The 2017 CFO of the Future Summit:


Fueling the Growth Agenda

When & Where

May 17-19, 2017

Harvard University
Cambridge, MA

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About the Summit

Amidst a backdrop of deepening digital disruption, growing political uncertainty, increasing regulatory complexity, and shifting consumer preferences, one thing is certain — chief financial officers are creating a new agenda for growth.

To effectively lead in this new environment, chief financial officers and finance executives must become “chief growth officers”— the point person who not only controls stability, accountability and risk, but also grows profitability, enterprisewide agility, sustainability, and customer trust. This growth-oriented pivot will be valuable, yet difficult. The chief growth officer must redefine the playbook of finance by embracing disruption, spearheading the development of new business models, and building agility into operations.

This will often mean managing two or more different business models under one roof, freeing up resources to invest in growth initiatives, measuring new key performance indicators, and creating new ecosystems and platforms for rapid value creation.

To help current and future chief financial officers acquire these new capabilities, the Technology and Entrepreneurship Center at Harvard and Leadership for a Networked World, in collaboration with Accenture Strategy, are convening the 2017 CFO of the Future Summit: Fueling the Growth Agenda, to be held May 17-19 at Harvard University in Cambridge, Massachusetts.

At the 2017 Summit, participants will learn about and share best practices on leading the growth agenda. In particular, the Summit will look at the challenges and opportunities via:

The Executive Leadership Group

Donald Allen, Jr.
Executive VP & CFO
Stanley, Black & Decker
Charles Bancroft
CFO
Bristol-Myers Squibb
Brett Biggs
Executive Vice President and Chief Financial Officer
Wal-Mart
Jeffrey Campbell
Executive Vice President and Chief Financial Officer
American Express
Alison Engel
Senior Vice President & CFO
Gannett
Bob Fishman
EVP, CFO and Chief Accounting Officer
NCR
Kevin Jacobs
Executive Vice President & Chief Financial Officer
Hilton
David Rowland
CFO
Accenture
		

In Collaboration with

Accenture Strategy operates at the intersection of business and technology. We bring together our capabilities in business, technology, operations and function strategy to help our clients envision and execute industry-specific strategies that support enterprise wide transformation. Our focus on issues related to digital disruption, competitiveness, global operating models, talent and leadership help drive both efficiencies and growth. For more information, follow @AccentureStrat or visit www.accenture.com/strategy

Hosted by

Leadership for a Networked World’s applied research, student innovation challenge, and on-campus summit programs are an initiative of Dr. Antonio M. Oftelie, Innovation Fellow at the Technology and Entrepreneurship Center at Harvard (TECH), part of the Harvard John A. Paulson School of Engineering and Applied Sciences. TECH is a hub for students, faculty, alumni, and government and industry leaders to learn together, collaborate, and innovate. LNW accelerates these efforts by connecting leaders across sectors and developing cutting-edge thought leadership on innovation and organizational transformation.

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