The Finance and Transformation Leaders Dinner

An executive dinner discussion for senior finance and digital transformation executives of prominent firms in London

Hosted by Tradeshift, The Finance and Transformation Leaders Dinner is set up to offer a relaxed and intimate forum for finance and IT leaders of prominent firms in London to discuss, debate and share experiences over a fine dining experience.

This dinner is part of a series of dinner discussions The Ortus Club has hosted globally for finance leaders. Other cities in which dinners have been held include Amsterdam, Houston, Milan, and Madrid.

Our discussions are very much inclusive and involve all the wealth of experience from the senior peers in the room.

You can find some pictures and videos of past events on our Instagram page: All discussion abide by The Chatham House Rule.

Senior finance and IT executives of prominent firms in London.

Job titles include CFOs, CTOs, CDOs, CIOs, CEOs, Heads of Finance, Heads of Digital Transformation, Heads of, Heads of IT and other relevant executives.

Attendance is by invitation only and is, of course, complimentary for those invited.

Digitalising the finance department: opportunities vs challenges

The new decade is upon us, 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

Manicomio – Gutter lane
6 Gutter Lane London EC2V 8AS

  • CFO International Retail at Walgreen Boots Alliance
  • CFO at N Brown Group
  • CFO at Hill & Knowlton Strategies
  • CFO at Aura Alliance
  • CFO at Allen & Overy
  • CFO at NHS Supply Chain
  • Interim CFO at St John Ambulance
  • Head of Finance at NHS England
  • Global Digital Director at Merlin Entertainments
  • Global Finance Director at Dentsu Aegis Network
  • Head of Group FP&A at Anglo American
  • Franchise Finance Head at Novartis
  • Group Finance Transformation at Direct Line Group

Thursday, 19th of March, 2020

Manicomio Gutter Lane, London

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