12-14 February, 2018 | London, UK

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5 Reasons you cannot wait any longer to add RPA to your Finance operations

A key driver for today's Finance leaders is the need to get more out of the workforce - and the ability to empower staff through technology has never been greater. RPA is such a hit precisely because it can automate a number of process steps otherwise carried out by humans, and free up employees to concentrate on the knowledge work that provides far more value to the business units and the enterprise. To find out more about this, download this ebook.


Here's what happened in 2016!

Don't take our word for it! Watch this short video to get an idea of why Finance leaders attend Finance Transformation Summit & Corporate Executive Finance Boardrooms


Interview with Julie Harbert, Royal Philips

Ahead of the Future of Finance Summit 2017, we speak to one of our speakers about one of the hottest subjects in #Finance - Talent Management: An interview with Julie Harbert, SVP, Head of Global Business Services & Shared Service Transformation at Royal Philips.


Finance Transformation 2016 Post Show Report

This exclusive Post-Show report will take youthrough the event highlights, audience profile - including challenges andpriorities - and so much more! Read it now.

Download the Business Opportunities Pack

Don't miss this chance to engage with progressive finance leaders who are looking to to transform their function’s output. The door has truly opened for next generation finance functions to step forward.

What’s now urgently required is a shared and informed vision of the direction finance is taking – Future of Finance 2017 is the platform to provide this to ensure your value proposition as a software provider or consultant resonates with the needs of the Finance Industry.


RPA & AI Analysis: The Finance Function

While technology has been a driver of change in the finance industry, it has stopped short of disrupting it entirely. Aside from cryptocurrency companies – like Bitcoin – technological improvements have been incremental rather than radical. In this report we take a look at two of the major technological advances to hit Finance: Robotic Process Automation and Artificial Intelligence. Discover why these technologies are essential for your future finance strategies. Download the report by completing the form below.

Building New Career Paths: The Emergence of the Global Business Services Professional

While most GBS organisations covet talent management capabilities, few know how to develop, deploy and sustain them. This paper describes how world-class GBS organisations manage talent more effectively than their peers. It also outlines several steps that GBS organisations can take to begin closing the talent-management gap by focusing on building new career paths for their people. 

Interviews with Industry Leaders

The Transformation Years

Transformation is about people. Then it's about process. And finally technology.

We've asked 4 experienced practitioners - BBC, Tesco, DeFacto Giyim, Ultra Electronics - who have been through the battlefield to explain where they stand on the most important enablers for successful Finance Transformation.

How to truly lead Finance Transformation

SSON's Barbara Hodge recently spoke with a tried and tested SSO leader to get some insights on what is crucial to update in Finance functions in order to adapt and prepare for a new, digital age of commerce. In this easy-to-digest eBook discover Keith McEvoy, Shared Services Centre Director and Global Procure-to-Pay owner at Hertz Top 10 Tips to Leading Finance Transformation.


10 Finance Leadership Tips You Wont Get from an MBA

Ahead of the Finance Transformation Summit in February and in line with recent emerging trends, we have encompassed 10 Tips on how to maximize your capabilities and enable Finance Transformation in this easy to digest infographic - Enjoy!


How to leverage your influence with fewer humans in the process-chain?

For those leading Finance operations, it’s more important than ever to foster strategic relationships, connect personally with their teams, and leverage their significant insights for the benefit of the enterprise. Please read our top 10 tips infograhpic to help you with this challenge.


Future of Finance Summit 2017 Attendee List to date

Download the current attendee list by completing the form below, to see who you will be able to meet during your time at the Summit. Check back often as this list will continue to grow!

9 Data and Analytics Trends that will Dominate Finance in 2017

Finance leaders are fast re-evaluating their teams' analytics skills and learning how to leverage these for the new era of data-driven decision-making. Examples include, continued growth, fast emerging COEs and more. Download this report: 9 data and analytics trends that will dominate finance in 2017 to help you with your Finance business strategy in 2017 and beyond.


10 Reasons Finance is Lagging in New Technology Applications, and How This is Hurting Your Business

A recent report by the global Association of Chartered Certified Accountants indicates that Finance leaders are still overly focused on “process” to the detriment of recognizing and leveraging the potential of new technologies. Why is Finance Not Taking Advantage of Emerging Technologies?

The Future of Finance: Hardly a Human in Sight

Driven by technology as a game changer and talent as a differentiator, companies are recognizing Finance as the source of
their competitive edge. “Consumers are leading the way in adopting
automation solutions in their private lives. With any luck,
businesses will, eventually, follow.” That is a view of Erik van der Steen a CFO specialized in transformations who is currently the Global Head of Finance at APM Terminals, a Maersk subsidiary and one of the world’s largest port and terminal operators.

7 Action Points for Finance Leaders

A recent survey of SSON’s global membership delivers the clearest picture yet of how Finance organisations – captive, outsourced and technology enabled – are redefining their role for the future.


Interactive Discussion Groups Topics - Conference Day 1

Join your peers at our Interactive Discussion Groups on Day 1 and they will enable you to get your pressing questions answered.

Interactive Discussion Groups Topics - Conference Day 2

Join your peers at our Interactive Discussion Groups on Day 2 and they will enable you to get your pressing questions answered.


Gaining Support for Radical Change: Moving Away from Traditional Budgeting – A VELUX Case Study

Traditional budgeting can be too backward-facing and it doesn’t present nearly enough information about what the company’s targets are or how it will meet them. Perhaps one solution is to replace them. Doing away with traditional budgeting is a radical step which you might imagine would face a lot of internal resistance. We spoke to Anders Reinhardt head of global business intelligence for VELUX about how they made the radical step from traditional budgeting towards a rolling forecast. Anders outlines the challenges they faced, the technology involved and how the company worked to gain support for their change.