Embrace Change with Continuous Innovation

October 28, 2021

Overview

Most Financial services organizations are moving on from the recent global disruption to embrace a model of continuous innovation that is enabled by digital technologies. Indeed, IDC research shows that 80% of the region's financial services organizations brought forward their digital initiatives by 1-2 years as a result of the pandemic.

The same research also shows that 47% of key business investments in the next 12-18 months will be around strengthening the workforce with reskilling, automation, and improvements in the overall employee experience. Against this backdrop, organizations are empowering their teams to service customers remotely yet bring customers closer to the organization by reducing process gaps and automating customer and employee journeys through the use of technologies such as artificial intelligence (AI), machine learning (ML), and analytics, among others.

At this event, Oracle executives and IDC analysts will explore solutions to these challenges and explain how advances in technology — including automation, AI, and ML — are providing faster insights and enabling businesses to model pivotal decisions based on real-time intelligence. They will also detail how leading organizations are empowering their teams with emerging technology solutions, internal culture changes, and new skillsets to generate innovative ideas and thrive into the future.

 

 

Agenda

Time Event & Speakers
12:00

Welcome Address

Deepa Ahuja

Conference Director, META Events
12:05

Key Trends Shaping the Future of Finance

Sashi Mundhra

Associate Research Director, Associate Research Director - Future of Industries and BFSI Lead

Beyond 2021, the technologies that leaders embraced to sail through the pandemic will pave the way for finance digitalization. The finance function is becoming more leaner and agile in terms of dealing with day-to-day activities and building future-ready platforms that present decision makers with the right information at the right time. However, modernization is not about introducing isolated changes. It has more to do with taking a holistic organizational view and adapting to technology changes. It is also about aligning internal processes and reskilling the workforce to build a digital culture. With this in mind, we need to ask ourselves whether we are investing in right areas to build "future ready" finance platforms. This session will explore some of the emerging trends that will inform the journey toward the "future of finance" digital era.

 

12:25

Transformation in Banking and Financial Services: A Guide for Finance Professionals

Dr. Ibrahim Abduba

ERPM Strategy and Business Development Leader, Oracle

This session will examine the impact of emerging technologies on the finance function. Such new technologies can empower the finance function to innovate, incubate and support new business models, and automate non-value add tasks. For example, intelligent process automation and technologies such as artificial intelligence and machine learning can liberate financial professionals from the mundane, allow organizations to look at the roles of individuals in different ways, and amplify human capabilities to drive business forward. Technology can also be applied to drive better financial compliance and detect fraudulent spending patterns. In addition, blockchain can also be utilized to increase business agility and achieve value addition and competitive differentiation.

12:45

Panel Discussion - Automating Finance Function - "Record" to "Report" Digitalization

Sashi Mundhra

Associate Research Director, Associate Research Director - Future of Industries and BFSI Lead

Dr. Ibrahim Abduba

ERPM Strategy and Business Development Leader, Oracle

David Igweta

Chief Operations Officer, HFC Limited
13:05

Summary & Close

Partners

Premier Partner

General Information

 

 

 

 

Digital Event

 

 

 

 

 

Thursday, October 28, 2021

 

 

 

 

12:00PM (EAT), 10:00AM (WAT)

 Language
English

Registration Fee
Free of Charge : For End Users (not IT + Consultant companies)

Contact

For More Information, contact: Theresa Eshiet - Conference Manager, West Africa

Mobile: +234 802 335 6732 | Email: teshiet@idc.com

Proceedings

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Contact Us

Theresa Etukodo Eshiet

Senior Events Manager, META Events

+234 802 335 6732

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