Summary

The goal of this two-day event is to bring together cross-industry leaders within financial innovation and FinTech to discuss both the pressing challenges of using the latest digital and technical innovations to automate traditional finance, as well as how to unlock finance innovations within an organisation.

Unleashing Innovation in Finance 2017
Special Features

Finance is constantly evolving and has to face new regulations and challenges each day. There is a huge opportunity to analyse data more effectively and efficiently in order to reach better financial decisions.

A summit that focuses on value creation and appropriation, the pros and cons of FinTech, and how to measure the efficiency of finance innovation is in demand. In 2017 Global Executive Events are introducing our first Unleashing Innovation in Finance Summit. This summit will bring together cross-industry finance and tech leaders to discuss the latest innovations the financial sector is facing.

Join us at our Unleashing Innovation in Finance Summit!

It’s all about the EXPERIENCE!

  • A unique chance to discuss and network with Finance leaders from main brands across multiple industries.
  • A comprehensive two-day program filled with interesting talks, case studies, breakout sessions and more.
  • Meet, share, learn and implement! This is the perfect event to gain new insights and build new relationships.

Who Will You Meet

20+

Cross Industry Leading Speakers

100+

Senior Level Attendees

85:15

Ratio
Corporate : Companies
Solution Providers

How Will You Benefit

100+

Like Minded Strategy leaders for Networking

Ideas

Hear About Groundbreaking Approaches to Innovation

Case Studies

Get the Pro & Cons of New & Existing Projects

Why a Conference now?

With Finance developing so dramatically and constantly, it stands to reason that today more than ever there is a need to have a cross-industry conference that will encompass and tackle all innovations in Finance. There is definitely a lack of broader Finance conferences that shed light on the latest Finance innovations.

Points of Discussion

  • Pros and cons of the latest innovations in finance
  • The effects and surprises of the FinTech Revolution
  • How to unlock finance innovations within an organisation
  • How to measure efficiency of innovation in finance
  • Breakthroughs from old to new ways of looking at finance
  • Standardising and harmonising the domains of finance pillars
  • Ways to minimise finance costs through technology and innovation
  • How can finance be automated?
  • Digitalisation in cash management

Opportunities For Networking

Meet over 60 like-minded cross-industry leaders and take advantage of the networking opportunities, both formal and informal. The conference is expected to become a platform for fruitful discussion and networking between key finance and tech executives from several Finance innovation areas such as banking & payments, credit & lending, insurance, retail investments, internet banking and more.

Sessions

DAY ONE

8:00 REGISTRATION AND WELCOME COFFEE

8:30 INTRODUCTION AND ICEBREAKER

8:45 OPENING REMARKS FROM THE CHAIRPERSON

Rob Cools, Product Marketing Director, Workday

9:00 CASE STUDY

Innovation in Finance in the airline industry

  • How disruptive is our world
  • Innovation and disruptive Technology in the airline industry 
  • Air France and KLM developments in Finance & Control
  • What will be the future of finance?

Steven Zaat, Senior Vice President Corporate Control, Air France KLM

9:40 PANEL DISCUSSION

The Fintech Revolution: The Big Effects and Big Surprises

  • Steven Zaat, Senior Vice President Corporate Control, Air France KLM
  • Bas Rutten, Executive Director Large Accounts, ABN AMRO

 

10:20 NETWORKING COFFEE BREAK 

10:50 CASE STUDY

Unlocking Innovation Through Organizational Transformation

  • Key challenges and potentials
  • The role of finance in driving organizational change

Dr. Ulrich Bergmoser, Director of Finance, Human Resources and IT – DFB e.V. and
CFO – DFB GmbH

11:30 SPONSOR SESSION 

Why the CFO Should Lead Innovations Beyond the Traditional Boundaries of Finance

  • The majority of CFO’s recognise that innovation is now a key driver of growing business performance
  • Finance professionals are in a unique position to push innovation and manage risks at the same time
  • Cross sector cases ranging from financial services, government, telecom and retail will illustrate the potential of applying service design principles to achieve successful innovation
  • This alternative approach to tackling innovation challenges can be applied within the responsibilities of finance, and beyond

Melvin Brand Flu, Director of Strategy and Business Design, Livework

12:10 CASE STUDY

Insights on how Cloud Offerings are Changing Finance Transformation in Banking

The continuing evolution of technology coupled with the complex and cost challenged environment post financial crisis have is having significant effect on how Banks are approaching Finance Transformation. Many of the norms and standards which have shaped business and IT roadmaps as well as our approaches to solving architecture and business challenges are being influenced by these new technologies. Of these, Cloud is proving to be the latest innovation to really up end the status quo. Understanding how best to deliver, integrate and maximise Cloud and understanding the changing roles of all participants is going to define the difference between success and failure. This presentation seeks to share some key insights on these questions garnered from the Lloyds Banking Group journey within Finance to make Cloud a reality.

