Why You Should Attend!



Be an Agent for Change in Your Organization

CFO influence is greater than ever. Not only guiding the ship for organizations as they grow, financial decision makers now partner with other senior leadership to identify opportunities that can transform and grow the company.

Argyle Forum is proud to present our 2018 CFO Forum, bringing together the nation’s top forward-thinking CFOs, CAOs, Controllers and Treasurers for a day of thought-leader driven discussion.

Developed for financial decision makers, the agenda focuses on balancing strategic goals and operational requirements to devise smarter, more comprehensive plans for a company’s future.

Explore how leading CFOs in America’s most successful companies are seizing opportunities and changing their organizations. Join us for a day of cutting-edge content and insightful discussion including: 

  • Establishing overarching performance goals and developing plans to achieve and exceed them
  • Extending influence beyond finance to establish partnerships across the company
  • Preparing the company for regulatory, economic, and political developments
  • Integrating human capital to support business goals in a digital paradigm


Join fellow executives for a day of insightful content, thought-leader driven panel sessions and networking opportunities.

Additionally, attendees of our Finance Channel Live Events Can Earn CPE Credits!

Participants of our live Finance Channel events have the opportunity to earn continuing professional education (CPE) credits. CPE certificates will be awarded on a per request basis and according to NASBA standards.

Field of Study:
Finance
Level: All Sessions are Advanced Level
Prerequisite: Senior Manager Level and above in Finance
Advanced Prep: None Needed
Delivery method: Group Live
Number of credits: Up to 6      
Refunds: Since there is no charge to attend this event, there are no refunds following registration 

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This event will feature insights from top executives, including:

If you'd like to recommend a speaker, please email Lily Niska at lniska@argyleforum.com.

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ARGYLE HOST Vincent Ryan Editor-in-Chief
CFO Magazine and CFO.com
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Ayca Akyel VP of Finance
Diageo
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Claire Burke VP, Finance & Compliance Management
Dearborn National
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Antoine Chulia VP Finance and Corporate Operations
Medline Industries
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Dr. Jarik Conrad Sr. Director, HCM Innovation
Ultimate Software
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Kelly Doornbos Controller, Global Accounting Services
Archer Daniels Midland Company
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Bryan Duncan Global Treasurer
JLL
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Julie Hakim Vice President, Finance and Administration
Lundbeck
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John Hugo Vice President, Financials Products and Go To Market
Workday
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Bob Kolodgy Executive Vice President and Chief Financial Officer
Blue Cross & Blue Shield Association
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Jim MacLennan Senior Vice President & Chief Information Officer (CIO)
IDEX Corp.
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Rishi Potdar Chief Financial Officer - Online Division
Sears
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Wesam Saber Executive Vice President & CFO
Haribo of America
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Amy Shelly Chief Financial Officer
The Options Clearing Corporation
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  • 8:00am – 9:00am Breakfast
  • 9:00am – 9:10am Opening Remarks by CFO Publishing
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    Vincent Ryan
    Editor in Chief, Digital Content
    CFO Magazine and CFO.com

  • 9:10am – 9:45am Keynote Presentation: "How Finance Can Participate in your Digital Business – and Make an Impact!"
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    In most traditional organizations, Finance is a back-office function focused on controls, forecasts, and Operations, and spends precious little time with Customers and Products. But in a company transforming into a Digital Business, the Finance team has a great opportunity to bring the organization together - and to contribute in unique ways to the overall Transformation. Should Finance play a key role in a Digital Business? This presentation will provide some context for the idea – with real-world examples and stories of what works.

    Jim MacLennan
    SVP & Chief Information Officer
    IDEX Corporation

  • 9:45am – 10:05am Thought Leadership Spotlight featuring Ultimate Software: "Three HR Mega Trends You Can’t Ignore"
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    More than ever, effectively managing our Human Capital has become crucial for all business leaders. Three pivotal forces will transform our role in the near-term future of work: preparing people for the changes ahead is paramount; creating the new connected collaborative enterprise is a must; and a concentrated focus on well-being at work is critical.  Get ready.


