Conference Day One: Thursday, 19 October 2017

8:00 AM - 8:30 AM Registration and Welcome Coffee

8:30 AM - 8:40 AM Opening Remarks by IQPC

8:40 AM - 8:50 AM Opening Remarks from the Chairperson

Shari Frew, Head of Finance Transformation, Griffith University

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Shari Frew

Head of Finance Transformation
Griffith University

Session

8:50 AM - 9:30 AM Keynote: Leading Finance Teams of the Future, Today

Liz Warrell,, General Manager Finance, Consumer Banking & Wealth, National Australia Bank


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Liz Warrell,

General Manager Finance, Consumer Banking & Wealth
National Australia Bank
In this panel, our CFO panel experts will come together to discuss what transformation strategies they’re employing in their own leading organisations, to help you benefit from their experience and expertise.
· The current business climate driving finance transformation
· The challenges faced by the CFO and the finance team
· Business partnering – an essential for finance transformation
· The required skill shift in the finance professional – will future finance professionals require an accounting qualification?

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Kulwant Singh- Pangly

Chief Financial Officer
QSuper Group
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Paul Stevenage

Chief Financial Officer
Boost Juice
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Theo Theodore

Group Chief Financial Officer
rt Health

Andrew Townend

Chief Financial Officer
PepsiCo Australia & New Zealand

Emma Dobson

Director Westpac & Member
Digital Business Council

10:10 AM - 11:10 AM Interactive Discussion Groups (IDG’s)

This is your chance to make your conference experience truly interactive and collaborative. Each IDG is set in a roundtable format and will be facilitated by an expert practitioner in the space. In two rotations, each IDG will last for 1 hour and will include 2 30 minute rotations, allowing you to pick the two top of mind topics you wish to discuss and solve.

Table 1

10:10 AM - 11:10 AM Developing Next Level Business Insights Through Data & Analytics

Table 2

10:10 AM - 11:10 AM What Innovative Technology Should you Investigate Next to Transform your Finance Department?

Table 3

10:10 AM - 11:10 AM The Impact of Digital on the Future Role of the Finance Function

Table 4

10:10 AM - 11:10 AM Robotic Process Automation- Success Now and Tomorrow!

11:10 AM - 11:30 AM Speed Networking

An effective structured interactive session designed to help you expand your network through one-on-one focused conversations.

11:30 AM - 12:00 PM Morning Tea Break


12:00 PM - 12:40 PM Case Study: Automation & RPA as the Key to Continuous Cost Reductions and Process Improvement

Shari Frew, Head of Finance Transformation, Griffith University


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Shari Frew

Head of Finance Transformation
Griffith University

12:40 PM - 1:20 PM Driving Innovation in Finance Transformation at Australia Post

Silvio Giorgio, General Manager, Data Science & Strategy , Australia Post

In support of Australia Post’s transformative journey to delivering leading eCommerce experiences to Australians, finance have taken to innovation and leadership to reimagine how they support a changing business in an industry facing disruption. Brought in by the Group CFO to disrupt Finance from within, Silvio will share their four phase ‘strategy to execution’ success story that is inspiring the art of the possible with its 300+ team members focussing on:
· Investing in leadership mindsets to think differently, embrace ambiguity and lead our people through change
· Embracing innovation through digital disruption, change marketing and promoting a culture of experimentation
· Exploring data science, artificial intelligence and robotics to reimagine our service offering
· Servicing the business at more sustainable cost levels with a 19% lift in engagement
· Whilst shifting towards value generation for customers and the business




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Silvio Giorgio

General Manager, Data Science & Strategy
Australia Post

1:20 PM - 2:20 PM Lunch and Networking Break

With up to 70% of organisational transformational journeys failing, it’s no wonder that CFO’s and Finance Controllers struggle with successfully embedding change management into their finance teams. This open discussion session will craft the necessary practical tips you need to lead change in your current finance structure. This session will also delve into the best strategies for keeping your teams engaged by creating urgency, vision and values, strategy and communication flows within model.
· Measuring success within the organisation to keep teams motivated and engaged
· Aligning performance management processes to drive desired behaviour changes
· Examining inconsistencies in your change management journey and structuring methods to alleviate them
· Creating small wins and visualising the journey to keep a culture of engagement thriving in your organisation

