Strategic CFO Forum

Prepare for the Challenges of 2023

October 17, 2022 — Nasdaq MarketSite, New York and Online

Peer Roundtable

As we head into the homestretch of 2022, CFOs are being tested as never before. From historic inflation to the threat of recession, a yawning need for talent and a burning demand for digital transformation, the job has never been more demanding — or more essential.

And the challenges are just beginning. Are you ready?

The Strategic CFO Forum will offer practical, peer-tested tactics and strategies to help you and your team succeed in the year ahead, driving value through your organization and becoming the strategic, indispensable business partner your CEO needs to steer the enterprise in chaotic times.

Take one day to invest in yourself, collaborate with your peers, and learn from world-class experts to meet the rising expectations being placed on you and your finance team. Now is the time to rise to the challenge—your C-Suite peers are counting on you.

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Be a More Strategic Leader

Gone are the days of “business as usual” and traditional CFO responsibilities. We’ll equip you with the critical assets of a strategic CFO to elevate your contributions.​

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Use Data Analytics to Navigate Volatility

We’ll help you maximize the value of your enterprise’s most important asset, to see more deeply and make faster, smarter decisions when they matter most.

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Create More Opportunity in 2023

Inflation, supply chain disruption, volatile financial markets, talent shortages — there’s no lack of tough challenges testing your strategy. Ask the hard questions and see possibilities to give your company a true edge over the competition.

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Collaborate with Leading CFOs

Leverage working sessions to build your network and gain tangible solutions from other CFOs tackling the same kinds of challenges you are in preparing for the difficult period ahead.

Your leadership will require new approaches. tools. perspectives.


James Kavanaugh
Senior Vice President and CFO, IBM

Mr. Kavanaugh joined IBM in 1996 and held a series of finance positions with increasing responsibility over the last three decades. As CFO, he is responsible for leading IBM’s worldwide financial operations, overseeing accounting and controllership, financial planning and analysis, tax, internal audit, investor relations, corporate development and treasury.

Through his experience as CFO at IBM (and previously as SVP of Transformation & Operations, where he led IBM’s transformation to a data-driven cognitive enterprise), Mr. Kavanaugh will share what strategic CFOs — and their finance teams — can do to drive value through the organization. 


9:30 am


9:35 am

Into the Unknown: What the Finance Function Must Become Now to Win
James Kavanaugh, Senior Vice President and Chief Financial Officer, IBM

10:25 am

Betting In a Slowdown: A Recessionary Capital Allocation Checklist

11:10 am

Networking Break

11:30 am

Why CFOs Should Prioritize Supply Chain for Business Resilience Now

12:15 pm

Working Lunch and Breakouts

1:45 pm

Networking Break

2:00 pm

The Key To Survival Now: Smarter Data, Smarter Decisions

2:50 pm

Leadership In the Crucible: How Ukraine’s Commander Transformed to Win

3:30 pm

Networking Reception


Live Event Attendance
On-demand access to all session recordings and resources for 30 days
Peer roundtables
Exclusive networking opportunities
Standard Rate
EARLY RATE expires September 2
National Registry of CPE Sponsors

Receive up to 5 CPE credits after attending our event.

Chief Executive Group is registered with NASBA as a sponsor of Continuing Professional Education on the National Registry of CPE Sponsors.


"Energizing, positive, and inspiring. Thank you for putting it together. Congratulations to the team for initiating and executing it well."
“Appreciated the strategic focus – what’s on other CFOs’ minds, what they are seeing and how they are dealing with it…all with an eye toward strategy, not necessarily the in-the-weeds implications.”


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