Chief Financial Officer

1 Day Meeting

2016 Chief Financial Officer Leadership Forum

Atlanta, GA - Apr 21, 2016

Overview

Argyle Executive Forum’s 2016 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 2016 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.”

Request Invite to this Event

We will get back to you shortly

Event RSVP





-

Who Should Attend

Speakers

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

Alok Ajmera

Alok Ajmera

Chief Operating Officer

Prophix

Bona Allen

Bona Allen

Senior Vice President & Chief Financial Officer

Kajima Building and Design, Inc

Heather Allen

Heather Allen

Senior Vice President Commercial Banking

BBVA

Jason Bailey

Jason Bailey

Vice President, Mergers & Acquisitions

The ServiceMaster Company

Kelly Benton

Kelly Benton

Vice President of Accounting

RaceTrac Petroleum Inc

Erik Charles

Erik Charles

Vice President, Product Marketing

Xactly

David Cousineau

David Cousineau

Principal

KPMG

Denise Dettingmeijer

Denise Dettingmeijer

Chief Financial Officer, North America

Randstad

Patricia Freeman

Patricia Freeman

Vice President Finance

EarthLink

Alan Haughie

Alan Haughie

SVP, Chief Financial Officer

The ServiceMaster Company

Leonard Hicks

Leonard Hicks

Vice President and Chief Financial Officer, Air Mobility & Maritime Missions

Lockheed Martin Aeronautics Company

John Hugo

John Hugo

Vice President of Financials Products and Go To Market

Workday

Cindy Jenkins

Cindy Jenkins

Head of Commercial Finance, The Americas

Intercontinental Hotels Group

Brent Kinman

Brent Kinman

Vice President, Sales | Ariba Pay

SAP Ariba

Daniel Machock

Daniel Machock

Chief Financial Officer

Chrome River

Channing Monti

Channing Monti

Senior Account Executive, Financial & Risk Management Solutions

Fiserv

Jason Phillips

Jason Phillips

Senior Finance Officer

Equifax

Judy Romano

Judy Romano

Senior Vice President, Chief Financial Officer International

Equifax

Matt Stirrup

Matt Stirrup

Vice President of Finance, North America Applications and Managed Cloud Services

Oracle

Suresh Yaddanapudi

Suresh Yaddanapudi

Vice President North American Fuel Cards Revenue Managment

FleetCor Technologies

Agenda

Download Agenda
7:45am - 8:45am
Breakfast
8:45am - 8:50am
Argyle Executive Forum Opening Remarks
8:50am - 9:25am
Keynote Session Featuring The ServiceMaster Company: "Financial Storytelling: The CFO Art Form"

Alan Haughie
SVP, Chief Financial Officer
The ServiceMaster Company

9:30am - 9:50am
Thought Leadership Spotlight Featuring Oracle: "The Digital Strategic Imperative: Measure and Manage What Matters Most"

The rules of business success are changing in the 21st century, and so has the role of finance.  With value being created by data insights, intellectual property, talent, and other intangible assets, it’s up to finance to lead their organizations to profitability in this new world. Join Oracle Finance Vice President Matt Stirrup as he shares how companies can modernize finance to better measure, monitor and report on the new digital KPIs driving growth today.  Stirrup will also share learnings on Oracle’s own transformation and efforts to capture value in the Digital Age.

Matt Stirrup
Vice President of Finance, North America Applications and Managed Cloud Services
Oracle

*Please note, this session is off the record.

9:50am - 10:15am
Coffee Break
10:15am - 11:05am
Panel Discussion: "The Evolving Role of the CFO in the Digital Era"

Session topics include, but are not limited to:

  • A look at how have CFOs seen their role evolve over the last few years towards a larger role in strategic growth and direction of the company
    • Discussion around the need for CFOs to have more operational expertise and marketplace knowledge rather than just financial acumen
  • What responsibilities around technology has the finance department taken on over the past few years?
    • How are CFOs leading the charge to leverage technology in order to drive cost cutting and organizational productivity?
    • How does finance play a unique role in helping transition their companies to digitally-enabled business models?
  • Thoughts on the cloud: where does the true value lie and how can security concerns be mitigated?
    • How can finance executives transform data into value?
    • What does “big data” mean for finance and how can CFOs best equip their team to leverage it?
    • How can CFOs successfully manage big data?
  • How are you working with your current teams to update and increase their current skill set, especially when it comes to technology?

