CFO Live Virtual 2020 November
November 03 - 05, 2020

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CFO Live Virtual

Forward Look at the Virtual CFO

November 3- 5, 2020

Chief Financial Officers are under greater pressure and taking on more responsibilities than ever before. CFO Live is produced by the world’s leading finance publication for finance executives – CFO Magazine.  We are proud to announce our newest installment in our conference series designed for the needs of strategic Chief Financial Officers and finance executives.

This three-day event will cover topics critical to CFOs and other finance executives who are playing increasingly strategic roles in the organization. Vital points of conversation will include building operational resilience in uncertain times, cash flow opportunities and accounting considerations, how IT and finance leaders are working together to innovate, and leveraging AI to improve business resiliency in the finance back office. The virtual conference takes place November 3-5.

3 DAYS | UNLIMITED NETWORKING | UP TO 6 CPE CREDITS

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Forward Look at the Virtual CFO

CFO magazine and CFO.com, the world’s leading finance publication for finance executives, designed CFO Live for the needs of strategic Chief Financial Officers and finance executive.

CFO Live Virtual brings together Chief Financial Officers, VPs of Finance, and financial executives to enable them to be catalysts of change in their organization.

The conference will extend the magazine’s unique voice into the virtual arena, allowing attendees to make the content theirs and contribute their voice to critical and controversial topics, tools, and technologies that are revolutionizing finance.

The three day event is made up of thought-provoking talks and actionable insights from senior finance leaders who are redefining the role of the CFO.

Financial Leadership

Insights from top Economists & forward-thinking CFOs and valuable connections with fellow senior finance executives

AI, Data & Technology Transformation

How to implement Artificial Intelligence strategies, including robotic process automation in your finance team

Future of Finance Networking

Take part in conversations covering the future of FP&A, Cyber Security, Treasury and Financial Control

Up to 12 CPE Credits Available at CFO Live

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: Transfers only – contact The Argyle Group for more information
For inquiries as well as complaints concerning this event, you are welcome to send an email message to cpe@argyleforum.com

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: www.NASBARegistry.org.

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11 AM - 12 PM ET

KEYNOTES ADDRESS featuring Andy Buckley

Abstract coming soon!

12:05 PM - 12:35 PM ET

THOUGHT LEADERSHIP featuring Microsoft

Abstract coming soon!

Hosted by: Microsoft 

12:40 PM - 1:30 PM ET

PANEL DISCUSSION: Payment Automation: Accelerating the Future of Payments

As the world goes digital, payment automation continues to advance by offering organizations a solution to make various types of electronic payments. The implementation of payment automation eliminates manual tasks and creates more effective processes which extends benefits to your organization. Benefits include increased visibility, reduced error, lower costs, and heightened fraud detection.

In this panel discussion, topics of discussion will include:

  • Implementing payment automation within your organization
  • Shortening lengthy processing cycles and improving efficiency
  • Removing manual tasks while increasing control over processes

1:30 PM - 1:45 PM ET

Afternoon Break

1:45 PM - 2:15 PM ET

THOUGHT LEADERSHIP featuring Protiviti

Abstract coming soon!

Hosted by: Protiviti

2:20 PM - 2:50 PM ET

PRESENTATION: Streamlining Budgeting & Planning Processes

To achieve business goals, organizations need budgeting and planning that’s effective, collaborative, and strategic. However, despite all of the advancements in modern finance technology, many organizations continue to rely on time-consuming spreadsheets for budgeting and planning.

This session will examine the key challenges finance teams face when it comes to budgeting and planning and why they are turning to technology to drive more efficient budgeting and planning, increase business agility, and improve overall corporate performance.

This session will explore:

  • How to leverage technology to drive efficiency in budgeting and planning
  • Emerging trends and best practices in streamlining the annual budget process
  • How to implement dynamic planning approaches such as rolling forecasts and driver-based planning                                         

2:50 PM - 3 PM ET

Afternoon Break

3 PM - 3:30 PM ET

PRESENTATION: Delivering Predictive, Data-Driven Insights with Analytics

In today’s business environment, companies need more from finance than financial statements and reports. They need predictive, data-driven insights that shape future business strategies and improve real time decision-making.

