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Sessions to Attend at SuiteWorld 2019

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NetSuite’s annual conference, SuiteWorld 2019, is underway in Las Vegas. It is a chance to learn how finance professionals and business partners across multiple industries are unleashing the power of Oracle’s NetSuite software to drive innovation and maximize business growth. The four-day event features keynote speakers Shaquille O’Neal and Jason Sudeikis, as well as presentations from software companies and consulting groups. If you’re headed to the conference, or are already there, be sure to check out some of these sessions.

Tuesday, April 2

A Vista Equity Perspective on Driving Technology Value Creation with NetSuite

When: 11:00 AM – 12:00 PM 

Where: Murano 3304 (Venetian, Level 3)

Speakers: Eric Gibson, CFO, Granicus, LLC; Rahul Puri, Global Head – Private Equity & Venture Capital, Oracle; Mark Ralls, Managing Director, Vista Consulting Group

In this presentation, experts from Vista Consulting Group will discuss how to produce value by leveraging NetSuite to enhance visibility and flexibility. By automating repetitive processes, modern software solutions decrease the reliance of manual data entry and allow for more minds to think strategically. This session will focus on cost-efficiency and scalability to maximize ROI and optimize growth, specifically for small and medium-sized businesses.

Scaling Payables with NetSuite: Maximizing Lean Finance Operations

When: 11:00 AM – 12:00 PM

Where: San Polo 3406 (Venetian, Level 3)

Speakers: Rob Israch, CMO, Tipalti; Dash Victor, Global Controller, Docker

This session will focus on successfully scaling finance to keep up with evolving business needs. Speakers from Tipalti and Docker will discuss how to strategically accelerate growth while maintaining a lean operational footprint. They will also talk about the role of automation solutions in achieving this goal.

Lease Accounting Made Easy

When: 3:15 PM – 4:15 PM

Where: Murano 3206 (Venetian, Level 3)

Speakers: Encee Gentiloso, Senior Product Manager, Oracle; Chris Vandemore, Director, Product Management, NetSuite ERP Financials, Oracle

The new lease accounting standards ASC 842 and IFRS 16 require changes to the methods used to account for leases. Join this session to learn how NetSuite Fixed Asset Management can help meet these new standards.

Financial Reporting, Budgeting, and Planning with Microsoft Excel

When: 3:45 PM – 4:15 PM

Where: San Polo 3403 (Venetian, Level 3)

Speaker: Simon Miles, Director, Solution 7 Ltd

This session provides instruction on building high-quality financial reports in Excel with NetSuite’s Solution 7 app.  Attendees will learn how to manage budget and forecasting models by creating live, interactive, spreadsheets with full drill-down and drill-back to NetSuite.

Control and Compliance for High-Growth Companies

When: 4:45 PM – 5:45 PM

Where: Veronese 2505 (Venetian, Level 2)

Speakers: Jason Pikoos, Partner, Finacial Operations Practice Leader, Connor Group; Lisa Rehrig Robinson, FCoE – Solutions Advisor, Oracle; Karen Mullane, VP & Controller, SeatGeek

As compliance regulations become increasingly complex, high growth companies can’t always keep up and risk falling out of compliance. Leaders from Connor Group, Oracle, and SeatGeek will go over how to cultivate a better control environment without sacrificing growth potential, as this can easily derail a burgeoning business.

Key Dashboards for Your Finance Team

When: 4:45 PM – 5:45 PM

Where: Venetian Ballroom A (Venetian, Level 2)

Speaker: Russell Cull, NetSuite Senior Principal Instructor, Oracle

Cloud-based financials are critical to rapid growth and business transformation. This session will center on creating informative and engaging dashboards based on leading practices that will provide business-critical information.

Wednesday, April 3

Connecting People, Data, and Systems: How Finance Can Enable Faster, Better Decisions Across Your Organization

When: 1:00 PM – 2:00 PM

Where: San Polo 3406 (Venetian, Level 3)

Speaker: Tod Crane, Director, Financial Reporting, Domo

At this session, attendees will learn how to streamline their organization’s communications to facilitate faster, more effective decision making. As many organizations continue moving toward flatter operational structures, employees have more direct-line access to their management. This expedites the flow of information so that leaders can accurately make informed decisions in real time. By automating complicated analysis procedures, finance professionals can curate key data points from NetSuite without exhausting effort on repetitive processes and focus instead on strategic decision making.

Lease Accounting in NetSuite

When: 1:45 PM – 2:15 PM

Where: San Polo 3403 (Venetian, Level 3)

Speakers: Adam Riches, Managing Director, Netgain; Nathan Smart, Operations Director, Netgain Solutions

Effective January 1, 2019 (2020 for private U.S. GAAP companies), ASC 842 and IFRS 16 are new lease accounting standards that require companies to recognize all leases on their balance sheet as right-of-use assets and lease liabilities on the lease commencement date. This session will give you an overview of the history of and context for the new changes, identify how they affect NetSuite accounting teams, and explain the internal and external tools available to help NetSuite users comply with the new standards.

