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CFO summit highlights need for bold finance decisions

The MIT Sloan School of Management has announced the speaker line-up and agenda for this year's CFO Summit, taking place on Thursday, 15 November in Newton, Massachusetts. This year's speakers include CFOs from Docusign, Boston Beer, Monster.com, ezCater, Adobe, Blue Snap, IBM and UBS. “The 2018 MIT CFO Summit will offer ideas for innovating in bold ways, best practices for resource allocation – and many other practical solutions to help businesses successfully grow,” said Jeremy Seidman, co-chair of the one-day event, which attracts US chief financial officers (CFOs) and senior finance and banking executives.

Organised by the famous Boston-based schools of management theory and practice, in collaboration with the MIT Sloan Boston Alumni Association, the event aims to bring together MIT Sloan's academic research and today's corporate financial leaders.

The event aims to give attendees insights into how modern CFOs make decisions, allocate both human and financial resources, understand the role of technology, the equity market and the evolution of shareholders. The programme also covers managing internal cyber security and external data threats, as well as management techniques.

Some of the highlights on the programme include: 

  • An interview with Adobe CFO John Murphy;
  • A look at strategy with Monster.com CFO Robert Gibney;
  • How to make bold business decisions with CFOs from LevelUp, BlueSnap and Penn Foster Education Group;
  • Digital technology with Catalant Technologies CFO Anitha Gopalan;
  • HR considerations with Threat Stack CFO Kevin Durkin;
  • Circle's CFO, Naeem Ishaq, weighs up blockchain;
  • Building the right team, with CFOs from Boston Beer and ezCater;
  • CFOs from Tilray and Canopy Growth Corporation discuss the business of cannabis.  

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