The Future of Finance Is Limitless

Agile Finance, Digital Intelligence

Where Finance and Operations Leaders Define What's Next

Best-practice organizations succeed by leveraging end-to-end processes focused on customer value across the entire value chain. Finance sits at the center of this value chain. When your finance team is empowered with digital intelligence and an agile operating model, there are no limits to what your business can achieve.

Join over 2,000 CFOs and senior finance professionals across accounting, FP&A, projects, risk and compliance, shared services, and other lines of business for over 50 sessions designed to help you leverage the power of new digital technologies. Machine learning, artificial intelligence, advanced analytics, data visualization, and blockchain can boost the agility of your finance function and harness intelligence more effectively.

Special sessions with your peers in supply chain and HR will examine the benefits of cross-functional collaboration and process integration to deliver against your unique customer value imperatives.

Create a limitless enterprise through change management, cloud adoption, and finance talent. And move into the front lines of business.

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Featured Finance Speakers

Derrek Gafford

Derrek Gafford

Executive Vice President and Chief Financial Officer, True Blue

Derrek L. Gafford has served as True Blue’s Executive Vice President and Chief Financial Officer since 2006, after serving as Vice President and Chief Financial Officer since 2005 and as the company's Vice President of Finance and Accounting beginning in 2004.

Mr. Gafford is a Certified Public Accountant and first joined True Blue in 2002 serving as Vice President and Treasurer. Prior to joining the company, Mr. Gafford served as Chief Financial Officer for Metropolitan Markets, a grocery retailer, from 2001 to 2002, and held a variety of finance positions with Albertsons and Deloitte & Touche.

Mark Jeffries

Mark Jeffries

Moderator and Emcee

Former Merrill Lynch stockbroker turned author and keynote speaker Mark Jeffries has become a trusted adviser and communications consultant to some of the world's largest and most successful organizations. He speaks at and moderates conferences, summits, sales meetings, user forums, and conventions all over the world for clients including Oracle, IBM, Ernst & Young, SAS, HP, Zurich Insurance, Gartner, Microsoft, Royal Bank of Canada, Deltek, and Bank of America.

With his depth of event experience, many of Mark's clients now also use him as an event consultant, working alongside the production team to create an event with audience appeal, a memorable impact, and an effective message.

Dividing his time between the United States, Canada, and Europe, Mark's ideas, inspiration, and guidance are sought across virtually all industries.

Geoffrey Moore

Geoffrey Moore

Author, Dealing with Darwin and Business Strategy Expert

Geoffrey Moore is an author, speaker, and advisor who splits his consulting time between start-up companies in the Mohr Davidow and Wildcat Venture Partners portfolio and established high-tech enterprises, most recently including Salesforce, Microsoft, Autodesk, F5Networks, Gainsight, Google, and Splunk.

Moore's life's work has focused on the market dynamics surrounding disruptive innovations. His first book, Crossing the Chasm, focuses on the challenges start-up companies face transitioning from early adopting to mainstream customers. It has sold more than a million copies, and its third edition has been revised such that the majority of its examples and case studies reference companies come to prominence from the past decade. Moore's most recent work, Zone to Win, addresses the challenge large enterprises face when embracing disruptive innovations, even when it is in their best interests to do so. It's time to stop explaining why they don't and start explaining how they can. This has been the basis of much of his recent consulting.

Irish by heritage, Moore has yet to meet a microphone he didn't like and gives between 50 and 80 speeches a year. One theme that has received a lot of attention recently is the transition in enterprise IT investment focus from Systems of Record to Systems of Engagement. This is driving the deployment of a new cloud infrastructure to complement the legacy client-server stack, creating massive markets for a next generation of tech industry leaders.

