Driving Digital Transformation in
Data, Finance & Operations
11th MARCH 2020 | THE FORUM, BRYANSTON
Rewire your thinking for a digital future. Discussing topics from BI to AI, CRM to RPA, ERP to Finance and much more.
Use data and analytics as a competitive weapon, accelerate your operational efficiency and boost your financial success.
Time: 9am to 4pm
Date: 11th March 2020
Venue: The Forum at The Campus, Bryanston
Catering: Snacks, Lunch & Refreshments
Discover a refreshing and imaginative approach that will change the way business leaders think about digital transformation, business strategy, information and technology. New business models and pervasive technology change, including Artificial Intelligence and Machine Learning, are driving the need for a data and analytics-centric culture.
Leaders must evolve their organisational culture by design to support and foster the creativity necessary to survive and thrive in these times of change.
Data literacy becomes imperative as new behaviours and skills will be required. Creative thinking must be cultivated as a fundamental competency.
Join us at this must-attend conference
where you will learn how to
rewire your thinking for a digital future
Understand how to deliver actionable insights through the art and technology of great data storytelling.
Get inspired by visionary leaders who have unique perspectives on business, technology and life.
Discuss the challenges & opportunities of digital business so you can drive competitive advantage for your organisation.
Embrace the key future trends that will disrupt and transform your business.
Learn how to build an effective data and analytics strategy that will lead to significant business value
Understand how to communicate better, foster disruption and drive change in processes, technologies and decision-making practices
Identify the best practices, skills and tools required to lead your organisation through digital business transformation
Calling all data, finance & operations leaders
- C-Suite: Learn how to build the right information strategy and culture
- Analytics and Business Intelligence leaders: Create a strategy to innovate business, validate and benchmark strategy
- CFO’s & finance leaders: Maximise your value to your organisation
- Senior IT and business leaders: Empower business analysts to do analysis, not integration
Agenda / Sessions
The Digital Change - Are You a Driver or a Passenger?
Digital is driving inevitable change with all organizations. Are you driving or being pulled along reluctantly? The roundtable will discuss tips, tricks and best practices that will ensure your success as a change agent within your enterprise
From BI to AI: How to Successfully Implement Innovative Data and Analytics Capabilities
The Business-Driven Analytics is more than technology. It includes the design and implementation of an extended data and analytics ecosystem spanning from technology, to data, people, processes and business outcomes. Learn how to:
– Select and prioritize Data & Analy capabilities deployment based on required business outcomes
– Design the implementation roadmap for a comprehensive data and analytics ecosystem
The Future of Finance: Automation in Finance
Today’s Financial Planning and Analysis (FP&A) professionals face a unique set of challenges: increase revenue, minimise costs, and align with the overall business strategy. These goals come to the finance team from CFOs under pressure to provide accurate and timely reporting as well as insightful, intelligent analysis to support executive decision making.
Next Level Finance Operational Efficiency
To drive growth, you need the capacity to help the business make financially sound decisions. Successful CFOs evolve their finance strategy, structure and workforce decisions as a part of finance transformation, often considering how emerging technology can alleviate constraints. Take the first step by understanding how your function compares to those of your peers.
Driving Innovation — How to Apply "Intelligence" to Your ERP
Although ERP vendors are promoting their AI/ML-enabled business software as a means to become intelligent, technology alone cannot make an organization smart. Application leaders should use the five building blocks described herein to achieve a truly intelligent ERP strategy.
Digital Transformation Is Nothing Without a Digital Workplace Strategy
Employee engagement lies at the heart of every digital transformation journey. While digital transformation is top of mind for every leader, the employee is often forgotten and/or ignored. This omission is more prevalent than ever as an inhibitor of business performance. The needs of your employees are changing and if you fail to adopt a digital workplace strategy you will fall behind. Successful digital transformation requires a multifaceted digital workplace approach across people, process and technology.
Your Data and Analytics Platform: The Role It Plays in Your Digital Business Success
The emerging data and analytics platform will be defined and presented, and a clear road map for how to assemble it in your organization will be shared. Don’t panic and buy some AI yet. Start here first.
– What are the core components of your digital business technology platform?
– Where and in what form does your data and analytics platform drive your digital business success?
– How and where can you start leveraging your data and analytics today?
The Future of Data and Analytics is Cloud!
The new data and analytics platform is the cloud. Cloud service providers and independent software vendors are providing the basis for a new cloud based ecosystem. In this session, we will explore the state of the data and analytics platform (data management, BI/analytics/data science, data and analytics governance), the transition to cloud and its implications, and what it means to operate successfully in the cloud, or more likely, in multiple clouds.
Create the Customer Experience of the Future
This session will look at how organizations should use AI-enabled tools to create smarter marketing, customer support and sales experiences and thus supercharge the customer journey of the future. We will explore the importance of using AI and conversational platforms to create the customer experience of the future, and we will show how to leverage AI tools to differentiate yourself and future-proof yourself in a world of hyperintelligent customer services and sales applications.
RPA 2020: Overcome the Barriers for a Broader Implementation
Organizations with RPA initiatives are trying to broaden the scope of its implementation which is currently limited to some operations/LOBs. However, there are both advantages and risks to expanding the use of RPA.
This session describes some case studies and highlights the issues to be addressed to fully implement RPA in an organization and minimize the risks while achieving economies of scale.