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Avoiding Common Finance Transformation Pitfalls

Expert Roundtable Discussion featuring Aptitude Software, ING and KPMG
February 24, 2022 3.00pm - 4.00pm

An international expert roundtable with Peter Penning, Finance CIO for global financial institution ING, Ranjit Chima, Executive Director, Finance Management Practice (Canada) of leading international advisory KPMG, Nick Shah, Head of CFO Busines Architecture at Aptitude Software, formerly Finance Transformation Programme Lead for HSBC, hosted by Christophe Kasolowsy, EVP for Product Strategy & Innovation at Aptitude Software.

The speakers will share and discuss first-hand experiences of embarking on a finance transformation journey and the most common pitfalls to be avoided.

Reasons to attend

  • Hear first-hand from finance transformation subject matter experts based on experience gained from real life implementations
  • Take-away some key learnings and best practices
  • An opportunity to field your own questions with a live Q&A session at the end of the discussion

What you will learn

  • How to avoid the most common mistakes when beginning a finance transformation journey
  • How to overcome typical challenges and barriers to change
  • Best practices from leading, multi-national organizations
  • Significant benefits and business value that can be achieved with a successful finance transformation programme
  • How a finance function can act and shift to becoming a strategic business partner
Peter Penning,
Finance CIO, ING

Peter Penning is the Finance CIO in ING.  Peter has built high performing software delivery teams in diverse parts of ING, Financial Markets and Channels. Learning and achieving excellence is how Peter best describes his career, ambitions and personality.

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Ranjit Chima
Executive Director - KPMG (Canada) - Finance Management Practice

Ranjit Chima has more than 15 years of consulting experience with global professional services firms, during which he has served clients predominantly in the financial services industry, focusing on Banking, Securities and Insurance companies.  Ranjit is an experienced consulting professional, qualified accountant and project manager with 30+ years of FSI experience. He specializes in delivering performance improvements and efficiency savings as well as enhancing regulatory compliance and operational resilience.

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Christophe Kasolowsky
SVP, Product Innovation and Strategy – Aptitude Software

Christophe Kasolowsky joined Aptitude Software in July 2021 as EVP Product Strategy and Innovation. Christophe joined Aptitude from EY where he led the EMEA Finance Consulting business of more than 300 professionals delivering technology-enabled Finance change for multi-national corporations.  Christophe is a proven and recognized finance and technology subject matter expert having successfully delivered on-the-ground finance transformation implementations and also published research and thought leadership on the CFO Agenda and the future of finance.

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Nick Shah
Head of CFO Business Architecture at Aptitude Software

Prior to joining Aptitude, Nick led the Finance Cloud Transformation Programme at HSBC, a major initiative which re-defined and implemented the Finance capabilities and cloud solutions required to support increasing regulatory requirements whilst providing greater financial analytics, insight and control.  Nick has 20 years of experience in Change Management within the banking industry, with the majority of that time focussed on defining and implementing products and solutions for the Finance function, with extensive experience of Finance modernisation and transformation.

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