The building blocks for international growth

Evaluating your people, processes, and technology for cross-border trade

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20 minutes



Industries, governments, and the way businesses operate are changing all the time, but with the right foundations in place, your business can grow in a world of constant change. In this session, we’ll analyse what is needed to make your business agile so it can not only handle change but build upon it.

Join us for this panel session with NetSuite and our customer Framery Acoustics, as we evaluate what is required of your people, processes, and technology in order to expand internationally and break into new markets. Finally, we'll take a closer look at the evolving role of the finance function and the key role that they play in preparing your business for change.

Thomas Sutter

Thomas Sutter
Finance CoE, Oracle NetSuite

Thomas is a career Finance Director and Controller. Previously responsible for handling international finance operations and local reporting within large corporate businesses, Thomas now uses this experience in his role within Oracle NetSuite’s Finance Centre of Excellence.

In this role, Thomas uses his extensive financial experience background to provide counsel to customers, support product development and best practice, and advise on software implementation strategy. Thomas regularly engages with finance professionals to build their understanding in how they can advance their business, focusing primarily on the core pillars of technology, processes, and people.

Stephen Tucker

Stephen Tucker
VAT Consultant, Avalara

Stephen works as an account manager with Avalara, assisting Avalara clients to find solutions to challenges around indirect tax, ranging from real-time reporting requirements to process improvements, whether cost-reduction or risk mitigation. 

Stephen has extensive experience in delivering large-scale finance transformation projects delivered from ten years of professional services.

Annamaria Sola

Annamaria Sola
Lead Financial Controller, Framery Acoustics

Annamaria has been a Financial Accounting Expert and Authorised Accountant since 2015. She has always had a passion for taxation with an international twist. During the past six years, Annamaria has worked at Framery Acoustics, where she has been involved in building Framery Acoustics global finance from a start-up, to a global group, with ten subsidiaries around the globe.


Session first recorded October 2021 for Inspire, Avalara's two day virtual event.