Chief Financial Officer

1 Day Meeting

2018 Chief Financial Officer Leadership Forum

Los Angeles, CA - May 22, 2018

Overview

The influence of today’s Chief Financial Officers extends well beyond the realm of finance. Companies increasingly expect CFOs to demonstrate not only financial acumen but also the ability to partner with other departments and other business units to identify opportunities to improve their companies’ overall performance.

Beyond reporting on past financial results, today’s CFO works closely with senior leadership to balance strategic goals and operational requirements to develop a comprehensive approach to planning for a company’s future.

To explore how finance leaders adapt as their responsibilities expand, Argyle Executive Forum is bringing together CFOs and other finance executives for our annual Chief Financial Officer Leadership Forum in Los Angeles.

Throughout a full day of thought leadership content and networking, this invitation-only forum provides finance executives with unique opportunities to learn from one another about how to meet the most pressing challenges they face today.

With an agenda geared to Chief Financial Officers, Chief Accounting Officers, Controllers, and Treasurers, as well as executives in leadership roles in finance, accounting, and FP&A, this forum will feature thought-provoking and engaging sessions on critical issues that include:

  • How CFOs lead their finance teams to broaden their skills beyond reporting on past financial results to establish overarching performance goals, as well as develop plans to achieve and exceed them
  • How CFOs extend their influence beyond finance by establishing partnerships with human resources, sales, IT, and other areas of their companies
  • How CFOs prepare their companies for economic, regulatory, and political developments that will have the greatest impact on how they do business


Our keynote presentations, fireside chats, panel discussions, and networking sessions will provide you with ideas and best practices you can share within your organization. This forum also offers you a unique opportunity to expand your network by connecting with senior finance leaders hailing from Los Angeles 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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Dean Ditto

Vice President, Corporate Controller

OSI Systems, Inc.

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Sezhiyan Balasubramaniam

HRIT Leader

LinkedIn

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Larry Bitton

Associate Vice President, Finance

Allergan

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Nicole Chang

Managing Director

Serra Advisors LP

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Trevor Childers

RVP Pacific South West

Anaplan

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Prakash Dheeriya

Professor, Finance

California State University, Dominguez Hills

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Sunny Donenfeld

Sr Associate Dean for Finance & Administration, CFO

USC Marshall School of Business

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Ann Gill

VP & Chief Accounting Officer/Controller

Encore Capital Group

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Jeff Grell

Principal, Technology and Management Consulting

RSM

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Lori Hicks

Vice President, International Accounting

20th Century Fox

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Kam Kennedy

Strategic Account Manager, Enterprise Management

Sage

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Neith Myrick

Market Vice President, Southern California

Capital One

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Arianna Ozzanto

Chief Financial Officer (CFO)

SAG-AFTRA

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Sandeep Reddy

Chief Financial Officer

Guess

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Michele Sullivan

Large Enterprise, Sales

Workday

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Demir Vangelov

Chief Financial Officer

Califia Farms

Agenda

This event will feature insights from top executives, including

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7:45am - 8:45am
Breakfast
8:45am - 8:55am
Opening Remarks featuring Argyle Host

Dean Ditto
Vice President, Corporate Controller
OSI Systems, Inc

8:55am - 9:30am
Keynote Presentation featuring Guess

Sandeep Reddy
Chief Financial Officer
Guess

9:30am - 9:50am
Thought Leadership Spotlight featuring Anaplan: "Finance Modernization"

Trevor Childers
RVP Pacific South West
Anaplan
 
Interviewed by:
 
Dean Ditto
Vice President, Corporate Controller
OSI Systems, Inc

 

9:55am - 10:15am
Networking Break
10:15am - 10:35am
Thought Leadership Spotlight featuring Capital One: "Bringing Innovations and Emerging Payment Technology to Use"

You have access to the latest technologies—but how do you actually implement them? Although the payments industry is innovating at a rapid pace, the 2017 survey on payment evolution conducted by Capital One at a recent conference showed varying degrees of implementation. The missing piece of the puzzle to introducing new technologies is making the transition from old processes to new ones. With the increased focus on innovation in 2018, working with clients—training, migrating and onboarding—is more critical than ever.

