regulatory and legislative issues

Think Tank:

2013 Chief Financial Officer Leadership Think Tank

Boston, MA - Sep 10, 2013

Overview

Argyle Executive Forum’s 2013 Chief Financial Officer Leadership Think Tank 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. Structured as a think tank, this breakfast is designed to foster peer to peer exchange through an interactive panel and informal roundtable discussion. Potential topics may include:

  • How the role of the CFO has evolved to include more responsibility over the strategic growth and direction of the company, and what additional skills may be necessary to capitalize on this change
  • Best practices for transitioning from the role of policing the organization to orchestrating and focusing more on operational aspects vs. just financial
  • Effective strategies for driving sustainable growth and innovation
  • Cost leadership and spend management best practices to drive operating efficiencies
  • Key technology and software trends that can positively impact the bottom line and free up time to focus on more strategic initiatives
  • Best practices for risk management and mitigation


Agenda is as follows:

8:00am - 8:30am

Breakfast

8:30am - 8:35am

Argyle Executive Forum Opening Remarks

8:35am – 8:40am

Participant Introductions

8:40am - 9:00am

Coupa Software Opening Remarks

Mark Verbeck
Senior VP and CFO
Coupa Software

*Please note, this session is off the record. 

9:00am – 9:40am

Panel Discussion

"The 2013 Finance Executive"

  • 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?
    • What are the benefits and cautions for how finance should approach cloud-based systems?
  • 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?
  • 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:
James Levy
Chief Financial Officer
Boston Globe

Panelists:
Jenny Barnett
Chief Financial Officer and Executive Vice President
Catholic Health East

Nikka Copeland
Vice President Financial Planning and Analysis
National Grid USA Service Company, Inc.

Richard Melnick
CFO
Harvard Business School

Mark Verbeck
Senior VP and CFO
Coupa Software

*Please note, this session is off the record. 

9:40am – 9:50am

Coffee Break

9:50am – 10:50am

Round Table Discussions

10:50am – 11:00am

Key Takeaways & Summation

Request Invite to this Event

We will get back to you shortly

Event RSVP





-

Speakers

If you'd like to recommend a speaker, please email speakerinquiry@argyleforum.com

Speaker's profile image

Jenny Barnett

Chief Financial Officer and Executive Vice President

Catholic Health East

Speaker's profile image

Nikka Copeland

Vice President Financial Planning and Analysis

National Grid USA Service Company, Inc.

Speaker's profile image

James Levy

Chief Financial Officer

Boston Globe

Speaker's profile image

Richard Melnick

CFO

Harvard Business School

Speaker's profile image

Mark Verbeck

Senior VP and CFO

Coupa Software

Agenda

This event will feature insights from top executives, including

Download Agenda

Sponsors

Interested in sponsoring an event ?

Speak to one of our dedicated sponsorship teams sponsorship@argyleforum.com

Sponsorship Information

This event will feature insights from top executives, including

Event Partner