How CFOs Are Rising To Challenges Confronting Them In An Uncertain World

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Innovation Enterprise would like to introduce the CFO Rising West Summit, coming to San Francisco on October 20 & 21. 250 high-level finance leaders will gather for 2 days of content-driven presentations, panel sessions and more.


Last year, I liked the triple track and the speakers were really good! – CFO, Nautilus Hyosung America

Uncertainty levels are high among CFOs, with world events such as the presidential elections and Brexit causing many to hold off investment until the climate becomes clearer.

The challenges facing finance leaders at the moment are many, and overcoming them requires new technologies and processes. This is not a job for CFOs alone, but it is their responsibility to ensure that the organisational willingness is there to make it happen.

The CFO Rising West Summit will return to San Francisco this October 20-21. Speaking at the summit will be Jesse Y Yao, Former CFO of the Sauces and Frozen Business Unit at Kraft Heinz, who sat down with us ahead of his presentation. He noted that, ‘With respect to business transformation and managing costs to drive growth, the greatest challenge of all is driving the organizational willingness to make the changes necessary. Creative destruction, in the sense of reevaluating how things are done, can be painful and by definition could potentially change the foundation of how a finance organization is run.’

CFOs must be ready to harness this change to drive growth in their organization, a common theme at the summit. The summit will incorporate three separate tracks - CFO Innovation, Corporate Strategy, and Corporate Finance Tech - with more than 40 leading CFOs from a diverse range of industries sharing their wealth of experience and insights to help drive this change.

Among the 40+ speakers at the event will be Stephanie Plaines, CFO, Walmart eCommerce/Sam's Club, Blake Jorgensen, CFO at Electronic Arts, and Yahoo CFO, Ken Goldman, who will share his experiences as a long-time CFO in Silicon Valley. They will lead discussion with more than 250 delegates, providing an opportunity to help ferment new ideas around how to engage the whole company behind finance goals, launch better processes in the function, and cement the CFOs position as a partner in the C-suite.

Daisy Hockey, curator of the event, notes that: ’San Francisco is the heart of innovation, a hub of the tech industry, and should provide the perfect setting for CFOs to come together and discover new ways of working that can help them overcome their everyday challenges and use FP&A to drive growth.’

Put you hands on one of the remaining passes by registering online. Otherwise, if you have any questions about the summit, please contact Elliott Jay (+1 415 800 4714)

Innovation Enterprise Ltd, a division of Argyle Executive Forum, is a business-to-business media brand specializing in delivering the most innovative business solutions to executive-level decision makers. Innovation Enterprise produces a range on online and offline content, including, but not limited to, summits, online learning, webinars, and white papers, as well as offering other additional services such as lead generation and bespoke research.

Innovation Enterprise focuses on seven key channels - Finance, Supply Chain, Analytics, Big Data, Strategy, Digital, Innovation & Sports - to ensure that organizations are furnished with all the cutting-edge insights necessary to driving growth in the evolving business environment.

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