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Webinar Recording

The Digital CFO Webcast Series: Leading the Finance Revolution (Part II)

Date: Thursday, May 4, 2017
Time: 2:00 pm - 3:00 pm EDT
Can finance be revolutionary? It can, if your end-to-end business processes are touchless, your predictive powers are enhanced by machine learning and data science, and your CFO is focused on curating a digital experience for finance teams using automation, data accessibility, design thinking, and continuous learning.

Join us for this very special webcast series showcasing new research conducted by the American Institute of CPAs (AICPA) and Oracle on the characteristics of agile finance leaders - CFOs and their finance teams investing in the creation of a new operating model for finance to support new business strategies and modern ways of working.

In Part I webcast*, we shared the key traits of agile finance leaders, with a focus on enhanced automation of back office processes using new technologies like the cloud, robotics process automation, machine learning, and artificial intelligence to achieve best-in-class measures of operational efficiency.

In Part II webcast**, we will dive deeper into the attributes of the new operating model that enable CFOs and their teams to drive better outcomes for the business. With better information to predict the future, finance departments are able to harness cloud and digital technologies to improve the efficiency and responsiveness of their management reporting, decision support, and business partnering activities.

Many companies are going through a transformation with finance leading this digital revolution.

Make sure you have the right information to steer your business where it needs to GO.

* Part I webcast took place on April 18, 2017.

** Part II webcast will take place on May 4, 2017.
After attending this event you will be able to:
Understand the key tenets of the new operating model for modern finance
Recognize the traits of an agile finance leader and see how finance can help support business agility
Learn about how to influence business outcomes by up-leveling the skill sets of your finance teams to not just analyze the data, but interpret it in the context of the business strategy and make recommendations to management that can drive the business forward

Speakers

Loren Mahon , Vice President, Finance Systems, Office of the CEO, Oracle
Loren Mahon
Vice President, Finance Systems, Office of the CEO, Oracle
Ms. Mahon is responsible for driving the internal use of Oracle applications and partnering with development, IT, and lines of business in defining best practices around the use of applications and in designing operations to maximize efficiency, effectiveness, customer service, internal controls, and data integrity, especially in a shared services environment. Ms. Mahon has spent the last 27 years at Oracle managing various functions within Oracle finance including North America finance, contracts, incentive compensation, FP&A, projects administration, order management, license management services, and customer data administration and has participated in numerous internal application development and implementation efforts. She is a frequent speaker on Business Transformation, Finance Best Practices, and Shared Services. Prior to joining Oracle, Ms. Mahon spent nine years in various analyst roles at several public sector and non-profit organizations. She holds Masters Degrees in Applied Anthropology and Business Administration.

Ms. Mahon currently serves as Chair on the Board of Directors at Second Harvest Food Bank of Santa Clara and San Mateo Counties. She is currently on the Committee for Finance and IT and the Board of directors for FEI and a member of the Silicon Valley FEI chapter. She is on the Scholarship Committee for the Professional Business Women of California, a member of the Advisory Board for the Alliance for Girls, and is a member of the Executive Committee for OWL, Oracle’s Women’s Leadership initiative.
Kimberly N. Ellison-Taylor, CPA, CGMA, Chairman, American Institute of Certified Public Accountants, Global Accounting Strategy Director, Oracle
Kimberly N. Ellison-Taylor, CPA, CGMA
Chairman, American Institute of Certified Public Accountants, Global Accounting Strategy Director, Oracle
Kimberly N. Ellison-Taylor, CPA, CGMA, is chairman of the American Institute of Certified Public Accountants (AICPA) for 2016-2017, and the global accounting strategy director for the financial and professional services industries at Oracle. Previously, Kimberly served as the global practice team leader for U.S. Department of Health and Human Services. Prior to Oracle, she held leadership roles at numerous other major companies and organizations, including the NASA Goddard Space Flight Center, Motorola, KPMG, and Prince George's County Government. Kimberly is a past chair of the Maryland Association of CPAs, and has served on many of its committees, including the New Young Professional Network and Tomorrow's CPA.

