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2015 Chief Financial Officer Leadership Forum

Los Angeles, CA - Oct 08, 2015

Overview

Argyle Executive Forum’s 2015 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 2015 CFO Leadership Forum in New York 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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Scott Broomfield

Scott Broomfield

Chief Marketing Officer

Xactly Corp

Monalisa Chowdhury

Monalisa Chowdhury

Vice President, Finance

Primerica

Max De Brouwer

Max De Brouwer

Chief Financial Officer, North America

Grifols

Dean Ditto

Dean Ditto

Former Chief Financial Officer

KARL STORZ Endoscopy-America

Dino Gioia

Dino Gioia

Senior Vice President, Finance

Legendary Entertainment

Scott Griffiths

Scott Griffiths

Chief Financial Officer, Marketing

Farmers Insurance Group of Companies

Jill Gwen

Jill Gwen

Senior Vice President, Finance & Operations

Fox Searchlight Pictures

Dean Hallett

Dean Hallett

Chief Financial Officer and Executive Vice President of Operations & Strategy

20th Century Fox

Scott Lindquist

Scott Lindquist

Chief Financial Officer & Executive Vice President

Farmers Insurance

Arianna Ozzanto

Arianna Ozzanto

Chief Financial Officer

SAG-AFTRA

Brian Parisi

Brian Parisi

Senior Vice President, Finance

Insomniac/Live Nation

Sheldon Pfeifer

Sheldon Pfeifer

Account Executive

Workday

Sandeep Reddy

Sandeep Reddy

Chief Financial Officer

Guess?

Mandana Sadigh

Mandana Sadigh

Senior Vice President and Treasurer

Mattel

Amit Shroff

Amit Shroff

Vice President

Toyota Financial Services

Peter Viles

Peter Viles

Head of Internal Communications

Farmers Insurance Group of Companies

Tom Woytych

Tom Woytych

Regional Vice President

Tidemark

Agenda

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8:00am - 9:00am
Breakfast
9:00am - 9:05am
Argyle Executive Forum Opening Remarks
9:05am - 9:10am
Session Introduction Presented by Workday

Sheldon Pfeifer
Account Executive 
Workday

9:10am - 9:45am
"Creating Alignment Across The Enterprise"

Dean Hallett
Chief Financial Officer and Executive Vice President of Operations & Strategy
20th Century Fox

9:50am - 10:40am
Panel Discussion Presented by Xactly Corp

“Managing Risk in the Era of Innovation” 

Session topics include, but are not limited to:

  • Moving past the CFO’s responsibility over traditional risk: how are CFOs anticipating unknown risk? 
  • Is your organization regularly discussing disruptors in your industry?
    • What are the key factors transforming your industry right now?
    • What is the finance team doing to anticipate and understand the risk that these disruptions or disruptors pose? 
    • How are you collaborating with other key executives and the board to advise them properly and help them understand this risk?
  • How can CFOs make these exercises actionable and manage the risk? 
    • Building a culture of awareness surrounding systemic risk and incorporating that into overall business processes 
    • What are some of the key challenges encountered with regards to anticipating and planning for disruptions?
  • How can CFOs structure incentive plans to drive behavior that aligns with the business’ strategy in relation to this risk?

Moderator:
Brian Parisi
Senior Vice President, Finance
Insomniac/LiveNation

Panelists:
Scott Broomfield
Chief Marketing Officer
Xactly Corp

Max De Brouwer
Chief Financial Officer, North America
Grifols

Scott Griffiths
Chief Financial Officer, Marketing
Farmers Insurance Group of Companies

Mandana Sadigh
Senior Vice President and Treasurer
Mattel

10:40am - 11:15am
Coffee Break
11:15am - 11:20am
Session Introduction Presented by Tidemark

Tom Woytych
Regional Vice President
Tidemark

11:20am - 12:10pm
Panel Discussion

“Emerging Technologies and the Role of Finance”

Session topics to include, but are not limited to:

  • What responsibilities around technology has the finance department taken on? What are the key technology trends that CFOs are exploring? 
  • How are CFOs leading the charge to leverage technology in order to drive cost cutting and operational efficiencies?
    • What are some best practices for managing technology spend?
  • How do you overcome the traditional obstacles to adopting new technologies in the finance function?
  • In addition to ease of implemention, cost, and adoption, what are the key factors you’re evaluating when considering new technologies?
  • How can finance executives transform data into actionable insights? How can finance exploit business intelligence and predictive analytics to gain the competitive advantage?

Moderator:
Monalisa Chowdhury
Vice President, Finance
Primerica

Panelists:

Dino Gioia
Senior Vice President, Finance
Legendary Entertainment

Arianna Ozzanto
Chief Financial Officer
SAG-AFTRA

Amit Shroff
Finance Executive
Toyota Financial Services

12:10pm - 1:10pm
Lunch
1:10pm - 1:55pm
Fireside Chat

“Perspectives on Succession Planning”

Sandeep Reddy
Chief Financial Officer
Guess?

Interviewed by:
Dean Ditto
Former Chief Financial Officer 
KARL STORZ Endoscopy-America 

1:55pm - 2:15pm
Coffee Break
2:15pm - 3:00pm
"Tight Controls While Empowering People"

Jill Gwen
Senior Vice President, Finance & Operations
Fox Searchlight Pictures

*Please note, this session is off the record 

3:05pm - 3:50pm
Fireside Chat

Scott Lindquist
Chief Financial Officer & Executive Vice President
Farmers Insurance 

Interviewed by: 
Peter Viles
Head of Internal Communications
Farmers Insurance Group of Companies

3:50pm - 3:55pm
Argyle Executive Forum Closing Remarks
3:55pm - 4:55pm
Cocktail Reception

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