Sponsored by Longview
TIME: 12:00 PM ET

Webcast Summary

As finance leaders take responsibility for informing and contributing to their companies' strategic decisions and long-term plans, they are recognizing that they need to expand their purview beyond finance.

To do so, finance executives must take the lead in breaking down organizational barriers to sharing knowledge. By eliminating informational silos, and by aligning financial metrics with a variety of other internal and external sources, a finance leader can present a complete picture of a company's performance while revealing opportunities to improve it.

By attending this Webcast, you will learn:

  • How the role of the CFO is evolving from that of a steward of financial data to that of a strategic partner, 
  • What types of nonfinancial data finance leaders are relying on to broaden their understanding of, and recognize opportunities to improve, their companies' performance,
  • What challenges finance leaders are most likely to encounter with identifying performance indicators, and with gathering information about them, beyond the realm of finance, and
  • How finance leaders can apply the latest advances in analytics to improve visibility into their companies' current performance and inform their companies' long-term plans for the future.

About the Speakers

Bryan Lapidus, Director, FP&A Practice, AFP
Bryan Lapidus has more than 20 years of experience in the corporate FP&A and treasury space working at organizations like American Express, Fannie Mae, and private-equity-owned companies. At AFP he is the staff subject matter expert on FP&A, which includes designing content to meet the needs of the profession and helping keep members current on developing topics. Bryan also manages the FP&A Advisory Council, which acts as a voice to align AFP with the needs of the profession.
Holly Lyke-Ho-Gland, Principal Research Lead, APQC

Holly Lyke-Ho-Gland is a principal research lead for process and performance management with APQC. She focuses on best practices in business processes, change management, corporate strategy, and research and development. In her role with APQC, she is responsible for conducting and publishing research on process management, continuous improvement, benchmarking, strategic planning, and organizational performance management.
Nathanael Powrie, Executive Vice President, Data Analytics, Maine Pointe

Nathanael Powrie is Executive Vice President of Data Analytics with the consultancy Maine Pointe. He has more than a decade of experience with helping companies leverage advanced analytics to redesign their business models and drive cost reductions.
Bo Stojanovich, Vice President, Strategic Initiatives, Longview

Bo has 19 years of experience implementing financial and operational planning and analytics solutions. He brings together a rare mix of technical expertise and financial acumen. Bo leads the Sales Engineering arm of Longview's Cloud Platform and works directly with many Fortune 500 customers.

About the Moderator

Joe Fleischer, Editorial Director, Finance Channel, Argyle Group
In his role as finance channel editorial director with Argyle Group, Joe Fleischer focuses on developing webinars about topics that reflect the primary concerns and priorities of senior finance executives. He is based in New York.
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Field of Study: Finance
Level: Intermediate
Prerequisite: None
Advance Preparation: None required
Delivery Method: Group Internet-based
Recommended CPE Credit(s): 1 

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