Aico partner event: Managing complexity in finance

Meet us in Brussels on February 28 for afternoon of presentations and discussions around the topic of complexity reduction in finance.

The event will be held together with Aico’s partner CFO Services TriFinance and intelligent automation company Square Marble. Speakers from all three companies will be presenting on the topics of managing complexity in finance, automation of routine finance tasks, and how to make people’s work more meaningful and rewarding.



The Speakers

Jean-Marie Bequevort, Practice Leader, CFO Services TriFinance

As Practice Leader within the CFO Services business unit, Jean-Marie advises corporate clients on issues related to the analysis and improvement of finance organizations, processes, and controls. In 2018, Jean-Marie conducted a nation-wide survey aiming to capture and evaluate the key axes of organizational complexity and inefficiencies. His perspectives on operational efficiency have been published in various domestic and leading international media outlets like Forbes and

Christophe Dams, Expert Manager Smart Close, CFO Services TriFinance

As an external auditor for nearly 10 years, Christophe built very strong expertise in various accounting regulations and finance processes. Combining this knowledge and his eagerness for finance automation, he is guiding customers through the automation journey of their operations. ‘A realistic view on the potential and possibilities within the organisation,’ Christophe says, ‘will ensure a solid roll-out of Finance Process Automation (FPA).

Marko Maunula, CTO Aico

Marko is an engineer with a big E. He is the founder of the Aico Research Lab and a member of Aico (intelligent finance automation and control platform) board of directors. He has more than 20 years of experience in software, technology and business development. Over the years, he has gained understanding in ERP, BI, analytics, big data and process development. He is excited about all technology and the possibilities it brings.

Read more: How and why to automate R2R processes. Managing complexity in finance

Richard Moreton, CEO Square Marble

CEO, and major shareholder in Square Marble Technology, Richard Moreton is the creative visionbehind Mia, Square Marble’s market-leading onboarding-to-cash automation Saas platform. Co-founder of Moreton Smith, the internationally renowned receivables business he sold for £6.5 in 2015, Richard set out to develop a platform which would continually adapt and evolve to deliver intelligent automation – and that would enable data-driven decisions to drive business growth and operational excellence. The outcome was Mia – Machine Intelligent Automation, which is now being used by some of the worlds largest companies.

Read more: Mia – Intelligent Credit-to-Cash Automation


The Program

2:00 pm – Registration. Coffee
2:15 pm – WelcomeMelissa Buyle, Client Partner, TriFinance
2:30 pm – Jean-Marie Bequevort, Practice Leader, TriFinance: Organizational Complexity: Reality and Facts. Why it matters for Finance professionals.
3:00 pm –Christophe Dams, Expert manager TriFinance, Managing complexity in Finance.The journey to automation.
3:30 pm – Marko Maunula, CTO Aico, How to reduce complexity through Record-to-Report automation.
4:30 pm – Break
4:45 pm –  Richard Moreton, CEO Square Marble Technology, Reducing credit and collection complexity. How intelligent automation can deliver transparency, effective prioritisation & efficiency in order to cash.
5:30 pm – Wrap-up: Alexander Van Caeneghem, Business Unit Leader, TriFinance CFO Services
6:00 – 7:00 pm – Drink and networking opportunity


Time and Location

Date: Thursday, February 28
Time: 2 pm to 7 pm.
LocationHotel MétropoleSalle Einstein
Brouckèreplein 31 Place De Brouckère 1000 Brussels
Accessability and parking:
Hotel Metropole is directly accessible from rue Fossé aux Loups and boulevard Emile Jacqmain.
Three public parkings are available in the direct vicinity of the hotel.