Agenda

Tuesday, 27 April 2021

07:45 - 08:30

Registration & Check-in

Secure your seat in the keynote room for the day.

Jim Berry

CEO at ADAPT

About

Jim is well known in the local market for delivering on his promise and his entire career has been spent connecting the right people at the right time in roles across Europe, China and Australia.

He founded ADAPT to deliver quality outcomes with integrity and now in our 8th year, growth has been consistent. Jim is still positioned across sales and account management where he delivers innovative results and programs and leads by example.

He also runs entrepreneurial product development and the evolution and clear differentiated value of ADAPT’s offerings. As well as a NSW Small Business Excellence nomination, ADAPT were 55th in BRW’s 2014 Top 100 Start Ups – Jim’s 3rd time there – previously as Founder of Strategic Path, an award-winning ICT publisher, he steered the company to make the list in both 2009 and 2010.

08:30 - 08:45

Welcome to the 12th CFO Edge: The Digital CFO

Jim Berry - CEO at ADAPT Read More

To underpin growth and minimise risk, CFOs must enable modernisation and agility across the organisation. Business challenges are accelerating, large Twentieth Century organisations designed to scale with stability and predictability have been forced to transform. The need for timely, accurate data is paramount for executives to make the right decisions to respond, profit and survive.

Far beyond financial steward, the CFO has emerged as the critical executive to support the CEO in leading this data transformation and evolution to digital operating models. To also support the blended combination of culture, people and technology it will require.

CFO Edge will take you on a powerful 1 day agenda of ideas, local research, peer insights and practical takeaways to deliver in your role.

Matt Boon

Director of Strategic Research at ADAPT

About

As Director of Strategic Research at ADAPT Matt Boon, is responsible for directing and developing ADAPTs research content and positions. In his role at ADAPT Boon advises C-Suite executives across the end-user and technology provider landscape. Boon is also responsible for bringing together groups of C-Suite leaders to discuss and prepare for the myriad of challenges and opportunities they face.

ADAPT host’s numerous industry leading IT focused events annually and Boon is responsible for hosting, chairing and delivering ADAPT independent content and positions to help attendees make informed IT decisions.

08:45 - 09:05

ADAPT Research & Advisory Insights: The Collective Intelligence

Matt Boon - Director of Strategic Research at ADAPT Read More

ADAPT’s research and advisory team reveal the latest local fact-based insights, based upon 12,500 annual C-level conversations and over 1,000 detailed surveys from our region’s executive digital, finance and IT leaders. Matt reveals the common drivers and challenges distilled from your aggregated pre-event surveys and those of your executive peers, with guidance and advice.

Arno Daehnke

Group CFO at Standard Bank (South Africa)

About

Arno Daehnke joined the group in 2001 as part of the CIB, Global Markets division. In 2010, he was appointed as head of Group Treasury and Capital Management division, with responsibilities including balance sheet management, financial planning, regulatory reform and optimally deploying group financial resources. He was appointed as group financial director in May 2016.  He became Chief Finance and Value Management officer last January 1, 2021.

09:05 - 09:35

CFO Case Study: New performance metrics for the Digital Age

Arno Daehnke - Group CFO at Standard Bank (South Africa) Read More

Arno is currently the Group Financial Director of Standard Bank Group, the largest bank on the African continent, with assets more than ZAR 2 trillion and earnings of ZAR 28 billion in 2019. Standard Bank employs 50,000 staff and has an on-the-ground presence in 20 sub-Saharan countries.

Arno joined Standard Bank in 2001 and has performed several roles as quantitative analyst and head of Money Markets Trading division in Global Markets, as well as head of the Group’s Treasury and Capital Management division. His role includes partnering the Standard Bank Chief Executive to transform Standard Bank into a future-ready group, focusing on digital transformation to meet evolving client expectations.

