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Real Talk on Sustainability and Insights into Energy Transition
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Real Talk on Sustainability and Insights into Energy Transition

Joshua DickinsonSVP & CFO NASchneider Electric Joshua Dickinson is Senior Vice President and Chief Financial Officer at Schneider Electric North America, the global company’s largest operating region. In this role, Joshua is responsible for driving profitable growth, navigating the current business landscape, and supporting global business initiatives. He also leads the region’s finance transformation, focusing on budgeting and forecasting, talent development, internal controls, and operations management. Joshua joined Schneider Electric from Neovia Logistics in 2015, serving in progressive leadership roles, including Division Controller and CFO of the U.S. Industry business, Vice President of ASCO Power Technologies, and then Vice President…

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The Future of Work in Finance with Artificial Intelligence
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The Future of Work in Finance with Artificial Intelligence

Victor CasalinoVP and Chief Financial Officer, Americas MCAPSMicrosoft Victor has a wealth of experience in sales field finance leadership roles having successfully led regions and areas at Microsoft worldwide: from the US to the Middle East and Africa (MEA), from Peru to Australia. Victor is currently the CFO for the Americas Finance organization at Microsoft including the United States, Latin America and Canada. In this capacity, Victor provides finance and strategic leadership to the most dynamic and largest geography for Microsoft: from deep business partnership and insight to resource allocation and prioritization. Victor partners with sales leadership teams to drive…

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The Future of Finance: Leveraging AI to Transform Finance
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The Future of Finance: Leveraging AI to Transform Finance

Jill PembertonChief Financial Officer, North AmericaLVMH Moet Hennessy Louis Vuitton Jill is North America CFO for LVMH Moet Hennessy Louis Vuitton, a $80B global luxury company.  She is responsible for partnering with the North America CEO and leadership team on all financial and strategic objectives supporting the $20B region and serves as a main connection point to global headquarters.  She leads a team of professionals in Accounting, FP&A, Tax, Treasury, Risk, IT, and Procurement in managing the regional P&L, balance sheet, and cash flow performance and analyzes key financial measures to identify risk or opportunity in order to maximize success….

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Sustaining an Agile and Future-Proof Corporate Strategy
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Sustaining an Agile and Future-Proof Corporate Strategy

Mike LenzFormer EVP and Chief Financial OfficerFedEx Mike Lenz is Executive Vice President and CFO of FedEx Corporation. Lenz is responsible for all aspects of the corporation’s global financial functions, including financial planning, treasury, tax, accounting and controls, internal audit, investor relations, and corporate development. He is also a member of the five-person Executive Committee, which plans and executes the corporation’s strategic business activities. Lenz’s extensive experience in the transportation industry and finance spans more than three decades, including his over 15 years at FedEx. Lenz joined FedEx in 2005 as vice president of finance at FedEx Office. He became…

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Power of Harnessing Data in Business
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Power of Harnessing Data in Business

Pallav PatniCFO, North America, Kimberly Clark ProfessionalKimberly Clark Pallav is the CFO for Kimberly Clark Professional, North America, which is the 2nd largest business at Kimberly Clark globally. Pallav has been with Kimberly Clark for the past 6 years in a variety of leadership roles across North America and Asia Pacific. Pallav has extensive experience in Finance, Strategy and M&A across several CPG organizations and has held key leadership positions prior to his current role such as CFO for South-East Asia Region at Kimberly Clark, CFO for South Asia Region at Kellogg and Commercial Finance & FP&A Director for India at…

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Panel: Modernizing Workforce Capability Through Strategic Upskilling
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Panel: Modernizing Workforce Capability Through Strategic Upskilling

— Brandy HulseyVP, Accounts Payable & Reverse LogisticsMcKesson Corporation Jennifer KirkSVP, Global Controller and CAOMedtronic Jennifer Kirk has more than 27 years of experience as a business leader with strong financial and operations acumen and a proven track record for building strong teams and delivering results. Jenn is currently Senior Vice President, Global Controller and Chief Accounting Officer for Medtronic, leading global business operations financial support, finance business processes, technical accounting, and Shared Services as well as China strategy.  She also currently serves as the CFO for the company’s Medical Surgical Division, $9B in revenue.   During her tenure she has…

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Women in Finance: The ROI on Diversity in Leadership has Never Been Higher
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Women in Finance: The ROI on Diversity in Leadership has Never Been Higher

Kathleen BonzaniVP, Controller & Chief Accounting OfficerBlue Cross Blue Shield Stephanie SprouseCFO, Power Services & RenewablesNAES Corporation Carolyn BellisioSVP & CFONational Insurance Crime Bureau Carolyn Bellisio joined National Insurance Crime Bureau (NICB) in September 2021 as the company’s Chief Financial Officer, a Senior Vice President, and the Treasurer of the NICB Board of Governors and National Insurance Crime Training Academy (NICTA).  NICB is a not-for-profit organization focused on the fight against insurance crime and fraud.  Carolyn’s role spans responsibility for Finance, Human Resources, Technology, Security and Office Operations and Facilities. Carolyn is an advocate for NICB’s focus on Diversity, Equity…

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Importance of Driving a Sustainable Cash Culture
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Importance of Driving a Sustainable Cash Culture

