Day Two: Wednesday, March 8, 2017
07:45 AM Coffee & Registration
08:30 AM SSON Opening Remarks
BIG IDEA KEYNOTE PRESENTATION
08:50 AM The Rise of the Robots: Robot Revolution, Artificial Intelligence and the Threat of a Jobless FutureMartin Ford, Futurist, New York Times Bestselling Author,, Speaker and Silicon Valley Entrepreneur
Martin Ford explores the ways in which “robots” and other technological advances are outpacing humans in all kinds of sectors, offering a realistic view of what the future of work—and your place in it—will look like. But beyond pragmatic concerns, Ford addresses a bigger question: can accelerating technology disrupt our entire economic system to the point where a fundamental restructuring is required? In the past, even as jobs were eliminated, jobs were created to replace them. Increasingly, though, new machines will be able to take care of themselves. The effects of this transition could be shattering. But there will be opportunities as well. Do we continue to listen to those who argue that nothing fundamental has changed, and take a bad bet on a miserable future? Or do we begin to discuss what we must do to ensure all of us, and not just the few, benefit from the awesome power of artificial intelligence, machine learning, and other breakthroughs? The time to choose is now. This talk is both an exploration of this new technology and a call to arms to address its implications.
Martin FordFuturist, New York Times Bestselling Author,
Speaker and Silicon Valley Entrepreneur
09:30 AM Panel Discussion: Global Standardization, Agility and Increased Visibility: How Can a GBS Model Add Value to Your Organization?Kapil Jain , Senior Vice President and Global Head of Sales and Enterprise Capability, Infosys BPO Richard Schmidt, VP Finance - Global Shared Service, Procurement, Business Process, Hitachi Data Systems Rodney Bergman, SVP Global Business Services, Celestica Viral Chhaya, Director of Global Business Services, General Motors
Some say it’s little different to a SSC model, others say that it has bought them significant, tangible benefits. But would a GBS model work for your organization? And if you’ve already taken that leap, do you have a clear plan on how to progress further? This session draws input from some of the most experienced and innovative GBS models around, and tries to understand what makes them great. Hear lessons on:
- Transitioning from a SSC to GBS
- Creating in-depth business insights
- GPOs: Creating cross-functional management and new accountability lines
- Ensuring and maintaining executive sponsorship for your GBS project
Richard SchmidtVP Finance - Global Shared Service, Procurement, Business Process
Hitachi Data Systems
Rodney BergmanSVP Global Business Services
Viral ChhayaDirector of Global Business Services
Kapil JainSenior Vice President and Global Head of Sales and Enterprise Capability
10:50 AM Morning Coffee and Networking
11:29 AM INTERACTIVE DISCUSSION GROUPS – THREE CHOICES
During this part of the summit, delegates will be sorted into groups of 15 to take part in Interactive Discussions around the topics below. Delegates will get the opportunity to select three topics and will rotate between their choices every 30 minutes. Discussion groups are kept small to ensure all delegates get the opportunity to ask their most pressing questions, ensuring a perfectly tailored experience
11:30 AM Unlocking Your Cash Potential Through Dynamic Discounting and Supply Chain FinanceCindy Gallagher, SVP Global Controller, Discovery Communications
- Creating new profit sources whilst maintaining cash flow control
- Negotiating better payment terms
- How to use dynamic discounting to turn your P2P function from a cost to a profit center
Cindy GallagherSVP Global Controller
11:30 AM Extracting Value from Big Data
- Getting and calculating ROI from Big Data
- Working with the business to understand what insight is needed
- Best practice examples of Big Data creating serious value!
- What should you consider when working with big data?
