Chief Financial Officer

Full Day Meeting



The Argyle Group presents the CFO LEADERSHIP FORUMAtlanta event, an intimate gathering for CFOs in search of peer to peer discussions and deep-dive examinations into the challenges facing you today:

  • economic volatility, 
  • technological transformation, 
  • talent scarcity, and 
  • reputational and political risks.

As finance chiefs you must steer the organization through sometimes treacherous waters, you also need to be focused on future growth opportunities for the business. 

Today, that means two things:

  • Taking advantage of the power of technology— deploying artificial intelligence, machine learning, and robotic process automation tools — to increase productivity and identify profitable investments, and
  • Breaking down organizational silosfor new levels of efficiency and effectiveness.

The CFO LEADERSHIP FORUM will explore the issues that you and your organization face today:

  • Leveraging intelligent automation for greater efficiency
  • Advocating for and executing on a shift to data-driven decision-making
  • Developing a plan to navigate economic volatility and market-based shocks
  • Preparing an organization to adapt to and thrive amid regulatory upheaval
  • Building and financing digital business models in response to disruptive competition
  • Developing the strategic human capital skills needed for success


We understand how valuable your time is.  That’s why every Argyle Forum is thoroughly research-driven and explores these themes in intimate, conversational settings, allowing peers to learn from high-level discussions, and deep connections to be made. Every agenda is custom-tailored in collaboration with our Argyle Influencers and CFO Advisory Board with a specific goal in mind… to help you develop a competitive edge. 

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

In order to be awarded the full credit hours, you must be present, registering your attendance and departure on the attendance sheets at the registration desk.

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 courses for CPE credit. Complaints regarding registered sponsors may be submitted to the National Registry of CPE Sponsors through its website:

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Past Speakers

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Karen Ashley

Karen Ashley

VP, Corporate Development Integration


Michelle DeBella

Michelle DeBella

VP Finance Strategy


Giovanna Koning

Giovanna Koning

Executive Vice President and CFO

TGI Friday's

Anjan Roy

Anjan Roy

CFO,Global Finance

GE Corporate

Amit Shroff

Amit Shroff

Finance Executive

Toyota Financial Services

Robin Sitver

Robin Sitver

Vice President, Global Business Development, Diabetes Care

Johnson & Johnson


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7:45am - 8:45am
8:45am - 8:50am
Opening Remarks by Argyle Host
8:50am - 9:25am
KEYNOTE PRESENTATION: Beyond the Numbers: The ABC's of a Future-Proof CFO

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. In this session we will explore the ABC’s of a future-state CFO and make sure you’re building the foundations for a future beyond the numbers.

9:25am - 9:55am
Table Talks
9:55am - 10:15am
THOUGHT LEADERSHIP: Modern Finance, Driving Digital Transformation

CFOs today have challenges that require modernizing the finance function, including too many manual processes, tools not adapted to new business models, not having one version of the truth, static reports and increased risk management.

10:15am - 10:45am
Networking Break
10:45am - 11:05am
THOUGHT LEADERSHIP: How Reinventing the Finance Close Delivers Successful Employee Experiences

Come 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.

11:05am - 11:10am
11:10am - 11:55am
PANEL DISCUSSION: The Future of Finance - Disrupting the Finance Function
  • 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?
11:55am - 12:15pm
Networking Break
12:15pm - 1:00pm
ROUNDTABLE DISCUSSION: Finance Function of 2020: Strategic Execution in the Era of Data-Driven CFO

The modern CFO is expected to be a data steward –evaluating a myriad of solutions, is expected to deliver increasing strategic value, and must maintain the core values of the finance function. In this session, we will explore which types of solutions CFOs view having the most ROI, how to best optimize internal resources, and execution on an expedited pace. 

1:00pm - 1:20pm
THOUGHT LEADERSHIP: Agile CFOs: Planning for What's Next

In today’s business climate, agility is everything. Companies that can respond to change in real time win big and have a true competitive advantage. And finance holds the key to business agility with modern planning processes that speed better decision making. Using a combination of scenario planning and insights from combining operational and performance data into a single source, leading CFOs are able to explore options, visualize the impact of their decisions, and optimize performance, regardless of what the future may hold. This session will highlight the critical changes that CFOs and finance leaders must make to deliver the business agility today’s organization’s need--or risk being left behind.

1:20pm - 2:20pm
2:20pm - 2:55pm
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.

2:55pm - 3:15pm
THOUGHT LEADERSHIP: The Superfluid Enterprise: How Modern Finance Organizations Can Remove Friction and Accelerate Enterprise Performance

In a recent Deloitte survey, nearly half of respondents said their top goal was to create digital capability and modernize legacy systems. Yet, while Finance is well poised to drive these transformation efforts, only 5% of Finance leaders say that they’re seeing a substantial ROI from investments in digitization and automation. What’s the disconnect?

Process mining is a transformative technology that helps finance organizations gain visibility into once-opaque processes, identify trends and patterns across systems, uncover optimization opportunities, and monitor for sustained success.

3:15pm - 4:00pm
PANEL DISCUSSION: Emphasizing Human Capital in Finance for Long-term Success
4:00pm - 4:05pm
Closing Remarks by Argyle Host
4:05pm - 5:05pm
Closing Reception


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  • Media Partner

  • Thought Leadership Spotlight & App Partner

  • Senior Supporter Partner

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