Chief Financial Officer

1 Day Meeting

2016 Chief Financial Officer Leadership Forum:
Fall Event

Nov 17, 2016

Overview

JUST CONFIRMED:  Attendees for this event are eligible to receive 4 CPE credits.

Join your executive peers from other Fortune 1000 companies from the Midwest and beyond for our FINAL Finance Summit of the year in Chicago.  We will focus on the most pressing issues that Finance leaders are facing, with an agenda geared specifically towards CFOs, accounting, treasurer and risk VPs and Directors in a leadership role.  Highlights will include:

Keynote address:  Norman Smagley, EVP & CFO, Gogo Inc.

  • Moving beyond passenger connectivity, how in-flight connectivity will give rise to the IoT of the sky

 Fireside Chat featuring: Louis Cheung, Head of Supply Chain Management, Bostik 

  • Optimizing the Modern Financial Supply Chain

Keynote address:  Cathy Hauslein, SVP, Chief Accounting Officer, Mattress Firm

Throughout networking breaks, you will also have the chance to expand your network and talk to finance executives from other leading companies.  Your colleagues from the following companies have already registered:  Aetna, Morton Salt, Sears Holdings, US Foods, and more!

Our keynote addresses, fireside chats, and panel sessions will give you the perspective and actionable takeaways that only a room of the best finance minds can provide.

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Who Should Attend

Speakers

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Louis Cheung

Louis Cheung

Head of Supply Chain Management

Bostik

Alan Cohen

Alan Cohen

Vice President, Payables Business Development & Strategy

SAP

Sumit Dangi

Sumit Dangi

CFO & Deputy COO, Global Data & Information Management

HSBC

Bruce Felt

Bruce Felt

Chief Financial Officer

Domo

William Fuessler

William Fuessler

Global Consulting Leader, Finance Risk & Fraud Practice

IBM

Joe Galletta

Joe Galletta

Sales Manager

ClusterSeven

Cathy Hauslein

Cathy Hauslein

Senior Vice President, Chief Accounting Officer

Mattress Firm

Mitch Helfand

Mitch Helfand

Vice President Finance

Blue Cross & Blue Shield Association

Michael Hewitt

Michael Hewitt

Associate Professor, Director of Supply Chain Management

Loyola University of Chicago

Brandt Kucharski

Brandt Kucharski

Corporate Controller and Vice President

GrubHub Seamless

Justin Lane

Justin Lane

Director, Strategic Services & Partner Marketing

Xactly

Kevin Liederbach

Kevin Liederbach

Chief Financial Officer

Ford Direct

Meghan Murray

Meghan Murray

Partner

PwC

Rob Murray

Rob Murray

Regional Vice President - Great Lakes

Anaplan

Terry Singla

Terry Singla

Former Vice President, Pricing & Promotions

Sears Holdings

Norman Smagley

Norman Smagley

Executive Vice President and Chief Financial Officer

Gogo Inc

David Turner

David Turner

CFO

Eastlake Management & Development Corp

Laura Zachary

Laura Zachary

Director

Jedox

Agenda

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8:00am-9:00am
Breakfast
9:00am-9:05am
Argyle Opening Remarks
9:05am-9:40am
Keynote Session featuring Gogo: "Rise of Connected Aviation: How the Internet of Things will Evolve in the Air and Help Transform the Flying Experience"

Norman Smagley
Executive Vice President and Chief Financial Officer
Gogo Inc.

9:45am-10:05am
Thought Leadership Spotlight: "Reimagining Finance in the Digital Economy"

The importance of ensuring that the supply chain strategy is aligned with the financial targets of the enterprise means that the role of the CFO in the supply chain process is broadening. 

The CFO’s role has expanded from invoice payment to working with other functions to provide the systems and data needed to monitor performance, analyze and address supply chain issues and align supply chain management with other financial indicators including tax and cost to better manage overall financial performance. By understanding the critical strategies of the company, the CFO can provide oversight to ensure that investments in systems integration strike the optimal balance between the cost of implementation and the value in terms of addressing customer needs.

