Leveraging Technology to Power the High Growth Enterprise

Ash Noah, CPA, CGMA, FCMA, Managing Director of CGMA Learning Education & Development, AICPA

Modern, data centered technologies, such as artificial intelligence, machine learning, and analytics, along with new architectures and subscription models built in the cloud are giving CFOs new fire power and flexibility. CFOs are leveraging these technologies to drive organizational transformation and create compelling customer experiences. Yet, research shows only a small number of finance teams have the capabilities required to leverage these technologies.  Join Ash Noah, CPA, CGMA, FCMA, Managing Director of CGMA Learning Education & Development at Association of International Certified Professional Accountants (AICPA & CIMA) and Michael Bayer, CFA, CFO at Wasabi Technologies, Lecturer at Babson College & long-standing board member of CFOLC’s Boston chapter as they share their insights and explore how you can unleash the full potential of your finance teams in exploiting these new technologies.

Come listen to this plenary session  Leveraging Technology to Power the High Growth Enterprise at our 9th annual CFO Leadership Conference “Seven Pillars Of The Modern CFO” May 13-14th (Pillar #2  “Technology, Disruption and Change” ~ Tuesday, May 14th @ 8:50am).

I am so proud of what this CFO Leadership Conference has come to represent to finance leaders across North America.  In just a few days, 400+ future forward leaders will join together in Boston’s Seaport to challenge the way they think and lead.  The best is yet to come! ~ Kristin Todd, Vice President of Marketing, CFO Leadership Council

Ash Noah, CPA, CGMA, FCMA, Managing Director of CGMA Learning Education & Development, Association of International Certified Professional Accountants
Ash Noah engages with CFOs and Finance Leaders worldwide to understand how finance teams are evolving and guides Association’s initiatives to ensure that the Chartered Global Management Accountant (CGMA) learning content, syllabus and examinations are future-ready.  He works to make sure the CGMA designation continues to be recognized as the qualification of choice by employers and supports CGMA holders to help them create more value for their organizations in the digital age. Ash joined the Association in 2012, and prior to that served as CFO of the International BU of TNT Express, the global transport and logistics provider and led finance teams in 45 countries through significant transformation.  Ash is a licensed U.S. CPA, a CGMA designation holder and a Fellow of CIMA. He is also an avid aviator. Ash is based in Durham, North Carolina.

Michael Bayer, CFO, Wasabi Technologies

Michael Bayer, CFO, Wasabi Technologies, Inc.
Michael joined the Wasabi team after spending 25+ years in various finance, operations, technology and business development roles primarily for venture-backed technology and clean tech companies. His most recent role was at iZotope Inc. where he served as the CFO. Prior to that he managed the IPO for MotherNature.com and acquisitions for LightChip and Revivio. Michael co-founded RPM Communications, where he led the launch of a 100,000 user mobile social network. A chartered financial analyst, Michael is on the Steering Committee of The CFO Leadership Council and a frequent speaker and organizer of panels for CFOs. He was honored as a 2018 BBJ CFO of the Year.  As an adjunct lecturer at Babson College, Michael teaches corporate finance to both graduate and undergraduate students. Michael holds an MBA from Cornell University and a BS from Babson College (finance and investments), and he previously studied computer science and economics at Brandeis University.

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The CFO Leadership Council’s 9th annual national conference “Seven Pillars Of The Modern CFO” is being held May 13-14, 2019 in Boston’s Seaport District.  Dedicated to empowering CFOs, it will offer relevant and tangible tools for CFOs and senior financial executives to hone your leadership skills. Sessions include inspiring keynotes, and expert-led interactive workshops crafted to dig deep into key leadership areas within the Seven Pillars of the Modern CFO – (Pillars – Strategy & Innovation, Performance Measurement, Economics & Globalization, Data-Drive Decision Making, Technology, Disruption & Change, Executive Presence & Communication, and Leadership). Network and learn alongside 400+ of your peers across North America. NASBA Certified CPE Offered.  Reserve your seat today. www.cfolcconference.com

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