Artificial Intelligence, Robotics and Automation in the Workplace

When: 3:00 PM – 4:00 PM

Where: Venetian Ballroom B (Venetian, Level 2)

Speakers: Gavin Davidson, Director of Product Marketing, Oracle; David Gustovich, Sr. Director Mfg COE – NSGBU, Oracle; Sid Geddam, Vertical Product Management – WD/ Manufacturing, Oracle; Kevin DeLine, Industry Principal WMS, Oracle; Melanie Reese, Process Analyst & Administrator, White Labs, Inc.

Artificial intelligence and robotics process automation (RPA) are an integral part of professional finance operations. Oracle leads innovative efforts in finance technology with tools such as Enterprise Resource Planning (ERP) and Customer Relationship Management (CRM) programs. Hear how to fully unlock NetSuite’s capabilities with artificial intelligence and RPA.     

Your FP&A Cloud for NetSuite: Manage the Past, Present and Future of Your Business

When: 4:00 PM – 4:15 PM

Where: Grow & Tell Theater (Exhibition Hall)

Speaker: Michal Rzepka, Solutions Engineer, Vena Solutions

From account reconciliation and reporting to scenario modeling and forecasts, today’s FP&A is about far more than annual budgets. It covers the full spectrum of your past, present and future performance. This session will showcase connected cloud FP&A software that embraces Excel as the window into business-wide data.

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Simplify, Automate, Grow Faster: Must-Have Technology for Modern CFOs

When: 4:15 PM – 5:30 PM

Where: Murano 3206 (Venetian, Level 3)

Speakers: Brian Markgraf, Senior Staff, Crowe LLP; Adnan Patel, Partner, Crowe; Ben Kremer, Manager, Crowe

The role of the CFO is changing. Companies increasingly rely on their financial leaders to provide strategic insights and plans to spark confident, measurable growth. Learn how financial leaders can leverage technology to add efficiency to finance departments, generate actionable insights, and succeed in their roles.

Ask Me Anything: Compliance and Controls

When: 4:30 PM – 5:30 PM

Where: Murano 3206 (Venetian, Level 3)

Speakers: Brian Taylor, VP Security & Compliance, Oracle; Lisa Rehrig Robinson, FCoE – Solutions Advisor, Oracle; Amanda Barker, Manager, PwC; Gregory Garrett, Head of U.S. & International Cybersecurity, BDO; Dan Benvenuti, Senior Manager, Process & Systems, BlackBerry; Joe Cockriel, Director Business Systems, LogMeIn, Inc

This panel will discuss leveraging compliance and controls with NetSuite. Understanding how to utilize the software to maintain compliance is critical for your business.

Cash is King: Using The Untapped Value in Your Data to Make Better Cash Flow Decisions

When: 4:45 PM – 5:15 PM

Where: San Polo 3403 (Venetian, Level 3)

Speaker(s): Stef Layne, Senior Director, Treasury, Sourcing & Chief of Staff, Box, Inc.; Carlos Vega, CEO & Co-Founder, Tesorio; Sabrina Wong, Treasury, Veeva; Paul Smithwood, Vice President, GTS Data & Insights, Bank of America

In an increasingly data-driven world, knowing exactly which information to focus on can be difficult. Join this panel of experts from across multiple industries to learn how you can pull the most actionable information in your database to boost sales and foster customer success. The panel will cover ways to assimilate multiple data sources; transactions, communications, and payment systems to demonstrate how you can evolve your company’s finance function based on the most impactful information.

Best Practices for the Month-End Close on NetSuite

When: 5:00 PM – 5:30 PM

Where: San Polo 3505 (Venetian, Level 3)

Speaker: Michael Whitmire, CEO, FloQast

The month-end close is generally a laborious process that requires a host of different reports from all across the organization. Understanding how to optimize month-end close will save time and frustration, and connect members of the organization in new ways.

Thursday, April 4

From Manual to Modern: Improving the Financial Close

When: 9:30 AM – 9:45 AM

Where: Grow & Tell Theater (Exhibition Hall)

Speakers: Brian Rogers, Vice President Mid Market Customer Experience, Trintech; Jonathan White, Vice President NA Marketing, Trintech

Join this session to learn how to increase the efficiency, control, and visibility of all key areas of the financial close process, including balance sheet reconciliation, transaction matching, and financial task management and controls. Experts from Trintech will discuss ways to simplify finance processes at period end.

Frontline Advice for Fueling Growth with NetSuite

When: 1:30 PM – 2:30 PM

Where: Murano 3304 (Venetian, Level 3)

Speakers: Reg Singh, Vice President, Business Process Management (ATLAS), Oracle; Katrina Horton, VP, Strategic Initiatives, Oracle; Pam Ippolito, Erp Project Manager, Vital Proteins

Even with a great business strategy and vision, it is still necessary to have software that can handle every process. In this session, Oracle NetSuite customers will describe how they integrated, enhanced, and streamlined every facet of their business with NetSuite. Attendees will learn how NetSuite provides a single, integrated environment to run business in real time, with a focus on NetSuite’s SuiteSuccess model.

Strategies and Tools to Simplify Financial Audits in NetSuite

When: 3:00 PM – 4:00 PM

Where: Lido 3006 (Venetian, Level 3)

Speaker(s): Sam Azad, Lead, Business System, Zymeworks Inc.; Brian Taylor, VP Security & Compliance, Oracle; Amanda Barker, Manager, PwC

At this session, attendees will learn how to leverage NetSuite tools to simplify audit preparation, an other complex and time-consuming process.