2018 Executive Finance Forum: 
Transforming Finance Through Cognitive & Digital Reinvention


Join us for breakfast on Wednesday, April 25th in Toronto to learn how leaders are applying Cognitive and Digital Reinvention to transform finance and operations within their organization.

Learn more from IBM's latest Executive Report with input from over 500 CFOs and senior finance executives worldwide, as we explore how successful organizations are reinventing finance and what other organizations can learn from them.

Find out first-hand from our analytics experts how finance leaders today are using Cognitive Computing and Digitial Reinvention to transform enterprise finance and improve operational efficiency.


From this session you will learn how new technologies can help you:

Create timely, reliable forecasts to align costs with new levels of business activity

Gain new insights into the drivers of revenue, profit and cash flow automatically from your data

Continuously align metrics, initiatives and resources with strategy

Apply predictive modeling and optimization to improve foresight and inspire action

Improve responsiveness to internal and external risks

Report with confidence and ease to internal and external stakeholders

Wednesday, April 25th, 2018

7:30 am - 10:00 am


Le Germain Maple Leaf Square, 75 Bremner Blvd. Toronto.

The Defensive Zone Room

Meet Your Presenters


Jim Collins,

Performance Management Strategy Executive,


Jim is a Performance Management Strategy Executive for North America. He works closely with Finance and Management Executives to ensure that IBM’s Performance Management (PM) solutions are best aligned to address enterprise or industry-specific business challenges. With over 35 years of Financial Management experience including holding the positions of CFO and Controller, Jim has a wide background in various industries including Telecom, Semiconductors, Consumer Products, Manufacturing, Import/Export, Ethical Pharmaceuticals and Electronics.

Brian Simpson,

Planning Analytics Practice Lead,

Newcomp Analytics

Brian is responsible for leading multiple Performance Management projects across North America. His skills and experience include complex project management, as well as hands-on solution development, deployment and training. Brian is also a former contributor and instructor of the TM1 Blackbelt course,  and is widely regarded as a top-level TM1 guru. Prior to Newcomp, Brian worked at IBM for 7 years in Quality Control, Lab Services, and Product Management for IBM Cognos TM1 and has travelled around the world helping clients be successful with IBM Cognos TM1.



Attendees will have access to the full reports after the event! 


Newcomp Analytics

175 Commerce Valley Drive West, Suite 230

Thornhill, ON L3T 7P6


T: 905-731-2555
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