CFO's Changing Role with Digitalization and Other Trends

26 JUNE 2018
8:30 - 10:30 AM

About the event

The event will provide a solid overview of the latest CFO trends in financial controlling, steering, and business support. The speaker will touch on the issues of new technologies, including robotics, advanced analytics, shared economy, and how these trends could be used by an effective CFO to improve a company's performance and increase its value.

The presentation will use practical examples from a number of well-known companies, as well as show the results of the 2017 trend survey conducted by Horváth & Partners among employees of different size financial firms across Central Europe and the Middle East.

Join us to find out more on the topic from a guest speaker, Christian Barte, one of the most experienced and highly-qualified consulting managers and principal in the Media & Telecoms Center at the management consulting firm Horváth & Partners.

The main points:
  • The presentation will provide insights on the latest CFO trends
  • The following topics will be discussed: corporate performance management, financial controlling, reporting, planning, steering, and business decision support
  • The impact of digitalization on the corporate performance management, the role of new technologies, like robotics, advanced analytics and shared economy
  • How CFOs are using new technologies to be more effective and improve performance of companies
  • A deep dive into Robotics Process Automation and Advanced Analytics, and how to use them to improve financial performance and make better investment decisions
  • Insights into the changing role of the CFO, how this transformation is reorganizing companies and what it means to investors
  • A summary of what investors should be aware of when engaging with operating CFOs
Christian Barte
Principal in the Media & Telecoms Center at the management consulting firm Horváth & Partners
Christian Barte is a Principal in the Media & Telecoms Center at the management consulting firm Horváth & Partners. He advises clients in finance & controlling, investmend decisions and operational excellence in Europe, the Middle East and Asia.
Before joining Horváth & Partners, he spent 8 years with Orange Business Services as Head of Business Profitability Analysis, 5 years as a Partner with the management consulting firm Detecon International and 4 years as a Financial Analyst with AT&T Global Business Services.
Christian Barte obtained an Executive Master of Business Administration from Kellogg's Northwestern University, a Diplombetriebswirt (FH) degree in Foreign Commerce from the University of Applied Sciences of Pforzheim and a Maîtrise from the Ecole Supérieure du Commerce Extérieure in Paris.
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Moscow, Nizhny Susalny lane, 5/19
Business center "ARMA", 4th floor (Mazars office)

By metro
Kurskaya (ring) ~5 min
Kurskaya (Arbatsko-Pokrovskaya) ~5 min
Exit from the metro following the signs:
"Kazakova street"
"the Gogol theatre"
"to long-distance trains"
In the underground tunnel move along the left side until the left turn
(sign: to the Gogol theatre/Kazakova street), continue your way
straight inside the tunnel.
After exiting the tunnel turn right and follow straight until you reach
the building 5/19.
By car
Paid parking available on the territory of ARMA - 100 RUB per hour/
per entrance. Paying by cash only at any exit point.
1. From Sadovoe ring
- On the outside of Sadovoe Ring, turn right to Kazakova street
- After passing the Gogol theatre turn right at T-junction
- Move down the lane until you reach the entrance 3 or entrance 1
2. From Sadovoe ring
- On the outside of the Sadovoe Ring, turn right at the sign to Verkhnyaya
Syromyatnicheskaya street
- At the fork (Y) turn left on 4th Syromyatnichesky lane, then turn left on
Mrzuvoskiy lane
- Move up until you reach the entrance 2
3. From the Yauza embankment
- On the embankment Tupoleva take the turn to Mrzuvoskiy lane
- Follow the lane until you reach T-junction (right after gas station
«Tatneft») and then turn right
- You will get to the entrance 2

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