Chicago, IL, USA
↓ Agenda Key
Visionary speaker presents to entire audience on key issues, challenges and business opportunities
Panel moderated by Master of Ceremonies and headed by four executives discussing critical business topics
Solution provider-led session giving high-level overview of opportunities
End user-led session in boardroom style, focusing on best practices
Interactive session led by a moderator, focused on industry issue
Pre-determined, one-on-one interaction revolving around solutions of interest
Discussion of business drivers within a particular industry area
Analyst Q&A Session
Moderator-led coverage of the latest industry research
Several brief, pointed overviews of the newest solutions and services
Overview of recent project successes and failures
Open Forum Luncheon
Informal discussions on pre-determined topics
Unique activities at once relaxing, enjoyable and productive
Enterprise data and application security has become a critical issue for business decision-makers when the control over the information is at stake. What are the emerging trends and challenges in IT security? This session will focus on current trends, challenges and risks confronting your information technology infrastructure. We will address current regulatory expectations for IT safety and soundness, new IT threats, and suggest best practices to help you secure your institution.
The one and only way CIOs can unlock the funding necessary to pursue those snazzier and unquestionably vital new initiatives like Cloud, Social, Mobile is to make a bold decision and take an entirely new approach to IT spending. Far too many companies today find they need to devote 70% or even 80% of their IT budget just to run and maintain what they've already got, leaving as little as 20% for innovation. CIOs need to determine which vendors are exacerbating this problem, and which ones offer modern alternatives that are better, faster, and cheaper.
CIOs willing to tackle this issue will not only earn recognition but also will unlock increased value for their companies.
Among corporate cultures that have undergone change, some were changed from the top down and others from the bottom up. How can a program of talent development be effectively built into your corporate culture? How should you determine which skills are important to develop? Which employees should the skill development be offered to? Whom should be called upon to implement the program?
After participating in this presentation you will be better equipped to determine:
With the amount of regulatory activity today, the ability to positively engage with regulators is a premium skill. As the gatekeeper between the enterprise and regulators, the CFO not only has the responsibility of ensuring that standards are met, but also has the opportunity to use a high standard policy to drive business value. This session will discuss important considerations for effectively handling regulatory change, with specific attention to governance issues, revenue recognition and lease accounting, interacting with audit committees and identifying additional areas for improvement.
It bears repeating that regardless how strong an initiative you may have, organizations can never mitigate 100 percent of risk. That said, a risk management system bolstered by intelligent and communicative interaction, and fully integrated into the company mission, will yield not only safer operations, but important opportunities that may otherwise be missed. This session will discuss key tenets of a strong risk management initiative, offering key advice for CFOs seeking to use risk to an organizational advantage.
Many companies have started to offshore / outsource finance functions. What are some of the experiences, what needs to be done to make it work, what are some of the alternatives. Using his background in various global and decentralized organizations the speaker will outline some of the experiences and best practices in setting up these structures.
Closely related with risk management, we find the concept of risk clarity. This session will discuss how to create a plan for taking your existing situation and turning it into an improved one; for identifying your risk exposures; and creating strategic solutions to reduce or eliminate those risks.
A strong plan can take you a long way, but for CFOs, all of the analysis and advice in the world can't make up for a lack of skilled workers with the talent needed to get the job done. With baby boomers retiring and the skills gap constantly getting wider, CFOs are tasked with making human capital management a priority. This session will delve into current talent management issues impacting CFOs in the public and private sectors, with particular attention to:
Members of the audit committee are met with a deluge of complex information, making it extremely difficult to pick out key judgments made by management and the external auditors. This session will discuss how CFOs can play a valuable role in making audit committees more effective, by helping them deal with large amounts of data.
Sean Quinn, Global Controller, Vista Print
Michael Greiner, Chief Accounting Officer, VistaPrint
CFOs are looking for the best ways to improve cash flow and invest in initiatives to drive business growth. But lack of clarity from inaccurate and incomplete information often results in sub-optimal financial decisions " and results.
Now your team can leverage real-time delivery of data and analytics inside of systems to improve decision-making " from finding the most reliable and cost-effective suppliers, to identifying the best new prospects and cross-sell opportunities for your business.
Hear how you can utilize deeper insight to:
Getting the right information into the hands of decision-makers allows them to utilize emerging trends and take advantage of new business opportunities. However, to truly achieve this key goal requires a new level of agility, context and mobility. CFOs and business leaders are challenged by massive amounts of information, which need to be synthesized and delivered instantaneously in easy and intuitive ways. Effectively doing so allows users inside and outside the organization to gain access when and where an opportunity presents itself. This session will explore new and emerging trends in business analytics, as well as solutions that enable all employees to achieve remarkable results.
Talent management is a complex problem, requiring an evolving skill set not limited by traditional business methods. Organizations that take a strategic, reasoned and long-term approach to the issue will attract and hire new talent for critical positions.
However, organizations must also be able to identify and retain the key talent of current staff members. All too often, talented employees leave an organization because they see no path for growth, and receive little support for their professional development. Organizations that do not develop long-term strategies for talent management and retention issues will soon find themselves in a difficult position.
Developing organizational talent is too critical to leave to chance"yet, this is exactly what many organizations seem to do. This session will formulate a system for developing and retaining talent that will effectively develop tomorrow's leaders today.
Discussion topics will include:
The growing focus on customer excellence is driven, in part, by technology as customers today have access to more information than ever before, and the possibility to give full disclosure about the good and bad of their encounters with an organization. Apart from being a great incentive to work harder and keep our customers happy, the focus on customer experience is also a function of economic development and maturity. This session will discuss strategies and best practices for how to create a customer-centered organization.
Use of data analytics in HR departments has emerged as a means to crunch some numbers out of the qualitative nature of enterprise human resources. This is good news for the CFO, as data analytics can improve the talent acquisition process and make for much better business decisions. This session will discuss best practices for working with the HR department to utilize a data-driven approach in the hiring process, with particular attention to how to introduce data analytics to complement current qualitative HR approaches and how CFOs can build strong relationships with HR for future success.
The CFO role is becoming a C-suite partner and business executive that leverages resources to drive top-line revenue and sustainable business value.
To support this new business reality, today's CFO spends time on value-enhancing activities and managing strategic issues. The ability to scale, respond quickly to changes and propel business agility is crucial. As a member of the leadership team, the CFO is expected to influence company strategy, fostering growth and profitability.
By correctly applying ERM to emerging risks, organizations are able to capture the rewards of effective risk management by being able to detect and respond to large-scale risks.
Business leaders around the world, in organizations of all sizes, are investing to stay ahead of the need for immediate gratification. Customers, internal and external, are screaming for real-time reporting, processing, and real-time everything. Increased processing speeds and rapidly evolving technologies, coupled with inherent human will to learn; new in-memory solutions offer tremendous opportunity for change and potentially open up your organization to significant risk. We will explore the current impact of the quest for real-time everything, its affect on the future state of business, and what is needed to stay ahead of the curve when real-time is really necessary.
Trying to juggle the needs and demands of internal clients and stakeholders is an ongoing challenge for CFOs, requiring not only skill and agility, but time and resources that many organizations cannot afford. The increasingly diverse and competitive customers have higher expectations for innovation, convenience, and customer service. This session will provide an overview of how to leverage a number of comprehensive and flexible management solutions to: