CAMBRIDGE, Mass., Oct. 5, 2016 /PRNewswire/ -- The MIT Sloan CFO Summit, the nation's premier Chief Financial Officer (CFO event,) annually attracts an audience of more than 500 of the nation's top chief financial officers, senior financial executives and MIT faculty. This year's 14th annual Summit, "Always On: The Digital CFO," will take place Thursday, November 17, from 7:30 a.m. to 6:00 p.m. at the Boston Marriott Newton in Newton, MA. Click here to register.
The CFO Summit provides an opportunity for CFOs to learn and discuss high level strategies and practical insights relevant to financial decision makers. This year's world-class roster of speakers include CFOs from GE, PayPal, UPS, Zillow, Brookstone and many more.
"Today's Chief Financial Officer is faced with new opportunities, and also challenges, as mobile and digital technologies are integrated into every aspect of business," said Jeremy Seidman, Co-Chair of the MIT Sloan CFO Summit. "We are excited to welcome a stellar line-up of CFOs to discuss how they're harnessing the mobile landscape to enhance offerings, market to customers and manage financial capabilities."
Summit highlights include (click here for full agenda):
- General Electric and the MIT Leadership Center
Morning fireside chat with Hal Gregersen, Executive Director of the MIT Leadership Center and Senior Lecturer in Leadership and Innovation at the MIT Sloan School of Management and Jeffrey Bornstein, Senior Vice President and CFO, General Electric Company together to talk about the secret of putting imagination to work for your company.
- "Run DMC: CFO Leadership in a Digital-Mobile-Connected World"
Join The Wall Street Journal's Kimberly Johnson and CFOs John Rainey, PayPal; Richard Peretz, UPS and Kathleen Philips, Zillow for this luncheon keynote panel discussion around how their companies are using technology to serve their customers in new and exciting ways.
- Afternoon keynote
Bill Aulet, Managing Director, Martin Trust Center for MIT Entrepreneurship will lead this session with CFOs Brad Dickerson, Blue Apron and Chris Nielsen, Redfin to delve into how superior use of people and technology has led these companies to build a competitive advantage and become recognized market leaders in their respective sectors.
Other panel sessions include "Software Systems: Renew or Replace," "Maximizing Shareholder Value," "Anticipating Disruptions: External and Internal Threats to Data," "Talent Management: How to Attract, Retain & Optimize Employee Relations," "Convergence of Budgeting & Strategic Planning," and "How to be a Quiet Leader and Have a Meaningful Impact."
About the MIT Sloan CFO Summit
The MIT Sloan CFO Summit is the nation's premier CFO event. Each year, the event offers a day of cutting-edge programming that addresses the changing role of the CFO. The event is rich with opportunities for practical education and peer networking in a time-efficient format. The summit is part of the CXO Series produced by the MIT Sloan School of Management, one of the world's leading academic sources of innovation in management theory and practice, and the MIT Sloan Boston Alumni Association. The annual events are organized 100% by alumni volunteers. By promoting the MIT philosophy of "mens et manus," or "mind and hand," they are able to bring together the academic research from MIT Sloan with today's corporate financial leaders.
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