She received her bachelor's degree from the University of Maryland, Baltimore County; an accounting certificate from the Community College of Baltimore County; an MBA from Loyola University; and a master's of science in information technology and Chief Information Officer Certificate from Carnegie Mellon University.
Ivgen Guner, Senior Vice President, Global Business Finance, Oracle
Ivgen Guner
Senior Vice President, Global Business Finance, Oracle
Ivgen Guner is the Senior Vice President of Global Business Finance at Oracle. She is responsible for providing decision support to all business units, strategic planning, financial analysis, business intelligence system management, and management reporting.

Ivgen has more than 25 years of finance, accounting, and executive management experience in the technology industry. Prior to joining Oracle in 1996, Ivgen was with Unisys Corporation for 13 years. At Unisys, she was instrumental and an integral part of the Burroughs/Sperry merger, which formed Unisys, while also holding various financial management roles. Ivgen holds a Master of Science in Accounting from Walsh College in Troy, Michigan and graduated from the Ankara University, Turkey, with a Master of Science in Agricultural Engineering and Food & Fermentation Technology.
Bob Hughes, Director, Enterprise Applications, Arby’s Restaurant Group
Bob Hughes
Director, Enterprise Applications, Arby’s Restaurant Group
Bob Hughes is responsible for the corporate applications at the Arby’s Restaurant Group, where he supports and oversees the Oracle e-Business Suite Applications, Hyperion Financial Management and Planning environments, and associated integrated applications. He also is responsible for the infrastructure and database technologies that support the EBS environment.

Bob has 30 years of experience in information technology, primarily supporting manufacturing and financial operations in the chemical, textile, automotive, high-tech, electronic security, commercial aviation, metals, and retail industries. Prior to joining the Arby’s Restaurant Group in 2013, he was the North American Director of Information Technology at Novelis, responsible for applications and infrastructure for the corporate and regional headquarters, as well as the manufacturing operations. Earlier, Bob was the information systems director at LiveTV, the in-flight entertainment company of JetBlue Airlines. Bob spent eight years with United Technologies Corporation, holding a number of leadership positions in several areas of the company, including global director of information technology in their electronic security company. Bob also served as the information technology audit manager and lead the development of the company’s Sarbanes-Oxley IT compliance program.

Prior to joining UTC, Bob held senior level positions with Lydall, Inc., The Siemon Company, Kayser-Roth Hosiery, and Ciba-Geigy (now Novartis). He has lead several global ERP and CRM implementations, built infrastructure, data centers, and applications in support of 24x7 call centers, and has directed numerous challenging and geographically diverse assignments.

Bob grew up in Durham, North Carolina, holds a Masters of Business Administration degree from Wake Forest University, and graduated from The University of North Carolina at Greensboro with a degree in Economics and Business Information Systems. He lives in Sandy Springs with his wife, Cathy. Daughter Emily is a graduate of the University of Texas, currently living and working in Los Angeles.
Moderated by: Jess Bozzo, Content Manager, Argyle Executive Forum
Moderated by: Jess Bozzo
Content Manager, Argyle Executive Forum
Jess is the Content Manager for Argyle Executive Forum’s growing CFO virtual division. In her current role, Jess is responsible for the creation and implementation of virtual event themes, overviews, and working with speakers and partners to create engaging and timely content. Prior to joining Argyle, Jess got her start in audience development and marketing with NewBay Media. A graduate of Gettysburg College, and a New Jersey native, Jess currently resides in Hoboken.

Sponsor

Event Sponsor Oracle
Oracle - Oracle Corporation (NASDAQ: ORCL) is the world's largest enterprise software company. With the market-leading Hyperion enterprise performance management suite, world class financial applications, and integrated governance, risk and compliance solutions Oracle helps finance executives maximize potential and deliver results for their organizations.

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