This is easier said than done as Finance Departments are facing larger volumes of data than ever before; data generated by customers, products, and suppliers. With analytics, it is possible to bring finance into the future with predictive modeling, detailed analysis, and insights from Artificial Intelligence (AI).

This session will explore how to:

  • Make investment and operating decisions by leveraging data driven analysis from all data (e.g., finance, HR, Sales)
  • Forecast future financial outcomes based on historical, trend and market data
  • Improve time to delivery and accuracy of financial reports and models

3:35 PM - 4:25 PM ET

PANEL DISCUSSION: Scenario Planning During Changing Times

Everyone has been dealing with some type of change during the last 6 months, often at multiple times during a short period, which has meant a lot of decision-making. Scenario planning models help with this process, if they are completed timely and efficiently, with relevant factors taken into account.

During this interactive panel discussion, we will explore:

  • How businesses are using scenario planning models to better work through short-term challenges and plan for an unpredictable future
  • The discipline of scenario planning in theory and in practice, including practical advice on how to get organizational alignment
 

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11 AM - 11:50 AM ET

PANEL DISCUSSION: Future Look at 2021 - Diversity & Inclusion in Finance – Employing a Diverse Team

Now, more than ever, diversity and inclusion remain an integral part of an organization. A diverse workforce is beneficial for many reasons including increasing employee satisfaction, strengthening company culture, and elevating collaboration among leaders with different backgrounds. Organizations continue to work towards inclusion goals, and it is crucial for the finance function to approach hiring in a way that will heighten diversity efforts.

In this session, topics of discussion will include:

  • Promoting inclusion programs and implementing training on diversity
  • Understanding the impact D&I has on your organization
  • Developing metrics and measuring D&I initiatives

Panelists:

Herma Maria LoraChief Financial Officer, LATAM Export Luxury BUCoty

11:55 AM - 12:25 PM ET

PRESENTATION: Sustaining Company Culture - Coming Together While Apart

Happy hours are a thing of the past for organizations, so how can finance teams stay connected while apart? Sustaining company culture is more important than ever, especially as organizations maintain distancing orders and work from home. Unforeseen disruptions have challenged organizations and leaders must be creative in their efforts to bring employee together.

This session will explore:

  • Instilling hope and a sense of togetherness during tumultuous times
  • Establishing new processes for finance teams that bring members together
  • Employing virtual exercises to engage employees and strengthen relationships

12:30 PM - 1:20 PM ET

PANEL DISCUSSION: Expanding Your Finance Team - Hiring & Retaining the Best Talent

When the global pandemic first shook the nation, organizations were forced to pause hiring and re-evaluate the way in which talent is recruited and managed. However, the halt in hiring was not industry agnostic and certain industries such as digital, technology, and ecommerce were able to increase their hiring efforts. So, what does hiring and retaining finance talent look like as 2020 comes to a close and what does the future hold?

In this panel, topics of discussion will include:

  • Expanding the talent pool through remote-based work
  • Considering current talent and the potential to re-skill employees
  • Evaluating the strategies organizations used to pivot during a crisis

1:20 PM - 1:45 PM ET

Afternoon Break

1:45 PM - 2:15 PM ET

PRESENTATION: The Customer Centric CFO

As organizations continue to navigate the new “normal”, customer centricity remains a priority. In order to understand how an organization is delivering on the customer experience, financial performance must be evaluated. CFOs and finance leaders can apply customer centric concepts to positively impact the overall health and viability of an organization.

This session will explore:

  • Understanding how CFOs can become more customer centric
  • Defining what customer centricity means for the finance function
  • Aligning financial performance with the customer experience

2:20 PM - 2:50 PM ET

PRESENTATION: Finance and IT - Working Together to Innovate

Finance and IT leaders continue to innovate together and effectively implement emerging technologies. With a push to the digital landscape, new technologies are critical to implement but it is imperative to understand the financial costs. Finance and IT teams must work together to develop better processes to meet an organization’s need of effective and efficient innovation ambitions.

