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10. MAY 2023 | Helsinki

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The biggest show of the year brings together 400+ CFOs.

During the day, you will hear a tough talk about success & get new perspectives straight from the top of Finland.

The Nordic’s most influential CFOs come together in Helsinki’s Koskenranta as we bring the top names in business to the stage to discuss the most current topics for the financial management – you don’t want to miss out on this!

This year, the top themes are e.g. economic megatrends, responsibility as a competitive factor, the role of the CFO in growth, the keys to a successful CFO, artificial intelligence & automation, and risk management.

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SPEAKERS ANNOUNCED FROM NETHERLANDS, FINLAND, DENMARK

Marga Hoek, Global Thoughtleader  Sustainable Business, Three-time CEO and Board Member

One of the top 30 new managemet thinkers in the world 

Marga Hoek is a member of Thinkers50, she is that rare combination: a true visionary on sustainable business and capital and a successful, innovative business leader who understands and applies the commercial realities of business. Operating at the highest level with ministers and presidents, Marga is a global voice for G20, G7 Climat Change and if Cop 23; an award winning author and a regular contributor to The Huffington Post and other prestigious media.

She is a non executive director for various, international companies after a successful CEO, executive career as well an appreciated and sought after boardroom advisor. As the most appreciated speaker on sustainable business and capital and a multiple awarded author, she is considered one of the most influential thought leaders leading the way in the transition towards a sustainable world.

 

Ilkka Hara, Executive Vice President, CFO, KONE Corporation

Member of the Executive Board and employed by KONE since 2016.

Ilkka Hara serves as Chief Financial Officer, Member of the Executive Boardof the Company. Ilkka Hara joined Kone from Microsoft, where he served as General Manager and CFO for the Phones Business from 2014 to 2016 based in Redmond, Washington, U.S.A. His previous roles include various finance and M&A related leadership roles at Nokia from 2004 to 2014. Prior to working for Nokia, Ilkka gained experience in investment banking with a special focus in the technology sector. He worked at ABN AMRO 2003-2004 and Morgan Stanley 2001-2003. He is Member of the Board of Directors of Hartili Oy.

Lars Christensen, Founder & Owner, Markets and Money Advisory

Internationally renowned Danish economist

Lars Christensen is an internationally renowned Danish economist specialised in international economy, Emerging Markets and monetary policy. Lars has over 20 years’ experience in government and banking and is the founder and owner of Markets and Money Advisory and is a Senior Fellow at London’s Adam Smith Institute.

…AND MANY MORE.

NETWORK WITH 400 CFOS & TOP-CLASS PARTNERS.

CFO, Barona

Jussi Ropo

Country Managing Director, Accountor

Petteri Heikinheimo

Petteri Heikinheimo is a business-minded transformation and people leader. During his career Petteri Heikinheimo has been accountable for organizations up to 2000 employees and businesses up to 100 Million euros. Today, he works as a Country Manager in Accountor, a company which specialises in software solutions and outsourcing services for financial and HR services. The group employs about 2.200 experts in seven countries.

Senior Economist, OP Financial Group

Tomi Kortela

CFO, Relex

Johan Haataja

Johan Haataja is the CFO of RELEX Solutions, a leading provider of cutting-edge retail optimization software that is the backbone of retailers’ and manufacturers’ supply chains around the world. Johan joined RELEX in 2014, after which the company has grown its revenues 20-fold and expanded globally with customers in over 30 countries and 1400 employees in 14 countries. During his time, the company has also collaborated and raised funding from the leading global private equity investors including TCV, Summit Partners and Blackstone. The most recent financing round in early 2022 was a record-breaking in Finland – a 500-million-euro transaction valuing the company at 5 billion euros.

Finance Director, Framery

Inka Grahn

Inka Grahn is Finance Director at Framery leading a team of finance professionals to next level in global and rapidly growing office silent workspace market. Inka is skilled in coaching people and teams to high performance, and finance hard skills implementation from theory to practice. Inka has strong experience in finance transformation and business process outsourcing in global environment.

