World’s Top Financial Executives to Convene at 2013 MIT Sloan CFO Summit to
Address the Challenges Facing Today’s CFO
Speakers include Steve Sordello, CFO of LinkedIn, former U.S. Senator Scott
Brown, William Aulet, MIT Sloan School of Management and senior executives
from Walmart, CSX Corporation, 3M, Walgreens, Family Dollar, the NBA and more
MIT Sloan CFO Summit 2013
NEWTON, Mass. -- October 1, 2013
This year’s 2013 MIT Sloan CFO Summit, the nation’s premier CFO event, will
take place on Thursday, November 21, 2013. It will provide CFOs and other
senior financial executives with valuable insight on how to navigate the
changing role of today’s CFO, which requires powerful agility, the underlying
theme of the Summit.
CFOs and financial executives from around the globe will gather with world
class MIT Sloan faculty to collaborate, and discuss how to become more
strategic business leaders and tactical business operators. This event
provides a unique opportunity for interactive learning, high level strategies,
and practical insight through panel discussions and thought-provoking
“There is an interesting dichotomy we are seeing with CFOs wanting their
companies to become larger and gain more market share, while at the same time
acknowledging the advantages to being smaller, nimble and culture focused.
This year’s Summit will provide insight into these two worlds to help CFOs
navigate the future direction of their organizations,” said Jeremy Seidman,
Co-Chair of the MIT Sloan CFO Summit.
The Summit will offer more than 600 attendees the opportunity to meet and hear
directly from powerful and diverse business leaders from a wide range of
industries, including Chief Financial Officers from LinkedIn, Audax Medical,
Walgreens, CSX Corporation, 3M, Walgreens, Family Dollar, T2 Biosystems,
Velcro, and other leading organizations.
Summit Highlights (click here for full agenda):
*The Summit will include keynote addresses from Steve Sordello, CFO of
LinkedIn, former U.S. Senator Scott Brown and William Aulet, Managing
Directorof the Martin Trust Center for MIT Entrepreneurship at MIT and a
senior faculty member at the MIT Sloan School of Management.
*The opening keynote session panel, “Today’s CFO: Powerful Agility” will be
moderated by Bloomberg Television anchor Carol Massar and includes Fredrik
Eliasson, EVP and CFO, CSX Corporation; David Meline, CFO, 3M; Wade
Miquelon, EVP, CFO, and President, International, Walgreens; and Mary
Winston, CFO, Family Dollar.
*Other workshops and panels offered during the day include "Using Data for
Competitive Advantage," "Financing the Early Stage Company," "Forecasting
in the Disruption Age," "Growth Companies: A Matter of Metrics," "Best
Practices in Strategic Planning," and "Culture as a Competitive
*The Summit will end with a lively panel discussion on "The Business of
Basketball" featuring Rich Gotham, president of the Boston Celtics; Amy
Brooks, Sr. VP, NBA; and Bill Bridgen, VP and GM of Comcast Sports New
England. They will share an inside view of salient topics which form the
intersection of business and professional sports.
*A cocktail reception and networking session for attendees will be held
immediately following the conclusion of The Summit.
About the MIT Sloan CFO Summit
The MIT Sloan CFO Summit is the nation’s premier CFO event. Each year, the
event offers a day of cutting-edge programming that addresses the changing
role of the CFO. The event is rich with opportunities for practical education
and peer networking in a time-efficient format.
The summit is part of the CXO Series produced by the MIT Sloan School of
Management, one of the world’s leading academic sources of innovation in
management theory and practice, and the MIT Sloan Boston Alumni Association.
The annual events are organized 100% by alumni volunteers. By promoting the
MIT philosophy of “mens et manus,” or “mind and hand,” they are able to bring
together the academic research from MIT Sloan with today’s corporate financial
leaders to foster debate and provide informative discourse.
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