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Join SAP and PWC webinar on December 15 about:

‘How Finance Can Become a True Strategic Partner to the Business’

Date: Tuesday, December 15, 2015
Time: 2:00 P.M. Eastern Time
Duration: 1 hour
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Webcast Summary

Leading-edge technology can be a key enabler to the finance function becoming a true strategic partner across the enterprise. SAP S/4HANA’s in-memory processing of analytical and transactional data is a game-changer facilitating this transformation. It enables advanced planning, simulation, and forecasting capabilities. Technology like S/4HANA flips the script from viewing finance as a non-value-added accounting arm to a gatekeeper for true innovation.

The leading finance function of today connects both internal and external stakeholders to models of future performance. It enables the building of scenarios based on potential external events as well as competitors’ actions. Finance teams can therefore exhibit more agility to address new challenges, and have more time free from manual tasks to deliver clear value.

PwC is a trusted partner in steering the adoption of S/4HANA technology across its client base. During this Webcast, we invite you to join PwC Principal Rich Sernyak, who leads PwC’s SAP Finance Transformation practice, and PwC Principal Rodger Howell, a leader in that firm’s Strategy and Operations practice. Rich and Rodger will share the latest PwC research on the topic of the strategic CFO. They will then lead an in-depth discussion on how modern, collaborative, and real-time technology can enable finance teams to become strategic partners to their businesses and thrive in today’s digital business environment.

About the Panelists

Rodger Howell

Rodger Howell, Principal, PwC

Rodger is a Principal with PwC’s Strategy and Operations practice, focused on strategy and operations, as well as enterprise profitability. With 24 years of experience in business model and operational model innovation, he has helped organizations with enterprise profitability, operations, quality systems design, and implementation. Rodger led the development of PwC’s Economic Profit Growth Analyzer and co-led the firm’s Quality Management Systems industry study across multiple clients. He assists clients with asset planning, deployment and management processes, as well as with supply chain and service chain strategy.

Rich Sernyak

Rich Sernyak, Principal, PwC

Rich Sernyak is a Principal with PwC, and he is responsible for PwC’s SAP Finance Transformation practice, which encompasses all SAP-enabled capabilities related to the office of the CFO. His focus is to leverage enterprise resource planning (ERP) technology to achieve his clients’ business objectives. Rich has helped clients implement many SAP-enabled transformations globally in a variety of industries. His areas of specialty include ERP business case justification, program leadership, global delivery, finance effectiveness, stakeholder engagement, and SAP application processes and technology.

About the Moderator

Chris Schmidt

Chris Schmidt, Director of Research and Custom Content,
CFO Publishing

Chris Schmidt is director of research and custom content for CFO Publishing, overseeing the development of custom-content Webcasts and other tailored outreach to senior finance executives. Chris also works with CFO Research to conduct research studies on a variety of finance topics.

Before joining CFO Publishing, Chris served as director of corporate communications for Oliver Wyman, a global strategy consultancy. He is a graduate of Colby College. Chris is based in Boston.

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