Matthew Trager, Head of Finance Business Architecture Transformation, Lloyds Banking Group

12:50 NETWORKING LUNCH

13:50 CASE STUDY

How Digital Transformation Enables Growth & Security

  • Insights for growth
  • Examples from the retail industry
  • Processes to adopt

Rodolphe Bereby, CFO and Executive Advisor, Adore Me

14:30 CASE STUDY

Innovative solutions in Sustainable Finance

More and more companies are working on their sustainability strategy. Some because of regulations, some because their clients demand it, others because it will make their business more efficient. While working on their sustainability ambitions, they encounter many challenges. Financing new innovative developments, like energy transition (e.g. electric mobility) or the circular economy, come with challenges. At ING we have a team discussing these challenges together with leading companies and peers to get to innovative solutions.

Armand Ferreira, Director Sustainable Finance, ING

15:10 NETWORKING COFFEE BREAK

15:40 IGNITE SESSION 

Trend spotting in finance

Floris Backer van Ommeren, Executive Director - Tech Media Telecom, ABN AMRO Bank N.V.

16:00 SPONSOR SESSION

The role of IT in the ever-changing role of Finance

  • Changes in Finance
  • Evolvement of IT over time
  • The current state of Finance systems
  • How IT can help

Rob Cools, Product Marketing Director, Workday

16:40 CLOSING REMARKS FROM THE CHAIRPERSON

17:00 NETWORKING DRINKS RECEPTION

 

DAY TWO

8:30 COFFEE AND SPEED NETWORKING

8:45 OPENING REMARKS FROM THE CHAIRPERSON

Ronald de Boer, Account Director, Blackline

9:00 FIRESIDE CHAT

A discussion on the podium in an interview style to open Day 2 of the event

  • Gerbrand Nijman, Chief Financial Officer, Global Telecom
  • Bas Zaal, Finance Director, Decorative Paints Eastern and Southern Europe & Africa, AkzoNobel

 

9:40 CASE STUDY

Building innovative finance teams

  • Fostering an innovation mindset
  • Successfully applying creativity techniques
  • Finance as a driver for company innovation

Paul Perdang, CFO and R&D, ArcelorMittal

10:20 NETWORKING COFFEE BREAK 

10:50 CASE STUDY

Keeping the role of finance relevant in the technology age

  • How technology have & will shape the role of finance currently and in the near future
  • How finance leaders can prepare finance teams to deal with this progress in technology
  • How finance leaders can move from a defence position to a midfielder/striker position in the organisation

Adri Simamora, Head Finance Netherlands, Sandoz (a Novartis Division)

11:30 SPONSOR SESSION 

Technology Trends - Regtech in the cloud and business reporting

  • Challenges in the compliance and regulatory environment
  • The reporting process as is
  • Technology trends and tools
  • Using the cloud for compliance and reporting

Liv Watson, Sr. Director of Strategic Customer Initiatives, Workiva

12:10 CASE STUDY

Innovation in a finance shared services environment, a few learnings from a tumultuous journey

  • Innovation through service providers
  • Innovation from multiple locations
  • Implementing Lean, an old innovation?

Mathieu Verger, Head of Accounting Operations, Philips Lighting

12:50 NETWORKING LUNCH 

13:50 IGNITE SESSION

How Finance can operate within innovative spaces

  • How does Finance success look like in the New Economy?

Maria del Dado Alonso Sanchez, Global Director Finance, Naspers Classifieds (OLX Group)

14:10 IGNITE SESSION 

Finance to go where we have not gone before

  • Past developments of the financial community
  • Current external influences changing the scope of finance
  • Future developments and needed competences to be a success in finance

Erik van Oorschot, Global Controller IM a.i., AkzoNobel

14:30 ​NETWORKING COFFEE BREAK

15:00 CASE STUDY

The role finance can play to drive insightful reporting

  • The strengths in which finance traditionally excels
  • New expectations for Finance such as business partnering
  • Integrated reporting

Wilna Lindeman-Kunenborg, Head of Corporate Finance Systems, FrieslandCampina

15:40 THE ULTIMATE BRAIN SPA ​
Final Question & Answer session with Brainstorming

16:00 CLOSING REMARKS
Wrap up with Chairperson and Global Executive Events

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