The Ava Dinner

An exclusive dinner discussion for Senior Executives of prominent firms in Spain.

Digitalizing the finance department: opportunities vs challenges

 

2020 is approaching, and large corporations are looking at ways to digitize 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.

  • 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? 

Digitalización del departamento de finanzas: oportunidades frente a desafíos.

Se acerca 2020, y las grandes corporaciones están buscando formas de digitalizar las finanzas b2b. Por un lado está la oportunidad de liberar capital, reducir las facturas en papel, reducir los dolores de cabeza por redundancia y perder el tiempo barajando duplicados. Por otro lado, está el desafío de colaborar con los departamentos de IT, obtener apoyo de los directivos y vigilar riesgos como el delito cibernético.

  • ¿Qué tecnologías deberían estar en la parte superior de la lista para la innovación financiera?
  • ¿Los equipos financieros se mantienen al día con respecto a la transformación digital en comparación con otros grupos funcionales?
  • ¿Cuál es el aspecto más desafiante de digitalizar la función financiera?
  • ¿La automatización de pagos realmente optimiza los sistemas de pago existentes?
  • ¿Puede una empresa reducir costos automatizando los pagos? ¿Que tipo de gastos?

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

20:00: Llegada de los invitados y cocktail.
20:30: Bienvenida por el Club Ortus y un breve discurso de Tradeshift
20:45: Discusión instigada por el moderador y continuada por el grupo.
21:00: Se servirán las entrantes
22:00: Finaliza el debate y se sirven los platos principales
22:30: Cambio de asientos antes del postre.

Palacio de Cibeles
2º Planta, Palacio de Cibeles, Plaza Cibeles, 1, 28014 Madrid

Jueves 7 de marzo de 2019

Palacio de Cibeles

Attended by:

Global Chief Information Officer of Prosegur
Group Chief Information Officer of Bankinter
Chief Economist of Cemex
Chief Financial Officer of NH Hotel Group
Chief Financial Officer, Gas & Power of CEPSA
Chief Financial Officer of Mahou San Miguel
Chief Financial Officer of Sacyr Construccion
Chief Financial Officer & Global Resources of Telefonica Ingeniería deSeguridad
Chief Financial Officer of Eland Private Equity
Chief Financial Officer of Cosentino
Vice President, Finance, Controlling and Tax of Bosch
Vice President, Finance of Airbus
Head, Payments Operations of Amadeus IT
Chief Financial Planning and Controlling Officer of Nexea
Global Purchasing Excellence/Supplier Quality Director of Gestamp
Director, Transformation and Innovation of MRW
Deputy Director, Strategic Innovation of ADIF
Director, Structured Finance of Vestas
Digital Plan Manager of Endesa
Financial Controller of Mahou San Miguel
Partner of PWC

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