Brussels Dinner, January 2020

Executive Dinner Briefings Q1 Date: Wednesday 29th January, 2020
Time: 18.00-21.30 pm
Venue: Steigenberger Wiltcher’s, Brussels
Speaker: Tim Wakeford, VP Financials Product Strategy, EMEA at Workday
Event Partner: Workday
Delegates: 15-20 Senior finance executives cross industry
Cost: Complimentary

Embracing Digital Technology to Transform Finance

Exclusive FDE dinner on Embracing Digital Technology to Transform Finance, moderated by Tim Wakeford, Vice President, Financials Product Strategy, EMEA at Workday.

As we all know, we are living in one of the most exciting and challenging times we’ve ever been in, where technology fueled 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 how to successfully transform finance and will be moderated by Tim Wakeford, who prior to joining Workday in November 2017, served as Finance Director on the UK Boards of Cushman & Wakefield, and previously, Willis Towers Watson. Tim has held executive level positions in the finance departments of both private and public sector organisations.

At Cushman and Wakefield, Tim was responsible for the company’s finance transformation, so as a moderator Tim will address some of the reasons behind the decision to undertake a finance transformation journey, as well as his experience of finance transformation in some different CFO roles that he’s had.

Some of the other questions that Tim will be exploring, when it comes to finance transformation, 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?

This exclusive, VIP invitation-only event, which includes complimentary dinner and drinks for the duration, 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 will be hosting this dinner and discussion at Steigenberger Wiltcher’s, Brussels on Wednesday 29th January 2020.


Steigenberger Wiltcher’s: Avenue Louise 71, 1050 Bruxelles, Belgium

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  • 18.00 Welcome drinks & canapés
  • 18.30 Guests seated & FDE welcome
  • 18.35 Participant introductions
  • 18.55 Introductory remarks by Tim Wakeford, VP, Financials Product Strategy, EMEA at Workday
  • 19.10 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
  • 21.30 End of briefing

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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.