Agenda Day 2

Networking Breakfast

8:00 AM - 8:30 AM Networking Breakfast

Chairperson's Opening Remarks

8:30 AM - 8:35 AM Chairperson Opening Remarks

Keynote Session

8:35 AM - 9:05 AM Overcoming Organizational Barriers to Enable Data-Driven Financial Models

In a digital world that is becoming increasingly data-driven, the CFO must ensure the organization is capitalizing on its data – something that requires an alignment of the business side of data and the technology side of it. Many organizations today struggle to align the business and technology sides of data and must overcome a number of organizational barriers to achieve properly balanced data-driven financial models. During this session, we’ll address the challenges many CFOs face in driving analytics for strategic and operational decision-making. Join us as we explore:

· Addressing gaps and challenges associated with data management
· Integrating data stewardship into the operational processes of the entire company
· Defining the core building blocks of a successful data strategy
· Developing data quality control processes including the adoption of business rules and the establishment of authorization points

Case Study

9:05 AM - 9:35 AM Is Your Business AI-Ready? 5 Steps to Cracking the Code for Maximum Impact Across the Enterprise

Business Meetings

9:45 AM - 10:15 AM Business Meetings

Business Meetings

10:20 AM - 10:50 AM Business Meetings

Plenary Session

10:55 AM - 11:25 AM Culture Transformation: The Shift from Command & Control to a Culture of Collaboration

Michael Schwindle, EVP & CFO, Mills Fleet Farm
With an avalanche of disruptive forces at play, many CFOs begin to feel overwhelmed by the sheer volume of enterprise-wide change related to technology. But, there are steps you can take to leverage the value of disruption in big ways. During this plenary session, we will explore how high-level finance executives and CFOs can move from a command-and-control culture to one of collaboration. Join us as we explore:
· Relinking accountability & responsibility across the enterprise
· Navigating the proliferation of continually evolving platforms
· Establishing trust with the empowered, skeptical digital consumer
· Fostering a seamless culture of collaboration

Michael Schwindle

Michael Schwindle

Mills Fleet Farm

MasterClass B

11:30 AM - 12:15 PM Elements of Customer Experience that Every CFO Should Be Investing In

We are all living in a digital, consumer-centric, customer-driven world where Customer Experience tops the priority list at every forward-thinking organization. Today’s innovative CFOs must be more involved in Customer Experience than ever; they must tie financial performance to how well they are delivering on Customer Experience. Join this MasterClass as we explore today’s evolving marketplace, its impact on Customer Experience, and the specific elements of CX that every innovative CFO should be investing in.

BrainWeave B

11:30 AM - 12:15 PM GDPR Compliance: What US CFOs Need to Know

During this BrainWeave, we will address core issues related to the EU’s General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR), which takes effect May 25, 2018 and is expected to have major implications for businesses tied to Europe. We’ll discuss implications of the broad nature of GDPR and its fines for noncompliance. We’ll explore who is affected by GDPR, its requirements, GDPR enforcement, and critical steps to compliance.

Networking Lunch

12:15 PM - 1:15 PM Networking Lunch

Roundtable A

1:15 PM - 2:00 PM Health & Wellness: How to Combat Rising Stress Levels in the CFO Role

Roundtable B

1:15 PM - 2:00 PM Cybersecurity & CFO: Addressing the Latest Fraud-Busting Technologies

Roundtable C

1:15 PM - 2:00 PM Quick Wins, Long-Term Gains: Building for the Long Term While Achieving Short -Term Wins

Business Meetings

2:05 PM - 2:35 PM Business Meetings

Business Meetings

2:35 PM - 3:05 PM Business Meetings

Business Meetings

1:05 PM - 1:35 PM Business Meetings

Networking Break

3:35 PM - 3:45 PM Networking Break

When it comes to gender diversity in finance, equal pay and opportunities are still sorely lacking across all industries and sectors. Many organizations have taken steps toward improving gender diversity, although data shows a clear disparity in representation of women in C-suite finance roles. Join our power panel as we explore current challenges and wins for women in finance. We’ll explore:
· Addressing the gender gap in C-suite finance roles
· A look at data surrounding women’s representation in C-suite finance roles
· Effective ways to support workforce diversity and inclusion
· A look at ‘unconscious’ bias and the current state of the glass ceiling

Stephanie Plaines

Stephanie Plaines

CFO, US Retail
Monalisa Chowdhury

Monalisa Chowdhury

Vice President, Finance

Plenary Session

4:40 PM - 5:25 PM The CFO’s Role in Aligning Cybersecurity Investments with Business Objectives

It is critical for today’s CFO to align cybersecurity investments with the overall health of the company and its objectives. Cybersecurity has become a top, urgent risk for corporations of every size and industry, and today’s CFO needs to help manage risk by incorporating cybersecurity into their overall strategy. During this BrainWeave, we’ll explore assessing and optimizing cybersecurity spend, creating a culture of security within your organization and building trust between finance and security leaders for optimal collaboration.

Plenary Session

5:30 PM - 6:00 PM Exploring the Hidden Value of RPA

RPA technology stands to deliver tons of value to finance. This disruptive technology drastically reduces risk while delivering dependable data – a relief to CFOs everywhere. During this MasterClass, we will explore the obvious (and hidden) value of RPA. We’ll explore how to get the most out of RPA Technology, including understanding the hidden value of RPA and how to apply it to your overall company objectives.

Networking Cocktails

6:00 PM - 6:30 PM Networking Cocktail Reception

Sponsored by Canon

Networking Dinner

6:30 PM - 8:00 PM Themed Networking Dinner

After-Hours Networking

7:55 PM - 9:25 PM Optional After-Hours Cocktails with Co-located Shared Services Exchange