The Tech-Savvy CFO: Leveraging Emerging Technologies by The Charlotte CFO Leadership Council

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  • Charlotte, NC
  • Apr 06, 2018
Multi-Employer General Business

Event Description

The Tech-Savvy CFO: Leveraging Emerging Technologieshosted byThe Charlotte CFO Leadership CouncilThursday, April 19, 20187:15 AM to 7:45 AMNetworking |7:45 AM to 8:00 AMBreakfast |8:00 AM to 9:15 AMProgram Program Description: The world of technology is advancing at lightening speeds. It can be difficult (and expensive) to invest and deploy multiple technologies that may or may not help your organization achieve your strategic plan. As a CFO, you increasingly need to have visibility across the various organizational functions so that resources are properly allocated to drive the business. Making the right investments in new technologies can fuel growth and launch your organization ahead of competition. Join our panelists in discussing the emergence of new technologies, such as Cloud Computing, Big Data/Data Security, Analytics, and Blockchain and learn how to best leverage these within your organization. Learning Objectives: Receive a high-level overview of emerging technologies and processes that your investors, auditors and shareholders expect you to have in place to support growth Reveal the sometimes misunderstood (or unknown) risks and rewards in deploying new technologies Discuss the technologies that can give you the longest runway for your business Provide you with a list of best practices in applying metrics and measuring ROI to new technology investments JIM SAFRAN, Founder GreenAppX Jim is the Founder of GreenAppX, a secure web-based platform for the delivery of cloud services. Using this platform as a foundation, GreenAppX develops private labeled AppXMarts for their distribution channels. This enables these channel partners to sell popular cloud-based business applications including corporate email, file sharing, data back-up, and audio video conferencing as flexible month-to-month subscriptions. GreenAppX manages the transaction, provisioning and support of these subscriptions, allowing their partners to focus on marketing these industry-leading applications directly to their clients. ERIC CHUANG, Consulting Managing Director Forensic Technology Services BDO Eric Chuang is a Managing Director in the firmsForensic Technology Services practicewith more than 20 years of investigative experience in law enforcement and national security, including cybersecurity, incident response, counterterrorism, counterintelligence, criminal investigations, psychometrics, crisis management, computer network operations and secure communications. Eric has held several senior positions in law enforcement, including most recently as Chief of the computer operations group in the Operational Technology Division of the FBI. Having extensive experience in all aspects of computer network operations, Eric helps clients to rapidly respond to major cyber incidents, identifying compromised systems and impacted individuals, determining breach scope and data loss, advising on containment and remediation, and future breach mitigation. From 2010 until 2017, he was involved in the investigation of every notable cyber breach, and has worked extensively with a range of cyber industry partners and technology vendors. He conducted psychological fitness assessments at the FBI for special assignments, utilizing his Doctor of Psychology and psychometrics, crisis management and conflict resolution experience. Eric received the FBI Directors Award for Outstanding Science & Technology Achievement, having built and deployed an enterprise undercover capability to support the FBIs intelligence and investigative operational activities on the internet, and was responsible for its global tactical and secure communications. Experienced in the coordination of foreign counterintelligence and counterterrorism, Eric received the Director of National Counterterrorism Center Award and Cash Incentive Award in 2008. He is fluent in Mandarin Chinese. JEFF RICHEK, CFO SignUpGenius Jeff Richek is the CFO of SignUpGenius, the leading online sign up service for event and volunteer management. Mr. Richek is responsible for driving financial strategies as the company continues to quickly grow and empower more people to change the world by making it simple to organize groups. Richek previously worked as Vice President of Finance at Bold, a SaaS company thatprovides tools for job seekers and companies looking to hire. The company has more than doubled its staff since moving to a larger office in Ballantyne Corporate Park in June 2015, and continues to hire in areas that help provide more solutions to its 8 