Moore has a bachelors in American literature from Stanford University and a PhD in English literature from the University of Washington. After teaching English for four years at Olivet College, he came back to the Bay Area with his wife and family and began a career in high tech as a training specialist. Over time he transitioned first into sales and then into marketing, finally finding his niche in marketing consulting, working first at Regis McKenna Inc, then with the three firms he helped found: The Chasm Group, Chasm Institute, and TCG Advisors. Today he is chairman emeritus of all three.

Solution Areas

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Core Financials

Oracle Financials Cloud empowers modern finance. It’s the most comprehensive, integrated, and scalable financial management solution available and offers extensive support for global companies in a wide variety of industries. At the conference, our customers and product experts will discuss how you can:

  • Simplify by streamlining business processes and technology requirements
  • Accelerate decision making with real-time information access
  • Collaborate with teammates using social business objects
  • Control costs with increased productivity

Planning and Budgeting

Oracle Planning and Budgeting Cloud enables businesses of any size to quickly implement a world-class planning and budgeting solution with the simplicity of the cloud. At the event, learn how to:

  • Create your own custom planning and forecasting models to meet your specific needs
  • Benefit from first-rate planning and forecasting functionality
  • Leverage built-in tools and build planning models using your existing excel worksheets to help accelerate implementation time
  • Meet the ever-changing needs of your business with flexible deployment options

Close and Consolidation

Oracle Financial Consolidation and Close Cloud supports every reporting demand and dramatically reduces the time and cost to complete a confident close. At the conference, you’ll learn about its:

  • Pre-configured consolidation model that makes it easy to meet global reporting requirements like IFRS and GAAP
  • Financial consolidation data with pre-built cash flow, balance sheet, and income statement, for transparent reporting
  • Complete end-to-end capabilities that provide visibility into close, consolidation, data collection, and reporting activities
  • Built-in connectivity to core source systems, such as ERP and others, for consolidation and close needs

Risk Management

Oracle Risk Management Cloud automates security, compliance, and internal controls processes. It allows companies to manage access, automate internal controls, monitor processes, and enforce compliance from within their ERP Cloud deployment. At the conference, you’ll learn how to:

  • Improve financial oversight for effective, risk-aware business decisions and culture
  • Reduce manual effort and errors by automating labor-intensive tasks
  • Find and fix process issues across all business functions
  • Demonstrate segregation of duties and control effectiveness, and accelerate audits

Project Portfolio Management

Oracle Project Management Cloud improves project profitability and enables companies to stay informed and in control with modern enterprise-grade solutions for project-centric businesses and complete and integrated project financial management. At the event, learn how you can:

  • Accelerate project delivery, productivity, and success
  • Collaborate with social, mobile project, and work management
  • Plan the modern way using high-productivity, social-enabled tools
  • Motivate employees with global project talent

Want to Touch the Cloud?

Back by popular demand, and expanded in number, these 110-minute workshops allow accounting and finance professionals to get hands-on experience on an advanced user interface containing embedded analytics, mobility, and social interactions, providing global insight into operations. Oracle solution consultants will walk participants through a series of accounting scenarios that provide an actual feel for how Oracle cloud customers do their job in the cloud.

Space is limited, and conference registrants may sign up via the scheduling tool. Under the Content Catalog listing, click the + sign next to the session time you would like to attend.

Vote for your favorite Change Agents of Finance through February 20!

Oracle Executive Summit (Invitation-Only)

The Oracle Executive Summit is an executive event within Modern Business Experience that brings together industry thought leaders, practitioners, and Oracle executives in an exclusive environment to network and share the latest finance and technology best practices. Contact your Oracle sales representative if you are vice president level or higher and are interested in participating.

If you have been invited to attend the CFO Summit, please respond to the invitation to register, or contact the registration team with questions via email or by calling 1.866.254.8740 (US and Canada) or +1.650.416.8794 (International).


Are You a Future Finance Leader?

Oracle is looking for a select group of top-tier college and graduate students studying in finance-related fields to attend and participate in Modern Business Experience. Learn about finance and technology best practices and trends from world-class CFOs and industry experts.

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