Keynote | 2021 Finance Priorities: Driving onward and upward in the wake of disruption

Over a year into the economic disruption caused by COVID-19, most organizations are ready to move on, apply the lessons learned from the past, and reinvigorate their innovation agendas and strategy. While many have had to reset and reprioritize, most finance leaders are now reinvesting in their business and technology portfolios and are ready to transform their finance strategy while strengthening their skillsets and solution portfolios. This interactive panel will inspire you to think differently about your own 2021 priorities as you:

  • Learn what’s topping the agenda of finance executives when it comes to process reinvention, SAP S/4HANA and Central Finance, tax, compliance, and other key initiatives
  • Discover what actions are critical for finance organizations as they navigate the aftermath of the events of 2020 that are still impactful in 2021
  • Find out in which technologies and projects finance teams are investing, how they may be altering their approach, and how they measure success
  • See how the meaning of finance transformation is evolving and how this impacts the entire finance and accounting organization


Cliff Eng PWC
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Cliff is a PwC partner with more than 23 yrs of consulting experience responsible for leading the SAP Finance Transformation delivery capabilities for TMT, FS, PE and other related x-sectors. He concentrates on new system implementation and performance improvement projects enabled on the SAP platform from strategy to execution. Cliff has successfully led a variety of complex programs involving finance, accounting, supply chain and customer involving SAP technologies. He serves as a catalyst for organizations seeking to achieve performance improvement by shaping targeting outcomes and developing achievable plans.

David Davidson Accenture
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David Davidson is a Senior Managing Director and Accenture's Platform Transformation Practice Lead and one of Accenture's leading thinkers in Finance of the Future. He has held positions in Accenture's North America CFO & Enterprise Value Practice, as well as Accenture’s NA Innovation & Thought Leadership Practice. David has more than 28 years of professional experience working across multiple industries and leading large global platform transformation programs leveraging SAP as the digital core. He has led a wide range of finance transformation projects including strategic cost management, shared services, operating model design, organization model design, zero-based budgeting, benchmarking, business process analysis and reengineering, M&A, strategy, reporting & data warehousing, and system implementations.

Scot Stettler Thomson Reuters
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Scot is the Senior Director Tax Solutions at Thomson Reuters.