At CFO Edge he will explain what they have learned on their transformation journey, how (by using the MIT approaches outlined by Peter Weill in our opening keynote) they have improved forecasting and agility, and can now better compete with new fintech entrants. He will also reveal new non-financial metrics they have implemented, and how they have lead through more change in the last 12 months than they faced in several years.

Adrian Johnston

Senior Vice President, Application Sales JAPAC at Oracle

About

Adrian Johnston leads Oracle’s applications business for Japan and Asia Pacific. He’s responsible for driving SaaS growth and strengthening partner and customer relationships as well as creating awareness and visibility for Oracle’s brand. Adrian is focused on building highly collaborative, engaged teams and driving a customer-focused culture.

In his more than 16 years at Oracle, Adrian has accelerated the company’s growth through clearly defined strategies, executive engagements, focused sales execution, and thought leadership. He’s successfully helped transform the applications business to a cloud-first, true SaaS business over the last few years.

Adrian holds a BS degree in chemistry from the University of New South Wales and a BS in management from the University of Queensland. He has also completed an executive management program under the Global Business Consortium at London Business School.

Adrian is based in Brisbane, Australia.

Sushma Segal

Group Finance Chief Operating Officer at QBE Insurance

About
09:35 - 10:05

Big Moves to Pivot Forward

Adrian Johnston - Senior Vice President, Application Sales JAPAC at Oracle Sushma Segal - Group Finance Chief Operating Officer at QBE Insurance Read More

The pandemic has elevated the role of Finance. Executives who make big moves will be the ones to successfully help their organisations navigate uncertainty, recapture growth, and turbocharge skill sets for the next normal.

Join us to learn about the bold moves you can build into your strategy and hear from a leader who is already making assertive changes- Sushma Segal, Group Finance Chief Operating Officer at QBE Insurance Group. Sushma leads global finance strategy, development and transformation for QBE’s global finance function.

10:05 - 10:20

Refreshments Break

Lucy Chung

CEO at NOBL Collective (USA)

About

Lucy is the Co-Founder and CEO of NOBL, a culture change organizational design firm. She believes in building legendary cultures and helps her clients operationalize their wildest ambitions. She embodies a bias-to-action, using her experience in operations, human resources, and organizational strategy to drive meaningful and lasting change. Previously, she was a VP at the fashion house Rag & Bone, an advisor to the global digital studio ustwo, and partner at Undercurrent, a leading digital consultancy.

10:20 - 10:50

The Adaptive CFO: How to lead human centred change?

Lucy Chung - CEO at NOBL Collective (USA) Read More

Traditionally change management has been handed to people top-down, often as a process-oriented afterthought. Instead it should be rooted on meeting the people and stakeholders you will impact and hope to change, wherever they now are, then sympathising if they have the abilities, the positive provocation, and support they need to manage more change under lockdown.

Natural human tendency is to always resist change. So as CFO, how do you face and understand that resistance?

To help, CFOs could evolve their approach to human centred change: the psychology of change and understanding loss, all mapped to a distinctly people-centred approach that engages teams and stakeholders to play a more active, participatory role in shaping change that sticks.

Lucy is the Co-Founder and CEO of NOBL, a culture change organisational design firm headquartered in New York. She embodies a bias-to-action, using her experience in operations, human resources, and organisational strategy to drive meaningful and lasting change – and at CFO Edge 2021 will suggest what CFOs can do next.

Scott Layton

Vice President, Global Leader Finance Transformation at IBM (USA)

About

Scott Layton leads the Global Finance Transformation practice within IBM. In this role he works with clients to re-imagine and re-engineer their finance process to deliver intelligent workflows and higher value through transformation. Prior to this role, he was the Director of Audit and Investigations for IBM’s Asia Pacific regions and the Financial Controller for Asia Pacific. Scott has been with IBM for nearly 20 years, working across multiple regions geographies and functions spending time in controls, planning, audit, and strategy. Of his career with IBM, nearly half of it has been spent in Asia, where he has worked in Japan, China, and Singapore.

