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The digitally-savvy CFO: unleashing your team's potential

9th May 2019, San Francisco

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Location: Dirty Habit

Synopsis

In a new research report, Agile Finance, Unleashed: The Key Traits of Digital Finance Leaders, the Association of International Certified Professional Accountants and Oracle surveyed 700+ senior finance executives globally to track their progress across key metrics – including adoption of AI, advanced analytics, process automation, and machine learning.

The results: finance leaders know that digital transformation and emerging technologies are key to achieving operational excellence, digital intelligence, and business influence. Yet only 32% of respondents have made enough progress to be described as digital finance leaders.

So what gives these leaders an edge over the rest?
Join Meet the Boss, Oracle and your industry peers for dinner and discovery into what sets the leaders apart from the laggards – and how CFOs can become invaluable business partners.

Agenda

6:30 – 7:00 pm – Welcome Drinks Reception
7:00 – 7:10 pm – Introduction from Master of Ceremonies
7:10 – 7:40 pm – Featured Conversation with Oracle and AICPA
7:40 – 8:50 pm – Three-course dinner complemented with table discussion points
8:50 – 9:00 pm – Wrap up and closing remarks from Oracle

Discussion Topics

  • Operational excellence: incorporating intelligent technologies like AI, ML and blockchain
  • Digital intelligence: building the analytical skills and personal capabilities needed to interrogate data effectively
  • Business influence: freeing up talent to focus on digital disruption and influence digital strategy

Guest Speakers

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Eric Kinnoin, VP of Finance, Oracle

Eric Kinnoin is currently the VP of finance at Oracle, leading the $20B customer and support services finance organization. This is a global role covering all regions with staff in Australia, Europe, Japan, Singapore and the US. As part of his current role, Eric is overseeing the transition from a traditional (on-prem) software model to a cloud based consumption model. He also oversees the forecasting, budgeting, etc. for this line of business. CSS includes customer support, advanced customer services, education, managed cloud services, and several other key groups for Oracle such as IT.

A 4 year veteran of Oracle, Eric previously spent 16 years at HP in a variety of businesses and functions including printing, PCs, managed services, and the enterprise business. Prior to HP, he worked at the American Funds, based in Los Angeles.

Eric holds a BA in marketing from Point Loma Nazarene University as well as a MBA from Sacramento State University. He has also completed executive education courses with the IESE business school in Barcelona and the University of Michigan in Ann Arbor.

Outside of work, Eric’s interests include cycling and skiing as well as spending time with his wife and 3 children.

 

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Ash Noah, Managing Director of CGMA Learning, Education & Development at Association of International Certified Professional Accountants

Ash Noah, CPA, CGMA, FCMA, is Managing Director of CGMA Learning, Education & Development at the Association of International Certified Professional Accountants.

In this role, he engages with CFOs and Finance Leaders worldwide to understand how finance teams are evolving and guides Association’s initiatives to ensure that the Chartered Global Management Accountant (CGMA) learning content, syllabus and examinations are future-ready.

He works to make sure the CGMA designation continues to be recognized as the qualification of choice by employers and supports CGMA holders to help them create more value for their organizations in the digital age.

Ash joined the Association in 2012, and prior to that served as CFO of the International BU of TNT Express, the global transport and logistics provider and led finance teams in 45 countries through significant transformation.

Ash is a licensed U.S. CPA, a CGMA designation holder and a Fellow of CIMA. He is also an avid aviator. Ash is based in Durham, North Carolina.

About Oracle

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