Breakthrough finance: Presenting the Sage CFO 3.0 research

Join an executive panel of experts in an exclusive Sage virtual event about the shifting role of the CFO.

On Thursday, 6 August from 3pm to 5pm, Sage and a panel of experts will be exploring insights from a new research study with senior finance decision-makers in South Africa – highlighting the fundamental shift in the role of the CFO. 

The Sage CFO 3.0 research was well-timed, especially for South Africa – the first Sage region to survey CFOs and other senior financial decision-makers about the impact of Covid-19 on their business operations.

The free virtual event will explore how finance professionals are navigating the disruptive business environment while supporting their organisation to adapt faster, uncover opportunities and realise new levels of efficiencies. 

“The research results reveal how the vast majority of CFOs continue to adapt their organisations and contribute towards digital transformation by driving the implementation of technology within their businesses,” says Pieter Bensch, Sage Africa & Middle East executive vice president.
 
“Considering the insights gained, what has been interesting to see, but not surprising, is how CFOs have adapted during Covid-19, which has not only had a massive impact on many businesses but has proven to be a catalyst to accelerate this fundamental shift,” he adds. 

Arthur Goldstuck will be presenting the key research findings based on insights from the new research study commissioned by Sage, showcasing the fundamental shifts in the finance world that have brought about the realisation of the “CFO 3.0”.

The executive panel, moderated by CNBC Africa financial anchor Fifi Peters, will discuss the research findings, with practical advice on navigating uncertainty and delivering data-driven insights to manage disruption within the finance function. 

The panel will consist of: 

  • Fin24 editor Ron Derby
  • Sage Chief Technology officer Aaron Harris
  • Sage Africa & Middle East Executive Vice President Pieter Bensch 
  • FutureProof SA CFO Lerato Nkabinde

They will then debate what visionary CFOs are doing to ride the technology wave while capitalising on emerging trends. 

Attendees will also get a chance to ask the panel questions at the end of the virtual event. Click here to reigster now.