2017 CFO Forum: Strategy & Innovation in the Digital Era
Why You Should Attend!
Argyle Executive Forum is bringing together Finance executives from a variety of industry verticals for our first ever Chicago Strategy and Innovation event. Throughout a full day of content and networking, we will focus on the most pressing issues facing Finance executives specifically with regards to defining strategy & fostering innovation in the digital era. The agenda will be specifically geared towards Chief Financial Officers, Chief Accounting Officers, as well as VPs and Directors of Finance, Accounting, FP&A, Controllers, and Treasurers in a leadership role. Topics covered by our speaking faculty will include:
- Leveraging emerging technologies to drive cost cutting and operational efficiency
- Creating a forward-thinking finance organization and partnering with other lines of the business to foster and enable innovation
- Transforming data into valuable insights to empower smarter business decisions
- Maintaining a reliable, steady finance organization amidst internal business transformation or disruption
Our keynote presentations, fireside chats, panel sessions, and networking breaks will enable candid discussions with your peers focused on these topics and more. Speakers at our 2016 Chicago Forum included Cathy Hauslein, SVP, Chief Accounting Officer, Mattress Firm; Sumit Dangi, CFO & Deputy COO, Global Data & Information Management, HSBC; Norman Smagley, EVP & CFO, Gogo Inc.; Kevin Liederbach, Chief Financial Officer, Ford Direct; and more.
We look forward to bringing together another fantastic faculty in 2017, and to hosting you alongside our community of Fortune 500 Finance leaders hailing from the Midwest and beyond!
This event will feature insights from top
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Dave Kellogg has more than 20 years of leadership experience at high-growth companies.
His experience includes being CEO of MarkLogic, CMO of Business Objects, and member of the Aster Data Board of Directors. Dave also served in advisory roles to MongoDB developer 10gen, Hadapt, and Tableau Software.
Prior to joining Host Analytics as CEO, Dave served as senior vice president and general manager for Service Cloud at salesforce.com, overseeing one of the company’s fastest growing businesses. Previously, he spent six years as CEO at MarkLogic, growing the company from zero in revenues to an $80M run-rate. Before that, Dave led Marketing at Business Objects for nearly a decade as the company grew from 250 to over 4,500 people and from $30M to over $1B in annual revenues.
A recognized industry thought leader on topics ranging from venture capital and Silicon Valley culture to cloud, big data, and social enterprise technologies, Kellogg authored a highly regarded blog for five years and remains active on Twitter @Kellblog.
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8:00am - 9:00am Networking breakfast and registration
Take the time to get to know the fellow attendees, speakers and sponsors that you will be sharing the day with. Continental breakfast with coffee, tea and juices will be served.
9:00am - 1:00pm Morning sessionsOur speakers share their expertise on hot topics and challenge areas through various presentation styles. Keynotes, panels and fireside chats will be broken up by networking breaks.
1:00pm - 2:00pm Lunch
Enjoy a healthy buffet lunch and networking time.
2:00pm - 4:30pm Afternoon sessions
Our speakers will share their expertise on hot topics and challenge areas through various presentation styles. Sessions will be broken up by one afternoon coffee and snack break.
4:30pm - 6:00pm Cocktail reception
Wrap up the day with a cocktail (or a few!) and hors d'Oeuvres. Head home with new connections and a notebook full of key takeaways to implement back at the office.
What will be discussed? Explore finance hot topics and challenge areas such as:
Emerging technology and finance
Review the key technology trends that CFOs are exploring, and reflect on how finance as a discipline has evolved in the past few years as a result. Learn about:
- Overcoming traditional interdepartmental silos
- Evaluating the capabilities the cloud offers
- Mitigating security concerns
- Transforming data into actionable insights
Driving value in talent management
Examine how the current hiring environment requires the CFO and HR to collaborate more than ever on talent management and retention strategies. Dive into:
- Exploring the HR/finance relationship
- Addressing training and development needs
- Aligning talent management with business goals
- Partnering across functions to drive results
Managing enterprise risk
How have the rapid transformations in technology impacted the risk environment? Learn how successful organizations are managing the digital landscape. Find out about:
- Leveraging risk to drive opportunity
- Incentivizing employees to be more productive
- Streamlining through succession planning
- Creating balanced risk strategies
The modern CFO
The role of the CFO is constantly evolving, in scope and practice. Talk about how this affects all areas of the executive agenda, including how to deal with a new regulatory environment. Learn how top CFOs have been:
- Deepening relationships with C Suite partners
- Preparing the finance team for the future
- Gaining greater operational expertise
- Securing a strategic edge through new skillsets
The CFO and M&A
Discuss the difficult questions CFOs are asking at the onset of new M&A opportunities, and how they shepherd the transaction from beginning to end. Find out how other finance leaders are:
- Identifying the "right" deals to leverage
- Measuring the success of M&A transactions
- Maximizing overseas investments
- Defining metrics to build fruitful relationships
Partnering for innovation
Explore the definition of innovation for CFOs,
and the modern ways of evaluating and financing it within the organization. Focus on moving past the stereotype that finance "stifles innovation" through engaging discussion on:
- Determining areas to add value
- Rethinking traditional finance metrics
- Exploring new tools and technologies
- Prioritizing innovation across the firm
Still have questions? We have answers.
I want to attend, but what if I'm unsure of my schedule and need to cancel my participation?
Just let us know. We understand that schedules
we always have a waiting list for this event,
and if you don't
cancel, we will assume you are still attending
and your spot will
go unused. If you must, cancel at least 48 hours
prior to the
event to make room for others!
What if I can't be OOO for a whole day, or need
to come late?
We have wifi and private rooms available for
attendees to take
calls and spend some quiet time on emails, as
well as access to
printing. Have a morning meeting you can't miss?
No problem. This
event was designed for busy executives - we get
I'd like to bring some colleagues. Do I need to
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