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Are You Ready for the Digital Revolution in Finance?

Join Us in Boston as We Reveal the New Operating Model for Modern Finance

The digital economy is changing the face of finance. Finance transformation expert David Axson forecasts that by 2020, finance won’t look anything like it does today.

  • 80% of traditional finance services will be delivered by cross-functional, integrated teams, centralized in shared services or centers of excellence.
  • 75% of your team’s time will be focused on decision support and predictive analysis, guided by input from statisticians, data scientists, behavioral economists and even anthropologists.
  • Complex legacy systems will be replaced by cloud-based platforms for reporting, planning, forecasting and analytics—designed to ruthlessly automate routine business processes while delivering self-service analytics to decision-makers across the enterprise.

In short, finance will become the value creation engine that enables the business to continuously adapt and thrive in response to constant market shifts and changing consumer demands. To embrace this new role, CFOs must adopt a new operating model, moving from operational efficiency to operational agility.

Is your company ready to join the digital revolution in finance?

Why You Need to Attend the Modern Finance Experience

At this year’s Modern Finance Experience in Boston, April 11-13, Oracle will unveil new research from the American Institute of Certified Public Accountants (AICPA) that examines the traits of agile finance leaders. The research benchmarks their success in creating a dynamic new operating model that is resilient, responsive, and predictive—enabling finance to lead digital transformation, not just react to it.

To build a new finance operating model—one that is not merely efficient, but agile—companies should:

  • Think Strategically. Start with inserting skilled finance teams into the flow of business discussions across the company. Centralize and automate back office processes wherever you can, to free up finance to focus on becoming more predictive and prescriptive.
  • Modernize Your Finance Platform. Implement cloud services in order to gain faster and better insights at a lower cost. Reinvest IT savings into innovation and differentiation.
  • Deliver Better Analytics. Provide a single source of truth that enables unique insights and helps drive business value. Finance must become a growth engine, not a gatekeeper. 

Learn from Finance Experts 

Join us in Boston to meet the revolutionaries reshaping the role of finance in the digital economy:

CFO Change Agents

Chad Eckes of Wake Forest Health and Matt Trager of Lloyd’s Bank are just some of the finance executives  who will be sharing their insights and best practices for leveraging the cloud to modernize their own finance operations to navigate through today’s uncertainty and generate new revenue streams. Senior Oracle finance executives will also be on hand to share how Oracle is disrupting itself from the inside out using its own cloud applications, to transform the company into a leading provider of cloud services.

Finance Experts

AICPA chairman Kimberly Ellison-Taylor, together with vice-president Ash Noah, will share and discuss the results of their new research sponsored by Oracle, Agile Finance Revealed: The New Operating Model for Modern Finance. Jim Kaitz, CEO of the Association for Financial Professionals and Nick Araco, CEO of the CFO Alliance, will be on hand as well to share their insights on risk and uncertainty, finance talent, business partnering, and other issues top of mind among finance professionals today.

Industry Thought Leaders  

This year, our featured keynote speaker will be author and entrepreneur Clayton Christensen. A professor at Harvard Business School, Christensen is recognized as one of the most influential living management thinkers in the world. He revolutionized conventional management thinking with the New York Times best-seller, The Innovator's Dilemma, which explored the radical paradox that great companies fail by making the "right decisions" in the "wrong" situations. His latest book, Competing against Luck: the Story of Innovation and Customer Choice, looks to move the needle again by exploring how companies can grow by making products and services that customers really want—and are willing to pay a premium price for.

Party with the Goo Goo Dolls

You won’t want to miss the Customer Appreciation Event on Wednesday evening at the House of Blues. This event honors our attendees from both the Modern Finance Experience and Oracle HCM World, which is happening at the same time just across the street. You can connect with your finance and HR peers, network with experts and event speakers, or just relax and enjoy the band.

Performing at the House of Blues will be the Goo Goo Dolls, who have had 19 top ten singles on various charts, and have sold more than 12 million albums worldwide. We’re sure you’ll recognize songs like “Slide,” “Name,” and “Iris” that held the number one position on the Billboard charts for 17 consecutive weeks. The Goo Goo Dolls released their 11th studio album, “Boxes” in 2016.

Join Us in Boston

The Modern Finance Experience has been growing in prominence and attendance every year. Don’t miss this opportunity to learn what the digital revolution in finance is all about—and hear from an exciting lineup of CFOs and industry experts on the best practices and technology strategies you need to lead your industry.  

Register in advance and receive $200 off the on-site registration price.

 

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