Intelligent Automation: People, Processes & Performance Excellence

14 November, 2023

On Wednesday 25th October 2023, we held a webinar on Intelligent Automation: People, Processes & Performance Excellence for our senior Finance & Accountancy network in the Netherlands.

Georgia Wright, Associate Director, hosted three expert speakers who shared their experiences with artificial intelligence and how it could affect roles of the future.

Firstly, we heard from Alla Slavinskaya, the Director, Digital Business Consulting at EPAM, who talked us through AI+ perspectives. She also addressed the elephant in the room: Where do humans add value in the era of AI?

Next, Chris Gunning, Finance Transformation Leader – Global Shared Services at NielsenIQ, explained why it should no longer be solely about process optimisation for effectiveness and driving value through efficiencies – creating a unique experience through cutting-edge automation is vital.

Finally, Aline Bonaccorso, CFO France and The Netherlands at T-Systems International, shared her experiences of conceptualising and establishing front and back office for various departments, ensuring operational excellence and continuous improvement.

Georgia then conducted a question-and-answer session with the three speakers, going through some of the comments and questions submitted by attendees during the event, including:

  • What are the key challenges facing Finance leaders in terms of governance?
  • Which industries are early adopters of AI?
  • Which new skills will be needed when AI evolves?

As the Finance & Accountancy function continues to develop, we want to ensure that we deliver topics that are of interest to our network through our events and partnerships.

If you have any suggestions for future events, please get in touch with Hannah Mallia, who leads our Finance & Accountancy recruitment division in the Netherlands:

Thank you to Alla, Chris, and Aline for sharing their experiences and thoughts with all those who attended the event, and to all delegates who joined the session and shared their questions and comments.