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The most powerful summit for Finance Leaders.
Dr. Michael Goerz
Vice President Finance
Your CONNECT CFO experience is bespoke to you. Connect with the industry In-Person or join us online at our Virtual Summit.
In-Person
Twickenham Stadium,
London, England
23 - 25 October, 2022
Event Details
Virtual
BST Time Zone
31 October - 4 November, 2022
Event Details
An event experience curated around you and your business needs
Tailored-to-you meetings, leading speakers and incredible networking opportunities. CONNECT CFO provides senior finance executives a platform to access the exact content, insight and solutions they need to drive their business forward.
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Hear from Industry Experts
With over 25 captivating speakers on the agenda, learn from leaders driven to inspire.
Solve Your Top Challenges
Meet One2One with solution providers specifically qualified to meet your business needs.
Make Inspired Connections
Share strategic insight with leaders across industry.
It’s All Complimentary
Catering, accommodation and £150 travel reimbursement is covered by us.
Hear from Industry Experts
Learn from thought leaders paving the way in your industry, all from the comfort of your own home.
Solve Your Top Challenges
Meet One2One with solution providers specifically matched to your business needs.
Total Flexibility
Whether you’re at home or in the office, access sessions in real time or on-demand.
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Experience the Only Solutions-Based Event

Tell us the challenges you’re facing, and we’ll schedule meetings with the right solution providers to solve them. You leave with a plan and the tools you need to move your company forwards.

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"The whole experience was professionally organised, and the individual sessions were well tailored to my finance team's particular needs."
Group Finance Director,
Metropolis International Group
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"Good & well organised, better speakers on requested points"
Head Finance,
Danube Properties Development LLC
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"This event is a great opportunity to get to know latest trends in technology for finance in a very agile and efficient way where products offered are really aligned with your needs."
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Cirsa

Hear From Today’s Most Influential Brands and Voices

Dr. Michael Goerz
Vice President Finance
Baron Anyangwe
Former Head of Finance
Iria Saenz-Diaz
Finance Director
Navid Nazemian
Global Head of HR
Armand Angeli
President RPA/IA/SSC Committee
Malcolm Finn
Director of Finance – Global Operations and Control
Duncan Burgess
Former Global Finance Director – Transformation
William Laitenen
Chief Executive Officer
Navid Nazemian
Global Head of HR
Dr. Michael Goerz
Vice President Finance
Michel Hofland
Group Finance Controlling Director
Usha Ganesan
Director Financial Control and Treasury
Miguel Orti
Chief Financial Officer
Malcolm Finn
Director of Finance – Global Operations and Control
David Wray
Global Accounting & Reporting Senior Director
Luciano di Biase
Global Head Sustainability Finance and Reporting
Anwar Mirza
Data Strategy & Governance
Christopher Surdak
President

Enjoy the Perks of Exclusivity; Everything is on us

As an attendee you’ll receive:

  • One night complimentary accommodation
  • Catering and open bar
  • Travel reimbursement
  • Dedicated Attendee Relations Manager to tailor your experience

Get Rewarded

Since we can’t treat you to accommodation and delicious dining with a virtual event, we’ve designed a brilliant rewards system worthy of your time. Take all 6 solution provider meetings and earn your choice of amazing rewards, including JBL and Amazon products and charitable donations.

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A Tailored Agenda For You

Tune In on Your Time

Choose from 25 Speakers, 6 Networking Opportunities and More
It’s entirely up to you whether to catch the presentations as they come online or watch on-demand.
Sunday23 October
Monday24 October
Tuesday25 October
5:00 - 7:00pm
Welcome Reception and Registration
7:30 - 8:50am
Breakfast
8:00 - 9:00am
Keynote: Delivering a Best-in-Class Employee Experience
• How can organisations leverage mentoring systems to foster engagement?
• How is the employee experience evolving as hybrid working becomes further entrenched in working norms?
• How can you give your employees a sense of purpose at work?

Speakers:

COMING SOON!
9:00 - 10:00am
What Works in Executive Transitions?
• Why do 40% of executive transitions fail in the first 18 months?
• The global pandemic coupled with the great resignation has further intensified the risk of a rocky start, so executive transitions are even more challenging now.
• Explore how organisations can employ de-risking strategies and enable executives to hit the ground running.

Speakers:

Navid Nazemian
Global Head of HR
10:00 - 11:00am
It’s Time to Get Hyper About Automation
• How can hyper automation help your business in the long term and ensure you avoid automation for automation’s sake?
• What are the benefits of combining artificial intelligence, machine learning and robotic process automation?
• How can hyper automation allow for more flexibility and agility?

Speakers:

COMING SOON!
11:00 - 12:00pm
Panel - How to Make ESG Part of Your DNA
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• How can you work both internally and with suppliers to improve ESG practices?
• What are the key focus areas for your ESG transformation?
• How to better structure the value chain to make the most of ESG transformation
• How can you use improved ESG norms as a competitive advantage?

