The Modern CFO series continues in San Francisco with a special focus on how finance leaders are harnessing the digital agenda. Bloomberg will convene CFOs, across industries, to hear and share insights during this exclusive dinner and networking program. Through conversations on cybersecurity, artificial intelligence’s impact across industries, and how today’s finance executives are leveraging key digital tools to enhance their job, and the overall business, we’ll look to arm today’s senior executives with the insights to digitally transform.
February 7 - Thursday
Registration & Networking Reception
Welcome Remarks/Opening Remarks
Executive Editor, Global Technology, Bloomberg
Cybersecurity is Everyone’s Issue
Managing cybersecurity breaches and potential risks is no longer just a concern for IT departments, but has far reaching financial implications for today’s global businesses & C-suite. For most companies it’s an issue of when not if, your company will be hacked—so why not prepare for the odds? From cost issues including loss of business, additional staffing, damage to credit ratings or insurance premiums, additional infrastructure upgrades, and more, its’s imperative for today’s modern CFO to understand how security breaches impact the bottom line. Additionally, what kinds of collaborative conversations do CFOs need to have with CIOs, CISOs, and even at the board to level to better prepare and update risk management plans? We’ll gather thought leaders for a discussion aimed at arming today’s finance leaders to be more resilient in an evolving threat landscape.
Going Beyond the AI Hype
While many executives agree the world is becoming a fast-paced, technology driven economy, truly understanding how emerging technologies like artificial intelligence, machine learning, automation, and data analysis are currently being utilized and implemented across industries will only help draw further conclusions on what’s to come. With a spotlight on facets of AI, we hope to gear today’s C-suite executive with the knowledge for how it could impact their own future businesses, including clients and customers.
Future CFO: Embracing the Digital Agenda
For today’s Chief Financial Officer technology has infiltrated the finance suite like many aspects of overall businesses, but knowing the right investments to make and the key digital tools to enhance the role is still being realized. We’ll gather CFOs to discuss real world use cases and how commodities like data management, automated accounting, and cloud integration are reshaping their day-to-day businesses. In conjunction with that, how are finance leaders looking to staff up their digital agendas and add new talent to supplement the growing needs of a digital transformation? We’ll also look to gain insights on the right mix of technology platforms and human capital for working smarter.
Chief Financial Officer, Smartsheet