CFOs to Learn to Balance the Chaos and Manage Confidently at 2017 MIT Sloan CFO Summit

The CFO Summit provides an opportunity for CFOs to learn and discuss high level strategies and practical insights relevant to financial decision makers. This year’s world-class roster of speakers includes CFOs from JetBlue, Federal Reserve Bank of Boston, HubSpot, Inc., Yahoo!, and many more.

“Business success today depends on CFOs creating order out of uncertainty, otherwise known as balancing chaos,” says Jeremy Seidman, Co-Chair of the MIT Sloan CFO Summit. “From mastering strategic uses of technology, to making smarter decisions and conveying those with confidence, this premier Summit will empower attendees to manage with certainty.”

Summit highlights include (click here for full agenda):

  • Morning Keynote: Leadership ABCs – Allocating, Balancing and Choosing
    Thomas A. Kolditz, Director of the Ann and John Doerr Institute for New Leaders at Rice University, will share leadership lessons derived from his military, disaster management, academic, and business experience.
  • Morning Fireside Chat: A Walk Down Wall Street
    Scott Hill, Chief Financial Officer, Intercontinental Exchange and Roberto Rigobon, Professor of Management & Professor of Applied Economics, MIT Sloan will review the ways in which the equity market has evolved, including the role of technology, the evolution of shareholders, and the decisions that were made along the way.
  • Luncheon Keynote: CFO Leadership: From Chaos to Calm
    Join The Wall Street Journal’s Kimberly Johnson and CFOs Kenneth Goldman, Yahoo!; Gina Mastantuono, Ingram Micro; and Steve Priest, JetBlue to hear their strategies for managing uncertainty and solutions offering clarity and forward progress.
  • Afternoon Keynote: Long-term Start-up Success
    Helen Greiner, Founder & Chief Technical Officer, CyPhy Works and Co-Founder, iRobot, will share her insights on the impact of near-in decisions on long term results and vice versa, how long term goals inform near decisions such as balancing technological prowess with ease of use, and more.

Other panel sessions include, “Cybersecurity for the CFO,” “The Right Stuff,” “Cybersecurity: How much is too much?,” “Starting Up,” “Predictive Analytics,” and “Industry Shmindustry.”

About the MIT Sloan CFO Summit
The MIT Sloan CFO Summit is the nation’s premier CFO event. Each year, the event offers a day of cutting-edge programming that addresses the changing role of the CFO. The event is rich with opportunities for practical education and peer networking in a time-efficient format.

The summit is part of the CXO Series produced by the MIT Sloan School of Management, one of the world’s leading academic sources of innovation in management theory and practice, and the MIT Sloan Boston Alumni Association. The annual events are organized 100% by alumni volunteers. By promoting the MIT philosophy of “mens et manus,” or “mind and hand,” they are able to bring together the academic research from MIT Sloan with today’s corporate financial leaders.

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About the Author: Bob Cooper

Bob Cooper is Canadian Business Tribune''s senior editor. He is also a nationally syndicated newspaper columnist and a bestselling author. He lives in London Ontario and covers the intersection of money, politics and finance. He appears periodically on national television shows and has been published in (among others) The National Post, Politico, The Atlantic, Harper’s,, Vice and He also has served as a journalist and consultant on documentaries for CBC and Global News . In 2014, he was the winner of the Society of American Business Editors and Writers' investigative journalism award, and the winner of the Izzy Award for Journalism from Ithaca College's Park Center for Independent Media. He was also a finalist for UCLA's Gerald R. Loeb Award and Syracuse University's Mirror Award. Before becoming a journalist in 2006, Sirota worked in Washington for, among others, U.S. Rep. Bernie Sanders, the U.S. House Appropriations Committee Minority Staff and the Center for American Progress.