The Ava Dinner

An exclusive dinner discussion for C-level executives and senior decision makers of prominent firms in the Netherlands

Digitalizing the Finance Department: Opportunities vs Challenges

2020 is fast approaching, and large corporations are looking at ways to digitise B2B finance. On one side is the thrilling opportunity of freeing up working capital, reducing paper invoices, reducing redundancy headaches, and wasted time shuffling through duplicates. On the other is the challenge of collaborating with IT departments, getting the executive buy-in, while keeping an eye out for risks such as cybercrime.

We will be discussing:

  • Which technologies should be at the top of the list for finance innovation?
  • Are finance teams keeping up with regard to digital transformation compared to other functional groups?
  • What is the most challenging aspect of digitalising the finance function?
  • Does automating payments actually optimise existing payment systems?
  • Can a company cut costs by automating payments? Which ones?

6:30 pm: Arrival of guests and reception
7:00 pm: Welcome by The Ortus Club and short address from Tradeshift
7:10 pm: Discussion instigated by the moderator and continued by the group
7:45 pm: Starters served
8:00 pm: Discussion brought to a close and guests are encouraged to continue networking
9:00 pm: Change of seats before dessert

Pulitzer Amsterdam
Saxenburg Galleries
Prinsengracht 323, 1016 GZ Amsterdam, The Netherlands

Wednesday, 25th of September 2019

Pulitzer Amsterdam

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Attended by:

CFO at Sandoz (a Novartis division)
Managing Partner at Deloitte
VP, Technology and Business Solutions at PPHE Hotel Group
VP, Finance at Royal Philips
Head of BU Finance at AkzoNobel
Head of Financial Modelling at Nationale Nederlanden
Head of Finance IP&S and Finance Projectlead D2C at Philips
Head of Business Innovation at Intertrust Group
Head of Global Finance Transformation at Aegon
Head of Procurement at Royal Swinkels Family Brewers
Director of Finance Performance Transformation Office at VEON
Director of Finance for East and Central Europe at The HEINEKEN Company
Director of Finance and IT at Raet
Director of Digital Solutions at Asset.Insight. B.V. – a VolkerWessels Company
Group Director of Business Transformation
Chief Enterprise Architect at Capgemini Financial Services
Executive Manager of Finance and Sourcing at Pon holding
Manager of Finance, Retail for Benelux and France at Shell
Senior Financial Controller Cashflow at VodafoneZiggo
Financial Controller FP&A at LeasePlan
Finance business partner and Factory Controller Turnhout-Maarheeze at Signify
Group Treasurer at Hoogwegt Group

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