Advice and Information for Finance Professionals

Why You Need to Attend Modern Business Experience

Lynne Sampson
Managing Editor

Change is happening all around us, and it feels like it’s happening faster than ever. Every day, we must navigate a new market trend, new consumer behaviors, or a new competitor, while ensuring that our customers have the best experience possible. While “customer experience” is a term often connected to marketing, sales, and service, new research reveals that all lines of business must play a role.

Oracle recently partnered with the Association of International Certified Finance Professionals (the Association)—the global organization formed by members of the American Institute of CPAs (AICPA) and the Chartered Institute of Management Accountants (CIMA)—on a global survey of more than 700 finance executives. The study, Agile Finance Unleashed: The Key Traits of Digital Finance Leaders, found that the most successful organizations put the customer at the center of everything they do. Finance must work together with other lines of business to ensure that customers are not just satisfied but delighted with your organization.

Imagine being able to learn how the finance function can better collaborate with people across the business to tackle industry disruption, spark creativity, and unlock new growth opportunities—while networking with your peers on best practices. During Modern Business Experience, you can. We’re offering an exclusive conference rate to our followers. Read on to see what else we have planned and register using the promo code Leader19 to save $700 off the onsite rate!

Executives across finance, HR, and supply chain will meet at the Mandalay Bay Resort and Casino in Las Vegas to receive tactical advice and best practices in this new and exciting era. Featured speakers and keynotes will entertain and inspire attendees as they speak to broader economic dynamics, business opportunities, and growth-oriented best practices. Some of our star speakers include:

  • Earvin “Magic” Johnson, NBA Legend, Hall of Famer, Entrepreneur, and Philanthropist
  • Geoffrey Moore, Author, Zone to Win, and Business Strategy Expert
  • Willis Sparks, Director, Global Macro, Eurasia Group
  • Mark Jeffries, Merrill Lynch stockbroker-turned-keynote speaker and our event emcee
  • Charlene Li, Principal Analyst, Altimeter, a Prophet Company
  • Derrek Gafford, Executive Vice President and Chief Financial Officer, True Blue

But these big names and brands are only the beginning. Our agenda includes more than 235 sessions and keynote presentations designed to highlight how innovative technologies such as artificial intelligence, blockchain, and the Internet of Things can empower your teams to optimize employee and customer experiences. Moreover, these sessions will reveal how technology can automate mundane and time-consuming tasks, so that teams can focus on creative and innovative solutions that drive the business forward.

All sessions fall under six core themes that dissect new business trends, technology innovations, and best practices:

  • Connected Enterprise
  • Lead with Innovation
  • Emerging Technology
  • Cloud Heroes
  • Predict the Future
  • Get to Know Oracle

NASBA Continuing Education

Earn Up to 12 Continuing Education Credits!

Maximize your career growth at Modern Business Experience 2019. Attendees can earn up to 12 CPE credits approved by the National Association of State Boards of Accountancy (NASBA). Check the content catalog to find out which sessions qualify for CPE credits. All sessions will be delivered in a Group Live format. For any questions or concerns regarding complaint resolution or refund policy click here or email registration services.

Certificate of Completion letters will be distributed approximately 60 days after the event.

Oracle is registered with NASBA as a sponsor of continuing professional education on the National Registry of CPE Sponsors. State boards of accountancy have final authority on the acceptance of individual courses for CPE credit. Concerns regarding registered sponsors may be submitted to the National Registry of CPE Sponsors through its website: www.nasbaregistry.org.

In-Depth Sessions... Just for Finance

To compete and thrive in the global economy, organizations must break down silos and collaborate across functions. But that doesn’t eliminate the reality that finance teams have unique tasks, objectives, and challenges.

That’s why finance professionals from accounting, FP&A, projects, risk and compliance, shared services, and other lines of business will have their own dedicated track. Over the course of the event, there will be 60+ finance-focused sessions that align to your goals and priorities.

The finance track is packed with great brands and compelling stories. Here are some of our stand-out sessions and speakers:

  • Transforming into One Cohu with Oracle Cloud, featuring Cohu
  • Oracle Cloud Financials: How Real Users Leverage the Reporting Tools Suite, featuring Alex Lee, Inc.
  • Mitsubishi Electric Puts Innovation in Hyper Drive with Oracle Cloud, featuring Mitsubishi Electric Automation Inc.
  • Connected Planning: Integrate Budgets, Capital to Drive Growth, Connect Strategy, featuring Children’s Hospital Colorado and Michael Baker International
  • Oracle EPM Cloud Enterprise Solutions for Healthcare and Beyond, featuring Harvard Pilgrim Health Care

And on Tuesday, March 19, attendees can sit in on pre-conference training courses to optimize their journeys to the cloud.

Higher Education Summit

For finance, HR and supply chain leaders in the higher education sector, there is a higher ed summit on the morning of Thursday, March 21. Hear from Oracle CEO Mark Hurd on the importance of choosing the right partner in your cloud migration path. Learn from leading institutions on how Oracle Cloud solutions are helping them to transform in this period of industry disruption, and how IT and business leaders collaborate to better support innovation and student success. 

Register with code MBXHES for a complimentary pass to the higher education summit, or you can upgrade your pass to include all that Modern Business Experience has to offer at a discounted rate.

Networking Opportunities Abound

When attendees aren’t immersed in the fantastic content, they’ll have the opportunity to connect with each other. Throughout the event, Oracle will host a variety of networking activities. Our calendar of events and special networking opportunities is already packed to the brim. Celebrate the winners of the Change Agents of Finance awards, participate in a scheduled meet-up with your fellow finance professionals, or enjoy some downtime and fantastic music during the Appreciation Event featuring GRAMMY nominees Flo Rida and Elle King. If you’d rather keep things mellow, join our mindfulness workshop or register for our many training courses and tech workshops.

Solutions to Drive Your Business Forward

Tales of digital transformation and organizational collaboration certainly get people’s creative juices flowing. But we understand that attendees also have very specific areas of expertise and tasks they complete each day. That’s why all session content maps to specific solution areas, including:

  • Core Financials
  • Planning and Budgeting
  • Close and Consolidation
  • Risk Management
  • Project Portfolio Management

Attendees can even go a step further by test-driving some of the latest and greatest solutions themselves. Oracle solution consultants will conduct 110-minute workshops where they’ll walk through a series of accounting scenarios and access embedded analytics, mobility, social interactions, and other compelling features, in our popular cloud workshops. Capacity is limited, so we’re allowing conference registrants to sign up and save their spot.

Finance professionals can also register to meet with Oracle experts to discuss their cloud journeys in more detail. Companies early in their cloud journeys—or just beginning—can take Oracle Application Consulting’s cloud readiness assessment and get recommendations from an expert during the event. Or, executives can meet with a Business Value consultant to learn how to maximize their cloud investment and get a comprehensive and complimentary Value Report.

The Exhibit Experience will be packed with our trusted partners, including Deloitte, Accenture, Inspirage, KPMG, and PwC. Experts will be on hand to discuss some of the trends and topics spotlighted during the conference, and will even help attendees turn these takeaways into tactical next steps for when they’re back in the office.

With Modern Business Experience, we’re bringing the best of our dedicated finance, HR, and supply chain events together, helping organizations worldwide reimagine their processes and discover new growth opportunities.

You’ll save $700 off the onsite rate with code Leader19, so get your ticket, pack your bags, and prepare for an unforgettable adventure!

Register now using discount code Leader19.

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