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2014 MIT Sloan CFO Summit to Explore the Future Forward CFO

NEWTON, Mass., Oct 01, 2014 (BUSINESS WIRE) -- Chief Financial Officers and senior financial executives from across the country will gather for the 2014 MIT Sloan CFO Summit, the nation’s premier CFO event, on Thursday, November 20, 2014.

This year’s theme is “The Future Forward CFO” – an exploration of today’s contributions to tomorrow’s business success. Topics include Financial Communications, Dangers and Demands of Digital Data, People Driving Profits and more. To register for the Summit, visit here.

The 12th annual Summit provides a unique opportunity for CFOs to interact and network with over 600 CFOs, financial executives and leading faculty from MIT to discuss high level strategies and practical insights on future financial leadership.

“Exploring and evaluating the challenges and opportunities facing financial leaders is vital to tomorrow’s business success. This year’s Summit will provide insight into the art and science of finance to help CFOs prepare for their company’s future,” said Jeremy Seidman, Co-Chair of the MIT Sloan CFO Summit.

The Summit will offer hundreds of attendees the opportunity to meet and hear directly from powerful and diverse business leaders from a wide range of industries, including Chief Financial Officers from AIG AIG, -0.06% TripAdvisor TRIP, +0.27%State Street Corporation STT, +0.13% Colgate-Palmolive CL, +0.02% Analog DevicesADI, -0.46% American Electric Power ADI, -0.46% iRobot IRBT, -0.07% FleetmaticsFLTX, -0.85% LevelUp, SilverRail Technologies and other leading organizations.

Summit Highlights (click here for full agenda):

  • A morning keynote address from John Klinck, Executive Vice President, State Street Corporation.
  • The luncheon keynote session panel, “The Future Forward Financial Leader,” will be moderated by Bloomberg Television and Radio anchor Carol Massar and includes David Herzog, CFO of AIG; Dennis Hickey, CFO of Colgate-Palmolive; Karyn Ovelmen, CFO of LyondellBassell; and Brian Tierney, CFO of American Electric Power.
  • Other workshops and panels offered during the day include "How Companies Evolve with M&A,” “When Finance Meets Communications,” “People Driving Profit,” “KPIs and NUMB3RS: The Evolving Art of Measurements and Metrics,” “Growing Smart: Managing Inflection Points,” and “Shh: Dangers and Demands of Digital Data.”
  • A cocktail reception and networking session for attendees will be held immediately following the conclusion of The Summit.

About the MIT Sloan CFO Summit

The MIT Sloan CFO Summit is the nation’s premier CFO event. Now in its 12th year, the event offers a day of cutting-edge programming that addresses the changing role of the CFO. The event is rich with opportunities for practical education and peer networking in a time-efficient format.

The summit is part of the CXO Series produced by the MIT Sloan School of Management, one of the world’s leading academic sources of innovation in management theory and practice, and the MIT Sloan Boston Alumni Association. The annual events are organized 100% by alumni volunteers. By promoting the MIT philosophy of “mens et manus,” or “mind and hand,” they are able to bring together the academic research from MIT Sloan with today’s corporate financial leaders to foster debate and provide informative discourse.

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