Standard Bank's insightful sessions set to attract crowds at Finance Indaba

Finance Indaba diamond sponsor Standard Bank to deliver valuable sessions on 3 and 4 October.

Diamond Sponsor Standard Bank will be presenting a variety of fascinating speakers at the Finance Indaba Africa 2018 on 3 and 4 October at the Sandton Convention Centre, on subjects ranging from business growth to accounting and finance to digital integration. 

The speakers will be touching on topics such as, “Imagine The Future”, “Leaders, Entrepreneurs and Innovators” and “Smart Business”

  • Lebuhang Monama, Manager of Small Enterprises at Standard Bank, will be sharing the truth and fundamentals about acquiring funding for growing your business. 
  • Willi Chavalala, Head of Business Banking at Standard Bank, Gauteng, will give a brutally honest assessment of the changing nature of banking and what accountants could learn from the bank. 
  • Siva Reddy, Manager of TPS at Standard Bank, Gauteng, will unpack how to drive great efficiency and integration with digital integration with Standard Bank. 
  • Zimkhitha Zatu, Head of EDGE at Standard Bank, will tell you how the bank was able to provide for the specific needs of accountants and through them, the entrepreneurs whose businesses they service. (more here)
  • Sean Berrington will also be sharing his journey and perspective as a Standard Bank CFO in a session called Leaders and Innovators - A CFO's Perspective, hosted by CFO South Africa. 

Don’t miss a chance for advice from these experts with this programme: 

3 October 

12.00 - 12.45      GROWING BUSINESS? THE TRUTH ABOUT FUNDING with  Lebuhang Monama (Manager Small Enterprises at Standard Bank)

Whether you're running a business, helping one grow as the accountant or simply wanting to know how to take that next step in business, this session is for you. Designed to give you the fundamentals of funding and help you on your commercial journey, it will give you the chance to have your questions and funding queries demystified. Get here early - this session will be oversubscribed!

Room: Boardroom 5 | Imagine The Future

13.00 - 13.45      EVOLVING YOUR VALUE PROPOSITION – WHAT ACCOUNTANTS COULD LEARN FROM THE BANK! With Willie Chavalala (Head of Business Banking, Gauteng at Standard Bank)

A brutally honest assessment of the changing nature of banking, Willie Chavalala, Head of Business Banking Gauteng, will share the journey and the most important lessons. If you're thinking about how to evolve your value proposition then this might be the most interesting perspective you'll get at Finance Indaba!

Ballroom 3 | Leaders, Entrepreneurs and Innovators

13.00 - 13.45     WALKING A DIGITAL ROAD – ISN’T IT TIME YOU ASKED MORE FROM YOUR BANK? With Siva Reddy (Manager, TPS, Gauteng at Standard Bank)

You're looking for more transactional efficiency but worried about security. You need seamless integration and service that puts you first. In this session, Siva Reddy, Head of Transactional Products and Services Gauteng Standard Bank, will unpack the journey towards becoming the bank every accountant wants to work with. If you're looking to drive great efficiency and integration with your bank, this session will give you the edge.

Room: Boardroom 2 | Smart Business

4 October 

10.00 - 10.45      SHAPING THE FUTURE OF BANKING WITH ACCOUNTANTS AND ENTREPRENEURS with Zimkhitha Zatu (Head of EDGE at Standard Bank)

Zimkhitha Zatu, Head of EDGE (Standard Bank’s newly launched offering), unpacks how the bank was able to practically leverage design thinking and lean innovation methodologies to develop a proposition that delivers on the specific needs of accountants and through them, the entrepreneurs whose businesses they service. Learn more about: - The Power of Accountant (POA) mandate, which allows accountants to have access to their clients’ information, bypassing the usual red ‘red tape’. - The Delightful Service Arena (DSA), which specialises in supporting accountants and entrepreneurs. - How accountants can continue to shape this offering to propel entrepreneurs and accelerate their business growth.

Room: Ballroom 3 | Leaders, Entrepreneurs and Innovators

13.00 - 13.45      LEADERS AND INNOVATORS - A CFO'S PERSPECTIVE with Sean Berrington (CFO at Standard Bank) and Storme McDonalds (CFO at RMB)

Finance is very often the make or break of innovative efforts in any organisation. In this session we ask two leading CFOs to share their journey and give us a sense of what has worked and what has not. If you’re responsible for innovation or wondering what role you should be playing, then you simply have to make this session part of your Finance Indaba learning!

Room: Ballroom 3 | Leaders, Entrepreneurs and Innovators
Hosted by: CFO South Africa

15.00 - 15.45      WALKING A DIGITAL ROAD – ISN’T IT TIME YOU ASKED MORE FROM YOUR BANK? With Siva Reddy (Manager, TPS, Gauteng at Standard Bank)

You're looking for more transactional efficiency but worried about security; you need seamless integration and service that puts you first. In this session, Siva Reddy, Head of Transactional Products and Services Gauteng Standard Bank, will unpack the journey towards becoming the bank every accountant wants to work with. If you're looking to drive great efficiency and integration with your bank, this session will give you the edge.

Room: Boardroom 2 | Smart Business