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After a year of meeting virtually, the Fortune CFO collaborative will gather in person on September 22 at 6:30 PM at Sepia in Chicago.

Fortune CEO Alan Murray, CFO Daily Writer Sheryl Estrada, Contributing Editor Lee Clifford, and Clem Johnson, President, Crist|Kolder Associates will discuss The Finance Talent Model of the Future. Together, we will explore the new leadership strategies CFOs must embrace, including building new digital skill sets; creating a workforce culture in a world of hybrid work; and integrating new processes powered by robots, machine learning and A.I. Some of Chicago’s leading CFO’s will also lead table conversations about how to keep the best talent in your organization.

The CFO collaborative is an invitation-only group of CFOs from leading companies which meets virtually and in person for deep-dive discussions on what is top of mind for finance leaders in 2022.

Complimentary participation is limited and by invitation only.

Fortune is committed to a safe environment at our live conferences and events. We are closely monitoring guidance issued by the CDC and all local and state authorities, and working with our partner, International SOS, regarding specific precautions and requirements. To participate in Fortune live conferences and events, all attendees, speakers, and other participants must be up to date with their COVID-19 vaccinations (meaning they have received all doses in the primary series and one booster, when eligible). Proof of up to date vaccination status will be required.  Accommodations will be made for attendees in accordance with the law.


The CFO’s role within the organization has never been more important than it is in this moment.

Fallout from the pandemic, and the acceleration of digital transformation across industries, are producing both incredible opportunity and significant risk for businesses and their leadership teams. To help CFOs navigate this challenging landscape, Fortune is building a community for finance chiefs keen to engage with and learn from colleagues across industries.

In partnership with Workday and Deloitte, our CFO Collaborative series will mine insights from some of the world’s top business leaders, including former CFOs-turned-CEOs, about the evolving CFO role. Our sessions will be interactive and peer driven, facilitated by Fortune senior journalists. Attendees will be able to participate in intimate discussions and share their solutions to current challenges that can make a lasting impact within their enterprises. 2021 speakers included CEOs Jeff Jones of H&R Block Julie Sweet of Accenture, Aneel Bhusri of Workday and Adena Friedman of Nasdaq; as well as the CFOs of Accenture, Toyota North America, Cisco, Workday, Zillow, and AMC Networks. 

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Lee Clifford

Finance Editor, FORTUNE; Co-chair

Fortune CFO Collaborative

Geoff Colvin

Senior Editor at Large, FORTUNE; Co-Chair

Fortune CFO Collaborative

Sheryl Estrada

Writer, CFO Daily; Co-chair

Fortune CFO Collaborative