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The Evolving Role of the Finance Executive in Shaping an Organization’s Future
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The Evolving Role of the Finance Executive in Shaping an Organization’s Future

Discussing my experiences at GM and ADM as an active participant in the evolution of Finance executives within Corporate America Exploring how ADM built up its Finance organization with a three-legged stool model of Corporate Finance, BU Finance, and GBS Finance Demonstrating the importance of agility and flexibility, and how finance roles change depending on circumstances Focusing on talent development, team motivation, and retention. What is our approach towards “MBWA”? — Ray Young Vice Chairman, Former Chief Financial Officer Archer Daniels Midland Ray G. Young is Vice Chairman and the former Chief Financial Officer of ADM. Young joined ADM in…

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Fireside Chat: Master Data Process Efficiency Driving Cash Flow
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Fireside Chat: Master Data Process Efficiency Driving Cash Flow

Connecting the dots: Master data Balance sheet Cash flow — Tom O’Connell VP and Controller Latin America Ecolab Tom O’Connell is a driven, analytical, and astute business executive with strong financial, operational, and compliance leadership experience. He has well-developed communication and problem-solving skills that include quickly understanding a process, identity issues, and develop sensible solutions. Tom is a consistent top performer who builds relationships and trust at all levels of the organization. He thrives in a fast-paced environment. His expertise and responsibilities include people development, internal controls, financial planning and analysis, internal controls, fraud analysis and investigation, process improvement, and…

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Guiding the Finance Team and the Enterprise at Large Through M&A Activities
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Guiding the Finance Team and the Enterprise at Large Through M&A Activities

Walking through a timeline of the who, what, where, when, why, and how of bringing two different companies together in a productive and compliant way Building bridges to the other Finance team to allow two-way communication, coordination, and collaboration as the two parties come together Discussing common obstacles and stumbling blocks in M&A activity. What can be done to avoid these pitfalls? Illustrating best practices, lessons learned, and key takeaways based on Mars’ experience acquiring KIND North America. Where are we as a Finance team and as a company today on the far side of this union? — Dumitrache Martinez…

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Navigating Market Volatility and Uncertainty with Predictive Planning
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Navigating Market Volatility and Uncertainty with Predictive Planning

The world is changing faster and with more volatility than ever before. On top of the pandemic, business leaders must now be prepared to navigate inflationary uncertainty, recessionary pressures, rising geopolitical tensions, and more. With millions of dollars at stake, businesses must adapt their forecasting methods to incorporate these external factors, or risk being blindsided by changing market conditions. Find your path forward amidst the volatility with the combination of global macroeconomic data, market-validated forecasts, and “what-if” scenarios. In this session, you will learn how to: Quantify the impact of these economic factors, and more, on your future performance Identify…

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Maximizing Financial Resilience in the Face of a Downturn
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Maximizing Financial Resilience in the Face of a Downturn

Outlining what steps teams need to take before a financial crisis hits, to shore up defenses and minimize its impact on their organization Explaining which technology investments will deliver the greatest impact in an uncertain economy Delivering insight into why finance leaders should embrace artificial intelligence and machine learning to support their teams’ decision making Explaining the mindset required to advocate for change in a challenging environment — Adriana Carpenter Chief Financial Officer Emburse As CFO of Emburse, Adriana is responsible for financial strategy, accounting, treasury, payroll, and financial reporting, planning and analysis. Adriana has 30 years of finance and…

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Panel: Transformation of the Finance Function
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Panel: Transformation of the Finance Function

How is the role of the Finance leader and the Finance team changing within organizations today, and what is driving that change? Discussing the Finance executive as a major contributor to value creation. How do we generate competitive advantage and support all facets of the business to succeed? Comparing and contrasting different ways we can bring value partnering to our companies. What should we keep in mind as we choose the methodology that will work best for us? Talking about the ongoing struggle to identify, attract, develop, and retain talent — Tom Hood, CPA, CGMA EVP – Business Engagement and…

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The Power of the Portfolio
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The Power of the Portfolio

VF Corporation owns and manages a highly intentional portfolio of active-lifestyle brands in the areas of outdoor, active, workwear and streetwear, with each brand playing a specific role. VF actively manages its portfolio with a systematic approach to evaluating strategic, ownership and financial parameters. The company’s globally integrated business backbone and strategic capabilities support consistent, sustainable and profitable growth across its brand portfolio Operating model choices drive speed and agility while at the same time ensuring scale and leverage — Matt Puckett EVP and CFO VF Corporation Puckett, 47, recently marked his 20th anniversary with VF. He joined the company…

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Fireside Chat: Finance Talent in an Age of Upheaval
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Fireside Chat: Finance Talent in an Age of Upheaval

Identifying, attracting, developing, and retaining top talent has always been challenging, and things have only become more complicated during the pandemic and as more and more people embrace new ways of working. What are we doing differently to understand our people’s wants and needs, support them in their personal and professional lives, and lead them effectively and productively in the new business realities we all face? Exploring how technology is changing both how we work and how we communicate, coordinate, and collaborate work. Where is this trend going in Finance, and what should we as leaders be doing to stay…

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Fireside Chat: The Future of Finance in the Metaverse
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Fireside Chat: The Future of Finance in the Metaverse

A new virtual environment for work and play is coming into being. What do senior Finance leaders need to know to prepare their organizations for success? Luis will discuss how today’s focus in many businesses is transforming physical products into digital experiences. From Unity’s perspective, he will share with the audience: An overview of the Metaverse as it exists today, and as it will exist in the near future Key examples of companies innovating their businesses with Unity technology – including simulation and digital twins Benchmarking the opportunity the emerging virtual marketplace against other B2C disruptor technologies of the past…

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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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Mastering Disruption: Achieving Higher Efficiency Through Change
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Mastering Disruption: Achieving Higher Efficiency Through Change

Exploring how finance is evolving and changing Highlighting the significance of digital transformation and common barriers to observe Looking at the changing roles, skills and organizational cultures and how these changes will impact employee engagement and morale Becoming strategic enablers for both the entire organization and future finance talent Chris Suh CVP/CFO Cloud + AI Microsoft Chris Suh is the CVP/CFO Cloud + AI. In this role, he is responsible for overseeing Microsoft’s infrastructure, applications and data businesses which includes Azure, Dynamics and SQL Server. From 2013 to early 2018, Mr. Suh was head of Investor Relations, responsible for Microsoft’s…

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Manage the “X” to get the “Y”
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Manage the “X” to get the “Y”

Generate superior shareholder return through growth and greater efficiency of cost and cash  Drive the operational vision of the enterprise by managing critical KPIs  Build a strong, empowered team that drives accountability and action  Monish Patolawala EVP and Chief Financial Officer 3M  With more than 25 years of experience leading the financial operations of industrial and healthcare businesses, Monish understands what it takes to drive profitable growth in an ever-changing environment. Monish was drawn to 3M for its history of innovation, ethics and global reach. Prior to his role at 3M, he spent 26 years at GE where he held…

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Walking the Ice: How Finance leads Amazon Devices & Services
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Walking the Ice: How Finance leads Amazon Devices & Services

As Amazon Devices & Services scales with additions of new customer offerings while facing supply chain challenges, the role of Finance must keep pace How do we engage with customers to ensure we are innovating on their behalf How are we using technology to improve our tools and processes How we measure financial success when traditional GAAP doesn’t work — Enerino “Rino” Caruccio VP, WW Analytics and Planning, Amazon Devices & Services Amazon Enerino “Rino” Caruccio is currently Vice President Worldwide Analytics for Amazon Devices & Services based in Seattle, WA. His team is responsible for developing, implementing and delivering…

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