October 10, 2019 | 7 AM to 7 PM | Park Avenue Club, 184 Park Avenue, Florham Park, NJ
Keynote Address at 5:00 PM on October 10
Game Changer: Honda Aircraft Company's Mission to Revolutionize Personal Mobility presented by Honda Aircraft Company
From the streets to the skies, how Honda's innovation transformed the company’s future and lifestyles around the world
Michimasa Fujino, President & CEO, Honda Aircraft Company
Business & Ethics from a God-Centric Perspective (1 CPE Credit)
Presented by Barry Milazzo, President, All the King's Horses Ministry, and Rabbi Shalom Baum, Keter Torah
Successful Women in Finance (1 CPE Credit)
Presented by Cheryl Marks Young, CEO, Creative Blueprints for Leaders
Successful Women in Finance will meet for breakfast and informal dialogue to foster relationships and business development among female finance executives, share ideas and insights, promote those who participate, and more.
Navigating Lease Accounting - ASC 842 adoption for private companies
(1 CPE Credit)
presented by Bjorn Knittel, Director, PwC
In-keeping with this year's theme,"Creating the Experience", this year's Conference includes some great Experiences, such as:
NSX Car Showcase and Test Drive (Weather Permitting)
Scotch Tasting by Reed Smith & Remy Cointreau
Hand-Rolled Cigars by JLL
Cappuccino & Espresso by Sutherland
Virtual Reality by Upside Business Travel
Shoe-shine by Alliance Cost Containment
Great raffles on the CFO Fairway
The New Labor Model for Finance: How Leading CFOs are Sourcing Talent in the Digital Age (1 CPE Credit) presented by Robert Half
Anthony Pami, Senior Client Service Director, Robert Half Management Resources
Anthony J. Pami is a Senior Client Service Director with Robert Half Management Resources, specializing in the placement of highly skilled finance & accounting professionals as well as HR & business systems professionals on a project or consulting basis. Prior to joining Robert Half, Anthony worked for nearly twenty years within finance & accounting in areas of increasing responsibility. He began his career at KPMG and earned his license as a CPA while there for six years. Subsequently, he worked for Wyeth Pharmaceuticals and most recently, worked for ADP as the Senior Director of Financial Reporting and then Regional Controller for ADP’s $250M National Account business.
Significant Legal, Regulatory & Employment Risks Facing CFOs and Their Companies (1 CPE Credit) presented by Nicoll Davis & Spinella
CFOs are often the gatekeepers – and the protectors – when it comes to legal and business risks. Employee relations, customer interactions, and vendor management are just a few of the sources of these risks. Join this informative discussion of the most pressing risks facing CFOs and their companies, marketplace trends, and best practices for managing them.
Christopher Santomassimo and Anthony Davis, Nicoll Davis & Spinella LLP
Christopher Santomassimo and Anthony Davis of Nicoll Davis & Spinella LLP are Senior business-oriented legal strategists, who help mid-cap clients manage risk with the firm’s Outside General Counsel™ offering. The Outside General Counsel™ program gives mid-cap companies a virtual law department and strategic, business-oriented advice without the tension of traditional hourly engagements. Chris graduated from the Syracuse University College of Law (JD) and Boston University’s Questrom School of Business (B.S.). Tony also graduated from the Syracuse University College of Law (JD), and hails from the University of Michigan.
Leading Enterprise Transformation: CFO as Driver of Culture, Resources & Intelligent Facility Design (1 CPE Credit) presented by JLL and HOK
Modern CFOs are driving transformation, culture and financial outcomes leveraging smart facilities management. Global resource & facilities management have become the new tool in the transformative CFO's toolkit. In order to drive strategic business transformation, CFOs must manage the key levers of resources / facilities, culture, and leadership.
Scott Lesh, Managing Director, JLL
Mr. Lesh, a twenty-two year veteran in corporate real estate leads the Integrated Portfolio Services (IPS) practice for New Jersey. Mr. Lesh represents corporate occupiers in real estate with a focus on solving complex business problems including Transaction Management, Lease Administration, Project Management, Facility Management, Workplace Strategy and Economic Incentives.
Prior to his current position, Mr. Lesh served as JLL’s project and development services leader for New Jersey, responsible for managing thirty-one (31) project management professionals, $1 billion in annual capital spend and assignments totaling more than 5 million square feet.
