New Projects information at Finance Director Europe New and updated information from Projects listed on en-us New Projects information at Finance Director Europe The flexible consumption model of IT asset finance The digital revolution has brought with it an insatiable appetite for data storage capacity, bandwidth and processing speed. To achieve a competitive advantage, many CFOs recognise the need for access to the latest technology. Dave Roberts, EMEA sale… Thu, 25 Jan 2018 00:00:00 GMT Impact of IFRS 16 on balance sheets and income statements With the upcoming introduction of IFRS 16, which will bring new accounting standards to bear on lease contracts, the business world has been working hard to assess the impact on balance sheets and income statements. Gilles Momper, CFO of fleet servic… Thu, 25 Jan 2018 00:00:00 GMT Sun shines on business-friendly Spanish city Long known as one of Europe’s most loved tourist destinations, Málaga is now emerging as a leading innovation hub. Francisco de la Torre, the city’s mayor, talks about how the City of Málaga can help businesses achieve unique benefits in one of Spain… Thu, 25 Jan 2018 00:00:00 GMT Sophisticated IT systems that put finance before technology No matter how technology develops to assist finance professionals, the core tasks of the team remain the same. A lot of organisations still rely on pushing the functionality of spreadsheets to accomplish many of the tasks required to close the books … Thu, 25 Jan 2018 00:00:00 GMT Promoting start-up investment in the Swedish capital Invest Stockholm is the official agency for promoting investment in the greater Stockholm region. It connects investors with companies, universities and research centres, while providing advice for launching and expanding businesses in one of the mos… Thu, 25 Jan 2018 00:00:00 GMT Importance of data security with focus on compliance Data drives business and, for most people, their personal lives; therefore, data security is of paramount importance. The introduction of the General Data Protection Regulation in 2018 has brought compliance into the spotlight. We speak to Steven van… Thu, 25 Jan 2018 00:00:00 GMT The future of the fleet is built on innovation Fleet managers and finance directors are working more closely together than before to address mobility costs, and ensure that drivers of company cars have choice and flexibility. Simon Dransfield, general manager for fleet and business, Europe at Jag… Thu, 25 Jan 2018 00:00:00 GMT IFRS 16 lease accounting requirements With IFRS 16 lease accounting requirements coming over the horizon, companies must act now to adjust their reporting processes and meet the new standards that could have a major impact on balance sheets and income statements. Marco van der Kooij, man… Thu, 25 Jan 2018 00:00:00 GMT Service and support lead to fleet success For car companies, finding the right place in the fleet market is about more than just vehicles. It is about services, support and understanding the needs of finance directors and fleet managers. Finance Director Europe speaks to Gianluca Italia, EME… Thu, 25 Jan 2018 00:00:00 GMT Defining the CFO of the future A series of Finance Director Europe events has explored how the role of the CFO is changing rapidly. Lena Shishkina, chief financial officer EMEA and APJ at Workday, explains how CFOs can meet these challenges. Thu, 25 Jan 2018 00:00:00 GMT Influence of technology on the finance function of companies The pace of change in the finance function of any large organisation has been accelerating for many years, and the potential for technology to unlock greater efficiency and business value continues to grow. At the Q3 2017 Finance Director Europe brie… Thu, 25 Jan 2018 00:00:00 GMT Making sense of business travel expenses The complexity of corporate travel arrangements can make it hard for companies to get a clear view of how cost-effective their processes are. Ana de Pro, chief financial officer at Amadeus IT Group, explains how the company’s new report offers insigh… Thu, 25 Jan 2018 00:00:00 GMT Business opportunity on the Canadian coast Globalisation is allowing companies to set up away from established hubs. Finance Director Europe talks to Stephen Lund, CEO of Opportunities New Brunswick, about why the coastal Canadian province is proving so popular. Mon, 22 Jan 2018 00:00:00 GMT E-invoicing – which business case suits best in your company? Comarch explains the true value and impact that e-invoicing can have on a company. Tue, 31 Oct 2017 12:43:00 GMT Transformation in technology to improve transaction processing Despite the fast march of technology, financial transformation is still lagging behind. Mark Nittler, vice-president of enterprise strategy at Workday, explains the need for a total technology rethink, and how CFOs can take charge of transaction proc… Thu, 26 Oct 2017 23:00:00 GMT The search for the best biotech talent In late 2016, FDE TV spoke with Biogen about its decision to invest in the canton of Solothurn. Now, the scene at the US biotech company’s next generation manufacturing site changes almost daily. Construction of the facility is running on schedule th… Thu, 26 Oct 2017 23:00:00 GMT New launches pursue the market Fiat Chrysler Automobiles (FCA) combined two heavyweight motoring brands to drive innovation and development, affording road users and fleet management teams alike the best options in reliability, style and drivability. Gianluca Italia, head of fleet… Thu, 26 Oct 2017 23:00:00 GMT Med-tech takes off in Solothurn Good things are happening in the Swiss canton of Solothurn’s business scene, especially in life sciences and med-tech. Following up after FDE TV’s episode on the canton in late 2016, Dr Karl Brander at the Solothurn Economic Development Agency explai… Thu, 26 Oct 2017 23:00:00 GMT Outcome-focused services through PCaaS solution In a world where taxis are not owned by taxi companies and hotels are not owned by hotel groups, it may be no surprise that, when it comes to acquiring PCs and related hardware, we’re moving away from buying such transient assets and towards subscrib… Thu, 26 Oct 2017 23:00:00 GMT Changing face of fleet management The increasing role of technology, move towards mobility management and tougher fuel-efficiency regulations are changing the face of fleet management. Jochen Schmitz, Volkswagen Financial Services’ head of international fleet, discusses the group’s s… Thu, 26 Oct 2017 23:00:00 GMT