November 13 - 14, 2019

CFO Live

Redefining the future of finance

Chief Financial Officers are under greater pressure and taking on more responsibilities than ever before. More than just accounting, financial executives must now serve as the innovator and disruptor in their organization, using data and new technologies to create value.

CFO magazine, the world’s leading finance publication for finance executives is proud to announce a new event designed for the needs of strategic Chief Financial Officers and finance executives. The two day event is made up of three tracks of thought-provoking talks and actionable insights from senior executives and FinTech disruptors who are re-defining the future of finance.

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Redefining the future of finance

CFO magazine and, the world’s leading finance publication for finance executives, is proud to announce a new event designed for the needs of strategic Chief Financial Officers and finance executive.

Taking place in the financial capital of the world, November 13-14, CFO Live brings together Chief Financial Officers, VPs of Finance, and financial executives to enable them to be the catalyst of change in their organization.

The event will extend the magazine’s unique voice into the live arena, allowing attendees to make the content theirs and contribute their voice to critical and controversial topics, as well as experience the innovative FinTech startups ,tools and technologies which are revolutionizing finance.

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

Financial Leadership

Insights from with top Economists and forward-thinking CFOs

Make valuable connections with fellow senior finance executives facilitated through smart networking, lunches and drinks receptions.

AI, Data & Technology Transformation

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

Future of Finance Breakouts

Meet FinTech innovators in a series of startup pitches

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


Day 1 Wednesday 13th















Starting at 7am

7:45am – 8:35am

Registration and Breakfast – Main Stage (Stage1)

Starting at 8am

8:35am – 8:40am

Opening Remarks by Chair – Main Stage (Stage1)

Bona Allen SVP & CFO
Kajima Building & Design Group, Inc.

Starting at 9am

9am – 9:30am

“Big Picture”- Economic Outlook 2020 & Beyond – Main Stage (Stage1)

Join top-ranked financial market forecaster and futurist Jason Schenker for a lively discussion of the economic and financial market outlook as well as a discussion of long-term emerging finance and FinTech trends. Schenker will discuss the economic and financial market risks for the year ahead, including how political dynamics may impact the economy and financial markets in 2020. Plus, Schenker will address some of the biggest coming disruptive risks, challenges, and opportunities beyond 2020 for the field of finance that CFOs need to prepare for. Part of this talk will draw Schenker’s recent book The Future of Finance is Now.

Jason Schenker Chairman, President & Author
The Futurist Institute / Prestige Economics

9:30am – 10am

Thought Leadership Spotlight – Main Stage (Stage1)

Starting at 10am

10am – 10:30am

Fireside Chat: Redefining the Future of Finance – Main Stage (Stage1)

John Murphy EVP & CFO

10:30am – 10:55am

Networking Coffee Break – Main Stage (Stage1)

10:55am – 11:25am

Opening Remarks & Thought Leadership featuring Deloitte – AI, Data & Technology Transformation (Stage 3)

Starting at 11am

11am – 11:20am

Thought Leadership Spotlight featuring Workday – Finance Strategy & Leadership (Stage2)

11:20am – 12:05pm

Panel: Breaking Down Organization Silos to Be a Better Business Partner – Finance Strategy & Leadership (Stage2)

Finance as a strategic partner to the entire business, moving beyond just numbers; Challenges & best practices collaborating with key stakeholders; Removing barriers to add value; Tools, processes, and techniques leveraged to be a better business partner.

11:25am – 12:10pm

Panel Discussion: The Digital Agenda: Modernizing the Finance Function – AI, Data & Technology Transformation (Stage 3)

The importance of creating & prioritizing a digital agenda within your organization, and finance’s role in leading the charge; Important financial and strategic challenges being solved through digital transformation; How the digital paradigm has impacted talent management and cross-departmental collaboration; Exploring the next technologies & trends.

Starting at 12pm

12:05pm – 12:25pm

Thought Leadership Spotlight featuring Centage – Finance Strategy & Leadership (Stage2)

12:10pm – 12:30pm

Thought Leadership Spotlight featuring SAP – AI, Data & Technology Transformation (Stage 3)

12:25pm – 1:10pm

Roundtable Discussion – Finance Strategy & Leadership (Stage2)

Join us for an interactive discussion as we hear from a finance leader on best practices for developing and strengthening cross-functional partnerships, and then get involved as the audience participates in roundtable discussions and presents their own experiences and solutions.

12:30pm – 1:15pm

Roundtable Discussion – AI, Data & Technology Transformation (Stage 3)

Join us for an interactive discussion as we hear from a finance leader on best practices navigating digital transformation through careful change management. We’ll close the session with some thought provoking questions to help you consider how to improve the chances for success for your digital transformation undertakings.

Starting at 1pm

1:10pm – 2:10pm


Starting at 2pm

2:10pm – 2:30pm

Thought Leadership Spotlight featuring the Upside Travel Company – Finance Strategy & Leadership (Stage2)

2:10pm – 2:30pm

Thought Leadership featuring Kryon Systems – AI, Data & Technology Transformation (Stage 3)

2:30pm – 3:15pm

Panel: Building & Maintaining an Adaptable Finance Team – Finance Strategy & Leadership (Stage2)

Skills and traits should CFOs seek in identifying and cultivating the modern finance talent pipeline; Pairing millennials and senior leaders to achieve the best outcome; Moving your team from bookkeeping task to strategic roles; Laying out a path for growth.

2:30pm – 3:15pm

Panel: Transforming Finance with AI, Deep Learning & Automation – AI, Data & Technology Transformation (Stage 3)

Using data to reduce politics and support business decisions (case studies); Tying company strategy to data and metrics; Revenue Integrity and Recovery – AI & automation and methods to alleviate inefficiencies and lost revenue; Mitigating risks through AI & ML.

Starting at 3pm

3:15pm – 3:45pm

What Role Does Finance Play in Employee Engagement and Innovations in Work Culture? – Finance Strategy & Leadership (Stage2)

Christina Van Tassell CFO
Dow Jones

3:15pm – 3:45pm

Putting It into Action: Using Next-Gen Automation as a Tool to Contain Costs and Enhance Budgeting & Forecasting – AI, Data & Technology Transformation (Stage 3)

3:45pm – 4:05pm

Networking Coffee Break

Starting at 4pm

4:05pm – 4:50pm

The New CFO: Core Skills You and Your Team Need – Main Stage (Stage1)

Vince Ryan Editor-in-Chief

4:45pm – 5:20pm

Sector Outlook: The Future of Retail/CPG, Energy, Financial Services – Main Stage (Stage1)

Starting at 5pm


Closing Remarks

Bona Allen SVP & CFO
Kajima Building & Design Group, Inc.

5:20pm – 6:30pm

Networking Cocktail Reception

Who attends our events

CFO Live brings together finance executives from across the East Coast


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$339 per night at the Gild Hall, located at 15 Gold Street, New York, NY. Book your discounted room at the using the following link: here.

The room rate expires on October 11th and valid only for the dates November 12th-15th, please book as soon as possible in order to secure your discounted rate.

Additional rooms are available for $399 a night at the W New York Downtown located at 8 Albany Street. Book your discounted room at the W here.


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