Chief Financial Officer

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2019 CFO Think Tank: Innovating the Finance Function with Technology

New York, NY - Jun 12, 2019

Overview

As CFOs consider technology investment in a rapidly changing business environment and focus on ways to operate faster and better, they are moving beyond talk to take action. It’s game on for investing in emerging technologies that will drive business growth and serve as a differentiating competitive advantage. Grant Thornton’s 2019 CFO Survey found that over 69% of finance leaders are increasing investments in innovation and revamping their organizations with competitive, cutting edge technology. In order to succeed in this environment, finance leaders are tasked with innovating the function of finance, developing new skillsets, advancing fluency in technology, and developing a culture to best drive and sustain transformation throughout the enterprise.

Join Argyle in partnership with Grant Thornton, in our 2019 CFO Think Tank: Innovating the Finance Function with Technology. During the Think Tank we’ll sit down to discuss key strategies for successfully investing in the digital revolution and best practices for innovating your organization.

Key topics include:

  • What decisions and investments are being made to improve operational performance, reduce cost, increase ROI, gain a competitive advantage, and drive change in business processes
  • Developing new strategies to overcome modern business growth challenges, define competitive advantage, and efficiently adopting and utilizing innovative technology
  • Where does automation come into play? – How automation, AI, machine learning, and other future technology is changing the role of the finance executive
  • Insights on how leading finance executives are adopting and implementing new technologies with advanced data analytics for better decision making

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Speakers

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Mona Aossey

Former Division CFO

Wolters Kluwer

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Daniel Perez

Director, Treasury

Horizon Blue Cross Blue Shield of New Jersey

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Ken Stelzer

Chief Financial Officer

Zocdoc

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Chris Stephenson

Business Consulting & Technology Principal: National Leader - Financial Management

Grant Thornton

Agenda

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8:30am - 9:00am
Networking Breakfast
9:00am - 9:05am
Argyle Opening Remarks
9:05am - 9:10am
Participant Introductions
9:10am - 9:20am
Grant Thornton Remarks
9:20am - 10:00am
Panel Discussion
  • What impact has the digital revolution made to your organization’s finance department?
  • What decisions and investments in technology are being made to improve operational performance?
  • In what ways has the implementation of new technologies allowed you to reduce cost, increase ROI, gain a competitive advantage, and drive change in business processes?
  • How are you utilizing technology to efficiently define competitive advantage and overcome business challenges? Where is data analytics coming into play?
  • Where does automation come into play? How have we seen tools such as automation, AI, machine learning challenge the role of the finance executive? Have you implemented any of these tools and what were some pitfalls encountered when first implementing this technology?
  • What are some closing key takeaways you have for other leading executives on how to successfully adopt and implement the future of innovation and technology into their roadmap? What does the next 5-10 years look like for your innovation strategy and roadmap?
10:00am - 10:20am
Coffee Break
10:20am - 11:20am
Interactive Roundtable Discussions
11:20am - 11:30am
Key Takeaways & Summation

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