Speakers:

Dr. Michael Goerz
Vice President Finance
Malcolm Finn
Director of Finance – Global Operations and Control
William Laitenen
Chief Executive Officer
12:00 - 1:00pm
Why C-Suite Collaboration Is the Key to Success
• How can finance leaders develop relationships with the c-suite that create a collaborative culture within the boardroom?
• How can workforces benefit from improved c-suite partnerships?
• What does it take for the boardroom to be truly aligned on business goals and desired outcomes?

Speakers:

COMING SOON!
1:00pm
Networking Lunch
2:00 - 3:00pm
The Mindset You Need to Become a Transformation Leader
  • The necessary pre-transformation considerations relating to people, process and technology
  • Lessons learned from transformation processes and the must-haves for the future
  • How to take your transformation initiative to the next level

Speakers:

Iria Saenz-Diaz
Finance Director
3:00 - 4:00pm
How to Be a Holistic Finance Leader
• Understanding other remits to create improved cross-organisational outcomes
• Inspiring people to bring new skills and approaches to the finance function
• Creating a diverse finance team to find innovative ways of tackling challenges to the finance department

Speakers:

Baron Anyangwe
Former Head of Finance
4:00 - 5:00pm
Mind The Gap: What skills is your finance team missing?
• As digitisation increases, how can you identify the skills needed to take advantage of improved processes and capabilities?
• How can you effectively upskill existing employees to use new tools?
• When new employees are needed, where are the greatest pools of talent to choose from?

Speakers:

COMING SOON!
5:00 - 6:00pm
How Can You Become a Strategic CFO?
• As more functions start reporting to finance leaders, how can you ensure you are making the right decisions?
• How can CFOs make sure their voice is heard in the board room?
• How can finance leaders make sure they are upskilling themselves to drive value for their companies?

Speakers:

COMING SOON!
6:00 - 9:00pm
Networking Dinner
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7:30 - 8:50am
Breakfast
8:00 - 8:50am
Keynote: From Diversity to Dollars: Embedding DEI in Your Team
• How DEI not only fosters innovation but can act as an advantage compared to competitors
• How to give diverse employees a voice to improve DEI initiatives
• How to truly embrace DEI as part of your strategy

Speakers:

COMING SOON!
9:00 - 10:00am
The CFO’s New Agenda: It’s Time to Lead the Digital Charge
  • How can finance leaders stay updated with consumer, workforce and digital trends to make effective business decisions 
  • How to ensure digitisation is at the heart of your company’s operations 
  • How can you become a disruptor in your own function to drive high performance?

Speakers:

COMING SOON!
10:00 - 11:00am
It’s Not Enough to React to the Supply Chain Crisis
• How to create strategic partnerships with supply chain and procurement teams to build resilience
• How CFOs can positively impact supply chain diversity
• Do you need to re-evaluate your current vendors or should you just need to balance risks and benefits of outsourcing?

Speakers:

COMING SOON!
11:00 - 12:00pm
The New Meaning of Empathic Leadership
• How can you support your employees during the cost of living crisis?
• With workforces now in a hybrid state, how can you ensure workspaces are welcoming and productive environments?
• Can businesses do more than simply provide flexibility to employees?

Speakers:

Duncan Burgess
Former Global Finance Director – Transformation
Monday31 October
Tuesday1 November
Wednesday2 November
Thursday3 November
Friday4 November
What Works in Executive Transitions?
The global pandemic coupled with the great resignation has further intensified the risk of a rocky start, so executive transitions are even more challenging now. Explore how organisations can employ de-risking strategies and enable executives to hit the ground running.

Speakers:

Navid Nazemian
Global Head of HR
How to make ESG part of your DNA
  • How can you work both internally and with suppliers to improve ESG practices?
  • What are the key focus areas for your ESG transformation?
  • How to better structure the value chain to make the most of ESG transformation
  • How can you use improved ESG norms as a competitive advantage?

Key Takeaways:

Speakers:

Dr. Michael Goerz
Vice President Finance
Preparing for Large-Scale Automation
  • How to balance centralisation and outsourcing of operations
  • Processes you can use to allow your leaders to focus on value-adding activities and services
  • Defining people and process needs to lay the foundation for successful technology implementation

Speakers:

Usha Ganesan
Director Financial Control and Treasury
Agile Planning and Forecasting – How to Adapt Rapidly
Nurturing Agility to thrive in increasingly uncertain and rapidly changing markets. Shifting the emphasis from meeting short-term negotiated objectives… to unleashing the reactivity and potential of your organisation with more adaptive planning. Ensuring the operational underpinning of strategies and plans, and taking advantage of modern forecasting solutions

Speakers:

Michel Hofland
Group Finance Controlling Director
What Will the Finance Team of 2025 Look Like?
The role of the finance department has already gone through massive changes over the last decade. Now playing a role in almost all areas of the business, CFOs will have to adapt to external forces and pressures which will play huge roles in changing the definition and structure of finance teams.