Mr. Lesh has also served as the client relationship manager for Interpublic Group and Verizon, where he developed portfolio strategies, project cost metrics and determined benchmarking for global design standards.
As the CRM for Deloitte from 2001 to 2008, he managed a national portfolio of six million square feet and implemented innovative strategies that resulted in more than $1 billion in rent, capital improvement and operational cost savings.
Mr. Lesh earned an M.B.A. in finance from Long Island University C.W. Post and a bachelor of architecture with an emphasis on facilities management at the State University of New York at Buffalo. He currently holds a New Jersey Real Estate Salesperson’s License and is a LEED accredited professional. In 2014, Mr. Lesh received JLL’s National Client Service Award for delivering outstanding service to clients and enhancing the success of the business. He is the 2010 recipient of the JLL Club award, which is presented to employees who consistently model the company’s values and culture and who achieve outstanding accomplishments in a single year.
Kay Sargent, Senior Principal | Director of WorkPlace, HOK
With more than 34 years of experience, Kay is a recognized expert on workplace design and strategy issues. She is an award-winning designer who has worked with several Fortune 500 companies to optimize their global real estate portfolios and create innovative work environments. As director of HOK’s WorkPlace team, a practice that supports organizations undertaking multiple projects in various locations, Kay is responsible for helping clients redefine how, when and where their people work, working in tandem to support a holistic design approach that integrates an organization’s people, processes and technology.
Kay is considered an industry thought leaders on workplace. She has authored multiple white papers and articles on a variety of design related topics including wellbeing; next gen workforce; technologies impact on the workplace; space fusion and the rise of the human factor. As Director of HOK’s WorkPlace team, Kay has recently published multiple in-depth industry research papers include:
Neurodiversity and Designing Inclusive Workspaces
Coworking: A Corporate Real Estate Perspective
Moving Beyond Open Plan
AI and the Human Experience
UX and Curated Experiences
Developing Global Guidelines and Principals
In-depth White Papers on Industry Sectors:
Defense, Financial, insurance and the Tech Sector
Kay is currently working on finalizing HOK’s research on “Neurodiversity and Inclusion in the Modern Workplace” and white papers on the Advertising, Media and Entertainment, AME, sector and the S&T sectors.
Kay speaks regularly at CoreNet, ULI, WorkTech, IFMA and other industry events globally. She has been honored with the ‘Luminary Award’ from CoreNet Global multiple times for being one of the top rated speakers. She was also rated the “Top Rated Presenter” at the Tradeline’s Space Strategies conference.
Kay currently serves on the Board of the International Federation of Interior Designers /Architects where she represents designers in the Americas. Kay was also elected to the CoreNet Global Board in 2017 and serves on the Governance Committee. In addition she serves on the HOK Board of Directors; the National ASID Foundation Research Taskforce; the Advisory Board for WorkDesign Magazine and on has served on the Advisory Board of Virginia Tech School of Architecture and Design and NVCC. During her career Kay has also served on the International Boards of IIDA, ASID and NCQLP. She is an active member of IFMA and co-founder of the IFMA Workplace Evoluntionaries, WE, community, and for the past five years has served as co-host for the IFMA WE monthly workplace webinars. Kay is committed to mentoring the next generation of designers and as such mentors multiple individuals within HOK and across the industry. She is also a Founder of the DC Chapter of UPWARD, a global network dedicated to the professional advancement of women in the workplace.
Sas Mukherjee, Chief Financial & Strategy Officer, York Risk Services Group
Sas Mukherjee is Executive Vice President, Chief Financial Officer and Chief Strategy Officer of York Risk Services Group. In this role, he guides the company’s financial and strategic planning, M&A and decision support activities and oversees all aspects of York’s financial operations and shared services, including budgeting, reporting, and expense management.
Prior to joining York in 2016, Mr. Mukherjee was a member of the board of advisors at a Private Equity portfolio Insurance/ Warranty Company; served as CFO and Head of Corporate Development for Serco Global Services, Americas, a division of the Serco Group; as Head of US Business for Intelenet Global Services, a Blackstone Portfolio Company and as Divisional CFO and Executive Director of Strategy & Business Excellence for Kaiser Permanente. Earlier Mr. Mukherjee was CEO of a Strategic Business Transformation Advisory Company and Managing Director at a Big 4 Consulting Firm.
