May 15, 2019 | Chicago

The Modern CFO:
Tomorrow’s Finance Today

Technology advances, increased competition and greater consumer power are redefining the way organizations build strategic advantages for the future.  One of the most difficult challenges the financial executives face today is how to drive growth and expand business globally while mitigating risk in a volatile environment.  The Modern CFO must be able to pivot between looking backward and looking forward. 

Bloomberg will convene executives to examine how the CFO’s role is shifting into a strategic finance role and what new skills will be required.  Equally important, how are finance leaders embracing new technologies, preparing for increased security threats and navigating macroeconomics to make long term investment decisions today for tomorrow’s uncertain environment.


May 15 - Wednesday

6:00 pm

Registration & Networking Reception

7:00 pm

Welcome Remarks


7:05 pm

Opening Remarks


  • Josh Kamenecka

    Group Vice President Sales Consulting, North America and SCM Enterprise Business, Oracle

7:10 pm

The State of the CFO

The global landscape is changing faster than ever before; emerging markets, digital disruption and the multicultural consumer are just some of the catalysts altering the way the world does business. Financial leaders who adopt an agile mind-set, execute on decisions quickly and learn to collaborate with c-suite peers will build a competitive edge.

Bloomberg will convene finance leaders to examine the evolution of the CFO’s responsibilities. How are traditional boundaries in the C-Suite breaking down, spurring collaboration and overlapping with the CEO, IT and security? What are the challenges as these roles collide? How will companies pivot their workforce to compete and attract a multicultural consumer?



7:35 pm

The Digital CFO: Harnessing the Power of Disruption & Data

As more operations become automated and decision makers are moving their business to the cloud, Modern CFOs must embrace powerful data collection technologies to increase revenue and compete in new global markets. We’ll examine how the CFO’s position has evolved to disruptor, who harnesses data and unleashes new value. At the same time, Chief Innovation Officers, Chief Data Officers and CFOs need to be close allies in order to succeed.

We’ll look at what types of technologies financial leaders are embracing today to drive growth and increase revenues tomorrow.



8:00 pm

Overcoming Cybersecurity Fragmentation

As large organizations become data driven, data risk has become a more pervasive concern for every industry. Hacks are growing in sophistication and one security breach could cost millions of dollars, destroy customer trust and C-Suite level careers. Fragmentation between people, processes and technologies pose a major challenge to fight off evolving attacks. Can AI and cloud help address cybersecurity fragmentation?

Finance executives and chief security officers will share how they are collaborating to adopt a more proactive approach, and strike a balance between extracting value from innovative technologies while preventing cybersecurity risks.


  • Patricia Chiodo

    Chief Financial Officer, Verra Mobility

  • Bob Kolodgy

    Executive Vice President and Chief Financial Officer, Blue Cross Blue Shield Association (BCBSA)

  • Prem Parameswaran

    Group Chief Financial Officer and President of North America, Eros International


8:30 pm

Closing Remarks, Networking


9:00 pm

Event Concludes


Virginie Costa

GODIVA Chief Financial Officer

Daniel Neumann

The Leading Hotels of the World Senior Vice President & Chief Financial Officer

Bob Kolodgy

Blue Cross Blue Shield Association (BCBSA) Executive Vice President and Chief Financial Officer

Peer Bueller

Kayak Chief Financial Officer

Jamie Cohen

ANGI Homeservices Chief Financial Officer

Ron Will

Ripple Chief Financial Officer

Patricia Chiodo

Verra Mobility Chief Financial Officer

Prem Parameswaran

Eros International Group Chief Financial Officer and President of North America

Lisa Abramowicz

Bloomberg Radio Anchor

Josh Kamenecka

Oracle Group Vice President Sales Consulting, North America and SCM Enterprise Business

Roberto Simon

WEX Inc. Chief Financial Officer

Elizabeth Campbell

Bloomberg News Chicago Bureau Chief and Reporter


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