About the 2016 MIT CFO Summit
Financial smarts or motivational leader? The answer, of course, is both. Today’s Chief Financial Officer requires business expertise learned in the classroom, along with personal leadership skills evolved to manage co-workers, customers, and shareholders. Join us at the 2016 MIT Sloan CFO Summit as we investigate the role of the CFO in leading organizations big and small through periods of change.
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, 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 from the MIT Sloan Boston Alumni Association. Using knowledge from personal 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 alumni club, along with MIT Sloan.
Co-Chairs of the program include 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 8 CPE credits for full day attendance.
How Many Speakers Participate in the MIT Sloan CFO Summit?
Last year the program had six 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. Past years have included executives from Gannett, GE, iRobot, Sysco 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?