Financial Discipline in 2002 and Beyond (CFODiscipline)

Venue: Rosen Centre Hotel

Location: Orlando, Florida, United States

Event Date/Time: Jun 04, 2002 End Date/Time: Jun 06, 2002
Registration Date: Jun 05, 2002
Early Registration Date: May 10, 2002
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Tuesday, June 4, 2002
6:00 - 8:00 pm — Registration and Welcome Reception

Wednesday, June 5, 2002
7:45 - 8:30 am — Registration and Continental Breakfast

8:30 - 8:45 am
Opening Remarks
Julia Homer
CFO Magazine

8:45 - 9:45 am
Keynote Address
Adrian Slywotzky
VP and Board Member, Mercer Management Consulting
Author of The Profit Zone: How Strategic Business Design Will Lead You to Tomorrow’s Profits
One of the most perplexing questions that CFOs are grappling with is: “Where will tomorrow’s sustainable growth come from?” You’ll hear recommendations from one of America’s most dynamic speakers.

9:45 - 10:30 am
Setting the Stage for Sustainable Profitable Growth
Corky Nelson
Ryder System
This case study presentation looks at Ryder’s 2001 strategic restructuring. As CFO Nelson explains, Ryder weathered a difficult year, in part, because finance drove cost management and process improvement initiatives needed to lessen the impact of the global economic downturn. Learn how Ryder adroitly decreased its debt to equity, total obligations to equity, long-term debt, and liabilities while increasing free cash flow.

11:00 - 11:45 am
Driving Financial Performance with Speed-enabling Technology
Dr. Stephen Timme
President, FinListics Solutions and
Adjunct Professor, Georgia Institute of Technology
Dr. Timme describes a top-down methodology for identifying and closing gaps in financial performance. to increase organizational speed while generating revenue. Hear compelling case studies about how companies are using SCM, CRM, and Business Intelligence solutions to invest in physical, human, intellectual, and other capital while increasing cash flow by 10% to 25%.

11:45 am - 12:45 pm — Networking Luncheon

12:45 - 1:35 pm
Track One: Critical Business Issue Forums

1:45 - 2:35 pm
Track Two: Critical Business Issue Forums

3:00 - 3:45 pm
Driving Visibility and Value with the Finance Dashboard
Scott Boggs
VP and Corporate Controller
Arun Kumar
Managing Director
KPMG Consulting
What CFO doesn’t want a firm handle on revenue, P&L, and balance sheet impacts and key performance metrics in real-time! Microsoft, one of the pioneers, is well on its way to transforming reporting from a static,
scheduled event to one of rapid information access. This lively
session unveils the key building block, the Finance Dashboard, and
demonstrates how it enhances the visibility and responsiveness of
the finance organization.

3:45 - 4:30 pm
The Critical Role of Best Practices in Effective Management
David Axson
Managing Dir. & Chief Intellectual Capital Officer
Under increased scrutiny from investors, employees, and business
partners, CFOs are now reassessing critical management processes
to control costs, increase value, and improve performance. This
session provides clear insights into how best practices can be used
to effectively manage risk while also preparing the ground for growth.

4:30 - 5:15 pm
Financial Planning and Budgeting Process Improvements—
What Solutions Do You Really Need?
This lively panel discussion, moderated by the editor of CFO magazine, puts the “pain points” of current financial planning processes under the microscope, examines the glitches, and compares marketplace hype to viable solutions. Hear what other CFOs are doing to improve their
financial management and planning processes

5:15 - 7:15 pm — Networking Reception

Thursday, June 6, 2002
7:45 - 8:30 am — Continental Breakfast
8:35 - 9:20 am
Keynote Speaker: Using Shareholder Value to Raise Management Performance
James McTaggart
Marakon Associates
A leading advisor and author in the field of value-based management offers his view on how companies can achieve and sustain
superior performance for shareholders. Specifically, he outlines: (1) how to quickly and objectively identify the company’s highest value-at-stake issues; (2) how to put in place and manage a process for resolving these issues to deliver near-term impact; and (3) how to build the capabilities to improve decision-making at all levels of the organization.

9:20 - 10:10 am
The Role of the CFO in Managing Risk in the Capital Structure
This session offers practical advice on how you can manage business risk with a full and reasoned view of the potential impacts on corporate liquidity, financial strength, access to expansion capital, and shareholder value. Hear how CFOs are adjusting their capital structure management strategies in the face of investors’ demands for more integrity in financial statements and disclosures.

10:30 - 11:20 am
Track Three: Critical Business Issue Forums

11:30 - 12:20 pm
Track Four: Critical Business Issue Forums

12:30 - 1:30 pm — Networking Luncheon

1:30 - 2:20 pm
Setting Priorities: Finance Must Add Strategic Value
John Nolan
VP Finance
MCI Worldcom
Senior finance executives are under intense pressure to ensure process excellence and integrity in traditional control and financial management functions. At the same time, they are being asked to strengthen finance’s analytical capabilities and intellectual capital to enhance business strategy with value-adding counsel. John Nolan, who oversees all finance operations at MCI Worldcom, explains how this challenge is playing out at one of America’s fastest-moving companies.

2:20 - 3:10 pm
A CFOs Guide to SEC Enforcement
Kenneth Winer
Foley & Lardner
Recent events have brought to the forefront questions about disclosure and SEC enforcement issues. Hear firsthand: (1) how to reduce the risk of becoming the subject of an SEC enforcement investigation; (2) how to
prepare for such an investigation; (3) the steps that a company and a CFO should take upon learning that his/her company is the subject of an SEC investigation; and (4) what to expect from such an investigation.

3:10 pm — Adjournment


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Additional Information

$795 for individuals, $650 for each member of a team from one company, through May 10. $995 for individuals, $700 for team members teereafter.