Chief Financial Officer

1 Day Meeting

2018 Chief Financial Officer Leadership Forum

New York, NY - Nov 28, 2018

Overview

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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Speakers

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Domitille Adrien

Operations and Investments Controller

Air Liquide

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Dan Andrew

Vice President, Strategic Accounts

Corcentric

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John Caldarella

SVP, National Practice Leader, Active Health Exchange

Aon

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Patrick Caruso

Area Director, Solutions Consulting – East Americas

Anaplan

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Chris Feeney

Chief Financial Officer

Delaware North

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Ron Gee

Chief Financial Officer

Shiseido Americas

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Vanna Krantz

SVP Finance

The Walt Disney Company

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Jennifer Langton

Vice President, Business Ventures

National Football League

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Glynis McCabe

Account Executive

Coupa

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John Min

Chief Economist

Tempus

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Blake Oliver

Senior Product Marketing Manager

FloQast

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Frank Sansone

SVP and Head of Treasury

China Construction Bank

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John Sheehan

Vice President, Finance

Sony Music Entertainment

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Traci Spero

Sr. Director, Human Resources and Strategy

Canon Solutions America

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John Vuono

Chief Financial Officer

Ashcroft

Agenda

This event will feature insights from top executives, including

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7:40am - 8:40am
Breakfast
8:40am - 8:50am
Opening Remarks by Argyle Host
8:50am - 9:20am
Keynote Presentation: "Project Maximization Finance Initiative"

Chris Feeney will be discussing Delaware North’s major initiative to transform its operating model for internal finance and accounting services, otherwise known as Project Max.
 
Project Max began as a much broader enterprise initiative that covered human resources, information technology, supply chain, and finance and accounting. Early in the feasibility study, the company’s leadership decided to solely focus on finance and accounting because of the company’s lack of change over its 100-year history; the risk to the business involved with such a large-scale change; the degree of fractionalization in process and technology across the global workforce; and the lack of internal capability to spearhead such a change.
 
Christopher’s keynote will cover the Project Max journey to date including what is to come, successes and challenges, key learnings, and the importance of establishing meaningful partnerships with the lines of business and functional areas within the company, as well as third parties, to drive positive outcomes.

Chris Feeney
Chief Financial Officer
Delaware North Companies

9:25am - 9:45am
Thought Leadership Spotlight featuring Coupa

Glynis McCabe
Account Executive
Coupa

9:45am - 10:10am
Networking Break
10:10am - 10:30am
Thought Leadership Spotlight featuring Corcentric: "The Payable to Payments Revolution"

Daniel Andrew
SVP Sales, Financial Process Automation
Corcentric

10:35am - 11:20am
Panel Discussion: "Why Human Capital Matters in a Digital Paradigm"

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?

Panelists:

Domitille Adrien
Alam Operations and Investments Controller 
Air Liquide

Traci Spero
Sr. Director, Human Resources
Canon

11:25am - 11:45am
Networking Break
11:45am - 12:05pm
Thought Leadership Spotlight featuring FloQast: "The 21st Century CFO: Conquering the Chaos of the Close"

Smartphones. Free 2-day shipping. Cloud computing. These days, we demand everything immediately and in the palm of our hands. So why are most accounting teams stuck in their cubicles, closing the books like it’s 1999? In today’s fast moving business environment, CFOs need to adapt quickly to changing conditions and new challenges, such as the looming talent crunch. Join this session to learn how modern finance leaders are leveraging technology to close the books faster and more accurately without the need to micromanage, freeing them up for more strategic roles and allowing them to scale up without adding to headcount.

Blake Oliver
Sr. Product Marketing Manager
FloQast

12:05pm - 12:50pm
Panel Discussion: "The CFO as an Innovative and Strategic Business Partner"

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?

Moderator:

John Vuono
Chief Financial Officer 
Ashcroft

Panelists:

Patrick Caruso
Area Director, Solutions Consulting – East Americas
Anaplan
 
Ron Gee
CFO
Shiseido Americas

John Sheehan
VP Finance
Sony Music Entertainment

12:50pm - 1:50pm
Lunch
1:50pm - 2:10pm
Thought Leadership Spotlight featuring Aon: "The growing case for private health exchanges: using competition to control cost and increase employee satisfaction"

As health care costs continue to be a focus for CFOs, private health exchanges offer a unique value proposition to control cost, while improving employee satisfaction. John Caldarella, National Practice Leader at Aon will share the fundamentals of a true private health exchange model, discuss key insight from six years of experience, and outline key criteria to understand if a private health exchange is a good fit for your organization.

John Calderella
SVP, National Practice Leader, Active Health 
Aon

2:10pm - 2:55pm
Panel Discussion: "International Finance and Currency Risks"
Session topics include, but are not limited to:
  • How does the global nature of your team impact the finance function in your organization?
  • What are the greatest challenges you face in managing an international finance team? Are these challenges unique to the finance function?
  • How has your finance team navigated the dynamic and uncertain geopolitical climate of the last 5, 10, 15 years in its currency risk mitigation strategies?
  • What currency exchange challenges are present during acquisition and division of global subsidiaries/companies?
  • How can finance teams manage, mitigate, and ameliorate risks efficiently in an international arena?
  • What are the greatest global currency risk factors you foresee as we move into 2019?
  • How has technology and digital transformation impacted the international finance team in your organization?

Panelists:

John Min
Chief Economist 
Tempus

Frank Sansone
SVP, Head of Treasury
China Construction Bank

John Vuono
CFO
Ashcroft Inc

 

2:55pm - 3:15pm
Thought Leadership Spotlight featuring ENGIE Insight

Vincent Manier
CFO
ENGIE Insight

3:15pm - 3:35pm
Networking Break
3:35pm - 4:05pm
Roundtable Discussions: "Lessons Learned and New Imperatives"

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.

4:05pm - 4:40pm
Fireside Chat: "Companies in the Face of Disruption"

Join us for an engaging and thought-provoking session between two dynamic senior finance and operational leaders. During their informal fireside chat, Vanna Krantz and Jennifer Langton will discuss how their organizations - Disney and the NFL - were able to overcome challenges presented by leveraging cross-functional partnerships and thinking outside the scope of traditional finance.
 
Vanna Krantz
SVP Finance
The Walt Disney Company
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Jennifer Langton
Vice President, Business Ventures 
National Football League

4:40pm - 4:50pm
Closing Remarks by Argyle Host
4:40pm - 5:40pm
Closing Reception
*Schedule and timing is subject to change

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