Scott is passionate about transformation, technology and skills. He is always working with his organizations to adopt new tools, methodologies, and analytics while building organizational capability. He has worked internally on cognitive finance projects, enterprise performance management, sales model strategies, and intelligent opportunity yield projects.

10:50 - 11:10

Transforming into an agile finance organisation to foster happy, productive employees

Scott Layton - Vice President, Global Leader Finance Transformation at IBM (USA) Read More

Scott leads the Global Finance Transformation practice within IBM and will walk through IBM’s agile finance reorganisation, highlighting the inception, the timeline for execution, and the challenges experienced during the organisation. The focus is on using agile practices, as well as rethinking the function of finance and ways of working to drive massive value for the company. Scott will present the new metrics of success such as happiness, agile maturity, and percentage of time spent on strategic activities.

Catherine Birkett

CFO at GoCardless

About

Catherine is CFO for GoCardless, a global leader in recurring payments. Before joining GoCardless in 2018, Catherine was CFO for one of Europe’s fastest-growing telecoms providers, Interoute, where she took the business from $20m to $800m in turnover over 16 years, leading equity and debt raises, including an inaugural high yield debt issue. While there, she also completed 10 acquisitions, including one for a business half the size of Interoute, before overseeing a successful exit of the business in May 2018.

11:10 - 11:30

2021: The year you spend less to get more

Catherine Birkett - CFO at GoCardless Read More

With companies still grappling with the financial fallout of Covid-19, many CFOs are being tapped for ideas to boost the bottom line. What if the solution doesn’t involve a huge tech implementation, extreme cost-cutting, or a pricing overhaul? What if it’s as simple as tweaking how you collect payments?

In this session, Catherine Birkett, CFO of GoCardless, will explain the importance of matching your payment strategy with your business model — and what alternative and new payment forms, including bank direct debit, open banking and NPP, mean for you.

Whether you specialise in one-off eCommerce transactions or collect recurring revenue through subscriptions, invoices or instalments see how small changes can help you reduce costs, minimise bad debt, and increase revenue.

Catherine is CFO for GoCardless, a global leader in recurring payments. Before joining GoCardless in 2018, Catherine was CFO for one of Europe’s fastest-growing telecoms providers, Interoute, where she took the business from $20m to $800m in turnover over 16 years, leading equity and debt raises, including an inaugural high yield debt issue.

While there, she also completed 10 acquisitions, including one for a business half the size of Interoute, before overseeing a successful exit of the business in May 2018.

11:35 - 12:35

1-1 meetings with qualified Strategic Partners

Intelligently matched opportunities connecting the right people at the right time for the right reasons.

11:35 - 12:35

ADAPT Executive Insight Roundtables

Attend your pre-selected roundtable to participate in a peer discussion with confidence under Chatham House Rules moderated by an ADAPT analyst with subject matter experts.

Ben Ramsey

Head of Implementation & Optimisation at Alinta Energy

About

Ben has worked in finance for over 20 years between London and Sydney, with operational and strategic leadership experience within various sectors including consulting, marketing, pharmaceutical and utilities.

His passion has always been delivering the greatest value to a business and its customers through processes that find the most direct path to success within robust governance frameworks.

As well as leading the ongoing transformation and optimisation of finance processes at Alinta Energy, Ben sits on the Board of Playgroup NSW, an NFP leading play-based programs and services for NSW families with children from birth to school age.

Steven Stalley

Senior Director of Finance at Oracle

About

Steven is an experienced Finance Business partner with over 20 years of experience in leading and developing regional finance teams within large Multinational Information Technology Organisations, across various geographies including Europe, Middle East, and Africa, as well as South East Asia and Australia, New Zealand and Japan.

Currently he is the Senior Director of Finance for Oracle Australia, New Zealand and Japan. Before moving to Australia Steven held various finance roles including Director of Finance leading the Financial Planning and Analysis function for Oracle EMEA Systems.