    Dr. Jarik Conrad
    Sr Director, HCM Innovation
    Ultimate Software

  • 10:05am – 10:35am Networking Break
  • 10:35am – 11:25am Panel Discussion: “Importance of Human Capital in a Digital Paradigm”
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     Session topics include but are not limited to:

    • How does “the digital era” impact cross-functional and intra-functional communication and collaboration within your organization?
    • How is automation and technology impacting the human factor within your teams?
    • What skills and traits should finance leaders seek in identifying and cultivating the modern finance talent pipeline?
    • How does this differ from the beginning of your career?
    • What are challenges that you face in identifying, securing, and mentoring talent?
    • How are these strengths and challenges impacting your finance team’s ability to execute effective strategy in terms of growth, financial reporting, and overall strategy execution?
    • What are tools that finance leaders can leverage to attract people to the finance function, especially Millennials and Gen Z?
    • How can the CFO promote professional development opportunities to keep finance teams engaged and interested?

    Moderator:
    Antoine Chulia
    VP Finance, Corporate & Operations
    Medline Industries

    Panelists:

    Ayca Akyel
    VP of Finance
    Diageo

    Julie Hakim
    VP FP&A
    Lundbeck

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

  • 11:25am – 12:00pm Keynote Presentation: "The Role of the CFO in Driving Innovation: How to Make an Impact in Your Organization"
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    The role of today’s CFO extends well beyond the traditional finance function. CFOs should play an active and vital role in leading an innovative culture. Their position in the organization provides a unique view across the company that lends value in driving innovation. This important perspective enables the CFO to identify opportunities for innovation, as well as connect the dots between creating a more efficient operation, improving customer satisfaction, and providing the organization with a strategic competitive advantage.

    During this session, you will learn how you can have a strong impact on driving innovation within your organization, as well as hear real-life examples of how this has been put into action.


    Claire Burke
    VP Finance & Compliance Management
    Dearborn National Life Insurance

  • 12:00pm - 12:20pm Networking Break
  • 12:20pm – 1:10pm Panel Discussion: “The Modern CFO”
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    Session topics include, but are not limited to:

    • How is the finance executive’s influence expanding beyond just the finance, accounting, and reporting function (collaboration with CIO, CISO, etc.)?
    • How are you acting as the change agent for your organization and furthering the strategic value of cross-function partnerships?
    • How is the CFO creating smarter, efficient work patterns throughout the organization and within the finance team?
    • How is your finance department leveraging FinTech to gain competitive advantage and drive innovation?
    • How are major political, regulatory, and economic factors impacting the finance function in 2018? What do you anticipate for 2019?

    Panelists:
    Antoine Chulia
    VP Finance, Corporate & Operations
    Medline Industries

    Kelly Doornbos
    Controller - Global Accounting Services
    Archer Daniels Midland

    Bob Kolodgy
    SVP and CFO
    Blue Cross Blue Shield Association

    Wesam Saber
    EVP & CFO
    Haribo of America

    Amy Shelly
    CFO
    The Options Clearing Corporation

  • 1:10pm – 2:10pm Lunch
  • 2:10pm - 2:55pm Roundtable Discussions featuring CFO Publishing: "Lessons Learned and New Imperatives"
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    Join us for an interactive discussion as we hear from a finance leader reflecting on lessons learned from the past year and best practices for success in 2019 in finance. Get involved as the audience participates in roundtable discussions and presents their own experiences and solutions.


    Vincent Ryan
    Editor in Chief, Digital Content
    CFO Magazine and CFO.com

  • 2:55pm – 3:25pm Keynote Presentation: "How Finance Can Prepare For 2019"
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    Bryan Duncan
    Global Treasurer
    JLL

  • 3:25pm – 3:35pm Closing Remarks by CFO Publishing
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    Vincent Ryan
    Editor in Chief, Digital Content
    CFO Magazine and CFO.com

  • 3:35pm - 4:35pm Closing Reception
  • *Schedule and timing is subject to change

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

Cross-Function Partnerships

Finance can be an engine for change, partnering across departments to identify opportunities, and spearhead innovation across the firm. Speaker topics include:

    • Extending influence beyond finance to partner with other executives
    • Navigating digital transformation through careful change management
    • Coordinating and collaborating with an international finance team

Finance Technology

FinTech enables CFOs to make smarter decisions faster, while coordinating business transformation efforts around previously unrealized opportunities. Speaker topics include:

    • Achieving greater visibility through AI and automation technologies
    • Obtaining actionable insights from diverse data sources
    • Embracing new technologies that expand the scope and reach of finance

     

Talent Management

CFO and HR collaboration is more important than ever. Discuss the key factors in this relationship and how talent management aligned with business goals can drive results. Speaker topics include:

    • Improving employee engagement to benefit from increased productivity
    • Aligning professional development and training with current and future business goals
    • Investing in human capital to leverage advantage in the digital space

     

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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