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Calling the future finance leaders of tomorrow. Fortune, in partnership with Workday, will convene this series to support and inspire emerging CFOs and senior finance leaders. In conversations with CEOs and leading CFOs, we will explore what chief executives are looking for in their finance leaders. We’ll also dive deep into the changing nature of the chief finance job and discuss the most sought-after skills and expertise needed to climb the finance ladder in any organization. From data analytics to softer skills like communication and culture, we will learn from the masters what it takes to continue growing into finance leadership roles.

We will gather next on October 19, 11:00 AM- 12:00 NOON ET


The corporate lifecycle has been dramatically compressed by digital disruptors and subscription-based business models, with profound implications on how corporate finance can drive growth and deliver value. In response, smart CFOs are rethinking the KPIs they measure, shifting from only focusing on traditional ones such as cash flow, revenues and customer acquisition costs, to implementing KPIs that track the employee experience, the customer experience, and customer lifetime value. In this virtual Emerging CFO discussion in partnership with Workday, we’ll discuss strategies to measure how value gets created today, and the importance of agile systems that enable cross-functional collaboration and broader integration of your people and finance data. Harmit Singh, EVP and CFO, Levi Strauss & Co.; Alka Tandan, CFO, Gainsight, Inc.; and
Michael Schrage, Research Fellow, MIT Sloan School Initiative on the Digital Economy will help lead the discussion.

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Past speakers have included CFOs from Smucker, Bayer,Honeywell Connected Enterprise, Komodo Health, trivago, DocuSign, Broadridge, Levi Strauss & Co., Southwest Airlines, WWE and R/GA. 


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Lee Clifford

Finance Editor, FORTUNE; Co-chair

Fortune CFO Collaborative

Geoff Colvin

Senior Editor at Large, FORTUNE; Co-Chair

Fortune CFO Collaborative

Sheryl Estrada

Writer, CFO Daily; Co-chair

Fortune CFO Collaborative