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2012 MIT Sloan CFO Summit to Gather World’s Top CFOs to Discuss Sustained Excellence

Speakers include Keith Sherin, Vice Chairman and CFO of GE, Peter A. Diamond, Economics Professor and winner of the Nobel Prize in Economic Sciences, and senior executives from American Red Cross, Zipcar, NextEra Energy, Dupont, iRobot, Sysco and more

NEWTON, Mass.--(BUSINESS WIRE)-- CFOs and other senior financial executives have the unique opportunity to become more effective leaders by attending this year’s 2012 MIT Sloan CFO Summit, the nation’s premier CFO event, taking place Thursday, November 15, 2012.

At the Summit, which is celebrating its 10th year anniversary, CFOs and Financial Executives from around the globe will gather with world class MIT Sloan faculty to collaborate, and discuss how to become more strategic business leaders and tactical business operators. This event offers an unprecedented opportunity for interactive learning, high level strategies, and practical insight through panel discussions and thought-provoking discourse, reflecting this year’s theme, “Sustained Excellence.”

“The pressure placed on CFOs to raise capital, provide the best strategies, and wrestle with big data, while working in tight budget parameters, is more evident than ever before. This event provides an unmatched platform for CFO’s to advance their leadership role in the corporate setting,” said Jeremy Seidman, Co-Chair of the MIT Sloan CFO Summit.

The Summit will offer more than 600 attendees the opportunity to meet and hear directly from powerful and diverse business leaders from a wide range of industries, including executives from GE, American Red Cross, Dupont, Sysco, Zipcar, Tufts Health Plan, Stanley Black & Decker, Avail-TVN, NetSuite, NextEra Energy, and other leading organizations.

Summit Highlights (click here for full agenda):

  • The Summit will include keynote addresses from Keith Sherin, Vice Chairman & CFO, General Electric; Gail McGovern, CEO, American Red Cross; and Nobel Laureate Peter Diamond, Professor, MIT Sloan.
  • The opening keynote session panel, “Sustained Leadership” will be moderated by Bloomberg Television anchor Carol Massar and includes Moray Dewhurst, CFO, NextEra Energy; Nicholas Fanandakis, CFO, Dupont; Chris Kreidler, CFO, Sysco; and Deborah Thomas, CFO, Hasbro.
  • Other workshops and panels offered during the day include "To Acquire, To Perspire," "The Strategic CFO: Fact or Fiction," "Raising Capital: How, Why, & When," "The Yin & Yang of the CEO-CFO Relationship," "Big Data, Big Deal," and "Managing your Healthcare Costs."
  • The Summit will end with a cocktail reception and networking session for attendees.

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. 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 to foster debate and provide informative discourse.

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Source: MIT Sloan CFO Summit