Gartner CFO & Finance Executive Conference

June 2 – 3, 2020 | Phoenix, AZ

Cancellation of Gartner CFO & Finance Executive Conference
2020 in Phoenix

With continued uncertainty relating to travel restrictions, government directives and reports from leading health organizations, Gartner has made the decision to reevaluate its conference portfolio for the remainder of 2020. As a result, we have made the decision to cancel the Gartner CFO & Finance Executive Conference, scheduled to take place in Phoenix, June 2 – 3, 2020.

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Tomorrow’s finance: Charting the course to 2025

In the midst of all the uncertainty, one thing is certain: Finance functions will need to significantly evolve to meet the business needs of the future. With the pace of change expected to accelerate, leading finance organizations are asking the question, how do we stay ahead of change and set ourselves up for a new future? 

This conference outlines what the future of finance will be and will help CFOs and finance executives chart a course through all the changes to the organizational structure, talent, technology and process needed to reach the 2025 future finance vision.

Insights sourced directly from your peers

Gartner extracts insights from 380,00+ client interactions each year - with 130,00+ senior executives - to provide you with a deep understanding of end-user needs and market shifts. Gain a competitive advantage when you dive into the trends and latest predictions gleaned from these interactions.

Meaningful connections with peers

Meet and connect with your finance peers and gain firsthand insight from those facing the same challenges you are - share ideas and strategies for overcoming them. Leave with a new network of peers who you can continue to brainstorm with back in the office.

Solutions for every member of your team 

Join the only conference that is designed specifically around the unique challenges facing CFOs and finance executives as well as their teams. Explore the ways that you and your team can bring the most value back to the office.

The Gartner difference

Gartner is the world’s leading research and advisory company. We equip leaders and their teams in every major business function with the indispensable insights, advice and tools to achieve their mission-critical priorities today and build the successful organizations of tomorrow. Across every industry and enterprise size, Gartner provides the expertise needed to tackle your key initiatives, stay ahead of competition and grow your organization’s value.

Calling all finance leaders

North America’s most important gathering of CFOs and senior finance executives, offering strategic guidance on the trends that shape finance, company performance and personal leadership. Through an intersection of peers, thought leaders, Gartner expert and practitioner research, attendees at the conference will find new ways to approach critical challenges and make decisions with confidence.

  • Chief Financial Officers (CFOs)
  • Business unit CFOs
  • SVP/VPs of Finance
  • Chief Accounting Leaders
  • VPs, Finance Transformation
  • Corporate Controllers
  • Heads of Financial Planning & Analysis
  • Heads of Shared Services

Tracks at a Glance

Our topic-focused agenda covers the mission-critical priorities of finance leaders.

Track A

The CFO Mandate: Translating Revenue Opportunity Into Realized Profit

Today marks a time when uncertainty is at a peak — trend lines across major business transformation, market competition, economic uncertainty, employee power in the labor market, capital inefficiency and executive confidence indexes are at an all-time high. CFOs are being asked to stabilize company performance and help the company translate revenue opportunities into realized profit — at a time when costs are outpacing revenue. This track covers topics to help CFOs with their mandate, including cost differentiation, growth investments, working capital, integrated planning and target setting.

Track B

Digital and Continuous Change Implications on Finance Transformation

More than half of finance transformations fail. The pace of change, coupled with the speed of advancements in digital technology, is forcing finance to continuously reinvent itself. Finance transformation is no longer a project with a defined start and end date — it now must be managed differently, instilling a culture of continuous improvement and a new way of thinking about process excellence, all while implementing new technologies. This track covers process excellence, continuous improvement and digital technology.

Track C

Reshaping Finance Talent and Teams for the Future

Many of today’s roles in finance will not exist in 2025. Defining and reshaping how finance will evolve necessitates an understanding of new digital capabilities, the impact of technology and a clear view of where finance’s future comparative advantage lies, especially as analytics teams spring up across the company. This track covers topics such as digital finance competencies, the impact of artificial intelligence on finance and finance analytics.

Track D

(Re)Building the New Finance Organization

There are many finance organization changes in flight today — including the increasing prevalence of centers of excellence, the thinning out of business finance teams and shifts to moving more activities from the middle office into shared services centers. In isolation, each change is good, but the fragmentation of these efforts leaves Finance at risk of breaking critical process and being wholly inefficient. This track answers the critical question of what the right delivery model and organization structure for finance is as we move toward 2025, and covers topics such as centers of excellence, future of finance organization structure and shared services.

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