Ask the Expert

Have a burning question? The AFP FinNext 2021 Virtual Ask the Expert program brings select session speakers together to take your questions and provide additional insights on critical topics impacting FP&A professionals.


Ask the Expert: Develop & Retain High Potential FP&A Talent

Wednesday March 24, 2021 | From 11:15–11:45 a.m. ET

Organizations that fail to establish an environment that creates opportunities for growth, development and engagement risk losing their high-potential finance professionals. This follow-up discussion to the session, Develop & Retain High Potential FP&A Talent, offers the opportunity to ask speakers more in-depth questions on retaining your FP&A talent.

Moderator:
Michael Lee High, FPAC
Business Unit CFO - Deep Water Gulf of Mexico
Royal Dutch Shell

Speakers:
Brett Kennedy
Senior Principal, Financial Development Program
Cigna

Carl Seidman
Principal
Seidman Global LLC


Ask the Expert: Planning Your Technology Spend

Thursday March 25, 2021 | From 11:15–11:45 a.m. ET

As data is the key economic asset, what is the right amount to spend on your IT infrastructure? How do you plan for IT spending as new technologies turn all companies into data companies? FP&A can provide a better understanding of the composition of these costs, the influences on expenditure trends and how to control them. Attend this session for an extended dialogue and moderated Q&A with speakers from the session, How FP&A and IT Drive Value Together and De-Mystifying AI/ML in Your Planning Process.

Moderator:
Gaileon Thompson, CTP, FPAC
Vice President, Finance
Conifer Health Solutions

Speakers:
Jessica Quiles
Director of FP&A
Cardone Industries Inc.

Ralph Villanueva
IT Security & Compliance Analyst
Diamond Resorts