Chief Financial Officer

1 Day Meeting

2019 Finance Leadership Forum: the Evolving Role of the CFO

Atlanta, GA - Jun 05, 2019

Overview

Today’s finance executive has responsibilities that reach far beyond traditional accounting and reporting functions. Increasingly, CFOs find themselves responsible for digital transformation and technology upgrades, growth strategies, and human capital management, often with little to no training.

Argyle’s CFO Leadership Forum provides the relationships, resources, and solutions to help finance leaders digitally transform their organizations and growth strategies. Topics will touch on the CFO as a change agent through digital transformation, how to use blockchain, and steps to automate the organization.

In collaboration with our Argyle Influencers CFO Advisory Board, the agenda will explore:

  • Navigating digital transformation through careful change management with your leadership team
  • Achieving greater visibility through AI and automation technologies
  • Integrating human capital to support business goals in a digital paradigm
  • Obtaining actionable insights from diverse data sources
  • Embracing new technologies that expand the scope and reach of finance

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: Intermediate to Advanced
Prerequisite: None
Advanced Prep: None Needed
Delivery method: Group Live
Number of credits:  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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Shailesh Bettadapur

Vice President and Treasurer

Mohawk Industries, Inc.

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Roger Blythe

SVP, Financial Services, Chief Accounting Officer

Chick-fil-A, Inc

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Denise Dettingmeijer

Chief Financial Officer, North America

Randstad

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Rozina Kassam

SVP & CFO, US Automotive Parts Group (NAPA)

Genuine Parts

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Tabrez Malik

CFO, Integrated DC Power

ABB

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H. Christian Pirkle

Head of Southeast

HSBC Bank

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Judy Romano

Senior Vice President, Chief Financial Officer International

Equifax

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Anjan Roy

CFO,Global Finance

GE Corporate

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Jack Ryder

CFO of Americas Finance

Microsoft

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Dr. Samuel Sanders

Chief Academic Officer

University of Phoenix

Agenda

This event will feature insights from top executives, including

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8:00am - 9:00am
Breakfast
9:00am - 9:10am
Argyle Opening Remarks
9:10am - 9:45am
Keynote Presentation: The Evolving Role of Finance Leaders in the New Age of Innovation, Disruption & Digitization

 

  • The importance of Finance leaders to lead from the front
  • Growing importance & power of Finance in the boardroom and strategic decision making
  • Develop talent to shift focus on “predictive analytics and insights” vs “historical consolidation & reporting”
  • Cross functional integration and driving a culture of financial awareness across the enterprise
  • Harness the power of data to drive impactful change to company financial performance, topline & bottom line
  • Traits of a successful financial leader in the new age

Anjan Roy
CFO, Global Finance
GE Corporate

9:50am - 10:20am
Table Talk

Our host will present highlights and key findings from our pre-event insights survey to share with you the challenges, pain points and decision-making behaviors shared among your peers. We will then break into roundtables to discuss these findings further.

10:20am - 10:40am
Thought Leadership Spotlight: "Microsoft's Modern Finance Transformation"

Microsoft Finance has been on a modernization journey for more than a decade that has accelerated recently due to the increased availability and ease of use of Business Intelligence and Advanced Analytics software and tools. We’ll review that journey and highlight key use cases in Business Process Automation, Strategy and Forecasting, Financial Analysis & Reporting and Risk Management that can be implemented rapidly in order to digitally transform the Finance function. 

Jack Ryder
CFO of Americas Finance
Microsoft

10:40am - 11:10am
Networking Break
11:10am - 11:55am
Panel: The Finance Executive's Role as an Adaptable Business Leader

Session topics include, but are not limited to:

  • With factors such as the current foreign currency market, changing regulations, and impact of the changing business environment, what are key factors impacting your role?    
  • How are you discussing disruptors at your organization?
  • How does risk fit into the expanded role of the CFO? What is the finance team doing to anticipate and understand the risks that disruptors pose and how are these disruptors challenging you to grow & protect your bottom line?
    • How has your finance team navigated the dynamic and uncertain geopolitical climate of the last 5, 10 years into its risk strategies?
    • How are you preparing for future economic changes?
  • How today’s technologies are impacting the finance team at your organization? What skills/roles have you taken on in the last few years with regards to technology?
    • How are you incorporating new technologies to include more systems and controls and encourage an alignment with each line of business?
  • The role of traditional forecasting models & emerging technologies at your organization.
  • How are you balancing a spend for growth while being thoughtful about profitability?
  • How are you encouraging creativity and innovation with stability and increased profitability

Moderator:

Ken Sadeckas
VP Financial Planning
The Atlanta Housing Authority

Panelists:

Shailesh Bettadapur
VP & Treasurer
Mohawk Industries

Tabrez Malik
CFO, Integrated DC Power
ABB

H. Christian Pirkle
Head of Southeast Region
HSBC Bank

11:55am - 12:15pm
Networking Break
12:15pm - 1:00pm
Panel: Digital Transformation in Finance - Tips & Lessons Learned

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?

Moderator:

Rozina Kassam
SVP & CFO, US Automotive Parts Group (NAPA)
Genuine Parts

Panelists:

Kurt Lovell
SVP, Finance
Acuity Brands

Rebecca Rosenburg
VP Controller
Atlanta Hawks

1:00pm - 2:00pm
Lunch
2:00pm - 2:45pm
Roundtable Discussion: Navigating Digital transformation through Careful Change Management

Roger Blythe
SVP, Financial Services, Chief Accounting Officer
Chick-fil-A, Inc

This session is off the record. 

2:45pm - 3:30pm
Fireside Chat: "Breaking the Glass Ceiling: Women in Leadership"

Hear from female Finance executives on their experience in leadership and what the barriers are for women seeking to break the glass ceiling.

Denise Dettingmeijer
Chief Financial Officer, North America
Randstad

Judy Romano
Senior Vice President, Chief Financial Officer, International
Equifax

3:30pm - 4:05pm
Keynote Presentation: HR & the Modern Finance Function
  • Strategies & techniques to onboard new talent to the finance function.
  • Evaluating what skills & traits finance leaders should seek in identifying and cultivating the modern finance talent pipeline.
  • Discussing challenges & trends organizations face in identifying, securing, & mentoring talent.
  • Aligning with the HR function to build & maintain the right team.
  • Best practices for promoting diversity in finance function in every stage of pipeline.
  • Promoting professional development opportunities to keep finance teams engaged and interested.

Dr. Samuel Sanders
Chief Academic Officer
University of Phoenix

4:05pm - 4:10pm
Argyle Closing Remarks
4:10pm - 5:10pm
Closing Reception

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This event will feature insights from top executives, including

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  • Thought Leadership Spotlight & App Partner

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  • Breakout Session Partner

  • Senior Supporter Partner

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Advisory Board

We are proud to share with you the following Argyle Industry Influencers. Their contributions to Argyle help keep the programs we offer our membership current and relevant, so we can continue delivering you premiere experiences, content development, and membership engagement.