Moderator:
Jason Bailey
Vice President, Mergers & Acquisitions
The ServiceMaster Company

Panelists:
Bona Allen
Senior Vice President & Chief Financial Officer
Kajima Building and Design, Inc

David Cousineau
Principal
KPMG

Denise Dettingmeijer
Chief Financial Officer, North America
Randstad

John Hugo
Vice President of Financials Products and Go To Market
Workday 

11:10am - 11:30am
Thought Leadership Spotlight Featuring Ariba

Brent Kinman
Vice President, Sales | Ariba Pay
SAP Ariba

11:30am - 11:50am
Coffee Break
11:50am - 12:35pm
Panel Discussion: "Controlling Costs for a Possible Downturn"

Session topics include, but are not limited to:

  • How did the recession impact your organization?
    • How was the finance team forced to evolve in the years directly following?
    • In what ways did your team structure change, or the types the skills you looked for within the finance function?
  • Given this backdrop, what have you and your team undertaken to help control costs more effectively?
    • What new tools and processes have emerged in the eight years since the bust of 2008 that can better enable finance executives to keep their companies running smoothly despite the impending financial headwinds?
  • Given the current volatile stock market and the frenetic valuation landscape, what is your economic outlook within your industry?
    • What do you have in place now to offset potential market downturns?
    • Process wise, how do you regularly ensure preparedness within your organization?

Moderator:
Cindy Jenkins
Head of Commercial Finance, The Americas
IHG - Intercontinental Hotels Group 

Panelists:
Kelly Benton
Vice President of Accounting
RaceTrac Petroleum Inc

Patricia Freeman
Vice President Finance
Earthlink

Daniel Machock
Chief Financial Officer
Chrome River

12:40pm - 1:00pm
Thought Leadership Spotlight Featuring Prophix: "Evolving the Office of Finance. Why?"

A frequent hot topic in finance is how and why the Office of Finance needs to evolve, but, what does this mean? This presentation outlines why CFOs need to build and lead a high performance finance team to drive growth across all functions/areas of the business.

Alok Ajmera
Chief Operating Officer
Prophix Software Inc.

1:00pm - 2:00pm
Lunch
2:00pm - 2:05pm
Session Introduction Featuring Fiserv

Channing Monti
Senior Account Executive, Financial & Risk Management Solutions 
Fiserv

2:05pm - 2:50pm
Panel Discussion: "Managing and Minimalizing Enterprise Risk"

Session topics include, but are not limited to:

  • How has your role evolved over the past few years? How has your role become more strategic and central to the direction and growth of the company?
    • How does risk fit into the expanded role of the CFO?
    • How are you driving insightful analysis/transforming data in actionable insights to make better business decisions?
  • Moving past finance’s responsibility over traditional risk: how are finance executives anticipating both known and unknown risk?
    • How are you mitigating risk and exploiting the competitive advantage for your customer base?
  • How are you building a culture of awareness surrounding systemic risk and incorporating that into overall business processes?
    • What are some of the key challenges that you’ve encounter with regards to anticipating and planning for risk?
  • How can finance structure incentive plans to drive behavior that aligns with the business’ strategy in relation to this 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?
    • What other key executive functions are you collaborating most closely with? (Procurement, Operations, Sales, etc.) 

Moderator:
Heather Allen
Senior Vice President Commercial Banking
BBVA

Panelists:
Erik Charles
Vice President, Product Marketing 
Xactly 

Leonard Hicks
Vice President Finance & Business Operations
Lockheed Martin

Suresh Yaddanapudi
Vice President North American Fuel Cards Revenue Managment
FleetCor Technologies

2:50pm - 3:05pm
Coffee Break
3:05pm - 3:45pm
Fireside Chat Featuring Equifax

Judy Romano
Senior Vice President, Chief Financial Officer International
Equifax

Interviewed by:
Jason Phillips
Senior Finance Officer
Equifax

3:45pm - 3:50pm
Argyle Executive Forum Closing Remarks
3:50pm - 4:50pm
Closing Reception

Sponsors

This event will feature insights from top executives, including

  • Thought Leadership Spotlight Partner

  • Thought Leadership Spotlight Partner

  • Thought Leadership Spotlight Partner

  • Panel Partner

  • Panel Partner

  • Panel Partner

  • Panel Partner

  • Session Introduction Partner

  • Breakout Session Partner

  • Senior Supporter Partner

  • Senior Supporter Partner

  • Senior Supporter Partner

  • Supporter Partner

  • Supporter Partner

Interested in sponsoring an event?

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

Sponsorship Information

Advisory Board

We are proud to share with you the following Argyle Industry Influencers. Their contributions to Argyle help keep the programs we offer our membership current and relevant, so we can continue delivering you premiere experiences, content development, and membership engagement.