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Virtual Event: Finance Transformation

New Zealand

Leveraging innovation to increase efficiency in government finance applications

Thursday, 25th March 2021
9:00 AM - 11:00 AM NZDT

Agenda Overview

Across New Zealand, efforts are underway to modernise the finance function and the role of the CFO and finance function is changing.

Becoming more efficient, while prioritising quality over quantity, is the backbone to any successful transformation. But the most effective route to take to achieve this, alongside identifying and embedding continuous improvements, are not always as obvious.

Join us at the complimentary Finance Transformation virtual event to delve into the most successful cases of New Zealand Government finance functions which have driven forward their efficiency agendas with great impact.

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Key Takeaways

Explore the most effective operational improvements to increase speed and agility

Gain insight into a holistic approach to transforming the back office and reimagine your finance function

Delve into how you can utilise open procurement data to predict and manage critical supply chains

Hear how finance leaders have identified friction points and streamlined process to improve efficiency

Your Expert Speakers

Mark Woodard

Director of Corporate Services & Chief Financial Officer

Cheri Crosby

Assistant Deputy Minister & CFO
Department of National Defence

Daniel Balasoglou

Chief Financial Officer
Lotto NZ

Matthew Needham

Chief Financial Officer
Kainga Ora - Homes and Communities

Sharon Van Turnhout

Chief Financial Officer
Otago University

Matt Penney

Chief Financial Officer & Chief Information Officer
Education NZ

Agenda at a glance

9:00 AM NZDT
PSN Welcome
9:10 AM NZDT
Chair Opening
9:20 AM NZDT
International Keynote: A holistic approach to transforming the back office - Reimagining the Finance Function
9:40 AM NZDT
Government Case Study: The New Role of the CFO: Moving Finance Toward a Strategic Unit for the Rest of the Organisation
10:00 AM NZDT
Government Case Study: Driving Organisational Wide Operational Transformation
10:20 AM NZDT
10:25 AM NZDT
Panel Discussion: Creating and Embedding the New Culture and Redefining Roles to Drive Innovation & Collaboration
11:00 AM NZDT
End of Session


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For Public Sector Only

Online Event


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