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 Andrew Burgess - Leading thinker on robotics and artificial intelligence

Andrew has worked as an advisor to C-level executives in Technology and Sourcing for the past 20 years. He is a strategic advisor to a number of ambitious companies, particularly in the fields of Robotic Process Automation and Artificial Intelligence. He is also considered a leading expert in the Legal Transformation market and has written a book, ‘The Rise of Legal Services Outsourcing’ (Bloomsbury) in collaboration with the London School of Economics. He is considered a thought-leader and practitioner in Artificial Intelligence and is regularly invited to speak at conferences on the subject. He is a prolific writer on the ‘future of work’ both in his popular weekly newsletter and in industry magazines and blogs. He also writes a weekly publication "Space Cadet Glow" on the topics of science, psychology and culture.


 

 Philip King - co-chair of the UK Prompt Payment Code Advisory Council and chief executive of the CCIM

The Chartered Institute of Credit Management (CICM) is Europe’s largest credit management organisation, and the second largest globally. The Institute was granted its Royal Charter on 1 January 2015. The trusted leader in expertise for all credit matters, it represents the profession across trade, consumer and export credit, and all credit-related services. Formed over 75 years ago, it is the only such organisation accredited by Ofqual and it offers a comprehensive range of services and bespoke solutions for the credit professional as well as services and advice for the wider business community. Philip is a well known speaker and expert on the topic in the UK and internationally.


 

Dan Foley - Director of HR and Finance, Mouchel

A Renowned international award winning senior professional and leader with over 20 years’ experience in various dynamic Blue Chip organisations with significant Business Transformation, Organisational, Operational and Change Delivery/Management experience; excellent Operational, Commercial, Business, Process and Finance knowledge as well as matured CRM and Programme Management. An engaging and experienced speaker, Dan specialises in topics such as leadership,  business transformation, change management, shared services, technology and data, financial management, procurement and constant learning.


 

Jo Whitehead - Head of Payables, Network Rail

Jo is a widely experienced leader and finance professional with vast experience within a Shared Services environment. A a charismatic communicator with superb interpersonal skills, Jo has that great ability of being able to network and influence at all levels. She has a keen eye for all that’s new in accounts payable and is energetic in her pursuit of finding the best ways of driving the industry forward.


 

Michael Ryan - Director Finance Transformation & Shared Services

Michael Ryan is an experienced Finance Transformation Consultant with over 20 years experience in managing change. He has a unique blend of front line industry experience in addition to Big 4 Consulting background. Working on multiple Finance Transformation initiatives Michael specialises in Shared Services. Michael has worked across a number of industries including Telecoms, Media, Pharma and Manufacturing and has experienced a high degree of P2P impact on all his engagements.


 

Peter Loughlin - Managing Director, Purchasing Insight

Pete is a well-known voice in the industry and provides expert consultancy services in the fields of Purchase to Pay, including financial supply chain management, supply chain finance, e-invoicing and procurement. A former Head of Global P2P for Orange Business Services and a principal consultant for KPMG, Pete has that rare ability to cut through the noise and get to the heart of the key strategic issues. His insights are in demand at a wide variety of national and international conferences.


 

Mary Schaeffer - Accounts Payable trainer, writer and consultant

Mary Schaeffer has the inimitable ability to find accounts payable related solutions that really work - without making a major dent in the bottom line. Armed with a degree in maths and a degree in finance, she takes a “roll up your sleeves and dig into the details” approach to finding solutions to those problems that cause migraines for CFOs, controllers, and managers. Fifteen years spent researching and writing about payment issues gives Mary Schaeffer a unique vantage point. Combine that with an almost equal amount of time spent in the corporate trenches of several large finance and treasury departments and you’ll see why she’s become known as America’s leading accounts payable expert.


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