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Wylie Collins

Head of Strategic Projects
BHP Billiton WA Iron Ore
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Liz Warrell,

General Manager Finance, Consumer Banking & Wealth
National Australia Bank

Nathan Arundell

General Manager Finance
Sportsbet.com.au

Darrin Day

Interim Chief Financial Officer
Federation Training

Beau Turner

Financial Controller- SP&I
Callaway Golf South Pacific
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Shari Frew

Head of Finance Transformation
Griffith University

3:00 PM - NaN:NaN AM Trintech Event Partner Session: Rapid Finance Transformation at Foxtel

Caroline Labour, Head of Finance Transformation , Foxtel
In 2016, Foxtel embarked on an eighteen month journey to radically transform their Finance function and move to a leading practice operating model backed by robust systems, processes and controls. Caroline’s transformation team took up this challenge and are in their final delivery sprint to hit a November 2017 Go-Live target.

In this session, Caroline will share insights on:

  • Foxtel’s Finance transformation approach with a focus on: People, Capability & Structure; Reporting & Data Excellence; and Systems & Process Optimisation
  • Setting up a Finance transformation program for success
  • Process automation and de-mystifying robotics
  • Key lessons learned to achieve rapid transformation and maximise

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Caroline Labour

Head of Finance Transformation
Foxtel

3:30 PM - 4:00 PM Afternoon Tea Break

The increasing abundance of data, computing in combination with user friendly tools for analysis are making data driven decisions the norm in most industries. In this session, Leo will discuss how Telstra has developed excellence in big data and business intelligence and how the finance function is maximising the benefit they provide the rest of the organisation.
· Developing the capability for business intelligence
· Discussing digital disruption implications and opportunities for the finance function
· Implementing powerful self-service business intelligence solutions
· Leveraging new data technologies
· Lessons learned and the way forward

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Khalid Ahmed

Financial Controller
New Balance Australia

John Gearing

General Manager Shared Services Finance
Queensland Urban Utilities
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Simon Hardman

Financial Controller
Microsoft

Bill Mavrantzas

Finance Optimisation Accountant
ElectraNet

Darrin Day

Interim Chief Financial Officer
Federation Training
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Shari Frew

Head of Finance Transformation
Griffith University

4:40 PM - 5:20 PM Champagne Roundtable Discussion:

In this interactive roundtable format, The Conference Chair will lead a discussion on the top tips and tricks to creating highly engaged and motivated finance employee. The delegates will break up into 4 tables in the room and will discuss the following questions with their group members. At the end of 25 minutes, one delegate from each table will report back to the room with the table findings

Table 1

4:40 PM - 5:20 PM Leadership: How to Develop High-Performing and Engaged Finance Teams

Justin Sebire, Head of Finance, Suncorp Group
Facilitator:

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Justin Sebire

Head of Finance
Suncorp Group

Table 2

4:40 PM - 5:20 PM The Global Rise of Alternative Business in Sourcing, Payments, Loans and Investments

Greg Paroissien, Group Financial Controller- Australia & New Zealand, Goodyear & Dunlop Tires
Facilitator:

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Greg Paroissien

Group Financial Controller- Australia & New Zealand
Goodyear & Dunlop Tires

Table 3

4:40 PM - 5:20 PM The Future of Banking- Opportunities of Artificial Intelligence and Machine Learning and Challenges of Cyber Threats

Nathan Arundell, General Manager Finance, Sportsbet.com.au
Facilitator:

Nathan Arundell

General Manager Finance
Sportsbet.com.au

Table 4

4:40 PM - 5:20 PM Globalisation, Regulations and Technological Advancements: Rethinking the Transaction Banking Business Model

Darrin Day, Interim Chief Financial Officer , Federation Training
Facilitator:

Darrin Day

Interim Chief Financial Officer
Federation Training

5:20 PM - 5:30 PM Summary Remarks from the Chairperson & Close Day One

5:30 PM - 5:30 PM Networking Drinks