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2013 Chief Financial Officer Leadership Forum

Atlanta, GA - Jun 04, 2013

Overview

Argyle Executive Forum’s 2013 CFO Leadership Forum will explore which approaches and strategies will cement the Chief Financial Officer’s place at the helm of the company as they steer their businesses forward in this volatile economy.

Argyle Executive Forum is bringing together CFOs, Treasurers, VPs of Finance, Controllers, and corporate finance leaders from a variety of industries. Using a discussion-based format, our 2013 CFO Leadership Forum in Atlanta will focus on several areas including: “Effective strategies for driving sustainable growth and innovation,” “The changing role of the CFO,” “Cost leadership,” “Risk mitigation,” “Fraud management,” “Succession planning,” and “The impact of social media and cloud computing on the bottom line.”

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Speakers

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Shailesh Bettadapur

Shailesh Bettadapur

Vice President and Treasurer

Mohawk Industries, Inc.

Scott Bohrer

Scott Bohrer

Vice President Retail Finance Merchandising

The Home Depot, Inc.

Charlie Brown

Charlie Brown

Chief Financial Officer

Oldcastle Materials

Jim Brzusek

Jim Brzusek

Regional Sales Director

Workday

Curtis Carver

Curtis Carver

Vice Chancellor and Chief Information Officer

University System of Georgia

Steve Clay

Steve Clay

Sales Director, Southeast

Host Analytics

Jason Constantino

Jason Constantino

CFO Global Parts and Repair Services

GE Energy

Curtis Fields

Curtis Fields

Vice President Internal Audit

NCR

Xia Liu

Xia Liu

SVP Finance and Treasurer

Southern Company

Peter Lugli

Peter Lugli

Sr. Dir, Financial Solutions

Ariba

Neil Manna

Neil Manna

SVP and Chief Accounting Officer

CA

John O'Rourke

John O'Rourke

Vice President, Product Marketing

Oracle

Barbara Smith

Barbara Smith

CFO, SVP

Commercial Metals Company

Todd Stroup

Todd Stroup

Partner

PricewaterhouseCoopers

Gregory Thompson

Gregory Thompson

Chief Financial Officer

Axiall Corp

Mark Verbeck

Mark Verbeck

Senior VP and CFO

Coupa Software

Tracy Watts

Tracy Watts

Senior Partner

Mercer

Agenda

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8:00am - 9:00am
Breakfast
9:00am - 9:05am
Argyle Executive Forum Opening Remarks
9:05am - 9:10am
Introducing Barbara Smith:
Steve ClaySales Director, SoutheastHost Analytics
9:10am - 9:50am
"Lessons Learned from a Hostile Takeover Attempt"
Barbara SmithCFO, SVPCommercial Metals Company
9:55am - 10:15am
Thought Leadership Spotlight Presented by Oracle
"The CFO as Catalyst for Change"To examine the changing role of the CFO, Oracle and Accenture co-sponsored a global research study with Longitude Research and have published their findings in the report “The CFO as Catalyst for Change.” Longitude Research surveyed 930 CFOs from organizations around the world of varying sizes and industries, and found that the CFO role has become more strategic and influential over the last three years; and there is now an opportunity for CFOs to drive change across the whole organization, not just the finance function. In this session, Oracle will present the results of this survey and recommended actions that CFOs can take to become true catalysts for change in driving the success of their organizations.John O'RourkeVice President, Product MarketingOracle*Please note, this session is off the record
10:15am - 10:45am
Coffee Break
10:45am - 11:30am
Panel Discussion
“The 2013 Finance Executive”Session topics include, but are not limited to:
  • A look at how finance leaders have seen their role evolve over the last few years towards a larger role in strategic growth and direction of the company.
  • What new skills should finance leaders develop in order to gain the strategic edge?
  • What are the key technology trends finance leaders are exploring?
  • What is the main technology goal for finance and the organization as a whole?
  • A look at best practices between finance executives and the other executive functions: How are the relationships changing and what skills the CFO should learn from them?
