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Webinar Recording

Cloud, Business, and Finance in 2015: The New Reality

Date: Tuesday, March 17, 2015
Time: 2:00 pm - 3:00 pm EDT
Cloud technologies, providers, solutions, and user environments are now mature, the “experimental” phase of Cloud is well over. CFOs realize if their companies are not leveraging the cloud across the enterprise they may well be at a competitive disadvantage. Cloud-based solutions are the foundation for best practices in an increasing range of strategic and tactical Finance and business management areas such as financial consolidation, budgeting & planning, and disclosure management This webinar will include a review of the latest global CFO research by Saugatuck Technology Inc. to identify not only the emerging areas of Finance Cloud adoption and use, but the real-world business improvements being delivered, demanded, and what’s next.

Join us as Saugatuck’s Bruce Guptill shares key information, insights, and examples to help Finance leaders better understand the realities and possibilities of enterprise-wide Cloud adoption, and how to leverage the Cloud to optimize the strategic impact of any Finance organization. Bruce will reveal:

  • How Cloud adoption has developed in Finance organizations, and why
  • Key Cloud benefits expected and delivered by leading Finance organizations
  • The myths vs. realities of old and new Cloud concerns, and how they are best addressed
After attending this event you will be able to:
Benchmark where your company lies on the cloud adoption curve
Identify Opportunities to better leverage cloud technology at your company
How to define and manage a Cloud strategy at your company


Bruce Guptill, Research Fellow, Saugatuck Technology
Bruce Guptill
Research Fellow, Saugatuck Technology
Bruce Guptill is a Research Fellow with Saugatuck Technology. His research and expertise focuses on the changing business of IT includes software and services, collaborative IT, web commerce, telecom, and electronic marketplaces. His work for enterprise IT and business clients includes total cost of IT ownership, and business planning for new types of IT. His insight and guidance on IT vendor channel management, market identification and development, and buyer behaviour analysis has enabled hundreds of established and start-up IT providers to find, enter, and profit from new and traditional markets, while helping to guide user enterprise leaders toward optimal IT procurement and vendor management. In addition to multiple decades of IT industry and market strategy development, Guptill holds an MBA in marketing and finance, and a BA in the psychology and business of mass media communication.
Paul Giardina, Vice President,Tagetik
Paul Giardina
Vice President,Tagetik
Paul is Vice President at Tagetik. He has 15 years of enterprise financial software (CPM) experience including several services and marketing management roles at Hyperion Solutions, now a division of Oracle; and at Cartesis, a Paris-based financial software company (now part of SAP), where he was executive vice president of marketing.
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.


Event Sponsor Tagetik
Tagetik - Tagetik is one of the fastest growing global software companies in the Performance Management industry, with operations in more than 30 countries and over 600 customers worldwide. Tagetik delivers enterprise solutions while providing a ‘boutique’ experience, resulting in the highest level of client satisfaction in the industry.
By filling out this form you will become a member of Proformative, and are subject to Proformative's User Agreement. This webinar is provided to you for free by the sponsor, who may contact you later.

There are no CPE Credits for this Solution Demonstration.