11:30 AM Are you ready to Evolve? SSC to GBSViral Chhaya, Director of Global Business Services, General Motors
- Creating a path from shared services to Global Business Services
- Assessing whether you are ready to transition
- Governance, scope and process organization
- Best practice GBS Leadership
Viral ChhayaDirector of Global Business Services
11:30 AM Removing Manual Activities from your Period-End Close via Enterprise RoboticsGreg Fritsky, Director of Finance Transformation, Redwood
- Replacing your manual effort through robots with built-in IP process
- Revolutionizing shared services delivery capability through nextgeneration knowledge robots
- Robotics application across complex organizations
Greg FritskyDirector of Finance Transformation
11:30 AM Leadership in Change Management: How Good is Your EQ?Paul Runyan, Senior Vice President, Head of HR Shared Services and Total Rewards, Bank of America Merchant Services
- Leading the way through a complex transformation
- Getting the buy-in of your staff and keeping it
- Communicating changes to your staff
- Aligning all departments with your vision
- Harmonizing policies, processes and culture
Paul RunyanSenior Vice President, Head of HR Shared Services and Total Rewards
Bank of America Merchant Services
11:30 AM Overcoming Challenges Within Standardization and CentralizationJack Brassell, Director Financial Shared Services, The William Carter Company, Osh Kosh B'Gosh
- Establishing best practice when it comes to standardizing your processes: How do you achieve increased productivity and accuracy?
- What’s the best way to prepare your business for process migration?
- Getting your processes ready for automation
Jack BrassellDirector Financial Shared Services
The William Carter Company, Osh Kosh B'Gosh
11:30 AM Digital Transformation: Why You’d be a Fool to Ignore it
- How can shared services support the business’ digital transformation?
- How will Digital Transformation change the way your SSC operates?
- Identifying what role Big Data plays within DT
11:30 AM The Ultimate Guide to Change Management!Lance Siemen, Global Leader - Compliance, Audit and Shared Services, Daimler
- Transparency and communication
- What are the factors needed for a seamless change management project?
- Expect the unexpected: Red-flags and contingency plans
- How can you create quick-wins?
Lance SiemenGlobal Leader - Compliance, Audit and Shared Services
11:30 AM Leverage Big Data to Create Actionable Business Insight and Optimize Spend
11:30 AM You’ve got Millennial Employees all Wrong: 5 Things You Need to Know NowTomasz Brzostowski, Director – Global Finance Shared Services, Hitachi Data Systems
- Individuality against the reductionist mentality: Removing the broad-brush approach
- Empowering millennials: Engagement through sharing responsibility
- Supporting work-life balance
- Giving feedback…in the right way
Tomasz BrzostowskiDirector – Global Finance Shared Services
Hitachi Data Systems
11:30 AM P2P Success: Creating Impact through Global Process OwnershipJohn Hopkins, Director of Finance Shared Business Services, Abbott Laboratories
- How has the GPO model impacted P2P?
- What are the KPI’s needed to transform P2P?
- How do we create true end-to-end process ownership and what’s the value?
John HopkinsDirector of Finance Shared Business Services
11:30 AM Creating a Business Case for Global PayrollStephanie Ernsting, Director of GBS, Bemis Company
- How do you create a business case for global payroll? What are the benefits of a global payroll system? What are some watchouts when investigating and executing a global payroll system?
- Globalization of policies: Is it possible to have one global payroll policy?
- Using single or multiple outsourcing providers: Can one work end-toend?
- Best practice payroll tech: What solutions work?
Stephanie ErnstingDirector of GBS
11:30 AM Recruitment, Retention and Turnover: Winning strategies to retain your most important asset
- Setting expectations: How much attrition should you plan for?
- Creating links with educational establishments to create a talent pipeline
- Improving retention by recruiting the right people and developing paths to keep them
11:30 AM Location Exploration: Evolving Trends in LATAMEsteban Carril, Managing Director LATAM, Chazey Partners
- Which location has the right level of language proficiency to support your SSC
- What are the primary challenges in moving your center to LATAM?
- Cultural nuances you need to be aware of
- Tax, legal and regulatory perspectives
Esteban CarrilManaging Director LATAM
11:30 AM Customer Experience Management: NPS, KPIs and SLAsJerry Yerardi, Associate CIO, Campus Shared Services, University of California, Berkeley
- Implementing NPS: Best practice and results
- Actioning the results of your customer surveys: How can they change the way your GBS is working?
- Internal and Reverse SLA’s: Helping your customer help you
Jerry YerardiAssociate CIO, Campus Shared Services
University of California, Berkeley
11:30 AM Beyond Standardization: Moving Up the Value ChainChris Langley, Head Business Services North America, Syngenta
- Balancing value-adding services with productivity gains
- Integrating more complex services into your SSC: How does this impact talent, processes and technology?
