Dialog 2018
Connected Finance
Transform Today. Accelerate Tomorrow.
MAY 21-23, 2018
Four Seasons at Walt Disney World® Resort
Orlando, Florida

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Longview Empowers Organizations to Maximize Performance

Longview Solutions is The Connected Finance Company; empowering the office of the CFO in accelerating planning, consolidation, tax and analytics. Join us at Dialog to hear from leading global companies, share in best practices, and discuss the transformation of the office of the CFO in becoming a key driver of strategy and business performance within organizations.

In addition, Longview includes interactive training workshops, presentations and panel discussions on current hot topics, product updates and more.

How will you keep up?

At Dialog 2018, you'll step away from your day-to-day routine and take proactive steps to transform your company. You'll learn how to optimize organizational performance, more accurately predict outcomes, and sharpen your strategy. You'll join more than 200 of your peers at this unique educational forum designed to bring you the inspiration, technology and actionable insights you need to make the right decisions, every time, with confidence.

This year's event includes three action-packed days where you can:

Choose from 30+ sessions.

Learn from Longview experts, customers, and industry thought leaders.

Be the first to hear about Longview's product and technology roadmap.

Learn about updates to your product and powerful, new features that can help optimize your business processes and results.

Get inspired & Enhance Your Expertise.

Earn valuable CPE credits and discover how you can benefit from embracing disruption, see what your peers are doing, and gain a clearer picture of what's possible for you.

Conference Venue

Four Seasons Resort Orlando
at Walt Disney World® Resort
10100 Dream Tree Blvd,
Orlando, FL 32836

Dialog 2018 is set within the gates of Walt Disney World® at Florida's only Five Diamond Award rated resort. When you're not in a session, unwind at the resort's golf course, spa, waterpark or restaurants.

The special conference rate of $249 at the Four Seasons will now be available until rooms are sold out. To book your room, click here or call the reservations team at 1 (800) 267-3046 and quote "Longview”. Please note, only confirmed Dialog 2018 conference attendees will be accepted to book a room using this hotel code.

Get Your Disney Tickets Soon!

Longview is happy to announce in partnership with Disney the chance to purchase discounted Disney Tickets for themselves as well as those friends and family members that are traveling with them.

These tickets offer pre-arrival savings of 10% on our Full-Multi-Day (2 days or longer) Tickets and include one complimentary admission to an additional Disney Experience at any one of the following:

  • Disney's Typhoon Lagoon Water Park
  • Disney's Blizzard Beach Water Park
  • Disney's Winter Summerland or Disney's Fantasia Gardens Miniature Golf Courses (before 4 p.m.)
  • Greens Fees for one round of golf at Disney's Oak Trail Golf Course, our 9-hole walking course

Attendees can also purchase our partial-day tickets, which are exclusive to the meetings market!

Disney tickets will EXPIRE for advance purchase sales on May 20, 2018 and guests must purchase tickets through the site before this date or call 407-566-5600.


Dialog 2018 will include multiple keynote speakers and more than 30 sessions


May 21


May 22


May 23


Suitable: All

Suitable: Plan

Suitable: CPM

Suitable: Tax

Suitable: Analytics

12:00PM - 6:00PM

Conference Check-In

07:00PM - 09:00PM

Welcome Reception

7:00AM - 8:30AM


8:30AM - 9:00AM

Welcome Keynote and Company Update
(Jerry Dolinsky, CEO/ Vince Beacom, COO)

9:00AM - 10:00AM

Connected Finance by Transforming Today - Disney
(Erik Hansen, Director Financial Systems)

10:00AM - 10:45AM

Life After Implementation - KPMG
(Arjun Sikka, Managing Director)

10:45AM - 11:30AM

Keynote - Robert Kugel (Ventana Research)

11:30AM - 1:00PM


1:00PM - 01:50 PM

What's new in Tidemark Spring '18 Release, What's Coming Next - Presented by Longview
(Emeka Ajoku, VP Product Mgmt)


Longview CPM - What's New, What's Next - Presented by Longview
(Guy Menard, VP CPM Product Management/Mark Chisholm, Director Pre-Sales)

Tax Product Update: What's New and What is Planned Ahead - Presented by Longview
(Brad Hearn, VP Tax Product Management/Anna Marie Sever, Presales Manager)

Introduction to Longview Analytics - What's New, What's Next - Presented by Longview
(Hamza Amor, Director)

1:50PM - 2:00PM


2:00PM - 2:50 PM

Customer Presentation - Presented by Health Network Labs
(Ron Gaffney, Director FP&A)

Explore New Out-of-the-Box Applications Now Offered for Consolidation and Planning - Presented by Longview
(Guy Menard, VP CPM Product Management/Mark Chisholm, Director Pre-Sales)

Solving Critical Reporting Requirements Beyond Provision - Presented by UTC
(John Miller, Manager Financial Systems)

Tax Analytics - Presented by Longview
(Michael Roseman, Director Tax Professional Services/Robert Realmuto, Implementation Team Leader)

2:50PM - 3:00PM


3:00PM - 3:50PM

Visualizations on Tidemark - Presented by Longview
(Susan Beyer)

