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Virtual Analytics Forum: Ways to Drive Revenue with Your Recovery Plans | CCG Webinar

Part 2

This webinar will focus on accelerating recovery, cash management, and revenue growth planning with data, analytics and insights. We'll chat with several experts bringing different perspectives to understand what you need to have in place for driving corporate objectives out of crisis.

You'll hear our customers and experts discuss ways they are capitalizing on data to react, recover and reimagine business in these times. You'll take away keys for strategy, planning and execution to ADAPT and recover in a variety of industries including: Manufacturing, Retail Goods & Services, Banking & Wealth Management, Education and Professional Services.  

Discussion Topics

  • Data Science:  The future needs future data: unleash the machines. Featuring Gordian customer story
  • Market Chat with Microsoft:  Retail industry perspectives
  • Governance:  Virtual DG Risk Considerations
  • Driving Revenue:  Liquidity planning elements you may not be thinking about
  •  Leadership Discussion: Change Leadership in a Crisis

Video Series

Meet the Speakers

Chris Laping
Chief Innovation Officer,  Bagel Brands

Chris Laping_ HeadshotChris Laping brings 28 years of information technology and business transformation experience to Bagel Brands (Einstein Bros. Bagels, Bruegger's Bagels, Manhattan Bagels, Noah's) and serves as Chief Innovation Officer. Prior to joining the company, Chris authored a best-selling book, "People Before Things," which focuses on the connection between human experience to the outcomes of change and transformation and the role leaders play to pave success. 

Chris Dieringer
Sr. Director Retail & CPG, Microsoft

speaker-chris-dieringerChris Dieringer is currently leading the US Retail and CPG practice for Microsoft focused on following current and future trends in the industry and helping customers realize those within their digital transformation. He has experience including: Consumer Electronics, Grocery, Home Improvement, Fashion / Apparel, Department Store and CPG companies. He's an energetic technical leader with proven ability to direct high profile teams and projects, and build collaboration and good will across functional teams for transformational change.

Natalie Greenwood
Director, Client Partner & Strategy, CCG

Natalie Greenwood_ADAPT PageNatalie Greenwood is the Practice Director for Data and Analytics Strategy at CCG. She is an accomplished multi-functional executive with a proven track record of managing global/regional projects and programs across diverse IT and business environments. She has over 20 years' experience working in Data Governance, Data Management, Data Warehousing, Analytics and Business Intelligence.

Brian Beesley
Director, Data Science, CCG

Chris FitzpBBatrick_HeadshotBrian Beesley is the Data Science Practice Director at CCG. He has developed data science and machine learning products for clients in the healthcare, retail, financial services, professional services, non-profit, and manufacturing industries, and he’s also helped national and international banking organizations manage their quantitative programs by building the processes and governance around statistical applications.

Jason Kurtz
Managing Director, Accel-KKR

JKurtzJason Kurtz is a Managing Director at Accel-KKR and founded the Accel-KKR Consulting Group. Prior to joining Accel-KKR, Jason worked at Ariba, Inc. (acquired by SAP in 2012) for eleven years in a variety of executive roles and served as a member of the company’s Management Committee.  Previously, Jason was a Director in Arthur Andersen’s Business Consulting practice, where he focused on helping companies create profitable, revenue growth.  Jason also worked at ESPN as an Associate Producer.

Ray Diwakar
Vice President of Innovation, Gordian

Ray Diwakar_HeadshotRay Diwakar is the Vice President of Innovation at Gordian. He is a cisionary technology leader offering 20 years of success enhancing enterprise operations, solving complex business problems, and creating competitive advantage through properly aligned features & technologies. He relies on business savvy and technical expertise to create and execute strategic plans, negotiate agreements, and deliver sustainable revenue growth.

John Jose
Senior Finance Director, Headington Companies

John Jose is the Senior Finance Director at Headinton Companies. He is a strategically-minded, data-driven and has  built many successful FP&A teams. John has also led business intelligence implementations, and crafted project management programs, ensuring success from idea to ROI to execution.

Our crisis ADAPT  team is continuing to listen, learn, and adapt to the current economic environment. Our recommendations are based on topics that are working for customers who are leveraging data analytics to stabilize their operations. Learn more about ADAPT by visiting our ADAPT with Analytics page or contacting one of our experts at

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Quick Facts

Speakers -

  • Chris Dieringer, Sr. Director Retail & CPG, Microsoft
  • Chris Laping, Chief Innovation Officer,  Bagel Brands
  • Natalie Greenwood, Director, Client Partner & Strategy, CCG
  • Brian Beesley, Director of Data Science, CCG
  • Jason Kurtz, Managing Director, Accel-KKR
  • Ray Diwakar, Vice President of Innovation, Gordian
  • John Jose, Senior Finance Director, Headington Companies

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