- Engaging and partnering with the business to establish what value means to them
Chris LangleyHead Business Services North America
11:30 AM RPA a Game Changer - and a Quick Fix
The idea of Robotics as a gamechanging, transformational technology is well-discussed, however this can create the perception that RPA is a massive undertaking, requiring extensive planning and years of implementation to achieve the benefits. In fact, RPA is ideally suited for rapid deployment and immediate quantifiable savings - this roundtable discusses how you can achieve just that.
11:30 AM The journey of centralizing finance and tax
1:00 PM AVAILABLE ON A FIRST COME, FIRST-SERVED BASIS Digital Transformation Lunch and LearnFilippo Passerini, Former Group President Global Business Services, CIO, Procter and Gamble
ONLY 30 SPOTS AVAILABLE!
Filippo PasseriniFormer Group President Global Business Services, CIO
Procter and Gamble
1:59 PM FUNCTIONAL FAST TRACKS BEGIN
2:00 PM Dissecting the Finance Process: What to Automate and Where to Add Value
Sometimes it’s important to break things down before you build them back up and indeed this is very much true of the finance process. This session carefully dissects the finance function looking at which processes provide the obvious and most advantageous candidates for automation and where more value can be added; allowing you to create a blueprint for your next transformation.
2:00 PM Help Yourself: Designing a Self- Service System That Works for Your BusinessStephanie Giron, VP HR and Payroll Operations, Nielsen
Despite game changing developments in technology and the increase of techsavvy workers, the resistance to even the smartest self-service system is a pain felt acutely by many shared services.
This session looks at:
- Change management within self-service: How can you make the employee experience better
- Best-in-breed tech: Which are the right apps, systems to use?
- Communicating change to your business in the right way: Engaging all stakeholders
Stephanie GironVP HR and Payroll Operations
2:00 PM Governance Managed Services: Your Ticket to World- Class Customer Experience, Governance and Business Insightsandeep arora, Global Operations and Capabilities Lead, Mondelez
sandeep aroraGlobal Operations and Capabilities Lead
2:00 PM The BPO is Dead… Long Live the BPO
Outsourcing large swathes of transactional work offshore, being charged per FTE and locked in a 10 year contract is an increasingly irrelevant state-of-play and is synonymous with the BPOs of yester-year. What’s emerged instead is a brand new type of BPO, designed at adding value, implementing RPA and assisting to reduce your operational labor costs. This panel examines where the BPO market is now and where it’s headed, and how it can be ultimately useful to you and your business.
2:00 PM Starbucks Case Study: Achieving 96% invoice automation to create P2P and CEM excellenceCynthia Haug, Director of AP, Starbucks
- Creating alignment across 5.6M invoices per year
- Disseminating Starbucks vision from front-end through to P2P operations
- Ensuring a seamless transition to paperless to ensure customers remain happy
- Taking advantage of working capital gains
Cynthia HaugDirector of AP
2:00 PM RPA Case-Study
This RPA masterclass will feature several brand-new RPA case-studies, detailing exactly the methods used to implement Robotics and the wider impact on the business. Both challenges and successes!
Following that the session will examine how RPA can work outside purely AP – and in other functions and processes; these include HR, O2C, Reconciliation and procurement
2:00 PM Your GBS Journey Unique – Where do you plan to go in your GBS journey?
GBS is a unique journey for every company. Whether you’re a GBS veteran or a GBS tenderfoot, you have to know where you are today and where you want to be in your next time horizon. We will provide you with a framework for your GBS journey and provide you with a leading practice approach that will help you be successful in that journey. In this session, you will find out how to successfully
2:40 PM Integrating Working Capital Management and O2C to Create a Truly Advanced GBS Organization
Hanesbrands’ operate under a complex network of world-wide offices and lengthy supply-chains, making their global finance transformation and its enterprise-wide, integrated working capital management approach even more admirable. The evolution of the company’s order-tocash (O2C) processes and their development of working capital capabilities have taken their GBS to new heights and created a growth strategy which the wider business is really responding to. Now they are looking at working even more closely with the treasury team to see just how far their GBS can go! In this session Russell explains in detail how they made the change, the challenges overcome and the impact on both the GBS and wider-business.
