Leading finance executives to respond to the "Adapt or Die" challenge at CFO Day 2019

On 23 July South Africa's leading CFOs gather to immerse themselves in an unparalleled learning experience.

On 23 July, 200 of South Africa’s leading CFOs will gather at Marble restaurant in Rosebank for an immersive learning and networking experience, where top speakers will share insight into how rapidly evolving technology, political uncertainty and ever-increasing competition have turned the business ecosystem into a jungle in which only the strongest and smartest survive and thrive. 

CFOs will be posed questions like “How can you win where others fail?”, “How do you change gears and pull ahead?” and “In an ‘Adapt or Die’ climate, how do you become a finance leader?” 

They will get to tap into the brightest minds in the country and learn from those who have charted the way to survival, revival and success. Speakers and pannelists include health and stress expert Richard Sutton, A2X CEO Kevin BradyT-Systems South Africa MD Dineo Molefe, G4S CEO Mel Brooks, Telkom CEO Sipho Maseko, SNG-GT CEO Victor Sekese and many more. 

They will also get a chance to unwind from the intense panel discussions with a side-splitting performance from comedian Pieter-Drik Uys

Workday, Deloitte, SAP Concur, Sage, KPMG and Cushman Wakefield | Broll are backing CFO Day and shared what they think CFOs should take away from the “Adapt or Die” theme: 

According to Sage executive vice-president Africa & Middle East Pieter Bensch, it’s all about keeping pace with the speed of change and the way new technologies and digital competitors are constantly reshaping customer expectations. 

Read more: Sage adapting to change with customer-led innovation 

According to Workday country MD Zuko Mdwaba, having the right technology to support your business is critical.

Read more: Embracing cloud instead of “cloudish” solutions is how Workday keeps up with the pace of innovation

According to SAP Concur regional director of Africa Angelique Montalto, adapting to changes in your business environment is not just about reinvention. “Keeping ahead requires constant evolution.”

Read more: Don’t throw out working business strategy in the name of reinvention 

According to Deloitte chief digital and innovation officer Valter Adão, executives need to embrace the mindset that being a know-it-all is of less value than being a learn-it-all. 

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