Official Virtual Launch of the Centre For Financial Leadership & Digital Transformation

Category: Research Events

Bridging theory and practice to help you stay ahead of trends and challenges in how technologies will impact the finance function

Interested in becoming a successful digital finance leader?
Join us for the official launch and find out what our brand-new Centre for Financial Leadership & Digital Transformation is all about!

7 October 2020

4 PM - 5 PM

Online via Zoom

CFOs, finance executives, controllers or finance professionals

Register now!


4:00 – 4:15 PM Welcome by Prof. Dr. Marion Debruyne (Dean, Vlerick Business School)
& Alexander De Croo (Deputy Prime Minister)
4:15 – 4:45 PM Keynote by Annona Loughnane (Global Finance VP, Microsoft)
4:45 – 5:00 PM Round table with our partners BDO Belgium & Global, Allianz & KBC


The Centre for Financial Leadership and Digital Transformation is established by Vlerick Business School to advance understanding of artificial intelligence (AI), robotics and related technologies to support and assist finance leaders around the globe in understanding the risks and benefits of these technologies and to explore their use for furthering the field and inspiring and educating future generations of finance leaders.

Already a major part of everyday life, digitalisation will become more and more integrated into how finance leaders are making decisions the next 50 years. The Centre wants to be a facilitator of this change, inspiring finance leaders by knowledge exchange and committing to research that brings insights that truly improves and simplifies the organisation of the finance function.

The Centre’s ambition is to:

  • Create inspiration by technologies;
  • Develop relevant knowledge and AI-models;
  • Educate and coach our finance leaders;
  • Build a high-level community of CFOs and finance leaders that share the same interest: becoming a successful digital finance leader!

Discover our 2020 – 2021 programme here!


Membership to our centre is exclusively intended for CFOs, finance executives, controllers or finance professionals with more of a strategic profile who want to:

  • Develop a competitive and effective finance department/accounting office embracing the technology dimension;
  • Stay up-to-date with the most recent technology developments impacting the finance function.


  • Broaden your horizons and explore new perspectives.
  • Improve your financial and strategic decision-making skills in a digital era. 
  • Network and exchange with peers facing similar challenges and top experts in the field. 
  • Participate in research on current data and technology challenges. 
  • Get brand visibility on publications, online channels, and at exclusive events. 
  • Have access to the activities of the Centre, such as interactive workshops, company visits, etc.


The Centre aims at profound and lasting projects and activities, funded and guided by our partners and members. Membership is based on an initial commitment of 3 years and may be renewed after this period. An annual fee of 10,000 EUR (excl. 21% VAT) grants access to a variety of information-sharing platforms and also entitles 3 representatives to attend all of the training opportunities related to the Centre.

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