2020 Chief Financial Officer Summit
This event has been canceled due to COVID-19.
Please contact us for details on the substitute webinar series.
May 5-7, 2020
in New York City
May 5 - 7, 2020
New York, NY
CFOs and top financial executives of AEC firms, by invite only
Photo Credit: Jeff Goldberg of Esto
Key Agenda Topics & Themes
State of the Industry Analysis & Insights
KPI benchmarks and latest industry data & trends
Technology / Digital Disruption of CFO Role
How is technology & A.I. impacting the CFO? Panelists will share some real life examples of how digital is impacting their position.
Recession: If, When, Impact, & Preparation
The economy has expanded uninterrupted for an unprecedented decade. What are economists saying? What should AEC firms do to prepare for a potential recession?
Are “Non-Accretive” Acquisitions Okay?
Case study and discussion on when strategic, but financially “dilutive” acquisitions should be made. What should the CFO’s role be in this assessment?
Risks / Threats to AEC Firms
Project risk, fixed-price risk, cyber-risk, geo-political risk, bribery / corruption risk, internal ownership transfer risk: a lot for a CFO to deal with – what are latest best practices for risk management
Evolution of the CFO
Perspectives from small, medium, and large firms. How does the CFO role evolve as a firm grows? How to be a “strategic” partner to the CEO. Discussion of best practices.
Award-winning author of the Freakonomics series, journalist, and radio and TV personality
Mr. Dubner is best-known as co-author of the Freakonomics book series, which have sold more than 7 million copies in over 40 countries. He is also the host of Freakonomics Radio, which attracts 8 million monthly downloads and airs on NPR stations and elsewhere. He has also authored SuperFreakonomics, Think Like A Freak, and When To Rob A Bank.
Founder of Cook Ross, and world-renowned expert on Unconscious Bias and Belonging
Mr. Ross is the author of the Washington Post best seller, Everyday Bias: Identifying and Navigating Unconscious Judgments in Our Daily Lives, and recently Our Search for Belonging: How Our Need to Connect is Tearing us Apart. His data-oriented approach to analyzing & addressing issues of bias, diversity, and culture has practical applications to the AEC industry.
Schedule of Events
Tuesday, May 5, 2020
Opening Cocktail & Dinner Reception
5:30pm - 9pm
Wednesday, May 6, 2020
Keynote Speakers & Panel Discussions
Thursday, May 7, 2020
Panel Discussions & Workshops
Morning (ending ~12 noon)