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Webcast Summary

Chief Financial Officers are grappling with new challenges and responsibilities while maintaining their traditional roles. Many of these challenges are fueled by disruption and CFOs are looking to automation as a way to drive efficiency.

One thing that hasn’t changed: the first job of Finance is to get the numbers right and cognitive technologies don’t change that. Disruptive technologies-including blockchain, robotic automation, and cognitive are paving the way to transition finance away from the manual processes that they are traditionally tasked with and freeing up finance’s time for value-added activities and analysis to propel the business forward.

These technologies are also impacting finance in other ways including talent management. Talent management of the future will increasingly be focused on going beyond the numbers and become more about being a strategic business partner. Join us to learn the key challenges facing Finance teams and how Chief Financial Officers are leveraging data to make insight-driven decisions and harnessing automation to keep their organizations ahead of the competition in the age of disruption.

This webcast will explore several topic areas, including:

  • How digital will impact the role of finance
  • The skills and capabilities needed to succeed in the age of digital disruption
  • The technologies that are impacting finance (both today and in the future)
  • Practical next steps for finance transformation

About the Speakers

Matt SchwendermanMatt Schwenderman, Principal, Performance Management Technology, Deloitte Consulting LLP

Matt is a principal with Deloitte Consulting LLP and leads the Performance Management Technology practice. He has spent his career designing and delivering technology services and solutions to help companies across a variety of industries enable their financial and management reporting, consolidation, planning, budgeting and forecasting. He also serves as an engagement leader and subject matter advisor in all areas of finance transformation to Deloitte’s CFO program.

John HugoJohn Hugo, Vice President, Financials Products, Workday

John joined Workday, Inc. as Vice President, Financials Products in 2015. Prior to Workday, John was Senior Vice President & Corporate Controller, and Principal Accounting Officer, at Life Time Fitness, Inc., a Minneapolis, Minnesota based Healthy Way of Life company. Prior to Life Time Fitness, John held accounting and financial leadership roles with CompleTel Europe, N.V. (Paris, France), Jones Intercable, Inc. (Denver, Colorado), and started his career at Arthur Andersen LLP (Denver, Colorado). John has a B.B.A. in Accountancy from Iowa State University, and is a Certified Public Accountant (inactive) in the state of Colorado.

Eric MathenyEric Matheny, Vice President, Corporate Finance & Treasury, Allianz Global Corporate & Specialty

Eric leads the North American Corporate Finance & Treasury department at Allianz Global Corporate & Specialty (AGCS), which is a leading global property & casualty insurance company headquartered in Munich Germany. His areas of oversight include the capital management and investment portfolio management of the AGCS North American operations, as well as the Head of Global Treasury for all of AGCS’ international operations.

Justin MarkleJustin Markle, Chief Financial Officer, FREEWHEEL, A COMCAST COMPANY

Justin Markle currently serves as Chief Financial Officer for FREEWHEEL, a business unit of Comcast Corporation. Justin previously worked in Comcast’s Corporate Development group where he executed over 30 transactions representing nearly $40 billion in deal value across the media, communications, and technology sectors and also held positions at both Citigroup and PA Consulting Group.

Mr. Markle earned a Bachelor of Science degree (cum laude) from Duke University and received his Masters in Business Administration degree from The Wharton School at the University of Pennsylvania, from which he graduated with honors. Justin also holds the Chartered Financial Analyst (CFA) designation.

About the Emcee

Jess BozzoJess Bozzo, Content Manager, Argyle Executive Forum

Jess is the Content Manager for Argyle Executive Forum's growing CFO virtual division. In her current role, Jess is responsible for the creation and implementation of virtual event themes, overviews, and working with speakers and partners to create engaging and timely content. Prior to joining Argyle, Jess got her start in audience development and marketing with NewBay Media. A graduate of Gettysburg College, and a New Jersey native, Jess currently resides in Hoboken.

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Fields of Study: Finance
Level: Intermediate
Prerequisite: None
Advance Preparation: None required
Delivery Method: Group Internet-based
Recommended CPE Credit(s): 1

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