Achieving better business outcomes through digital transformation

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Virtual Roundtable

Wednesday, May 19th, 13:00 CDT

Examine how world-class technology and data management can improve overall business performance at this virtual roundtable, facilitated by Microsoft and Avanade Finance and moderated by Microsoft’s Rick Weinberg.


Achieving better business outcomes through digital transformation

Modern-day companies are no strangers to handling massive amounts of data. It is what enables them to deliver intuitive business insights and analytics, stronger collaboration across the organization, and increase productivity and efficiency. The challenge lies in properly managing this vast resource.

Luckily, companies have various solutions at their disposal that use world-class technology and new data management processes. Paired with an innovative outlook, these tools make navigating the path to improved decision-making and compliance more accessible than ever.

  • What challenges do companies face when improving data management?
  • How do companies prioritize insights and analytics, collaboration, and productivity and efficiency throughout their digital transformation journeys?
  • Which new tools will prove invaluable in the years to come?

1:05 pm: Short introduction from Avanade
1:10 pm: Discovering what’s possible in Modern Finance
2:15 pm: Q&A
2:30 pm: End of session

Hosted by Accenture, Avanade and Microsoft

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Sonia Webb speaker


Chief Financial Officer | Avanade

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As Chief Financial Officer, Sonia Webb is responsible for Avanade’s global investment strategy and management, as well as its financial operations, including accounting, budgeting, tax, internal audit, financial planning, and treasury.

Sonia joined Avanade in July 2019 as Global Finance Lead bringing 25+ years of experience, including 22 years with Accenture. At Accenture, she most recently had served as Finance Director, North America, where she drove strategic financial priorities across the company’s largest market. Previously she was Finance Director for Accenture’s Communications, Media & Technology business in North America and earlier, a member of the Corporate Development Transaction Services team, where she provided critical financial deal shaping guidance across a variety of industries and offerings.

Aneel Delawalla speaker


Managing Director and Senior partner – Accenture Strategy, Office of the CFO & Enterprise Value | Accenture

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Aneel Delawalla leads Accenture’s Enterprize Value Targeting group, which uses proprietary functional/industry benchmarks and digital value methodologies to find and size new sources of value. In that capacity, Aneel works with management teams and the boards of directors of publicly traded and privately held companies to create enterprize value at the intersection of growth strategies, operating model transformation, and the employee experience. Aneel also co-chairs the Accenture CFO of the Future Summit in partnership with Harvard University.

Jesse Todd speaker


Finance Digital Transformation Lead | Microsoft

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Jesse leads digital transformation efforts for Microsoft’s Finance Data & Experiences team, which is responsible for all reporting, BI, rhythms, and data infrastructure across Microsoft’s global 3700-person finance organization. In 14 years with Microsoft Jesse has had a front-row seat to Microsoft’s digital transformation and has led teams in both FP&A and BI roles, with expertise in business partnering, BI and analytics, machine learning, budget/process simplification and centralization, and developing a modern, integrated data platform.

Rick Weinberg speaker


Senior Account Executive | Microsoft

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Rick Weinberg is a corporate strategist and technology scholar who takes pride in transforming organizations into modern businesses. Rick is by most standards a non-traditional sales executive who studied engineering and economics. Given his unique background, Rick discovered early on in his career the tremendous value found at the intersection of financial analysis and business heuristics, while utilizing cutting-edge technologies. As a prior financial strategist for the Microsoft Global Foundation Services team (now called Microsoft Cloud Infrastructure & Operations), Rick helped develop world-class, carbon-neutral global datacenters powering Microsoft’s Cloud services.

Event Detail

Wednesday, May 19, 2021 13:00
North America

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