THE VITAL ROLE OF THE CFO IN DIGITAL TRANSFORMATION 

DATE: TUESDAY, MAY 21, 2019
TIME: 2:00 PM ET
DURATION: 1 HOUR
Sponsored by Grant Thornton

Webcast Summary

Despite consensus among finance leaders that digital transformation is a top priority that warrants investment from their companies this year, finance leaders do not necessarily agree about the goals they aim to achieve from digital transformation, or even their timeframes for doing so.

These are the findings of a research study on which Grant Thornton partnered with CFO Research to survey more than 300 finance leaders from midsize and large companies. Among the study's most significant observations is the connection between finance leaders' time horizons for short- and long-term goals for digital transformation, and their timeframes for investing in specific categories of technologies to achieve these goals.

During this Webcast, we will highlight key results and implications of the study, including how finance leaders:

  • Distinguish between short- and long-term goals for digital transformation,
  • Determine their priorities for implementing specific types of technologies based on their time horizons for realizing these goals,
  • Establish responsibility for, and improve their understanding of, how their companies invest in technology, and
  • Assess their readiness, and that of their finance teams, to develop and execute effective step-by-step plans for digital transformation.

About the Speaker

Chris Stephenson, Principal, Grant Thornton

Chris Stephenson, an entrepreneur and consultant with more than 20 years of experience, is the National Managing Principal of Grant Thornton's Financial Management practice. Recognized for demonstrating a natural aptitude for leading integrations, acquisitions, and technological implementations, Chris has a history of contributing to company growth and expansion throughout his career. His areas of focus include sales, operations, finance, shared service design, system design and integration, business process outsourcing, negotiation, cross-functional team leadership, complex problem-solving, client relationship management, and project management.

About the Moderator

Joe Fleischer, Editorial Director, Finance Channel, Argyle Executive Forum
 
In his role as finance channel editorial director with Argyle Executive Forum, Joe Fleischer focuses on developing virtual events on topics that reflect the primary concerns and priorities of senior finance executives. He is based in New York.
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Fields of Study: Information Technology
Level: Intermediate
Prerequisite: None
Advance Preparation: None required
Delivery Method: Group Internet-based
Recommended CPE Credit(s): 1

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