Join this session, which will address:

  • Calculating the value of technology transformations and new initiatives
  • Prioritizing investments within budgeting limits
  • Evolving roles of IT and Finance and strengthening cross-department relationships

2:50 PM - 3 PM ET

Afternoon Break

3 PM - 3:30 PM ET

PRESENTATION: Leveraging AI to Improve Business Resiliency

Technologies such as Artificial Intelligence (AI) continue to create buzz within organizations because of potential increased operational efficiency. Finance teams can leverage AI to improve business resiliency through the implementation of better processes. AI will continue to transform sectors across every industry, including finance, and the use of this advanced technology will transform the finance function and overall viability of a business.

This session will address:

  • Addressing challenges within finance and how AI can improve operation efficiency
  • Leveraging AI and other technologies to combat disruption
  • Managing risk and adhering to changing regulatory compliance

3:35 PM - 4:25 PM ET

FIRESIDE CHAT: Cybersecurity – Prevention, Protection, & Preparation

Not only is the current global crisis grim due to health risks, there is also an increased risk for cyberattacks and hackers are having a field day. With a surge in remote-based work, hacking and phishing attacks are more prevalent and organizations must take the appropriate steps to protect their data. Finance teams must stay vigilant and implement security measures to prevent and combat cyber threats.

Join this fireside chat to learn:

  • Preparing for how your organization will respond to hacking, phishing, and cyber threats
  • Protecting confidential data, especially customer information
  • Navigating the new remote environment and properly training employees on best practices
 

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11 AM - 11:30 PM ET

KEYNOTE PRESENTATION: Current & Future Paradigm Shifts - the Impact on Finance

In an instant, covid-19 has created a paradigm shift, forcing organizations to realign their systems and adapt to a new reality. CFOs and finance leaders must remain resilient and change their usual way of thinking. Although these unforeseen circumstances are uncomfortable or even scary, the crisis will not last forever and finance teams must be prepared for whatever comes next.

This session will explore:

  • Understanding the affects a paradigm shift has on your organization
  • Evaluating the new responsibilities of finance teams
  • Navigating unknown territories and adjusting to a “new normal”

11:35 AM - 12:25 PM ET

PANEL DISCUSSION: Forward Look at the Acceleration of Tech Trends

Disruptive technologies including blockchain, robotic, and cognitive automation are paving the way to transition finance teams away from manual processes. These forthcoming advancements allow more time for finance teams to focus on value-added activities and analyses that will propel the business forward.

During this interactive panel discussion, we will explore:

  • Adopting new technologies to streamline finance processes
  • Understanding the market and watching out for the newest tech trends
  • Accelerating growth through new and innovative technology

12:25 PM - 1:40 PM ET

Afternoon Break

1:40 PM - 2:10 PM ET

KEYNOTE PRESENTATION: Fintech Innovations – Automating and Improving the Finance Process

Financial Technology (Fintech) seeks to improve and automate finance processes, allowing organizations to leverage financial operations. Through various software, finance teams are able to better manage their teams and create more efficient procedures. Fintech is innovative and continues to disrupt the finance function in a positive manner.

This session will explore:

  • Leveraging fintech to innovate finance within your organization
  • Improving processes with technological advances
  • Advancing security measures to protect organizational and customer data

2:15 PM - 3:05 PM ET

FIRESIDE CHAT: RPA – Uncovering the Potentials of Automation & Technology

Robotic Process Automation (RPA) has grown rapidly over the past few years and there is often controversy over this transformative technology. Automation tools and technologies, such as RPA, provide organizations relief from mundane, monotonous, and time-consuming processes. Although manual tasks are not going anywhere, the presence of RPA encourages teams to upgrade their skills to avoid being replaced by automation.

Join this fireside chat, which will address:

  • Working in harmony with automations including RPA, AI, and ML
  • Effectively implementing data-driven automation processes
  • Successfully deploying automation and technologies during a time of crisis

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