Steven joined Oracle through Sun acquisition where he was the Finance Director for the Sub Saharan African Group entities and held other roles in Accounting and Financial planning. Prior to Joining Sun, he spent 7 years at Sage Plc, assuming Sales Management, Presales and Financial Controllership roles across Africa as well as being based in Singapore covering Sales into emerging Asian Markets.

Steven is Qualified Chartered Accountant (South Africa), and holds an MBA Degree from Manchester Business School, UK, with Undergrad Degrees from the University of Witwatersrand, South Africa.

Roundtable 1

Accelerate an Automated Financial Close

Ben Ramsey - Head of Implementation & Optimisation at Alinta Energy Steven Stalley - Senior Director of Finance at Oracle Read More

An automated close that connects stakeholders and systems is critical for getting timely, accurate information into the hands of decision-makers.

More than ever, companies are focused on preparing for what comes next and identifying new areas for growth. As companies contemplate their next big move, they can’t afford to be slowed down by manual processes and inaccuracies.

Join the discussion with Oracle and Alinta Energy, as they share how they have automated and streamlined their internal finance function to increase efficiencies through the use of Oracle Cloud.

Enabled by its adoption of the SaaS Fusion ERP and EPM suite Oracle itself is now the fastest company in the S&P 500 to file its results, reporting on its global operations in just 10 days.

Scott Layton

Vice President, Global Leader Finance Transformation at IBM (USA)

About

Scott Layton leads the Global Finance Transformation practice within IBM. In this role he works with clients to re-imagine and re-engineer their finance process to deliver intelligent workflows and higher value through transformation. Prior to this role, he was the Director of Audit and Investigations for IBM’s Asia Pacific regions and the Financial Controller for Asia Pacific. Scott has been with IBM for nearly 20 years, working across multiple regions geographies and functions spending time in controls, planning, audit, and strategy. Of his career with IBM, nearly half of it has been spent in Asia, where he has worked in Japan, China, and Singapore.

Scott is passionate about transformation, technology and skills. He is always working with his organizations to adopt new tools, methodologies, and analytics while building organizational capability. He has worked internally on cognitive finance projects, enterprise performance management, sales model strategies, and intelligent opportunity yield projects.

Anthony Martinetti

CFO at IBM Australia & New Zealand

About
Roundtable 2

Reimagine Finance to foster happy, productive employees

Scott Layton - Vice President, Global Leader Finance Transformation at IBM (USA) Anthony Martinetti - CFO at IBM Australia & New Zealand Read More

Increasing business risk, disruptive innovation and economic volatility demand CFOs to shift from outdated, manual financial processes to integrated, automated, agile and transparent workflows with borderless workplaces.

CFOs need to reimagine and reinvent processes to improve financial resilience of their organisations. They need to continuously improve their processes to progressively drive value and high-quality experiences for customers, partners and employees.

How to transform into an agile finance organisation?

Join us for this executive roundtable bringing together peers to:

  • Hear from Scott Layton, Vice President, Global Leader Finance Transformation, IBM USA and Anthony Martinetti, Chief Financial Officer, IBM Australia and New Zealand, provide an insightful look into the world of finance transformation opportunities for your organisation;
  • Discuss industry challenges in your finance transformation journey;
  • Share best practices on how to drive more value for your organisation today:
  • Explore how to foster happy, productive employees;
  • Get started on your agile finance organisation of tomorrow.
Roundtable 3

How can the modern CFO unlock Organisational Agility?

with Workday Read More

With the impacts of COVID-19 still to be fully realised, the challenge of the CFO is to provide impact analysis, insights and continuous strategy to their executive committee.
Scenario planning, profitability and cash flow forecasting have taken on new urgency for core management activities and informed decision making.

Meanwhile, growth in digital revenue streams has become even more critical to serve the customer, preserve margins and guarantee a competitive future for your business.

