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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

July 29th 2014:Predictive Analytics and Finance: Role Play

The buzz: Predictive. Today's finance organization charter is broadened, with core functional deliverables enhanced by service to most functions company-wide. There is no excuse not to use modern technology. Predictive analytics is no longer "the PhD thing" for specialized SAS programmers in the basement. Predictive is a must for a modern controller, accountant and treasurer, especially if you hope to meet and outperform your CFO's goals. The experts speak. Anders Reinhardt, VELUX: “A fool with a tool is still a fool” (Grady Booch). Nancy J. Jones, Educator: “Wisdom is the right use of knowle

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Anders Reinhardt

Anders Reinhardt is Head of Global Business Intelligence at VELUX, a Denmark-based large roof window manufacturer. Working with Business Intelligence (BI) and management information for over 12 years, Anders has seen BI and analytics evolve rapidly from a simple reporting setup to a self-service concept with thousands of users. VELUX has built a strong performance measurement model and recently ventured beyond traditional budgets. Positioned in the Global Finance organization, Anders headed the beyond budgeting project, introducing new planning and forecasting tools as well as new, more visual graphics to support and promote the beyond budgeting concept. A growing demand for analytics affect
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Nancy J. Jones

Nancy J. Jones, CMA, MBA, has industry experience as a systems administrator, corporate controller, and business consultant. She left “corporate America” to teach full time in Accounting and Information Systems for California State University-Chico in 2005. In 2013 she transferred her skills to San Diego State University where she currently teaches several graduate level courses in accounting information systems. Known for innovative teaching and curricula development, Nancy is heavily involved in the SAP University Alliances, particularly in the area of data analytics and business intelligence. A self-proclaimed accounting analytics evangelist, Nancy believes that all accountants and finan
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Robert Kugel

Robert Kugel, SVP, Ventana Research, heads up the CFO and business research practice focusing on the intersection of information technology with the finance organization and business. His research agenda includes the application of IT to finance and business process optimization – particularly continuous accounting and continuous planning; control systems and analytics; tax; and price and revenue optimization. Prior to joining Ventana Research he was an equity research analyst at several firms including Credit Suisse, Morgan Stanley, and Drexel Burnham, and a consultant with McKinsey and Company. Rob was an Institutional Investor All-American Team member and on the Wall Street Journal All-St
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Henner Schliebs

Henner Schliebs is a marketing executive heading SAP’s Global Finance Audience Marketing. In this capacity, he is responsible for the success of the full suite of SAP solutions for the Office of the CFO. With almost 20 years of experience, Henner is responsible for driving the adoption of Finance Solutions across Finance Organizations globally, bringing automation, integration and flexibility through “live” Finance possibilities into the departments of the CFO.
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