 

Managing Partner, Zeal Sourcing

Antti Suorsa

Board Professional, Marketing & Change Management Advisor

Reetta Rajala

Reetta founded the change consultancy CCEA Oy in 2007 and successfully exited the company in 2021. Currently, Reetta advises entrepreneurs and start-ups and is an active board member for multiple unlisted companies.

Investment Banking, Private Equity Investing and Strategy Professional

Matti Copeland

Matti has spend over 30 years in leadership roles in investment banking, private equity investing and strategy. He has also served on numerous boards and acted as an angel investor supporting Finnish technology entrepreneurs.

He is known for his passion for curiosity. He even calls himself ”Chief Curiosity Officer”.

Director, Accounting Services, Azets

Janne Blomqvist

Janne has over 20 years of experience of management and management consultancy. Although Janne takes a keen interest in automation like AI and machine learning he puts people first. “As machines take care of boring routines, people have more time for thinking. One of the most important issues we need to focus on is ESG. Both when providing business advice for our customers and listening to our employees, there is no doubt we need to be strongly involved. This is also one way we make sure our people can use their full potential, which is a prerequisite for any prospering business.”, says Janne. Janne is in responsible for Azets Finland’s accounting services. Azets group employs over 6 500 experts and serves over 120 000 customers globally.

 

Director, BearingPoint

Heli Moilanen

Helillä on yli viidentoista vuoden kokemus erilaisista talouden kehityshankkeista; toimintamallien, organisaatioiden, ja prosessien suunnittelusta ja kehityksestä, talouden järjestelmien ja robotiikan implementointiin sekä ulkoistushankkeisiin.

CEO, Staria

Artti Aurasmaa

MSc (Econ.) Artti Aurasmaa is Staria’s CEO and he has a strong history of creating and leading growth. To name a few, Artti has acted as CEO of Martela Oyj, 3 Step IT and Ropo Capital. He also acts as a Board Member at Vincit and as a Chairman of the Board at Bookers Group and Valtti.

Tax Specialist, TietoAkseli Group

Markku Järvenoja

Service Design Manager, Accountor

Sanna Eulenberger

During her career Sanna Eulenberger has been working as an expert, a manager and as a management team member in ICT and digital business. Sanna holds a Certified Foresight Professional diploma from Turku School of Economics. Sanna is also a published author. She has studied the evolution of knowledge work well over a dozen years and done trend analysis on a variety of industries. Sanna believes that it’s impossible to do smart business development unless you have a finger on the pulse of the changing world. Sanna works currently as Service Design Manager in Accountor. She is a mentor and a coach for start-ups and entrepreneurs.

Director AP Automation, Basware

Olav Maas

Olav Maas is Director AP Automation at Basware. In his role he is responsible for AP Automation product management. Olav has been working over 10 years automatic invoice processing tools in various global positions. With his financial background he is always looking for ways to automate the deviation.

Head of Product Management, Clausion

Henri Latvanen

Henrillä on yli 20 vuoden kokemus yritysten suunnittelujärjestelmien parista niin konsultoinnissa kuin tuotehallinnan parissa. Uusien teknologioiden ja toimintatapojen seuranta ja hyödyntäminen on erityisen lähellä Henrin sydäntä.

Board Member of the Nordic Sustainability Reporting Standard

Leonard Breukers

Leonard is a board member of the Nordic Sustainability Reporting Standard, a sustainability reporting consultant at Azets and a PhD researcher on sustainability accounting at University of Oulu. Leonard has keen interest on how accounting methods can be used to transform business information into sustainability actions. Part of a government funded research group, he studies how CFOs and business controllers report and analyse sustainability information into profitable business decisions.

“One of the biggest challenges of our time is to adjust our lives to the changing planet and society. Evolving
legislation and stakeholder expectations on ESG push companies to integrate sustainability into their
business decisions and strategy. Accounting and CFOs have major roles to provide insight to build a sustainable and green business.”

Read more on my thoughts here » https://www.azets.fi/blogi/eu-direktiivi-kiristaa-yritysvastuuta/

Tapahtumaa tekemässä ja lavalla keskustelussa mukana.

