Change Makers Presents

Automation Acceleration

Virtual, Private Panel Discussion


Tuesday 12th September


11:00 – 12:00 BST

“One thing will make or break CFOs ability to drive growth and profits during, and after, the 2023 recession: their investment in technology”


– Gartner 2023

Over the past 12 to 18 months, there has been a notable shift in the priorities of business leaders. The looming threat of a recession and the tightening of financial resources in both the public and private sectors, coupled with the unfortunate demise of SVB and other banking partners, have combined to create a formidable challenge for startups and scaleups. Finance leaders have been tasked with navigating these demanding circumstances, steering their businesses toward long-term sustainability while safeguarding shareholders from dilution risks. As signs of economic recovery emerge and economists express a more optimistic outlook, conditions are beginning to evolve. The outlook for 2024 suggests a renewed emphasis on growth.


CFOs are treading with caution, holding onto a misconception that automating your function will significantly burden you and your team’s time. When in fact it can be one of the easiest wins. And with those businesses with technologically advanced finance functions outperforming their competitors by 280% [Gartner, 2023], those whose caution is outweighing their ambition will quickly find themselves at the back of the pack.


Finance leaders of tomorrow are capitalising on the fact that 80% of finance tasks can be automated to step into their new role as strategic leader [Accenture, 2023]. The question is not “If” to automate but “how” and “when”. Join us as we discuss the road map to steer your function in the winning direction.


Senior finance decision-makers such as CFOs, Financial Directors, Financial Controllers and Heads of Finance within high velocity organisations. This discussion will be valuable to you if you’re looking to automate your finance future and ensure your organisation is future proof. 


Attendance is capped to ensure every participant is able to contribute. The meeting is only open to invited participants or those who have been referred by a colleague or our partner, Tipalti.


A special thank you to Tipalti for their continued support of the Change Makers Club. Tipalti is a leader in financial technology software that provides comprehensive accounts payable, procurement and global remittance automation solutions for businesses. Trusted by businesses looking to scale finance operations and processes to reduce their workload by 80% or more.


All of our roundtables are focused, collaborative and informative. Thanks to a chaired and moderated discussion you will: gain insights and ideas from thought leaders in different industries, benchmark your own plans within a collaborative and confidential environment and network with an exclusive group of senior executives in similar size organisations to you.

The Team

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James Harris


George Parry

Club Director

Hope Onderdonck

Club Director

Elle Brasier

Head of Operations



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George Parry

Club Director, Change Makers Club


Tel: +44 (0) 7715 330012


Address: 18-20 Huntsworth Mews, Marylebone NW1 6DD