The Evolution of CFO

CFO Agenda and CFO Virtual Agenda

Our journey began when CFO Agenda was launched in 2015 as the headline event for our finance publication The Financial Director, underpinned by over 35 years of expertise.

Playing host to the most senior finance leaders on the globe, it was here that our senior finance community was built. The CFO Agenda provided a place for senior finance leaders to connect, collaborate, and access intelligence on the most pressing challenges within the industry.

In 2019, when the global pandemic hit and paused in-person events, we ensured that our community continued to gain the insights and value they needed through the CFO Virtual Agenda offering. Our biannual virtual summits provided an immersive online learning environment where our community could continue to connect with other senior finance leaders and explore the most important themes that surfaced in 2020.

From this emerged the new CFO Executive Dialogue.

CFO Executive Dialogue

The CFO Executive Dialogue has evolved from conversations with our finance community focussing on what matters to them, and how they want to work collaboratively with peers.

Built for and by the community itself, the CFO Executive Dialogue will provide finance leaders with the connections and strategies needed to:

  • support growth and create meaningful budgets and forecasts amid continued economic uncertainty
  • stay up to date and compliant with the latest regulation changes
  • ensure your business meets investor, consumer and regulatory demands for more sustainable growth
  • ensure you are getting and retaining the right people in your business
  • and so much more!

We have developed a new session format to explore the strategic challenges of tomorrow. The Executive Dialogue is comprised of a Scene-Setter followed up by a carefully curated interactive Digital Incubator, under the guidance of our Solution-Orientated Consultants.

Once part of the Executive Dialogue you will remain part of the community.

Understanding the new terms

What is a Scene-Setter?

The Executive Dialogue starts with a Scene-Setter, where you will hear from a finance leader discussing the challenges facing the industry as well as providing insight on some of the opportunities to move forward in the space. This will prepare you for our interactive Digital Incubators, helping you to get into the right mindset and energizing you to tackle challenges collaboratively.

What is a solution-orientated consultant?

Our solution-orientated consultants lead each Digital Incubator. The role of the Consultant is to probe, draw out, and craft the solutions and outcomes to the complex challenges and opportunities the Digital Incubator is built around. Each consultant will utilise the benefit of multiple perspectives to build off one another’s input, thereby co-creating desired solutions and roadmaps.

What is a Digital Incubator?

Digital Incubators are the interactive cornerstone of the Executive Dialogue. Each incubator will adopt a revolutionary approach to tackling challenges, overcoming personal development stumbling blocks and fuelling the realisation of opportunities to power a new breed of business.

Led by solution-orientated consultants, each interactive incubator will unite peers who share similar objectives to you, using verified frameworks and practical resources, all whilst leveraging the benefit of multiple perspectives to co-create the outcomes you’re looking for.

To summarise:

  1. Up to 1.5 hours of highly interactive engagement
  2. Uniting 25 of your peers who share similar objectives
  3. Framed around your major pain points & future opportunities
  4. Guided by solution-orientated consultants
  5. Co-create your desired outcomes
  6. Access to impactful follow up resources

Being part of the CFO Executive Dialogue this October is where your journey begins.

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