  • What are the benefits and cautions for how finance should approach cloud-based systems?
  • Ways to become a more strategic finance department in regards to cost saving and managing growth.
  • How do finance executives perceive innovation and their role in it?
Moderator:Scott BohrerVice President Retail Finance MerchandisingThe Home Depot, Inc.Panelists:Charlie BrownChief Financial OfficerOldcastle MaterialsCurtis FieldsVice President Internal AuditNCRXia LiuVice President of FinanceSouthern CompanyMark VerbeckSenior VP and CFOCoupa Software
11:35am - 11:55am
Thought Leadership Spotlight presented by Mercer
"Health Care Reform, Exchanges, and Defined Contribution Medical Plans…WHAT’S THE BUZZ?"This session will be presented within the context of Health Care Reform. The Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act (PPACA) specifies the creation of state and federal public medical marketplaces aka "exchanges". Tracy will provide a glimpse into the public exchanges from the potential plan member perspective and the employer perspective. Private exchanges are also being created. There is a lot of buzz in the market about defined contribution medical plans and exchanges. In a private benefits exchange, employees exchange funds — a defined amount provided by their employer, their own, or a combination — for benefits that best fit their needs and those of their dependents. Tracy will explain how private exchanges work and the advantages to employers and their employees.Tracy WattsSenior PartnerMercer
11:55am - 12:10pm
Coffee Break
12:10pm - 12:15pm
Introducing Curtis Carver:
Jim BrzusekRegional Sales DirectorWorkday
12:15pm - 12:50pm
"Emerging trends in IT and how they affect the bottom line of companies"
Curtis CarverVice Chancellor and Chief Information OfficerUniversity System of Georgia
12:50pm - 1:50pm
Lunch
1:50pm - 2:10pm
Thought Leadership Spotlight presented by Ariba
"From Counting Beans to Planting Seeds: The Vital Role of the CFO Suite in the Age of Big Data"Big Data is getting a lot of attention as the next big thing in business decision-making. What’s all the fuss about? Just what is Big Data? What value can it deliver to my organization, and what is the role of the CFO suite in what, on its face, seems to be a glorified IT initiative? How do I even get started to understand the value Big Data can deliver for my organization – and external stakeholders such as customers or suppliers? The session will explore these questions and more. It will equip you with basic information as well as a set of key questions to ask of any internal or external Big Data proponent – and point to some of the constraints lurking around the corner – to achieving successful Big Data initiatives.Peter LugliSr. Dir, Financial SolutionsAriba
2:15pm - 3:00pm
Panel Discussion
“Industry Update: What's on the Mind of Finance Professionals Today?”Session topics include, but are not limited to: What are the major progresses and challenges in transforming finance?
  • Best practices and lessons learned?
  • How does the Treasurer/CFO enable growth for the business?
  • What are some ways to balance risk and return with regards to investments?
  • Best practices for providing liquidity for the company
  • A look at best practices for staying on top of changing accounting standards. What will be the effects of changes to the international accounting standards?
  • Thoughts on managing talent and resources within the accounting function.
  • How do finance executives perceive innovation and their role in it?
Moderator:Todd StroupPartnerPricewaterhouseCoopersPanelists:Shailesh BettadapurVice President and TreasurerMohawk Industries, Inc.Jason ConstantinoCFO Global Parts and Repair ServicesGE EnergyNeil MannaSVP and Chief Accounting OfficerCA
3:00pm - 3:25pm
Coffee Break
3:25pm - 4:00pm
"Georgia Gulf Transformation"
Gregory ThompsonChief Financial OfficerAxiall Corp*Please note, this session is off the record
4:05pm - 4:40pm
"Finance's role in helping to transform The Home Depot"
Scott BohrerVice President Retail Finance MerchandisingThe Home Depot, Inc.
4:40pm - 4:45pm
Argyle Executive Forum Closing Remarks
4:45pm - 5:45pm
Closing Reception
*Please note, agenda is subject to change.

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