“We are not living in the information age anymore, but we have moved into the communication age, where social media and relationships are becoming crucial elements of our daily work.” Those were the words of Aarti Takoordeen, CFO of the JSE Limited, who gave a snappy, thought-provoking presentation during the 5th CFO South Africa event, which took place in the Saxon Boutique Hotel in Johannesburg on Thursday 3 October.
Building social platforms and strengthening relationships amongst top professionals has been one of the key elements during the first year of CFO South Africa's existence. Thursday's event was the biggest, boldest and best event so far, providing network opportunities and a host of parallel breakaway sessions where the country's CFOs and top finance professionals could discuss the challenges and opportunities of the present and future.
Director Melle Eijckelhoff of CFO South Africa hosted two round tables, one facilitated by IT company Oracle and the other one by Transparent, a specialist in accounts payable analysis. Masterclasses were hosted by software firms CSQ Technology Holdings and Readsoft, while dynamic presentations were given by management consulting firm IQ Business and Victor Sekese, the inspiring CEO of SizweNtsalubaGobodo (SNG), the largest black owned accounting firm in the country.
Please check back on this website later for more impressions from the 5th CFO South Africa event. The next events will take place in 2014, culminating in a CFO Day and a one-of-a-kind awards show on 15 May 2014. The first CFO South Africa Event of 2014 will take place on April 3rd on Capital & Finance in Sandton and you can already register here.
Please view the photos from the 5th CFO South Africa Event at the Saxon Boutique Hotel here.
If you also want to be part of the leading South African CFO community or you want to know more about hosting a CFO South Africa event, you are most welcome to get in touch with CFO SA. Please contact Jurriën Morsch at [email protected]