2019 MIT Sloan CFO Summit to Address Results & Reinvention

Nov 11, 2019 | Finance & Accounting, Leadership, News, Strategy

Speakers at Premier Conference for CFOs on November 21 Include Senior Executives from Cruise, Etsy, Lime, Peloton, Twitter and More

CAMBRIDGE, Mass.–(BUSINESS WIRE)–The MIT Sloan CFO Summit, the nation’s premier one-day CFO conference, attracts 500+ CFOs and senior financial executives. The 17th annual Summit will explore “The Durable CFO: Results and Reinvention” and is scheduled for Thursday, November 21 from 8:00 a.m. to 6:15 p.m. at the Boston Marriott Newton in Newton, MA.

Founded in 2002, the event brings together financial executives from around the world and leading faculty from MIT to learn and discuss high level strategies, practical insights and the integration of knowledge and creativity. This year’s speaker line-up includes CFOs from Cruise, Etsy, Legal Seafoods, Lime, Peloton, the Boston Red Sox, Twitter and many more.

“Chief Financial Officers hold responsibility not only for today’s results, but also for tomorrow’s reinvention,” said Jeremy Seidman, Chair of the MIT Sloan CFO Summit. “When you think about all the considerations that come into play – strategy, operations, persistence and innovation – it’s important to have a mix of education, experience and peer networking.”

Highlights include:

  • Morning fireside chat: “#DurableCFO: Fireside Chat with Twitter’s Ned Segal” will share Twitter’s approach to business durability including being purpose driven, customer-focused, principled and making decisions with a long-term view. Featuring CFO Ned Segal of Twitter and Dr. Sinan Aral, MIT PhD and David Austin Professor of Management, MIT Sloan.
  • Luncheon keynote: “Leadership in the Direct to Consumer Evolution” will discuss the changing retail landscape and strategies for connecting with consumers. Featuring Wall Street Journal, CFO Journal, news editor Nina Trentmann, Lavanya Chandrashekar, CFO, Diageo North America; Rachel Glaser, CFO, Etsy; and Jill Woodworth, CFO, Peloton Interactive.
  • Afternoon fireside chat: “The Road of the Future” will explore the future of mobility including how technology, data-modeling and decision-making are coming together. Featuring Geoffrey Richardson, CFO, Cruise Automation and Ted Tobiason, CFO, Lime with moderator Christopher Knittel, George P. Shultz Professor of Applied Economics, MIT Sloan.

Other panel sessions include: “Finance 2.0: Building a Programmatic M&A and Divesture Strategy,” “Negotiation 2.0: Driving the Team to Think Differently; Scenario Planning: Green, Yellow & Red; Prioritizing Operational Excellence; Workplace for the Future: Reinventing Technology, Processes and People; and Moneyball for the CFO.

About the MIT Sloan CFO Summit

The MIT Sloan CFO Summit is the nation’s premier CFO event. Started in 2002, the Summit brings together leading faculty from MIT and financial executives from around the world. The annual event offers a day of practical education, peer networking and thought-provoking discourse on the future of finance, accounting, and business. The day includes presentations, panels, keynote speakers and networking. 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, and the MIT Sloan Boston Alumni Association. The annual events, organized by alumni volunteers, promote the MIT philosophy of “mens et manus,” or “mind and hand,” by bringing together the academic research from MIT Sloan with today’s corporate leaders. For more information visit and follow us on Twitter @MITCFO.


Beth Kurth
Conway Communications