11 - 14 May, 2020 | Estoril Congress Center, Estoril, Portugal

The CFO Summit Day One

9:30 am - 9:40 am Chairperson’s welcome address

9:40 am - 10:10 am OPENING KEYNOTE: The road ahead: As the CFO role blurs, how can future finance leaders find focus?


Rita Piçarra, Chief Financial Officer at Microsoft

Rita Piçarra

Chief Financial Officer
Microsoft

10:10 am - 10:20 am Post-session Q&A and white space

11:00 am - 11:30 am Networking Break & Demo Drive

11:20 am - 12:40 pm Roundtable 1: Blurring the lines between accountant and business partner

José Pedro Freitas, Chief Financial Officer at Mota-Engil Group

José Pedro Freitas

Chief Financial Officer
Mota-Engil Group

11:20 am - 12:40 pm Roundtable 2: Training top talent within finance

Rita Piçarra, Chief Financial Officer at Microsoft

Rita Piçarra

Chief Financial Officer
Microsoft

11:20 am - 12:40 pm Roundtable 3: External pressures: how finance leaders can proactively react to macros

11:20 am - 12:40 pm Roundtable 4: Technology adoption: prepping your people for success

12:50 pm - 1:00 pm Chair’s round-up & invitation to lunch

1:00 pm - 2:00 pm Lunch

2:00 pm - 2:30 pm What are the fundamentals of an effective CEO-CFO partnership?

Diogo Pedrosa, Chief Financial Officer at Sandoz

Diogo Pedrosa

Chief Financial Officer
Sandoz

2:30 pm - 2:40 pm Post-session Q&A and white space

2:40 pm - 3:10 pm Networking Break


3:10 pm - 3:40 pm Finance Transformation in practice: sharing lessons learned


3:40 pm - 3:50 pm Post-session Q&A and white space

3:50 pm - 4:20 pm PANEL DISCUSSION The CFO is a strategic business partner

Key discussion points:
·         What’s the most effective internal structure for seamless and cohesive business partnering?
·         How can CFOs ensure their data systems support larger business strategy and reporting needs?
·         What steps can CFOs take to ensure the CEO sees them as a trusted advisor and what role does business partnering play in that process?
·         What other obstacles make finance business partnering a challenge and how can CFOs overcome them?
Diogo Pedrosa, Chief Financial Officer at Sandoz

Diogo Pedrosa

Chief Financial Officer
Sandoz

4:20 pm - 4:30 pm Post-session Q&A and white space


4:30 pm - 5:00 pm Understanding the role of the CFO in a private equity-backed business

·         What it takes to build strategic, business-wide relationships: supporting the CEO, Board, PE House and wider finance team
·         Pivoting strategy in response to Brexit challenges
·         Managing expectations, finding balance and identifying opportunities for value-add
·         Identifying the key risks & identifying value in time for exit

5:00 pm - 5:10 pm Post-session Q&A and white space


5:10 pm - 5:20 pm Chair's close of day one & invitation to drinks reception

7:00 pm - 7:30 pm Exclusive CFO Dinner