Why the CFO Should Be the Driver of Sustainability

Janne Blomqvist, Director, Accounting Services, Azets

Evolving Mandate of the Finance Team – The Next Level of Business Skills

Petteri Heikinheimo, Country Managing Director, Accountor
Sanna Eulenberger, Service Design Manager, Accountor

CFO Leading the Way Towards International Growth and Profitability

Artti Aurasmaa, CEO, Staria

CFO Building the Digital Finance Function of the Future

Olav Maas, Director AP Automation, Basware

Content worth your time.

tiistai 10.5.

  • 9.00
  • Welcome - Registration and Breakfast
Board Professional, Marketing & Change Management Advisor

Reetta Rajala

Reetta founded the change consultancy CCEA Oy in 2007 and successfully exited the company in 2021. Currently, Reetta advises entrepreneurs and start-ups and is an active board member for multiple unlisted companies.

Investment Banking, Private Equity Investing and Strategy Professional

Matti Copeland

Matti has spend over 30 years in leadership roles in investment banking, private equity investing and strategy. He has also served on numerous boards and acted as an angel investor supporting Finnish technology entrepreneurs.

He is known for his passion for curiosity. He even calls himself ”Chief Curiosity Officer”.

  • What is happening in the world economy right now? And how are changes affecting future business?
  • Visions of the economy development in Finland, the Nordics and Europe?
  • Rising trends in the financial sector
Senior Economist, OP Financial Group

Tomi Kortela

CFO, KONE Corporation

Ilkka Hara

KONEen johtokunnan jäsen ja KONEen palveluksessa vuodesta 2016.

Työskennellyt aiemmin Microsoftin puhelinliiketoiminnan talousjohtajana 2014–2016, Nokiassa eri johtotehtävissä 2004–2014. Ennen Nokiaa hän työskenteli ABN AMRO:ssa 2003–2004 ja Morgan Stanley:lla 2001–2003. Keskeisiin luottamustehtäviin kuuluu hallituksen jäsenyys Hartili Oy:ssä.

  • Why does sustainability matter for financial success? The relationship between sustainability and financial performance
  • Sustainability data as a part of financial reporting today and tomorrow
  • At what extent should the CFO be involved in driving sustainability as part of the strategy?

 

In collaboration with:

Director, Accounting Services, Azets

Janne Blomqvist

Janne has over 20 years of experience of management and management consultancy. Although Janne takes a keen interest in automation like AI and machine learning he puts people first. “As machines take care of boring routines, people have more time for thinking. One of the most important issues we need to focus on is ESG. Both when providing business advice for our customers and listening to our employees, there is no doubt we need to be strongly involved. This is also one way we make sure our people can use their full potential, which is a prerequisite for any prospering business.”, says Janne. Janne is in responsible for Azets Finland’s accounting services. Azets group employs over 6 500 experts and serves over 120 000 customers globally.

 

Board Member of the Nordic Sustainability Reporting Standard

Leonard Breukers

Leonard is a board member of the Nordic Sustainability Reporting Standard, a sustainability reporting consultant at Azets and a PhD researcher on sustainability accounting at University of Oulu. Leonard has keen interest on how accounting methods can be used to transform business information into sustainability actions. Part of a government funded research group, he studies how CFOs and business controllers report and analyse sustainability information into profitable business decisions.

“One of the biggest challenges of our time is to adjust our lives to the changing planet and society. Evolving
legislation and stakeholder expectations on ESG push companies to integrate sustainability into their
business decisions and strategy. Accounting and CFOs have major roles to provide insight to build a sustainable and green business.”

Read more on my thoughts here » https://www.azets.fi/blogi/eu-direktiivi-kiristaa-yritysvastuuta/

Regional Director Special Products, Atradius

Jesse van Cleef

Based in Amsterdam, Jesse is the Atradius Regional Director for Special Products.  He is responsible for teams located in Brazil, Germany, the Netherlands, United Kingdom and USA. His teams focus on finding unique credit insurance solutions for complex trade transactions.

In addition, Jesse is member of Atradius’ Sustainability Committee that is responsible for the ESG Strategy and heads the credit insurer’s strategic project researching how sustainability issues impact businesses and supply chain finance, and what products could be created to address these. In particular, his focus is on investigating how to develop an effective sustainable credit insurance policy.