  • Which proven strategies will help you to enable organisational agility?
  • How do you ensure long term success in a constantly changing landscape?
  • What tactics, relationships, digital systems and processes enable better decision making?
  • How can you fulfil your role as navigator of the C-suite?

Adam Beavis

Managing Director, ANZ at Amazon Web Services

About

Louise Higgins

Chief Financial Officer, Technology at ANZ Bank

About
Roundtable 4

The Data Driven CFO - a conversation with Amazon Web Services and ANZ Bank

Adam Beavis - Managing Director, ANZ at Amazon Web Services Louise Higgins - Chief Financial Officer, Technology at ANZ Bank Read More

The digital world requires us to think differently about the role of the CFO; with modern finance leaders responsible for driving digital growth, fueling modernisation and enabling business transformation. Through cloud adoption, finance leaders are accelerating transformation, while at the same time improving data reporting & analytics, forecasting and planning for future digital growth.

Join Adam Beavis, MD Amazon Web Services ANZ, and Louise Higgins, CFO Technology ANZ Bank, for a discussion on why it is vital that CFOs embrace the role of transformational leader. They’ll provide local and global insights on how to enable and empower data driven decision making in the office of the CFO and drive successful transformation.

12:35 - 13:30

Peer Networking Seated Lunch

Peter Weill

Chairman and Senior Research Scientist at MIT CISR

About

Peter Weill’s work centers on the role, value, and governance of digitization in enterprises. Weill joined the MIT Sloan faculty in 2000 to become director of MIT Sloan’s Center for Information Systems Research (CISR).

MIT CISR is funded by approximately 100 corporate sponsors and patrons, and undertakes practical research on how firms generate business value from Information Technology (IT). As chair, Weill focuses on globalizing the center’s research and delivery. In 2008, Ziff Davis recognized Weill as #24 of The Top 100 Most Influential People in IT, the highest-ranked academic. In Dec 2019, his 2015 MIT SMR article Thriving in an Increasingly Digital Era was recognized as one of The Best 10 SMR Articles in the 2010s.

Peter has worked on digitization issues with the Executive Committees and Boards of more than 40 companies globally. He conducts workshops for key conferences, including the CEO Summits for Microsoft, IBM, and SAP, and the International Monetary Conference.

13:30 - 14:20

MIT WORKSHOP: What is “Digitally Savvy Leadership” and how to enable it?

Peter Weill - Chairman and Senior Research Scientist at MIT CISR Read More

“Digital savviness” – meaning both digital awareness and enterprise expertise – is an understanding, developed through experience and education, of the impact that emerging technologies will have on organisational success over the next decade.

It means challenging existing assumptions, understanding the financial impact of business and technology decisions, and ensuring the right prioritisation and roadmaps. This skillset is critical for CFOs to outperform in the 2020s, to their role in enabling digital innovation and implementing the right digital foundations for an unpredictable world.

Recent MIT research shows that most boards are not digitally savvy, and among the larger global companies researched with sales over $3 billion, only 7% have more than half of the top talent management teams rated as ‘digitally savvy’. Yet these few firms are shown to outperform the other 93% by 30% or more on most hard performance measures.

Most interestingly MIT research shows these leaders do 10 things very differently.

What are they? How do their companies outperform the rest? How do you compare? And how can you improve digital savviness in your exec team?

Aparna Sundararajan

Senior Research Strategist at ADAPT

About

Aparna Sundararajan leads the emerging and disruptive technology research agenda within ADAPT’s strategic advisory team. As Senior Research Strategist, her role is to create independent advice for the Australian C-Suite around emerging technologies, trends and investment priorities and developing industry leading content for the ADAPT portfolio of Edge events.

As a technology analyst and marketer, Aparna aligns the burning issues of senior executives with digital business dynamics and emerging technology capabilities to create strategic advice for ADAPT’s Members and Strategic Partners.