Neith Myrick
Market VP, Southern California
Capital One

10:35am - 11:05am
Keynote Presentation featuring Allergan: "Effective Cost Management"

Larry Bitton
Associate Vice President, Finance
Allergan

11:05am - 11:25am
Networking Break
11:25am - 11:30am
Session Introduction featuring Sage

Kam Kennedy
Strategic Account Manager, Enterprise Management
Sage

11:30am - 12:15pm
Panel Discussion: "Undergoing Digital Transformation in Finance"

Session topics include but are not limited to:

  • What benefits have you experienced when merging legacy technologies with modern technologies? What are some challenges and best practices?
  • What is the biggest advantage you have seen in transforming the finance function from a traditional paradigm to a digital paradigm?
  • What other key executive functions are you collaborating most closely with in order to successfully execute digital transformation? (Information Security, IT, Operations, etc.) 
  • What are some of the most important financial and strategic challenges that you are trying to solve through digital transformation?
  • How can the finance function ensure its organization is on the forefront of its competition in a climate of real-time data?
  • How is the finance function anticipating and understanding the risks that emerging technologies pose?
  • How can finance be more forward-focused and innovate to undergo digital transformations ahead of competition? How can CFOs prepare for the next wave(s) of digital transformation (like blockchain, cryptocurrency, AI, etc)?

Moderator:
Sunny Donenfeld
Sr Associate Dean for Finance & Administration, CFO
USC Marshall School of Business

Panelists:

Bala Balasubramaniam
HRIT Leader 
LinkedIn

Dean Ditto
Vice President, Corporate Controller
OSI Systems, Inc

Jeff Grell
Principal, Technology and Management Consulting
RSM

Demir Vangelov
CFO
Califia Farms

12:15pm - 1:15pm
Lunch
1:15pm - 1:20pm
Session Introduction featuring Workday

Michele Sullivan
Large Enterprise, Sales
Workday

1:20pm - 2:05pm
Panel Discussion: "The CFO as an Innovative and Strategic Business Partner"

Session topics include, but are not limited to:

  • How the finance executive’s influence expanding beyond just the finance, accounting, and reporting function (collaboration with CIO/CISO, HR, CEO, etc.)
  • How the CFO acts as the change agent for the organization and furthers the strategic value of cross-function partnerships
  • How the CFO is creating smarter, efficient work patterns throughout the organization and within the finance team
  • How finance is leveraging fintech to gain competitive advantage and drive innovation
  • How major political, regulatory, and economic factors are impacting the finance function in 2018

 

Participants:
Ann Gill
VP and Chief Accounting Officer/Controller
Encore Capital Group
 
Lori Hicks
Vice President, International Accounting
20th Century Fox
  
Arianna Ozzanto
CFO
SAG-AFTRA

2:05pm - 2:25pm
Networking Break

 

2:25pm - 3:00pm
Fireside Chat

Prakash Dheeriya
Professor, Finance
California State University, Dominguez Hills
 
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Demir Vangelov
CFO
Califia Farms

3:00pm - 3:35pm
Keynote Presentation featuring Serra Advisors LP

Nicole Chang
Managing Director
Serra Advisors LP

*This session is off the record

3:35pm - 3:45pm
Closing Remarks featuring Argyle Host

Dean Ditto
Vice President, Corporate Controller
OSI Systems, Inc.

3:45pm - 4:45pm
Closing Reception

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Hotels

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The following hotels are recommended by 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.

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Omni Los Angeles Hotel at California Plaza

251 South Olive Street
Los Angeles, CA 90012

Telephone: (800) 843-6664