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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

June 25th 2013:Financial Excellence Roundup: Lessons Learned and Onward!

Today’s buzz: Finance transformation. In the past 12 weeks, we’ve covered game-changing approaches to finance transformation for companies of all sizes, industries, footprints and maturity levels. Today we’ll review the valuable lessons learned and how your company can embrace innovative technologies and strategies to achieve your own financial excellence goals. Hear our expert panel’s insights and predictions around GRC (risk management, board risk oversight, role of internal audit in driving risk programs, and integrating governance, risk and compliance activities); EPM ( business innovati

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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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Steve Player

Steve Player serves as the North America Program Director for the Beyond Budgeting Round Table (BBRT) and works with BBRT member companies to implement continuous planning processes. He has over 30 years of experience with improving performance management and implementing strategic planning processes. He is also the Managing Director of Beyond EPS Advisors, a Business consulting firm, and founder of ABM SMART. He is the co-author of Future Ready: How to Master Business Forecasting and Beyond Performance Management as well as five other books. He writes the “Finance Transformation” column for Business Finance Magazine featuring CFO interviews from leading organizations on innovative financ
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Bruce Carpenter

Bruce Carpenter, VP, Corporate Audit at SAP, commenced his career in New Zealand as an auditor for KPMG. After overseas experience in London, he moved to San Francisco where he was a Senior Manager in KPMG’s Forensic Accounting practice. In 2001 he moved to Sybase Inc to develop an Internal Audit Department. Here Bruce was responsible for Internal Audit, Enterprise Risk Management, and served as the company’s Compliance Officer. In 2012 Sybase won OCEG’s Principled Performance Award for excellence in the implementation of ERM company-wide. Subsequent to Sybase’s acquisition by SAP, Bruce moved to the SAP Corporate Audit department where he is working with partners and customers to develop a
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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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