With over 400 CFOs attending and top speakers including Dutch Minister of Finance, Jan Kees de Jager and Vice-President Of Google Enterprise EMEA Sébastien Marotte; CFO Day, recently this event for financial leaders in the Netherlands had its 11th anniversary. With this year’s theme titled “On Course in a new World”, this edition of the annual event emphasized the changing volatile world in which enterprises are currently operating in. Changes discussed during the day included New technology (i.e. Mobile, social and Cloud Computing) and Sustainability as a license to operate.
On behalf of Gold partner Accenture, Andrew Meade and I had the opportunity to present and discuss the Dutch background and results of Accenture’s High Performance Finance study, which explored the current state of Finance in the Netherlands and how it is adapting to the significant environmental changes. With Finance on the rise, the finance organization assumed greater responsibility for helping the enterprise deal with the growing risks to the business as the recession unfolded.