2:40 PM Panel Discussion: Eradicate inefficiencies and find HR golden nuggets: Making HR Tech work for youJimmy Zhang, Head of People Operations, Biogen Tom Nesteruk, Executive Director and Center Site Leader, BAE Systems , ,
- Using technology and data to uncover process inefficiencies
- In a multitude of offerings, which tech is truly transforming HR?
- Getting buy-in for your technology transformation
- HR Portals, Case Management, Electronic Document Management and RPA, how can these technologies possibly work together?
- Using technology to identify golden nuggets of insight
- Enhancing user experience to drive employee tech adoption
2:40 PM ESSA: Assessing Where Automation Can Add Value to Your Business
The benefits of ESSA (Eliminate, Simplify, Standardize, Automate) are well known, but how often do we re-visit this advice when assessing new activities within our GBS. Automation is the buzz word du jour but ensuring we are automating the right activities, and have done rigorous due diligence prior to automation is essential. This session discusses how to select and prepare your processes to make sure automation can achieve everything you want it to Client Led Session:
2:40 PM Panel Discussion: One Happy Family or Ready for Divorce? Making Your Outsourcing Provider a Part of Your TeamChristie Shepard, Head of Finance and Accounting, Global Shared Services, BG Group Robert Yeldell, Vice President, Global Payroll Services, Turner Broadcasting AJ Wijesinghe, Chief Shared Services Center Officer, Jones Lang La Salle
- Promoting partnership and cultural awareness
- Sustaining interest and engagement with your new outsourced team
- Preparing your internal SSC team for the change
- Driving joint accountability in an outsourcing relationship long-term
- Getting the right level of oversight… without micro managing
2:40 PM Successful Change Management within P2P: How to Guarantee Your ROI and Quick Wins
2:40 PM Intelligent Automation (RPA) Security Governance (How to Ensure Your BOT Doesn’t Go Terminator)
- Understand how IA increases traceability of all processes steps (including multiple system logins and cut-n-pasting data between systems)
- Should a BOT have an independent login id or operate as a role assigned to a human team member?
- What controls and preventative actions should you put in place to monitor the BOT and satisfy SOX IT audit controls?
2:40 PM Map Your Course – What is Your Primary Path in Your GBS Journey and How Do You Make it Happen?
Every company takes a different path to achieve GBS success. We will introduce several paths to success and focus the interactive breakout sessions on your identified priorities. The session will address disruptors and dimensions of GBS like global process ownership, talent management, commercial perspective for GBS and several other key topics of your choosing. We will discuss existing barriers and challenges introduced by GBS and the possible solutions offered through GBS.
3:20 PM Visibility, Compliance and Control: Creating Measurable Value through Reconciliation
Reconciliations are an essential part of the financial close process. Improperly done they can create havoc however managed correctly they can result in unexpected value that stretches well beyond the SSC. In this session we discuss how one company’s need for global standardization drove them to re-examine their reconciliation process. This led to complete compliance with central policies, reduction in the risk of error from manual rote tasks and consistent reporting. Join this session to understand how to access visibility, improved compliance and auditability across the business and the close period.
3:20 PM HR and Robotics: Threat or Opportunity?Curt Burghardt, Senior Director, HR Shared Services, Walgreens
When RPA first burst onto the scene, it was thought of as mainly being of use to the finance function. As more companies have gotten into this space, it has become clear that RPA is applicable to far more areas within shared services, and HR is one of the most exciting.
In this session, hear about:
- How can RPA be applied to HR?
- Recruiting, Payroll, scheduling, talent management: Examining existing work that can be automated
- Linking Robotics to your self-service system
- What if the Robot breaks down: Do you need bot’ runners?
