Program Content: Inforum is the annual technology and applications forum for current and prospective Infor customers looking to drive efficiency and learn more about how to get the most from their Infor investment.
Grant Thornton will return to Inforum once again as an exhibitor to present several education sessions by our team of Infor specialists.
Stop by booth 827 to enter for your chance to win a Ring security camera.
Tuesday, September 24
Transforming your organization: Optimizing performance to finance technology
Finding the funding for technology investments can be challenging, but an assessment of your organization’s performance can uncover areas for improvement that will not only make your business more competitive, but can free up the cash flow for strategic initiatives, like technology investments. During this session, we’ll illustrate how profitable companies have identified opportunities to streamline their operations—from financial to organizational to capital structure—and implemented improvement measures that enhanced revenue, improved margins and increased working capital.
Robert Schwartz, Grant Thornton
2:15 – 2:35 pm, New Orleans Ballroom.
The healthcare workforce of the future
Digital disruption is transforming the healthcare workforce—from how to engage with employees to shifting workstyles—and these changes will have financial, clinical and operational impacts for healthcare organizations. Join us for this session as we discuss the future of the healthcare workforce and strategies for responding to the changing work environment.
Danielle Miller, Grant Thornton
2:30 – 3:15 pm, Room 263
Meeting today’s healthcare financial challenges through improved asset management
The healthcare industry is presented with considerable disruption—from evolving regulatory requirements to an increase in mergers and acquisitions—and conditions are ripe for cost management issues and operational inefficiencies. Having a strategic asset management plan will reduce those inefficiencies by eliminating traditional silos and integrating end-to-end solutions that can help achieve business objectives. Join us for this session as we share insights on developing an Enterprise Asset Management program and illustrate how it can optimize the capital planning processes, improve asset utilization and reduce overall asset costs.
Bob Hersh, Bill Slama and Ken Deakyne, Grant Thornton
3:30 – 4:15 pm, Room 266
The evolution of smart governance
A Smart City deploys new technologies and systems to make itself more inclusive, prosperous, resilient, sustainable, mobile and connected—with the goal of creating a cleaner, healthier, safer city with better job and educational opportunities. The concept can also be applied to “city-like” entities such as airports, stadiums, military bases, colleges and universities, as well as states. Join Smart Governance experts as we discuss leading practices in evolving your government to apply new technologies and achieve the promise of digital government.
Paul Folkers, Grant Thornton and Governor Martin O’Malley, Maryland
3:30 – 4:15 pm, Room 274
Wednesday, September 25
The best is yet to come: Long-term benefits of cloud adoption
Does your organization view their cloud journey as one that begins with the decision to modernize and ends with a successful go-live? To realize the true potential of cloud, companies must extract value from the investment post-implementation. Embracing a 5-year horizon allows organizations to quantify benefits from three significant chapters in cloud adoption—Foundation (controls, master data, processes); Edge plays (Analytics, EAM, Workforce, etc.); and Innovation (rapid adoption of new features as they’re delivered). Grant Thornton will provide strategies for optimizing the cloud investment by considering both the short-term and long-term benefits of cloud migration.
Chris Lilley, Grant Thornton
1:00 - 1:20 pm, Hub - Theater 3
Modern public sector budgeting with Sherpa
Sherpa, a leader in public sector budget solutions, is Infor’s premier budget software partner for public sector clients. Join this session as Sherpa’s budgeting experts and Grant Thornton share insights on leading budgeting practices and solutions for the public sector.
Christian Fuellgraf, Grant Thornton and Dave Farrel, Sherpa
1:00 – 1:45 pm, Room 355
Hospital 4.0 – Capitalizing on the next evolution of healthcare
The digital revolution has the power to change almost every aspect of the healthcare industry. Hospital 4.0, a model driven by IoT and cloud computing, collects data from patients, machines, records and monitoring systems. Connecting that data and transforming it into usable information and analytics that drives value-based decision-making will be crucial to an organization’s success. Join us as we discuss the possibilities of Hospital 4.0 and the technology needed to embrace this model.
David Reitzel and Bill Slama, Grant Thornton
2:00 – 2:45 pm, Room 263
Thursday, September 26
How to transform assets into a strategic advantage
Asset decision-making is traditionally focused on a single asset and based on estimates, such as the previous year’s spend, available budget and the current state of the asset. By adopting a more holistic, portfolio approach—driven by data instead of perception—organizations can optimize the asset lifecycle, maximize profit and create a strategic advantage. Join this session as we discuss an end-to-end approach to asset management that helps prioritize capital spend, increase effectiveness and minimize maintenance costs to increase your bottom line.
Bob Hersh and Nick Morteo, Grant Thornton
10:00 – 10:45 am, Room 355