Why You Should Attend!

Argyle Executive Forum is bringing together leading finance executives for our annual Chief Financial Officer Leadership Forum in Dallas. Throughout a full day of content and networking, this event will provide senior finance executives with unique opportunities to learn from and connect with industry leaders. With a program geared towards leaders in finance, accounting, FP&A, treasurers and controllers, this invitation-only forum will feature engaging and thought-provoking sessions on key themes, including:

  • How finance executives are taking the lead in enabling their companies to establish goals, gauge their progress in achieving them, and adjust expectations in an environment where frequent change is the norm
  • How to streamline reporting processes to ensure finance teams disseminate information that is consistently timely and accurate
  • Best practices for finance leaders to establish a culture of accountability
  • How companies successfully apply the disciplines of budgeting, forecasting, and planning within and outside the realm of finance

Our keynote presentations, fireside chats, panel discussions and networking sessions will equip you with actionable takeaways to bring back to the office, as well as the opportunity to expand your network by connecting with senior finance leaders hailing from Dallas and beyond. We look forward to hosting you!

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This event will feature insights from top executives, including:

If you'd like to recommend a speaker, please email Joe Fleischer at joefleischer@cfo.com.

Michael Bowman Regional Chief Financial Officer
Weber Shandwick
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Babar Chaudhry Senior Vice President, Financial Planning and Analysis
Santander Consumer
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Randy Garrison Vice President, Global Line of Business Finance
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Joe Hanlon Chief Financial Officer, BMO Transportation Finance
BMO Financial Group
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Cathy Hauslein Chief Accounting Officer
Service King Collision Repair
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Katherine Motlagh Chief Financial Officer, EMEA and Latin America
American Tower
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Sas Mukherjee EVP, CFO and Chief Strategy Officer
York Risk Services Group
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Mohit Punj Vice President, Corporate Development
Basic Energy Services
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  • 8:30am - 9:30am Breakfast
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    Kick off the day with a healthy breakfast and networking. Connect with your peers in the Finance community from a variety of industries before the morning’s content begins. 

  • 9:30am - 9:35am Argyle Opening Remarks
  • 9:35am - 10:10am Opening Keynote Session
  • 10:10am - 10:40am Networking Break
  • 10:40am - 11:30am Panel Discussion: “Driving Business Agility in the Finance Function”
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    Session topics include, but are not limited to:

    • In an era of digitalization, what responsibility around technology has the finance & accounting taken on in a changing global economy?
      • What are some best practices for managing technology spend and promoting innovation?
      • How are business process services impacting the financial landscape?
    • How can finance and accounting leverage technologies to cut costs and achieve business agility? How has it helped you achieve organizational goals and what has it enabled your business to accomplish?
      • How has it improved the consumer experience?
      • How has it helped you hedge against competitive threats?
      • Where does the true value lie and how can security concerns be mitigated with the implementation of new technologies?
    • How are you working with your current teams to update and increase their current skill set, especially when it comes to technology?
      • When hiring, how do you achieve a good balance of strategy and execution?
      • Which KPI’s do you use to evaluate the quality & efficiency of your team?
      • Do you have a long-term vision for your finance & accounting team?

  • 11:30am - 11:55am Networking Break
  • 11:55am - 12:45pm Panel Discussion: “The CFO as a Strategic Business Partner”
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    Session topics include, but are not limited to:

    • How are you acting as the agent of change for the organization and furthering the strategic value of CEO-CFO partnerships?
    • How are you creating smarter, efficient work patterns throughout the organization?
    • How is the CFOs influence expanding beyond just the finance and accounting function (collaboration with IT, HR, etc.)?
    • Discuss leveraging business intelligence to drive value.
    • Best practices to effectively automating the finance office and improving business processes.
    • Discuss how your team is evaluating major political, regulatory and economic factors that will impact the business climate in 2017.

  • 12:45pm - 1:45pm Lunch
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    Take a midday break to grab lunch, network with your peers, and discuss the morning presentations.

  • 1:45pm - 2:35pm Panel Discussion: “The CFO/CHRO Collaboration”
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    Session topics include, but are not limited to:

    • Instilling a culture of collaboration between Finance and HR
    • Addressing training & development needs in an age of digital transformation
    • Increasing significance of the employee experience
    • Properly investing in digital disruption
    • Utilizing technologies to analyze ROI on investments made in talent and talent management
    • Providing flexibility during transformation

  • 2:35pm - 2:55pm Networking Break
  • 2:55pm - 3:30pm Keynote Session: “Adapting to the Digitalization of Finance”
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    Session topics include, but are not limited to:

    • Leveraging technology to minimize cost and increase efficiency
    • Effectively managing technology spend
    • Transforming relevant data into actionable insights
    • Responding to heightened data security concerns and regulatory issues
    • Simplifying performance management through automation

  • 3:35pm - 4:10pm Closing Keynote Session
  • 4:10pm - 4:15pm Argyle Closing Remarks
  • 4:15pm - 5:15pm Closing Reception
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    Wrap up the day with a cocktail (or a few!) and head home with new connections and a notebook full of key takeaways to implement back at the office.

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

The Evolution of Financial Reporting

For organizations that prepare annual reports, the opportunity to review a full year in hindsight presents finance teams with the perspective they need to plan for the year ahead. Yet just as expanding your horizon from one month to 12 months reveal trends that are not easily perceptible over a shorter timeframe, so too does broadening your observations beyond financial metrics to identify new ways to measure performance. We will examine:

    • How new expectations among companies' key internal and external stakeholders are changing the nature of reporting
    • How to maintain the accuracy and timeliness of the data that informs your budgets, plans, and forecasts
    • Best practices for working with other areas of your company to develop a comprehensive view of performance
    • The role of the CFO not only in reporting past results but also in enhancing an organization's visibility into its future

How CFO's Improve the Value of Budgets

For CFOs, gaining buy-in for the budgeting process is as important as ensuring the integrity of the numbers. An effective budget results from a CFO's cultivation of relationships with, and gathering of knowledge from, each department outside finance and each business unit throughout an organization. We will focus on:

    • Key challenges finance leaders face with budgeting, and how they are overcoming them
    • Best practices for determining which methods of budgeting address your organization's needs
    • The CFO's role in transforming an organization's approach to budgeting
    • Strategies and techniques a finance leader can use, as well as how to collaborate effectively with other departments, to establish a more efficient and more accurate budgeting process 

How CFO's Can Use Forecasting to Support Growth

As CFO's take on increasing strategic responsibilities, their acumen with developing forecasts is crucial for enabling their companies to plan beyond the next quarter. We will discuss:

    • Why forecasts are becoming as important or even more important than budgets
    • The latest developments in forecasting CFOs should know about
    • How to recognize when your approach to forecasting needs to change
    • How to gain support for the introduction of new processes and resources to improve forecasting

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! request a pass.

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:

Please note the below is the preferred hotel of Argyle Executive Forum. Please specify that you are part of the Argyle group when booking sleeping rooms in order to receive a discounted rate of $185 per night, taxes not included. For details on where the event will take place, please contact your Argyle relationship manager.


The Fairmont Dallas

1717 N Akard St.
Dallas, TX 75201
Telephone: (800) 441-1414