CFO uses information to move from reporting to visibility to insight
It's simple: visibility leads to insight. And insight leads to faster business. View our free on-webinar and start seeing your business in a whole new light.
Are you about to hit the gap?
Sooner or later, it happens. The manual data entry, tangled spreadsheets, and basic finance tools that served you well at first? Now they leave you trapped in a vicious cycle of longer closes, data inconsistencies, and slower decisions. You've reached the automation gap.
And as your business looks to keep growing, the challenges mount: revenue recognition complexity, time and expense management, subscription billing, managing multiple entities and currencies—that's when your choice becomes starkly clear: stagnation or automation?
Register now for the next installment of our Tech-Savvy CFO webinar series: "Closing the Automation Gap in Finance".
Learn the right way to build a resilient infrastructure to automate finance—to build the "guardrails" that keep things on track, even as your business keeps evolving. We'll explain:
The warning signs that you're hitting the automation gap
How automation can fuel business growth without adding headcount
How to take back control of your finance processes to set the stage for your next level of growth
Automation doesn’t mean "cruise control"—but it does mean you can accelerate the pace of your business and avoid the dangers of stagnation.
Although data breaches are inevitable, companies should still take important and thoughtful preemptive measures to meet their compliance obligations and to help prepare themselves to respond.
This webcast focuses on preemptive steps that GCs, CFOs and CCOs should implement today to not only insure adequate preparation for the latest forms of data breaches, but also to assure adequate compliance amid increasing regulatory scrutiny.
In addition to becoming a compliance prerequisite, so-called “penetration testing” and “risk and security assessments” also create added opportunities to:
•determine where cybersecurity vulnerabilities lie;
•improve processes; and
•beef-up enterprise security posture.
The emerging penetration testing marketplace, however, is a chaotic morass, with a mishmash of consultant jargon painting varying doomsday scenarios and pitching uniquely branded panaceas.
This webcast walks GCs, CFOs and CCOs through the “pen testing” maze, providing key insights on how to engage the right blend of capable, trustworthy and innovative cybersecurity professionals.
The subscription business model has emerged as an imperative for driving predictable revenue streams within an unpredictable economic environment. Board members, investors and your own company’s leaders expect to see benchmarks, as well as intelligence around top-performer metrics and KPIs, in order to understand the business and its most effective growth strategies.
Long time CFO, Mark Resnick, shares his financial insights and best practices to thrive in the subscription-based economy. He is joined by technology expert, Doug Smith, who highlights how successful companies are transforming their subscription businesses into competitor portfolio envy.
Join Jeff Epstein, the former CFO of Oracle, as he discusses practical ways in which artificial intelligence can help your business today.Read more >
How do you go about defending a community that instinctively resists change and has the power to thwart you? You can try to alter human behavior, approach the problem through unobtrusive methods, or step aside and let a calamity educate the workforce. Since the last option isn’t really on the table while you are on the clock, a combination of the first two is the most likely approach. In this talk, we go through some readily implementable methods for narrowing the attack surface of your healthcare institution.
About the Speaker:
Ian Schmertzler is the President and CFO of Dispel, a cyberdefense firm that specializes in building traceless, encrypted communications networks within which teams and datasets can operate free from targeted attack. He also has a sense of humor, which is a necessity in cyberdefense. Ian holds an MSc. in Industrial Engineering from Georgia Tech, and a BA from Yale.
Robert Gaskell, COO and CFO at Pillar Project talks about digital wallets and cryptocurrencies. He discusses how to choose the digital wallet that's right for you and why people use the Pillar wallet.
This video interview was captured at Finovate Europe 2018.
Many analysts across various industries have said that data is the new oil. And yet financial institutions are sitting on billions and billions of datapoints and often don’t know how to put them to use.
Join James Dotter, CFO at MX, to see how to get real revenue gains from the data you already have on hand as well as from data that’s easily within reach.
- How to stitch disparate data sources together
- How to get started with data structuring and architecture
- How to define the right metrics for the projects you’re working on
In an increasingly fast-paced marketplace, businesses are under pressure to accelerate time-to-market for products and services. Companies need technologies that support agility and flexibility when it comes to getting products out the door quickly, and packaged and priced at a point that customers want to consume.
Join Adam Ragauskis, CFO at Edgenet, a SaaS company that provides retailers, distributors, and suppliers the ability to manage and improve their product content, and Andrew Dailey of MGI Research as they discuss:
1. How to transform business with the introduction of new pricing models and product offerings
2. Why prioritizing an investment in cloud-based usage and activity billing is key
3. How to launch a successful digital transformation strategy throughout your organization
In our brave new world, C-level executives are realizing more than ever how talent and revenue growth are directly linked. This means that those of you in a leadership recruiting role have an incredible opportunity to drive high impact organizational value in a quantifiable way.
Join Steve Shaffer, COO/CFO, and Tom Steele, Solutions Consultant, of Jobs2web for this 30-minute webcast as they share their tips on creating metrics your leadership team will appreciate.
• What metrics have biggest impact for executives including:
o Optimized media spending
o Recruiter efficiency
o Time to fill
• Measuring impact of talent supply chain limitations
• Creating your own talent supply chain
Bottom line - revenue growth and optimized talent supply chain go hand in hand. Don't miss out on this webinar which will help you moved the needle on talent supply chain metrics and enable you to measure, optimize and impact key financial and business drivers of your organization.
