10 - 12 February, 2020 | Hilton Syon Park, London, United Kingdom

The CFO Summit

o How do we harness our increasing responsibilities and traditional finance expertise to drive the C-suite agenda and lead substantive change?
o Leading the move towards digitisation and automation: why are we still spending more time on traditional finance activities than new digital trends?
o What does it take to blend the production of hard financial reporting data with the analysis and insights needed to develop a dynamic, realistic corporate strategy?
o How can we shift our focus more towards becoming long-term value architects whilst still achieving the short-term performance goals our board and investors want to see?
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Edward Knighton

Chief Financial Officer
YO! Sushi

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Rachel Osborne

Chief Financial Officer
Debenhams

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Angela Noon

Chief Financial Officer
Siemens

11:45 am - 12:00 pm Panel Q&A: knowledge-sharing exchange with panelists

Take this opportunity to have your questions answered and collectively share session take-away messages, tactics, tools and information for implementing in your own finance transformation project.

12:00 pm - 12:15 pm Business card exchange – meet your fellow finance leaders and make connections!


12:15 pm - 12:45 pm What’s the key to a good relationship between the CFO & CEO?

Alan Burns - Chief Financial Officer, Photobox
o Being the CEO’s right hand by understanding how he/she thinks about the critical company issues & where value should be created
o What are the triggers of resistence?
o Building a partnership of healthy debates, mutual influence, shared transparency and open lines of communication
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Alan Burns

Chief Financial Officer
Photobox

12:45 pm - 1:00 pm Presentation Q&A: knowledge-sharing exchange with presenter

Take this opportunity to have your questions answered and collectively share session take-away messages, tactics, tools and information for implementing in your own finance transformation project.

1:00 pm - 2:00 pm Networking lunch - enjoy a delicious meal and some lively finance conversations!


2:00 pm - 2:30 pm Finance in a 4.0 world: building the intelligent enterprise

Philip Green - Former Chief Financial Officer, Deliveroo
o Moving through the hype to set practical goals and make strategic decisions on the usage of emerging and available technologies
o Building data foundations which provide a single source of truth for the processes they support
o Finance’s role as trust-giver in an increasingly transparent world

Philip Green

Former Chief Financial Officer
Deliveroo

2:30 pm - 2:45 pm Presentation Q&A: knowledge-sharing exchange with presenter

Take this opportunity to have your questions answered and collectively share session take-away messages, tactics, tools and information for implementing in your own finance transformation project.

2:45 pm - 3:15 pm Make compliance your competitive weapon as a CFO

Katrina Nurse - Chief Financial Officer, Pentland Brands
o Going beyond perfunctory compliance practices by instituting a strong internal control framework
o Improving enterprise performance and transparency through expansion of compliance programs to focus on avoiding minor or even critical enterprise risk
o Develop a holistic strategy that not only identifies risk early but addresses how the company will handle any problems that are discovered.
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Katrina Nurse

Chief Financial Officer
Pentland Brands

3:15 pm - 3:30 pm Presentation Q&A: knowledge-sharing exchange with presenter

Take this opportunity to have your questions answered and collectively share session take-away messages, tactics, tools and information for implementing in your own finance transformation project.

3:30 pm - 3:55 pm Finance Technology Demonstration - Meet with some of the leading finance solution-providers by way of this fun and informative speed-dating activity!

3:55 pm - 4:10 pm Afternoon Refreshments – grab a coffee and network with your finance peers

The CFO Thought Exchange is an exclusive opportunity for participants of the CFO Summit to share, inspire and learn amongst other high-level peers on a number of tailored, specific topics. Delegates are invited to join either Discussion A or Discussion B, and to rotate once the first round has ended. All attendants will get the opportunity to participate in both discussion groups. Both rounds will run for 30 minutes. Allow approximately 5 minutes per discussion point and share your most topical challenges and ideas!

The CFO Thought-Exchange

4:10 pm - 5:10 pm Discussion A: The Next Generation of CFOs
Edward Knighton - Chief Financial Officer, YO! Sushi
  • Meeting the expectations of increased regulatory, risk management and reporting criteria from both internal and external sources
  • Becoming a change-maker in the age of AI
  • As the CFO role blurs, how can future finance leaders find focus?
  • How can we begin to connect financial performance into brand reputation?
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Edward Knighton

Chief Financial Officer
YO! Sushi


The CFO Thought Exchange is an exclusive opportunity for participants of the CFO Summit to share, inspire and learn amongst other high-level peers on a number of tailored, specific topics. Delegates are invited to join either Discussion A or Discussion B, and to rotate once the first round has ended. All attendants will get the opportunity to participate in both discussion groups. Both rounds will run for 30 minutes. Allow approximately 5 minutes per discussion point and share your most topical challenges and ideas!

The CFO Thought-Exchange

4:10 pm - 5:10 pm Discussion B: Towards Finance 2025
George Connell - Former Vice President Strategy, Shell
  • POLL: Do you think your finance team is ready for the future?
  • How do we transform how finance is talent is recruited, retained and developed to meet the need for new skills?
  • How will we strategically leverage the continuing technological disruption and enable new opportunities for finance to evolve?
  • Is the future of finance new technology or new people?
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George Connell

Former Vice President Strategy
Shell

5:10 pm - 5:10 pm Re-join the delegation for closing keynote