Congratulations to the winners of the 2020 Financial Modelling Innovation Awards
Meet the 2020 Finalists
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Find out more about the winner, the finalists, and the shortlist of this year's leading financial modelling innovators.
This Year's Winner
The judges saw the product as reaching a wide-ranging audience. The judges loved the hybrid mind-map and formulaic relationship and, being focused on both analytics and financial modelling as an innovation, ValQ ticked many of their boxes in how it approaches, simplifies and communicates financial modelling, but from a PowerBI perspective.
With an impressive combination of clear visual presentation and powerful analysis ValQ has identified a gap in the financial modelling industry where it's clear a large investment by those involved has resulted in a very professionally presented product which has great potential for the financial modelling industry.
DashFlow's platform steps-up productivity, taking a job of days to minutes. The inspired automated stacking plan and touch controls break down the initial barriers of entry for new users in a very intuitive way. The visual approach to creating a Real Estate model’s complex income characteristics makes model building less stressful, more interesting and consequently quicker to do.
Visyond has sought to move the spreadsheet experience to the cloud and make scenario modelling a genuinely collaborative experience and is the response to a gap in the market we’ve observed for the last 5 years: the cloud-based single-source-of-the-truth model with the advanced functionality of Excel.
Senior Departmental Fellow, University of Cambridge
Inventor of 'Real Estate Financial Modelling' as a subject in its own right. Natalie has dedicated the last two decades to advancing the skill within the sector, via Bayfield Training and Cambridge University.
Partner, Deals Modelling, PwC Australia
With over 18 years as a professional financial modeller, Ian leads PwC Australia's Deals Modelling team and is a globally recognised financial modelling expert. He has developed and reviewed the models that have supported major transactions around the world and has recently developed a technology agnostic approach to financial modelling and a range of analytical modelling review services.
Danielle Stein Fairhurst
Financial Modeller, Author, Corporate Trainer
Danielle Stein Fairhurst is regularly engaged as a speaker, course facilitator, financial modelling consultant and analyst. She founded the Financial Modellers’ Meetup groups which now have over 5,000 members in seven countries as well as a LinkedIn forum with more than 40,000 members.
Investment Manager, Kiwi Group Holding
Fiona Foster has provided financial modelling consulting and corporate finance advisory to clients in New Zealand, the USA and the UK. Most recently she spent 3 years in New York, helping to build out PwC's financial modelling and data analysis capabilities in the USA. She has developed and led financial modelling training with clients and internal teams and is a member of ModelOff's Diversity Council, aimed at improving diversity within the financial modeling industry.
Partner & CTO, Gridlines
Iain started developing financial models in the mid-1990s. He has developed deep expertise in the energy sector and in economic regulation, in both private and public sectors.
Iain has degrees in mathematics from Cambridge and the London School of Economics. He has published on machine learning, data analysis and modelling.
Founder & CEO, Model Citizn
Lance is a highly innovative, commercially savvy and lateral thinking financial modeller. His ability to distill complex financial problems into meaningful insight led him to founding Model Citizn.
He is an ex-Investment Banker and KPMG modeller, CFO of fintech lender Banjo and Group CFO for Sequel CFO and is touring the world on the Future of Financial Modelling.