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Rerouting to Recovery: Navigating the 2021 Economy for Obstacles and Accelerating Past the Risks that were Never There
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Rerouting to Recovery: Navigating the 2021 Economy for Obstacles and Accelerating Past the Risks that were Never There

Revisiting the impact of the pandemic on the U.S. automotive industry and its ecosystem Evaluating how the early days of pandemic crisis management called some risks and missed others Building resistance to the economic slowdown and understanding the impact this will have on costs and prices Approaching the intersection of global economic recovery with systemic industry change Chris Condon Group VP Controlling & Services Volkswagen Chris Condon is the Vice President of Group Controlling and Services at Volkswagen Group of America. As VWGoA is the American National Sales Company for Volkswagen AG, he serves at the Corporate Controller for Volkswagen,…

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Leadership Strategies to Survive and Excel in a Post-COVID World
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Leadership Strategies to Survive and Excel in a Post-COVID World

What are some of the unexpected lessons —good and bad— we have taken away from 2020 and 2021? Discussing examples of innovations created by necessity during the global pandemic that will continue on long into the future Taking this chapter in our working lives as an opportunity to re-evaluate, reconsider, and rethink some of the finance processes and strategies we had in place before COVID-19 How should we adjust our approach to communication, coordination, mentoring, and management in the emerging ‘new normal’ of work? Valdis Lenss Head of Finance, Marketing & Core Services Uber Valdis joined Uber in 2017 and…

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Walking the Ice: How Finance leads Amazon Devices & Services
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Walking the Ice: How Finance leads Amazon Devices & Services

As Amazon Devices & Services scales with additions of new customer offerings while facing supply chain challenges, the role of Finance must keep pace How do we engage with customers to ensure we are innovating on their behalf How are we using technology to improve our tools and processes How we measure financial success when traditional GAAP doesn’t work — Enerino “Rino” Caruccio VP, WW Analytics and Planning, Amazon Devices & Services Amazon Enerino “Rino” Caruccio is currently Vice President Worldwide Analytics for Amazon Devices & Services based in Seattle, WA. His team is responsible for developing, implementing and delivering…

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Mastering Disruption: Achieving Higher Efficiency Through Change
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Mastering Disruption: Achieving Higher Efficiency Through Change

Exploring how finance is evolving and changing Highlighting the significance of digital transformation and common barriers to observe Looking at the changing roles, skills and organizational cultures and how these changes will impact employee engagement and morale Becoming strategic enablers for both the entire organization and future finance talent Chris Suh CVP/CFO Cloud + AI Microsoft Chris Suh is the CVP/CFO Cloud + AI. In this role, he is responsible for overseeing Microsoft’s infrastructure, applications and data businesses which includes Azure, Dynamics and SQL Server. From 2013 to early 2018, Mr. Suh was head of Investor Relations, responsible for Microsoft’s…

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Two Strategic Issues Currently Confronting Walmart’s Supply Chain
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Two Strategic Issues Currently Confronting Walmart’s Supply Chain

Optimizing cost to serve in an Omni Channel World. How do we approach channel decision making to serve our customers and make their lives easier. Understanding cost to serve through different channels and in real time, becomes increasingly more complex as the combination of nodes, delivery methods and inventory assortment scales rapidly across our network The need for automation has escalated as the competition for labor drives pressure on wages. Finance plays a key role in understanding the business case for automation and benefits across different parts of the Supply Chain — William J. (Bill) Mines SVP Finance and Strategy,…

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Change Leadership in the 21st Century
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Change Leadership in the 21st Century

One of the only constants in business is that your company must continually change and adapt to survive. Change Management is not a new concept. However, in the 21st Century, companies need to evolve beyond the age old cliché of Change Management to Change Leadership. To efficiently implement change and capture all of the benefits associated with the change you want to make, employees must want the “change” as much or more than you do. To unlock the power of change in ways that will unleash the maximum potential from your employees, we will look at the difference between making…

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The Resurging Finance Leader: What is it Going to Take?
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The Resurging Finance Leader: What is it Going to Take?

Demonstrating Finance leaders’ role as a resurgent force within their organizations who are best positioned to steer their businesses forward in a data-driven world Discussing key lessons learned during the pandemic, and how to build up your team post-pandemic Showcasing processes that transforms data collection from a chore to an asset Illustrating how investment in both technology and educating people to best use that technology go hand in hand during digital transformation Offering steps to co-create the future of your business while delivering agile, scenario-based budgeting and forecasting process to inform decision-making and align finance with sales, operational, and strategic…

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How Zayo Group Transformed Finance with OneStream
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How Zayo Group Transformed Finance with OneStream

With over 45 acquisitions since its inception in 2007, the Zayo Group was continuously managing integration strategies, whether it’s a company, new system or organizational change strategies. The company had been using several CPM applications and Excel spreadsheets to manage the financial close, reporting and forecasting processes. Join this session to learn how Zayo Group implemented OneStream as a one-stop-shop to simplify its financial systems and processes while ensuring instant availability of financial and operational data to all stakeholders. Kathleen Le Director of Finance Zayo Group Kathleen Le, Director of Finance at Zayo Group. Kathleen has been with Zayo group…

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