regulatory and legislative issues

1 Day Meeting

2011 CFO Leadership Forum:

Chicago, IL - Nov 02, 2011

Overview

Chief Financial Officers are currently challenged to drive company growth, manage healthy balance sheets, and reliably forecast performance in the midst of an uncertain economic recovery. Additionally, the last twelve months have seen new legislative and regulatory developments that will have sweeping implications for the world of finance and accounting for years to come. Against this backdrop of challenges, the role of the Chief Financial Officer has continued to increase in complexity and importance.

These are among the trends and topics that will be discussed at Argyle Executive Forum’s 2011 CFO Leadership Forum. Other areas of discussion will include: Effective strategies for driving sustainable growth and innovation, the impact of social media and cloud computing on IT policies and the bottom line, the changing role of CFO in relation to HR, and tactics for effective cash and expense management.

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Speakers

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Rob Bernshteyn

Rob Bernshteyn

CEO

Coupa Software

John Biegel

John Biegel

Partner

PwC

Tim Carlson

Tim Carlson

EVP, Chief Financial Officer & Treasurer

ATMI, Inc.

Tim Collier

Tim Collier

Senior Vice President Finance & Business Development

Thomson Reuters

Nicholas Conrad

Nicholas Conrad

Vice President, Finance and Treasurer

The Andersons Inc.

Pablo Edelstein

Pablo Edelstein

Chief Financial Officer Dow Latin America

Dow Chemical

Scott Friedrichs

Scott Friedrichs

Member of PA’s Management Team and expert in Enterprise Commercial Risk Management

PA Consulting Group

Mark Guinan

Mark Guinan

Senior Vice President & Chief Financial Officer

Hill-Rom Holdings, Inc.

Cliff Lange

Cliff Lange

Vice President, CFO & Chief Actuary

Boston Mutual Life Insurance Company

Lauralee Martin

Lauralee Martin

Global Chief Operating & Finance Officer

Jones Lang LaSalle

Marty Martinson

Marty Martinson

Chief Financial Officer

Guggenheim Partners

Mark Nittler

Mark Nittler

Vice President, Application Strategy

Workday

Michael (Pete) J. Piechoski

Michael (Pete) J. Piechoski

SVP & CFO

Peter Kiewit Sons', Inc.

Sudhanshu Priyadarshi

Sudhanshu Priyadarshi

Chief Financial Officer- Global Nutrition Platforms & Global Research & Development

PepsiCo

Bill Schrank

Bill Schrank

Client Partner, Business Transformation Services

Infosys BPO

Michael Smiley

Michael Smiley

CFO

Zebra Technologies

Patrick Townsend

Patrick Townsend

Regional Manager - Midwest

Host Analytics

Agenda

This event will feature insights from top executives, including

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7:50am - 8:50am
Breakfast
8:50am - 8:55am
Argyle Opening Remarks
8:55am - 9:25am
"Beyond the Numbers - The Importance of the Interpersonal Side of Finance"
Cliff LangeVice President, CFO & Chief ActuaryBoston Mutual Life Insurance
9:30am - 10:30am
Panel Discussion
"Driving Company Growth and the Changing Role of the CFO"
  • How are new technologies (cloud computing, social media) changing your role in relation to the CIO?
  • What steps are you taking to improve business performance and information integration across functions?
  • What tools are you finding are the most effective in driving efficiency and improving planning and forecasting?
  • How is M&A affecting your plans for driving growth?
  • Where do you plan to increase spending and what types of spending will be reduced to drive top line and bottom line growth?
  • What strategies are you finding to be the most effective for sustainable growth and innovation in the current economic climate?
Moderator:Mark NittlerVP Financial ApplicationsWorkdayPanelists:Tim CarlsonEVP, Chief Financial Officer & TreasurerATMI, Inc.Tim CollierSenior Vice President Finance & Business DevelopmentThomson ReutersMarty MartinsonChief Financial OfficerGuggenheim PartnersJohn BiegelPartnerPwC*This is session is off the record
10:35am - 10:55am
Thought Leadership presented by Infosys BPO
Bill SchrankClient Partner, Business Transformation ServicesInfosys BPO
10:55am - 11:15am
Coffee Break
11:15am - 12:00pm
Panel Discussion
"Leadership Challenges for a Complex World"

While CEOs and the Board are demanding a clearer picture of what to expect in today’s complex global economy; the CFO must be constantly working with their team to examine which threats are likely to affect business in the next decade. This session will discuss how such changes can be anticipated, assessed and managed. Issues that will be covered include:

  • Capital-raising & financial strategy
  • Succession planning
  • Risk management
  • Technology innovations
  • Raised internal expectations
  • Boardroom relationships
  • Emergency Preparedness
  • IT Governance programs
  • Corporate Fraud
Moderator:Scott FriedrichsMember of PA’s Management Team and expert in Enterprise Commercial Risk Management PA ConsultingPanelists:Mark GuinanSVP & CFOHill-Rom HoldingsMichael (Pete) J. PiechoskiSVP & CFOPeter Kiewit Sons’ Inc.Sudhanshu PriyadarshiCFO- Global Nutrition Platforms & Global R&DPepsicoMike SmileyCFOZebra Technologies
12:05pm - 12:25pm
Thought Leadership Spotlight presented by Coupa Software
"Cloud Considerations for the CFO"Rob BernshteynChief Executive OfficerCoupa Software
12:25pm - 1:25pm
Lunch
1:25am - 1:30pm
Inroducing Juan Figuereo:
Patrick TownsendRegional Manager - MidwestHost Analytics
1:30pm - 2:00pm
"Key Best Practices"
  • Overcoming key hurdles for M&A success
  • Creating a strong link to strategy
  • Guide to better synergy realization
  • Reducing risks through effective due diligence
  • Realizing synergies through effective integration
  • Communicating effectively to stakeholders
Juan FiguereoExecutive Vice President & CFONewell Rubbermaid
2:05pm - 2:35pm
"Proposed Changes to Lease Accounting - What should you be doing?"

As FASB and the IASB are rewriting the rules on lease accounting, the implications of leasing is a growing question for all CFOs. Topics to be addressed in this session include:

  • Leasing Project – timeline and anticipated path forward
  • Proposed changes that will impact lessees and lessors
  • Financial implicationso Financial performance implications, what you need to be prepared to addresso Leasing decision – will they be impacted?Operating implicationso The new role of corporate real estateo Technology changeso Processes and controlso Taking the right steps to prepare
Lauralee MartinGlobal Chief Operating & Financial OfficerJones Lang LaSalle
2:35pm - 3:05pm
Coffee Break
3:10pm - 3:40pm
"Managing Risk in an Uncertain Economy"
  • How are you planning to operate differently in 2011 and beyond to prepare for and offer your CEO advice about mitigating uncertainty and risk?
  • What steps have you taken or do you plan to take to reduce financial exposure?
  • What tools are you using to help manage the volatility in markets? How are you managing liquidity risk, foreign exchange risk, and credit risk?
  • Have you employed any new strategies or tools to better manage cash and expenses?
Nicholas ConradVice President, Finance and TreasurerThe Andersons Inc.
3:45pm - 4:15pm
"Harnessing Opportunity in Overseas Emerging Markets"

A highlight of the opportunities and challenges offered by Emerging Economies for expanding business geographically with accelerated growth potential in both revenues and profits, focusing on Latin America and especially Brazil as an example of the trends and dynamics in these markets.

Pablo EdelsteinChief Financial OfficerDow Chemical Latin America
4:20pm - 4:25pm
Argyle Executive Forum Closing Remarks
4:25pm - 5:25pm
Closing Reception

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