FINANCE TRANSFORMATION

The CFO of today is facing a rapidly changing environment, increasingly due to technological development. Previously, the CFO’s responsibility was within the finance function alone, but as times are changing, the CFO now has the opportunity to deliver an entirely new value proposition. To remain at the top, CFOs have to act and capture the full potential of new technologies and implement them through inspiring leadership.

Three Main Topics will guide the conference: Sustainable Finance, The Impact of Technology and Transforming The CFO Role. 

SUSTAINABLE FINANCE

The first main topic will address how companies need to incorporate a sustainable and green focus on their strategies and business models. The topic will touch upon investment in ESG, the challenges of sustainable development, and how this development impact companies financially.

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THE IMPACT OF TECHNOLOGY

The second main topic will focus on how using technology can create more value and lead to better business decisions. The topic will touch upon robotic process automation, software services, data management, advanced analytics, AI, and how technology has changed the role of the modern CFO.

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TRANSFORMING THE CFO ROLE

The third main topic will provide insights into what the future of finance will be and how CFOs and finance executives can chart a course through all the changes to the organizational structure, talent-building, technology, strate and process needed to reach the future vision and strategy of finance.

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2022 AGENDA TO BE ANNOUNCED

Networking break
Grab yourself a breakfast while networking with more than 900 other CFOs and future finance leaders.

Introduction
Official welcome and remarks to CFO Insights 2022.

Keynote
TBA

Panel discussion

A CFO should continuously evolve their role and their influence regarding the business. As a result, more and more CFO’s are becoming CEO’s and/or board members at various enterprises and thereby utilizing their knowledge while gaining valuable experience.

Panel discussion

Today, technological advancement mandates that we learn to re-invent our business model and the mindset of our organizations. For the same reason, middlemen are threatened as customers go directly to manufacturers – a good example is Amazon disrupting retail among others. This means that established business models and legacy brands are under severe pressure and therefore required to act.

Panel discussion

Businesses are increasingly pressured to consider the impact of their decisions while looking to grow their business, thereby striving for a healthy future for both the firm and the environment. How can companies create long-term financial sustainability, and what role does the CFO have to play when it comes to sustainable growth? How does the CFO balance the focus on long-term sustainable development while reaching short-term financial deliverables, and how do they make sure that the trade-off is in line with the objectives of the company and the industry they are operating in.

Panel discussion

Artificial Intelligence is one of the most intriguing technological evolutions of our time, but how is it affecting the daily work of the CFO and the financial department? What are the benefits and what are the risks? How can it be used to streamline processes and expand services?

Network
Network smartly with +900 other CFOs and future finance leaders through the networking app.

Keynote
TBA

Network
Grab yourself a lunch and network smartly with +900 other CFOs and future finance leaders through the networking app.

Panel discussion

As sustainable objectives move up the corporate agenda, finance leaders are uniquely positioned to devise a business strategy that is good for the planet. Finance chiefs have the requisite skills of forecasting, risk management, governance, measurement and reporting to integrate the United Nations’ 17 Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) into a company strategy and map out a plan to measure and monitor progress.

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Panel discussion

As the drumbeat of digital transformation grows louder, CFOs are stepping up to serve as designers of the future finance function. While digital technology has just begun to exert its impact on performance, forward-looking CFOs can already envision the potential payoff in implementing automation, embedding sophisticated analytics, and exploring new technologies such as blockchain and machine learning —a payoff that extends far beyond just cost savings.

Panel discussion

For many CFO’s, the idea of achieving a healthy work-life balance is something of a fantasy. The long hours and the pressure to excel – making sure every big-picture strategy is sound, virtually every detail precisely right – is extreme. One could point to almost any finance chief at any company and say “that person is a workaholic” fairly confidently. But is that a good thing?

 

Panel discussion

As the financial world is changing, the digital world changes at an even quicker pace. Companies that cannot keep up with this digital revolution will be left behind while their digitalized competitors will shoot ahead. Digitalization is becoming increasingly important as a focus point for any company. The CFO is expected to lead in strategy development and drive corporate initiatives to realize the desired business performance. Digital transformation is really the key in driving these initiatives and enabling better performance.

Panel discussion

The modern CFO is required to achieve excellence across different fields, and it is becoming more common for CFO’s to switch positions and/or industries throughout their career.

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Keynote
TBA

Network
Network smartly with +900 other CFOs and future finance leaders through the networking app.

Panel discussion

The world is changing rapidly, and people are becoming more socially aware. This has not only had a significant impact on the world in terms of politics but also the world of investments. The environmental, social and governance (ESG) issues are gaining momentum in decision-making to account for long-term value creation and risk of investors

Panel discussion

It wasn’t too long ago the job of a CFO consisted primarily of reading balance sheets and running a company’s finance department. But technological advancements in communications and data management have changed everything. Finance leaders today must harness the power of automation and real-time data analysis to anticipate change and mitigate risk. In doing so, they’re connecting the dots between customers, key indicators, revenue and the company’s financial performance. These activities drive business strategy and communicate performance to investors and other stakeholders.

Panel discussion

Prior, the CFO was in the world of finance and accounting, whereas the modern CFO is a cross-functional leader involved with everything from strategy to customer acquisition. The CFO’s focus remains on finance, but the overall perspective is on the business in total. As the role of the CFO is increasing in complexity the necessary skills required to excel are changing.

Keynote
TBA

Outroduction
Official thank you from and final remarks to CFO Insights 2022.

Networking
Enjoy drinks and network with more than 900 CFOs and future finance leaders at the official CFO Insights 2022 post-conference drinks & networking.