CFO Live Digital Conference 2021 February - Argyle Executive Forum Events
February 23 - 24, 2021

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CFO Live Virtual

Evolution of the CFO in 2021

February 23 & 24, 2021

Chief Financial Officers, alongside their finance teams, have made it through a historically challenging year of 2020. The global pandemic has dominated headlines, permanently changing the work of finance professionals and how organizations will operate moving forward.

CFO Live is produced by the world’s leading finance publication for finance executives – CFO Magazine. We are proud to continue our newest installment in our conference series designed for the needs of strategic Chief Financial Officers and finance executives.

This two-day virtual event on February 23 & 24 will cover topics critical to CFOs and other finance executives who are playing increasingly strategic roles in the organization. Essential topics of conversation will include:

  • Navigating 2021
  • Rebuilding revenue streams
  • Implementing digital transformation
  • Managing liquidity needs
  • Communicating with stakeholders, and
  • Strengthening employee relationships

2 DAYS | UNLIMITED INSIGHTS | UP TO 5 CPE CREDITS

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 two 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 5 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 Internet Based
Number of credits: 5
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

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.

Agenda

 

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11 AM - 11:30 AM ET

KEYNOTE: Evolution of the CFO – A Year in Review

2020 was a tumultuous year, filled with historic events that forever changed the nation. As CFOs look back at the year in review, there were many lessons learned and the role of the CFO has evolved greatly. During the global pandemic, CFOs assumed greater roles within their organizations and have increased significantly in importance.

This insightful opening keynote will address:

  • Responsibilities of the CFO in 2021
  • Addressing supply chain issues
  • Merging with the CEO role in the future

11:35 AM - 12:05 PM ET

THOUGHT LEADERSHIP

Abstract coming soon!

12:10 PM - 1 PM ET

PANEL DISCUSSION: Women in Finance – Shattering the Glass Ceiling

The 2020 Presidential Election broke headlines when President Biden was elected, making Kamala Harris the first Madam Vice President in US history. So, what does this historic moment mean for women, especially within finance? Hiring and promoting influential female leaders not only bridges the gender gap, but it also gives organizations the opportunity to strengthen their finance teams and encourages diversity.

Join this timely panel discussion, which will address:

  • Benefits of closing the gender gap and having a diversified finance team
  • Improving customer and employee relationships
  • Increased diversity in thought, leading to more profitability

1:05 PM - 1:35 PM ET

THOUGHT LEADERSHIP

Abstract coming soon!

1:35 PM - 2 PM ET

Lunch Break

2 PM - 2:30 PM ET

KEYNOTE: CFOs & Addressing the Global Pandemic in the New Year

Although we have FINALLY left 2020 behind us, organizations must still address the global pandemic in this new year. CFOs and finance executives have overcome extreme challenges and although we have made it through the worst, the pandemic is not over. Finance teams will continue to grapple with turbulence, navigate processes in a remote environment, and use FP&A to look ahead at the future.

Join this session to learn:

  • Managing a remote finance team
  • Making predictions for the future
  • Addressing work stress

2:35 PM - 3:25 PM ET

PANEL DISCUSSION: D&I – Employing a Diverse Finance Team

Diversity and inclusion have never been more important, and organizations are taking these initiatives very seriously. Diversity starts from the top, and leadership support for diversity is integral for successful implementation. Not only does a diverse finance team boost morale and result in happier, more productive employees, but D&I leads to greater innovation and increased profits.

Join this thoughtful panel discussion, which will uncover:

  • Ensuring finance leaders champion diversity initiatives
  • Improving employee performance and receiving their input
  • Taking real action and setting your team apart from the competition

3:30 PM - 4 PM ET

THOUGHT LEADERSHIP

Abstract coming soon!

4:05 PM - 4:55 PM ET

FIRESIDE CHAT: The Resilient CFO – Rebuilding Revenue Streams

A global economic downturn caused by the pandemic has taken a toll on most organizations, especially those deemed “non-essential”. CFOs and finance executives have shifted their focus from crisis response to rebuilding revenue streams in order to stay profitable. So, how are finance teams rebuilding revenue streams and what impact does the economy have on this progress? CFOs are focused on moving forward and rebounding, despite the uncertainties that lay ahead.

This informative Fireside chat will address:

  • Evaluating pricing strategies
  • Shifting distribution channels and entering new markets
  • Developing new sourcing options
 

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11 AM - 11:30 AM ET

KEYNOTE: Invest in Your Finance Team & Strengthen Employee Relationships

After a turbulent year of soaring unemployment, extra workloads, and remote work – employees are burnt out! So how do you help your finance team get the R&R they need to increase performance? Motivating your employees and sustaining company culture during trying times is extremely important for the long-term success of an organization.

Join this session to learn how to:

  • Encourage teamwork and the sharing of best practices
  • Help team members to learn and grow within the organization
  • Promote feedback, both positive and negative

11:35 AM - 12:05 PM ET

THOUGHT LEADERSHIP

Abstract coming soon!

12:10 PM - 1 PM ET

PANEL DISCUSSION: Digital Transformation – Disrupting the Finance Function

Digital transformation within finance and accounting has remained an important topic of conversation for CFOs and finance leaders. Due to the rough climate of 2020, finance teams have had to move quickly to implement new processes and propel their organizations toward digital transformation. AI, ML, and predictive analytics are only a couple trends that have the capability to enhance the finance function.

In this panel discussion, topics will include:

  • Implementing faster, cost-effective operations
  • Improving employee and customer experience
  • Remaining competitive

1:05 PM - 1:35 PM ET

THOUGHT LEADERSHIP

Abstract coming soon!

1:35 PM - 2 PM ET

Lunch Break

2 PM - 2:30 PM ET

KEYNOTE: How to Prepare Your Finance Budget for 2021

CFOs and finance leaders fought through an unforeseen, challenging year of 2020. So, how can finance teams plan for future budgetary pressures now? Finance teams will need to evaluate essential costs, eliminate unnecessary costs, justify investments, and prove the value that certain spends bring to an organization.

In this keynote presentation, topics of discussion will include:

  • Measuring ROI and important metrics
  • Allocating your budget to focus on existing customers to increase repeat business and other areas that will generate revenue
  • Communicating the value of investments, such as technologies, to your organization’s executive team and board

2:35 PM - 3:25 PM ET

PANEL DISCUSSION: Preparing for a Rebound – Do You Have the Right Finance Team in Place??

The global pandemic forced organizations to let go of top talent across every industry, but what happens if there is a rebound? CFOs and finance leaders need to be prepared for an uptick in business and should start looking ahead at rebuilding teams. This gives finance an opportunity to evaluate what an ideal finance and accounting team looks like and the skills needed to capitalize on the eventual return to normalcy.

Join this panel discussion to learn:

  • How to find, hire, and retain the best finance talent
  • What role each new or existing finance team member will play
  • How to prepare for a rebound and develop a plan for the future

3:30 PM - 4 PM ET

THOUGHT LEADERSHIP

Abstract coming soon!

4:05 PM - 4:55 PM ET

FIRESIDE CHAT: Sustainability Finance – Environmental, Social & Governance (ESG) Investments

Sustainability finance will continue to grow in importance over the next few years, and it is critical for finance teams to take into account environmental, social and governance considerations. Investments into sustainable economic activities and projects will not only help ensure the wellbeing of the environment, but also employees.

This fireside chat will explore:

  • Investments that can be made towards more sustainable technologies
  • Contributing to a healthier environment including a low-carbon and climate resilient economy
  • Growing your business in a sustainable manner long-term

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