Aparna has had 12 years working in the IT services sector, much of it with Gartner, where she developed independent advice for senior IT managers on the emerging roles and responsibilities they face in digital technologies, digital customer behaviour, and business model transformation.

 

14:25 - 14:55

ADAPT insights: Building the Data Driven Organisation - the role of the CFO

Aparna Sundararajan - Senior Research Strategist at ADAPT Read More

In 2020, timely decision making has been critical, and access to the right information at speed the difference between survival and failure. We’ve also highlighted a national crisis in data management, processing, policies and strategy which is slowing down the national economy – and the ability to embrace automation, machine learning and emerging technologies to gain performance advantage.

ADAPT’s latest research across Australian C-level executives puts creating the “Data driven organisation” as the common top priority for 2021, alongside many key business outcomes that better organised data will enable.

The deepened focus on the digitisation of workplace, workflow, operations, service delivery and customer experience is opening a new chapter for information infrastructure and data architectures.

Future application delivery, customer satisfaction and competitive edge must be underpinned by intelligently deliver personalised services, automated through AI, and based on a single view of the customer, with all disparate data points integrated to one pool and enabling that vision.

What are the strategies to execute on that? What are the challenges to manage? And how best to overcome them?

15:00 - 16:00

1-1 meetings with qualified Strategic Partners

Intelligently matched opportunities connecting the right people at the right time for the right reasons.

15:00 - 16:00

ADAPT Executive Insight Roundtables

Attend your pre-selected roundtable to participate in a peer discussion with confidence under Chatham House Rules moderated by an ADAPT analyst with subject matter experts.

Roundtable 5

The Hybrid Enterprise: Key strategies for the Digital CFO to lead change into the future

with ServiceNow Read More

To underpin growth and minimise risk, CFOs must enable modernisation and agility across the organisation. Far beyond financial steward, the CFO has emerged as the critical executive to support the CEO in leading this the digitisation and evolution of their organisations – as well as to support the blended combination of culture, people and technology it will require.

Integral to this has been the evolution of the CFO-CIO relationship as a critical piece of a successful digital transformation journey.

It is essential that they partner closely to ensure prioritisation and funds for digital transformation programs that increase customer success, unlock productivity, and drive ROI.

Through this partnership, they can maximize business value, sharpen competitive edge, and identify new opportunities to transform business functions across our company.

Join ServiceNow to discuss how to succeed in a hybrid future where companies need to support customers and engage employees through both centralised and virtual work.

Roundtable 6

The future is now: The new reality in Finance

with Anaplan Partners Read More

If 2020 taught us anything, it is even more important now that Finance has a whole of business view to anticipate and react with greater speed and agility.

Rapidly changing environmental and business dynamics impact the office of the CFOs ability to execute strategy with increased governance in a volatile environment with increased transparency and higher accountability.

In this roundtable we will cover:

  • Volatility and uncertainty – Scenario planning and pro-active wargaming to plan for economic, fiscal and monetary policy, geopolitical risk, globalisation and demographic shift
  • Business Model Innovation – Enabling transparency across the organisation with no siloes and fast execution can help drive structural and organisational change.
  • Change Management and People impact – The impact of Machine Learning, Blockchain, digital disruption and the changing nature of transactions.
  • The regulatory environment – new cyber regulations, higher levels of transparency and corporate governance on increased attention to governance and transparency – Connecting Strategy to operations in a post royal commission world
Roundtable 7

Reporting in a Changed World - Automation of Finance and Accounting with the Power of Digital

with Workiva Read More

If we’ve learned anything from 2020, it’s that the status quo is broken. The case for technology and automation in business functions has become more compelling than ever – particularly in Finance and Accounting.

Financial reporting and analysis has been and will always be the most valuable function of Finance. In our experience, much of reporting in the past has been defined by the steps required to produce the reports themselves: collecting data, constructing reports, and disseminating them. That’s changing.

