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Calling the future finance leaders of tomorrow. Fortune, in partnership with Workday, convenes this series to support and inspire emerging CFOs and senior finance leaders. In conversations with CEOs and leading CFOs, we will explore what chief executives are looking for in their finance leaders. We’ll also dive deep into the changing nature of the chief finance job and discuss the most sought-after skills and expertise needed to climb the finance ladder in any organization. From data analytics to softer skills like communication and culture, we will learn from the masters what it takes to continue growing into finance leadership roles.

We will gather next on June 18, 2024, 8:00 AM-9:00 AM PT/11:00 AM-12:00 Noon ET

Emerging CFO: Mitigating Risk and Maximizing Profit in an Uncertain World

In this virtual Emerging CFO discussion in partnership with Workday, we will gather top CFOs to explore the new science of decision intelligence and how it’s enabling them to create forecasts, connect planning with execution, optimize spend, and manage risk amid disruption. Confirmed speakers will include subject matter expert Joseph Fuller, Professor of Management Practice and Co-head of Managing the Future of Work Project, Harvard Business School; as well as panelists W. Dave Dowrich, Chief Financial Officer, TIAA; Scott Herren, Executive Vice President and CFO, Cisco; Naeem Ishaq, Chief Financial Officer, Checkr; and Joy Mbanugo, Chief Financial Officer, ServiceRocket.

We will examine how leading CFOs are harnessing the combination of AI, machine learning, and advanced computing power to:

  • Mitigate risks to the business from geopolitics and trade flows, climate change, and energy fluctuations
  • Enhance profitability by optimizing working capital, inventories, and pricing strategies
  • Evaluate credit risk and the impact of inflation and interest rates on the balance sheet

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