million to 12 million monthly users. SignUpGeniusranked 14th on the 2017 Best Employers in North Carolina listamong small and mid-size companies, its second consecutive year on the list. The Charlotte Business Journal placed SignUpGenius ninth on its 2016 Best Place to Work list among midsized companies in the Charlotte area. ALEXANDRA O'ROURKE, Partner, McGuireWoods, LLP Alexandras practice focuses on financial services litigation as well as state and federal financial regulatory matters and investigations, including actions taken by the Consumer Financial Protection Bureau (CFPB). She also has significant expertise on Fintech regulatory matters, and co-leads the firms Fintech industry group. Prior to joining McGuireWoods, Alexandra was Senior Counsel with the CFPBs Office of Law & Policy in Washington D.C., where she advised the bureau on numerous enforcement and supervision matters. She served as the legal divisions team lead in several rulemaking proceedings and in fair lending civil-rights matters. Alexandra also advised the Bureau on Fintech and alternative credit data issues, issues pertaining to consumers with limited English proficiency, and diversity and inclusion matters.Through her work at the CFPB, Alexandra engaged extensively with other financial regulators and government agencies. Alexandra also served as an attorney with the Office of the Legal Adviser with the U.S. Department of State, where she advised State on both trial and appellate litigation matters concerning national security and immigration. During that time Alexandra received a superior achievement award and two meritorious achievement awards. Alexandra is a permanent member of the Fourth Circuit Judicial Conference. She served as a judicial clerk for the Honorable Allyson Duncan of the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Fourth Circuit and Honorable Legrome Davis of the U.S. District Court for the Eastern District of Pennsylvania. As a law student at Harvard Law School, she was a Truman Scholar, Soros Scholar, Harvard Post-Graduate Research Fellow, a Sheldon Travel Fellow, and a recipient of the Hispanic Scholarship Fund Hall of Fame Brillante Award. Alexandra also served as executive editor for the Harvard Latino Law Review and co-founder of the Harvard Law School Immigration Project. CHARLIE PLUMMER, CFO, Otto Environmental Systems North America, (Moderating) Charlie is a proven operationally-focused finance executive with twenty year career of progressive leadership positions at Ford Motor Company, Thermo Fisher Scientific, Bel Art Products/Ricca Chemical and Martex Fiber Southern Corporation. Reputation for leading businesses to improved performance by partnering with leadership to drive identification and implementation of opportunities through action-oriented analysis and targeted metrics. Excelling in each role by leading overall business to deliver commitments by employing outstanding leadership, communication and business acumen along with developing high-performing teams. Specialties: Operational Leadership, Financial Planning & Analysis, Contract Negotiation and Financial Modeling, Merger and Acquisition Strategy and Integration, Strategic Planning and Corporate Development, Developing High-Performing Teams Clickhereto learn more about CFO Leadership Council. Registration CFO Leadership Council members may attend this program for free. Non-member senior financial executives who are CFOs, Vice Presidents of Finance, Directors of Finance and Controllers (or the like) are welcome to attend this program at a one-time cost of $60. Please note that service providers or any executives who are not senior financial executives (CFOs, Vice Presidents of Finance, Controllers, Directors of Finance, etc.) will not be admitted attendance to this event. The CFO Leadership Council reserves the right to decline any registration. More Information For more information about this program or The CFO Leadership Council, please contact Jennifer Langley, Southeast Regional Director, atjennifer@cfolc.com. Cancellation Policy If you would like to cancel your ticket or request a refund, please contact jennifer@cfolc.com. Refunds are available up to 24 hours prior to the program. The CFO Leadership Council is registered with the National Association of State Boards-of-Accountancy (NASBA) as a sponsor of continuing professional education on the National Registry of CPE Sponsors (Sponsor ID 109063). State boards of accountancy have final authority on the acceptance of individual courses for CPE credit. Complaints regarding registered sponsors may be addressed to the National Registry of CPE Sponsors, 150 Fourth Avenue North, Suite 700, Nashville, TN, 37219-2417. Website:www.nasba.org

Event Date

Apr 19, 2018