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The Future of Financial Modelling: Innovation, AI and Disruption
Despite the fact that artificial intelligence, automation and machine learning are so widely discussed at the moment, Microsoft Excel remains one of the most commonly used tools in any finance department. Financial Modelling continues to be one of the top skills required for Finance professionals in today’s corporates, business or even government. What does all this innovation and disruption mean for financial modellers, or anyone working in finance? In this informative session we will discuss a range of topics including seeing what some of the future in financial modelling might look like, how to embrace new technologies and why it still remains important to continue to develop your Excel modelling skills throughout your career. Hear from financial modelling expert, Lance Rubin (, who disrupted 75% of his own role as the CFO at the fintech start-up, Banjo, by using some of this technology. He will share with us his experiences and explore why it’s important to consider trying to disrupt your own role. We’ll discuss strategies for working not harder but smarter and learn how you can take the steps to benefit from this. Lance Rubin is the CEO of Model Citizn, a Melbourne-based financial modelling consulting firm that specialises in building models across a range of sectors including social benefit bonds, infrastructure and property and financial services for companies and investment trusts. Lance whilst remaining as the CFO of Banjo is also a contractor to the KPMG Australia modelling team and has over 20 years in financial services

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    Learn, live, love, breathe Financial Modelling in Excel! This group originally started as a spin-off from the very popular LinkedIN Financial Modelling in Excel online forum which has over 30,000 members all over the world.

    It's always nice to meet face to face though so if you live in Johannesburg and use Excel for Finance, then we'd like to invite you to join us to network with like-minded professionals in an informal environment.

    These Modellers' Meetups are being organised all around the world and growing quickly! See what other locations we have got Meetups scheduled for, or register your interest ( in attending or starting a Meetup in your area.

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