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Join us at IBM Finance Forum!

Finance Forum is a global series of complimentary events designed specifically for you—the finance professional. It showcases the latest IBM solutions for performance management, financial governance, risk management and incentive compensation management.

At Finance Forum, you’ll hear from the experts about how leading organisations are weaving analytics into the fabric of the business. You’ll network with peers and share best practices and real world experiences in the strategic application of business analytics for critical finance decision-making. Most important, you will learn about new tools and disciplines that enable you to simplify, structure and automate dynamic and sustainable finance practices that can improve visibility, insight and control over the levers of performance, governance and risk.

Now is the time to automate and transform your processes—so you can thrive in the economic recovery, out in front and stronger than ever.

It’s on Thrusday 8 August in Sydney and admission is free, but space is limited. Register Now

For more information check out this short video

 

who should attend

Finance Forum is for finance professionals and their colleagues from IT, who want to learn how business analytics can improve their efficiency and effectiveness:

  • CFOs
  • Managers, Directors and VPs of Planning and Finance
  • Controllers
  • Consolidation Managers
  • External Reporting Managers
  • Audit and Risk Managers
  • Financial Analysts
  • Incentive Compensation Managers

top reasons to attend

  • See the latest IBM solutions for performance management, financial governance, risk management, and incentive compensation management.
  • Learn how new tools and disciplines help you anticipate and shape business outcomes, and drive transparency to manage risk and improve decision making.
  • Learn how your organization can better align metrics, initiatives and resources with corporate objectives.
  • See new ways to increase visibility into the drivers of revenue, profit and working capital.
  • Hear about better ways to evaluate the performance of products, customers, and channels, and shift resources to support the most profitable areas of the business.
  • Learn how to create timely, reliable forecasts to align operating costs with new levels of business activity.
  • Learn about enterprise disclosure management solutions that deliver accurate, timely performance and financial data and analysis to internal and external stakeholders.
  • Learn how to improve insight and responsiveness to the impact of internal and external risks to profits, balance sheet and cash flow.
  • Hear how to align sales strategy and compensation programs with corporate objectives and compliance mandates.

date and location

Finance Forum is for finance professionals and their IT colleagues who are seeking new tools and disciplines to improve visibility, insight and control over the levers of performance, governance and risk. Admission is free, but attendees must register (IBM reserves the right to limit attendance to qualified attendees).

Thursday 8th August 2013

The Establishment Ballroom

252 George Street

Sydney

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agenda:

Time Event
8:00 a.m. Registration
8:30 a.m. Welcome & Introduction – Hot Breakfast Served
8:40 a.m. Keynote: Rethinking Performance Measurement – David Parmenter
9:30 a.m. Coffee Break
9:50 a.m. Create an Analytical Culture: Deliver Stronger Business Insight
10:40 a.m. Panel Discussion

rethinking performance measurement

Performance measurement is a broken tool. We are setting monthly budgets that bear no resemblance to reality, we have an annual performance feedback session that nobody enjoys, we construct an annual plan that often is a lie. We have performance measures that are destructive.

The time is right now for the CFO to lead their organisation out of these dead-ends. David Parmenter will introduce you to his extensive research on performance measurement.

In this key note address David Parmenter will cover:

  • Why throwing out performance measures maybe the only radical solution to cure an acute problem
  • The foundations stones required to put “performance” back into performance related pay
  • Why the corporate accountant needs to embrace the lean accounting movement
  • Putting the fence at the top of the cliff- Recruiting the right people the first time.
  • The building blocks for a quarterly rolling forecasting and planning process
  • The five things attendees should get on with immediately

create an analytical culture: deliver stronger business insight

Heightened volatility, uncertainty and risk are now part of the normal course of business. Everything from consumer demand, to commodities prices and exchange rates remain volatile. How to drive profitable growth and manage risk in uncertain times is on everyone’s mind.

In response, Finance organizations must drive a smarter enterprise by weaving analytics into the fabric of the business. They must adopt new analytical tools and disciplines to anticipate outcomes, adapt to risk and enable effective decision making. They need to create an analytical culture that will improve they way they:

  • Align initiatives and resources with corporate objectives and market events
  • Gain new insight into the drivers of revenue, profit and working capital
  • Create timely, reliable forecasts that align business costs with new levels of business activity
  • Evaluate the performance of products, customers, channels and suppliers
  • Deliver accurate and timely performance and financial data and analysis to internal and external stakeholders
  • Align sales strategy and compensation programs with corporate objectives and compliance mandates
  • Improve insight and responsiveness to the effect of external and internal risks on profits, the balance sheet and cash flow

Now is the time to automate and transform critical performance, governance and risk management processes, to thrive in the recovery, out in front and stronger than ever.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Sydney Thursday 8th August 2013 Establishment Ballroom Register Now

Sydney Thursday 8th August 2013 Establishment Ballroom Register Now

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John Vaughan

John Vaughan is a highly experienced Accountant and Consultant. He has experience in the pharmaceutical, FMCG, distribution, professional services, manufacturing and financial service industries. With over 25 years of commercial experience and 20 years working with the Cognos products, he...

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