Leaders Circle

CFO Summit Sponsored by Accenture

Winning in the Fourth Era of Innovation: The CFO as Corporate Catalyst

A must-attend event for CFOs looking to create IT investment and innovation strategies that are aligned with the needs of the business and with the future of technology.

Featured Video

An Interview with Oracle Chairman Jeff Henley

Business Transformation and CFO Leadership: An Interview with Oracle Chairman Jeff Henley

What gives one company distinct advantages over another when it comes to managing disruption and capitalizing on innovation? According to innovation expert Scott D. Anthony, it’s the strength of a company’s corporate assets—from the power of its global brand and partner network to the strength of its global infrastructure and business processes—that will define who wins and who loses in what he calls the Fourth Era of Innovation.

The second distinct advantage is having a corporate catalyst, a mission-driven leader who brings together corporate resources to address big challenges like disruption and innovation. According to new global research commissioned by Oracle and Accenture, CFOs have seen their influence over strategy execution and business transformation grow substantially in the wake of the Great Recession, making them ideally positioned to navigate their organizations through disruption while focusing resources on innovation-led growth.

Sponsored by Accenture, the Oracle Chief Financial Officer Summit at Leaders Circle @ OpenWorld will share the finance and technology best practices of leading CFOs who are becoming catalysts for change and growth in the Fourth Era of Innovation.

Summit Highlights include:

  • New Global Research on the Evolving Role of the CFO
  • Creating a Global Infrastructure to Win in the Fourth Era of Innovation
  • Empowering Modern Finance with Cloud, Mobile, and Social Technologies
  • Planning for Disruption Using Business Analytics and Cloud-Based Planning and Budgeting Solutions
  • Scaling Innovations Globally with World-Class Business Processes

Who Should Attend:

  • CFOs
  • Controllers
  • Chief Accounting Officers (CAOs)
  • Executive Vice Presidents/Senior Vice Presidents/Vice Presidents of Finance

When: Tuesday, September 24, 2013
Time: 8:30 a.m.–12:00 p.m.
Where: Fairmont San Francisco, Gold Room


Agenda

Tuesday, September 24

8:30 a.m.–8:45 a.m.

Welcome

Jeff Henley, Chairman of the Board, Oracle

8:45 a.m.–9:15 a.m.

The CFO as Corporate Catalyst: From Finance Transformation to Business Transformation

David Axson, Managing Director, Finance & Enterprise Performance, Accenture Management Consulting

9:15 a.m.–9:45 a.m.

Winning in the Fourth Era of Innovation: The CFO as Corporate Catalyst

Scott D. Anthony, Managing Partner, Innosight

9:45 a.m.–10:15 a.m.

Creating a Global Infrastructure for the Fourth Era of Innovation: An Interview with AT&T Senior Executive Vice President and CFO John Stephens

Moderated by Scott D. Anthony, Innosight

10:15 a.m.–10:30 a.m.

Break

10:30 a.m.–11:15 a.m.

Empowering Modern Finance in the Cloud

Hosted by Steven Miranda, Executive Vice President, Application Development, Oracle

Panel: Stuart Brown, SVP and CFO, Red Robin; Carrie Dolan, CFO, Lending Club; Rich Clayton, Vice President, Business Analytics, Oracle

11:15 a.m.–11:45 a.m.

Global Leadership in Finance Awards

Presented by Jeff Henley, Chairman of the Board, Oracle

11:45 a.m.–12:00 p.m.

Closing Remarks

Jeff Henley, Chairman of the Board, Oracle

12:00 p.m.–1:00 p.m.

Networking Luncheon (all Leaders Circle attendees)

Featured Speakers

CFO Speaker
Jeff Henley

Chairman of the Board, Oracle

CFO Speaker John Stephens
John Stephens

Senior EVP and CFO, AT&T

CFO Speaker Stuart Brown
Stuart Brown

SVP and CFO, Red Robin

CFO Speaker Steven Miranda
Steven Miranda

Executive Vice President, Application Development, Oracle

CFO Speaker Rich Clayton
Rich Clayton

Vice President, Business Analytics, Oracle

CFO Speaker Carrie Dolan
Carrie Dolan

CFO, Lending Club

CFO Speaker Scott D. Anthony
Scott D. Anthony

Managing Partner, Innosight

CFO Speaker David Axson
David Axson

Managing Director, Finance & Enterprise Performance, Accenture Management Consulting


Sessions

The CFO as Catalyst for Change: From Finance Transformation to Business Transformation

Joint research from Accenture and Oracle shows that CFOs are playing an increasingly central role in driving transformation. Given their expanded role, CFOs must understand how technology enables enterprise-wide transformation and builds a scalable platform for growth. Accenture’s David Axson will share his insights from the research as well as client experiences on how CFOs are positioning themselves and their organizations to be catalysts for change.


Winning in the Fourth Era of Innovation: The CFO as Corporate Catalyst

Innovation expert Scott D. Anthony shares the key capabilities that give one company a distinct advantage over another when it comes to managing disruption and capitalizing on innovation. He will explore how the strength of a company’s corporate assets—from the power of its global brand and partner network to the strength of its R&D investments and global infrastructure and excellence of its business processes—are critical for scaling innovations quickly and cost-effectively.

Anthony will also how corporate catalysts such as CFOs are critical to the success of innovation efforts, and what best practices CFOs can adopt to become more effective partners to the business.


Creating a Global Infrastructure for the Fourth Era of Innovation: An Interview with AT&T Senior EVP and CFO John Stephens

Moderated by Scott D. Anthony. In this exclusive session, AT&T’s John Stephens will discuss his role in successfully transforming and modernizing the finance organization at AT&T into a catalyst for growth and innovation. Stephens will also share how the telecommunications giant has created an integrated, world-class, global infrastructure to scale its innovations rapidly and cost-effectively while leveraging other key corporate assets such as process excellence, strong brand recognition, partner relationships, scientific R&D, and regulatory experience to strengthen its competitiveness in the Fourth Era of Innovation.


Special Session: Empowering Modern Finance in the Cloud

The modern finance organization is no longer just a scorekeeper or gatekeeper, but rather a full partner in defining business strategy and ensuring its success. Modern finance also has a clear service orientation, focusing on what matters most to executives and front-line business managers. In addition to ensuring that processes are operationally excellent, modern finance also uses the latest technologies to improve how the business identifies and responds to competitive opportunities and threats.

This panel discussion will explore how new cloud services can help CFOs modernize their finance operations to proactively manage disruption and drive innovation.