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The Digital Divide by The Washington, DC CFO Leadership Council
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The Digital Divide by The Washington, DC CFO Leadership Council

The Digital Divide hosted by: The Washington, D.C. CFO Leadership Council Wednesday December 11, 2019 7:30 a.m. - 9:30 a.m.

When: Wednesday December 11, 2019
7:30-9:30 AM
Where: The offices of BDO
8401 Greensboro Drive
1st Floor- Lobby Level Conference Center
McLean, Virginia  22102
United States
Contact: Debbie Lindner
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Program description


The Digital Divide

Can you decipher which technology is just a buzzword and which is a business-critical investment? CFO’s need to view technology from several viewpoints: ensuring they have implemented industry best-in-class software, understanding the next generation of technology to invest wisely, and staying current on emerging technologies to maintain a competitive advantage.

As a CFO, you increasingly need to have connect-ability across the various organizational functions so that resources are properly allocated to drive the business. Making the right investments in new technologies can fuel growth, keep/develop a competitive edge, and ensure your business processes are prepared when your company has to change or adapt.

Join our panel of experts on Wednesday, December 11th as we discuss “The Digital Divide.” The panel will discuss the types of technology solutions you tend to see as a CFO and how they have started to impact multiple departments within your organization, some tips on how to assess investment ROI and spend levels, and stories about integrating new technologies. 

Learning Objectives: 

Through this session, attendees will learn:

  • Some of the latest trends in disruptive technologies, i.e., robotic process automation and machine learning
  • How to use technology as an enabler to enhance current manual business processes
  • Learn Integration tips for successful deployment 


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To register for this program, simply click on the green tickets button. All CFO Leadership Council members can attend this event for free.


Non-member senior financial executives who are CFOs, Vice Presidents of Finance, Directors of Finance and Controllers (or the like) are welcome to attend this program for $60.


Please note that service providers or any executives who are not senior financial executives (CFOs, Vice Presidents of Finance, Controllers, Directors of Finance, etc.) will not be admitted attendance to this event. The CFO Leadership Council reserves the right to decline any registration.

More Information

For more information about this program or The CFO Leadership Council, please contact Debbie Lindner, Senior Marketing Director, Washington, DC Chapter at

Cancellation Policy

If you would like to cancel your ticket or request a refund, please email Refunds are available up to 24 hours prior to the program.

CPE Information


 Instructional method: Group-Live
 Recommended CPE Credits: 1.8 CPE credits in
Information Technology
 Experience Level: Basic

 Prerequisites/advance preparation: None

The CFO Leadership Council is registered with the National Association of State Boards-of-Accountancy (NASBA) as a sponsor of continuing professional education on the National Registry of CPE Sponsors (Sponsor ID 109063). State boards of accountancy have final authority on the acceptance of individual courses for CPE credit. Complaints regarding registered sponsors may be addressed to the National Registry of CPE Sponsors, 150 Fourth Avenue North, Suite 700, Nashville, TN, 37219-2417. Website:

About Our Speakers


Ed Bassett, CISO, NeoSystems LLC


Mr. Bassett is a senior Cyber Security and Risk Management subject matter expert with over 32 years of experience in all aspects of security and privacy program architecture, design, management, and operations. His experience spans Government, Health Care, Financial Services and other industries and includes risk management, program planning, application and software security, security assessments and audits, and security operations.


He built and led a global security consulting practice specializing in security strategy, assessment and testing, and managed security services. He has been the principal advisor to many Fortune 500 and government clients on information systems security, responsible for securing their critical information assets for e-commerce transactions, sensitive health records, and classified military communication. Ed is a U.S. Army veteran and a graduate of Clarkson University where he earned a degree in computer science.


Brian Hogan, CPA, CFE, CFO, Hogan & Sons, Inc.

