The Ava Dinner

An exclusive dinner discussion for CFOs and Senior Finance Executives of prominent firms in Houston

Digitising the finance department: opportunities vs challenges

2020 is 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 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.

  • Which technologies should be at the top of the list for finance innovation?
  • Are finance teams keeping up with regards to digital transformation compared to other functional groups?
  • What is the most challenging aspect of digitalizing the finance function?
  • Does automating payments actually optimize 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

The Capital Grille at The Galleria
5365 Westheimer Rd Houston, TX 77056

Thursday, 14th of November 2019

The Capital Grille, Houston

Attended by:

CFO at Air Drilling Associates
CFO at Albis Plastics Corporation
CFO of Process Measurement & Controls at Honeywell
CFO of Chemicals at Baker Hughes
Head of Finance at Patterson UTI
Deputy CFO at ENGIE Services
Director -Strategic Credit & Structured Trade Finance at BP
Director at J. B. Poindexter & Co.
Financial Controller at Houston Marriott Westchase
Group CFO at Qualfon
President and CFO at HEPTA Capital
Senior Director, Digital Transformation Solutions at Baker Hughes
Senior Finance Director – Digital Technology at Baker Hughes
Senior Finance Director E&R US at Sodexo
Shareholder at Greenberg Traurig
VP of Finance at The Fresh Food Group
VP of Finance at Cooper Machinery Services
VP of Finance at National Oilwell Varco
VP of Finance at Tait Communications

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