2021 MIT Sloan CFO Summit Presents “Optimism and Excellence” with CFOs from Bristol Myers Squib, Spotify, Stripe and ViacomCBS

Sep 18, 2021 | Leadership, News

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The MIT Sloan CFO Summit, the premier conference for CFOs, celebrates its 19th anniversary with a focus on “Optimism and Excellence” at this year’s event.  The one-day conference features leadership insights and expertise on panel sessions that include M&A 2021, Upskilling the Team, Long-Term Thinking; Pivots: Big and Small; Data, Automation and KPIs and the CFO Guide to Digital Business.

This year’s event, scheduled for Thursday, November 18th, will be held on site at the Boston Marriott Newton and will offer an opportunity to join virtually as well. 

“The theme of optimism and excellence was a very deliberate choice because we know that successful CFOs lead with confidence and demonstrate by example,” said Jeremy Seidman, Chair of the MIT Sloan CFO Summit.  “I am delighted to have this line-up of industry visionaries sharing their leadership lessons with our attendees.”

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 Blue Cross Blue Shield of Massachusetts, Bristol Myers Squibb, Desktop Metal, Hologic, Spotify, Stripe, SoundCloud, SQZ Biotech, ViacomCBS, Vimeo, Workhuman and many more.

Conference highlights include:

  • Morning fireside chat with Dhivya Suryadevara, CFO, Stripe in conversation with Bill Aulet, Managing Director, Martin Trust Center for MIT Entrepreneurship
  • Keynote panel featuring Nina Trentmann; Wall Street Journal, CFO Journal, Bureau Chief;  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 with Naveen Chopra, Executive Vice President & Chief Financial Officer, ViacomCBS, Inc. and Paul Vogel, Chief Financial Officer, Spotify