The COVID Vaccine Challenge

December 2, 2020

Guests:   Iain Mackay, CFO, GSK; Tiger Tyagarajan, President and CEO of Genpact; Phil Fersht, CEO and Chief Analyst, HFS; Host:  Steve Dunkerley, HFS

In this episode, Iain Mackay, CFO of GSK, provides a brief update as to where the pharmaceutical giant is in developing a vaccine. He also highlights the looming logistical challenge for the industry in getting a vaccine to market.    Phil Fersht, CEO and Chief Analyst, HFS then shares his views about the UK’s track and trace programme and his concern about civil unrest in the USA.    The three guests, including Tiger Tyagarajan, President and CEO, GENPACT, then discuss the future of work, which is followed by a discussion about the acceleration of enterprise digital transformation programmes. Iain Mackay, who as well as being the CFO of GSK is also the Chairman of the 100 Group’s Financial Reporting Committee, next highlights the current challenges facing committee members and the growing importance of ESG and non financial information in in financial reporting.    Tiger then explores the potential for enterprises to be able to achieve a continuous close in their finance operations before Phil Fersht closes the session with his thoughts about the role of finance in collapsing the front, middle and back office – into a OneOffice – the ultimate end state for business operations.  Enjoy!

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