Is Finance Ready for Predictive Analytics & AI?

A Seismic Evolution in Planning and Forecasting


Join us for breakfast at The Brewery, London on 23rd November to gain valuable insights from leaders in finance and technology, as they share their analysis on the latest trends in financial planning and forecasting.

Learn how the impact of cloud financial platforms, innovations in predictive analytics and even artificial intelligence, are transforming the finance function to deliver more value across their organisation.

Based on extensive independent research by industry experts, this will be the perfect event to gain insight into the Future of Finance.

When: Thursday 23rd November 2017

Where: The Brewery, 52 Chiswell St, London EC1Y 4SD

Time: 8am - 11am


Registration and Breakfast

Thought Leadership Presentation: The Future of Planning & Forecasting - Gary Simon, Chief Executive of FSN & Leader of the Modern Finance Forum for CFOs. - Gary will share some of the latest research into the future direction of Planning & Forecasting, including;

  • What factors drive forecast accuracy and insight?
  • The role of non-financial data, for example, CRM (Customer Relationship data) in forecast accuracy and the planning horizon.
  • Does technology really make a difference to forecast accuracy. What does it mean to be cutting-edge?
  • What is the future of experimental technologies such as AI and machine learning?

Coffee Break

Analytics, Dashboards & Reporting in the Cloud - We will explore what analytics and reporting are possible today using a variety of techniques to achieve a 360-degree view across front and back office operations.

Dashboards, Predictive Analytics and even AI - Finance looking into the Future, Joe Thomas, Solution Evangelist - Analytics, FinancialForce. - Joe will look into the future for analytics and reporting discussing how predictive and AI technology such as Einstein from Salesforce will revolutionise, real-time, cross business analysis & provide the basis for future business predictions.

Customer Case Study - David Warburton-Broadhurst, CIO at M24Seven - David will deliver some fascinating insights into how his business reporting and planning is being transformed with dashboard analysis across multiple cloud applications. He will also look to the near future, as M24Seven plans to use the very latest in predictive analysis to forecast major business trends such as customers propensity to renew contracts and as a result, take mitigating actions.

About the Speakers:

Gary Simon, Chief Executive of Finance Systems News & Leader of the Modern Finance Forum for CFOs. Gary Simon is in the "Top 10" most viewed Leaders profiles on Linkedin in the UK. He is a highly sought-after lecturer and trusted provider of 'thought leadership' and analysis about finance and business systems for CFO's around the world. An expert on the issues and challenges affecting the CFO’s role.

Joe Thomas, Solution Evangelist - Analytics, FinancialForce. Joe is an evangelist & recognised expert in analytics, business intelligence and the cloud. Based in Silicon Valley but operating globally he has worked with cutting edge technologies throughout his career.

David Warburton-Broadhurst, CIO at M24SevenDavid is An experienced IT Professional with a successful track record delivering multi-million-pound programmes including financial reporting & analysis as well as business forecasting.

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