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Perspectives on the role of finance in business transformation

Episode 08: | 45:38 | 04.28.2022

Perspectives on the role of finance in business transformation

Jeff Epstein, Operating Partner at Bessemer Venture Partners and former CFO at Oracle, and Anant Kale, CEO and Co-Founder of AppZen, sit down for a fireside-chat style interview where they discuss the role of the CFO and the finance team in the area of business transformation.

Anant Kale

Anant Kale

Co-Founder and CEO, AppZen

Anant founded AppZen in 2012 to bring AI to global finance teams, and is responsible for the company’s vision and business execution. Previously, he served as Vice President of Applications at Fujitsu America, where he had broad responsibility for the management and delivery of the company’s global enterprise applications and infrastructure. He has more than 20 years of experience in software development and engineering leadership. Anant earned a Bachelor of Science in Finance and Engineering and an MBA from Mumbai University. He loves music and hopes to learn to DJ sometime in the future.

Jeff Epstein

Jeff Epstein

Former Oracle CFO & current Operating Partner at Bessemer Ventures

Jeff Epstein is an Operating Partner at Bessemer Venture Partners and a Lecturer at Stanford University. He specializes in B2B software, marketplaces, and vertical AI. He serves on the boards of directors of Twilio, Okta, Kaiser Permanente, and other companies. He served on the board of Priceline/Booking Holdings for 16 years and is the former Executive VP and CFO of Oracle, one of the world’s largest and most profitable technology companies.

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