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? A recent global survey of over 1,500 CFOs across a wide variety of industries provides insights and lessons learned.

Rimini Street’s Hari Candadai reviews the CFO report findings with a panel of experts in this on-demand webinar, “How Modern CFOs Prioritize IT Investments and Partner with CIOs to Emerge Stronger.”

Panelists include Thierry Soret, CFO at Usina Coruripe, Rick Jankura, former CFO at Jones Packaging Inc., and Rebecca Wettemann, chief analyst at research firm Valoir, Inc., who discuss the CFO report data and strategic implications.

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


Hari Candadai
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
Rebecca Wettemann
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 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
Thierry Sorret
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
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.

Rick was the Chief Financial Officer of Jones Packaging Inc. until July 2019 when he assumed the role of Corporate Advisor.  He also serves as an independent director on several private company and not-for-profit Boards.

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