In IBM’s latest CFO study, CFOs told us that the pressure to innovate has never been greater and that they need to prepare for a future in which disruption is pervasive, and part of the normal course of business. In response, leading finance organizations are applying business analytics to drive finance efficiency, create agility, and deliver stronger foresight. During this session you will hear from IBM clients who are using IBM’s planning, analysis and forecasting solution to help their organizations improve management decision making and steer business performance more effectively.
Director, Offering Management
Rich is the Director of Offering Management for the Financial and Operational Performance Management (FOPM) Business Unit within Business Analytics at IBM. Rich is responsible for driving the business requirements, product roadmap and business strategies for all the products within the FOPM segment. Rich joined IBM through the acquisition of Cognos where he was the VP of Product Management for Office of Finance and Planning Solutions. Prior to Cognos, Rich was the VP of Product Strategy for Financial Management and Supplier Relationship Management product lines at Oracle and PeopleSoft where he worked for 8+ years. Before Oracle, Rich worked at a Big 5 consulting organization where he managed the implementation of business process automation systems for organizations in the professional service, communications, high tech, and manufacturing industries. Rich has held various roles within products and technology and professional services organizations, including service delivery, sales, and operational management of the Global Consulting practice. Rich has more than twenty years of experience implementing and setting strategic direction for Supply Chain Management, Human Capital Management, Asset Lifecycle Management, Financial, and Performance Management solutions.