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Gartner Launches Inaugural Gartner CFO & Finance Executive Conference


What: Gartner CFO & Finance Executive Conference 2019

When: June 10-11, 2019

Where: Marriott Marquis Washington, DC 
             901 Massachusetts Avenue NW 
             Washington, District of Columbia 20001 (Map)

Who: The conference content will be most relevant to Chief Financial Officers (CFO), Business Unit CFOs, SVP/VPs of Finance, Chief Accounting Leaders, VPs for Finance Transformation, Corporate Controllers, and Heads of Financial Planning & Analysis (FP&A).

Why Attend: Finance professionals of all types face a range of new challenges that promise to redefine their roles and the finance function. Disruption is a near certainty, whether from geopolitical factors such as shifting trade and tariff regimes, macroeconomic headwinds, or from technological disruption to their industry or profession. CFOs and finance professionals need to be prepared for the trends that will shape finance, company performance, and their personal leadership.

Three content tracks will help attendees:

  • Absorb practical, applicable insights based on Gartner research methodologies and sourced from proven practices at leading organizations
  • Capture live crowd-sourced implementation ideas
  • Leave with prioritized objectives and practical solutions to implement
  • Expand their network of finance executive peers and make lasting connections as they explore solutions to today’s challenges

Below is a summary of the three tracks:

Track A: CFO Personal Effectiveness: A Deputy CEO Mindset
The CFO is responsible for all aspects of a company’s performance – and as such wears the hat of the Chief Performance Officer as well as the Head of the Finance Function. This track will cover issues most pertinent to the CFO including, but not limited to, financial strategy, compensation and HR planning, evolving cost structure needs of the business, strategic IT issues, investor relations, Board reporting/preparedness, ROI of marketing.

Track B: Shaping the Function of Tomorrow
The finance function of the future will look very different from how it looks today and Finance leaders need to both define the vision in terms of people, processes, and structure and prepare their teams to make the shifts toward this future state. This track will cover a range of topics including, but not limited to, finance (and shared services), organizational structures, finance talent needs of the future, change management, use of RPA.

Track C: The Frontier of Data, Analytics & Technology
The greatest opportunity for Finance across the next few years is to reimagine the use of financial and non-financial data to help the business make better and more profitable decisions. This goal requires Finance to use technology more effectively, completely redesign how they structure their financial data and significantly improve their use of analytics. This track will cover a range of topics including, but not limited to, financial data structure and governance, use of technology, management reporting, metrics, and analytics. 

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About the Gartner CFO & Finance Executive Conference 2019
At the Gartner CFO & Finance Executive Conference 2019, CFOs and senior finance executives will gain actionable insights and strategic guidance on the trends that shape finance, company performance and personal leadership. Follow the discussion on social media using #GartnerFinance.

About Gartner

Gartner, Inc. (NYSE: IT), is the world’s leading research and advisory company and a member of the S&P 500. We equip business leaders with indispensable insights, advice and tools to achieve their mission-critical priorities today and build the successful organizations of tomorrow.

Our unmatched combination of expert-led, practitioner-sourced and data-driven research steers clients toward the right decisions on the issues that matter most. We are a trusted advisor and objective resource for more than 15,000 organizations in more than 100 countries — across all major functions, in every industry and enterprise size.

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