The Savo Dinner

An exclusive dinner discussion for CFOs of prominent firms based in Paris

The Modern CFO: Pioneering Innovation across the Organization

As the role of the CFO has broadened beyond the traditional core responsibilities of financial reporting, audit and compliance, financial planning and treasury, today’s CFOs increasingly find themselves with a prime seat at the table when it comes to long-term strategic planning and other business unit’s strategic decision making. The CFO’s sphere of influence grows even larger as organizations go digital, and today’s “digital CFOs” are able to leverage complete, real-time access to connected financial and risk data to provide data-driven insights to improve the accuracy, quality and timeliness of key decisions.

Clearly, things are changing as CFOs have become first-line decision makers ensuring that their organizations have agile business processes and systems that maximize resources and deliver real results. We discussed:

  • What opportunities do CFOs have to accelerate their companies’ growth and enhance performance across the organization?
  • What constitutes effective collaboration between finance and other functions?
  • Which new and emerging technologies are playing a part in enabling this paradigm shift, so the CFO and his team can focus on more strategic objectives and value-add to the business?


6:30 PM Arrival of guests and reception

7:00 PM Introduction by Ortus and short address from SAP

7:10 PM Discussion instigated by the speaker 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

Cercle de l’Union Interalliée,

33 Rue du Faubourg Saint-Honoré, 75008 Paris, France

Thursday, 5th of July 2018

Cercle de l’Union Interalliée, Paris

Attended by:

CFO of Mirakl

CFO of Ipsos

Global CFO for IT of Societe Generale

CFO of Consolis

CFO of Tereos Starch and Sweeteners Europe


CFO of HORIBA France Group

CFO France & Belgium of Publicis Media


CFO of Air Liquide

Group CFO of Groupe Pochet

Group CFO of Thai Union Group

Finance and Treasury Director of Marie Brizard Wine & Spirits

Director of Financial Control of EGIS

Hosted by:

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