Director, BBRT North America
Managing Director, Beyond EPS Advisors
The Player Group
Steve Player serves as the North America Program Director for the Beyond Budgeting Round Table (BBRT) and works with BBRT member companies to implement continuous planning processes.
He has over 30 years experience with improving performance management and implementing strategic planning processes. He is also the Managing Director of Beyond EPS Advisors, a Business consulting firm, and founder of ABM SMART.
He is the co-author of Future Ready: How to Master Business Forecasting and Beyond Performance Management as well as five other books. He writes the “Finance Transformation” column for Business Finance Magazine featuring CFO interviews from leading organizations on innovative finance and planning processes
Research Director, Global Supply Management
Christopher Dwyer is a Research Director at the Aberdeen Group and oversees the spend management (Global Supply Management) and financial management (Governance, Risk and Compliance/Finance) research practices within the organization. Additionally, he leads Aberdeen’s research on contingent workforce management, travel and expense management, strategic meetings management, e-payables (A/P and A/R) and global payments. Christopher is considered a thought leader in the complex spend management research space, and has authored over 130 research studies and documents during his nearly seven-year tenure with Aberdeen.
Performance Management Strategy Executive - Business Analytics
Jim is a Performance Management Strategy Executive within the Business Analytics Group at IBM. He works closely with the Sales and Solutions delivery teams to ensure that IBM’s Performance Management (PM) solutions are best aligned to address enterprise or industry-specific business issues and challenges, as expressed by the Finance and Management Executives at our clients.
Jim has over 35 years of Financial Management experience including holding the positions of CFO and Controller. He has a wide background in various industries including Telecom, Semiconductors, Consumer Products, Manufacturing, Import/Export, Ethical Pharmaceuticals and Electronics. Jim has been in the seats of our customers and prospects and adds valuable insight to best practices and successful processes to aid in the design and implementation/integration of IBM solutions.