CFO's workshop: mastering AI and automation for finance teams

Tue Apr 09 2024 at 01:00 pm to 04:00 pm

Dexus Place 1 Margaret Street, Sydney | Sydney

Octane Software Solutions
Publisher/HostOctane Software Solutions
CFO's workshop: mastering AI and automation for finance teams
This workshop promises to host informative speakers from Afterpay and Octane. It is designed to help CFOs map their AI journey.
About this Event

The most effective CFOs, versus their less effective peers, spend 6% less time on finance function activities" - Gartner

Join us to discover practical strategies for CFOs to unlock value through the adoption of AI and automation. The workshop promises to host informative speakers from Afterpay, Octane, and IBM. It is designed to help every attendee map out their AI journey effectively.

With artificial intelligence and automation handling the heavy lifting of month-end tasks, finance professionals can engage with the rest of the organization and provide valuable, timely responses to support company growth.

This event is a must-attend for all CFOs, Senior Finance Executives, and Digital Transformation Executives.

Workshop Programme:

1:00 PM -1:30 PM Networking lunch

1:30 PM - 2:00 PM - People Change and AI

Keynote from Christine Blyth, AfterPay. Christine discusses how automation redefines the finance department and the roles of its people forever.

2:00 PM -2:40 PM - Living with Automation

RPA demo by Dirk Kotze, IBM. Dirk demonstrates three features loved by Halfbrick Studio's CFO, Rinal Deo. Amendra Pratap explains how Halfbrick began their journey using RPA and why 30 percent of the business adopted it.

2:40 PM - 3:10 PM - AI Landscape

Amendra Pratap, Octane, frames how automation and AI are changing finance and how to get started using workshops and a POC.

3:10 PM - 3:20 PM - Tea break

3:20 PM - 3:50 - Round Table

Christine Blyth, AfterPay; Dirk Kotze, IBM; Amendra Pratap, Octane. Attendees are invited to share experiences, ask questions, and discuss their key takeaways from the workshop.

3:50 PM - 4:00 PM - Closing Statements

4:00 PM - Networking Refreshments

Meet the Speakers<h4>
Head of Business Transformation and Technology at Block</h4>

Christine Blyth, founder of Evolvere, boasts 25+ years of Finance and Transformation expertise in the Technology sector. As Global Head of Transformation and Technology at Afterpay Limited and Block Inc., she led strategies for growth.

Christine managed global finance functions across five brands at Block. With executive finance and board positions, including CFO of a global professional services firm, Christine offers extensive leadership experience. She's dedicated to empowering women in the technology industry as a speaker and mentor.

IBM Business Automation Segment Lead at IBM</h4>

Dirk Kotze, with over 8 years of experience in sales, account management, and channel development, serves as the business automation segment lead at IBM Australia, driving the adoption and value of IBM's business automation products across the Australian market.

He collaborates with clients and partners to tailor best-of-breed technologies, including content services, document processing, workflow, RPA, process mining, and decision management, to help them achieve their strategic objectives and maintain market leadership.

Managing Director at Octane Solutions</h4>

Amendra established Octane Solutions in 2016 after leading successful Finance technology implementation teams at Macquarie, Vodafone, and Canon. Amendra has been an IBM champion since 2020.

Octane delivers Business Intelligence, Automation, and data projects in enterprises. We are passionate about enabling Finance teams to enjoy their work instead of drowning in the Excel mosh pit.


Event Venue & Nearby Stays

Dexus Place 1 Margaret Street, Sydney, Australia


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