Day Two : 12 May 2021

9:30 am - 10:15 am Opening Keynote: Veolias’ Transformation Journey: Selecting the Right Finance Functions to Automate & why your people need to be the focus of your transformation

Cher Mitchell-Vialle - Head of Corporate Finance and Finance Transformation, Veolia ANZ

In this session, Cher will share how they embarked on a transformation journey by maintaining transparency with their finance teams, ensuring the team is motivated and have autonomy in the process to embrace automation as they move from routine to value-add skills such as storytelling, presenting with impact, the power of forecasting and providing the right setting for people to develop skills and ultimately, engaging with the community to build an RPA Centre of Excellence

  • Identifying the areas with the most gain from automation; the high-volume, low-value tasks
  • Measuring & starting with an agreed game plan mapping out how the transformation will benefit your business and implementing relevant training programs to cover develop future skills
  • Engaging teams to understand the process, recognizing opportunity to present automation and select the next project
  • Picking the right technology to start with: from RPA, AI, Machine learning to process discovery and workflow automation to data management

Cher Mitchell-Vialle

Head of Corporate Finance and Finance Transformation
Veolia ANZ

10:30 am - 11:15 am Session Available for Sponsor

11:30 am - 12:15 pm Using Shared Services as an enabler rather than an outcome to create a foundation for Digital Transformation

Peter Tow - Director, Strategic Projects, Implementation and Improvements, University of Western Sydney
  • Taking an enterprise-wide approach to transformation to breach silos
  • Balancing customer experience versus Creating Productivity
  • Using a genuine partnership approach to unlock value.

Peter Tow

Director, Strategic Projects, Implementation and Improvements
University of Western Sydney

·     Powering business & finance transformation with data strategies

·     Identify bottlenecks & streamline processes through analytics

·     Strengthen organisations with scalable data capability and governance

·     Leverage data science & predictive analytics to improve cash flow forecasting and planning


Arpita Adhicary

Initiative Lead, Data Governance- ANZ Finance, Data & Innovation,


Julianne Tancevski

IT Product Owner – Data
BlueScope Australian Steel Products

1:30 pm - 2:15 pm Embracing Big-Data to acquire new insights, trends and generate business growth

  • How can CFOs leverage data and intelligence/analytics to improve finance processes and drive business decisions?
  • Maximizing visibility, and control, of the business through better data management practices
  • Embedding analytics into processes and leveraging machine learning