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The Best of Excelerate =SUM(it) 2022 Day Four: Agile Business Forecasting Best Practices, Contemporary Finance Skills and Effective Change Management

May 18, 2022 |

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The Best of Excelerate =SUM(it) 2022 Day Three: The Art of Gathering, Faster Budgeting Cycles and Agile Revenue Planning Best Practices

We’ve officially reached the halfway point of Excelerate =SUM(it) 2022 and what a week it’s been so far.  Today’s all-star lineup of speakers included Strategic Advisor and Bestselling Author Priya Parker, Vena Chief Marketing and Ecosystem Officer Allison......

May 18, 2022 |

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The Best of Excelerate =SUM(it) 2022 Day Two: The Power of Vena and Microsoft, the Kansas City Chiefs and Data Visualization Best Practices

Today marked day two of Excelerate =SUM(it). It was an action-packed day filled with insights, inspiration, networking and of course, plenty of opportunities to learn and earn CPE/CPD credits to power your personal, professional and business growth. Today’......

May 18, 2022 |

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The Best of Excelerate =SUM(it) 2022 Day One: The Power of Community, Ethical Influence and Financial Modeling Fundamentals

Today was the first day of Excelerate =SUM(it), and we had some inspiring sessions led by our all-star lineup of speakers, including Vena CEO Hunter Madeley, Dr. Robert Cialdini, Paul Barnhurst (The FP&A Guy), Vena Chief Solutions Architect Rishi Grove......

May 18, 2022 |

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Part 2: In Conversation With The FP&A Guy—Financial Modeling and Contemporary Strategic Finance Skills

Also known as “The FP&A Guy,” Paul Barnhurst has been a leader, influencer and educator in the FP&A community for years. Ahead of his two sessions at Excelerate =SUM(it) 2022—the first on financial modeling, the second on contemporary skills—we sat......

May 18, 2022 |

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Part 1: In Conversation With The FP&A Guy—Excel, Empowering Finance Professionals and the Future of FP&A

You probably know him as “The FP&A Guy.” For years, Paul Barnhurst has been a leader, influencer and educator in the FP&A community. Ahead of his two sessions at Excelerate =SUM(it) 2022—one on financial modelling, the other on contemporary skills—......

May 18, 2022 |

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The Do’s and Don’ts of Communicating for Finance

Finance is a numbers game. Or at least it has been, traditionally—drawing on those numbers for budgeting, forecasting and planning. It’s not surprising, then, that the types of skills most finance professionals thrive at are also numbers driven. As finance......

May 18, 2022 |

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The Power Posse: Which Finance Team Superhero Are You?

It’s a bird … it’s a plane … it’s, well, it’s National Superhero Day. That’s right. April 28 is the day everyone (okay, barely anyone) celebrates everything superhero-related. So move over Justice League, Avengers and Fantastic Four—we’re using this day to......

May 2, 2022 |

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Highlights From Vena Nation 2021 (and What To Expect From this Year’s All-New Excelerate =SUM(it))

The other day, I saw an event advertised online that I wanted to take part in, but it was an in-person event taking place in a different city. And I thought to myself, how is this an only in-person event? How about everything we learned from the last two y......

April 29, 2022 |

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Level Up Your Strategic Finance Skills With These 10 Must-Attend Sessions at Excelerate =SUM(it) 2022

The countdown is on. We’re less than three weeks away from Excelerate =SUM(it) 2022—Vena’s third annual virtual conference designed to power your personal, professional and business development—and we’re excited to share the action-packed week we have in s......

April 22, 2022 |

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