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Reinvigorating the Finance Operating Model: Creating a Flexible & Scalable Platform to Drive Business Value

Finance Transformation & Executive Suite Forum

November 04 - 06, 2013

Planet Hollywood Resort & Casino, South Las Vegas, Nevada

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Snapshot of 2013 Speakers

 Matthew E. Oakes
Matthew E. Oakes
President and Chief Operating Officer
Direct Insite
Kevin Squires
Director, Disbursement Shared Services
Saint- Gobain
 Mark Tuniewicz
Mark Tuniewicz
Former Director, Finance Operations
 Chris Piazza
Chris Piazza
Vice President, Finance
Warner Bros. Entertainment Inc.
Kevin Giblin
Senior Director Sourcing & Procurement
McGraw-Hill Companies
 Lew Bader
Lew Bader
Senior Vice President Customer Service
 Craig W. Logan
Craig W. Logan
VP Finance – Corporate Functions, Benefits & Payroll
Sony Electronics
 Rick Arpin
Rick Arpin
Senior Vice President & Corporate Controller
MGM Resorts International
 Tarun Chopra
Tarun Chopra
Clements Worldwide


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Scalable Approaches to Transforming your Organization's People, Process & Systems Excellence

While tackling your respective business environment challenges, regardless of your current customer geography and functional scope, one thing is certain: growth, value and metrics are king!

Finance Transformation 2013 returns to Las Vegas, November 4-6, to provide you with the tools necessary to help create and/or move beyond stalled valued, adding functional areas so you continue your finance journey towards Global Business Services.

New This Year

  • MGM Resorts International – Finance Shared Services Center Facilities Tour
  • 4 In-Depth & Interactive End-to-End Process Workshops
  • Main Conference - Strategic Approach to Finance Transformation 
  • Interactive Executive Forum – Taking your Discussions to the Next Level
  • Download the Brochure to learn about this year's activities

Top 11 Lessons at Finance Transformation 2013:

  • Sourcing – Are you asking the right questions?  Determining the best processes to outsource/retain in order to help transform and add value to the business
  • Relationship/Collaboration – Trying to unlock the secret to mutually beneficial relationships with your partners? Develop client engagement function to enhance business partner relationships and service levels within the organization
  • Data – Collecting too much data?  Move beyond big data to big insight by utilizing cause and effect analyses and unlocking the shared services industries ‘real’ opportunity
  • Value – Have you plateaued yet? Get passed stalled value adding functional areas with long term vision and planning
  • Talent – Having next generation talent worries? Ensure talent succession through a focused approach of identifying, grooming and retaining the right people while identifying the next generation locations for delivery
  • Business Operating Models – Determining the right model for your long term goals?  Whether Shared Services, Outsourced, Captive or GBS, how you view your finance transformation (Functional/Cross-Functional Process Fix or as a Business Solution) will determine will determine your success 
  • Growth – Focus shifting to growth? Ensure your finance functions supports the global business as it evolves.  Assesse growth drivers and necessary support; organic, acquisition and relevant market dynamics 
  • End-to-End – Need to optimize your processes?  Connect the dots across the organization by taking a strategic approach on end-to-end processes that bridge business functions and ensure seamless integration
  • Technology – Want to know what the latest innovation can do for you? Centralize and standardize decentralized operations and disparate technologies through an enterprise platform that can adapt to the speed of today`s business and changing business needs
  • Process Improvement – What are your goals?  Whether you are working towards Improvement in operating expense leverage and working capita or working towards a 30% improvement on your Days Sales Outstanding, join us for a deep dive into process reengineering and improvements focused workshop and case studies
  • Change Management – Are your people on board? A collaborative culture and focus on talent development are critical to ensuring the successful and strategic growth of a shared service center

Interactive Executive Forum

Do you report directly into the CFO and hold budgetary control? If so, take advantage of the EXECUTIVE FORUM running at the Finance Transformation Conference. Designed for pre-qualified practitioners based on their ability to contribute at a strategic level to the topic and theme of the forum. When registering be sure to let us know if you are interested in attending these sessions to ensure your seat!

Goal: High level interactive discussions fostering a candid approach to topics while highlighting experiences, challenges and solutions

Focus: Delivering value to your business – Moving beyond efficiencies & strategy. Integrate a CFO vision, focus & approach into your finance transformation strategy to help create a flexible approach that links strategic plans, budgets and forecasts.

Attendee qualification Criteria: Attendance to the Interactive Executive Forum is limited to corporate practitioners

  • Reporting directly to C-Suite
  • Budgetary control

Pre-Conference Site Tour

Monday November 4th, 2013: 9:00am – 11:30am

MGM Resorts International – Finance Shared Services Center Facilities Tour

Join us in visiting MGM’s current Shared Services facilities and operations and get a sneak peek into MGM’s future plans and new workplace designs.

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