What is the MIT Sloan CFO Summit?

The MIT Sloan CFO Summit 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.

When was the program introduced?

This is the seventh annual MIT Sloan CFO Summit. The program began in 2003.

What differentiates the MIT Sloan CFO Summit?

Each year, the volunteers who plan the Summit have two primary goals in mind. The first is to provide leading-edge content that addresses the changing role of the CFO. For example, this year’s theme, "Thriving in the New World Order" explores how business dynamics have fundamentally changed and our need to re-examine today's responsibilities of the CFO. Keynote presentations and panels all cover different aspects of the topic, based on the insights and firsthand experience of respected executives who are already shaping the current and future CFO role.

The second goal is to help participants minimize time away by providing 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 Alumni Club of Boston. 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.

How many speakers participate in the MIT Sloan CFO Summit?

This year the program has six keynoters and 30 panelists. These numbers are relatively consistent each year.

What are some of the companies and industries that the speakers represent?

This year, the MIT Sloan CFO Summit has a diverse group of business leaders from a wide range of industries participating in the Summit, including executives from Braodcom, Cardinal Health, and other leading organizations. Prior Summits have included CFOs and CEOs from NASDAQ, Home Depot, Cisco, AstraZeneca, Microsoft, Harvard Pilgrim Healthcare, EMC, Google, Boston Scientific, and many more.

How do I obtain information about individual programs or request an interview with one of the speakers?

Contact press@mitcfo.com