Why You Should Attend!



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.”

This event will feature insights from top executives, including:

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Scott Broomfield Chief Marketing Officer
Xactly Corp
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Monalisa Chowdhury Vice President, Finance
Primerica
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Max De Brouwer Chief Financial Officer, North America
Grifols
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Dean Ditto Former Chief Financial Officer
KARL STORZ Endoscopy-America
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Dino Gioia Senior Vice President, Finance
Legendary Entertainment
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Scott Griffiths Chief Financial Officer, Marketing
Farmers Insurance Group of Companies
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Jill Gwen Senior Vice President, Finance & Operations
Fox Searchlight Pictures
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Dean Hallett Chief Financial Officer and Executive Vice President of Operations & Strategy
20th Century Fox
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Scott Lindquist Chief Financial Officer & Executive Vice President
Farmers Insurance
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Arianna Ozzanto Chief Financial Officer
SAG-AFTRA
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Brian Parisi Senior Vice President, Finance
Insomniac/Live Nation
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Sheldon Pfeifer Account Executive
Workday
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Sandeep Reddy Chief Financial Officer
Guess?
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Mandana Sadigh Senior Vice President and Treasurer
Mattel
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Amit Shroff Finance Executive
Toyota Financial Services
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Peter Viles Head of Internal Communications
Farmers Insurance Group of Companies
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Tom Woytych Regional Vice President
Tidemark
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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
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    Sheldon Pfeifer
    Account Executive 
    Workday

  • 9:10am - 9:45am “Creating Alignment Across The Enterprise”
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    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
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    “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
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    Tom Woytych
    Regional Vice President
    Tidemark

  • 11:20am - 12:10pm Panel Discussion
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    “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
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    “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”
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    Jill Gwen
    Senior Vice President, Finance & Operations
    Fox Searchlight Pictures

    *Please note, this session is off the record 

  • 3:05pm - 3:50pm Fireside Chat
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    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

What will be discussed? Explore finance hot topics and challenge areas such as:

Emerging technology and finance

Review the key technology trends that CFOs are exploring, and reflect on how finance as a discipline has evolved in the past few years as a result. Learn about:

  • Overcoming traditional interdepartmental silos
  • Evaluating the capabilities the cloud offers
  • Mitigating security concerns
  • Transforming data into actionable insights

Driving value in talent management

Examine how the current hiring environment requires the CFO and HR to collaborate more than ever on talent management and retention strategies. Dive into:

  • Exploring the HR/finance relationship
  • Addressing training and development needs
  • Aligning talent management with business goals
  • Partnering across functions to drive results

Managing enterprise risk

How have the rapid transformations in technology impacted the risk environment? Learn how successful organizations are managing the digital landscape. Find out about:

  • Leveraging risk to drive opportunity
  • Incentivizing employees to be more productive
  • Streamlining through succession planning
  • Creating balanced risk strategies

The modern CFO

The role of the CFO is constantly evolving, in scope and practice. Talk about how this affects all areas of the executive agenda, including how to deal with a new regulatory environment. Learn how top CFOs have been:

  • Deepening relationships with C Suite partners
  • Preparing the finance team for the future
  • Gaining greater operational expertise
  • Securing a strategic edge through new skillsets

The CFO and M&A

Discuss the difficult questions CFOs are asking at the onset of new M&A opportunities, and how they shepherd the transaction from beginning to end. Find out how other finance leaders are:

  • Identifying the "right" deals to leverage
  • Measuring the success of M&A transactions
  • Maximizing overseas investments
  • Defining metrics to build fruitful relationships

Partnering for innovation

Explore the definition of innovation for CFOs, and the modern ways of evaluating and financing it within the organization. Focus on moving past the stereotype that finance "stifles innovation" through engaging discussion on:

  • Determining areas to add value
  • Rethinking traditional finance metrics
  • Exploring new tools and technologies
  • Prioritizing innovation across the firm

Still have questions? We have answers.

I want to attend, but what if I'm unsure of my schedule and need to cancel my participation?

Just let us know. We understand that schedules change! However, we always have a waiting list for this event, and if you don't cancel, we will assume you are still attending and your spot will go unused. If you must, cancel at least 48 hours prior to the event to make room for others!

What if I can't be OOO for a whole day, or need to come late?

We have wifi and private rooms available for attendees to take calls and spend some quiet time on emails, as well as access to printing. Have a morning meeting you can't miss? No problem. This event was designed for busy executives - we get it.

I'd like to bring some colleagues. Do I need to register them online?

Events are more fun with friends, and we'd be happy to host your team. You can have them register online, or send us their names, titles and email addresses and we will take care of it for you! Email tvilson@argyleforum.com

I don't see the event venue listed. Where will the meeting be held?

To maintain exclusivity, we don't release the venue address until the registration process has been completed. All logistical details will be shared once you have requested a pass and been approved.

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Traveling for the event? Stay at one of our recommended hotels nearby:

The below hotels are recommended by Argyle Executive Forum. Please note that we do not have a corporate rate.

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Millenium Biltmore Hotel Los Angeles


506 South Grand Avenue
Los Angeles, CA 90071
Telephone: (213) 624-1011
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Standard Hotel: Downtown LA


550 South Flower Street
Los Angeles, CA 90071
Telephone: (213) 892-8080
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The Westin Bonaventure Hotel and Suites


404 South Figueroa Street
Los Angeles, CA 90071
Telephone: (213) 624-1000
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