Today’s corporations face rapid change, disruptive competition, and increased uncertainty. CFOs and their organizations are being asked to deliver new levels of predictability, insight, and counsel so that companies can make business decisions more quickly amidst these conditions.
To do so, CFOs are innovating and transforming financial processes to improve planning, budgeting and analysis, business alignment, and accessibility to relevant data and advice.
This webinar will provide CFO commentary that builds on the insights of a new report entitled “Predictability Through Planning Agility” from the Business Performance Innovation Network. Learn how financial executives are improving their ability to deliver timely and valuable business insights to drive corporate growth and performance.
In the digital world, marketing should be viewed as a revenue generator, not a cost centre. However, to make that vision a reality, you need to know what to measure and how to measure it.
In this Marketing Week webinar in association with AdRoll, Adam Berke, CMO and President of AdRoll,and Lucy Tesseras, Features Editor at Marketing Week, provide a toolkit for the modern data-driven marketing organisation. With it, you'll learn how to demystify ROI conversations and expertly navigate the intricacies of marketing budgets.
After the webinar you will receive:
• Digital advertising attribution calculator
• Marketing ROI budget calculator
• Marketing sales estimator
• Presentation deck
Cloud adoption represents a major IT transformation, a shift in culture and a new way of financing your infrastructure. It presents new cost and security challenges, requiring governance and control across the organization. And it also needs a proactive team to take ownership and direction of the migration process.
In this Cloud Leaders Panel: Industry Perspectives from a CEO, CISO, & CFO, Steve Hall, VP of Marketing at CloudCheckr, will be joined by Bob Hale - CEO at Alterian, Mike Pinch - CISO at University of Rochester, and Dan Wacker - CFO at ClubReady. During this interactive discussion, we’ll uncover what the cloud means to each panel expert from their own unique perspective and learn what the key drivers are to successfully shift an organization to a cloud-first approach.
Cloud service and hosting providers often have a higher risk of DDoS attacks than other online businesses because you, in effect, aggregate the risk of all your customers. An attack on one customer can affect others and, potentially, the entire hosting operation because of the heavy reliance on shared infrastructure.
The overall impact of a DDoS attack is a function of the time it takes to detect the attack, the time needed to mitigate it and the extent of service degradation both before and after mitigation. If your data center is down because of a DDoS attack or other network availability threat, your customers can lose revenue – and your business can lose revenue and credibility.
During this webinar, we will:
• Review the risks that your business, its infrastructure and your customers face
• Address how to analyze those risks
• Translate those risks into financial terms that will resonate with your CFO and validate the need and value of a cybersecurity solution
A data breach responder is like a high-tech plumber. Just like a plumber does when a house’s basement floods, data breach responders identify the cause of a breach; combine forces to contain its damage; and collaborate on remediation.
But while a plumber can provide reasonable assurances that the basement will not flood again, a data breach responder cannot promise the same about a future data breach. In fact, another breach is not only possible, it’s likely. That is why data breaches don’t define victim companies – how they respond to data breaches does.
Yet while today’s news outlets provide an endless stream of data breach reports, rarely is an actual incident response ever discussed. Understanding data breach response workflow not only helps a company prepare for a breach, it also helps a company manage cybersecurity risk overall. This webcast covers the most typical workflows that companies must undertake amid the incident response of a data breach.
This webcast provides guidance for CFOs who face heightened scrutiny and liability as a result of the culmination of legislated rules and regulations, including Sarbanes-Oxley and Dodd-Frank. Newly enacted provisions provide for significant enhancement of SEC enforcement powers, coupled with heightened standards of liability for financial executives.
In addition, the webcast highlights cases in which CFOs and other financial executives have been sanctioned for violations committed by their subordinates under a "should have known" standard. Finally, this webinar offers practical recommendations to assist CFOs in compliance with the increasingly complex regulations and requirements to which they are subjected.
The speakers will include John J. Carney, co-leader of Baker Hostetler LLP's White-Collar and Corporate Investigations Group, Mark Gerber, PwC Partner, and Craig Carpenito, head of Alston & Bird's White-Collar Group. The intended audience is current CFOs, legal counsel for CFOs, and accountants working with CFOs.
Establishing or expanding controls doesn't have to mean sacrificing Corporate Culture.
Join this live webinar to learn from Procurement and Finance leaders how to take the next step towards Financial Maturity while effectively managing costs, reducing risk, building agile infrastructure, and delivering savings for their companies.
The pace and complexity of business is fierce and unrelenting, and the increasing demands for speed, compliance, and insight leave many CFOs searching for new answers.
Too often, finance is behind the curve when it comes to technology, automation, and analysis. Sooner than expected, they're facing the need to replace an outdated on-premises finance infrastructure with a contemporary cloud-based solution—because standing pat is no longer an option.
Join Intacct and Bruce Guptill, senior vice president of Saugatuck Technology, to learn more about the three high risk areas for CFOs:
Effectiveness—Outdated systems hold you back. Finance needs the right technology to keep up with rapid business change.
Adaptability—Finance teams must pivot quickly as opportunities and threats threaten to overturn business strategies.
Responsiveness—How can Finance answer the call to play a more strategic role and add value?