Executive Briefing: Best Practices in Financial Performance Management
Wednesday, 18th June 2014, Rochestown Park Hotel, Cork 

8.15 Registration & Refreshments

Welcome & Introduction
Mike O'Regan - Sales & Marketing Director, ProStrategy
9.10Transformational Forces are Reshaping Business - (IBM) Performance Management is Key
  • Transformational Forces are Reshaping Business
  • IBM C-Suite 2013 - CFO Perspectives 
  • The Road to Analytics Maturity
  • Why IBM

Mark Rolfe FCCA - Leader, European Performance Management, IBM

9.40Best Practice in Budgeting & Forecasting
  • Planning, budgeting & forecasting: Automate budgeting and forecasting by utilising techniques such as rolling forecasts, high participation planning and statistical forecasting. 
  • Profitability modelling and analysis: Manage risk and uncertainty by evaluating scenarios through "what-if" analysis and multi-dimensional analysis.

Colm Kenneally - Solution Specialist, IBM

10.30Best Practices in Narrative Reporting and Disclosure Management 
  • Automate the production of internal and external disclosures by managing the collaboration, workflow, audit trail and integration of multiple departments and data sources. 

Colm Kenneally - Solution Specialist, IBM

11.00Refreshments & Networking

Take Business Intelligence to a new level with Predictive Analytics
  • With predictive analytics, BI can enable smarter and more strategic decision-making.  Along with historic and current views of business, you have views that can help determine what is likely to happen next. 

Justin Churcher - Software Architect & Technology Specialist, IBM.  

11.45Case Study: Actavis Ireland
  • How Cognos formed part of the solution of measuring revenue and pricing in Actavis.

Tony Hynds - Managing Director, Actavis Ireland 

12.15Case Study: Western Beverages (Heineken Ireland Wholesale) 
  • Cognos - Getting Started.  Roll-out & Integration into diverse departments and how BI can successfully operate in geographically dispersed divisions & with a mobile workforce.  

Kieran McMahon - Systems Manager, Western Beverages  

12.45Wrap up and Q&A
13.00Buffet Lunch & Networking
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