Like many organisations, the world did not stop spinning for waste, water and energy management company Veolia UK during the COVID-19 pandemic. In this interview, Stuart Stock, CIO at Veolia UK, tells me about the company’s move to the cloud, its rapid digital acceleration and ambitious plans for machine learning and automation.
At the Workday Elevate Digital Experience 2021 in the UK, Shivvy Jervis, a futurist, speaker, and broadcaster, discussed her research on human motivation and how business leaders can best engage an increasingly distributed workforce.
At our Workday Elevate Digital Experience 2021 in the UK, leaders in finance, HR, and technology discussed how they’re reducing complexity, engaging employees, and driving innovation through digital transformation efforts.
At our Workday Elevate Digital Experience 2021 in the UK, fashion retailer Primark shared how it brought together effective HR approaches and technology to move with agility, engage with employees, and prepare for the future.
Based in Germany with more than 670 subsidiaries globally, ThyssenKrupp is one of the world's largest steel producers. During our digital event, Conversations for a Changing World, ThyssenKrupp’s CIO shared how the company embarked on a transformation programme to accelerate its shift to digital in 2020.
The post-pandemic world, when it arrives, will transform many aspects of business as usual. As a result, CEOs will turn to finance leaders who not only have accounting experience, but also wider operational backgrounds and a broader mix of business experience.
As businesses seek to rebound from the global pandemic, the rise of intelligent automation will change the way organizations operate forever. This article examines how technologies such as machine learning will reshape the office of the CFO.
Even during a pandemic, many forward-thinking businesses have continued with their digital transformation initiatives. Yael Leblanc, group finance transformation director at Veolia, a global environmental services company headquartered in France, discusses why the shift to a new finance system proceeded as planned despite the global lockdown.
Leaders need good quality data to make real-time decisions and steer their businesses on a path to normality. This article looks at three key insights finance leaders should be delivering to the business, and why they are so important today.
As businesses rebound from the outbreak of COVID-19, the need for agility intensifies. Robert Bloor, group financial controller at Equiniti, describes how his organisation transformed its finance and HR systems to support continuous change.
As the business world shifts toward recovery and the concept of a new normal, agility is fast-becoming priority number one for finance teams. Here, we take a closer look at four elements of finance agility and how businesses should be thinking about them today.
Lesley Ballantyne, director of people operations for the John Lewis Partnership, connected with Peter Gamble, Workday regional vice president and country leader for the UK and Ireland, at this year’s Workday Elevate Digital Experience, to discuss how one of the UK’s best-loved retail groups has been facing digital disruption head on.
As organizations try to make sense of an economic landscape that continues to evolve, business planning becomes more important than ever. Kinnari Desai, senior director of corporate finance at Workday, discusses scenario modeling and the importance of agility in planning.
This article is the first in a series that examines the macro trends forcing business leaders to rethink some of their most fundamental approaches, and explains how the CFO can play a pivotal role in guiding the business through this turbulence.
Andre Heinz, global head of human resources at Siemens Healthineers, talks about the changing face of the healthcare industry, the role of technology and people in transforming it, and the importance of a strong culture.
Agility and speed is central to the German apparel company PUMA. Like other multinational organisations, PUMA faces the pressures of managing a global workforce while maintaining brand values and culture. Here's what happened when PUMA embarked on a transformation programme to change the way it manages its people.