Gartner CFO & Finance Executive Conference

June 1 – 2, 2022 | Phoenix, AZ

Transform the finance function with strategic guidance for global CFOs and finance leaders

Gartner CFO and Finance Executives Conference, open to CFOs and finance leaders globally, outlines what the future of finance will be, and helps CFOs and finance executives define the 'new normal' for their teams, creating a digital finance footprint that enables a more nimble structure, set of proceesses and people.

At our 2021 conference, the top 5 sessions finance leaders attended were:

  1. Digital Upskilling Lessons from Leading Finance Teams
  2. New Foundations for Digital: Top 4 Data and Analytics Trends in Finance
  3. The Definitive Set of Digital Finance Competencies and Skills
  4. How to Modernize your KPIs for the Digital Age
  5. Role of Finance in Bridging the Gap Between Operational and Financial Planning

We hope you enjoyed our virtual 2021 Gartner CFO and Finance Execxutive Conference.  If you missed it, be sure to explore what was covered at the conference.

Planning for the 2022 Gartner CFO and Finance Executive Conference is underway and we look forward to sharing details soon!

Trends based on CFOs’ and finance leaders’ top priorities

Gartner extracts insights from 38,000+ client interactions each year — including 13,000+ senior executives. That means you can benefit from the real-world experiences of finance leaders across every company size and industry.

Actionable insights from Gartner experts

Gartner experts provide real-world examples and data-backed research to help you take on your most pressing challenges. Schedule a personal, 30-minute one-on-one conversation with a finance expert, and return to work with a clear action plan.

Solutions for every member of your team

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

This conference is unique given the high-caliber audience — most are CFOs. We focus our content on how the finance function needs to evolve to best serve the business and on how to leverage technology, evolve our processes, reconsider organizational structure and talent. We offer attendees strategic and actionable advice that positions them to anticipate and build for the future organization.

Johanna Robinson

Practice Vice President and Conference Chair

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    The Conference for Finance Leaders

    In 2021, the most important gathering of CFOs and senior finance executives offered 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 found new ways to approach critical challenges and make decisions with confidence. View key takeaways by role:

    Chief financial officers (CFOs) and business unit CFOs: Gained strategies to build the finance organizations of the future
    • Learned how to improve efficiency and accuracy across the finance function.
    • Heard the best strategies to attract and retain top talent and build financial teams of the future.
    • Learned how to incorporate agility into the finance function to better respond to the needs of the organization.
    • Gained best practices in embedding analytics into business processes and strategic decision making.
    Chief accounting leaders and corporate controllers: Learned new methods to increase accuracy and efficiency
    • Gained best practices in upholding the integrity of business financial data with efficient and accurate closing processes.
    • Learned how to build technical and problem-solving skills across the function.
    • Gained best practices in eliminating judgment-based errors across the organization.
    • Learned new ways to increase efficiencies for faster closing processes.
    Financial planning and analysis leaders: Learned how to build better business partnerships across the organization
    • Gained best practices in building cross-functional partnerships and strong lines of communication across the organization.
    • Learned how to incorporate external data and new analytical methods into current business processes.
    • Learned how to better support business decision making with realistic and trustworthy projections that inspire a clear plan of action.
    • Discovered new methods to overcome challenges related to manual processes, outdated data and technologies and lack of data standardization.
    VPs of finance transformation: Learned to better partner with the larger organization and develop a strong business case for finance transformation
    • Accessed forward-thinking trends and research-backed data to inform finance transformation priorities.
    • Gained best practices in people management for stronger teams that can rise to transformation challenges.
    • Learned how to better leverage current technologies to increase automation and efficiency.
    • Developed a transformation roadmap that sets the organization up for success in the future.
    Shared service leaders: Gained access to data-backed research and best practices for efficient and effective service delivery
    • Enhanced their team’s business leadership and partnership skills to better serve the larger organization.
    • Learned best practices in delivering and measuring ROI from systems implementation.
    • Learned how to better communicate and champion the organization’s mission, vision and strategy.
    • Gained best practices in delivery model design and selection.

    2021 Tracks at a Glance

     Attendees had access to over 50 sessions of the latest Gartner research specifically designed for CFOs and their direct reports. Each track had a particular area of focus that helped deliver what matters most to you and your organization.

    Track A

    The CFO Mandate: Rethinking Costs that Drive Growth in a Digital World

    The board demands accelerated growth while expecting CFOs to restore their organization’s financial health. With the tumultuous start to 2021, achieving this dual mandate is a daunting task, but the best CFOs catalyze rapid growth by determining the right costs to bring back in and how to protect the organization’s most-critical investments. This track teaches CFOs why now is the time to update the governance, data and analytics that drive these decisions.

    Track B

    Supercharging Data, Analytics & Technology Projects to Build a Digital Finance Footprint

    Eighty percent of finance leaders believe the finance organization must significantly accelerate its application of advanced digital technologies to effectively serve the business in 2025. This track helps finance leaders understand how to effectively unlock the promise of the data, analytic and technology landscape — without breaking the bank.

    Track C

    Positioning the Finance Org for 2025 using Comparative Advantage

    Three pervasive trends are changing the course of finance forever: the democratization of data, increasing organizational complexity and the rising sophistication of digital technology. This track helps finance leaders understand the impact of these trends on the finance organization’s comparative advantage and shift their transformation efforts to successfully achieve their 2025 vision.

    Track D

    Rebuilding Finance Processes and Talent Profiles to Meet Digital Needs

    To meet the digital needs of the organization, finance leaders will need to build a different in kind set of talent and processes. This track teaches finance leaders which competencies are needed to succeed, how to accelerate skill development, and how to take advantage of digital technology advances to automate more processes and enhance judgment across the finance organization.

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