Louis Fernandes

Vice President & Country Manager, Basware

Louis has spent the last 25 years working in a variety sales and marketing leadership roles across both B2C and B2B organisations in financial services, travel and, latterly, technology companies.

Over the last decade, he has led strategy, sales and marketing across the UK and Ireland for Acxiom Corporation, SAP, SAS Software and Hewlett Packard Enterprise.

Now, in his role as Country Manager for the UK and Ireland, he has responsibility for all marketing, sales and delivery activities and the overall performance of the UK and Ireland businesses, where his focus is on driving software revenues and customer satisfaction across all industries served by Basware.

Louis is a regular guest speaker at the London School of Economics, where he regularly lectures around the use of analytics and technology in business. He also speaks at various other industry events, has been a regular judge for the B2B Marketing Awards and is a Chartered Marketer.


Session Details

Future Proofing Your Tech Investments

So, you are an organisation that is forward thinking, you’ve recognised the need to invest in AP automation, procurement, or financial supply chain solutions. And you’re savvy, so you’ve created an RFP, checked out the analyst reports and built the business case. The RFP scorecards are in, the results are totalled and you select a solution. Job done right? Not quite. 90% of Purchase to Pay solutions never deliver on the RIO expected. The problem is that this tried and tested process has become the standard by which Finance and Procurement select technology. In this session, we’ll show you how to re-evaluate the way that you go about selecting technology to ensure that you drive insightful investment decisions that you won’t regret or be replacing before you deliver that elusive ROI.

Benefits of attending this sessions include:

> Tips on how to re-evaluate the way to go about selecting technology

> How to ensure you drive insightful investment decisions that you won’t be replacing before delivering ROI