Tuesday, September 24, 2019
Applied Technologies/IT Insights a CFO Should Know
Among today’s top organizational priorities is digital transformation — the application and integration of the latest technological advances to core business processes. In this meeting, we will discuss how organizations can drive business performance and champion growth by leading technology initiatives to scale their operations and reimagine their processes using cutting edge technologies. We will reveal how companies are prioritizing their technology spend and how finance leaders can help to evaluate the benefits and costs of new technologies. Additionally, we will explore the evolving role of the CFO in enabling digital transformation and its impact on the finance function.
You will learn about:
- Top Technology Trends in 2019
- Leveraging new technologies in Finance
- Building a business case for financial digital transformation
- Implementing Technology: Benefits, Risks and Barriers
- The CFO role in digital transformation
Tuesday, September 24, 2019
Fratellos Restaurant | 155 Dow Street, Manchester, NH 03101
WHO SHOULD ATTEND:
Financial leaders and other senior professionals in the Southern NH region.
About the Speakers
Barbara Call is Sr. Director, Content Operations & Strategy, at IDG, the world’s leading technology media, data and marketing services company. IDG influences the most powerful tech buyers in the world — from business technologists to enthusiasts – with leading brands including CIO Magazine, Computerworld, Infoworld, Networkworld, CSO, PCworld, Macworld, Tech Hive and more.
Barbara combines business acumen with award-winning content strategy and execution for clients such as HPE, IBM, Microsoft, Citrix, Cisco, Pure Storage, and Salesforce. She is the author of 7 books and has written on varied subjects including technology, business, science, healthy living, cooking, pets, and sports, among others.
Mike Vigue is Corporate Vice President, Product Solutions at Bottomline Technologies (NASDAQ: EPAY), a global payment and security solutions company based in Portsmouth, NH. Corporations and Banks worldwide rely on Bottomline for domestic and international payments, invoice automation solutions, efficient cash management, fraud detection, regulatory compliance and more.
Andrew McDonnell is Regional Sales Director from Adaptive Insights, a leader in Cloud Financial Planning and Analysis Solutions space. Adaptive Insights is now part of Workday, the world’s leading provider of cloud HCM and Financial solutions.
Born and raised in the Boston area, Andrew had dreams of becoming a Big 5 CPA and working as a CFO. Studying accounting at the University of Vermont, his dreams quickly materialized then evaporated by signing with Arthur Andersen during the early 2000’s. Andrew pivoted to working with CFOs as a finance recruiter and then spent the past ten years in Corporate Performance Management (CPM). CPM encompasses budgeting, reporting and consolidation, or Copy Paste Merge if using Excel, which most organizations still do. Since joining Adaptive Insights in 2012, Andrew and his account executive team of nine has been focused on driving new customer adoption of Adaptive Insights Business Planning Cloud, through transparent evaluations and positive customer experiences.
Daniel Walulik is a Senior Director of Finance at Oracle accountable for all day-to-day financial management and business operations including strategic business decisions, business analytics (sales, marketing, customer and technology analytics), company key performance indicators, financial analysis/reporting, P&L, budgeting, forecasting, and SaaS metrics. In addition, he is heavily involved with strategic direction, M&A activity, and acts as a liaison between the Dyn business unit and corporate Oracle.
Dan earned his undergraduate degree in Mechanical Engineering from the University of Rochester and served as an Officer in the US Navy after graduation. During that time, he worked on contingency construction operations in Kosovo and Albania, as well as construction contract management in Washington, DC.
After leaving the Navy, Dan transitioned into the business world and began managing energy businesses in Upstate NY for Agway Energy Products and Suburban Propane. Ultimately, he relocated to NH and was responsible for overseeing all of the energy operations in New England and New York. During that same time, he earned his MBA from Syracuse University.
Upon departing from Suburban Propane, Dan joined Dyn (at the time, a small tech start-up). His operational and finance work, along with the dedication of the company’s leadership team resulted in the acquisition of Dyn by Oracle in 2017 – a tremendous accomplishment for everyone involved. In addition, during that same time, Dan started teaching at Southern New Hampshire University in the MBA program and still does so today.
Dan lives in Amherst, NH with his 3 sons, Alex, Aidan and Ben, and loves the outdoors, whether that is taking part in obstacle course races, hiking, running or various other sports.
About the Moderator
Kate Hartnett is a result-driven executive with 20 years of experience in numerous financial and accounting leadership roles with a proven track record of driving continuous improvement and financial excellence. Kate provides strategic and operational leadership by overseeing financial, accounting and business intelligence functions at GOBI Library Solutions (formerly YBP), EBSCO Company. Kate’s background includes strategic planning, controllership, enterprise reporting, technology and business operations. Kate is a licensed CPA.
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