The last two years presented organizations with an incredible number of unforeseen challenges, including effects of the global pandemic and economic uncertainties. So, although we are hitting “restart” in the new year, CFOs and finance leaders must remain agile and prepare for the future of finance.
Finance executives are tasked with supporting new, innovative strategies that will improve overall organizational success while shifting away from traditional methods, directly impacting the bottom line. So, what does 2022 hold for the finance function and how will this critical role continue to evolve as we navigate the unknown?
Join this Argyle Digital: CFO Leadership Forum where top minds in finance will discuss:
11 AM - 11:30 AM ET
Finance executives have already embraced the new reality of a “digital” landscape and are effectively future proofing their business. Finance teams are reevaluating how they utilize people, processes, and technologies to enhance business performance and harness the power of digitalization. So, how can you properly communicate the value of digital transformation to employees, especially if there is a reluctance to change, and successfully implement these initiatives?
In this opening keynote presentation, you will learn how to:
David LeviSenior Vice President Controller, Principal Accounting OfficerVonage
11:35 AM - 12:05 PM ET
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12:10 PM - 1 PM ET
Artificial intelligence (AI) and machine learning (ML) are invaluable technological advancements that can profoundly impact the finance function. New developments in automation drive meaningful outcomes for organizations by improving back-office operations, enhancing customer experiences, strengthening risk management, and streamlining manual processes. The benefits of moving forward with new automation tools and technologies are clear, but where do you begin?
In this insightful panel discussion, you will learn how to:
Guneet ArnejaSenior Director of Finance, Innovation OfficeCBRE
Kenny CheungChief of Procurement The World Bank Group
Ashok Manthena Product Management, Finance Gap Inc.
Matt PoleskiRegional Chief Financial OfficerArthur J. Gallagher
1 PM - 1:40 PM ET
1:40 PM - 2:30 PM ET
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2:35 PM - 3:05 PM ET
Employees are the most valuable resource an organization has, and it is critical to identify the right talent to hire for your finance team. Implementing effective talent-management practices can not only help strengthen the finance function but can increase overall organizational profitability. Therefore, it is critical to determine the skill sets that are mandatory for new hires and how to successfully upskill existing talent to increase performance.
In this keynote presentation, you will learn how to:
Christian MezgerExecutive Vice President & Chief Financial OfficerAnuvu
3:10 PM - 4 PM ET
CFOs, VPs of Finance, and finance professionals on every level have experienced a significant amount of change over the last two years. Resilient finance leaders are more than just keepers of data and accounting, their role is continuously evolving and tasked with more responsibility than ever before. Critical priorities in the new year include promoting business value to stakeholders, defining a clear vision for growth, analyzing liquidity needs, and developing contingency plans for unforeseen disruption.
Join this engaging panel discussion, which will address:
Sue CheungChief Financial OfficerMarrone Bio Innovations
Nanci DowneyProgram ManagerFederal Bureau of Investigation (FBI)
Eurica Lane Senior Director, FinanceAdtalem Global Education
George WeathersChief Financial Officer Signing Day Sports
4:05 PM - 4:35 PM ET
While change has become a constant from a business, regulatory and technology perspective, as finance leaders the need to transform your teams and processes has never been bigger. But with the right transformation strategy the opportunity exists to modernize your systems, drive innovation, and create a more agile finance team.
In this engaging session, you will learn how to:
Sal ViscaChief Technology Officer Vertex
Field of Study: Finance
Advance Preparation: None required
Delivery Method: Group Internet-based
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Sue Cheung is an audit committee financial expert and versatile leader in all areas of finance, accounting and tax. She is currently a CFO of a NASDAQ listed technology company, a board member to a nonprofit institution and a finance committee chair to a venture firm. Her 25+ years of work experience spans from manufacturing, semiconductor technology, AI software, to public accounting and venture capital. She has broad knowledge and experience in oversight of financial reporting, internal and external audit, risk management, capital financing and investor relations. She is well-versed in operational strategy while ensuring financial compliance. Sue is highly qualified to serve as an Audit Committee Chair on a Public Board. She is also well-suited to bring her public and private company CFO experience to the board of a pre-IPO company.
While serving as a CFO at QuickLogic (NASDAQ: QUIK), Sue led a strategic acquisition of an AI SaaS Company, which enabled the semiconductor company to provide end to end platform solutions. For 13 years, she has served as a key business advisor to the board and the executive team, driving worldwide operational strategy by investing in core technology while reducing 30%+ operating expense. Over the past five years, she completed $100+ million capital financing in the form of public offerings and private investments (PIPEs). With her extensive investor networks, Sue developed an outreach plan that increased institutional ownership by 3X in one year.
At Dell Sonicwall (NASDAQ: DELL), Sue led pre and post-acquisition integration in three M&A transactions in 12 months. She managed all external reporting and consolidations of 20+ international entities. While working at VeriFone (NASDAQ: PAY), she was a key contributor in the company’s IPO and subsequent secondary offerings.
Sue oversaw finance, operations, HR, legal, IT and facilities when she served as CFO and COO at Fortrend, a private semiconductor equipment company. She improved operational efficiency by implementing a new manufacturing process and a new ERP system. As head of Finance & Administration at eBest Mobile, an early stage startup in CRM, Sue secured $20M+ venture funds in Series A, scaled business and grew the team by 10X in 18 months. Both companies were successfully sold to large international acquirers.
Sue started her career as an auditor and a tax consultant at PriceWaterhouseCoopers (PwC). Over her five-year tenure, she served various public and IPO clients in industries from real estate, government, hospitality (Coopers&Lybrand in Miami), to technology, life science and manufacturing (PwC in San Jose).
Sue currently serves as a board member for the Association of Corporate Growth (ACG) and is a finance committee chair at Reaction, a venture capital and private equity firm. She is an active member of the CFO Council at Global Semiconductor Alliance (GSA). Every month, she co-leads Stanford GSB Women Circle in Peninsula. She is a member of Financial Executive International, AICPA and California Society of CPAs.
Sue earned a Ph.D. in Business Administration and a Master of Accounting from Florida International University. She completed the Stanford Executive Program in 2019 from Stanford Graduate School of Business. She is a California Certified Public Accountant (CPA).
Sue is bilingual in English and Mandarin Chinese.
Technology Driven, Transformational Leader, Innovative CFO, Globally Focused: As a forward-thinking CFO, I apply technology to create organizational efficiencies and to drive actionable insights. I lead and develop digitally empowered teams. In my role at Intercontinental Hotels Group, I oversee financial management and oversight of a $700M+ business budget partnering with Global Commercial and Technology Leadership (CCTO) to plan and deliver high priority programs.
Passionate about developing leaders at all levels both inside my organization and outside in the community. I sit on the Advisory Board of the CFO Network of Executive Women (NOW) and a Board member of the CFO Leadership Council.
Nayab Siddiqi is a Finance professional with over 25 years of experience that he gained while working at leadership positions for highly respected global organizations. His experience spans several industries including Payments, Technology, Investment Banking & Private Equity, Oil & Gas, Manufacturing and Professional Financial Services. He had the privilege of working in various parts of the world where he assumed key responsibilities and gained valuable insight into global business and financial environment. His global experience spans North America, Europe, Asia Pacific, Middle East, South East Asia and Africa. His key areas of expertise include Business and Financial Strategy, Corporate finance, and Financial Management.
Nayab is presently working as Chief Financial Officer and Head of Strategy for REZY360 Inc. a Silicon Valley based technology company that provides technology and services to the travel sector. He is also Managing Partner of ZAYNA Ventures which is a company providing Business Incubation, Business Acceleration and Global expansion services.