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Reducing Risk in a Dynamic Environment with the Cloud

Date: Wednesday, October 23, 2013
Time: 2:00 pm - 3:00 pm EDT There are no CPE Credits for this Solution Demonstration.
Understanding and effectively managing financial and operational risk exposures is a challenge faced by companies of all sizes. Finance leaders are increasing taking ownership of risk management at their companies in addition to taking on more direct leadership of company growth initiatives. Discover how Finance leaders from fast-growing start-ups to the Fortune 500 are turning to the Cloud to help them identify, mitigate, and manage dynamic risk exposures across the enterprise, and allowing them to focus more on driving company growth and shareholder value. This webinar will feature a case study detailing how one company has successfully leveraged the cloud in elevating the effectiveness of its risk management programs while subsequently driving successful growth initiatives.


Ian Halifax, CFO, Host Analytics, Inc.
Ian Halifax
CFO, Host Analytics, Inc.
Ian Halifax has vast experience in fast-growing software and solutions companies. Prior to joining Host Analytics, Ian was CFO at Grass Valley, a leading provider of technology solutions for broadcast media companies. Prior to that, he spent 4 years as CFO at Wind River Systems, an embedded operating systems software provider, driving significant increases in revenue and profitability prior to its sale to Intel. He was also CFO at Micromuse, a provider of network management software, which was acquired by IBM . As CFO at Macrovision, he helped the company grow from less than $50M in revenues in 1999 to over $200M in revenues in 2004. In the early part of his career, he held numerous finance positions at technology companies including Sun Microsystems and Wang Labs, as well as spending time at KPMG. Educated in the United Kingdom, he holds a BA from the University of York and an MBA from Henley Management College. He is a Certified Public Accountant and Certified Management Accountant.
Shane Riddle, Manager, Financial Planning & Analysis, Planar Systems, Inc.
Shane Riddle
Manager, Financial Planning & Analysis, Planar Systems, Inc.
Shane is a seasoned finance professional and entrepreneur with varied industry experience in software, hi-tech manufacturing and digital advertising and has worked with companies ranging in size from start-up to Fortune 500. He currently leads the financial planning and analysis function at Planar Systems, Inc (NASDAQ: PLNR), a leader in the high-end global display market, located in the Portland, Oregon area, where he recently played a leading role in the implementation of a new ERP system (Microsoft Dynamics AX) and cloud-based performance management suite (Host Analytics). In his role at Planar his group is looked upon for new product business planning, strategic planning, budgeting and forecasting and other general business analysis. Shane earned his B.S. in Business Management from Corban University and MBA from the Atkinson Graduate School of Management at Willamette University.
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 Host Analytics
Host Analytics - Host Analytics is the leader in cloud-based financial applications for planning, consolidation, reporting and analytics. Host Analytics enterprise performance management (EPM) customers benefit from improved business agility, improved security, and lower overall cost compared to legacy on-premises alternatives. World-class companies like NEC, Burlington Coat Factory, and Crocs trust Host Analytics to power their strategic financial processes. Host Analytics is a fast-growing, private company backed by leading venture capitalists and is headquartered in Silicon Valley with offices around the globe.
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There are no CPE Credits for this Solution Demonstration.