Gartner CFO & Finance Executive Conference

June 6 – 7, 2022 | National Harbor, MD

Gartner CFO & Finance Executive Conference is moving

After careful consideration, we have decided to move the Gartner CFO & Finance Executive Conference 2022 to National Harbor, MD and the conference will now run June 6 – 7.  Gartner remains committed to delivering actionable, objective insights along with peer and solution provider perspectives to help you and your team tackle your most critical priorities.

Prepare your finance team for an autonomous future at the most important gathering for CFOs

CFOs are driving the business to meet the rapidly evolving needs of customers, investors, employees, competitors and the Board, while also navigating rising inflation, supply chain constraints, a tight labor market, ESG demands, regulatory uncertainty and the continued reopening. The rising needs of stakeholders and macro pressures act as a catalyst for CFOs to “digitally elevate” and deliver more real-time, predictive, errorless, always-on support to drive profitable and sustainable decisions.

CFOs now have a platform to build a roadmap that is digital-by-default and transform workflows toward a future autonomous state. The Gartner CFO & Finance Executive Conference 2022 has one aim: to help CFOs leap-frog forward on their digital journey by understanding what successful teams are and are not building, buying, and borrowing in the market.

Learn from successful peer case studies

Gartner extracts insights from thousands of CFO and senior-level conversations every year to bring you the most important insights and critical actions you need to take.

Prepare for the future of finance

Build a roadmap for digital finance with the right vendors, processes, providers and skills needed to better support your business.

Explore finance technology innovations

See first-hand demos of the latest technology solutions that will enable the finance function to bring better data and predictive capabilities to the business.

CFOs are seeking faster insights and more predictive capabilities in 2022. This conference lays the groundwork to build a digital finance function that helps you unlock the power of data, technology and innovation to drive profitable growth in the years to come.

Alex Bant

Chief of Research for CFOs and Conference Chair

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    Join a community of CFOs and finance executives who are all working toward an autonomous finance function

    The most important gathering of CFOs and senior finance executives offers strategic guidance on the trends that shape finance, company performance and personal effectiveness. Through an intersection of peers, thought leaders, Gartner expert and practitioner research, and technology providers, attendees find new ways to approach critical challenges and make decisions with confidence. 

    CFOs and business unit CFOs: Gain strategies to build the finance organizations of the future
    • Hear the best strategies to attract and retain top finance talent and evaluate digital compentencies across the function.
    • Incorporate agility into the planning and budgeting processes, especially during times of disruption.
    • Gain best practices in embedding analytics into business processes and strategic decision making.
    • Learn the top priorities and your organization's best use cases for automation.
    Chief accounting leaders and corporate controllers: Learn how to leverage automation for increased accuracy and efficiency
    • Gain best practices in outsourcing decision making and familiarize yourself with the vendor landscape.
    • Learn how hyperautomation and blockchain can accelerate finance transformation and shape the future of finance.
    • Learn how to build technical and creative problem-solving skills across the function.
    • Gain best practices in upholding the integrity of business financial data with efficient and accurate closing processes.
    Financial planning and analysis leaders: Learn how to provide more actionable and valuable finance data
    • Leverage predictive analysis and identify the best use cases for your business.
    • Gain best practices in running a successful AI pilot.
    • Learn how to better support business decision making with realistic and trustworthy projections that inspire a clear plan of action, even without reliable recent historical data.
    • Discover new methods to overcome challenges related to manual processes, outdated data and technologies, and lack of data standardization.
    VPs of finance transformation: Learn how to better partner with the larger organization and develop a strong business case for finance transformation
    • Access forward-thinking trends and research-backed data to inform finance transformation priorities.
    • Gain best practices in people management for stronger, digitally competent teams that can rise to transformation challenges.
    • Learn how to better leverage technology innovations to increase automation and efficiency.
    • Develop a transformation roadmap that sets the organization up for success in the future.
    Shared service leaders: Gain access to data-backed research and best practices for efficient and effective service delivery
    • Understand the evolving landscape of back-office business process outsourcing providers.
    • Gain best practices in delivering and measuring ROI from systems implementation.
    • Enhance your team’s business leadership and partnership skills to better serve the larger organization.
    • Gain best practices in delivery model design and selection.

    Tracks at a Glance

    Access over 50 Gartner research-backed sessions specifically designed to help CFOs and finance leaders build their finance transformation roadmaps. Each track has a particular area of focus to help you deliver on what matters most to you and your organization.

    Track A

    The CFO’s Role in Leading Digital Growth

    Digital acceleration is increasingly critical for achieving above-industry revenue and margin growth; in fact, 69% of boards say it’s their No. 1 priority for 2022, and CFOs say that 80% of new investment dollars are flowing into digital growth. In this track, CFOs learn how to advance digital leadership to prepare the function for the future of finance and successfully engage with the board on strategic topics such as environmental social governance, blockchain, digital assets and Web 3.0.

    Track B

    Build a Finance Function for an Autonomous Future: Talent, Structures and Providers

    Will machines replace the need for people in finance? Of course not, but now is the time to start redesigning the function in a way that leverages human intelligence in a new and different way. This track helps finance leaders understand the changing landscape of outsourcing providers, how to evaluate their function’s digital competencies and actions you can take toward an autonomous future.

    Track C

    Build a Technology Roadmap With the Latest Innovations in Finance

    94% of finance leaders say they need to understand the latest technology innovations that will impact the future of finance. In this track, finance leaders gain an understanding of the current finance technology and vendor landscape, what’s working for their peers and how to prepare the organization for what’s coming next. We discuss top trends and practical use cases of technology innovations such as AI, robotic process automation, machine learning, hyperautomation, graph databases, blockchain, digital twins and digital tokens.

    Track D

    Design Agile and Predictive Processes

    Unique challenges such as inflation, labor shortages, remote work and supply chain constraints require finance leaders to improve the speed, agility and predictive capabilities of their core finance processes. In this track, learn how other finance leaders create a digital-first process infrastructure, run successful integrated business planning, move to continuous accounting, automate invoice to cash and run better scenarios for the business — and how you can, too.

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