Accra to Host Mega Finance Technology Summit in February

Over 100 finance and accounting professionals are scheduled to meet in Accra for the maiden Ghana CFO (Chief Finance Officers) Summit on 27-28 February 2020 under the theme, “The Future of Finance-Digitize, Drive, Transform” and organized by OML Africa.

This tech-focused finance conference will be addressed by a panel of seasoned experts from Ghana and abroad with the focus of sharpening the digital financial skills of finance professionals and enabling them to become game-changers in finance transformation technology.

According to a spokesman of the organizers, “The finance function globally has transformed and evolved into technological and digital platforms! The CFO of today has a lot more responsibilities and challenges in their way. The water-shed era of innovation begins now for the CFO, but are CFOs in Ghana ready? That is why the Ghana CFO Summit has been designed to discuss cutting-edge finance technology trends, catalyze the industry’s continuous growth and equip attendees with practical technological education and networking opportunities.”

Some notable speakers at the Ghana CFO Summit include Dr Noel Tagoe PhD FCMA CGMA (Founder and CEO, Noel Tagoe and company), Anthony Sarpong (Senior Partner, KPMG);Dr Julius Kattah (international economist and consultant); Hilde Laeremans-Famaey (Co-Founder, Kenyio); Margaret Birago Yeboah(Tax Consultant, ArkLegal); Nii Armah Addy(Founder, InLame and Columnist, Business and Financial Times); Otis Yeboah (Senior Financial Crime Analyst, Fidelity Bank); Jesse Kornyah (Head, Finance Transformation, AirtelTigo) and many more luminaries in financial and bitcoin technology.

The 2-day conference will consist of keynote addresses, plenary sessions, practical workshops and product presentations to be delivered by leading global and local experts in the financial technology space and digital finance solution providers. A key highlight will be a special hands-on session on how finance professionals can deal with cyber threats upon embarking on digital transformation.

Some exciting topics to be discussed include:
• The CFO in a Digital Age-Driving Organizational Performance in Disruptive Times
• CFOs’ Role in Driving Today’s Business -Panel
• The CFO of the Future
• The Corporate Governance Nightmare: the Chips Fall on the CFO -Panel
• Could the Application of Innovative Finance Technology Saved the Banking Crisis in Ghana -Panel

Expected to attend are delegates who are Chief Finance Officers, Directors of Finance Operations/ Directors of Global Business Services, Finance Directors, Finance Transformation Directors, Financial Controllers, Heads of Finance, Directors of Financial Planning, etc across industry from Banking, Telecos, FCMGs, manufacturing, oil and gas, MDAs, pharmaceutical, etc

In conclusion, the spokesman said, “Increasingly, CEOs expect their CFOs to partner with them in shaping the company’s strategy while boards have various regulatory, risk management and compliance expectations of them. Unfortunately, a recent survey conducted by Deloitte continues to show that CFOs in Southern, West and East Africa spend more time in operator and steward roles than acting as catalysts or strategists. Therefore, the Ghana CFO Summit has been crafted to change the staus quo by digitizing your finance function and transforming you to be leader of change!”

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