In a digital world, technology should do a lot of that work, which means humans get to focus on more impactful processes. Finance and accounting teams should spend time doing more analytical work to support the business in decision making. Technology should do the rest.

Join us as we discuss the common challenges, keys to success, and best practices in harnessing the power of digital in Finance and Accounting.

Roundtable 8

The Hidden Benefits of Profit Recovery: How Accounts Payable Recovery Audit Programmes are an essential tool to boost your bottom line

with PRGX Read More

In this session attendees will discuss and share the benefits of an Accounts Payable Recovery Audit programme. Topics discussed will include ways to overcome common challenges, the optimal time to conduct an audit and key steps for organisations to take when implementing an audit strategy for success.

Alexey Goldov

Associate Partner at McKinsey & Company

About

Alexey Goldov is an Associate Partner at McKinsey & Company and is a leader in McKinsey’s Technology practice in Asia. Alexey is specialising in large scale technology transformations in service industries – financial, telecommunication companies and public sector organisations.

16:05 - 16:35

Changing the game: Transforming your Core Technology

Alexey Goldov - Associate Partner at McKinsey & Company Read More

The pandemic is driving companies to double down on digitisation, increase agility, look again at business continuity plans, and changes to their workforces as they move into the ‘new normal’. In order to strive in these challenging times, organisations need to be nimbler, more customer centric and cost effective.

Core technology is of critical importance given the type and scale of changes required for many Twentieth Century organisations, and the approach to sustainably transforming core technology is a core to future success. McKinsey have aggregated knowledge and experience from Australian and global case studies and will detail frameworks that are working for growth, sustainability and profits.

Dr. Mark Esposito

Professor of Business and Economics at Harvard University's Division of Continuing Education

About

Mark Esposito, PhD, is Co-Founder and Chief Learning Officer at Nexus FrontierTech, an AI scale up firm, dedicated to help business become more efficient and competitive by introducing the latest data management science. He was inducted in 2016 in the radar of Thinkers50 as one of the 30 most prominent rising business thinkers in the world. He is a global expert of the World Economic Forum and advisor to national governments.

In his academic career, Mark has held academic appointments for some of the world’s leading institutions such as Harvard University, University of Cambridge, Hult International Business School and Arizona State University’s Thunderbird School of Global Management.

He holds Fellowships with the Social Progress Imperative and with the Global Federation of Competitiveness Councils in Washington D.C. He is a nonresident Fellow at the Mohammed Bin Rashid School of Government in Dubai as well as Research Associate for the University College London, Blockchain Technologies. He has authored/co-authored over 150 peer reviewed publications and 11 books, among which 2 Amazon bestsellers: Understanding how the Future Unfolds (2017) and The AI Republic (2019). Follow him on Twitter: @Exp_Mark.

16:35 - 17:15

GLOBAL INSIGHT: The "FLP-IT" Framework. How to compete with the Platforms?

Dr. Mark Esposito - Professor of Business and Economics at Harvard University's Division of Continuing Education Read More

The digital economy started to detach itself from the “real” economy long before any of us had heard of Covid-19, but the dramatic and unforeseen forces were unleashed. Leaders who do not make an effort to foresee what lies ahead for their businesses will have little opportunity to ward off the consequences of ‘platformisation’ and other major structural change forces – their businesses will simply vanish and be replicated by global platforms in the years to come.

Yet, just as humans rely on a healthy and interdependent ecosystem for their long-term prosperity, the new economy cannot continue to thrive if it leaves behind the tens of millions of businesses and workers who build the core of national and global productivity.

Live from Europe, Mark will share thoughts on a new framework to help us drive structural change: ‘FLP-IT’ (Forces, Logic, Patterns – Implications, Triage) and debate:

  • Recapturing the resources and vitality needed to sustain critical contributions to productivity, employment and GDP.
  • How to identify new possibilities while preserving the symbiotic relationship between old and new parts of the economy
  • Developing a comprehensive response to the macro trends and forces, such as “platformisation”
  • The most focused and pragmatically ideated forms of experimentation

Mark Esposito, PhD, is recognised internationally as a top global thought leader in matters relating to The Fourth Industrial Revolution, the changes and opportunities that technology will bring to a variety of industries.