Jesse joined Atradius in 2006 where he held senior positions in both Commercial Account Management and Risk Underwriting. Prior to that he held finance and credit risk roles at Marsh and Deutsche Bank. Jesse has a Masters in Finance from the TIAS Business School, Tilburg, NL.

 

  • 10.30
  • Break & Networking
  • Grab a Coffee and Meet Up with Your Colleagues
  • Mastering the organizational transformation in today’s uncertain and complex global business landscape
  • CFO participating and supporting the business agenda
  • Strategy implementation in different types of organizations – Tools for strategy implementation for the financial function
  • How do I measure and monitor the implementation of a strategy?

 

CFO, Barona

Jussi Ropo

Director, BearingPoint

Heli Moilanen

Helillä on yli viidentoista vuoden kokemus erilaisista talouden kehityshankkeista; toimintamallien, organisaatioiden, ja prosessien suunnittelusta ja kehityksestä, talouden järjestelmien ja robotiikan implementointiin sekä ulkoistushankkeisiin.

  • The role of financial management to a growth company
  • Modern financial management – systems, outsourcing and comprehensive solutions
  • How VC/PE supports growth towards IPO?

 

In collaboration with: 

CFO, Relex

Johan Haataja

Johan Haataja is the CFO of RELEX Solutions, a leading provider of cutting-edge retail optimization software that is the backbone of retailers’ and manufacturers’ supply chains around the world. Johan joined RELEX in 2014, after which the company has grown its revenues 20-fold and expanded globally with customers in over 30 countries and 1400 employees in 14 countries. During his time, the company has also collaborated and raised funding from the leading global private equity investors including TCV, Summit Partners and Blackstone. The most recent financing round in early 2022 was a record-breaking in Finland – a 500-million-euro transaction valuing the company at 5 billion euros.

Finance Director, Framery

Inka Grahn

Inka Grahn is Finance Director at Framery leading a team of finance professionals to next level in global and rapidly growing office silent workspace market. Inka is skilled in coaching people and teams to high performance, and finance hard skills implementation from theory to practice. Inka has strong experience in finance transformation and business process outsourcing in global environment.

 

CEO, Staria

Artti Aurasmaa

MSc (Econ.) Artti Aurasmaa is Staria’s CEO and he has a strong history of creating and leading growth. To name a few, Artti has acted as CEO of Martela Oyj, 3 Step IT and Ropo Capital. He also acts as a Board Member at Vincit and as a Chairman of the Board at Bookers Group and Valtti.

Head of Product Management, Clausion

Henri Latvanen

Henrillä on yli 20 vuoden kokemus yritysten suunnittelujärjestelmien parista niin konsultoinnissa kuin tuotehallinnan parissa. Uusien teknologioiden ja toimintatapojen seuranta ja hyödyntäminen on erityisen lähellä Henrin sydäntä.

  • 12.10
  • Break & Networking
  • Lunch
  • A CFO’s key competencies for the future
  • What kind of skillset is required for the finance team in the future?
  • How to reach new areas of expertise supporting business?
  • Communication: What is essential for employees to understand about a company’s finances?

 

In collaboration with:

 

Country Managing Director, Accountor

Petteri Heikinheimo

Petteri Heikinheimo is a business-minded transformation and people leader. During his career Petteri Heikinheimo has been accountable for organizations up to 2000 employees and businesses up to 100 Million euros. Today, he works as a Country Manager in Accountor, a company which specialises in software solutions and outsourcing services for financial and HR services. The group employs about 2.200 experts in seven countries.

Director, Financial Analysis and Analytics, Nokia

Jari Lappalainen

Service Design Manager, Accountor

Sanna Eulenberger

During her career Sanna Eulenberger has been working as an expert, a manager and as a management team member in ICT and digital business. Sanna holds a Certified Foresight Professional diploma from Turku School of Economics. Sanna is also a published author. She has studied the evolution of knowledge work well over a dozen years and done trend analysis on a variety of industries. Sanna believes that it’s impossible to do smart business development unless you have a finger on the pulse of the changing world. Sanna works currently as Service Design Manager in Accountor. She is a mentor and a coach for start-ups and entrepreneurs.

