Managing a Growing, Global Organization in the Cloud
Date: Thu, Sep 19, 2013
Time: 02:00 P.M. ET
Duration: 30 minutes
Managing a growing, global organization presents a series of challenges for finance professionals. Distributed international teams, unique and changing markets, multiple currencies and other challenges make it hard for finance and accounting professionals to get past gathering and verifying data to the "dream" of providing real insight to improve the performance of the business. Independent research shows that CFOs are increasingly looking for ways to accelerate existing processes, drive greater accountability across the organization, and uncover meaningful business insights.
Today's CFOs are turning to the cloud to achieve this vision while providing greater agility, security, and lower overall costs compared to on-premises alternatives.
During this Webcast, Akash Bhatia, Director of Financial Planning and Analysis with OLX, Inc., will describe how his company has addressed key business challenges and achieved success in the cloud, and Alex Ortiz, Head of Product Marketing with Host Analytics, will share some research and examples to show what's driving more and more organizations and CFOs to choose the cloud for enterprise performance management applications.
About the Presenters
Akash Bhatia, Director of Financial Planning and Analysis, OLX, Inc.
Akash Bhatia is the Director of Financial Planning and Analysis with OLX, Inc., a high-growth, global, on-line classifieds service focused primarily on non-U.S. markets, which is used in over 90 countries and in 40 different languages. In his current role, Akash oversees the global financial planning, budgeting, forecasting and management reporting functions for OLX. Akash also led the implementation of Host Analytics at OLX. Prior to joining OLX, Akash held financial leadership roles at World Wrestling Entertainment (WWE), NBCUniversal and Home Box Office (HBO). Akash is a Certified Public Accountant and lives in New York City.
Alex Ortiz, Head of Product Marketing, Host Analytics
Alex Ortiz heads up Product Marketing for Host Analytics, the leader in cloud financial applications including planning, consolidation, reporting and analytics. Prior to joining Host Analytics, he was a Product Marketer for salesforce.com, the enterprise cloud computing company. Before that, he was a Senior Associate for Sierra Ventures, a top-tier Silicon Valley venture capital firm with more than $1.5 billion in investments. Earlier in his career, Alex was an associate at Santander Bank's venture capital arm, BtoB Factory Ventures. He has an MBA from UC Berkeley and a bachelor's degree in Engineering from Cal Poly.
Head of Product Marketing
Director of Financial Planning and Analysis