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Weekly Round Up
22 October 2017
Latest Companies

Volkswagen - e-mobility, Ecological Sustainability and Think Blue

Gazelle - Specialist Corporate Finance Advice for Pension Schemes

Atlantic Canada - A Competitive Business Location for ICT Companies

Toyota - Toyota in Europe

Deutsche Bank - Trade Finance and Cash Management

Press Releases

Sabre to integrate Chrome River’s leading expense management solution into its new mobile platform for business travellers
Chrome River becomes a Sabre premier provider for expense reporting.

Alphabet releases upgraded AlphaGuide app
Alphabet International has launched a reshaped version of the AlphaGuide. The app greatly enhances the mobility experience by providing a wide range of useful information and features that users can access conveniently on their smartphones.

Richard Schooling announced as chief commercial officer of Alphabet International
Richard Schooling has taken on the position of chief commercial officer at Alphabet International, the leading provider of outstanding Business Mobility solutions in Europe.

Baxters Food Group
Our business has grown phenomenally. Over the last 12 years we've undertaken 10 acquisitions. As a result of these changes, the Oracle Planning and Budgeting Cloud service is going to be really fundamental in how the finance team can help move the business forward.

Ocado is re-platforming all our software to work in the cloud. The technology side of our business has always been a disruptor, always wanted to challenge things.

White Papers

Sabre Report – Mobile in Travel
The perspectives of suppliers, online travel agencies, and other industry players on the challenges and...

Visa Case Study – GetThere Increases Adoption Rate

Innovation Update from Sabre Labs
Emerging Tech in Travel 2017...

GBTA Digital Traveller Whitepaper
Today’s digital business traveller wants one thing above all:...

Why GetThere - The industry's leading self-booking solution
Serving millions of business travellers in over 100 countries, GetThere is the industry's most sophisticated an reliable online travel management...


FDE, in partnership with Jaguar Land Rover, launches its latest episode looking at Global Mobility
In our latest episode Darina Ivanova, FDE TV presenter, heads to the European offices of Jaguar Land Rover to speak with their general manager of fleet and business Europe, Simon Dransfield.

Ascend to the cloud - Dirk Neelis on Transavia’s digital evolution
In a sector that has changed significantly over the past few years, Transavia is going through a fundamental digital evolution, migrating a number of key systems and processes to the cloud. At the Q1 2017 Finance Director Europe Amsterdam briefing – produced in association with Oracle NetSuite – Transavia’s chief financial officer, Dirk Neelis, explained the rationale behind this move. Steve Dunkerley reports.

New FDE TV Episode – Impact of IFRS16
In this episode of FDE TV, presenter Darina Ivanova travels to Paris to the global headquarters of ALD Automotive, a division of Société Générale.

Corporate governance best practice scrutinised in latest FDE TV episode
In this episode of FDE TV, we have come to the Corporate Governance forum in London hosted by University of Oxford’s Saïd Business School (www.sbs.oxford.edu/execed), looking at the recent scandals, new, most crucial, challenges emerging for the corporate governance of organisations in 2017, and the effects this will have on corporate reputation.

Episode 1 of FDE TV Season 3 is out!
International expatriate management with Generali and Rezidor Hotel Group.


Dell Financial Services: Outcome as a service - Dave Roberts
Dave Roberts, EMEA sales vice-president for Dell Financial Services, discusses outcome-focused services.

American Express: Mobile first: seamlessly linking the buyer and supplier - Jose Carvalho
As businesses work to take advantage of the globalised trade landscape, optimising working capital is a priority. Jose Carvalho, head of global commercial payments Europe at American Express, talks innovative digital payment solutions for buyer and supplier.

Datawatch: Handle data in the right analytic tool - James Eliason
Efficient data management directly affects the bottom line. This is why reliably sourcing, collating and understanding data is such an important aspect of the chief financial officer’s role. James Eliason, CFO at Datawatch, discusses how his company’s data preparation tools can offer protection while saving time and money.

Invest in Grenoble-Isère: Mountains and microchips - Véronique Péquignat
New ideas are always welcome in Grenoble-Isère, the beating economic heart of France’s Auvergne-Rhône-Alpes region. Véronique Péquignat, director of international actions and key technologies at Invest in Grenoble-Isère, explains why this small city attracts so much international investment and brainpower.

QBE: Minimise exposure: finance functioning against cyberthreats - James Tuplin
Finance directors are waking up to the risk posed by cyberattacks, but it can be hard knowing exactly what to do about it. James Tuplin, cyber-portfolio manager at business insurer QBE, speaks about those first important steps and how finance can help mitigate the risk of a cyberthreat.

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