  • How to increase your and your team’s digital skills?
  • New tools in finance – next level AI, robotics and automation
  • Seamless cooperation between financial management and procurement

 

In collaboration with:

Managing Partner, Zeal Sourcing

Antti Suorsa

Director AP Automation, Basware

Olav Maas

Olav Maas is Director AP Automation at Basware. In his role he is responsible for AP Automation product management. Olav has been working over 10 years automatic invoice processing tools in various global positions. With his financial background he is always looking for ways to automate the deviation.

Tax Specialist, TietoAkseli Group

Markku Järvenoja

  • 14.30
  • Break & Networking
  • Grab a Coffee and Meet Up With Your Colleagues
  • How to identify the market situation by using statistical models?
  • How to predict business development and which KPI’s to use?
Founder & , Markets and Money Advisory, Research Associate, Stellenvosch University

Lars Christensen

Lars Christensen is the founder and CEO of Markets & Money Advisory. Lars is also Research Associate at Stellenbosch University. Lars’ expertise covers some of the biggest problem areas for international business – monetary and fiscal policies, currencies, emerging markets, and political and regulatory risk.

Lars is known for his no-nonsense, out-of-the-box views and as a lively and opinionated speaker. Lars Christensen worked five years as an economic policy analyst at the Danish Ministry of Economic Affairs (1996-2001). Lars is particularly known for having been Head of Emerging Markets Research at Danske Bank in Copenhagen. In this role he authored numerous path-breaking economic reports on particularly Central and Eastern Europe.
In 2006-8 Lars co-authored a number of reports warning of a coming economic meltdown in Central and Eastern Europe and maybe most famously Lars co-authored the report “Geyser Crisis” in 2006, which correctly forecasted a major economic and financial crisis in Iceland.

Lars Christensen is the author of the book “Milton Friedman – en pragmatisk revolutionær” (“Milton Friedman – a pragmatic revolutionary”) published in November 2002. He has contributed to numerous other books. Lars Christensen is internationally recognized as a specialist on the economic teachings of Milton Friedman and the history of monetary thought.

  • Global outlook on the sustainable future of business
  • Board, CEO and CFO’s challenges and opportunities
  • With real-life inspiring business cases from all over the world

 

 

Global Thoughtleader about Sustainable Business and Capital

Marga Hoek

Marga Hoek is a member of Thinkers50, she is that rare combination: a true visionary on sustainable business and capital and a successful, innovative business leader who understands and applies the commercial realities of business. Operating at the highest level with ministers and presidents, Marga is a global voice for G20, G7 Climat Change and if Cop 23; an award winning author and a regular contributor to The Huffington Post and other prestigious media.

She is a non executive director for various, international companies after a successful CEO, executive career as well an appreciated and sought after boardroom advisor. As the most appreciated speaker on sustainable business and capital and a multiple awarded author, she is considered one of the most influential thought leaders leading the way in the transition towards a sustainable world.

Board Professional, Marketing & Change Management Advisor

Reetta Rajala

Reetta founded the change consultancy CCEA Oy in 2007 and successfully exited the company in 2021. Currently, Reetta advises entrepreneurs and start-ups and is an active board member for multiple unlisted companies.

Investment Banking, Private Equity Investing and Strategy Professional

Matti Copeland

Matti has spend over 30 years in leadership roles in investment banking, private equity investing and strategy. He has also served on numerous boards and acted as an angel investor supporting Finnish technology entrepreneurs.

He is known for his passion for curiosity. He even calls himself ”Chief Curiosity Officer”.

  • 16.20
  • It's a Wrap with Cocktails

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Location

EVENT CENTER KOSKENRANTA.

Katariina Saksilaisen katu 9, 00560 Helsinki

Koskenranta is well connected by public transport, and parking spaces for 200 cars can be found in the immediate vicinity of the event center. Parking spaces at Koskenranta are free. There is also a city bike stop next to Koskenranta.

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