Optimising the CIO-CFO partnership to drive business transformation

Event Detail

Several trends have brought the seemingly competing interests of CIOs and CFOs in alignment in recent years. Accelerated digital transformation made the CIO a strategic partner to the business. IT has evolved from a cost center to a revenue driver. Finance needs IT to figure out how to transition to a more data-driven business.

But CIOs and CFOs still don’t always speak the same language. To optimise the relationship we need a common framework for IT investment governance, a collaborative financial planning and analysis approach for IT that breaks down functional silos and establishes cross-functional partnerships.

Join us at this CIO WaterCooler Focus event to explore

  • what CFOs need from IT leaders and what IT can bring to Finance
  • how CIOs can bring the business as stakeholders into the IT investment process
  • how to facilitate collaborative decision-making from the C-Suite across the business

Event Date

Tuesday, 20th September 2022

Event Time

12:30pm to 5pm

Event Location

Home House, London

Speakers

Alex Becker

Chief Operating Officer, Serviceware SE
CIO WaterCooler Consultants Speaker Alex Becker

Dr. Alexander Becker studied industrial engineering at the University of Karlsruhe and earned his doctorate at the Technical University Darmstadt. After starting his career at SAP, Dr. Becker joined McKinsey Digital, in Frankfurt where he became an Engagement Manager with a focus on IT architecture management and IT strategy.

In 2012, Dr. Becker joined Serviceware as a Head of Corporate Strategy and in 2016 he became Head of Professional Services of Serviceware. Since the IPO of Serviceware in 2018 Dr. Becker acts as Chief Operating Officer in the board of directors overseeing all consulting, implementation and service engagements with Serviceware Clients

Jyotsna Chandrani

Director Operational and Resilience Risk Tooling at HSBC Group
CIO WaterCooler Consultants Speaker Jyotsna Chandrani

Jyotsna Chandrani is responsible for the technology strategy to support the evolving requirements of the Operational & Resilience Risk practice, framework and regulatory expectations at HSBC Group.

She owns the governance associated with the Operational & Resilience Risk application suite, acting as a global gatekeeper to all demands on the tools and ensure its integrity is protected and business needs are enabled via technology.

Myron Hrycyk

Independent Executive Consultant, former Group CIO for Severn Trent
CIO WaterCooler Consultants Speaker Myron Hrycyk

After a highly successful career as one of the UK’s leading CIO’s, Myron Hrycyk is an independent Executive operating at the C-level specialising in driving business and digital change and coaching senior IT executives to successfully deliver IT and business change. He is an established board NED in the Financial Services and Housing sectors.

Myron is also a Crown Representative for the Cabinet Office managing the broader strategic relationship between several global technology businesses and HMG.

Prior to this Myron held CIO and senior IT posts for major organisations across a diverse range of business sectors, Financial Services, Publishing, Automotive, Logistics/Supply Chain and Utilities.  He has delivered strategic IT and business transformation programmes, led digital transformation and re-shaped corporate IT capabilities.

As Group CIO for Severn Trent for over seven years, reporting directly to the CEO, Myron transformed the IT capability and was the Executive sponsor for the company’s successful  £100m business transformation programme.  Myron also developed the company’s digital strategy.

Chair

Erich Kellow

SVP - Group Head of Information & Digital Technology, Operations & Supply Chain at British American Tobacco
CIO WaterCooler Consultants Speaker Erich Kellow

Erich Kellow has worked for BAT for the last fourteen years and is currently leading the global functional team responsible for manufacturing, supply chain and procurement, leveraging digital technologies to transform the business and drive business value. Previously he was head of the global marketing IT portfolio and the trade marketing and distribution systems at BAT.

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