Chief Financial Officer

1 Day Meeting

2019 Finance Leadership Forum: the Evolving Role of the CFO

Dallas, TX - Oct 16, 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

For inquiries as well as complaints concerning this event, you are welcome to send an email message to cpe@argyleforum.com

Argyle Executive Forum is registered with the National Association of State Boards of Accountancy (NASBA) as a sponsor of continuing professional education on the National Registry of CPE Sponsors. State boards of accountancy have final authority on the acceptance of individual events for CPE credit. Complaints regarding registered sponsors may be submitted to the National Registry of CPE Sponsors through its website: www.nasba.org.

NASBA – Sponsor Number: 103072

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Speakers

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Dave Rader

Dave Rader

Former EVP & CFO, Chairman of the Board

PepsiCo

Charlie Brown

Charlie Brown

Executive Vice President and CFO

Forterra Building Products

Wadie Habiby

Wadie Habiby

Head of Southwest Corporate Banking

HSBC

Amir Jafari

Amir Jafari

GM, Head of Finance BU

ServiceNow

Giovanna Koning

Giovanna Koning

EVP & Chief Financial Officer

TGI Friday's

Vindo Lala

Vindo Lala

Chief Strategy Officer

Vonage

Yolanda Lee

Yolanda Lee

VP, Regional Controller

Hines

Delores Lenzy-Jones

Delores Lenzy-Jones

CFO & Treasurer

CPS Energy

Matt Merritt

Matt Merritt

EVP & Chief Financial Officer

The Lynd Company

Sas Mukherjee

Sas Mukherjee

EVP, CFO and Chief Strategy Officer

York Risk Services Group

Candace Palmarozzi

Candace Palmarozzi

Vice President, CAO & Corporate Controller

Borden Dairy Company

Devina Rankin

Devina Rankin

Chief Financial Officer

Waste Management, Inc

David Schorlemer

David Schorlemer

SVP, CFO

Basic Energy Services

Agenda

This event will feature insights from top executives, including

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7:30am - 8:30am
Breakfast
8:30am - 8:35am
Argyle Opening Remarks

Sas Mukherjee
EVP, CFO and Chief Strategy Officer
York Risk Services

8:35am - 9:10 am
Keynote Presentation: "Beyond the Numbers: The CFOs Role as a Change Agent"

Over the years, the CFO's role has transformed immensely, with a need to navigate the ever-changing global economy more strategically to remain agile. The role of the CFO has expanded beyond traditional finance, accounting, and reporting duties. With changes in regulations, risks, and a complex climate, the need to address existing and potential changes has become even more crucial.  With an influx of data available and vast opportunities for innovation, the CFOs role has evolved into the organization’s change agent, setting strategies, revenue optimization, and strategic decision making.

Sas Mukherjee
EVP, CFO and Chief Strategy Officer
York Risk Services

9:10am - 9:40am
Table Talks

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.

9:40am - 10:00am
Thought Leadership Spotlight featuring Microsoft
10:00am - 10:25am
Networking Break
10:25am - 10:45am
Thought Leadership Spotlight
10:45am - 11:30am
Panel Discussion: "CFO Reimagined: Profiling the Future CFO"

The modern CFO is tasked with being more strategic and possess high emotional intelligence to lead transformation across the finance organization.
Join us to discuss how an evolving technology landscape and competitive talent market is changing the role of the CFO. For aspiring CFO’s, hear what skill sets and traits are needed for 2020 and beyond. Hear what senior finance executives are doing to close the development gap to ensure a smooth transition into succession management. 

Session topics include, but are not limited to:

  • EQ and IQ traits of the Future CFO
  • Traits of a successful financial leader in the new age: Strategic and technical skills
  • Harnessing the power of data to drive impactful change
  • CFO as catalyst and strategist for change
11:30am - 11:50am
Thought Leadership Spotlight featuring ServiceNow: "How Reinventing the Finance Close Delivers Successful Employee Experiences"

Join Amir Jafari as he reveals how reinventing the finance close has transformed finance operations at ServiceNow.  As the former Corporate Controller at ServiceNow, learn how he was able to leverage a digital workflow technology platform to improve not only business processes but also to restore balance between an accountant’s work and home life for a better professional experience.

Amir Jafari
GM, Head of Finance BU
ServiceNow

11:50am - 12:05pm
Networking Coffee Break
12:05pm - 12:50pm
Panel Discussion: "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?
12:50pm - 1:10pm
Thought Leadership Spotlight featuring CapitalOne
1:10pm - 2:10pm
Lunch
2:10pm - 2:55pm
Roundtable Discussion: "Today's Data-Driven Finance Function"

Join us for an interactive discussion as we hear from a finance leader on 2019 on best practices for developing and strengthening cross-functional partnerships, and then get involved as the audience participates in roundtable discussions and presents their own experiences and solutions. 

  • How has today’s finance function role evolved to incorporate data analytics into decision making? What was the catalyst to add this to your role – was it a gradual process?
  • How has the data scientist component of your role become more strategic and central to the direction and growth of your company?
  • Where have you seen the greatest benefit in leveraging data & analytics in finance? What are some of the unintended benefits and challenges that you’ve encountered?
  • What skills need to be emphasized to increase data literacy among finance executives, both current and future?
  • How are you balancing insights derived from data with intuition?
  • How has the shifting demographics of teams played a role in the incorporation of data into the finance function?
2:55pm - 3:20pm
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.
3:20pm - 3:55pm
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.

Giovanna Koning
Executive Vice President and Chief Financial Officer
TGI Friday's

Candace Palmarozzi
Vice President, Chief Accounting Officer and Corporate Controller
Borden Dairy Company

3:55pm - 4:00pm
Argyle Closing Remarks

Sas Mukherjee
EVP, CFO and Chief Strategy Officer
York Risk Services

4:00pm - 5:00pm
Closing Reception

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Advisory Board

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