About the 2017 MIT CFO Summit
Balancing chaos is creating order out of options. For example, how does a biotech company make a decision as to which clinical trial to fund next? How does a venture capital firm determine where to allocate its next investment? Options are sometimes good – so many good people, which ones do I hire? And sometimes “options” is another word for uncertainty, aka chaos. Register today to learn how today’s CFOs make decisions, convey those decisions with confidence, and manage with certainty.
When Was the Program Introduced?
The MIT Sloan CFO Summit, started in 2002, is the nation’s premier CFO event bringing together financial executives from around the world and leading faculty from MIT. The annual event offers a day of interactive learning and thought-provoking discourse on the future of finance, accounting, and business that is not available anywhere else. It includes presentations, panels, keynotes speakers, networking and a closing reception.
What Differentiates the MIT Sloan CFO Summit?
Each year, the volunteers who plan the Summit have three goals in mind. One, to attract best-in-class speakers who represent a broad mix of industries, geographies and business stages. Two, to attract a best-in-class audience of CFOs and other financial executives from small and large companies, private and public. Three, to help all participants maximize practical education and peer networking in a convenient, one-day format.
Who Designs the Program?
The MIT Sloan CFO Summit is designed by volunteers using knowledge from professional experience and the expertise of the academicians at MIT Sloan School of Management. Conference organizers have access to vital information and a network of expert business leaders to draw from, which allows them to foster thought-provoking discussions and facilitate peer networking for their fellow executives. The Summit is part of the CXO Series produced by the MIT Sloan Boston Alumni Association along with MIT Sloan.
Co-Chairs of the program are Jeremy Seidman (MBA ’03) and Jack McCullough (MBA ’97).
Who Attends the MIT Sloan CFO Summit?
The MIT Sloan CFO Summit attracts 500+ CFOs and senior financial executives. In addition to CFOs, participants include CEOs, Presidents, financial executives, audit committee members, and investors. We offer 7.5 CPE credits for full day attendance.
How Many Speakers Participate in the MIT Sloan CFO Summit?
Last year the program had 10 keynoters and 30 panelists. These numbers are relatively consistent each year.
What Are Some of the Companies and Industries that the Speakers Represent?
The MIT Sloan CFO Summit brings together a diverse group of financial leaders from a wide range of industries, geographies and business stages. Last year’s Summit included executives from Brookstone Co., Bright Horizons Family Solutions, General Electric Company and other leading organizations. Prior Summits have included CFOs and CEOs from Cisco, Dow, Home Depot, General Motors, Museum of Fine Arts, Oracle, NASDAQ, Raytheon, UPS, ZipCar and many more.
How Do I Obtain Information About Individual Programs or Request an Interview with one of the Speakers?