A 1-day exclusive event for finance executives to share ideas, connect with peers, and collaborate to solve common challenges

Many CFOs have struggled to adapt to a world where networks of people have become more important value drivers than physical assets. They have traditionally focused on reporting financial performance after the fact and on ensuring compliance. Indeed, many of their colleagues perceive them as ‘bean counters’. But as the pace of change has accelerated in the digital era, CFOs have a new role to play in making their businesses future-proof.

Join us for the CFO Innovation Imperative where we will discuss the evolving role of finance leaders, as they embrace emerging technologies to exploit data and analytics, mitigate risk, and better understand the changing world around them. This is an invitation-only, private event for finance leaders to share ideas, connect with peers, and collaborate to solve common challenges. Specifically, we will focus on:

  • Where CFOs fit into the Digital Transformation (DX) puzzle and what it means for their role going forward
  • How CFOs are using Digital Transformation to obtain visibility into their businesses
  • How emerging technologies are helping CFOs mitigate risk
  • Challenges/obstacles financial executives face in integrating DX strategies successfully

Admission is FREE for those who qualify. To register, complete our quick online registration form.

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October 24, 2018

Millennium Knickerbocker Chicago
163 East Walton Place
Chicago, IL 60611

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8:00 AM


8:00 AM - 9:00 AM

Welcome breakfast and networking

9:00 AM - 9:30 AM

Operator or innovator: What’s your new role in making your business “future-proof” through digital transformation?

9:40 AM - 10:10 AM

Lights-out finance: Building the technology foundation for innovation

10:10 AM - 10:40 AM


10:40 AM - 11:10 AM

You can’t go it alone: Play a broader role and reinvent your key relationships with Business and IT

11:20 AM - 11:50 AM

The CFO’s new digital agenda: Perspectives on innovation drivers from our executive panel

11:50 AM - 12:00 PM

Closing Remarks

Research Team

Shawn Fitzgerald Shawn Fitzgerald Bio
Research Director, Digital Transformation Strategies
Nigel Holloway Bio
Research Director
Ken Waldie Bio


For questions about your registration or the event agenda please contact:

WIS Executive Research Group