As we approach the final months of 2020, Chief Financial Officers and finance executives brace for the tumultuous forecasts that had been predicted for fall, including a second wave of the coronavirus.
The pandemic has shocked the US economy to its core and whisperings of a recession from experts are being heard across the nation. CFOs can no longer rely on past financial references to make predictions for the future because the future of finance has breached an unknown territory.
Now, more than ever CFOs must remain steadfast in ensuring the survival of their organization — and look to one another to share lessons learned, challenges, and strategies used to overcome these once in a lifetime hurdles.
At the Argyle Digital Finance Leadership Forum some of the top minds in finance will gather to discuss:
10:55 AM - 11 AM ET
11 AM - 11:30 AM ET
Disruption happens unexpectedly, uprooting and changing the competitive landscape for impacted businesses. When faced with disruptive events, CFOs and finance executives are forced to quickly develop strategies in response to unforeseen circumstances. Finance teams who can adapt and pivot when faced with change, will ultimately protect their core business and benefit from harnessing the power of disruption.
Join this session to learn:
Jim PetersonChief Financial OfficerPrice Chopper Supermarkets
11:35 AM - 12:05 PM ET
In this period of economic uncertainty, it is clear, more than ever, how important it is for the office of finance to have agility, real-time information access, and collaborative ability to improve the planning process.
As a finance leader, you need to quickly stabilize your operations and business to be able to rebound with resilient and sustainable financial processes in the future. Effective budgeting and planning for the office of finance will yield a stronger return to normalcy in time. It is essential to closely monitor financial and operational data for planning and analysis, and to create a reliable plan for business continuity and the eventual ramp-up back to operational normalcy.
In this session, we will discuss:
Hosted by: CCH Tagetik
Alessio LolliGeneral ManagerCCH Tagetik North America
12:10 PM - 1 PM ET
As the third quarter period-end approaches, CFOs and finance executives are still navigating the transition to virtual including managing a fully remote workforce. Although the world is slowly emerging from the pandemic, the path to recovery remains tenuous amid a second wave of infections. Organizations must deal with the long-term repercussions of the global crisis. To strengthen their organization, finance teams are pressured to focus on forecasting to assure shareholders that the organization is prepared for whatever comes next.
In this session, topics of discussion will include:
Hosted by: BlackLine
Mark PartinChief Financial OfficerBlackLine
Patrick VillanovaChief Accounting Officer BlackLine
Tom StoltzChief Financial Officer Portillo's
Ann AnthonyChief Financial OfficerOpal Fuels, LLC
1 PM - 1:30 PM ET
1:30 PM - 2 PM ET
Victor Casalino, CFO of Microsoft Americas, will share his reflections on how Finance can lead with resiliency and purpose through the turbulent times we are all facing, and how to accelerate the impact Finance can have within your organizations.
Hosted by: Microsoft
Victor CasalinoChief Financial OfficerMicrosoft Americas
2:05 PM - 2:35 PM ET
2020 has been a tumultuous year, and as we enter the last two quarters, organizations continue to take any measures necessary to stay financially viable. Finance leaders have remained resilient, resorting to decreasing cash balances to reduce debt and reevaluating short-term investment portfolios. Executives must reassess their organization’s liquidity needs and strategize the use of cash reserves.
This session will explore:
Guita SharifiChief Financial Officer Lifelong Learning Administration Corporation
2:40 PM - 3:10 PM ET
The CFO or Finance Executive has always had an essential role in policy creation and enforcement as well as risk and liability management. However going forward, the CFO will more and more be called upon to lead innovation and strategic planning in the rest of the enterprise, and in some cases function like a “Mini-CEO.” Successful CFOs who undergo this role expansion and transformation will learn to master non-financial KPIs in other departments, leverage automation technologies, understand customer experience and satisfaction and retain top employee talent.
In this session key takeaways include:
Hosted by: AppZen
Uri KoganVice President of Product Marketing AppZen
3:15 PM - 4:05 PM ET
As finance teams ponder the future economic landscape, a reality sets in that the pandemic is far from over and there will be lasting, negative impacts post-crisis. FP&A continues to play a critical role in forecasting the future and these professionals are harnessing new skill sets to overcome unforeseen disruptions.
In this session, topic of discussion will include:
Hosted by: Anaplan
Dipti AroraHead of FP&AA10 Networks
Sara Baxter Orr, CPA & MBAGlobal Head of CFO PracticeAnaplan
Nayab SiddiqiChief Financial Officer and Head of StrategyREZY360 Inc.
Kenny CheungChief of Procurement The World Bank Group
4:10 PM - 5 PM ET
Recent Grant Thornton surveys conducted from the winter through late spring suggest changes in how CFOs leverage their organizations and drive innovation. With an increasing struggle to focus on multiple capacities, it is even more important for CFOs to delegate, automate, and train their organizations.
Join us as we discuss trends that have emerged from Grant Thornton’s recent surveys.
Hosted by: Grant Thornton
Nick VellaniNational Managing Principal, Finance Transformation
Jess ParisiSenior ManagerGrant Thornton
Jacqueline SchuhSenior AssociateGrant Thornton
5 PM - 5:05 PM ET
Field of Study: Finance
Advance Preparation: None required
Delivery Method: Group Internet-based
Recommended CPE Credit(s): 2
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Katherine Motlagh is the Chief Financial Officer for the EMEA and LATAM regions at American Tower Corporation, a leading global developer, owner and operator of telecommunications real estate headquartered in Boston, Massachusetts. A financial executive with extensive experience in public accounting and financial leadership roles, Ms. Motlagh has a successful record in managing highly diverse organizations. Prior to joining American Tower, she served as Customer Unit/Delivery Unit CFO at Ericsson, and prior to that, as Divisional CFO/Senior Business Controller at Nokia. Ms. Motlagh also has held a variety of finance and accounting leadership roles at organizations such as Nextel Communications, AmerisourceBergen and Coopers & Lybrand (now PricewaterhouseCoopers). She is both a licensed Certified Public Accountant and a Certified Management Accountant and has served on a non-profit Board for the IMA Europe.