Mr. Mukherjee serves as a Board Member of the San Francisco Chapter of Finance Executives International (FEI) and is the incoming President for 2017-18. Sas is also a co-founder and board member of the Global Ideas eXchange, a San Francisco based Thought Leadership not-for-profit Organization promoting awareness around globalization.
Sas studied Finance/Accounting at an undergraduate level and Management, Business Administration, Negotiation, etc. at the master’s level. Mr. Mukherjee earned a Bachelor in Electrical Engineering with honors from Jadavpur University in India.
Supply Chain Trends and Their Impact on the Bottom Line (1 CPE Credit)
presented by BDO
The arrival of Industry 4.0 is heralding the next era in supply chain management, driven by the confluence of several different technology disruptions as the blurring of traditional business boundaries; including predictive analytics, unprecedented connectivity via machine-to-machine interaction, automation, artificial intelligence, and pay-per-use services versus traditional product delivery models. This session will help CFOs understand how “Supply Chain 4.0,” promises to reduce inefficiencies and lower costs while improving flexibility across all industries. Ultimately, producing a positive financial impact on your bottom line.
Jeffrey Pratt, Managing Director, Management and Technology Advisory Services, Supply Chain Leader, BDO
Jeff Pratt has over 25 years of experience in the supply chain management space, and brings sourcing, process, technology enablement, change, organizational, financial, and performance measurement experience to help clients maximize the success, user experience, and long-term business impact of source to pay transformation programs. He is known for his hands-on style, and serves as a coach and trusted advisor to current and former colleagues and clients.
Jeff works to drive executable solutions by drawing on industry knowledge, multidisciplinary backgrounds in process, technology enablement, and strategy, and use of leading practices.
Workforce of the Future: Embracing digital to upskill the workforce and drive efficiency (1 CPE Credit) presented by PwC
Tremendous forces are radically reshaping the workplace. According to PwC’s most recent CEO survey, 78% of CEOs are concerned about the availability of key skills; 37% of CEOs are worried about automation putting jobs at risk; 60% think few people will have stable, long-term employment in the future.
At PwC, we’re tackling these same challenges ourselves--from redesigning our performance management processes, to driving Digital Fitness internally, to transforming how and where we work in our physical and virtual environments. Join PwC's NJ Managing Partner, B.J Agugliaro, in a conversation with our firm's finance transformation leaders and workforce of the future specialist. They'll share helpful insights from our own transformation journey.
B.J. Agugliaro, Managing Partner - NJ, PwC
With 30+ years of experience in the audit practice of PricewaterhouseCoopers (PwC), B. J. has an enviable talent for seeing situations from a 360-degree view, taking in the full scope of myriad factors and potential ramifications of an issue. He has broad-based accounting, auditing, and business advisory experience with a variety of clients. B. J. leverages his international industry experience in technology, communications, and industrial product sectors combined with his technical skills in accounting, auditing, and business advisory.
Through his innate ability to develop client relationships, he works collaboratively to navigate tough issues while adding value to client interactions. He devises timely, thorough and thoughtful plans of action to help prevent unnecessary risks. B. J. has a strong network of US partners and his many multi-national client experiences have resulted in a strong network of overseas contacts in PwC's global practice.
In addition to direct client responsibilities, B.J. is the Managing Partner for PwC’s New Jersey practice, based in Florham Park. B. J. guides firm-wide strategy and operations in the state. He is known for his leadership skills, both in the marketplace and with partners, and anticipates client needs. He is passionate about community service and serves on numerous boards, including the Somerset Hills YMCA, Morris County and New Jersey State Chambers of Commerce.
Specialties: Accounting, auditing, and business advisory, public and private technology-related businesses, middle-market companies, Fortune 100 multinational, Aerospace and Defense, going public, IPO, Mergers and acquisitions, M&A, leadership, team building, New Jersey, Florham Park, Industrial products, strategy
Thomas Alexander, US Controller, PwC
Tom leads Controller Operations (CO), consisting of 180 US & 150 non-US employees across FP&A, Data & Analytics, Accounting, Finance Systems, Internal Controls, Finance Business Process Outsourcing & an Idea2Innovation group, created to drive end to end transformation throughout the Firm, beginning with Finance. Tom is a high energy individual with a clear passion for driving an innovative culture that consistently challenges the status quo, while effectively balancing change with execution.
