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Ramon Ray

Editor and Founder of Smart Hustle Magazine, Founder of Black Education Fund, Producer of Survive and Thrive Growth Summit, Ramon Ray is an entrepreneur, author, and speaker. He’s also the founder and producer of Smart Hustle Media, he’s started four companies and sold two. Ramon has authored four books and his latest book is “Celebrity CEO – How Entrepreneurs Can Thrive By Building a Strong Personal Brand.”

He has been invited as an expert witness to the United States Congress, invited by the Office of the President of the United States to speak at the White House on personal branding. He’s interviewed President Obama in the President’s first live Google Hangout and was part of the US Delegation to India, led by Ivanka Trump for the Global Entrepreneurship Summit.

Ramon is not just an ivory tower geek, but as a former technology consultant, he has hands-on experience in a variety of technologies including social media, mobile computing, computer networks, online software, and more. His expertise is in technology, marketing, sales, business startup, and growth and his favorite is personal branding.

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The upcoming episode

March 30th at 10:00 AM PST

The New Era of Finance and Data is Here

The finance world is changing. With on-the-fly financial reporting becoming the new normal and stakeholders demanding consistent availability of accurate up-to-date numbers, it’s clear finance teams deserve a bigger seat at the strategic table. Do you want to shape the strategy of your company through proactive approaches to finance? Join our financial and data leaders as they dig into the new role of finance in 2021 and beyond.
Discover how the role of finance has changed in the past few years, and where it’s heading now. Additionally, follow along with our panelists as they dive into how data and analytics can help finance teams spend less time on repetitive, menial work and more time on shaping company strategy.
Don’t miss out on learning how your team can stay ahead of the competition. We’ll see you there.

This episode's guests

Christoph Ernst

SAP S/4HANA Product Manager at SAP
Christoph has been with SAP for 21 years in various customer-facing roles in the finance and risk area. More recently, he has been responsible for leading the new Product Management organization for Finance & Risk and driving the strategy and execution for all CFO topics.

Markus Hartmann

Project Manager and Data Domain Architect at Porsche
Markus built the first SAP-cloud-based platform as the one single source of truth for the Porsche sales organization. Additionally, he is a lecturer for Business Intelligence at the University of Applied Sciences Esslingen and the University of Applied Sciences Aschaffenburg.

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Sally Eaves

Senior Policy Advisor, Global Foundation Cyber Studies
Prof. Sally Eaves is Senior Policy Advisor for the Global Foundation of Cyber Studies & Research and CEO of aspirational Futures which enhances inclusion in education and technology. A highly experienced Chief Technology Officer, Professor in Advanced Technology and Global Strategic Advisor.

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