Why You Should Attend!



ATTENDEES ARE ELIGIBLE FOR 5 CPE CREDITS

In today’s digitally-driven, fast paced marketplace, Chief Financial Officers are being tasked with building a forward-thinking finance organization and partnering with the business to foster innovation, all the while driving operational efficiency and cutting costs. To explore the importance of balancing traditional finance responsibilities while navigating an era of digitalization, Argyle Executive Forum is bringing together leading CFOs and Finance Executives for our annual Chief Financial Officer Forum in Los Angeles. Throughout a full day of thought leadership content and networking, we will focus on the most pressing issues that Finances professionals are facing with an agenda geared specifically towards Chief Financial Officers, Chief Accounting Officers, as well as VPs and Directors of Finance, Accounting, FP&A, Controllers, and Treasurers in a leadership role. Key topics we’ll explore include: 

  • Leveraging emerging technologies to drive cost cutting and operational efficiency
  • Understanding  and effectively addressing the financial risks that disruptors within your industry pose 
  • Evaluating major political, regulatory and economic factors that will impact the business climate in 2017
  • Transforming data into valuable insights to make better business decisions
  • Maintaining a reliable, steady finance organization amidst internal business transformation or disruption
  • Effectively onboarding the new talent & investing in the long-term development of existing talent 

 

Our keynote presentations, fireside chats, panel sessions, and networking breaks will enable candid discussions with your peers focused on these topics and more. We look forward to bringing together another fantastic faculty in 2017, and to hosting you alongside our community of Fortune 500 Finance leaders hailing from Southern California and beyond!

Eligible attendees will be awarded 5 CPE credits for their participation in the CFO Forum. 

This event will feature insights from top executives, including:

If you'd like to recommend a speaker, please email Laura Laxamana at llaxamana@argyleforum.com.

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ARGYLE HOST Dean Ditto Chief Financial Officer
Dental Lab Holdings (DLH)
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Michelle Alfonso Vice President and Controller
OpenX
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Tim Deloso Vice President & Treasurer
Warner Bros.
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Brian Donahue Vice President, Finance Global Development and Product Supply
Mattel
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Sunny Donenfeld Senior Assoc. Dean for Finance & Administration and CFO
USC Marshall School of Business
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Gregg Goldman Senior Vice President, Business Affairs & Chief Financial Officer
The University of Arizona
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Scott Griffiths Chief Financial Officer, Marketing
Farmers Insurance Group of Companies
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Ed Gromann President
Jedox
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Danielle Lackey General Counsel
Motus
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Ravi Mallela Senior Vice President, Head of Finance
First Republic Bank
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Dan Murray Chief Financial Officer
Dollar Shave Club
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Kelly Phillips Business Transformation Leader
Halyard Health
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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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Michael Whitmire CEO
FloQast
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Dino Zincarini Product Evangelist
ADP DataCloud
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  • 8:00am - 9:00am Breakfast
  • 9:00am - 9:10am Argyle Executive Forum Opening Remarks featuring Dean Ditto
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    Dean Ditto
    Chief Financial Officer
    Dental Lab Holdings

  • 9:10am - 9:50am Keynote Presentation featuring Guess
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    Sandeep Reddy
    Chief Financial Officer
    Guess

  • 9:55am - 10:15am Thought Leadership Spotlight featuring ADP: "HR’s Strategic Evolution: What Finance Needs to Know"
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    HR is going through a major evolution as it pivots to being a provider of business insight. As it goes through this change, Finance may be called upon directly or indirectly to support this evolution. Find out what is driving the change and what Finance can do to help support this transformation in how HR relates to the rest of the business.

    Dino Zincarini
    Product Evangelist
    ADP DataCloud

  • 10:15am - 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?

    Moderator:

    Dan Murray
    Chief Financial Officer
    Dollar Shave Club
     
    Panelists:

    Michelle Alfonso
    Vice President, Controller
    OpenX

    Tim Deloso
    Vice President & Treasurer
    Warner Bros.

    Kelly Phillips
    Business Transformation Leader
    Halyard Health

    Michael Whitmire
    CEO
    FloQast

  • 11:35am - 11:55am Thought Leadership Spotlight featuring Motus: “The Growing Mobile Workforce: How CFOs can Leverage Data & Technology to Tackle New Business Pressures”
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    Your expanding mobile workforce puts new risk and financial strain on your organization at a time when it is vital to find new sources of growth and maximize profitability. During this session, we will discuss the ways technology and next-generation business intelligence can improve visibility into your workforce, improve legal and accounting compliance, and reveal actionable areas of cost savings.

    Danielle Lackey
    General Counsel
    Motus

  • 11:55am - 12:15pm Networking Break
  • 12:15pm - 1:00pm Panel Discussion: “The CFOs Evolving Role as Chief Influencer”
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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.

    Moderator:

    Sunny Donenfeld
    Senior Assoc. Dean for Finance & Administration and CFO
    USC Marshall School of Business
     
    Panelists:
     
    Gregg Goldman
    Senior Vice President, Business Affairs & Chief Financial Officer
    The University of Arizona
     
    Ed Gromann
    President
    Jedox
     
    Ravi Mallela
    Senior Vice President, Head of Finance
    First Republic Bank
     
    Mandana Sadigh
    Senior Vice President and Treasurer
    Mattel

  • 1:00pm - 2:00pm Lunch
  • 2:00pm - 2:35pm Fireside Chat featuring Dollar Shave Club and Mattel
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    Dan Murray
    Chief Financial Officer
    Dollar Shave Club

    Interviewed by

    Brian Donahue
    Vice President, Finance Global Development and Product Supply
    Mattel

  • 2:35pm - 2:55pm Networking Break
  • 2:55pm - 3:35pm Keynote Session Presentation featuring Farmers: “Customer Experience and the CFO"
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    Today, customers are more educated, more empowered, and have more options available to them. While most companies acknowledge this and put ‘Customer Experience’ as a top business priority, talk is cheap.  How do companies execute on this priority and what is the CFOs role?

    • Identifying ‘the customer’ based upon their needs and the company’s value proposition.
    • Educating the company about customer experience
    • Building an infrastructure to allow the customer to do whatever they want, whenever they want, and however they want.
    • Objectively assessing the validity and performance of each investment against the customer experience, using both financial and non-financial data

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

  • 3:35pm - 3:45pm Argyle Executive Forum Closing Remarks featuring Dean Ditto
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    Dean Ditto
    Chief Financial Officer
    Dental Lab Holdings

  • 3:45pm - 4:45pm Closing 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!

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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    An SVP of Finance at AmerisourceBergen on the quality of content at Argyle CFO forums.

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

The below is the preferred hotel of Argyle Executive Forum.  Please note that we do not have a corporate rate. For details on where the event will take place, please contact your Argyle relationship manager.

Venue

Omni Los Angeles Hotel at California Plaza


251 South Olive Street
Los Angeles, CA 90012
Telephone: (800) 843-6664
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