Workday's must-see Finance Indaba line-up tackles change and challenges


Learn to tackle transitions with Finance Indaba Platinum Sponsor Workday on 3 and 4 October.

Join Workday, the Second Most Innovative Company in the World (according to Forbes), as the company delivers sessions about changes in your business and challenges that arise with the progression of technology and an uncertain economy. 

Workday will be presenting a number of speakers in the streams “Leaders, Entrepreneurs and Innovators” and “Imagine the Future”.

  • Dave Sohigian, CTO, EMEA at Workday, will be talking about the advantages and change that moving to fast-developing cloud technology will bring to your businesses. 
  • Frederic Portal, Senior Product Marketing Manager, EMEA at Workday, will be teaching CFOs how to leverage a modern finance system as their roles change to becoming an entrepreneur in their organisation.
  • Zuko Mdwaba, Country Leader at Workday, will be interviewing one of their own clients about their move to Workday and what they learnt and achieved through this process.

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Don’t miss the chance for change with this programme: 



Cloud technology has developed quickly and moved from hype to reality over the last decade. There are countless advantages to moving to the Cloud and the transformation that it entails is more than just technology. In this session with Dave Sohigian, CTO Workday EMEA, you will learn how the most successful companies moved to the Cloud with their core applications and are redefining the future of work and business. Don't miss your chance to hear from one of the world's leading professionals and learn all you need to know about a transition for your business.

Room: Bill Gallagher | Top Speakers

14.00 - 14.45      ROLE OF THE CFO LEADER CHANGING TO CFO ENTREPRENEUR with Frederic Portal (Senior Product Marketing Manager, EMEA at Workday)

Economic uncertainty, increased regulatory requirements and increased investor scrutiny have forced the CFO into the spotlight. CFOs face never-ending pressure to cut costs, grow revenue and ensure control. Their role has changed to become an entrepreneur within the organisation. Join this session to hear how the CFO can leverage a modern finance system to address these new challenges. By redefining their approach to resilience, intelligence, leadership and talent, today’s finance leaders can play a vital role in transforming the enterprise for the digital age.

Room: Ballroom 3 | Leaders, Entrepreneurs and Innovators


13.00 - 13.45      LEARN TO SHAVE ON SOMEONE ELSE’S FACE with Zuko Mdwaba (Country Leader at Workday)

In this brutally honest and forthright session, Zuko Mdwaba, Workday South Africa Country Leader, will interview a client about their move to Workday - the pain, the hard yards and of course the outcome. If you're wondering what makes Workday one of the world’s fastest- growing technology businesses then come and hear from their clients. Ask your questions, get some perspective and make sure you're learning alongside the best.

Room: Boardroom 5 | Imagine The Future

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