How Modern CFOs Prioritize IT Investments and Partner with CIOs to Emerge Stronger



To advance the enterprise growth strategy in 2021 and beyond, CFOs must drive digital transformation and actively partner with the CIO to prioritize IT investments. What are the best practices? What are other companies doing to refine the IT strategic plan?

Join Rimini Street’s Hari Candadai on April 29 for a moderated discussion webinar with Thierry Soret, CFO at Usina Coruripe, Rick Jankura, former CFO at Jones Packaging Inc., and Rebecca Wettemann, chief analyst at research firm Valoir, Inc., to discuss data and insights from a recent 2021 global CFO survey.

Benchmark the top CFO priorities, IT investment goals, and expectations of CIOs so that IT initiatives remain aligned with business goals.

This webinar is for CFOs, CIOs, and functional experts involved in defining IT project prioritization criteria and optimizing technology spend to fuel growth.


Title: How Modern CFOs Prioritize IT Investments and Partner with CIOs to Emerge Stronger

Date: Thursday, April 29, 2021

Time : 11:00 AM – 11:45 AM PDT

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Hari Candadai
GVP of Thought Leadership and Strategy, Rimini Street.

Mr. Candadai is a seasoned marketing professional with more than 18 years of experience in global product marketing and corporate marketing management, including running a successful marketing strategy and consulting firm. Prior to Rimini Street, Mr. Candadai held various product marketing and management roles in global companies including Siemens, Remedy, BMC Software, Nokia, and, most recently, Ariba where he led the company’s global product marketing strategy and execution.

Designing, developing, and executing highly differentiated market positioning and messaging, successful go-to-market strategies, and competitive leadership plans has been a continued theme in Mr. Candadai’s success. He has consistently demonstrated his leadership by building strong customer relationships and optimal cross-functional partnerships in marketing, sales, and customer-facing teams. Mr. Candadai is the author of several thought-leading white papers on disruptive software and services models and, as one of the chief evangelists for independent support, he is a frequent speaker at industry conferences globally.

Mr. Candadai holds an MBA in International Marketing from SV University, India as well as an MBA in Marketing and Corporate Strategy from the University of Mississippi.

Rebecca Wettemann
CEO, Valoir, Inc.

Rebecca Wettemann is CEO and principal of Valoir, Inc., which provides research and advisory services to technology and business leaders. With a focus on people apps (HCM and CRM), user adoption, and productivity, Wettemann’s team combines primary research and Wettemann’s team combines primary research and unique insights to help clients understand their strengths and execute strategies that support their goals and values.

Ms. Wettemann is the creator of the Valoir View, a unique content delivery model that provides rapid analysis of tech market announcements and trends with a people apps focus. She is a frequent speaker at industry events and is often quoted in the business and industry press.

Ms. Wettemann is a regular resource for financial analysts and VC firms seeking to understand the market opportunity of emerging applications and sectors. She has led the market in its understanding of cloud computing, employee engagement, digital transformation, AI and productivity, and the practical impacts of innovation on people in the digital workplace.

Ms. Wettemann brings more than 20 years of industry experience to Valoir, with previous leadership roles at Nucleus Research and IDC. Her practical experience includes tenures at the International Telecommunication Union and the United States Information Agency where she led digital transformation initiatives and related projects to help governmental agencies bridge the digital divide.

Ms. Wettemann holds a Bachelor of Science degree in Political Science and a Bachelor of Arts degree in French from Oklahoma State University and a Masters of Law and Diplomacy degree from the Fletcher School at Tufts University.

Thierry Sorret
CFO, Usina Coruripe

A graduate in Foreign Trade from USJT – São Paulo, postgraduate in Finance from FAAP – São Paulo, MBA in Management from FIA USP and several international courses (Dom Cabral, Kellogg, INSEAD, IMD) completed, he has worked for 30 years in various financial market roles, including Credit, Risks, CFO and COO, with a 3-year-stay in Belgium. After spending just over two years as Corporate CFO of Grupo Jacto, he is currently CFO of Usina Coruripe, one of the main companies in the national sugar/ethanol segment.

Rick Jankura
Corporate Advisor, Jones Healthcare

Rick Jankura is a senior corporate finance and accounting executive who has a diverse range of executive management and board of director experience with both private and public companies. Rick has held senior roles with companies in a broad range of industries, including the financial services industry. He was the Chief Financial Officer for a publicly traded specialty aviation services company, having built the finance, treasury and reporting infrastructure. He has also held several senior roles in the banking industry including the senior executive responsible for risk management with a Canadian Chartered Bank.