Strategic CFO Forum

Become an indispensable asset to your CEO and board.​

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

Peer Roundtable

In the modern economy, CFOs are expected to be agents of transformation — while safeguarding financial stability. How is your finance team tackling this paradox?

The Strategic CFO Forum will offer you pragmatic, peer-tested tactics and strategies to help you and your finance team optimize your contributions, drive value through your organization and become the strategic, indispensable business partner your CEO needs to steer the enterprise.

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

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Become a More Strategic Asset​

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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Execute Your Data Analytics Agenda

How do you make data more than “data” to drive your business objectives? We’ll help you maximize the value of your enterprise’s data and leverage metrics to make smarter decisions on company strategy and financial planning.

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Future-Proof Your Organization

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 where others see challenges to give your company a true edge over the competition.

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Collaborate with Leading CFOs

Leverage working sessions to gain tangible solutions from other CFOs who have tackled similar challenges growing their businesses, scaling their finance departments, and implementing operational efficiencies.

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

10:20 am

11:05 am


12:30 pm

1:45 pm

2:00 pm

2:45 pm

3:30 pm


Beyond the Numbers: The Future of the Finance Function
James Kavanaugh, Senior Vice President and Chief Financial Officer, IBM

Talent Attraction and Retention: Why the CFO-CHRO Relationship
is More Critical Than Ever

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Why CFOs Should Prioritize Supply Chain for Business Resilience

Working Lunch and Breakouts

Networking Break

Smarter Data, Smarter Decisions

Lessons from The Military: Leading Your Finance Team Through Change

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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.”