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Webinar Recording

Aligning Spending Control with Business Strategy

Date: Tuesday, March 22, 2016
Time: 2:00 pm - 3:00 pm EDT
The competitive landscape is continually changing disrupting the way we do business. Through an innovative process of strategic mapping and spending automation, management can gain powerful insights into how to better utilize people, process and technology to realize significant competitive advantages.

This webinar examines recent studies on innovative approaches for aligning spending controls with business strategy and provides object lessons for learning how automation improves transparency, operational efficiency and profits.

With over four decades of experience in entrepreneurship and strategic business management, Drs. William and Deborah Osgood, cofounders of the Knowledge Institute for Small Business Development, will share recent data on competitive business practices along with innovative approaches for aligning spending controls with business strategy. Marko Vukosavovic, CFO of Academy of Management, will introduce how automating spending controls serve to improve transparency in spending policies and practices in ways that lead to improved operational efficiency and increased profits.
After attending this event you will be able to:
List disrupters driving organizational change
Recognize new approaches to spending and measuring ROI
Recognize how to plan forward by working backward
Understand how to align spending controls with business strategy

Speakers

Dr. Deborah Osgood , President and CEO, Knowledge Institute for Small Business Development
Dr. Deborah Osgood
President and CEO, Knowledge Institute for Small Business Development
Dr. Deborah Osgood is president and CEO of the Knowledge Institute for Small Business Development, specialists in entrepreneurial development, training and marketing services. Her work has been published in The Wall Street Journal, Business Week, New York Times, NASE, Entrepreneur and the Associated Press, and she has been a featured guest on National television and radio shows including New York's WPIX news, Boston's WCVB-TV Chronicle and Chicago's Real Talk Radio. Deborah holds a DA in Transformational Leadership with a focus on a Systems Approach to Entrepreneurship, an MBA and BS in Marketing.
Dr. William Osgood, Cofounder and Managing Director, Knowledge Institute for Small Business Development
Dr. William Osgood
Cofounder and Managing Director, Knowledge Institute for Small Business Development
Dr. William Osgood, cofounder and managing director of the Knowledge Institute for Small Business Development, is recognized by the U.S. SBA as one of the world's leading experts in entrepreneurial education and small business development. As a pioneer in entrepreneurial development, he authored the first Business Planning Guide, launched the first SBDC in America. His expertise has been sought after by industry leaders such as Microsoft, IBM, The World Bank, Bank of America, Verizon, American Express, U.S. Department of Labor, U.S. Department of Education and State Economic Development Agencies.Dr. Bill is a US Veteran and holds an EdD in System Development and Adaptation with a concentration in Organizational Behavior, an MBA and a BS in Business.
Marko Vukosavovic , CFO, Academy of Management
Marko Vukosavovic
CFO, Academy of Management
Marko Vukosavovic is CFO of Academy of Management, a preeminent professional organization for management and organization scholars. Marko’s expertize is strategic planning, business development, financial analysis, corporate acquisitions and integration. Previously, Marko held senior financial and management positions at George Little Management (GLM), EducationDynamics LLC, PuriCore Inc., and Geneva Global. As Geneva Global’s Research Team Leader for Europe, Middle East and Central Asia he was involved in research and funding of over 100 organizations around the world. Marko Vukosavovic was born in Montenegro and has lived and worked in the USA for the past 20 years. He holds a MBA from Eastern University (St David’s, PA) and a Bachelor Degree from the School of Economics, Belgrade University.
Moderated by: John Kogan, CEO, Proformative
Moderated by: John Kogan
CEO, Proformative
John has been CFO at four technology companies, a finance executive at Cardinal Health, and in multiple roles at AlliedSignal and Cisco Systems. John has raised over $100M in equity capital and debt and has played central roles in numerous buy and sell-side transactions for both public and private companies. As COO at two companies, John also ran Engineering, Manufacturing and Customer Service operations. He has also founded, invested in and been a board member or advisor of a number of companies. John has a B.A. in Economics from Connecticut College and an MBA from the Fuqua School of Business at Duke University.

Sponsor

Event Sponsor ExpenseWatch.com
ExpenseWatch.com - If you run a business, you have expenses. With ExpenseWatch.com you are empowered to control them. Best-of-breed modules for Expense Reports, Purchasing and Payable Invoices can be subscribed to individually or as part of a fully integrated expense control suite. Company spending processes are automated with policies and controls applied across your entire organization. With ExpenseWatch.com you gain complete visibility into your company spending – what’s been paid, and the purchases, invoices and expense reports waiting to be approved or paid. Annual subscriptions include implementation, training and support.

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Certified Public Accountant

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    Finance
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    1 Hour
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Certified Management Accountant

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