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2017 BDO Chicago Financial Executives Forum

May 23, 2017
9:00 AM to 1:15 PM EST

Loews Chicago O'Hare Hotel - Montrose Room
5300 N. River Road
Rosemont, IL 60018
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Kelly Komisar
(312) 730-1307
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BDO invites you to an exclusive, invitation-only program. The Financial Executives Forum is a unique educational and networking opportunity that will highlight top-of-mind business issues facing financial executives and business leaders today. 

The Evolving Role of Data Analytics
Companies are faced with new and different challenges and threats on what seems to be a daily basis - strategic and performance challenges, fraud and external risk. These challenges not only come with financial ramifications, but can greatly challenge your brand and customer confidence. How can you manage these risks while providing strategic value to your company? This session will cover the role that advanced data analytics are playing in organizations today and how you can use these tools to help gain a competitive advantage through predictive analytics, modeling, and artificial intelligence, while keeping an eye towards risk.  

Panel: Trends in the International Business Landscape
There are unique challenges, risks, and opportunities associated with expanding your business overseas. What trends and events are shaping the global marketplace? Which regions and foreign markets are ripe for growth opportunities? This panel will cover the implications of expanding globally, including cross-border issues, outsourcing internal functions, and tax and regulatory considerations for doing business in other countries. Hear from a variety of international expansion subject matter specialists and engage in interactive dialogue with an opportunity to have your burning questions answered.  

Panel: Evolving Role of the CFO – From Accountant to Value Creator
Today’s CFOs are expected to play diverse roles and be strategic leaders, balancing the demands of the customer, the business, and operations, all while simultaneously navigating changes in technology, managing risk and combatting the war for talent. So what does it take to be a stand-out CFO amidst a complex environment and rising expectations? What skills should strategic CFOs possess and how do they effectively respond to market and industry challenges? This panel will explore answers to these questions and provide an opportunity to hear different perspectives from the various roles that regularly interact with the CFO.

8:00 AM to 8:30 AM - Registration and Breakfast

8:30 AM to 8:45 AM - Opening Remarks

8:45 AM to 9:45 AM - The Evolving Role of Data Analytics

9:45 AM to 10:15 AM - Break

10:15 AM to 11:15 AM - Panel: Trends in the International Business Landscape

11:15 AM to 12:15 PM - Panel: Evolving Role of the CFO

12:15 PM - Lunch and Networking

CPE Breakdown:
1.0 Business Management & Organization
1.0 Specialized Knowledge
1.0 Taxes

Upon completion of this seminar, participants will be able to:
  • Explore what it takes to be a stand-out CFO amidst a complex environment and rising expectations.
  • What skills strategic CFOs should possess and how they effectively respond to market and industry challenges. 
  • Identify the implications of expanding globally, including cross-border issues, outsourcing internal functions, and tax and regulatory considerations for doing business in other countries.
  • Discover the role that advanced data analytics are playing in organizations today and how you can use these tools to help with fraud prevention and detection, while also gaining a competitive advantage through predictive analytics, modeling, and artificial intelligence.
Delivery: Group Live
Prerequisites: None
Advanced Prep: None
Credits: 3.0 CPE credits
Program Level: Update
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The Evolving Role of Data Analytics
Kirstie Tiernan, Director, BDO Consulting
 
Panel: Trends in the International Business Landscape
Moderator:
Ingrid Gardner, Managing Director, UK/US Tax Desk, BDO

Panelists:
Brad Rode, International Tax Services Partner, BDO
Andre Fiebig, Partner, Quarles & Brady
Jenna Myszak, Tax Director, Atkore International
Rex Chang, Director, U.S. International Tax, Walgreens Boots Alliance
J.D. Rapp, Vice President Business Performance Management and Strategic Planning (Finance), Whirlpool Corporation

Panel: Evolving Role of the CFO – From Accountant to Value Creator

Moderator:
Amy Rojik, National Assurance Partner, Center for Corporate Governance and Financial Reporting, BDO

Panelists:
Bryan Proctor, Senior Client Partner and Global Financial Officer Practice Leader, Korn Ferry
Errol Glasser, Partner, Triangle Capital and Audit Committee Chair, Century Aluminum
Bob Kuhn, Executive Vice President and Chief Financial Officer, AptarGroup