Brian is the Chief Financial Officer of Hogan & Sons, Inc. where he drives the development of the strategic vision for the company and implements the systems and processes to scale and grow the business.  Brian focuses on identifying key differentiators; whether it’s bringing in new technology, expanding the competitive analytics or opening new channels to fuel efficiencies and take advantage of digital transformation.

Brian has over 25 years’ experience in operational and financial transformation in multiple industries.  He has a broad base of experiences, having worked in public, private, and PE held companies and has been key in both overseeing tactical execution of financial plans as well as governing the accountability of key stakeholders.  Brian strategically engages with the board in defining new opportunities to leverage growth and increase profitability.

Prior to joining Hogan & Sons, Inc., Brian was the Associate Director and Controller at KPMG, responsible for the $900M Management Consulting vertical.   In addition, Brian has held executive finance positions at Quadramed, BearingPoint, and several others.

Brian holds a Bachelor of Science degree from the University of Dayton and an Executive Certificate from Yale University.  Brian is a Certified Public Accountant and Certified Fraud Examiner and serves as a board member on the South Riding Professional Condo Association.  Brian remains highly active in the community, having coached for over 15 years in youth athletics. 

Steve Kurtz, Chief Digital Officer, Cato Institute

Mr. Kurtz has over 28 years of experience in technology and digital product development.    Currently, Mr. Kurtz is Vice President and Chief Digital Officer for the Cato Institute.   He is responsible for the development and execution of Cato's digital strategy, across all platforms.   In addition, he oversees enterprise technology, digital marketing and design/user experience.   Prior to joining Cato, Mr. Kurtz was Executive Vice President and Chief Digital Officer of Questex - a B2B media and events company - where he oversaw digital strategy, product development and technology operations.    Prior to joining Questex, Mr. Kurtz served as Vice President of Product Development at Gannett/USA TODAY where he was responsible for all mobile and web product development.  Prior to USA TODAY, Mr. Kurtz served as President and CEO of CavaSoft, Inc., a software consultancy specializing in hospitality and government technology solutions.  Mr. Kurtz holds a bachelor's degree in Computer Information Systems from James Madison University and was a commissioned officer the U.S. Army.

Jami Princ, Account Executive, Adaptive Insights, A Workday Company

Jami Princ represents Adaptive Insights, a Workday Company serving as an Account Executive for the Capital Region, empowering finance and management teams to automate budgeting, forecasting, reporting and data visualization. Jami has spent the last 7 years helping finance professionals make strategic technology decisions to help digitally transform their business practices to meet regulatory requirements, modernize their application platforms and take advantage of emerging technologies. Over the past two decades, Jami has helped midsize companies evolve their business processes to cloud based solutions, adapt and innovate their processes for growth and assist with the change management. Jami holds a BA in Communications from Wichita State University.

Marcos Torres, VP of Finance, Huntress Labs

Marcos is the newly appointed VP of Finance at Huntress Labs, where he is both building the Finance and Operations team that will support the company in their next wave of growth and leading the later stages of a series A round of funding. Marcos is a long-time entrepreneur and seasoned executive with over a decade of experience helping businesses succeed by ensuring their Strategy, Finance and Operations work together efficiently. He has worked with businesses of all sizes, from early stage startups to publicly traded companies, but his passion lies in partnering with driven entrepreneurs to make their ideas reality.

Prior to joining Huntress Labs, Marcos was VP of Finance and Business Operations at Nava PBC where he partnered with their executive team to execute strategies that lead to triple digit growth during his tenure. Additionally, Marcos held key roles at Pendrell Corporation, a publicly traded Intellectual Property Investment Company focused on technology portfolios, and Edgenuity, a KKR SaaS portfolio company in partnership with WeldNorth Education focused on EdTech.

Marcos graduated with a degree in Electrical Engineering from Universidad Metropolitana in Caracas, Venezuela in 2006 and an MBA from the USC Marshall School of Business in Los Angeles, California with a concentration in Financial Institutions Management and Strategy. He has also held a number of volunteer leadership positions, most recently as the Treasurer of the USC Alumni Club of DC.

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