2023 CFO Day - Man vs Machine: Who will lead business through the next decade?

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Exclusive for: Finance executives

Location: The Leonardo, Sandton, Johannesburg

Date & Time: 05 July 2023 11:00

Leading finance executives, join us at the CFO Day, the essential learning and networking event for CFOs. 

The theme for the day is Man vs Machine. We'll be brainstorming AI capabilities, when to let AI shine and when to put people at centre stage, and how this balance will be struck in the next decade. You'll hear from top South Africa executives and thought leaders about how their organisations are working with people AND technology to solve South Africa's most pressing business and social challenges.

You will be hearing from rock stars like Jason Quinn (Absa Group FD), Deon Viljoen (Discovery Group CFO), Sharon Naidoo (TransUnion CFO Africa), Riaan Koppeschaar (Exxaro CFO), Andries van Heerden (Afrimat CEO), Grace Harding (Ocean Basket CEO), Thobeka Ntshiza (Avis Southern Africa CFO) and Stavros Nicolaou (Aspen Pharma Group Senior Executive). 

Speaker lineup:

Andries van Heerden, CEO, Afrimat
Dale Deacon, VR creative technologist
Deon Vijoen, Group CFO, Discovery
Graeme Codrington, Futurist, TomorrowToday Global
Jason Quinn, Group Financial Director
Pat Mokgatle, Director Business Development, BDO South Africa
Riaan Koppeschaar, Director of Finance, Exxaro
Sharon Naidoo, CFO, TransUnion Africa
Steven Sidley, author and Professor of Practice at UJ
Thobeka Ntshiza, Financial Director, Zeda
Welela Dawit, CFO, Microsoft South Africa

A three-course lunch from the widely celebrated Aurum restaurant will be included, as well as sundowners on top of the second-tallest building in Africa!

We're also flying out award-winning founder, author and World Economic Forum Tech Pioneer Jos Dirkx. In her talk Why Great Ideas Die she will interrogate how to drive ROI and leverage collective intelligence within your Finance team.

Programme

09h30

Arrival, networking and drinks

10h00

Welcome to CFO Day: People power

  • Georgina Guedes, CFO South Africa Executive Community Director

10h15

Live walkthrough: An introduction to the metaverse

  • Dale Deacon, VR creative technologist

10h40

Tech in business: Making a real difference

  • Riaan Koppeschaar, Director of Finance, Exxaro 
  • Sharon Naidoo, CFO, TransUnion Africa

11h30

KEYNOTE

Why good ideas die: How to release the innovation contained in your teams

  • Jos Dirkx, Award-Winning Author and WEF Tech Pioneer 

12h15

X marks the spot: Fill in the CFO Survey to make your mark

12h30

Networking lunch: From the renowned Aurum restaurant

13h00

The Big Debate: Will AI sink us or save us?

  • Steven Sidley, author and Professor of Practice at UJ
  • Pat Mokgatle, Director Business Development, BDO South Africa
  • Welela Dawit, CFO, Microsoft South Africa 

13h30

Future-proof: Building a people-centric business

  • Deon Vijoen, Group CFO, Discovery 

13h40

Diversity: The power of people in building an African brand

  • Jason Quinn, Group Financial Director 

13h50

Connecting Humanity: Creating an enabling workplace environment that supports your vision

  • Thobeka Ntshiza, Financial Director, Zeda 

14h00

Total trust: How being true to your word makes business successful

  • Andries van Heerden, CEO, Afrimat

14h10

Business leaders look forward: What AI will do in the next decade

  • Deon Vijoen, Group CFO, Discovery 
  • Jason Quinn, Group Financial Director 
  • Thobeka Ntshiza, Financial Director, Zeda 
  • Andries van Heerden, CEO, Afrimat

15h15

Into the future, together: AI and people working side by side 

  • Graeme Codrington, Futurist, TomorrowToday Global 

16h00

Closing: The day that was

  • Georgina Guedes, CFO South Africa Executive Community Director

16h30

High-level networking: Sundowners at Alto234

 

Secure your attendance via email to Georgina Guedes, Executive Community Director, CFO South Africa.

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