FEI to Tackle Cybersecurity, Robotics, and Blockchain Impact During Annual Technology for Finance Leaders Conference

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Financial Executives International's 2018 Technology for Finance Leaders Conference to address trending technologies affecting day-to-day processes, roles, and responsibilities of today's financial executive. Attendees are eligible to receive up to 8 CPE credits.

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The FEI Technology for Finance Leaders Conference addresses major trends affecting executive roles.This year’s speakers keep with FEI’s tradition of connecting successful, knowledgeable industry experts with attendees seeking to expand their skillsets.

Financial Executives International (FEI), the association of choice for CFOs and other senior-level finance executives, today announced session details for the 2018 Technology for Finance Leaders Conference. The annual event empowers financial executives and their staff with in-depth discussions about the latest technologies affecting day-to-day processes, roles, and responsibilities. The one-day conference will be held at the Boston Sheraton Hotel in Boston, Massachusetts, on May 8. Attendees are eligible to receive up to 8 CPE credits to meet NASBA Standards requirements. For full agenda details and to register, visit financialexecutives.org/fintech2018.

From the rapid advancement of blockchain to the persistent challenge of maintaining data integrity, the role of the senior-level financial leader continues to evolve due to opportunities presented by new as well as evolved enterprise software and systems. The trending technology areas identified by FEI as the most influential today include blockchain, cloud computing, cybersecurity and robotic process automation (RPA). Financial executives seeking to gain a deeper understanding of these technologies or to learn best practices regarding how to implement them will find sessions of interest at the conference. Attendees will also gain insight into the how these technologies impact staffing strategies within businesses and organizations.

Sessions presented by notable financial leaders from Ernst & Young, Grant Thornton, Greenlight Technologies, Microsoft, Oracle, RSM US and others include:

Big Data, the Finance Technology Skills Gap and the Future of Finance Talent
Learn how to attract and retain talent capable of analyzing internally-generated and externally-sourced big data to identify problems and inform strategic decisions.

The View from the Top—Cybersecurity and the C-Suite
Understand the cyber risk landscape and learn how to create an effective cyber incident response strategy.

What can Robotics Process Automation (RPA) Do for You? The Promise and Limits of RPA in Finance
Gain insight how to real-world applications of machine learning can affect financial executive roles and which processes are best delegated to robotic automation.

Creating Finance Agility with Cloud Services
Discover how cloud computing has impacted finance agility in three significant ways; given the technology’s ability to aid in operational efficiency, hyper-growth management, and use of predictive analytics and modeling to uncover insights that move businesses forward.

Technology Integration
Review best practices on how finance and IT can best collaborate to establish an architecture for business growth as well as how such projects can lead to consolidated reporting and centralized system processing.

Data Analytics and Business Intelligence Are Not the Same Thing—Understanding the Difference
Listen to panelists explore the underlying differences between two major technology initiatives that can positively impact efficiency, growth, and transformation when well understood and employed correctly.

Emerging Technologies—Blockchain and the Future of Financial Reporting
Receive helpful insight into how financial reporting professionals view this disruptive technology’s ability to advance financial statement processes.

Technology Solutions for Financial Professionals—Keeping up with the Pace
Dissect the CFO of the future, exploring what these professionals will need to know about technology as it evolves their financial management responsibilities.

“The FEI Technology for Finance Leaders Conference continues to address major trends affecting the professional executive’s role—providing informative discussions and practical guidance on the most critical technologies changing financial management today,” said Andrej Suskavcevic, CAE, President and CEO of FEI. “This year’s speakers keep with FEI’s tradition of connecting successful, knowledgeable industry experts with attendees seeking to expand their skillsets. We trust that, after hearing the speakers’ content, executives will leave this conference feeling more confident on how to apply the latest software and services to their day-to-day roles.”

The Welcome Reception
The Technology for Finance Leaders Conference kicks off on Monday night with a networking reception at 6:30 p.m. Attendees will have an opportunity to meet with sponsors and speakers in a casual setting.

About FEI
Financial Executives International (FEI) is the leading advocate for the views of corporate financial management. Its more than 10,000 members hold policy-making positions as chief financial officers, treasurers and controllers at companies from every major industry. FEI enhances member professional development through peer networking, career management services, conferences, research and publications. Members participate in the activities of more than 65 Chapters in the U.S. and a Chapter in Japan. FEI is located in Morristown, NJ. Visit http://www.financialexecutives.org for more information.

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Lili DeVita
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