Speaker Bio

Dennis Gannon

Dennis Gannon

VP Analyst
As a Vice President of Research at Gartner, Dennis Gannon spends his days working with Gartner research teams to address the shared challenges of finance leaders and bringing that research to life in one-on-one and group interactions with Gartner clients. Dennis is a regular presenter and keynote speaker at Gartner conferences and facilitates dozens of executive roundtables with CFOs and other finance leaders every year.

Since joining Gartner in 2004, Dennis has become sought after by finance leaders for his ability to connect the dots across developments in finance and bring a grounded, long-term perspective to executive challenges. His areas of expertise include capital allocation, cost optimization, finance business partnership, and CFO personal effectiveness.
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Wednesday, May 31, 2023 / 09:30 AM - 10:15 AM EDT
Gartner Opening Keynote: The Human CFO: Leading in the Face of Perpetual Disruption

As organizations face a perpetually-disrupted business environment, CFOs must move beyond the enforcement of financial orthodoxy and tap into what it means to be a ‘human leader’ as a CFO in order to drive enterprise success.(Credits: 0.8; Field of Study: Business Management and Organization; Delivery Method: Group Live; Program Knowledge Level: Basic; Prerequisites: None; Advanced Preparation: None)

Wednesday, May 31, 2023 / 02:30 PM - 03:15 PM EDT
CFO Circle Exclusive Roundtable: Cost Structure in the Digital Finance Department

As CFOs invest further in digital technology to support the autonomy of the finance function, their playbooks for managing finance cost must change. Join this peer-to-peer discussion lightly facilitated by a Gartner expert to talk about strategies for driving efficiency in finance, as more and more of the cost base is consumed by technology expenses and a key finance digital talent becomes ever more expensive.

Wednesday, May 31, 2023 / 04:00 PM - 04:45 PM EDT
CFO Circle Exclusive Roundtable: Improving CFO Partnership with the Board

In times of economic uncertainty, it is absolutely vital that CFOs are able to provide assurance to their boards that the organization is prepared for the unknown. Join this peer-to-peer discussion lightly facilitated by a Gartner expert to share how to form a strong relationship with the board, and the tactics that CFOs can use during and between board meetings to be a more effective partner.

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