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Financial Excellence with Game Changers, presented by SAP

Financial Excellence with Game Changers, presented by SAP

Tuesday at 9 AM Pacific

April 16th 2013:Performance Management: Steppingstone to Predictive Analytics

Today’s buzz: Performance management. Your CFO’s priorities have to change. How? Beyond closing the books, your Office of Finance must become a steward of the business, generate new revenue from customers and markets, and much more. The challenge: how to harness your EPM data and understand it well enough to integrate fact-of-life business risk into transparent, fact-based decisions that drive business results. Are you ready to leave conventional wisdom behind? The experts speak. John Steele, Deloitte: “You can’t manage what you don’t measure.” – Business adage attributed to Peter F. Dru

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John Steele

John Steele is a principal with Deloitte Consulting LLP and leads the U.S. SAP Finance Transformation Practice. He has spent the past 14 years focused on SAP-enabled business transformation initiatives. John has deep experience leading complex business transformation programs, with a focus on process redesign, shared services, analytics, and external reporting. He has also held lead roles for multiple global ERP implementation programs. In recent years, John has focused his attention on the application of leading-edge technologies such as SAP HANA to solve clients’ most pressing business issues, including co-leading Deloitte’s first HANA proof of concept in North America. Before joining
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Jim Braun

Jim Braun is an Enterprise Performance Management (EPM) Capability Leader at Capgemini, with 23 years of experience across multiple industries. He has demonstrated successes in leading large-scale EPM/SAP BPC projects combined with valued experience in accounting, finance, planning and budgeting, and reporting and analytics. Jim has worked in both consulting and in industry, including former roles as Senior Manager, Chief Financial Officer, and VP of Financial Planning and Analysis positions for “Big 4” consulting and/or Fortune 100 companies. His recent publications: The Seductive Promise of Big Data and Putting People First
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Kurt Bilafer

Kurt Bilafer is the Regional Vice President of Analytics for SAP Asia Pacific Japan (APJ). Under his leadership, the analytics team focuses on developing and driving the growth strategy that enables business excellence across the region, overseeing sales and operations, and improving customer satisfaction. Prior to this role, Kurt served in SAP as Global Vice President, Business Analytics & Technology solutions with Ecosystem & Channel Partners. He was also previously the National Vice President, Enterprise Performance Management (EPM) and Governance, Risk and Compliance (GRC) Solutions, SAP North America. Before joining SAP, Kurt worked with PricewaterhouseCoopers, where he was responsible
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