Chief Financial Officer

Think Tank:

2019 CFO Think Tank: Driving Greater Business Impact in the Digital Age

Washington, DC - Feb 28, 2019

Overview

In today’s fast-moving global marketplace, CFOs are doing their best to keep pace as they face a wide range of challenges within their organizations. In the midst of disruption, finance leaders are leveraging and deploying state-of-the-art technologies to drive revenue growth and become more productive and efficient than ever before. At the same time, CFOs must ensure a business maintains compliance with various industry regulations. In the end, CFOs who are open to transformation and embrace opportunities to find and implement new technologies, can play a vital role in his or her company's growth.

Join Argyle in partnership with Microsoft at our 2019 CFO Think Tank: Driving Greater Business Impact in the Digital Age, as we connect with fellow finance executives to discuss leveraging technology to stay ahead of the competition. During the Think Tank we’ll discuss key topics such as:

  • Increasing availability and ease of use of Business Intelligence and Advanced Analytics software and tools 
  • Taking a look into Microsoft’s journey and use cases in Business Process Automation, Strategy and Forecasting, Financial Analysis & Reporting and Risk Management 
  • Adopting an agile operating model 
  • Fostering partnerships to achieve the best-possible results 
  • Allocating time and resources to find and retain top talent that will foster innovation within the business

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Speakers

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Parvati Das

Parvati Das

Director, Tax Compliance

Choice Hotels International

David Kunselman

David Kunselman

Chief Financial Officer

United States Navy

Lori Locke

Lori Locke

VP and Corporate Controller

Gannett

Sameel Osuri

Sameel Osuri

SVP Global Content Operations

Discovery Communications

Jack Ryder

Jack Ryder

CFO of Americas Finance

Microsoft

Agenda

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8:00am - 8:30am
Networking Breakfast
8:30am - 8:35am
Argyle Opening Remarks
8:35am - 8:40am
Participant Introductions
8:40am - 9:00am
Microsoft Remarks

Jack Ryder 
CFO of Americas Finance 
Microsoft

9:00am - 9:40am
Panel Discussion

Session topics include:

  • As a finance leader, how has digital transformation innovated your role within the organization?
  • How are you increasing availability and simplifying use of business intelligence and advanced analytics strategies and tools?
  • Has the CIO and other IT leaders stepped up to increase collaboration, aiding in a better understanding of technology and disruption? 
  • What has your journey looked like when implementing tools such as: business process automation, strategy and forecasting, financial analysis & reporting, and risk management?
    • What are some examples of best use cases?
    • What are some examples of a failed implementation and how to overcome the challenge?
  • How have you worked to adopt an agile operating model?
    • How have you been working to make operations more cost effective for your organization?
  • How are you allocating time and resources to find and retain top talent that will foster innovation within the business?

Moderator:

Jack Ryder 
CFO of Americas Finance 
Microsoft

Panelists:

Parvati Das
Director, Tax Compliance
Choice Hotels International

David Kunselman
Chief Financial Officer
United States Navy

Lori Locke
VP and Corporate Controller
Gannett

Sameel Osuri
SVP Global Content Operations
Discover Communications

9:40am - 9:50am
Coffee Break
9:50am - 10:50am
Interactive Roundtable Discussions
  • How has digital transformation effected finance departments within the past 5-10 years? What are some of the most recent changes made to finance departments due to digital transformation?
  • How have you partnered with other leaders to ensure the organization develops more seamless processes?
  • How does innovative technology continue to play a role in your day-to-day, and how does it allow you in driving greater business impact in the digital age? What strategies are you using to best leverage your technology?
  • What challenges have you encountered when using technology to drive revenue growth and stay compliant with industry regulations?
  • How are you leveraging top talent to foster innovation and profit growth within your organization?
  • What does your roadmap look like as you continue to use the digital revolution to drive the organization forward?
10:50am - 11:00am
Key Takeaways & Summation

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