Agenda

Redefining The Future Of Finance

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Day 2 – Thursday, Nov 14

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8:00am - 8:50am

Registration & Breakfast

 

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8:50am - 9:00am

main stage

Opening Remarks by Chair

By Bona Allen, SVP & CFO, Kajima Building & Design Group

Bona Allen is a highly accomplished, entrepreneurial executive with a stellar background across multiple industries and diverse business environments. A recognized "connector" with a rare blend of people skills and technical expertise that he utilizes to elevate finance functions to higher levels.</p> <p>"Building our clients' success one project at a time" is the mission of the Kajima Building and Design Group ("KBD"). For over 50 years KBD has designed and constructed manufacturing, industrial and office facilities throughout the United States.
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9:00am - 9:45am

main stage

Panel: The CFO as an Agent of Change

Moderator: Bona Allen, SVP & CFO, Kajima Building & Design Group

In today’s disruptive landscape, the CFO role requires a mandate to drive change within the organization. Moving from the back-office to the front line, the CFO is tasked with being more strategic and adaptable. A panel of experts discuss best practices and lessons learned navigating the ever-changing economy.

Panelist: Kevin BenmoussaCFO – All Market/Vita Coco

Panelist: Pedro Anotonio Guazo Alfonoso, CFO Finance Director – The United Nations

Panelist: Eric Muhleim, CFO – Buzzfeed

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9:45am - 10:15am

main stage

Buy, Build, Spin: A Case Study for Creating a Digital Brand

Moderator: Vince Ryan, Editor-in-Chief – CFO Magazine

For 25 years IAC has built, bought, assembled, and spun out companies that today are worth a collective $60 billion. CFO Glenn Schiffman was a key architect of IAC’s $500 million acquisition of Angie’s List, which — thanks to a reverse-merger with Angi’s #1 competitor (IAC’s HomeAdvisor) — became the 10th publicly traded company to be born from IAC. Join Schiffman and ANGI Homeservices CFO Jamie Cohen for a look at how this unorthodox deal came about, along with:
  • How strategic M&A can build category leadership
  • To go public or not – considerations in today’s market 
  • The use of data to shape corporate and finance strategy 
  • Diversity and mentorship in the finance organization 
  • The evolving role of the CFO in building a digital consumer brand

Panelist: Jamie CohenCFO – ANGI Homeservices

Panelist: Glen Schiffman, CFO – IAC Corp

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10:15am - 10:45am

Networking Coffee Break

 

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10:50am - 11:25am

Finance, Leadership & Strategy Track

The Evolving Role of the CFO in M&A

By Jim McVeigh, CEO – Cyndx

With digitalization comes accelerated growth and transformation, and today’s landscape has created both challenges & opportunities for M&A activity. In this session, we’ll uncover how the elevated role of the modern CFO encompasses a vital hand in identifying the right opportunities and investments by understanding the numbers, having a strategic mindset, and ultimately contributing to increased value creation.
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10:50am - 11:25am

AI, DATA & TECHNOLOGY TRACK

The Evolving Trends of Modern Finance & Digital Disruption

By Anjan Roy CFO, Global Finance – General Electric

The finance role is increasingly being disrupted by digital innovation, a volatile risk environment, stricter regulations, and a growing circle of demanding stakeholders. CFOs will need to re-define their roles in response to these major forces to partner with the rest of the C-suite and the board of directors to drive the innovation necessary for sustainable growth. The success of the future finance function will come from having both the right technology and the right talent and skill sets. Will your finance team be ready to support the future needs of the business?
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11:25am - 12:10pm

finance, leadership & strategy track

Panel: Driving Value Creation & Profitability

Moderator: Jonathan Byrnes, Senior Lecturer – MIT

  • Gaining a clearer understanding of the drivers that have the greatest influence on their companies’ profitability.
  • Managing to win in today’s age of digital disruption – Leading strategy and capital allocation for competitive dominance. 
  • Managing core business processes for maximum profitability.
Gaining a clearer understanding of the drivers that have the greatest influence on their companies’ profitability; managing to win in today’s age of digital disruption. Leading strategy and capital allocation for competitive dominance. Managing core business processes for maximum profitability.

Panelist: Leonard WilliamsCFO – The Nature Conservancy

Panelist: Saurabh Kumar, Chief Financial Officer, Employer & Individual – UnitedHealth

Panelist: Christina Van Tassell, CFO – Dow Jones

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11:25am - 12:10pm

AI, DATA & TECHNOLOGY TRACK

Panel: Leveraging RPA to Streamline Financial Processes

Moderator: Russ Banham, Financial Journalist

  • Gaining a clearer understanding of the drivers that have the greatest influence on their companies’ profitability.
  • Managing to win in today’s age of digital disruption – Leading strategy and capital allocation for competitive dominance. 
  • Managing core business processes for maximum profitability.
Making the best use of software bots to take over repetitive processes isn’t a matter of simply plugging them in. Overall, companies are just beginning their journey of deploying bots, but already there are many best practices and lessons learned. Find out how applying them will drive reduced operating costs, improve credibility through more reliable reporting and tighter controls, and eliminate error-prone spreadsheets and workarounds.

