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Improve Financial Planning and Budgeting Processes by Leveraging Operational Data

Date: Thursday, July 24, 2014
Time: 2:00 pm - 3:00 pm EDT There are no CPE Credits for this Solution Demonstration.
Today’s finance leaders have greater access to solutions and technologies that can leverage operational data in real-time to make more timely decisions and create long-term value for their organizations. In spite of these advancements, company budgets and forecasts are still often out of alignment or even at odds with strategic objectives. Why is this the case? How can your company adopt the right approach to operational and strategic planning that drives profitable growth?

Join us as industry experts share how their companies overcame common challenges to reap the benefits of augmenting operational data in their planning process. They will discuss tried and true methods for integrating operational data into your company’s planning cycles while efficiently using complex transactional data to improve financial planning, budgeting, and forecasting. Learn how other companies are leveraging real-time planning that scales for large data sets and allows for advanced process improvements, including building modeling scenarios on the fly, developing business rules naturally, and deploying lightweight, flexible budgeting and planning processes.
After attending this event you will be able to:
Understand current technology trends and tactics that fuel competitive advantage through improved financial planning processes
Discover how to better align company forecasts with strategic objectives
Learn how to avoid drowning in extraneous data and focus on key operational data
Identify ways to effectively engage operational and planning stakeholders across the enterprise


Neil Dexter, VP Finance, Tilera
Neil Dexter
VP Finance, Tilera
Neil brings over 25 years of financial leadership and experience in both start-ups and multi-billion dollar global firms. Just prior to joining Tilera, Neil was VP of Finance and Controller of RMI Corporation until its acquisition by NetLogic Microsystems. While there, he led the financial effort to both scale and prepare RMI for a public offering. Prior to joining RMI, Neil held CFO positions at Oraxion, OneChannel, and Protexis. Mr. Dexter, also served as VP of Finance and Treasury for PB/NEC, the multi-billion dollar PC developer and manufacturer, where he had global responsibility for the three areas of Treasury, Corporate Financial Planning and Analysis and Reporting, as well as the Consumer Division financial support. Prior to PB/NEC Mr. Dexter held executive finance positions at Zenith Data Systems and Olivetti’s North America’s subsidiary. Mr. Dexter’s career began at IBM in both Canada and the US. He has an MBA from the University of Toronto and a BS in Industrial Economics, combining engineering and economics, from Union College in New York.
David S. Linthicum, SVP, Cloud Technology Partners
David S. Linthicum
SVP, Cloud Technology Partners
David (Dave) S. Linthicum is with Cloud Technology Partners. Dave is an internationally recognized industry expert and thought leader, and the author and coauthor of 13 books on computing, including the best-selling “Enterprise Application Integration” (Addison Wesley). Dave keynotes at many leading technology conferences on cloud computing, SOA, Enterprise Application Integration, and enterprise architecture, and has appeared on a number of TV and radio shows as a computing expert. Dave’s latest book is “Cloud Computing and SOA Convergence in Your Enterprise, a Step-by-Step Approach.”
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 and as the Educational Programs Leader for Proformative. 360 Thought Leadership Consulting helps companies define and unlock the strategic value of their thought leadership programs by delivering comprehensive marketing services and business development strategy consulting. 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 Anaplan
Anaplan - Anaplan the leader of cloud-based, in-memory business modeling and planning for sales, operations, and finance. We built our platform from the ground up to empower companies to plan, collaborate and act—in real-time. Unlike legacy planning tools, Anaplan delivers what you’ve always needed in a planning solution—powerful modeling, adaptability on the fly, engaged users, and real-time performance no matter the data volume and complexity. Anaplan enables business users across your organization to turn the complexity of your business operations into powerful, easy-to-use models. Stay ahead of critical business events, rapidly model potential impacts and course correct on the fly. With Anaplan’s cloud-based platform, you can continuously align your people, plans and spend to your market opportunities.
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There are no CPE Credits for this Solution Demonstration.