Under Tom’s leadership as the US Firm Controller ($15B, 55k employees), the CO organization is:
-Structured to maximize the delivery of world class business insights
-Tech enabled & transformational, with a minimum of 20% of all resources dedicated to innovation
-Agile with changing technology, while remaining in the top quartile of cost efficiency
-Diverse in skill set & experience, highly connected to the business & dedicated to driving optimal solutions from a variety of backgrounds
-Engaged, empowered to be creative & inspired to have fun
Tom’s strong network within the Firm, & access to next generation technology, have enabled a best in class team to create a ‘digital controllership’ recognized by client teams & Gartner as a model for the future of Finance. He is an effective leader of change with a unique ability to inspire & empower his teams. As a promoter of a “people led” culture, Tom believes a best in class organization evolves when strategy is clearly explained, top down, with execution being inspired bottom up; development opps. prioritized & all ideas encouraged.
Ex. of success: artificial intelligence (AI) for data & analytics, visual FP&A experience, OneFirm ‘zero-based’ reporting, intelligent process automation (robotic & desktop), end to end, cross-functional process engineering, multiple cloud system implementations, service design/design thinking for analytics, & activity based costing. Blockchain/predictive analytics pilots are in process.
Joe Killian, Partner - US Finance & Shared Services Leader, PwC
Joe leads the US Finance organization and is also the Managing Partner of the PwC Business Services Center located in Tampa, Florida. The PwC Business Services Center is a shared services facility with over 2,000 staff providing Finance, Human Capital, IT, Knowledge Services, Partnership Tax/Affairs and other shared services to PwC US and other territories.
Previously, Joe was responsible for PwC's real estate portfolio, Travel, Meeting & Events Services and Security teams.
Major areas of focus:
- Managing the firm's budgeting, reporting and business operations of PwC U.S.
- Enhancing the efficiency and effectiveness of PwC’s front and back offices;
- Firm-wide cost savings initiatives and shared services efficiencies and enhancements;
- Driving ongoing back office global sourcing initiatives within our support functions;
- Driving implementation of a cluster/global back office infrastructure;
- Creating PwC’s real estate strategy, including a new office workspace design and enhanced hoteling features.
Dori Gurwitz, Managing Director, PwC
New Business and Innovation focusing on Workforce Of The Future transformations with focus on IOT, Mobility, AI, Big Data, Cloud, Industry 4.0.
Ranked at the top 5% of global workforce for Innovation and Leadership, my focus has always been on commercializing through, innovation, business development, deal-making with strategic key technology partnerships. I have extensive experience working in fast-paced, early-stage, venture-backed entrepreneurial environments as well as established global multinationals. Creative deal making and understanding how new technologies provide solutions and address issues partners and customers face on a daily basis, has allowed me to develop and deliver solutions to meet my customers needs and challenges.
Being on the front lines is what gets me excited, IOT, Mobile and Industry 4.0 are the new frontiers, developing and commercializing new markets that were previously deemed impenetrable, new application and solutions that shift and transform industries.
Market vertical focus: Enterprise, Fintech, Sports, Smart Home, Connected Car, Government, Telecom, Entertainment and Media.
Techstars IOT Mentor and Alum.
Speaker with IOT and Mobile focus at key industry events: Mobile World Congress, CES, NAB
I have extensive experience in the US, Africa, Japan and Europe including developing strategic alliances and distribution deals with local partners. I am passionate about people and and have experience in managing cross-disciplinary global teams.
Accomplished Business Development & New Business professional who brings creativity to business. Charismatic leader, deal-maker, collaborator, excellent interpersonal skills with an entrepreneurial drive.
SKILLS: Business development, contract structuring and negotiations, operational planning and execution, P&L management, team building, strategic planning, international business, corporate development, business affairs.
Digitization and the CFO (1 CPE Credit) presented by Bank of America Merrill Lynch
How does your business make technology investment decisions and who manages them? More than likely the onus falls on the CFO as companies look to explore new ways of leveraging artificial intelligence, predictive analytics, automation and integrating AI into their processes. With innovation comes the ability to make business faster, cheaper and more secure but it also comes with obstacles that can include lack of resources and identifying key stakeholders. This program will feature a discussion on how digitization’s impacts the role of the CFO, the firm and the workforce.
Cathy Callahan, NJ Market Executive, Bank of America Merrill Lynch
Cathy Callahan is the New Jersey Market Executive for Commercial Banking at Bank of America Merrill L Lynch. As Market Executive, Cathy is responsible for the delivery of a broad range of product solutions to New Jersey commercial clients.
