National Merchant Buying Society will be addressing Finance Directors and Chief Financial Officers from across the country during a prestigious two-day Finance Leaders’ Summit event in London.
Julie Langford, Finance & Operations Director of NMBS, will join fellow finance professionals from a wide range of different industries, including banking, retail and the tech sector, to discuss the changing roles and responsibilities of Finance Directors in the UK.
This brand-new event will be held on 15 and 16 May, focusing on the theme ‘Leading the Finance Function through Change and Innovation’. It will address the challenges, changes and questions facing SME finance leaders, with panel discussions, case studies, round tables and Q&A sessions.
Langford will present to delegates a case study on NMBS and its journey to Robotic Process Automation (RPA) innovation. RPA describes software that automates processes by accessing user interfaces without touching the underlying programmes; it can help relieve the burden on staff of transactional processes that are mundane, time-sensitive or repetitive.
During her speech, Langford will explain how NMBS’ move to RPA innovation came in the wake of a supply setback that prompted the Buying Society to rethink its processes. She will discuss how NMBS was able to turn forced change into real, transferable market innovation, streamlining processes and learning lessons that made the Buying Society even stronger.
Other speakers at the event include representatives from businesses including Lloyds Bank, Gem Scientific, PhotoBox, Paperchase Products and Yo!Sushi, among many others.
Langford said: “I am delighted to have been asked to speak at the Finance Leaders’ Summit, sharing our story of how NMBS embraced new technologies to bring about change and innovation within our organisation. The Finance Leaders’ Summit will be a fantastic opportunity to network with fellow financial leaders and to hear thought-provoking, dynamic content from a wide range of inspirational people.”