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Future of Finance: Creating Competitive Advantage through Social Business

Date: Tuesday, February 16, 2016
Time: 12:00 pm - 1:00 pm EST There are no CPE Credits for this Solution Demonstration.
Business as we know it is changing. Next generation market leaders plan to digitize their businesses with new capabilities enabled by social technologies. Efficiently connecting employees around the office, around the world, and around the customer is quickly becoming “table stakes" for effective business. For finance, this means rethinking the notion of what it means to be “social” and the practical applications and benefits of how modern technologies can be used to improve information access, collaboration and decision making.

Join guest speaker Paul Hamerman, VP and Principal Analyst at Forrester Research and Raphael Bres, General Manager of Financial Management Applications at in this webinar and learn how finance leaders can help their companies move beyond rigid, process-driven organizational silos and into new, dynamic, connected teams that focus on delivering efficiency, insight and customer value. They’ll discuss what separates the winners from the losers and why more and more companies are turning to socially enabled, cloud-based applications to achieve an edge over their competition.


Paul Hamerman, VP and Principal Analyst, Forrester Research
Paul Hamerman
VP and Principal Analyst, Forrester Research
As an analyst on the Applications Development & Delivery team at Forrester, Paul focuses on human resources management and financial applications, as well as trends and directions in the overall market for enterprise applications. His work includes analyzing market trends in technology adoption, business process best-practices, software market sizing and segmentation, competitive analysis, application deployment models (e.g., SaaS), and next-generation technologies. Prior to joining Forrester, Paul was a management consulting practice director with The Hunter Group, specializing in financial and human resources systems. He also held consulting management positions with Coopers & Lybrand and Ernst & Young, and he has served as a guest lecturer at Virginia Commonwealth University in its Executive Masters in Information Systems program for the past 5 years. Paul earned a B.A. in economics from Connecticut College and an MBA from Duke University's Fuqua School of Business. He is a certified public accountant (CPA) and a certified management accountant.
Raphael Bres, General Manager, Financial Management Applications,
Raphael Bres
General Manager, Financial Management Applications,
Raphael Bres is General Manager of the Financial Management applications at He brings more than 20 years of experience in Financial Applications Development, Planning and Strategy. Prior to joining, Raphael held senior management ERP positions at companies such as Workday, Microsoft and Oracle/PeopleSoft. Raphael started his career at Deloitte Audit, then Deloitte Consulting, implementing ERP globally. Raphael holds a Master of Science in Economics and a Master of Science in Information Systems from the University of Paris-Dauphine.
Moderated by: Ernie Humphrey, Educational Programs Leader, Proformative
Moderated by: Ernie Humphrey
Educational Programs Leader, Proformative
Ernie currently serves as the CEO of 360 Thought Leadership Consulting. 360 Thought Leadership Consulting helps companies define and unlock the strategic value of their thought leadership programs. Previously Ernie served as the Vice President, Educational & Marketing Programs for Proformative. Ernie has overseen the content and execution of over 200 events designed to further the careers of finance and accounting leaders and related professionals. Formerly, Ernie served as the Director of Treasury Services and as a Director of the Corporate Treasurers Council for the Association for Financial Professionals. Ernie has extensive experience in the areas of educational program development and execution, online marketing, website content management, international cash management, and acquisition integration. Ernie has a BS and MS in Economics both from Purdue University.


Event Sponsor FinancialForce
FinancialForce - FinancialForce delivers ERP at Customer Speed™. Built on the Salesforce1 Platform, FinancialForce ERP equips customer-centric businesses with a unified cloud platform and all the applications necessary to grow both the top and bottom line. Our Financial Management, Human Capital Management (HCM), Professional Services Automation (PSA), and Supply Chain Management (SCM) apps allow businesses to increase the speed in which they operate and be more responsive along every touch point of a customer’s journey. Founded in 2009 and headquartered in San Francisco, is backed by UNIT4 and
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There are no CPE Credits for this Solution Demonstration.