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Preparing for the CFO role
Wednesday, 29 May
10-11 a.m. EDT / 3-4 p.m. BST
Ankur Agrawal, Chris Halmy, and Karolina Sauer-Sidor

Decade-high CFO turnover is creating potential opportunities for those who aspire to lead the finance function. But with a growing scope of responsibilities, the job is also harder than ever. Join us as Ankur Agrawal, Chris Halmy, and Karolina Sauer-Sidor discuss our new article on how CFOs can best prepare for success in this multifaceted role.

Driving innovation with corporate venture capital
Thursday, 13 Jun
10-11 a.m. EDT / 3-4 p.m. BST
Matt Banholzer, Sid Ramtri, David Horowitzm, and Kindra Tatarsky

Both large corporations and start-ups can gain a lot from collaboration, and corporate venture capital (CVC) is a common approach to such partnerships. During this session, Matt Banholzer and Sid Ramtri, authors of an article on successful CVC, will be joined by David Horowitz and Kindra Tatarsky from Touchdown Ventures to share best practices for setting up and managing a CVC program.

Why private equity should focus on operational efficiency
Tuesday, 18 Jun
10-11 a.m. EDT / 3-4 p.m. BST
Will Bundy and Jose Luis Blanco

In today’s slower deal environment, private equity firms need to adapt their approach by refocusing on operational efficiency. Join Will Bundy and Jose Luis Blanco as they discuss our new article on how buyout managers can most effectively pursue operational value creation.

The mid-cap transformation imperative (Asia session)
Wednesday, 19 Jun
noon - 1 p.m. JST/ 1-2 p.m. AEST
Denis Bugrov, Laurent Kinet, and Akira Shiratori

In times of high volatility, mid-cap companies face a greater risk of falling behind larger competitors. Join us as Denis Bugrov, Laurent Kinet, and Akira Shiratori discuss how Asia-based mid-cap businesses can outperform by combining their agility with a bold transformation approach.

How mid-tenure CFOs shift into a higher gear
Wednesday, 10 Jul
11 a.m. - noon EDT / 4-5 p.m. BST
Ankur Agrawal, Christian Grube, and Arun Nayar

Mid-tenure CFOs need to guard against organizational complacency by becoming prime movers of change. In this session, Ankur Agrawal, Christian Grube, and Arun Nayar will discuss ways finance leaders can revitalize the function, find a new strategic aspiration, develop their teams, and expand their focus beyond finance.

The role of M&A in enhancing PE portfolio companies
Wednesday, 17 Jul
10-11 a.m. ET / 3-4 p.m. BST
Jake Henry and David Quigley

PE funds increasingly invest in add-on deals to help their portfolio companies grow faster and perform better, but how they go about executing such deals has changed. In this session, Jake Henry and David Quigley highlight the levers that PE funds and acquiring portfolio companies can use to execute a successful add-on strategy.

Anticipating the investor’s mindset
Wednesday, 24 Jul
10-11 a.m. ET / 3-4 p.m. BST
John Kelleher and Radhika Ray

Successful CEOs anticipate investor reactions and seek opportunities to outperform their expectations. Join us as John Kelleher and Radhika Ray discuss ways to ensure that your company gets full recognition from investors for well-conceived and executed strategies.

How to sustain transformation success
Thursday, 1 Aug
11 a.m. - noon EDT / 4-5 p.m. BST
Michael Bucy, Stephan Gorner, and Rachel McKlindon

One of the ways to solve the age-old dilemma of running a business while changing it at the same time is to rewire the operating model. Join us as Michael Bucy, Stephan Görner, and Rachel McKlindon discuss how to best align performance objectives between a transformation and regular operations to sustain a successful transformation.

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