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Webinar Recording

Predictive Business Analytics – Building Capabilities to Improve Performance

Date: Wednesday, November 16, 2016
Time: 2:00 pm - 3:00 pm EST
In a recent IBM study of mid market and large organizations, CFOs whose companies are deemed “high performing” are twice as likely as their peers to have applied predictive business analytics to enhance performance-insight capabilities.

Today, more than ever, businesses are expected to possess the talent, tools, processes, and capabilities to enable their organizations to implement and utilize predictive business analytics to gain forward-looking insight to drive business decisions that improve outcomes and achieve desired operating results.

More and more organizations are seeking better processes and tools to ensure that the right people have the right information at the right time, to make smarter, faster decisions. This process, in essence, reflects an organizational capability to improve managerial decision making across many core performance and financial areas. For years, organizations have sought to develop and deploy an effective process to capture and filter forward-looking measures that enable it to understand significant patterns, relationships, and trends in order to facilitate better and more insightful decisions about the future.

This session is intended to promote clarity and ensure that the application of predictive business analytics is relevant to all financial and other business functions.
After attending this event you will be able to:
Design/develop an effective Predictive Business Analytics capability with a high performing team
Select KPIs and ensure their relevance and alignment to strategies and operating plans
Understand what it takes to build your organization’s Predictive Business Analytics capability
Recognize the role of the financial professional

Speakers

Larry Maisel, President, DecisionVu Group, Inc
Larry Maisel
President, DecisionVu Group, Inc
Larry is President of DecisionVu, a business advisory firm that assists companies to improve operating performance and business results. An accomplished business professional, with over 30 years of experience, with proven leadership skills and expertise to drive bottom-line profits through improving performance management practices including management reporting, strategic cost analysis, and operating process analytics; an excellent communicator; adept at cultivating C-level relationships; and strategic thinking.
  • Client experiences include Kraft, Unilever, MetLife, TIAA-CREF, Merck, Pfizer, BMS, Citigroup, Federal Reserve, ASCAP, NBC, Fox Cable, and many other Global companies.
  • Prior career experiences include Senior Partner at KPMG Consulting, Executive at PeopleSoft and Balanced Scorecard Collaborative, and founder DecisionVu Group
  • Recently, authored “Predictive Business Analytics – Forward-looking Capabilities to Improve Business Performance” published by John Wiley & Sons.
  • Frequent author, speaker, and adjunct professor at Columbia University’s Graduate School of Business and quest lecturer at Kellogg Graduate School of Management.
  • BA Economics, MBA Corporate Finance, and CPA/CGMA
Lindsey Smith, Senior Project Manager, Argyle Executive Forum
Lindsey Smith
Senior Project Manager, Argyle Executive Forum
Lindsey is the Senior Project Manager and Manager of Event Production for Argyle Executive Forum’s growing virtual division. She has been with Argyle since 2011 as a part of the Meeting Management & Operations team.

Prior to Argyle, Lindsey worked for ARAMARK in various locations and capacities – most recently as the Assistant Concessions Manager at the Oakland Coliseum.

A Virginia native, Lindsey holds a Bachelor of Business Administration degree with a concentration in Hospitality & Tourism Management from James Madison University and a minor in Exceptional Education. She is based in Texas.

Sponsor

Event Sponsor Centage
Centage - Budget Maestro® by Centage is an easy-to-use and scalable, automated budgeting, planning, and forecasting application. It is designed for small to mid-market companies and automates many of the time-consuming and error-prone activities associated with using spreadsheets to generate accurate budgets and forecasts. It features built in financial and business logic that allow users to build and update their budgets and forecasts and never worry about formulas, functions, links or any custom programming. It is the only solution in the market that offers synchronized P&L, Balance Sheet, and Cash Flow reporting that generate automatically and seamlessly update. Budget Maestro serves more than 7,000 users worldwide.

Continuing Education Information

Certified Public Accountant

  • Continuing Education Credit
    1 CPE Credit
  • Field of Study
    Finance
  • CPE Delivery Method
    Group-Internet
  • Program Location
    Online
  • Program Level
    Basic
  • Prerequisites
    No advanced preparation or prerequisites are required for this course.
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Continuing Professional Development

  • Continuing Education Credit
    1 Hour
  • Field of Study
    Finance
  • CPE Delivery Method
    Group-Internet
  • Program Location
    Online
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Certified Management Accountant

  • Continuing Education Credit
    1 CE Credit
  • Field of Study
    Finance
  • CE Delivery Method
    Group-Internet
  • Program Location
    Online
  • Program Level
    Basic
  • Prerequisites
    No advanced preparation or prerequisites are required for this course.
More information about CE Credits