He was inducted in 2016 in the radar of Thinkers50 as one of the 30 most prominent rising business thinkers in the world. He is a global expert of the World Economic Forum and advisor to national governments.

In his academic career, Mark has held academic appointments for some of the world’s leading institutions such as Harvard University, University of Cambridge, Arizona State University’s Thunderbird School of Global Management, Hult International Business School and IE Business School.

Peter Hind

Senior Analyst at ADAPT

About

Peter Hind has spent the last 25 years as an analyst and commentator on the ICT industry. He says his primary areas of interest are the potential of technology to transform the way organisations operate, the change management obstacles executives encounter in realising this potential and the tactics and techniques leaders have deployed to overcome these difficulties.

Peter now takes on multiple roles within ADAPT including the moderation of private events and roundtables, interviewing business executives about the strategies they are pursuing and assisting with the structuring of our delegate surveys and the interrogation and analysis of ADAPT’s treasure trove of end-user and C-level data

Dr. Mark Esposito

Professor of Business and Economics at Harvard University's Division of Continuing Education

About

Mark Esposito, PhD, is Co-Founder and Chief Learning Officer at Nexus FrontierTech, an AI scale up firm, dedicated to help business become more efficient and competitive by introducing the latest data management science. He was inducted in 2016 in the radar of Thinkers50 as one of the 30 most prominent rising business thinkers in the world. He is a global expert of the World Economic Forum and advisor to national governments.

In his academic career, Mark has held academic appointments for some of the world’s leading institutions such as Harvard University, University of Cambridge, Hult International Business School and Arizona State University’s Thunderbird School of Global Management.

He holds Fellowships with the Social Progress Imperative and with the Global Federation of Competitiveness Councils in Washington D.C. He is a nonresident Fellow at the Mohammed Bin Rashid School of Government in Dubai as well as Research Associate for the University College London, Blockchain Technologies. He has authored/co-authored over 150 peer reviewed publications and 11 books, among which 2 Amazon bestsellers: Understanding how the Future Unfolds (2017) and The AI Republic (2019). Follow him on Twitter: @Exp_Mark.

Suzanne Evans

CFO at First Sentier Investors

About

Suzanne Evans is responsible for the global Finance and Strategy function in her role as Chief Financial Officer, which includes Accounting, Tax, Treasury and Corporate Strategy. Suzanne is a member of the Enterprise Leadership Team.

She has more than 25 years of experience across all aspects of capital markets including banking, life insurance, financial services and property.

Prior to joining the company, Suzanne held roles in investor relations, Treasury, strategy and mergers & acquisitions for a number of publicly-listed entities.

She holds a Masters in Applied Finance from Macquarie University and is a Non-Executive Director of Domestic Violence NSW Service Management, a not-for-profit providing services to women and children escaping family violence.

Rajesh Govindan

CFO at AMP Capital

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17:15 - 17:45

CFO Panel: Becoming the Digital CFO

Peter Hind - Senior Analyst at ADAPT Dr. Mark Esposito - Professor of Business and Economics at Harvard University's Division of Continuing Education Suzanne Evans - CFO at First Sentier Investors Rajesh Govindan - CFO at AMP Capital Read More

Insightful conversation with experts and CFO peers will debate the how to succesfully define and enable new technology and data-driven operating models, the new performance metrics needed to measure success or failure, and ways to manage compliance while mitigating risk in a volatile and changed world order.

17:45 - 18:30

Drinks and Peer Networking Opportunity

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Based in our keynote room – an opportunity to mingle and meet other attendees, compliant to physical distancing.

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