Leveraging Longview's Connected Finance Solutions to Tranform and Modernize Finance - Presented by Cirque du Soleil
(Alexandra Girard, Director Continuous Improvement Finance)

US Tax Reform and Operational Transfer Pricing: Are you GILTI or BEAT? - Presented by Deloitte
(Bob Norton, Deloitte Tax Management Consulting)

Reinvigorate the Old, In with the New - Presented by Turner Broadcasting
(Steve Kelly, Manager Business Intelligence & Advanced Analytics)

3:50PM - 4:00PM


4:00pm - 4:50pm

Integrating Tidemark and Longview Analytics to meet critical reporting needs - Presened by Longview
(Emeka Ajoku, VP Product Mgmt/Roland Hoelscher, EVP Customer Success)

Managing the Big Picture - Presented by Disney
(Rick Engelking, Disney Financial Systems & Jody Seigel, Senior Financial Analyst)

Staying Nimble and Juggling with Complexities - Presented by Cirque du Soleil
(Anne Bouchard, Director Tax Products)

Finance Analytics - Presented by Longview
(Robert Realmuto, Implementation Team Leader/Joseph Olender, Solutions Architect)

4:50PM - 6:30PM

Network Event In Sponsor Foyer

7:00PM - 10:00PM


6:30AM - 7:30AM

Beat The Bear

7:00AM - 9:00AM


9:00AM - 9:50AM

Transforming Acxiom's forecasting process with - Tidemark Presented by Axciom
(Aatif Aquil, Director Corporate Finance)

Longview 2017 (Update 1 and 2) - Technical Overview - Presented by Longview
(Sunita Ngui-Yen, Product Manager/Wayne Stevens, CPO)

Technology Innovation and the Era of Regulatory Changes - Presented by KPMG, MSCI and Longview

Value Add solutions with Longview Analytics - IFRS 16 (Deloitte), GRC Cockpit and others - Presented by Longview & Deloitte
(Roland Hoelscher, EVP Customer Success)

9:50am - 10:00am


10:00AM - 10:50AM

Integrating Tidemark Planning and Longview Close - Presented by Longview
(Guy Menard, VP CPM Product Management/Bo Stojanovich, VP Strategic Initiatives)

Re-igniting Hasbro's Financial Close and Planning - Presented by Hasbro
(Jose Rodriguez, Sr. Financial Analyst/Susan Morra, IT Director of Applications)

Tailoring Reports for your Specific Needs - Presented by Longview

Leveraging Analytics to Enable a Connected Finance - Presented by OnPoint Intelligence
(Geir Boe, Managing Partner)

10:50AM - 11:00AM


11:00AM - 11:50AM

Allocations- The Joy/Bane of Budgeting - Presented by Longview
(Susan Beyer)

Innovative Longview Applications to Enhance Close and Planning Process - Presented by Longview
(Joe Olender /Guy Menard, VP CPM Product Management

Customer Presentation - Presented by Irving Oil
(Mark Saulnier)

Building an Executive Dashboard using Longview Analytics - Presented by Longview
(Hamza Amor, Director)

11:50PM - 1:30PM


1:30PM - 2:30PM

Product Update/Innovation (Wayne Stevens, CPO )

2:30PM - 3:30PM

Customer Presentation

3:30PM - 4:00PM

Closing Remarks
(Vince Beacom, COO)

4:00PM - 5:00PM

Sponsor Foyer / Longview Lab Open

7:00PM - 10:00PM

Final Night Dinner

Beat the Bear

A conference highlight, Beat the Bear is a 5km run or walk taking place on site, and participation is open to all attendees. The run promotes wellness and camaraderie amongst attendees of all fitness levels. Pre-registration is not required.

Join the 2018 run on the morning of May 23, before breakout sessions begin. More details will be shared in the conference agenda.

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Become a Sponsor and Connect
with Finance Decision Makers

Imagine hundreds of your ideal customers all in one place seeking solutions to change the way they do business. As a Dialog sponsor, you can get face time with over 200 finance and tax professionals. We offer a range of sponsorship opportunities that will help you raise brand awareness, generate targeted leads, and engage hard-to-reach buyers. Here are some of the sponsorship options available to connect with financial professionals across industries, including those in the insurance, mining, retail and manufacturing space.

  • Keynotes and breakout sessions:

    Sponsor at our Platinum or Gold level and enjoy direct access to address conference delegates with exclusive speaking opportunities.

  • Solutions Center:

    Don't get lost in the crowd. As a sponsor, enjoy a dynamic exhibit space to highlight your products and services, and participate in our passport program designed to drive traffic to sponsor booths

  • Conference passes:

    Receive Dialog 2017 conference passes with sponsorship packages, for use by your employees or transferable to your customers and prospects.

  • Networking and Prospecting:

    Gain access to attendees, including decision makers at the executive and intermediate level, in a setting that sparks conversation and drives interest in your products and services.

  • Branding:

    Enjoy heightened brand visibility with pre, during and post conference branding that come with various sponsorship and a la carte options. Choose various at-event branding opportunities, such as our coveted Beat the Bear event, or our welcome reception so your brand can be one of the first things that attendees see.

To reserve your sponsorship package or for additional information, contact [email protected]