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Harnessing Technology to Drive Productivity: A CFO's Guide by The Philadelphia CFOLC
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Harnessing Technology to Drive Productivity: A CFO's Guide by The Philadelphia CFOLC

Harnessing Technology to Drive Productivity: A CFO's Guide hosted by: The Philadelphia CFO Leadership Council Thursday, November 21, 2019 7:30 a.m. - 9:30 a.m.

When: November 21, 2019
7:30 AM- 9:30 AM
Where: KPMG
1601 Market Street
Philadelphia, Pennsylvania  19103
United States
Contact: Debbie Lindner
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Program Description

Every day, we’re introduced to a new technology that promises to simplify our processes and enhance our productivity.

However, just keeping up with these technologies, as well as finding the appropriate balance in your teams and your company, requires a strategic mind and an understanding of what works best in your unique environments.

Join us for “Harnessing Technology to Drive Productivity: A CFOs Guide,” where our panel will discuss AI and Machine Learning technologies available that enable us to be more effective, work better with our teams, and drive cost-saving efficiencies in our organization. 

Learning Objectives

  • Understand AI and Machine Learning tools available on the market and how they can be utilized within the finance organization
  • Best practices that CFOs and their teams can utilize to enhance team collaboration and productivity
  • Best practices in planning and implementing AI and Machine Learning tools that drive productivity
  • Best practices and appropriate metrics to measure productivity increases from AI and Machine Learning 




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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, Philadelphia 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


Mitch Codkind, Chief Financial Officer, Energage


Mitch is an accomplished finance and operations executive with over 30 years of progressive business experience in fast growing companies, both private and public. By holding various positions over his career including Chief Financial Officer, Vice President of Business Operations, Vice President, Corporate Controller and Chief Accounting Officer, he has played a major role in working with successful teams (both management and Boards) for several organizations resulting in substantial top and bottom line growth.

Mitch has been the key player in over 25 strategic acquisitions and integrations and played a leading role in the successful sale of Primavera Software to Oracle in 2008. Throughout his career Mitch has lead a number of capital raising campaigns in support of corporate development activities. In addition, Mitch has been either the project manager or Executive sponsor on a number of business automation implementations over his career including Financials, CRM, SFA and Business Analytics resulting in driving higher levels of revenue per headcount.

Mitch began his career in Public Accounting and is a CPA. He holds an M.B.A. with a concentration in management from Hofstra University and obtained a B.S. degree in accounting from Long Island University, C.W. Post Center. Mitch is a Trustee and the Treasurer at AIM Academy (, a school for kids who learn differently. Mitch resides with his wife, two children and dog (Hunter) in the Philadelphia area. 


Jennetta George, Lead Data Scientist, Penn Interactive Ventures

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Fotis Konstantinidis, Managing Director, Management Consulting, AI & Digital Transformation, Stout


Fotis Konstantinidis is a Managing Director, leading the AI and Digital Transformation practice area under Management Consulting, with over 15 years of experience in data mining and advanced analytics, digital strategy, and integration of digital technologies in enterprises.

His experience includes data transformation and visualization, application of a broad range of machine learning algorithms to maximize real business value and data-driven assessment of digital initiatives and priorities. Fotis has also led large digital transformation programs in both private and public companies and launched agile-driven digital solutions that were presented in international conferences and workshops.

Fotis started applying data mining techniques as a brain researcher at the Laboratory of NeuroImaging at UCLA, focusing on identifying data patterns for patients with Alzheimer’s disease. He was also one of the leads in applying machine learning techniques in the field of genome evolution. Fotis has implemented AI in a number of industries, including mobile gaming, social media, banking, retail, automotive, and energy among others.

Prior to joining Stout, Fotis held leadership positions leading AI-driven products and services at CO-OP Financial Services, McKinsey & Company, Visa and Accenture.



M.S., Computer Science University of California, Los Angeles

M.S., Geophysics and Space Physics University of California, Los Angeles

B.S., Physics Aristotle University of Thessaloniki, Greece


Jeffrey McGroarty, Chief Financial Officer, Annovis Bio

Mr. McGroarty is a financial executive with experience in investor relations, working with analysts, creditors and financial institutions, planning and analysis, capital allocation, SEC communications and reporting, accounting, acquisitions and turnarounds.  He is experienced in effectively managing complex projects, building professional relations and developing staff.  Mr. McGroarty was previously employed as CFO of Safeguard Scientifics, Interim Controller at Cephalon, Inc., Vice President-Financial Planning and Analysis of Exide Technologies, Inc., and Senior Manager at PWC. Jeff’s MBA is from the Wharton School of Business.

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