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Why Financial and Operational Planning Alignment is Critical to Transformation (with special guest Autoliv)

Virtual Round Table I Tuesday 14 June: 17:30 - 19:00 BST

Autoliv is the world's largest automotive safety supplier, and senior finance executives are invited to an opportunity to hear about their unique transformation journey. Through a single platform they are delivering ground-breaking ambitions with what Gartner has coined "xP&A" (extended planning and analysis). xP&A is turning traditional FP&A and S&OP models on their heads, and empowering finance and business teams to collaborate like never before - at speed and scale.

Dennis Popma, Director of Strategic Projects for Autoliv, will join us to share about the project and how going from separate planning processes to an integrated process has enabled Autoliv to answer the most strategic and difficult questions more accurately.

Key insights shared:

  • Reducing the dependency on 40+ systems and integrating multiple processes in one platform.
  • How 500 million data points for sales/purchasing/manufacturing is leveraged to minimise forecast times and create a foundation for rapidly and accurately assessing future business.
  • Transforming the sales and finance organisation through unified, best-in-class processes.

In collaboration with:

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Dennis Popma

Director of Strategic Projects, Autoliv

Dennis Popma started his career with Autoliv in the USA as an engineer. Wanting to be adventurous, he moved to Europe and found himself in Hamburg in the Land Rover customer programme. Since then he transitioned from Engineering into Finance as Finance Director of the Seatbelts Division, before moving into the Turnaround Program for Europe. From there he took over his current lead of the Leapfrog Programme. In his free time Dennis spends time with his wife and young daughter, and enjoys travelling around Europe.

Charlotte Houston

Charlotte Houston

Consulting Director, inlumi

Charlotte brings 18 years’ experience of transforming the Finance and support functions of leading organisations. She led PwC’s Finance Operating Model practice for the Industrial, Energy, and Services sectors
Recent examples of Charlotte’s experience include:

• Transformation lead for a leading UK utilities business implementing a Cloud ERP, changing the working practices of over 8000 staff
• Programme lead for a major back office transformation programme for an automotive organisation re-designing the operating model across over 40 countries
• Programme Director for PwC’s own global operating model transformation programme requiring complex evaluation of tax, legal, cultural and economic impacts of re-designing the delivery model for PwC’s 200+ territories

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Henry Anson

Director, The Manufacturer

I am passionate about manufacturing and its role for the future of the global economy, especially in these extraordinary and febrile times, where, coming through Covid, manufacturing has to be the backbone on which a gradual return to economic normality is built. I have been   an MD of the Hennik Group, publishers of  The Manufacturer, for 14 years, and am thoroughly  immersed in the sector, understand the issues and the  manufacturing and support landscape.
Gatherings such as these will enable the sharing of best  practice and war stories, enable collaboration and assist in this recovery phase.

Ben Buckley

Ben Buckley

Account Director, OneStream Software

Ben has spent his entire career in the EPM/CPM space and is a passionate advocate in technology-enabled finance transformation. Ben looks after clients in the Manufacturing industry and has observed a strong surge in the interest in xP&A over the last couple of years. Prior to OneStream, Ben worked for Oracle for over 10 years and SAP / Business Objects before that. A cycling enthusiast, Ben can often be found exploring the Cheshire countryside where he lives.