Cathy has been with the company since 2003, when she joined predecessor firm FleetBoston. Prior to Cathy’s Market Executive role, Cathy was most recently a Senior Client Manager for the New York Metro Region, focused on meeting the commercial banking needs of hedge funds and asset managers and making the bank a market force in the sector. By developing a team dedicated to understanding the unique needs of those clients, Cathy led the Growth of Global Commercial Banking’s business with the sector from nothing in 2007 toto the significant revenue driver it is today. Cathy joined the NY Metro team as a Sales Performance Manager in 2006 after having been in Global Commercial Banking Risk coverage in both New Jersey and Pennsylvania markets. Cathy’s banking career began at Chase Manhattan Bank. Cathy has worked for UBS, SwissBank Corp, and First Minneapolis. In addition, Cathy has had several entrepreneurial ventures. Cathy was a partner at Commodity Capital Group, maintained a credit outsourcing business for several European banks and owned Milady’s Armoire-a NJ based retail lingerie business. Cathy holds a BSFS from Georgetown University and an International Business Degree from Stichting Nijenrode, The Netherlands School of Business. Actively involved in her community, Cathy manages the PDA U16 Girls ECNL team, an elite national girls soccer league, and is a scheduler for the club; is the Upper School Parent Coordinator for Kent School in summit, NJ; a member of the Harding Historical Society; and a friend of The Harding Trust. Previously, she has served as President of the Executive Board of St. Peter’s Prep Parent’s Association in Jersey City, NJ; as a Finance Committee member of her church; as a member of the Maplewood, NJ Planning Board and Zoning Board of Adjustment; and as treasurer of Kent Place School’s primary six figure fundraiser.
Born in Jersey City, Cathy has lived in New Jersey most of her life. Cathy has also lived in London, Johannesburg, and Minneapolis. Cathy and her husband, Steve Jonathan, have 3 children and live in New Vernon, New Jersey.
Julie Harris, Head of Global Banking Digital Strategy, Bank of America Merrill Lynch
Julie Harris is head of Global Banking Digital Strategy at Bank of America Merrill Lynch. In her role, Harris is charged with developing and executing the Digital Strategy across Business Banking, Global Commercial Banking, and Global Corporate & Investment Banking.
Previously, Harris was the Enterprise Credit Risk Information Strategy and Allowance Executive in Global Risk Management at Bank of America where she was responsible for the company’s allowance for loan losses on the balance sheet and the related annual provision expense of ~$3 Billion. She was also responsible for the Enterprise Credit Risk data strategy and reporting, providing updates to the company’s Credit Risk Committee, Management Risk Committee and Enterprise Risk Committee of the Board as well as day-to-day management reporting.
Harris joined the company’s Finance Management Analyst Program in 2000, and has served in a number of leadership roles since then. She most recently was Chief Financial Officer (CFO) for Global Banking Coverage responsible for Global Corporate Banking, Global Commercial Banking and Business Banking. She also has served as CFO for Corporate Treasury, Controller for Corporate Treasury and the Corporate Investments Group, and as a senior finance manager for Consumer Finance. She was named a Managing Director in 2013.
Harris is actively involved in in the Charlotte community, including past fundraising events for Levine Children’s Hospital. She serves as Vice President on the Board of Directors of Women Executives for Community Service which supports the Women Initiating and Nurturing Growth through Scholarships (WINGS) program. She has served as a mentor in the Cherie Blair Foundation for Women and as a Global Ambassador in Latin America for the Bank of America partnership with Vital Voices.
Harris was selected as one of Charlotte’s 40 Under 40 leaders in Business by the Charlotte Business Journal in 2015 and served as the chair of the Arts and Science Council Campaign for Global Risk in 2017. She was also recognized in 2019 by the Mecklenburg Times as one of the 50 Most Influential Women.
Harris is on the Board of Advisors at the Belk College of Business and the Foundation Board at the University of North Carolina Charlotte. She is also a founding member of the Belk College Women in Business initiative and co- leads an internal mentoring network for Bank of America called the Power of 10.
She has a degree in Finance from the University of North Carolina Charlotte, with an emphasis in Financial Analysis and Accounting.
