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The Evolving Role of the Finance Executive in Shaping an Organization’s Future
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The Evolving Role of the Finance Executive in Shaping an Organization’s Future

Discussing my experiences at GM and ADM as an active participant in the evolution of Finance executives within Corporate America Exploring how ADM built up its Finance organization with a three-legged stool model of Corporate Finance, BU Finance, and GBS Finance Demonstrating the importance of agility and flexibility, and how finance roles change depending on circumstances Focusing on talent development, team motivation, and retention. What is our approach towards “MBWA”? — Ray Young Vice Chairman, Former Chief Financial Officer Archer Daniels Midland Ray G. Young is Vice Chairman and the former Chief Financial Officer of ADM. Young joined ADM in…

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Fireside Chat: Master Data Process Efficiency Driving Cash Flow
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Fireside Chat: Master Data Process Efficiency Driving Cash Flow

Connecting the dots: Master data Balance sheet Cash flow — Tom O’Connell VP and Controller Latin America Ecolab Tom O’Connell is a driven, analytical, and astute business executive with strong financial, operational, and compliance leadership experience. He has well-developed communication and problem-solving skills that include quickly understanding a process, identity issues, and develop sensible solutions. Tom is a consistent top performer who builds relationships and trust at all levels of the organization. He thrives in a fast-paced environment. His expertise and responsibilities include people development, internal controls, financial planning and analysis, internal controls, fraud analysis and investigation, process improvement, and…

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Guiding the Finance Team and the Enterprise at Large Through M&A Activities
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Guiding the Finance Team and the Enterprise at Large Through M&A Activities

Walking through a timeline of the who, what, where, when, why, and how of bringing two different companies together in a productive and compliant way Building bridges to the other Finance team to allow two-way communication, coordination, and collaboration as the two parties come together Discussing common obstacles and stumbling blocks in M&A activity. What can be done to avoid these pitfalls? Illustrating best practices, lessons learned, and key takeaways based on Mars’ experience acquiring KIND North America. Where are we as a Finance team and as a company today on the far side of this union? — Dumitrache Martinez…

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Fireside Chat: The Future of Finance in the Metaverse
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Fireside Chat: The Future of Finance in the Metaverse

A new virtual environment for work and play is coming into being. What do senior Finance leaders need to know to prepare their organizations for success? Luis will discuss how today’s focus in many businesses is transforming physical products into digital experiences. From Unity’s perspective, he will share with the audience: An overview of the Metaverse as it exists today, and as it will exist in the near future Key examples of companies innovating their businesses with Unity technology – including simulation and digital twins Benchmarking the opportunity the emerging virtual marketplace against other B2C disruptor technologies of the past…

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