October CFO events Boston

The Controllers Playbook for Impactful Executive Presentations
by The Controllers RoundTable Boston

Wed October 9, 2013 @  Bentley University 

CFOs play a critical role to arm executives and investors with current and relevant financial information to provide insight into company performance. Therefore first-time CFOs need to develop the skills to prepare impactful presentations. Data and presentations need to be clear, concise, meaningful and tailored for each audience to bring transparency to the financial statements.

Join the Controllers RoundTable Boston where our expert panelists will review the best practices and communications skills necessary to research, prepare and deliver impactful and compelling information in any professional scenario. 

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Law School For The CFO
Wed October 16, 2013 @ the offices of Goodwin Procter, Boston

The CFO RoundTable’s most popular event of the season is back! Join us for our 3rd
Annual Law School for the CFO program, presented by Goodwin Procter. And, be sure to sign up for our Fall Social ~ networking, drinks & hors d’oeuvres ~ immediately following the program!  This year’s program will review Equity Compensation, Social Media Policy and Intellectual Property.  It has approved for 3 CPE credits. 

For a detailed program outline or to register, click here.


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The ABCs of Healthcare Reform hosted by Boston Women In Finance 
Thurs October 24 2013 @ Non-Profit Center Boston

The Affordable Care Act, also known as Obamacare, is now the law.  Although the unique US system of private markets and public payors has largely been preserved, there is much about the ACA that many do not yet understand.  Join BWF for a broader view (including debunking some myths!) as they examine how the federal legislation may impact healthcare participants, industry watchers, investors and others. 

Speaker: Alice Noble, Senior Lecturer, Brandeis University where her courses include Health Law and Ethics, and Law and Social Policy.  Co-author of the forthcoming Health Care Reform: Law and Practice.

$15 for Boston Women In Finance Members, $35 Non-Members.  Lunch Provided.

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Reimagining HR Big Idea – Small Changes, NEHRA’s Fall Conference

October 9-10, 2013 @ DCU Center, Worcester MA.

The Fall Conference is shaping up to be the biggest they’ve held in years with 300 attendees and exhibitors, as well as an incredible line up and a broad range of learning objectives. 
Hear Dorie Clark, author of Reinventing You kick off the conference.  Listen to Kelly McDonald, Nationally Recognized Marketing Expert and author of How to Market to People Not Like You. Learn about the Future Workforce from Jeanne Meister, author of The 2020 Workforce.    

Check out the entire program at http://www.nehraconference.com


Social Capital presented by Boston Business Journal
Thurs, October 3, 2013 @ MCLE, Inc. Boston, MA

You have built all your social channels, now what? Join the BBJ for a social media panel featuring finalists from our Social Madness competition who will share their insights, strategies and best practices on using social media to hit business goals. Up your game in social media and win big in business. The discussion will be led by AJ Gerritson, co-founder of 451 Marketing. Panelists include: Robert A. Bertsche, Prince Lobel Tye LLP, Michael Hall, NESN and Jennie Moore, Fisher College.

To learn more, or to register, please click here.


Peter Meade, Executive Director, Boston Redevelopment Authority hosted by the Treasurer’s Club of Boston
Tues Oct 1, 2013 @ Harvard Club

Peter Meade was appointed Chief Economic Development Officer for the City of Boston by Mayor Thomas M. Menino in April 2011. Meade serves on the Mayor’s cabinet, and as Chief Economic Development Officer, Meade’s agency is responsible for Boston’s planning and economic development agenda. With no city money and an annual budget of more than $40 million and over 200 employees, the BRA focuses on planning Boston’s neighborhoods, guiding large-scale projects through the zoning process, and job training and workforce development.

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Cyber Security in an Era of Leaks, Hackers, and Big Data co-hosted by
Greater Boston Chamber of Commerce and the NACD New England Chapter
Thurs October 10, 2013 @ Boston Harbor Hotel

With the recent NSA leak, the report on credit card hackings of several companies, and companies merging to take advantage of  “ big data”, what are the current issues in cyber security?  The question for boards and executives is no longer “if you are attacked,” but “when and are you ready.”  What are the risks?  How do we know we are ready? What do executives need to be discussing with their boards and what questions should boards ask management?  Join a lively discussion with a panel of experts.

To learn more, or to register, please click here.


Asset Fraud Trading Room Experiment
Tues October 8, 2013 @ Bentley University’s Financial Trading Room

Bentley University is seeking a group of 40 CFOs, Controllers and financial managers to participate in a unique (and free) 90 minute program looking at asset fraud.   The program will be held in their Financial Trading Room,  a state-of-the-art teaching and research center located in the Smith Academic Technology Center at Bentley University.  As the centerpiece of the university’s Hughey Center for Financial Services, the Trading Room provides firsthand exposure to financial concepts such as trading, portfolio construction, corporate finance concepts, and risk management. The 3,500 square-foot facility equipped with 60 Hewlett Packard XW4600 workstations — each with a dual 19″ HP flat panel display — and twenty four Bloomberg terminals. Each workstation is equipped with real-time data and the leading financial technologies.  Participants will work at the terminal with the data feeds which include Bloomberg, Capital IQ, Palisade Statistical Suite and others. 

This will be an active session in which participants will receive instruction and then assigned trading roles for an active trading session.   You will be using active data feeds in a simulated exercise to test behavioral reactions to different financial events.   This is an unusual opportunity that you won’t want to miss.  Participation is limited to 40 registrants. 

To register for this free program, visit  Asset Misappropriation
Fraud and the Economy: An Experiment for CFO’s and Managers Registration


Ian F. Smith Executive VP & CFO, Vertex Pharmaceuticals hosted by FEI Boston
October 16, 2013 @ Boston Newton Marriot

Ian F. Smith, CPA, ACA is FEI Boston’s October keynote speaker. Mr. Smith has been the Chief Financial Officer of Vertex Pharmaceuticals Inc., since October 2001 and has been its Executive Vice President since February 2006. Mr. Smith serves as a Member of the Executive Team of Vertex Pharmaceuticals Inc. and holds responsibility for a wide variety of core functions, including Finance, Strategic Communications, Information Systems, Operations and Human Resources

To register or learn more, visit www.feiboston.org


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