New Features information at Finance Director Europe New and updated information from Features listed on en-us New Features information at Finance Director Europe The need for Ai in Mobile P2P software Current mobile purchase-to-pay (P2P) software is simply not intelligent enough to cope with the demands of the market. The associated signature-based internal controls are also too bureaucratic. Duncan Jones, senior technology analyst at Forrester, t… Mon, 05 Dec 2016 19:46:00 GMT A challenging new world – CFO insight from FDE’s London briefing CFOs are assuming broader roles as companies adapt to an increasingly digital world. That was the keynote message at a recent dinner briefing in the Andaz Hotel, London, hosted by Finance Director Europe in association with Genpact. Steve Dunkerley s… Tue, 15 Nov 2016 13:54:00 GMT FDE releases new TV episode – 'Investing in Future Talent' In this episode of FDE TV we come to Frankfurt, where we visit the campus of Frankfurt School of Finance and Management. Tue, 04 Oct 2016 10:37:00 GMT Global workers – Total Group’s expatriate management Effective expatriate management is a cornerstone of the globalised economy, with international businesses operating all over the world. This is particularly so for upstream oil and gas operators that search for new hydrocarbon reserves in unconventio… Tue, 05 Jul 2016 13:17:00 GMT Change for gen Y – Oracle and FDE roundtable When talking about digital transformation in finance, there’s more to consider than technology. At a roundtable dinner hosted by Finance Director Europe in conjunction with Oracle on 26 April at London’s Grosvenor House, finance leaders from a variet… Tue, 05 Jul 2016 12:35:00 GMT Shape the future – the FDE dinner briefing Recent disruptions to global business have focused finance functions on the future by establishing a comprehensive future-ready framework or operating model that is underpinned by operational and strategic elements. Finance leaders gathered at a dinn… Tue, 05 Jul 2016 11:34:00 GMT Finance in a digital world – Jens Madrian This article first appeared as a blog post by Jens Madrian, CFO and CCO of London-based Reactive Technologies. Madrian writes about the changing role of finance in the digital landscape, and the importance of looking beyond efficiency and cost saving… Tue, 05 Jul 2016 11:15:00 GMT Digital growth – CFO Kevin Entricken of Wolters Kluwer To thrive in a digital economy, companies are adapting their operating models to unlock the potential of new technology, particularly in the information services sector. Kevin Entricken, CFO at Wolters Kluwer, speaks to Finance Director Europe about … Tue, 05 Jul 2016 10:58:00 GMT Plan to win – SHE Transmission capital investment strategy Scottish Hydro Electricity Transmission’s commitment to combining social, environmental and economic factors when planning capital investment projects won the company the top prize within the large business category at the Finance for the Future Awar… Tue, 05 Jul 2016 10:38:00 GMT Overcoming hurdles – Andy Halford on the digital revolution CFOs face a host of challenges that require great agility to overcome. During his tenure at Vodafone, and now at Standard Chartered Bank, Andy Halford has had plenty of opportunities to exercise his agility. As keynote speaker at the latest Finance D… Tue, 05 Jul 2016 10:12:00 GMT Turn and face the change – CFO Eric Elzvik on transforming ABB Every so often, a company steps back to examine what can be done more effectively and then establishes a strategy with a timetable. Having implemented a new strategy two years ago, ABB, one of the world’s biggest engineering companies, aims to drive … Tue, 05 Jul 2016 09:52:00 GMT Pillars of creation – Henkel’s Strategy 2016 As a fast-moving consumer goods company, Henkel is experienced in adapting to rapid changes in the global and digital world. Every few years, the company sets new strategic priorities. Colin Castle speaks to Carsten Knobel, CFO, about the extent to w… Tue, 05 Jul 2016 09:29:00 GMT The navigator – CFO Graeme Pitkethly on the future of Unilever In a diverse career that’s taken him around the world – inside and outside the consumer goods sector – Graeme Pitkethly, the new CFO at Unilever, has a clear view on what it will take for his company to succeed. Finance Director Europe speaks to him … Tue, 05 Jul 2016 09:11:00 GMT Automated work force – the rise of intelligent software Robots are no longer just speeding up processes on assembly lines; they are making inroads into offices around the world. Intelligent software is set to supplant a number of white-collar jobs, which is a cause for excitement and apprehension. Frank C… Fri, 01 Jul 2016 13:58:00 GMT Float towards the future – embracing the cloud The cloud is widely acknowledged to be the next frontier for corporate performance management systems. John Van Decker, research vice-president in corporate performance management and financial management systems at Gartner, speaks to Finance Directo… Fri, 01 Jul 2016 13:46:00 GMT Digital technology powers progress – Tim Pullen of O2 Digitisation can be used throughout a company’s processes and departments. Greater connectivity means more creativity, happier customers and ultimately better financial reports. Tim Pullen, finance director, technology and digital at O2, and the keyn… Fri, 01 Jul 2016 13:38:00 GMT Spotlight on refinancing – the transformation of Amec Foster Wheeler Amec Foster Wheeler (AMFW) has just completed a major refinancing after a merger that extends its operations further across the globe. Jim Banks speaks to Alan Dick, director of tax and treasury, about the pressures of completing such a huge deal, an… Fri, 01 Jul 2016 13:27:00 GMT Talent is blind - promoting female and BME employees There is evidence that companies stand to make more money when they have a workforce that reflects their customer base – but what action is taken to ensure that happens? Greg Noone talks to Ann Pickering, human resources director at O2, about her cam… Fri, 01 Jul 2016 12:39:00 GMT Investment wisdom - Arda Ermut of WAIPA on foreign direct investment Foreign direct investment is the lifeblood of global capitalism. Where an organisation decides to invest, and often where it decides not to, attracts considerable attention from governments, trade bodies, the media and the public. Finance Director Eu… Fri, 01 Jul 2016 12:31:00 GMT Master of the fleet – inside Ericsson’s vehicle offering Ericsson’s vehicle fleet is critical to the company’s success, whether it is used as incentives to retain senior staff, or as a necessary component to ensure its customers are supported. Chris Tinajero, global category manager, speaks to James Lawson… Fri, 01 Jul 2016 10:07:00 GMT