Speakers:

Miguel Orti
Chief Financial Officer
The Connected CFO: Finance for the Future
  • How CFOs and the finance function become more supportive of business strategy
  • Digitisation – what matters beyond the technology
  • Connected leadership and wider societal issues (ESG)

Speakers:

Malcolm Finn
Director of Finance – Global Operations and Control
Becoming Bionic: How Is Technology Affecting Your Workforce?
  • How long will labour shortages persist and how can you positively differentiate yourself amongst all the competitive noise?
  • What tools do your workforce need to thrive?
  • How can you demystify the human/robot relationship?
  • With technology investment unlikely to slow down, how can you prevent change fatigue?

Speakers:

David Wray
Global Accounting & Reporting Senior Director
Investing for Impact: Data, Communication and Society
  • How investments can improve the lives of people at the end of your supply chain at both the macro and micro levels
  • How to effectively analyse data from disparate, global data sets
  • Communicating changes and improvements to other teams. Building a business partnering team
  • Which metrics to use to show tangible results externally

Speakers:

Luciano di Biase
Global Head Sustainability Finance and Reporting
Data Governance for the Finance Leaders
  • How to identify genuinely useful data from varied sources
  • Improving data-visualisation across teams and businesses
  • How to get the most out of real-time data for decision-making

Speakers:

Anwar Mirza
Data Strategy & Governance
Data Diabetes: How Organisations Misuse Data in Decision-Making
Data Diabetes is the metaphor for how organizations struggle to effectively use data to create value, in the same way that diabetic organisms cannot effectively use sugar. On a daily basis I hear clients lament that they have too much data, not enough data, or the wrong data, often simultaneously. These organizations are suffering from Data Diabetes: They need data to thrive and create value, but they are unable to effectively put that data to use.

Key Takeaways:

  • Most organizations follow policies, processes and procedures that have changed little since 2000, but we now live in an entirely different world
  • Organizations use data to power three types of processes: Discover, Decide and Defend
  • Data Diabetes describes how organizations fail to use data effectively in one or more of these three processes

Speakers:

Christopher Surdak
President

KEY THEMES

Leadership challenges post-Covid

Financial process optimisation

Change management and building agility

Financial vision and strategy

An Exclusive Community for Senior Executives

Connect with the thought leaders of your industry at six different networking events.

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Still Have Questions?

We've answered a few FAQs to get you started. But please don't hesitate to reach out with more.

In-Person Event Questions

The cost of producing CONNECT CFO is underwritten by our solution providers, who are more than willing to make the investment in such an exclusive audience. Your pass includes:

  • Dedicated Attendee Relations Manager and custom schedule
  • Access to speaker content
  • Face-to-face industry networking opportunities
  • One2One meetings with vetted solution providers, specifically matched to your business needs
  • One night accommodation, travel reimbursement, incredible catering throughout the event, and an open bar.

Based on the details of your registration, we carefully select only the most suitable solution providers for you to meet with. Each meeting is 30 minutes and focused on solving a specific priority you have listed.

We are looking for executives with genuine needs for new solutions and buying influence or authority. Invitations are extended to C-level executives, SVPs, VPs, Directors and Senior Managers within all Finance functions.

There are many reasons to attend! For starters, CONNECT CFO is the only event tailored to help you with your current challenges. You’ll learn from the experts and connect to the solutions you need. Your time is valuable, and sticking to your budget is more important than ever. CONNECT CFO is designed to help you maximize your time and money for the best possible results.

Virtual Event Questions

CONNECT CFO Virtual Summit is unique in its ability to connect you to qualified solution providers. They’re more than willing to underwrite the cost of your attendance in exchange for access to such an exclusive audience.

Your virtual pass includes:

  • All sessions and recordings
  • Six or eight One2One meetings with vetted solution providers, specifically matched to you
  • £200 or £300 in rewards upon completing all meetings

Based on the details of your registration, we carefully select solution providers for you to meet with. Each meeting is 30 minutes and focused on solving a specific priority you have listed. Once completed, you’re eligible to receive a rewards package. All meetings will take place on Zoom and we handle the logistics.

We are looking for executives with genuine needs for new solutions and buying influence or authority. Invitations are extended to C-level executives, SVPs, VPs, Directors and Senior Managers within all Finance Functions.

Yes, but only for your One2One meetings, which are scheduled for a date and time you prefer. The presentations do not expire and will all be available on-demand to watch at your leisure—anytime, any place.

There are many reasons to attend! CONNECT CFO Virtual Summit is the only online event customised to help you with your current challenges. You’ll learn from the industry and connect to the solutions you need. Your time is valuable, and sticking to your budget is more important than ever. CONNECT CFO is designed to help you maximise your time and money for the best possible results.

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