FDE Roundtable Dinner, Frankfurt 27th November: Achieving Finance Transformation Success

Executive Breakfast Briefings

Date: Tuesday 27th November, 2018 

Time: 18.00-21.30

Venue: Grandhotel Hessischer Hof, Frankfurt

Moderator:Tim Wakeford, VP, Financials Product Strategy, EMEA at Workday

Delegates: 15-20 CFOs and senior finance executives cross industry

Cost: Complimentary

As we all know, we are living in exciting and challenging times, where technology fuelled by data is creating new opportunities to unlock value through speed, control and insight, as well as creating opportunities to completely reimagine business models.

Therefore, the focus of the session will be around the importance of transforming finance and will be moderated by Tim Wakeford, former Finance Director and Board Member of Cushman & Wakefield, who was also responsible for the entire digital transformation of finance at this real estate giant. Tim has an inspirational story to tell about this transformation, which I am sure will be useful for your own transformation journey.

The focus of the roundtable discussion will be around what we call the ‘golden triangle’ of people, process, and technology, as the 3 enablers of finance transformation.

Some of the questions that will be explored in the discussion are:

Do we have the right People with the right skill set?
Do we challenge our Processes and invest enough in automation?
And ultimately, does Technology truly enable Finance to be disruptive?


18.00 – Guest arrival and welcome drinks
18.30 – Guests seated & FDE welcome
18.35 – Participant introductions   
18.55 – Introductory remarks by Tim Wakeford, Workday
19.00 – Discussion commences
20.00 – Break while table is reset for dinner   
20.15 – Dinner is served, informal discussion continues
21.15 – Closing remarks by FDE, moderators, as well as participants
21.30 – End of briefing

Who should attend?

This exclusive, VIP invitation-only dinner will enable you to network with like-minded finance professionals who are at various stages of their own transformation journeys and developing their functions to be more cost and time efficient. FDE events are strictly invitation only and are limited in the number of delegate places.


Grandhotel Hessischer Hof,
Friedrich-Ebert-Anlage 40,
60325 Frankfurt am Main, Germany

How to get there:

Public Transportation:

Please take the S-Tram S8 or S9 to the main train station. From there please take the U4, in the direction of “Bockenheimer Warte” to station “Festhalle/Messe”. Leaving the station you will see the Grandhotel Hessischer Hof on the opposite side of the Messeturm.

Our Aims:

Since 1992 FDE magazine has delivered informative and authoritative coverage of the finance function, bringing you comment and analysis from the world’s most powerful business leaders. The objective of FDE briefings is to gather a community of leading Finance Directors / CFOs at world class venues to gain valuable insight from distinguished speakers. Participants have the opportunity to meet, network and discuss relevant issues and trends at a 5 star venue.