Alan Cohen
Vice President, Payables Business Development & Strategy 
SAP

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Meghan Murray
Partner 
PwC

10:05am-10:30am
Coffee Break
10:30am-10:50am
Thought Leadership Spotlight: "Bridging the Gap between Strategy and Execution"

A winning strategy is only half the battle. Join Domo CFO Bruce Felt as he discusses why it is so difficult to execute a strategy, the major steps required for great execution across the entire organization, the role of digital, and why CFOs are in the best position to help make it happen.

Bruce Felt
Chief Financial Officer 
Domo

10:55am - 11:00am
Session Introduction

Joe Galletta
Sales Manager 
ClusterSeven

11:00am-11:50am
Panel Discussion: "Financial Transformation in a Global Marketplace"

Session topics include, but are not limited to:

  • How digitalization is transforming the finance function and the evolving role of the finance leader as a key strategic player?
  • Managing risk into the expanded role of today’s finance leader
  • Using business intelligence and predictive analytics to gain the competitive advantage
    • Best practices for using analytics to reduce costs and mitigate risks
    • How are finance executives anticipating both known and unknown risk?
  • Building a culture of awareness surrounding systemic risk and incorporating that into overall business processes
  • Key challenges with regards to anticipating and planning for risk

Moderator:
Terry Singla
Former Vice President, Pricing & Promotions
Sears Holdings

Panelists:
William Fuessler
Global Consulting Leader, Finance Risk & Fraud Practice
IBM      

Cathy Hauslein
Senior Vice President, Chief Accounting Officer
Mattress Firm 

Justin Lane
Director, Strategic Services & Partner Marketing 
Xactly

David Turner
CFO
Eastlake Management & Development Corp       

11:50am-12:10pm
Coffee Break
12:10pm-12:55pm
Panel Discussion: "Spotlight on Operational Efficiency"

Session topics include, but are not limited to:

  • Challenges in budgeting and planning
  • Emerging trends and best practices in streamlining the annual budget process
  • Implementing dynamic planning approaches such as rolling forecasts and driver-based planning
  • Leading techniques for aligning financial and operational plans
  • Best practices in delivering financial and operating results to line management
  • Leveraging technology in order to drive cost cutting and operational efficiency

Moderator:
Sumit Dangi
CFO & Deputy COO, Global Data & Information Management
HSBC

Panelists:
Mitch Helfand
Vice President Finance
Blue Cross & Blue Shield Association    

Brandt Kucharski
Corporate Controller and Vice President
GrubHub Seamless 

Kevin Liederbach
Chief Financial Officer 
Ford Direct

Laura Zachary
Director 
Jedox

12:55pm-1:55pm
Lunch
1:55pm-2:30pm
Fireside Chat: "Partnering for Innovation and Growth"

Louis Cheung
Head of Supply Chain Management
Bostik

Interviewed by:

Michael Hewitt
Associate Professor, Director of Supply Chain Management
Loyola University of Chicago

2:30pm-2:45pm
Coffee Break
2:45pm-3:20pm
Keynote Session: M&A Integration: "Realizing The Potential Of Your Acquisition"

Post-merger integration can be incredibly complex and poses a high risk of error.  Most acquisitions fail to generate expected synergies or create additional value.  Join this conversation of strategies to employ during the integration process to realize that value.

Cathy Hauslein
Senior Vice President, Chief Accounting Officer
Mattress Firm

3:20pm-3:25pm
Session Introduction

Rob Murray
Regional Vice President - Great Lakes 
Anaplan

3:25pm-4:00pm
Keynote Session: "Evolution on Finance in a Data Driven Environment"

Terry Singla
Former Vice President, Pricing & Promotions
Sears Holdings

4:00pm-4:05pm
Argyle Executive Forum Closing Remarks
4:05pm-5:05pm
Closing Reception

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