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.
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.
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When: Tuesday, September 24, 2013
Time: 8:30 a.m.–12:00 p.m.
Where: Fairmont San Francisco, Gold Room
8:30 a.m.–8:45 a.m.
Jeff Henley, Chairman of the Board, Oracle
8:45 a.m.–9:15 a.m.
David Axson, Managing Director, Finance & Enterprise Performance, Accenture Management Consulting
9:15 a.m.–9:45 a.m.
Scott D. Anthony, Managing Partner, Innosight
9:45 a.m.–10:15 a.m.
Moderated by Scott D. Anthony, Innosight
10:15 a.m.–10:30 a.m.
10:30 a.m.–11:15 a.m.
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.
Presented by Jeff Henley, Chairman of the Board, Oracle
11:45 a.m.–12:00 p.m.
Jeff Henley, Chairman of the Board, Oracle
12:00 p.m.–1:00 p.m.
Chairman of the Board, Oracle
Senior EVP and CFO, AT&T
SVP and CFO, Red Robin
Executive Vice President, Application Development, Oracle
Vice President, Business Analytics, Oracle
CFO, Lending Club
Managing Partner, Innosight
Managing Director, Finance & Enterprise Performance, Accenture Management Consulting
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.
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.
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.
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.