What Finance Leaders Need to Know about Scenario Planning
Sponsored by Axiom EPM
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Business leaders are increasingly realizing that the past is not a good predictor of the future. Organizations and their boards, as well as investors and other stakeholders, are questioning the logic of basing strategies, plans and budgets on a single, static view of the future, derived from an extrapolation of past performance.
Finance organizations, in particular, are under more pressure than ever to find better ways to support their core businesses by managing uncertainty, volatility and risk. Not surprisingly, scenario planning -- a capability that helps manage uncertainty by providing alternative views of the future against which strategies, tactics and budgets can be tested -- has become increasingly important in a volatile environment. Done well, scenario planning becomes the basis, not only for avoiding risk, but also for identifying and seizing growth opportunities.
During this Webcast, you will learn about:
About the Presenters
- The benefits of scenario-based enterprise performance management (EPM);
- How to integrate scenarios into core EPM processes;
- How to overcome the most common impediments to identifying and simulating scenarios; and
- How to design a framework for supporting scenario-based planning.
David Axson, Managing Director, Accenture Management Consulting
David Axson is a managing director with Accenture Management Consulting, Finance & Enterprise Performance, specializing in strategy, performance management and financial management. David has more than 28 years of experience in finance, industry and entrepreneurial pursuits working with clients in more than 40 countries.
David is the author of five books, including the best-selling books Best Practices in Planning and Performance Management and The Management Mythbuster, and currently leads the thought leadership efforts for Finance & Enterprise Performance globally. He is a respected writer and speaker, and has delivered more than 150 keynote presentations around the world.
Peri Pierone, Chief Strategy Officer, Axiom EPM
With more than 25 years of financial and performance management experience, largely within the context of enterprise software, Peri expertly leads the product and go-to-market strategy for Axiom EPM. Valued for his thought leadership, he has been published in various industry publications, including the Journal of Performance Management.
As former vice president of Business Analytics with SAP, Peri helped launch numerous analytic applications for industries, including banking, healthcare and retail. Prior to joining SAP, he was responsible for Business Objects' EPM Center of Excellence. He also served on executive management teams with SRC Software and Sendero Corporation.
Accenture Management Consulting
Chief Strategy Officer
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