Chief Financial Officer

1 Day Meeting

2018 CFO Forum:
Strategy & Innovation in the Digital Era

Chicago, IL - May 09, 2018

Overview

Argyle Executive Forum is bringing together finance executives from a variety of vertical industries for a forum in Chicago that focuses specifically on how finance leaders can contribute valuable insights to support strategic decisions and identify new opportunities for innovation.

Tailored to Chief Financial Officers, Chief Accounting Officers, Treasurers, and Controllers, as well as executives in leadership roles in finance, accounting, and FP&A, the forum features a full day of thought leadership content and networking. The topics the forum will highlight include:

  • How CFOs encourage innovation by collaborating with colleagues outside the realm of finance
  • How finance leaders can apply business intelligence in aligning financial and strategic goals
  • How CFOs enable their companies to translate financial and operational data into information they can use to support strategic decisions

By joining our keynote presentations, fireside chats, panel discussions, and networking sessions, you will have the opportunity to learn about ideas and best practices you can bring back to your organization. This forum also offers a unique setting in which you can expand your network by connecting with senior finance leaders hailing from the Midwest and beyond. We look forward to hosting you!

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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Speakers

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Ayca Akyel

Ayca Akyel

VP of Finance

Diageo

Katie Bylak

Katie Bylak

Chief Accounting Officer (CAO)

Gordon Food Service

John Clark

John Clark

Sr Director Trade Secrets Protection

Lenovo

Julie Copple

Julie Copple

Regional Vice President of Sales

Corcentric

Sherry Demeulenaere

Sherry Demeulenaere

Senior Vice President, Chief Financial Officer

OSI Group

Constance Dubois

Constance Dubois

CFO

Chicago Parts & Sound

Patrick Gannon

Patrick Gannon

Controller

CME Group

John Graham

John Graham

VP, Cyber Product Manager, Commercial Insurance

Chubb Insurance Co

John Head

John Head

Vice President, Sales – East & International

Host Analytics

Lolita Hines

Lolita Hines

ITS AVP Finance

Case Western Reserve University

John Hugo

John Hugo

Vice President, Financials Products

Workday

Rob Hull

Rob Hull

Founder, Chairman

Adaptive Insights

Dan Humbert

Dan Humbert

VP, INVOICE Product Group

Chrome River

James Johnson

James Johnson

Director, Supply Chain Risk Management and Analysis

Nielsen

Scott Leshinski

Scott Leshinski

Managing Director

Huron Consulting Group

Melanie Miller

Melanie Miller

Vice President and Treasurer

Bemis Company, Inc.

Roy Nicholson

Roy Nicholson

Principal – Business Consulting & Technology

Grant Thornton

Rishi Potdar

Rishi Potdar

Vice President, Chief Financial Officer - Online Division

Sears

Aaron Washkowiak

Aaron Washkowiak

Director, Human Resources

Sears Holding Corporation

Agenda

This event will feature insights from top executives, including

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7:30am - 8:30am
Breakfast
8:30am - 8:35am
Argyle Opening Remarks
8:35am - 9:10am
Keynote Presentation featuring Sears

Rishi Potdar
VP, CFO – Online Division
Sears

*Please note that this session is off the record

9:15am - 9:35am
Thought Leadership Spotlight featuring Host Analytics: "The Changing Landscape of Finance"

John Head
Vice President, Sales – East & International
Host Analytics

9:35am - 10:00am
Networking Break
10:00am - 10:20am
Thought Leadership Spotlight featuring Huron Consulting Group: Zero-Based Budgeting: Survival Strategy or Strategy for Success?

David Feierstein
VP Global Head of Transformation
Diversey
 
and
 
Scott Leshinski
Managing Director
Huron Consulting Group

10:25am - 11:10am
Panel Discussion: "Raising the Value of Human Capital in Finance for Long-term Success"

Session topics include but are not limited to:

  • What are ways that the evolving role of the CFO can attract people to the finance function, especially Millennials and Gen Z?
  • What skills and traits do CFOs seek in identifying and cultivating the finance talent pipeline?
  • What are challenges that you face in identifying, securing, and mentoring talent?
  • What are some best practices for promoting diversity in finance function in every stage of pipeline?
  • What are some best practices for evaluating finance team’s capabilities and strengths and for identifying opportunities for further training and development?
  • Which skills and traits do CFOs need to collaborate and communicate effectively with internal and external stakeholders?
  • How can the CFO promote professional development opportunities to keep finance teams engaged and interested?

Moderator:
Aaron Washkowiak
Director, Human Resources
Sears Holding Corporation

Panelists:

Sherry DeMeulenaere
EVP, CFO & Treasurer
OSI Group

John Hugo
Vice President, Financials Products
Workday

Aurelie Richard
SVP, People Strategy, Global Human Resources
Schneider Electric

11:15am - 11:35am
Thought Leadership Spotlight featuring Chubb Insurance Co: "Data Security and Privacy Risks in the Digital Age and the Role of Insurance"

John Graham
VP, Cyber Product Manager, Commercial Insurance
Chubb Insurance Co

11:35am - 12:00pm
Networking Break
12:00pm - 12:45pm
Panel Discussion: "How Automation Can Help CFOs Achieve Visibility to Identify and Prevent Fraud"

Session topics include but are not limited to:

  • How has financial automation technology impacted the role of the modern finance executive, both individually and as a team? 
  • What advantages in fraud prevention will organizations see by leveraging automation? 
  • How has automation technology helped your finance team achieve visibility, especially while operating across functions?
  • What conditions need to be in place so that automation software augments existing controls rather than creating new opportunities for fraud to take place?
  • What challenges have you encountered in leveraging automated financial processes? What challenges do you foresee as automation becomes more streamlined in the finance function? What sorts of things fall through the cracks? 
  • What types of improvements would you like to see in automated process software that would help to identify fraud? 

Moderator:

John Clark
Sr Director Trade Secrets Protection
Lenovo

Panelists:
Katie Bylak
Chief Accounting Officer
Gordon Food Service

Dan Humbert
VP, INVOICE Product Group
Chrome River

Melanie Miller
Vice President and Treasurer
Bemis Company, Inc

12:50pm - 1:10pm
Thought Leadership Spotlight featuring Grant Thornton

Roy Nicholson
Principal – Business Consulting & Technology
Grant Thornton

And

Patrick Gannon
Controller
CME Group

1:10pm - 2:10pm
Lunch
2:10pm - 2:30pm
Thought Leadership Spotlight featuring Corcentric

Julie Copple
Vice President, Sales
Corcentric

2:30pm - 2:50pm
Thought Leadership Spotlight featuring Adaptive Insights

Rob Hull
Founder, Chairman
Adaptive Insights

 

 

2:50pm - 3:10pm
Networking Break
3:10pm - 3:45pm
Fireside Chat: "The CFO as an Innovative and Strategic Business Partner

Constance DuBois
Chief Financial Officer
Chicago Parts & Sound

and

Lolita Hines
ITS AVP Finance
Case Western Reserve University

3:45pm - 4:20pm
Keynote Presentation featuring Nielsen: "Make Money and Do Good: How Procurement Can Improve Margins and Brand Value"

James Edward Johnson
Director, Supply Chain Risk Management and Analysis
Nielsen

4:20pm - 4:25pm
Argyle Closing Remarks
4:25pm - 5:25pm
Closing Reception

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