Webinar Details
Course Description

Technology provides amazing and powerful capabilities, but it also creates a complex puzzle where data is disparate and the full picture of your business is spread across multiple systems. This challenge is further amplified when you have high transaction volumes. So how do you pull the pieces together? In this session we will explore how to build the technology vision and data architecture that puts all this power at your fingertips – rapid decision making, transformational automation, dynamic and real time analytics, and robust and accurate financial reporting.

Join Lauren Bowe, Partner and Automations & Analytics Leader from Connor Group and Matt Skaruppa, CFO at Duolingo for a discussion on how to design and enhance your finance related data and technology stack to solve today’s challenges and plan for tomorrow’s growth.

Learning Objectives
  • Recognize the current technology challenges and how these impact business operations and decision making
  • Explore how and when to tackle these challenges and enable your system architecture and data to support finance needs
  • Explore the importance and impact of increasing the integrity of company data
  • Identify how to continue to capitalize on automation and enable data-driven decision-making
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Who Should Attend

CPAs, accounting, and finance professionals interested in technology and data architecture. 

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Presenter Details
  • Lauren Bowe
    • Partner, Financial Operations

    Lauren is a Partner in Connor Group's Financial Operations practice. She has a combination of industry and professional services experience in financial operations, controllership, business process improvement, accounting systems, and internal controls.

    Lauren partners with clients’ senior finance executives in fast-paced, high-growth environments to provide strategic solutions to a variety of operational accounting challenges pertaining to people, processes, and systems. Lauren has extensive experience introducing and improving business processes to prepare the finance organization for the public company environment. She works with clients designing and implementing practical recommendations that optimize the use of systems and im... Read more

  • Matt Skaruppa
    • Speaker, CFO of Duolingo

    Matthew Skaruppa has served as the Chief Financial Officer of Duolingo since February 2020. Before Duolingo, he served as Vice President of Goldman Sachs. Previously, he served as Principal at KKR Capstone and as a consultant at Bain & Company. Mr. Skaruppa holds a B.S. in Chemical Engineering from Northwestern University and an M.B.A. from the Stanford Graduate School of Business.

NASBA Sponsor
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Date & Time
Thursday, June 8, 2023

1:00 PM EDT (see additional timezones)

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