Gartner CFO & Finance Executive Conference

18 – 19 September 2023 | London, U.K.

Prepare your finance team at the most important gathering for CFOs and finance executives

Join us for Gartner CFO & Finance Executive Conference where CFOs and finance executives from leading organizations come together to discuss how to meet rapidly evolving stakeholder needs. Be prepared to share big ideas and best practices with your peers and finance technology experts. Discover how CFOs can “digitally elevate” and deliver more real-time, predictive, errorless, always-on support to drive profitable and sustainable decisions.

The program for the inaugural Gartner CFO & Finance Executive Conference in London, U.K., is underway, and we look forward to sharing details soon. 

Successful peer case studies

Successful peer case studies

Gartner extracts insights from thousands of CFO and senior-level conversations every year to collate the most important insights and critical actions of the year.

The future of finance

Attendees learn how to build a roadmap for digital finance with the right vendors, processes, providers and skills needed to better support the business.

Finance technology innovations

Attendees experience firsthand demonstrations of the latest technology solutions that enable the finance function to bring better data and predictive capabilities to the business.

 

CFOs are seeking faster insights and more predictive capabilities. This conference lays the groundwork to build a digital finance function that helps you unlock the power of data, technology and innovation to drive profitable growth in the years to come.

Alex Bant

Conference Chair and Chief of Research for CFOs, Gartner

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    Join a global community of CFOs and finance executives

    The most important gathering of CFOs and senior finance executives offers strategic guidance on the trends shaping the finance function, company performance and personal effectiveness. Through an intersection of peers, thought leaders, Gartner expert and practitioner research, and technology providers, attendees explore new ways to approach critical challenges and make decisions with confidence. 

    CFOs gain strategies to build the finance organizations of the future, such as:
    • How to attract and retain top finance talent and evaluate digital competencies across the function
    • How to incorporate agility into planning and budgeting processes, especially during times of disruption
    • Best practices in embedding analytics into business processes and strategic decision making
    • Top priorities and the best use cases for automation
    Chief accounting leaders and corporate controllers learn to leverage automation for increased accuracy and efficiency.
    • Gain best practices in outsourcing decision making and familiarized yourself with the vendor landscape
    • Learn how hyperautomation and blockchain can accelerate finance transformation and shape the future of finance
    • Learn how to build technical and creative problem-solving skills across the function
    • Gain best practices in upholding the integrity of business financial data with efficient and accurate closing processes
    Financial planning and analysis leaders learn how to provide more actionable and valuable finance data, including:
    • How to leverage predictive analysis and identify the best use cases for the business
    • Best practices in running a successful AI pilot
    • How to better support business decision making with realistic and trustworthy projections that inspire a clear plan of action, even without reliable recent historical data
    • New methods to overcome challenges related to manual processes, outdated data and technologies, and lack of data standardization
    VPs of finance transformation learn how to better partner with the larger organization and develop a strong business case for finance transformation.
    • Access forward-thinking trends and research-backed data to inform finance transformation priorities
    • Gain best practices in people management for stronger, digitally competent teams that can rise to transformation challenges
    • Learn how to better leverage technology innovations to increase automation and efficiency
    • Develop a transformation roadmap to set the organization up for success in the future

    Tracks at a Glance

    Attendees have access to Gartner research-backed sessions specifically designed to help CFOs and finance leaders build their finance transformation roadmaps. Each track has a specific area of focus to help attendees consume the insights most relevant to their roles within the finance function. 

    While we prepare tracks for the 2023 conference in London, we invite you to explore the tracks that were covered at our 2022 conference in North America.

    Track A

    The CFO’s Role in Leading Digital Growth

    Digital acceleration is increasingly critical for achieving above-industry revenue and margin growth. In this track, CFOs learned how to advance digital leadership to prepare the function for the future of finance.

    Track B

    Build a Finance Function for an Autonomous Future: Talent, Structures and Providers

    This track helped finance leaders understand the changing landscape of outsourcing providers, how to evaluate their function’s digital competencies and actions you can take toward an autonomous future.

    Track C

    Build a Technology Roadmap With the Latest Innovations in Finance

    Our survey showed that 94% of finance leaders say they need to understand the latest technology innovations that will impact the future of finance. In this track, finance leaders gained an understanding of the current finance technology and vendor landscape, what’s working for their peers and how to prepare the organization for what’s coming next.

    Track D

    Design Agile and Predictive Processes

    In this track, finance leaders learned to create a digital-first process infrastructure, run successful integrated business planning, move to continuous accounting, automate invoice to cash and run better scenarios for the business.

    Health and safety measures

    We are excited to welcome you back to our in-person conferences this year. Our current health & safety guidelines for our conferences through December 2022 are outlined below, as well as additional details to help you plan for the in-person experience.

    As a part of our commitment to creating the safest possible environment for our community, we require all attendees, exhibitors, staff and partners to be fully vaccinated to participate in this year’s in-person conference. All participants will be asked to agree and to adhere to Gartner’s on-site safety guidelines and measures for their conference.

    We will continue to monitor the global and regional response to the pandemic and may adjust our plans accordingly. To ensure you have the most up-to-date information, the latest health & safety guidelines for each conference will be communicated directly to all registered participants via email no later than two weeks prior to the conference start date.