Southeastern Pennsylvania is well-known as an inspiring place to visit during October. The weather is near-perfect and leaves on countless trees exhibit a myriad of autumnal hues. However, this year, finance professionals from all over will have an extra-incentive to visit the Keystone State.

The 2016 SAP Financial Excellence Forum is being held October 11-12 in SAP’s Executive Briefing Center at the North American headquarters in Newtown Square, Pennsylvania. This year’s theme, is “Digital. Live. Reimagined.”

As the world grows increasingly digital and connected, macro-economic trends are reshaping the business landscape and impacting all business functions.

Fortuitously, this event will feature inspiring discussions by customers on how to engage, empower, and make real-time decisions in order to stay competitive and thrive in the age of disruption.

Attendees at this year’s forum will also:

  1. Learn how to enable digital business strategy and maximize digital investment.
  2. Interact with SAP Partners within the “Innovation Zone.”
  3. Network with peers from world-class organizations.
  4. Watch inspiring keynote sessions from thought leaders and customers.
  5. Participate in interactive track sessions throughout the finance journey.

Additionally, attendees will explore the benefits of becoming a “Live Business” through financial transformation from companies like Coca-Cola, Johnson & Johnson, HP Enterprises, Houghton, Mifflin, and Harcourt, and Bosch Siemens Hausgerate.

Attendees will also meet key industry thought leaders like Peter Horvath, of Horvath and Partners; Steve Barrett, ex-CFO of Whirlpool; and Thack Brown, GM and Global Head of Line of Business at SAP.

Doreen Remmen, Senior VP Operations and CFO at Institute of Management Accountants (IMA), will host a roundtable around management accounting framework, finance talent management, and the pathway to the CIO. The interactive discussion will also include CFO’s discussing key findings of the report Future Pathways to Leadership survey by ACCA and IMA covering more than 750 Sr. Finance leaders.

Finance executives attending the forum can also expect to learn how to focus more on optimizing business performance and strategic activities, while spending less time on compliance and basic tasks.

Companies that have “live” visibility and can respond immediately are in the strongest position, as finance organizations need to evolve to provide holistic risk management across all dimensions. Finance organizations are seeing increasing responsibilities as well as new opportunities to lead digital transformation.

By providing two days of networking and infinite learning opportunities, the aim of this year’s forum is to provide the platform and tools for finance professionals to reimagine everything.

And with the storied trees and changing leaves of historic Brandywine, Valley Forge, and Philadelphia’s Fairmount Park all nearby, a transformative October experience in Pennsylvania awaits all who attend this two-day event.

To find out more on how digital finance capabilities can be the heart of your business, join us at the Finance Excellence Forum, Newtown Square, Penn., October 11-12.

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