2021 MIT Sloan CFO Summit Announces Successful Conclusion to 19th Annual Conference

Nov 29, 2021 | Leadership, News, Workplace

500+ senior financial executives attended event themed “Optimism and Excellence;” valuable leadership insights and expertise shared in formal presentations and informal networking  

The MIT Sloan CFO Summit, the premier conference for Chief Financial Officers, concluded its 19th anniversary with more than 500 CFOs and senior financial executives in attendance including in-venue and on-line participation. With an overall theme of “Optimism and Excellence,” the one-day conference featured leadership insights from MIT faculty and CFOs from Desktop Metal, Hologic, Roche, Spotify, Stripe, SoundCloud, SQZ Biotech, Tracelink, Vimeo, Workhuman and many more.

Jeremy Seidman, Chair of the MIT Sloan CFO Summit, “I am so proud of the success of this year’s conference which spotlighted successful CFOs leading with optimism and excellence.  We continue to attract visionary speakers, from start-ups to world leaders, from banks to biotechs, AI-enabled technology to innovative media.”  

He continued, “Our attendees know they will have the opportunity to maximize practical education and peer networking in a convenient, single day format.”

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

Conference highlights included:

  • Morning fireside chat with Dhivya Suryadevara, CFO, Stripe in conversation with Bill Aulet, Managing Director, Martin Trust Center for MIT Entrepreneurship
  • Keynote panel featuring Kristin Broughton, Reporter, Wall Street Journal, CFO Journal;  David Elkins, Executive Vice President & Chief Financial Officer, Bristol Myers Squibb; Karleen Oberton, Chief Financial Officer, Hologic; and Andreana Santangelo, Executive Vice President & Chief Financial Officer, Blue Cross Blue Shield of Massachusetts
  • Special presentation: Robert Glazer, Founder & Chief Executive Officer, Accleration Partners and author of four books including Elevate, How to Thrive in a Virtual Workplace, Friday Forward, and Performance Partnerships
  • Closing keynote moderated by Charles Kane, Senior Lecturer in Technological Innovation, Entrepreneurship and Strategic Management at the MIT Sloan School of Management in conversation with Paul Vogel, Chief Financial Officer, Spotify