Panelist: Vin Kumar, Leader, Digital Finance and Global Business Services Program – The Hackett Group

Panelist: Jinyong Oh, Senior Finance Director, Global Pharma R&D – Johnson & Johnson

By Anjan Roy CFO, Global Finance – General Electric

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12:10pm - 12:55pm

finance, leadership & strategy track

Deep Dive: The Value of Economic intelligence (sponsored by Prevedere)

Interviewer: Vince Ryan, Editor in Chief, CFO

  • Gaining a clearer understanding of the drivers that have the greatest influence on their companies’ profitability.
  • Managing to win in today’s age of digital disruption – Leading strategy and capital allocation for competitive dominance. 
  • Managing core business processes for maximum profitability.
In supporting the organization on forward-looking market conditions, finance is challenged to take advantage of strategic insights that can be derived from an ever-increasing array of data, both internal and external to the company. In this “Deep Dive,” Doug Garis, Division CFO at Masonite International, discusses with Vince Ryan, Editor-in-Chief of CFO, how his organization is operationalizing economic intelligence to achieve greater confidence in business planning, reduced operating costs and improved credibility with investors. Joining the discussion also is Rich Wagner, CEO of Prevedere, who will provide an industry-wide perspective on the impact of increased economic intelligence on business performance.

Speaker: Richard Wagner, CEO – Prevedere

Panelist: Doug Garis, Chief Financial Officer – Masonite Architectural

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12:10pm - 12:55pm

AI, DATA & TECHNOLOGY TRACK

How to Position for a Cyber-Secure Future 

By Craig Callé, CEO – Source Callé LLC

  • Gaining a clearer understanding of the drivers that have the greatest influence on their companies’ profitability.
  • Managing to win in today’s age of digital disruption – Leading strategy and capital allocation for competitive dominance. 
  • Managing core business processes for maximum profitability.
Data breaches continue to make headlines and, despite significant investments in cybersecurity and data privacy, the situation seems to be getting worse. This session will help future-oriented CFOs understand what they can do to help safeguard critical data assets and make their organizations more resilient.
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12:55pm - 1:00pm

Finance, Leadership & Strategy Track

Closing Remarks by Chair

By Bona Allen, SVP & CFO, Kajima Building & Design Group

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1:00pm - 2:00pm

Main Stage

Lunch

 

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2:00pm - 2:30pm

Main Stage

People Power: Linking Human Capital to Business Results

By Jeff Higgins, CEO – Human Capital Management Institute

CEOs and organizations frequently state that “Our people are our most valuable asset” yet manage people as a short-term cost to be minimized wherever possible.<br /> How can both philosophies exist in companies today, let alone be reconciled into a cohesive strategy? CFOs can truly drive a more productive and effective workforce with superior business results. This session will highlight metrics and methods that can be easily understood by business leaders to model productivity gains, cost savings, and ROI.
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2:30pm - 3:15pm

main stage

Keynote: Women in Leadership: Cracking the Glass Ceiling

Moderator: Bea Ordonez, CFO – OTC Markets Group

  • Gaining a clearer understanding of the drivers that have the greatest influence on their companies’ profitability.
  • Managing to win in today’s age of digital disruption – Leading strategy and capital allocation for competitive dominance. 
  • Managing core business processes for maximum profitability.
Hear from leading finance executives on their experience as women in leadership and what the barriers they're fighting to overcome for a seat at the table.

Panelist: Debi Chirichella, CFO – Hearst Magazines

Panelist: Jamie Cohen, CFO – ANGI’s HomeServices

Panelist: Amy Shelly, CFO – Options Clearing Corp.

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3:15pm - 3:30pm

Main Stage

Networking Coffee Break

 

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3:30pm - 4pm

Main Stage

Roundtable Discussion: Bracing for Black Swans

Moderator: Russ Banham, Financial Journalist

Brexit, the trade war with China, a global economic slowdown, climate change. Every CFO has the ominous squawks of such Black Swans invading their slumber. But in today’s jet-fast, densely complicated business environment, even the best finance chiefs can’t fully prepare their organizations for the unforeseen. As CFO Live draws to a close and thought-provoking subjects are still fresh in the mind, attendees will participate in frank peer-to-peer roundtable discussions of how to think about, and manage, for unpredictable, catastrophic threats to their businesses.
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4:00pm - 4:45pm

main stage

Taming Healthcare Costs

Moderator: David McCann, Deputy Editor – CFO Publishing

  • Gaining a clearer understanding of the drivers that have the greatest influence on their companies’ profitability.
  • Managing to win in today’s age of digital disruption – Leading strategy and capital allocation for competitive dominance. 
  • Managing core business processes for maximum profitability.
With a new health-plan year approaching, the list of questions companies may have for controlling costs is daunting. How can we innovate primary care to provide more value? Do virtual care solutions really work? How can we best protect against the high cost of specialty drugs? How does direct contracting with health systems and physician groups affect overall costs? How do I get started with a value-based care approach?

Panelist: Ellen Kelsay, Chief Strategy Officer – National Business Group on Health

Panelist: Saurhab Kumar, CFO of Employer and Individual – UnitedHealthcare

Panelist: Michael Thompson, President and CEO – National Alliance of Healthcare Purchaser Coalitions

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4:45pm - 5:00pm

Main Stage

Closing Remarks by Chair

By Bona Allen, SVP & CFO, Kajima Building & Design Group

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