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AptConnect 2021

All eyes on finance:
accelerating outcomes
in the new world

  • Nov. 4th, 2021: 8am-5pm EST (EMEA & NA)
    Virtual platform
  • Nov. 5th, 2021: 8am-5pm SGT (APAC)
    Virtual platform
  • AptConnect 2021
    All Eyes on Finance

AptConnect 2021 is the third annual Aptitude community event, bringing together finance professionals, advisory partners, and members of the Aptitude Software community for a day of networking, learning, product demos, and panel discussions. The event is targeted at finance, finance IT, and digital finance transformation professionals.

To reach a global audience, AptConnect 2021 will span two days. Sessions will run on Thursday, November 4th from 8-5 EST for the US and EMEA audiences and on Friday, November 5th from 8-5 SGT for our audiences in the APAC region.

AptConnect 2021 agenda and content

Content will range from high-level, thought-provoking discussions on the future of the finance department, as well as in-depth looks at Aptitude products, demos, and case studies from some of the largest organizations in the world. You’ll leave with practical advice and guidance on how to ensure your finance department is ready for the future. For the full AptConnect 2021 agenda and speaker biographies download our event guide.

Event Guide

Charith Mendis

Digital Transformation & Cloud Leader, AWS
Charith Mendis is a Worldwide Financial Services Specialist at AWS, leading global market development efforts for banking. He works with customers to help them transform their existing businesses and bring new and innovative solutions to their consumers by leveraging AWS services. Prior to AWS, Charith led global finance and risk transformation programs, helping his FSI customers implement data and reporting solutions and operating models to improve operational efficiencies and drive business value.

David Fourie

KPMG Partner
David collaborates with finance executives to transform their finance organizations to be ready for the future. With more than 25 years of experience in KPMG advisory and audit practice, he understands both the financial reporting and the business aspects of the finance organization. He provides a broad spectrum of transformation advisory and data and analytics services to clients.

Sherrie Ann Pollock, CPA CA

VP, Insurance Transformation – IFRS 17, RBC
Based in Toronto, Canada, Sherrie Ann is responsible for implementing the integrated IFRS 17 (Insurance Contracts Accounting standard) program which includes data, insurance ledger, and calculation engine, actuarial models alignment and standardization, and related financial, regulatory, and management reporting. Sherrie Ann has over 20 years’ varied experience with RBC during which time she has held senior roles in Taxation, Finance & Internal Audit in Canada, Europe, and the USA.

Lora Tarabeih

Director of Accounting - Asset and Lease Accounting, T-Mobile
As Director of Accounting at T-Mobile, Lora leads a team of professional accountants responsible for the USGAAP and IFRS accounting of technology and telecommunication assets as well as over 70,000 leases. Lora holds a Master's in Business Administration, a CPA license, and Internal Audit Certification and is passionate about continuing education.

Sidhartha Dash

Research Director, Chartis Research
Sid is a research director at Chartis Research with more than 20 years of experience in the financial, energy and commodities markets in various functions across the trade and software development lifecycles. He has held various roles in product development, trading, risk management, software development and consulting in banks, hedge funds, and risk advisory and software firms, including Standard Chartered Bank, TCG Group, HCL and Cognizant.

Simon Andrews

Group CIO, ING
Simon Andrews is the Group CIO at ING Bank, located in Amsterdam. Simon is a member of the Management Team of the bank’s Chief Technology Officer. His accountabilities cover the technology portfolios of the bank’s central CXO functions and related Global Services. During his 27 years at ING, he has held management positions across, Sales, Operations and Technology functions in Australia, UK, Thailand and the Netherlands.
  • AptConnect 2021
    Virtual Conference

AptConnect Platform graphics2020 marked our first virtual-only event where we were joined by over 500 Aptitude Community members from across the world.

This year we are thrilled once again to offer AptConnect 2021 virtually through a market-leading platform.

On the day you will be able to:

  • watch the main plenary sessions live;
  • view other live and on-demand sessions;
  • network with other attendees;
  • visit sponsor booths;
  • take part in surveys and gamification;
  • and access supplemental resources.

Wherever you are located in the world, you can benefit from and add value to AptConnect. Sessions will be available for up to 12 months for those who register which means you can access all content on your time – whether that’s the day of the event or at a time that is more convenient for you.

AptConnect 2020 Highlights

1st Aptitude virtual conference
500+ Attended over 2 days
13 Client and Partner speakers
12 time zones across 5 continents

What was the most beneficial thing you’ve got from attending AptConnect?

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    quote I really valued the networking and talking to other companies that have similar business models as ours and comparing challenges and opportunities.
    Jennifer Anderson
    Red Hat
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    quote Congrats to all of you. We thoroughly enjoyed and gained knowledge and insights by attending.
    Karen Nunn
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    quote KPMG's session was very insightful and I enjoyed the articles that you could download and read on your own time.
    Kyle Jones


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AptConnect 2021 offered sponsors a unique opportunity to get their message in front of prospects and decision-makers. Increase your brand awareness within your industry and target market by joining us at AptConnect as a sponsor.

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