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A digital approach to Zero-based budgeting

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Zero-based budgeting (ZBB) is an approach to achieving sustainable cost management by developing a bottom-up budget directly aligned with the organization’s strategic objectives. In theory, this forces decision makers to continuously look at the organization’s resource allocations with fresh eyes, free from the limitations of past assumptions.

How well does this theory translate into practice? In this webcast, we’ll discuss:

  • How to determine if your organization is a good candidate for ZBB, where to start, and how to promote organizational acceptance and avoid technology challenges
  • Why a digital approach to ZBB can make the process faster, easier, and more effective
  • How Deloitte’s Anaplan-based “ZBB-in-a-box” solution can be deployed to quickly identify, deliver, and sustain cost savings

About the speakers

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Danielle has worked in the finance and planning technology industry for more than 18 years. She has held roles in professional services delivering planning implementations across North America; in app development leading a team of technologists in building best-of-breed solutions across functions and industry; in marketing driving go-to-market messaging and solution positioning for planning; and in sales working with some of the largest organizations in the world and supporting them in their strategic vision setting and planning journeys. Daniellejoined Anaplan in February 2018 and continues her passion for working with customers in finance as they look to drive differentiation for their organizations leveraging the Anaplan platform.
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Omar Aguilar is the global leader of the Strategic Cost Transformation service offering for Deloitte Consulting LLP, focused on supporting and serving multinationals and local clients across the globe. His areas of expertise include strategic cost transformation, margin improvement, restructuring, turnarounds, and business model transformations. Prior to his current role, he was the Americas Strategy & Operations regional leader.

Omar has published widely on the topic of sustainable and scalable cost management, and has been quoted by or has written for Business Finance, The Journal of Cost Management, and The Wall Street Journal, among others. He is a frequent speaker and has been a guest lecturer at the University of Pennsylvania’s Wharton School of Business, Stanford University’s Graduate School of Business, and Carnegie Mellon’s Tepper School of Business. He holds bachelor and master of science degrees in nuclear engineering from the University of Missouri-Rolla, and a master of business administration (MBA) from the University of Notre Dame.

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Michael is a Managing Director focusing on Strategic Cost Transformation (SCT) leading more than 20 cost reduction engagements. He has been with Deloitte over 20 years of his total 30 years’ experience, supporting engagements in manufacturing, consumer products, life sciences, media, transportation, retail and banking.

His consulting experience is focused on organization effectiveness, operating model optimization, Zero Based Budgeting, GBS strategy, post-merger integration, performance improvement and cost management, including the management and implementation of large and complex global transformation efforts. Mike is an expert in organization effectiveness, operating model design, cost reduction and service delivery transformation.

Mike is currently Strategic Cost Transformation leader for Data Analytics. Additionally, he has written several articles on various SCT topics including a POV on organization efficiency, series on complexity reduction, aligning operational governance with the business model and aligning Lean Six Sigma projects.

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Ed Majors is a Principal in Deloitte’s Enterprise Operations practice. Ed has 20+ years of experience working with companies to design and implement world-class business processes, organizational models, and technology solutions that increase their revenues and profitability. Ed’s expertise focuses on value creation through Performance Management – including analytics, supply chain, financial planning & close and operational planning strategies – all enabled through leading Cloud technology platforms. Ed recognizes the benefits of creating an “intelligent” business and actively promote the use of next generation technology to assist in the selection, implementation, and monitoring of effective enterprise strategies.

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Ron Dimon has been designing and implementing Enterprise Performance Management (EPM) and Connected Planning solutions for 18 years. The author of “Enterprise Performance Management Done Right” (Wiley, 2013) and the forthcoming “Connected Planning: A Playbook for Agile Decision Making” (Wiley, Dec. 2018), Ron helps clients improve their strategic, financial, and operational performance through better planning, analytics, and decision-making. He is a Managing Director in Finance & Enterprise Performance and is Deloitte’s Global Lead Alliance Partner for Anaplan.

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