The Evolution of The CFO

Our journey began when CFO Agenda was launched in 2015 as the headline event for our finance publication The CFO (formerly 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 2020, 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 focusing 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 they require.

As a result, we have developed a new session format that explores the strategic finance 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 session leads.

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 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 thought leaders, 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.

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

To summarise:

  • Up to 1.5 hours of highly interactive engagement
  • Uniting 25 of your peers who share similar objectives
  • Framed around your major pain points & future opportunities
  •  Guided by solution-orientated thought leaders
  • Co-create your desired outcomes
  • Access to impactful follow up resources

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

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