Remaining Resilient in the Evolving Data Privacy Landscape (1 CPE Credit)
presented by Crowe
The retooling by the EU of the European Data Directive into the General Data Protection Regulation, effective in May 2018, brought the issue of privacy and data protection into the forefront of businesses and regulators alike. 2019 has brought the privacy and data protection debate front and center in the United States, with California’s Consumer Privacy Act (CCPA) blazing a trail of regulatory change that is being felt across the US. At the same time, many countries around the world have also passed new regulations or are debating options for regulatory change. The US is not immune, as numerous states are proposing new regulations (for example, Nevada’s new data privacy law was effective on October 1). This regulatory spin places increased pressure on management as they try to address this constantly evolving changing regulatory space. Companies are left wondering if GDPR compliance is enough, or if there is more that must be done.
Organizations often leverage the lessons learned from implementing the GDPR when designing programs to maintain compliance across the evolving regulatory morass, Many are seeking a path to a more resilient foundation. This presentation will share a high-level overview of the various global privacy and data protection regulations impacting many US headquartered organizations. We will highlight what is occurring within the United States, both on a State and Federal level; describe enforcement trends to date around the globe and share a potential path forward for organizations who are struggling with the continually changing privacy and data protection space.
Mike Varney, CIA - Partner, Crowe
Mr. Varney has over 20 years of experience in internal audit, risk management, accounting and financial reporting management. He has held various positions with large Fortune 1000 global and domestic companies as well as accounting firms. Mr. Varney has also managed various audit engagements of foreign and domestic operating sites, resulting in detailed control process documentation and control process improvement recommendations
Mr. Varney has experience in development of an internal audit function for large national and international companies, as well as development and implementation of the annual audit plan based upon the company’s risk assessment. He has worked with clients in development of risk assessments, in addition to the periodic review process. He is also experienced in performance of due diligence and post-acquisition projects.
Mr. Varney's professional affiliations include American Institute of Certified Public Accountants and the Institute of Internal Auditors | Northeast Ohio Chapter. He received a Bachelors of Science, Business Administration from The Ohio State University and is a Certified Internal Auditor.
Mitigating Risk: CFO Leadership in Avoiding Fraud, Conspiracy, and Brand Reputational Damage (1 CPE Credit) Presented by CreditSafe
How Framing Can Impede the Success of Your Risk Assessment Process – When assessing and mitigating risk, you define certain vulnerabilities that exist within your organization and the industry. What happens to your risk appetite if your diagnoses are flawed? In this block, you will learn how establishing an incorrect frame can lead to flawed decision-making as well as how to improve your framing. Using FCPA case, study how the U.S. and countries around the world set a different tone for compliance, anti-bribery, and anti-money laundering personnel around the world.
Michael "Bret" Hood, Director, 21st Century Learning & Consulting, LLC
After serving 25 years as a Special Agent in the FBI, Michael “Bret” Hood became the director of 21st Century Learning & Consulting, LLC upon his retirement in 2016. Bret was an adjunct professor of leadership and ethics for the University of Virginia and is currently serving as a faculty member for the Association of Certified Fraud Examiners. Bret received two FBI Director Awards for Leadership Development & Leadership Innovation for his work on the FBI’s executive leadership development program. Since his retirement, Bret has keynoted and provided leadership, ethics, and financial crime instruction for Fortune 500 companies, non-profit entities, and governmental organizations. Bret has also served as a presenter at the Annual Ethics and Compliance Institute sponsored by the Society of Corporate Compliance and Ethics as well as the Institute of Internal Auditors Global Conference. Bret was rated as the top presenter at the ACFE’s Global Fraud Conference in 2018 and is consistently rated as one of the most effective instructors at learning events. Bret is the author of the critically acclaimed books, Eat More Ice Cream: A Succinct Leadership Lesson for Each Week of the Year & Get Off Your Horse! 52 Succinct Leadership Lessons from U.S. Presidents.
The Evolution: From RPA to Cognitive Automation - What it means, the benefits it brings and key lessons every CFO needs to know (1 CPE Credit) presented by Sutherland
With the evolution of Cognitive Automation and Artificial Intelligence technologies, how do you know – what is fact versus what is fiction? Where is the market (in general) and top companies heading? How do successful companies orchestrate these various technologies and capabilities to create a comprehensive solution? In this session, we will answer those questions and explore where companies get stuck and how to achieve success with large automation initiatives. Along the way, we’ll share key lessons that every CFO needs to know. Don’t miss it!
