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Calling the future finance leaders of tomorrow. Fortune, in partnership with Workday, convenes 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 April 12, 2023, 11:00 AM-12:00 Noon ET

CFOs plan to embed more digital technologies across operations, to augment human capabilities and address the labor shortage.  When it comes to the finance function, AI can help replace repetitive and labor-intensive tasks as well as improve accuracy in areas like budgeting and forecasting.  In this Emerging CFO conversation in partnership with Workday, we will gather top CFOs to explore how AI and machine learning can be used to support talent gaps,  and the best practices CFOs can adopt to ensure that investments in advanced technologies deliver the right ROI.
Speakers will include:
Andrew McAfee, Co-founder and Co-director, MIT’s Initiative on the Digital Economy; Principal Research Scientist, MIT Sloan School of Management
Katie Rooney, Chief Financial Officer, Alight
Moderators: Matt Heimer, Executive Editor, Features, Fortune
Sheryl Estrada, Senior Writer, Fortune CFO Daily 

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We will also gather for additional virtual Emerging CFO conversations  on June 21 and October 25.

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