Chief Financial Officer

1 Day Meeting

2017 Chief Financial Officer Leadership Forum

May 09, 2017

Overview

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. 

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Who Should Attend

Speakers

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Dean Ditto

Dean Ditto

Chief Financial Officer

Dental Lab Holdings (DLH)

Michelle Alfonso

Michelle Alfonso

Vice President and Controller

OpenX

Tim Deloso

Tim Deloso

Vice President & Treasurer

Warner Bros.

Brian Donahue

Brian Donahue

Vice President, Finance Global Development and Product Supply

Mattel

Sunny Donenfeld

Sunny Donenfeld

Senior Assoc. Dean for Finance & Administration and CFO

USC Marshall School of Business

Gregg Goldman

Gregg Goldman

Senior Vice President, Business Affairs & Chief Financial Officer

The University of Arizona

Scott Griffiths

Scott Griffiths

Chief Financial Officer, Marketing

Farmers Insurance Group of Companies

Ed Gromann

Ed Gromann

President

Jedox

Danielle Lackey

Danielle Lackey

General Counsel

Motus

Ravi Mallela

Ravi Mallela

Senior Vice President, Head of Finance

First Republic Bank

Dan Murray

Dan Murray

Chief Financial Officer

Dollar Shave Club

Kelly Phillips

Kelly Phillips

Business Transformation Leader

Halyard Health

Sandeep Reddy

Sandeep Reddy

Chief Financial Officer

Guess?

Mandana Sadigh

Mandana Sadigh

Senior Vice President and Treasurer

Mattel

Michael Whitmire

Michael Whitmire

CEO

FloQast

Dino Zincarini

Dino Zincarini

Product Evangelist

ADP DataCloud

Agenda

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8:00am - 9:00am
Breakfast
9:00am - 9:10am
Argyle Executive Forum Opening Remarks featuring Dean Ditto

Dean Ditto
Chief Financial Officer
Dental Lab Holdings

9:10am - 9:50am
Keynote Presentation featuring Guess
Sandeep Reddy
Chief Financial Officer
Guess
9:55am - 10:15am
Thought Leadership Spotlight featuring ADP: "HR's Strategic Evolution: What Finance Needs to Know"

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"

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"

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"

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

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"

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

Dean Ditto
Chief Financial Officer
Dental Lab Holdings

3:45pm - 4:45pm
Closing Reception

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