Doug Gilbert, CIO and Chief Digital Officer, Sutherland
Doug joined Sutherland in 2016 and is responsible for global technology operations and product development, as well as our innovation roadmap and expanding intellectual property footprint. Doug has extensive experience leading product development, mergers and acquisitions integrations, ERP implementations, and technology transformations. Prior to Sutherland, Doug served for eight years as the Chief Information Officer for ABM and has held senior level positions at Sony Research Labs, Verifone, and Panasonic.
Networking Break (Optional)
The Inconvenient Truth about Cyber Security: What You Don't Know, WILL Hurt Your Company (1 CPE Credit) presented by Atlantic Tomorrow's Office
Bill McLaughlin, Executive Vice President and Chief Technology Officer, Atlantic, Tomorrow's Office
Bill is currently the EVP and CTO at Atlantic, Tomorrow’s Office, a provider of office automation solutions. He has served as the Vice President of Managed Services for NER Data Corp., Program Director and Consultant for Parts Now where he developed a national multi-million dollar managed print services division and also served as the Corporate Vice President of Data Center Solutions and Managed Print for Allied Office Products (Allied was acquired by Office Depot in 2006). Bill is married to Kristina McLaughlin and has two daughters, Sofia Caroline and Isabella Olivia. Kristina is a full time mother and also works part time for HiTouch Business Services. Bill enjoys spending time with his wife and daughters and in his spare time can be found on the golf course.
Today’s C-Suite is being forced to take a defensive and watchful position amidst the increasing threat of cyber-attacks and data breaches. This fact based discussion will reveal real world threats, the potential impact of a corporate data breach and risk mitigation strategies CFOs are now leveraging to respond in a proactive and reactive manner.
Game Changer: Honda Aircraft Company's Mission to Revolutionize Personal Mobility (1 CPE Credit) presented by Honda Aircraft Company
From the streets to the skies, how Honda's innovation transformed the company’s future and lifestyles around the world
Michimasa Fujino, President & CEO, Honda Aircraft Company
Michimasa Fujino is the founding President and CEO of Honda Aircraft Company. He is responsible for the design, development, certification, sales, production and customer service of the world’s most advanced light jet, the HondaJet. Fujino also serves as a Managing Officer of Honda Motor Co., Ltd.
Fujino joined Honda R&D in 1984 and played major roles in the research of four different aircraft. In 1997, he became a vice president within Honda R&D Americas Inc. and was named the project leader for the HondaJet. The HondaJet is a clean-sheet aircraft designed by Fujino to provide the customer the best possible value by utilizing cutting-edge technologies, making Honda’s dream of taking personal mobility skyward a reality.
Fujino invented several patented technologies incorporated on the HondaJet, including the Over-The-Wing Engine Mount (OTWEM), a high speed natural laminar flow (NLF) wing and fuselage nose and a hybrid composite fuselage structure. His innovations contribute to the aircraft’s superior performance, unparalleled efficiency and best-in-class cabin comfort. The HondaJet flies faster, farther, higher and more efficiently than any other jet in its category. Its advanced technological features have helped it to become the most delivered jet in its class in 2017 and 2018.
Fujino is the recipient of numerous international awards and distinctions, including, the American Institute of Aeronautics and Astronautics (AIAA) Foundation Award for Excellence, the ICAS Zhukovsky Award for Innovation in Aeronautics and the SAE Clarence L. (Kelly) Johnson Aerospace Vehicle Design and Development Award. In addition, he received the AIAA Aircraft Design Award, was honored as a Living Legend of Aviation and was awarded the Japanese Prime Minister’s Award for Industrial Technology. Fujino has also been recognized by the industrial design community and received the Good Design Gold Award and the Japan Industrial Design Museum Award, among others. Additionally, he is actively involved in new design projects, including wristwatches.
Fujino holds Bachelor of Science and Doctorate degrees in aeronautical engineering from the University of Tokyo. He is a fellow of the following organizations: AIAA, the Society of Automotive Engineers (SAE), the Royal Aeronautical Society (RAeS) and the Japan Society for Aeronautical and Space Sciences (JSAS). He was also elected as a foreign member of the National Academy of Engineering (NAE). Fujino’s extensive research and theories on aircraft configuration, advanced aerodynamics and aeroelasticity have been published in several technical and academic journals.