Finance Indaba programme: Leading with data and insight - #findaba16

The Finance Indaba Africa 2016 is almost upon us and it is time to start looking at what exactly lies ahead at the Sandton Convention Centre on 13 and 14 October 2016. Every day until the event, we will shine a light on the parts of the amazing programme. Today: Finance leading with data and insight, a two-day programme opening up the world of analytics and technology.

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Boardroom 5

13 October 2016

10.15 - 11.00 Leading with insight - Are you a strategic CFO?
Global thought leader Dr Ajit Kambil answers seven essential questions that differentiate CFOs with strategic ability from the rest. With an eye for critical constraints, uncertainties and performance, the strategic CFO can empower others to innovate, dare and develop, without losing sight of the importance of value creation for today. Don't miss this unique session in which the global insights from the Deloitte CFO programme will be shared with South African finance professionals.
By: Dr Ajit Kambil (Managing Director at Deloitte LLP Global CFO Programme)
Hosted by: Deloitte

11.15 - 12.00 XBRL and the role of technology
XBRL is back and this time with more presence than ever. Join us in a discussion around the current state of XBRL in South Africa. What impact is XBRL going to have on your company and what can technology bring to the table?
By: Kathy Hart (Principal Consultant Data & Analytics at KPMG)
Hosted by: KPMG

12.15 - 13.00 Stolen hours: The truth about absenteeism and how you can control it
Absenteeism costs South Africa up to R16 billion per year. But there is good news: the risks and harmful effects on scheduling, overtime and productivity can be controlled. Join our session and let us show you how to regain control and reclaim increased levels of productivity and profitability. Cut your operational costs, be compliant and increase your efficiencies - TOP UP your bottom line.
Hosted by: Bytes Systems Integration

13.15 - 14.00 Tell it like it is, you have nothing to lose
Digital platforms are improving rapidly, so the ability for organisations to communicate with shareholders, employees and all stakeholders increases accordingly. With this, the burden to improve your transparency increases. The question is: are you doing anything to drive this transparency and do you understand the risks of not embracing the change?
By: Alban Atkinson (Managing Director at Ince)
Hosted by: Ince

14.15 - 15.00 Analytics and Cognitive are Here for Finance
By: Sandip Roy (IBM)
Hosted by: IBM

15.15 - 16.00 Reporting, Results and Risk
By: Leonore Kerrigan (OpenText)
Hosted by: Open Text

16:15 - 17:00: Breaking Limitations
By: Jeremy Hurter (Keyrus)

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14 October 2016

10.15 - 11.00 Modern finance in a digital age
The AdvanceNet Group will be showcasing easily implementable technology enhancements that will help with automating of the accounting process, filling the gap left by ERP and CRM systems and thereby strengthening controls, lowering compliance risks, and introducing greater efficiencies and visibility into every step of the accounting process. We will also be addressing the digital age and how to improve operational excellence.
By: Bridgette Ward (Sales Manager at AdvanceNet), Tony Sinton (Managing Director at Netstock), Sean van den Berg (Professional Services Consultant at AdvanceNet), Gavin Winnan (Financial Manager at AdvanceNet)
Hosted by: AdvanceNet Group

11.15 - 12.00 See the whole story that lives within your data
Are you confident in the decisions you're making? Have you ever wondered if you're using data as well as you could, or if you're really making data-driven decisions? Your organisation is creating and storing lots of data, but are you taking full advantage of the insights hidden within it? See the insights you need to make better decisions!
By: Davide Hanan (Managing Director at QlikView South Africa)
Hosted by: QlikView

12.15 - 13.00 We've transformed, what's your excuse?
Ince is an almost 100-year-old, family-owned business which started out as a traditional printing business. It has undergone a dramatic and radical transformation from print to digital. Sentimentality plays no role in making tough decisions to change direction to meet the needs of the future. In this unique session, MD Alban Atkinson will share the journey of transformation as well as the internal cultural challenges faced and overcome.
By: Alban Atkinson (Managing Director at Ince)
Hosted by: Ince

13.15 - 14.00 Is your treasury penny wise but pound foolish?
Are you still using Excel as a Treasury Management system because you believe a system is too expensive and difficult to implement? Treasury Technologies will show you how the Kyriba Treasury Cloud can be deployed to optimise global cash visibility, improve financial controls, and increase operational productivity across cash and liquidity, payments, supply chain finance and risk management operations.
By: Rudolph Janse van Rensburg (CEO at Treasury Technologies)
Hosted by: Treasury Technologies

14.15 - 15.00 Transforming financial attitudes on a worldwide stage
Do you seize the opportunities that smart solutions can offer your business? Business and technology solutions can change the way you do business. In this unique workshop you will learn how your peers gain operational efficiencies, reduce costs and increase business growth, as the award-winning and most trusted name in the implementation, support and training of Sage and Qlikview products shares knowledge, experience and business cases.
Hosted by: Lorge

15.15 - 16.00 Steering Business Performance with Cognitive Analytics
Hosted by: IBM