- Case Study of HR RPA in practice
Curt BurghardtSenior Director, HR Shared Services
3:20 PM M&A or Buyout: Managing Your SSC in a MergerDaniel Stuart, Chief Business Process Officer, Breakthru Beverage Group Jean-Claude de Vera, VP Global Business Services, LaFarge , ,
- Overcoming the us vs. them mentality
- Bridging the knowledge gap and showcasing opportunities
- Engaging all stakeholders
- Convincing the business to relinquish control and demonstrating the value of harmonization
- Aligning systems, policies and processes
- Can outsourcing help?
3:20 PM Panel Discussion: Driving Value and Innovation With Your BPO ProviderTom Peyton, VP Services Excellence, North American Accounting Center, Wolters Kluwer
- Communicating business plans with your BPO to ensure alignment and define vision
- How can you work better with your existing BPO to mitigate the problems of attrition?
- Working with your supplier to establish areas for improvement and innovation
- Establishing crystal clear steps to value: How can you make sure value promised = value delivered?
Tom PeytonVP Services Excellence, North American Accounting Center
3:20 PM Digitizing the P2P Process to Create Process Intelligence and Better Customer ExperienceCaesar Parlade, Chief Operating Officer, ANZ Global Services
It is well understood that digitizing your P2P process is a sure fire way to drive efficiency across financial operations. But how exactly do you achieve digital transformation with minimum disruption to your suppliers and customers?
- Creating quicker turn-around times and justin- time inventory management
- Using digitization to enable agility towards the needs of the organization
- Transitioning employees to a digital P2P system
- Accessing process intelligence to uncover what’s actually happening within your P2P process
Caesar ParladeChief Operating Officer
ANZ Global Services
3:20 PM A Strange New World: AI in Shared Services - It’s Not as Far Away as You Think!
The role of RPA in delivering services has evolved at a faster rate than anyone would have naturally perceived, and despite pockets of latent skeptism its adoption from here onwards should be exponential. Cognitive disruption and its usage in global business services is an extension of that story but its not completely clear yet how exactly it can be applied to shared services.
This session explores the place of AI in the SSO industry giving practical examples of AI-enabled automation of knowledge work and the impact on human capital costs.
3:20 PM Conquer the Technology Terrain – How to Leverage and Improve your Technology Enablement?
Technology is a critical component to GBS, but how does it really fit? Does GBS drive technology or does technology drive GBS? The interactive break-out sessions will include discussions on cloud and integration for GBS, robotics and advanced automation, the impacts of social and mobile on GBS and other technology topics based on your priorities. We will discuss technology landscapes and the challenges introduced by GBS along with possible solutions.
4:00 PM Networking Break and Demo Drive
SSOW has the largest exhibit hall of any shared services event in the world! Don’t you want to see all that there is on offer? Our excellent service providers are here to help! Grab a demo drive card, visit the booths and be entered to win one of several excellent prizes!
5:40 PM SSON Excellence Awards #1,2 and 3
6:00 PM LIVE BENCHMARKING SESSION – PART TWO
This session represents the second part of our excusive visual benchmarking analytics. Focusing on one of your biggest challenges – this session hones in on talent – looking at average and optimum attrition, cost to serve, availability of graduates and language skills.
BIG IDEA KEYNOTE PRESENTATION
5:50 PM Transforming the Way Business is Done: Learning From the Largest, Most Progressive Shared Service Organization in the WorldFilippo Passerini, Former Group President Global Business Services, CIO, Procter and Gamble
In a world ever more complex and fast-paced, anticipating and leading business change is becoming increasingly important. Also, the ability to stay ahead-of-the-curve is more than ever a critical attribute of successful companies and leaders. To accomplish that, the business model requires agility, responsiveness, innovation, ever increasing employee productivity, and flawless operations.
Shared Services organizations are uniquely positioned to enable the business to reach new heights, and in fact help transform the way business is done. This is a win-win all around: greater impact on the business through cost improvements and service quality, as well as stronger motivation and contributions by Shared Services people. By contrast, the risk is to become a “commodity”… This is what we must prevent at all costs, through constant focus on value creation and innovation.
Globally recognized as a shared services pioneer and thought-leader, Filippo is renowned for creating new progressive business models and championing innovation. This session is a unique look into the strategies that allowed Procter & Gamble to form the world’s most progressive GBS.
Filippo PasseriniFormer Group President Global Business Services, CIO
Procter and Gamble