Once considered slow adapters of new technologies, today’s financial executives are implementing cloud-based technologies at a rapid pace while promoting innovation within their companies.
Can you decipher which technology is just a buzzword and which is a business-critical investment? CFOs 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.
Join us for Tech Trends for CFOs, where our panel of experts will discuss the latest “disrupters” in technology and what you need to know about them.
Our speakers will:
Provide an overview of some of the latest trends in disruptive technologies
Address how disruptive technologies will impact the CFO’s companies, their jobs, and the interactions with stakeholders, including customers, vendors, employees and investors
Discuss the investments required to take advantage of the opportunities and protect against the risks associated with these disruptive technologies
Through this session, attendees will learn:
The challenges, risks and opportunities associated with disruptive technologies
The costs and economic impact related to the adoption of disruptive technologies
How early adoption of these technologies will give your firm a long-term competitive advantage
How technology will fundamentally change the very nature of your job and what skills will be most meaningful in the new world order
Instructional method: Group-Live
Recommended CPE Credits: 1.5 CPE credits in Information Technology
Experience Level: Advanced
Prerequisites/advance preparation: None
Mustafa Ozkeskin, Microsoft
Mustafa Ozkeskin is the general manager of Corporate Financial Planning and Analysis group at Microsoft, a position he took in Feb 2017. In this role he leads company wide planning, resource allocations, business insights activities to help grow and transform Microsoft businesses, working closely with the company leadership.
Before assuming his current position, he led the central finance organization for Sales, Marketing and Services group and was responsible for financial planning and analysis, platforms, trade and compliance functions. Prior to this role, Mustafa was the CFO for Microsoft Advertising and Online, the group responsible for advertising sales on Microsoft’s owned and operated properties, including Windows, Xbox, Skype and MSN. Before this role, he was the senior finance director of WW Sales, Marketing and Services Group for four years. Between 2004 and 2008 he was the CFO for Microsoft’s Middle East and Africa (MEA) region. He joined Microsoft in 1998 as the CFO of Microsoft's Turkey subsidiary. He also served as senior audit manager based in Redmond, WA, controls and compliance manager for Europe Middle East and Africa (EMEA) based in Paris, France. Mustafa started his career as an auditor at Deloitte and later worked for Reuters Ltd and GSD Holding in various financial roles before joining Microsoft.
Michael Shannon, NetSuite
Michael Shannon is Regional Sales Manager at NetSuite. He's leading a team of account executives that improve corporate budgeting, forecasting, modeling, and reporting for organizations in North America by leveraging the latest Planning Cloud solutions offered by Oracle NetSuite.
Michael Trzupek, Premera
Michael Trzupek is Senior Vice President and Chief Financial Officer at Premera. In this role, he provides leadership over Accounting, Financial Planning and Analysis, and Investment and Treasury. Trzupek previously served as Group Vice President at Providence St. Joseph Health System, where he executed finance functions, strategic planning and budgeting, as well as the evaluation of affiliations, acquisitions and strategic investments. Prior, he was a corporate finance General Manager at Microsoft, focused on business planning for the company’s hardware products, including Xbox and Surface. He started his financial career at Intel. He is a member of the Board of Directors at the Seattle Aquarium, as well as an advisory board member for eCapital Advisors. Trzupek received his Master of Business Administration from the University of Chicago, with concentrations in finance, operations, and marketing.
Moderator: Margaret Raihl, Slalom / Two Degrees
Margaret is an experienced finance executive with progressive experience leading FP&A and data analysis for sales and manufacturing organizations, consulting, healthcare and technology companies. Margaret drives bottom line results leveraging her experience on systems, processes and analytics to drive change, streamline processes and reduce costs. Previously she consulted on strategic planning and business development in Poland while part of USAID. Margaret has worked internationally in Europe, Latin America and South-East Asia.
Recognized as a forward thinker able to align stakeholders across organizational levels, lines of business, geographies and functions, Margaret develops both the human and technological assets of an organization to create successful teams and promote optimal quality to grow the organization. Margaret has an MBA in International Management and Finance from Thunderbird and a BBS in Accounting and Spanish from the University of Arizona.