Winning in the Turns


Winners accelerate during economic turns. How do they do this? One thing is clear, it is not by cutting their way to growth. Instead, winners spur innovation, or change, in strategy and risk taking. To start winning in the turns today, you must ask yourself these three big questions that we'll address at this year's conference:


  • Have you increased the discipline with which you allocate resources?
  • Have you tested your team’s current preparedness to make decisions and act confidently as opportunities or risks quickly materialize? 
  • Have you re-examined key leadership messages and talent positioning to ensure that organizational climate and resourcing support your teams in 2019?


Tackle these questions head on with your peers, Gartner experts and technology providers at the most important gathering of CFOs and their teams. 


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Interact with more than 400 of your peers to gain firsthand insight from those facing similar challenges to yours.

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Be the first to hear emerging trends and latest predictions and leave with a solid action plan.

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Meet face-to-face with knowledgeable representatives from the top solution providers impacting the sales and marketing landscape.

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Our 2019 agenda has been released. Take a look at the agenda and sign up above to receive the latest updates on new sessions including guest keynotes, sessions, roundtables and meetups. 

Track A:
CFO Personal Effectiveness: Adopting a CEO Mindset
CFOs are responsible for all aspects of a company’s performance — and as such, their direct role, and those of their team members, is to think and act like the company’s CEO as well as the leader of the finance function. This track covers issues that are most pertinent to the CFO, and to those within the finance function who must lead with a CFO mindset, and includes financial strategy, evolving cost structure needs of the business, funding growth investments and business model evolution. 
Track B:
Shaping the Function of Tomorrow
The finance function of the future will look very different from how it looks today, and finance leaders must define the vision in terms of people, processes and structure and prepare their teams to make the shift toward a constant state of change and adaptation. This track covers a range of topics, including finance (and shared services), organizational structures and finance talent needs of the future. 
Track C: The Frontier of Data, Analytics and Technology
The greatest opportunity for finance in the next few years is reimagining the use of financial and non-financial data to help the business make real-time, smarter and more profitable decisions. This lofty goal requires finance to leverage technology more effectively, completely redesign how it structures data and up its analytics game significantly. This track covers a range of topics, including the use of technology, new approaches for management reporting and analytics.

Don’t miss these hot topics!

Capital structure and allocation

Finance analytics



IT Finance




Finance technology strategy and selection

Cost structure

Metrics and management reporting


Finance function strategy and organization structure


Personal effectiveness

Working capital

Budgeting and planning



Finance talent




Change management

Financial data management




Digital technology in finance




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Gartner CFO & Finance Executive Conference 2019 will take place at the Marriott Marquis in Washington, D.C.

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Join us at the Marriott Marquis in downtown Washington.