Research Alerts & Press Releases 2016

September 19, 2016

"Creating Agility in the Digital World" Theme for 2016 European Best Practices Conference

Leaders from 15 of Europe's Largest and Most Successful Companies To Present on their Strategies in Finance, EPM, Procurement and Other Areas

MIAMI & LONDON, September 19, 2016 - "Creating Agility in the Digital World" is the theme of the 2016 European Best Practices Conference in London, October 4-6, organized by The Hackett Group, Inc. (NASDAQ: HCKT).

The event will feature presentations by leaders in finance, EPM, procurement, HR, global business services and working capital management from 15 of the largest and most successful companies in Europe, including: ABB, ADP, BASF, Fujitsu, GlaxoSmithKline, Royal BAM Group, UCB, UPM and Verizon. In addition, The Hackett Group's research leaders will host presentations focusing on the latest benchmark findings and best practices insights in a wide range of business functional areas.

Three workshops from The Hackett Group will also focus on: improving the effectiveness of GBS talent management, with a spotlight on the Certified GBS Professionals offering of The Hackett Group and CIMA; how to leverage EPM technology to achieve world-class performance; and how to transform procurement to improve agility in a digital age.

"Continued high volatility, risk of disruption and global recession are casting dark clouds over the business environment in 2016. In the face of this uncertainty, companies' ability to anticipate and swiftly respond to change – to be agile – is more important than ever," said David Ketchin, Managing Director, Europe Practice, for The Hackett Group. "At this year's European Best Practices Conference, we are highlighting effective strategies that leading companies are deploying to improve enterprise agility by developing specific capabilities related to culture, talent, digitization, information and customer-centricity. In the emerging digitally interconnected, customer-centric world, it's critical for companies to successfully build out the right capabilities for achieving competitive advantage."

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The current agenda for The Hackett Group's 2016 European Best Practices Conference includes the following presentations:

Adding Productivity to Performance: How to Fundamentally Change a Global Supply Chain Management Organisation in 1,000 Days
Daniel Helmig, Head of Business Function Supply Chain Management and Chief Procurement Officer, ABB

Roberto Masiero, Senior Vice President ADP Innovation Labs, Automatic Data Processing, LLC

Improving Information Delivery for Finance and Beyond
David Foley, Vice President, Global Finance Reporting, AXIS Capital

Governance: The Key to a Successful Enterprise Robotic Process Automation
Brian Halpin, Head of Robotic Process Automation, Bank of Ireland

Evolution of Finance and Controlling at BASF Supported by Technology
Markus Steigner, Head of Global Finance Transformation, BASF

Getting the Most from Supplier Risk Management
Jesper Kalenberg, Vice President, Corporate Procurement, Coloplast

Procurement Transformation: Fujitsu's Journey to Create an Integrated EMEIA and Americas Team
Dr. Clive Rees, Chief Procurement Officer EMEIA and Americas, Fujitsu Services

HR Transformation: How GSK Is Managing Talent and Building Capabilities in a Digital Age
Gerard Hussey, Vice President, Human Resources Transformation, GlaxoSmithKline

Bringing Multiple Transformations Together to Create a Marketplace Impact
Suren Thadani, Chief Operational Officer, Inchcape Shipping Services

Real-Life Automation to Achieve Agility for Your Business
Péter Csucska, Managing Director and General Manager, Lexmark International, Inc.

Working Capital: Blueprint for Creating a Cash Culture
Franc A. Ensink, Group Working Capital Director, Royal BAM Group nv

Solvay Business Services' Quest: Becoming an Agile, Customer-Centric Strategic Enabler
Xavier Lancksweirt, General Manager, Solvay Business Services, Solvay

Leading the Way for Lasting Change
Robert Weltevreden, Head of Syngenta Business Services, Syngenta AG

Releasing Enterprise Agility Through GBS and Digital Transformation
Benoit Stevens, Head of EMEA Global Business Services, UCB

Business Control Transformation and Capability Development
Erkka Repo, Senior Vice President Finance, UPM

Talent Acquisition in a Digital Age
Adam Herasemiuk, Head of Talent Acquisition, APAC, Verizon

The Hackett Group's 2016 European Best Practices Conference, "Creating Agility in the Digital Age," is sponsored by the following companies:

  • Platinum Sponsors – The Chartered Institute of Management Accountants (CIMA), Lexmark International Ltd. and Redwood
  • Diamond Sponsors – Blue Prism, Genpact and WNS
  • Gold Sponsors – BlackLine and Tradeshift.
  • Other Sponsors – Adra, Coupa Software, Taulia, Triangular World, Tungsten Network and Zycus

About The Hackett Group, Inc.

The Hackett Group (NASDAQ: HCKT) is an intellectual property-based strategic consultancy and leading enterprise benchmarking and best practices implementation firm to global companies, offering digital transformation including robotic process automation and enterprise cloud application implementation. Services include business transformation, enterprise analytics, working capital management and global business services. The Hackett Group also provides dedicated expertise in business strategy, operations, finance, human capital management, strategic sourcing, procurement and information technology, including its award-winning Oracle and SAP practices.

The Hackett Group has completed more than 13,000 benchmarking studies with major corporations and government agencies, including 93% of the Dow Jones Industrials, 87% of the Fortune 100, 87% of the DAX 30 and 58% of the FTSE 100. These studies drive its Best Practice Intelligence Center™ which includes the firm's benchmarking metrics, best practices repository and best practice configuration guides and process flows, which enable The Hackett Group's clients and partners to achieve world-class performance.

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