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Business on the Cloud: Enhancing financial, digital and operational resilience

Webinar |
Speakers include:
Byron Flores

Byron Flores

Novartis

Anna Manz

Anna Manz

Johnson Matthey

Dermot Murray

Dermot Murray

Workiva

Overview

How do you take a long-term controlled approach to technology planning and create the conditions to be resilient?

The on demand video will be available until  Wednesday 29th July - watch to explore the best practices for capturing the value of the cloud and getting ahead of the game on the road to resilience and recovery.

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Full Overview

Cloud systems that decentralise business functions have proven their value in recent months, helping companies and their employees to adapt to new ways of working. Now the pressure is on senior management and their departments to digitally boost the long-term resilience and flexibility of all processes, from IT and operational planning to financial reporting and compliance. By enabling continuous monitoring, evaluation and feedback, the cloud can build trust and confidence in management and governance.

This webinar, organised by the FT in partnership with Workiva, will discuss the challenges faced by corporate financial, operational and digital leaders as they seek to optimise the use of cloud technology, leveraging its power to integrate and rationalise work functions and enhance business resilience.

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Speakers (3)

Byron Flores

Byron Flores

Global Head of Digital Finance
Novartis

Byron Flores is heading the digital transformation agenda for finance in the Technical Operations Unit of one of the biggest Pharma Companies in the World, coming from an extensive experience in Finance as a CFO in the Netherlands and several positions in America in business planning, accounting, auditing and operations. He has a doctorate in Business Administration and a master degree in Finance.

Anna Manz

Anna Manz

Chief Finance Officer
Johnson Matthey

Anna Manz joined Johnson Matthey as Chief Finance Officer in October 2016. Previously she was Group Strategy Director and a member of the Executive Committee at Diageo plc. During 17 years at Diageo, Anna held a series of senior roles, including Finance Director Spirits North America, Group Treasurer and Finance Director Asia Pacific. Anna is a qualified management accountant with a degree in Chemistry.

Dermot Murray

Dermot Murray

EMEA General Manager
Workiva

Dermot Murray leads the team in EMEA and is responsible for sales, services, business strategy, marketing, alliances, support and technical teams driving client value for Workiva’s customers in the region. Prior to joining Workiva, Dermot was Vice President at Equifax and IBM and he also founded and built a global consulting company based in San Francisco with clients around the world. Dermot has also held leadership positions in a number of startup businesses where he helped set up their professional services and sales organisations. Dermot holds an MBA Degree from Duke University, Fuqua School of Business where we graduated as Fuqua Scholar from their Global Executive Program. He also holds a Masters Degree in Engineering with a focus on Electronic Control System Design from Dublin City University, Ireland.

Moderator (1)

Chris Nuttall

Chris Nuttall

Senior Technology Writer
Financial Times

Chris Nuttall is the FT's Senior Technology Writer.  He was formerly the Technology Media Telecoms News Editor, working within the Companies section at the Financial Times. Previously, he worked on new FT services: developing newsletters, including #techFT, FT Opening Quote and First FT, and as a writer on fastFT, the breaking news service. He returned to London in 2013 after nine years in the San Francisco bureau, where he was Technology Correspondent and a personal tech columnist. He joined the FT in 2001 on FT Marketwatch - a forerunner to fastFT. Prior to joining the FT, Chris was at the BBC for 17 years, where he served as a foreign correspondent in Ankara, Colombo and Washington. He was World Editor at the founding of the BBC News website, before becoming the broadcaster’s first Internet Correspondent. He won the award for telecoms reporting at the 2000 Business Journalist of the Year Awards, while at the Sunday Business newspaper, and was the Senior Writer on the European edition of the Industry Standard magazine. He began his career in journalism in 1978, after graduating from University College London with a degree in English Literature. 

Agenda - 1st Jul

  • 10:45am
    Access to webinar opens
  • 11:00am
    Introduction from the Chair:

    Chris Nuttall, Senior Technology Writer, Financial Times 

  • 11:05am
    Discussion Panel

    Byron Flores, Global Head of Digital Finance, Novartis

    Anna Manz, Chief Finance Officer, Johnson Matthey

    Dermot Murray, General Manager - EMEA, Workiva 

  • 11:40am
    Q&A
  • 11:50am
    Closing remarks from Financial Times chair

Key Discussion Points

  • How do you take a long-term controlled approach to technology planning and create the conditions to be resilient?
  • When dealing with the challenge of decentralised business functions, how do you maintain data lineage and control?
  • With an increase in remote working, how do you optimise efficiency and collaboration across teams, regions and time zones?
  • To what extent can cloud capability improve governance and reporting to stakeholders, and enhance sustainable decision-making?
  • How can returns on your technology investment be achieved? 
  • In what ways can early adopters connect disparate cloud infrastructure and optimise its use?
  • What can be done to facilitate the deployment of new systems? How do you prepare your employees and encourage cultural change?
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Presented By (2)

Workiva (NYSE:WK) created Wdesk, a cloud-based productivity platform for enterprises to collect, link, report and analyze business data with control and accountability. Thousands of organizations, including over 65% of the 500 largest U.S. corporations by total revenue, use Wdesk. The platform’s proprietary word processing, spreadsheet and presentation applications are integrated and built upon a data management engine, offering synchronized data, controlled collaboration, granular permissions and a full audit trail. Wdesk helps mitigate enterprise risk, improve productivity and give users confidence to make decisions with real-time data. Workiva employs more than 1,200 people with offices in 16 cities. The company is headquartered in Ames, Iowa. For more information, visit workiva.com.