Day Three, Tuesday, February 25, 2020

7:30 am - 8:00 am Networking Breakfast

8:00 am - 8:05 am Chairperson Opening Remarks

8:05 am - 8:35 am Innovate vs. Disruption or Become Roadkill: A CFO’s Role

Jim Peterson - Executive Vice President, Chief Financial Officer & Treasurer, Price Chopper – Market 32
Disruption isn’t caused by technology, it begins with unfulfilled consumers. Technology merely aids in
fulfilling a consumer’s unfulfilled need state. Successful responses to disruption necessitate change. In this session, we’ll review examples of successful and unsuccessful responses to disruption. Key takeaways include:
  • Recognizing disruptive actions
  • Implementing successful responses
  • CFO’s role in supporting change


Jim Peterson

Executive Vice President, Chief Financial Officer & Treasurer
Price Chopper – Market 32

In the past decade we have seen a greater prevalence of gender diversity in executive positions. While this has been a fantastic start, it needs to be taken further. A study by the IMF found that women comprise less than 20% of executive board members at financial institutions. In addition, a study by Cision PR found that 77% of American C-Suite Executives admit they have a diversity problem and yet many aren’t sure how to remedy this. By starting a discussion and acting on this issue we can help create a push to be more inclusive in the C-suite. Including diversified perspectives helps us learn and grow as business leaders as we absorb new ideas and viewpoints to enhance our overall schema.


Archana Gilravi

VP Partnerships
Sheryl Sandberg & Dave Goldberg Foundation


Shivani Bhatia

Vice President, Financial Shared Services


Kyrah Coker

Vice President of Finance
National Roofing Partners


Jacinth Smiley

Vice President & Chief Accounting Officer

9:15 am - 9:30 am Networking Break

9:30 am - 10:00 am Business Meetings

10:00 am - 10:30 am Business Meetings

10:30 am - 11:00 am Business Meetings

Gender bias is holding women back in the workplace. Whether deliberate or unconscious, bias makes it harder for women to get hired and promoted and negatively impacts their day-to-day work experiences. This hurts women and makes it difficult for companies to level the playing field.
This workshop is a hands-on activity that will highlight specific examples of gender bias in the workplace and offers research-backed recommendations for what to do.  Key evidence-based research findings include:
  • Diverse teams are often more innovative and productive
  • Companies with more women in leadership roles perform better, and employees on diverse and inclusive teams put in more effort, stay longer, and demonstrate more commitment
  •  Organizations with diverse leadership realize higher profit

Archana Gilravi

VP Partnerships
Sheryl Sandberg & Dave Goldberg Foundation

12:00 pm - 12:30 pm Mastering Analytics: How CFOs Are Owning Analytics for Strategic and Operational Decision-making

Timothy Zue - Executive Vice President & Chief Financial Officer, Boston Red Sox
It’s not always clear who should own analytics, but given that CFOs and their teams have traditionally used data-driven analytics for management, a case could be made that the CFO is in a position to use analytics to drive strategic and operational decision making as well.  By taking ownership for the company’s data the CFO can strengthen ties throughout the business and expand leadership outside traditional core finance functions. 

In this session:
•Driving value outside the finance function
•Delivering value on the operational side
•Integrating data for relevant insights and actions needed for strategic decision making


Timothy Zue

Executive Vice President & Chief Financial Officer
Boston Red Sox


John O'Rourke

Vice President of Product Marketing
OneStream Software