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Weekly Round Up
28 March 2017
Latest Companies

Oracle Modern Finance - Modern finance perspectives

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Ras Al Khaimah Free Trade Zone (RAK FTZ) - The gateway to emerging markets

INSEAD - The Business School for the World

NRW.INVEST - Business Investment for International Companies

Press Releases

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.

Alphabet outperforms market growth
The fleet services provider reports further growth in 2015.

White Papers

Modern Finance in the Digital Age
Gartner calls them the 'Nexus of Forces". IDC says the constitute the "3rd Platform" for innovation and growth. No matter how you define it, cloud, social, mobile and big data and changing...

Oracle Planning and Budgeting Cloud Service
Fast, better planning and budgeting for finance...

The Digital Finance Imperative
Measure and manage what matters...

The Finance Professional’s Guide to Cloud Computing
Today’s finance departments are on the spot. Businesses are reshaping for a digital world – and a new generation of financial professionals are arriving with high expectations for access,...

A new era in planning across the enterprise
For many companies, the spreadsheet was (and still is) king - the tool of choice for easy and flexible planning. But the reign of the spreadsheet came not without its share of problems...


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.

New FDE TV episode – 'Recent Biogen investment into Canton of Solothurn'
FDE TV has travelled to Solothurn to witness the biggest investment in the region by Biogen.

Lithuania: land of opportunity
As Great Britain is beginning to look like less of an investment hot spot because of Brexit, companies are venturing into other parts of the globe. Finance Director Europe speaks with Antanas Guoga, Pro-European Union MEP from Lithuania and public CIO to the mayor of Vilnius, on why he sees Lithuania as the new hub for foreign investment.

The good fight – the drug development pipeline with Jesper Brandgaard
In the battle against diabetes, continued investment in R&D, and a business culture focused on driving change through innovation, education and collaboration is essential. Finance Director Europe talks to Jesper Brandgaard, the CFO of leading diabetes care company Novo Nordisk, about the current drug development pipeline and the technologies that his company is currently investing in to build a sustainable, efficient and effective operating model.


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.

SEAT: A fleet for the future - Giuseppe Tommaso
Controlling fleet management costs is essential for any large company, but efficiency need not come at the cost of quality and driver satisfaction. We speak to Giuseppe Tommaso, fleet sales and remarketing director at Spanish car giant SEAT, about how manufacturers can help corporate customers optimise their fleet solution.

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