Amy EllixsonHead of Cash Flow Generation OfficeJohnson & Johnson Amy is currently Head of Cash Flow Generation. In this role, Amy serves as a critical member of the Global Finance Leadership Team and together with the business is creating a best-in-class value creation culture that unlocks capital from the business allowing for reinvestment in innovation for the future. She is leading a team to improve strong free cash flow generation to support operating needs, M&A activity, dividend increases, and share repurchase programs. This team is also creating agility to promote strategic business decisions and fund growth to better support the communities we…

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Charting a New Automotive Course with Both Familiar Practices and Fresh Ideas
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Charting a New Automotive Course with Both Familiar Practices and Fresh Ideas

Chris CondonChief Financial OfficerScout Motors Chris Condon is the Chief Financial Officer for Scout Motors Inc.  Scout is a new brand backed by the Volkswagen Group, reviving a beloved rugged American brand for an all-electric future.  Its lineup of rugged SUVs and pick-up trucks will begin in 2026. Serving Scout since company founding in 2022, Chris serves on the Board of Directors and is responsible for business and financial planning, accounting, investor relations, tax, treasury, and other ancillary departments.  As Scout is built from the ground up, he is responsible for the design, implementation, and professional execution for all the…

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Panel: How Finance Professionals Can Adapt Now to Working With Generative AI
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Panel: How Finance Professionals Can Adapt Now to Working With Generative AI

Moderator: Tom Hood, CPA, CGMAEVP – Business Engagement and GrowthAICPA & CIMA Tom Hood, CPA, CITP, CGMA is currently the EVP Business Growth & Engagement for AICPA-CIMA and the Business Learning Institute. Tom recently stepped onto the global stage of the largest association of certified professional accountants in the world, representing over 690,000 CPAs, CGMAs, and students. He was named the second most influential person in accounting by Accounting Today Magazine for the tenth year. His focus is elevating and accelerating the role of CPAs and CGMAs in corporate and management accounting. In 2012 LinkedIn recruited Tom as one of their Top 100 Influencers and…

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Fireside Chat: The New CFO Mandate: Building Trust in 2024
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Fireside Chat: The New CFO Mandate: Building Trust in 2024

Amid the disruptions of the past few years, the office of the CFO has been at the epicenter of helping CEOs and boards manage volatile markets, geopolitical impacts, aggressive regulations, and the increasing prominence of sustainability. In unpredictable times, how do chief financial officers and their teams build trust internally with executive leadership and the board, as well as externally with investors, lenders, and other stakeholders that their organizations are on an enduring path of profitability and value creation? Join us for a lively, executive-level discussion as we share insights on how CFOs and their teams drive strategy and foster…

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Avoiding the Business “Vibecession”
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Avoiding the Business “Vibecession”

Maintaining Financial Strength and Certainty with Proactive Spend Management Adriana CarpenterChief Financial OfficerEmburse Inc. As Chief Financial Officer of Emburse, Adriana is responsible for financial strategy, accounting, treasury, payroll, and financial reporting, planning and analysis. Adriana has 30 years of finance and accounting experience. Prior to joining Emburse, Adriana was the SVP Finance and Chief Accounting Officer at Ping Identity where she managed through several significant transitions, including preparing and operating Ping as a public company. Prior to joining Ping in 2013, Adriana was the Global Controller at TeleTech where she managed multinational accounting and shared service operations. Adriana also spent…

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Navigating Market Uncertainty with AI and Data-Driven Forecasting
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Navigating Market Uncertainty with AI and Data-Driven Forecasting

Danielle Marceau, Prevedere’s principal economist, will discuss how to decipher today’s market uncertainty and harness AI and data-driven forecasting. She will share the U.S. economic outlook for 2024, followed by how to begin incorporating this information into your forecasting and planning. Danielle will also cover the following: Danielle MarceauPrincipal Economist & Sr. Director, AnalyticsPrevedere Inc. Danielle Marceau is a Principal Economist & Senior Director, Analytics at Prevedere. Danielle has an extensive background in modeling, forecasting, research and development, and sharing her industry expertise on economics, leading indicators, and predictive analytics. Her role at Prevedere includes guiding the company’s macroeconomic outlook…

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Forecast Healthcare Costs Accurately Using Cutting-Edge Technology!
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Forecast Healthcare Costs Accurately Using Cutting-Edge Technology!

Healthcare Costs are second to only compensation for most businesses and critical to recruiting and retaining our talent.  In this session we will share: Our presentation sessions are 100% educational and have been rated highly by conference attendees across the country. Marybeth GraySVP, Health & WelfareTrion, a Marsh & McLennan Agency For more than 25 years, Marybeth Gray has worked on behalf of employers across the country to reduce the cost of healthcare and improve quality. Marybeth was recognized as a 2023 Top Women Leaders in Pennsylvania, and she was also awarded as Employee Benefit News’ 2017 Most Influential Women…

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The CFO Role in the ESG Evolution

Sharing foundational CFO leadership principles essential to leading in times of transformation Demonstrating how ESG performance is a competitive advantage for Honeywell Discussing the Finance leaders’ role in this evolution in terms of delivering on ESG, complying with ESG, and communicating the organization’s ESG story Offering best practices to reinforce how the Finance team drives performance in ESG and other transformative areas — Greg Lewis Senior Vice President and Chief Financial Officer (CFO) Honeywell, International Since joining Honeywell in 2006, Greg has held a series of finance leadership roles. Most recently, he was Vice President of Corporate Finance, where he…

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