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How to Stop Doing and Start Leading, Kelly Smith, CFO, Replacements, Ltd.

It takes more than hard work to lead an organization. Join us when Kelly Smith, CFO, Replacements, Ltd. reveals his CFO mind-set and shares how clarity of purpose as a finance leader led him to focus on empowering others to better complete the tasks at hand.
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How IT Mojo Gave a Preschool Franchisor Its Operations Edge, Bob Scopinich, CFO, Goddard Systems, Inc.

Ever wonder how an organization's information systems would work differently if finance and IT together designed the data flows and functionality? Join Bob Scopinich, CFO, Goddard Systems, Inc., as he reveals his CFO mind-set and discusses the strategic collaboration that created the systems that today help run one of the largest preschool franchises in the country.
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The Unbearable Lightness of Metadata: Quantifying Your Digital Assets

What role does finance play inside a firm that helps organizations to manage their digital assets? Join us as Bonnie-Jeanne Gerety of North Plains Systems reveals her CFO mind-set and shares her finance team's priorities when it comes to finance adding value across the enterprise.
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At Interstate Hotels & Resorts, the Global Economy Brokered a Marriage of Convenience, Carrie McIntyre, CFO

Acquired in 2010 by a joint venture between Thayer Lodging Group, a private equity firm, and Jin Jiang Hotels, a publicly-held Chinese hotel chain, Interstate Hotels & Resorts  is opening a new chapter of growth inside the ever more global arena of  hotel management. CFO Carrie McIntyre is today determined to help drive results inside an…
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Harnessing the Power of Big Social Mobile, David Giannetto, Author

How can big data, social media, and mobile technology be used to drive business results inside your organization? Join us as business author David Giannetto explains how companies are enhancing their bottom lines as he discusses his latest book Big Social Mobile: How Digital Initiatives Can Reshape the Enterprise and Drive Business Results. Our Sponsor Intacct:  Did…
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At Apttus, Finance Exposes Growth’s Ever-Protruding Path, Jeff Van Zanten, CFO

Ever wonder how the finance leaders of high-growth firms prioritize? Join us as Jeff Van Zanten shares his CFO mind-set and explains how he expanded and retooled the Apttus finance team over an 18-month period.
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What Finance & Collaborative Software Have in Common , Tom FitzSimmons, CFO, Payfone

What can finance teams learn from the Agile software development rank-and-file? Join Tom FitzSimmons, CFO of Payfone, as he reveals his CFO mind-set and why collaboration between cross-functional teams is critical to the future of finance.
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CFO Bill Elkin Arms Finance With Operational Insights

What types of insights can arm a finance leader to play a more strategic role? Join us as Bill Elkin, CFO of Interflex, shares his CFO mind-set and explains how his operational orientation continues to serve him well.
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Kansas City Chief’s CFO Uses Risk Management to Uncork Change

How can risk management become a lever for change? Join us as Dan Crumb, CFO, Kansas City Chiefs, shares his CFO mindset and reveals how regulating risk became a cultural cornerstone for the football franchise.
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A Finance Leader’s Journey: From Cisco, to Sachs, to the Fed, Christina Kite, SVP, Susquehanna Bank

What strategic insights can be gleaned at the intersection of finance and operations? Join us as Christina Kite shares her CFO mind-set and explains how organizational change is today driven by finance leaders armed with operational insight.
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