The Art of Risk Management - Managing Risk from the Top Down - Philadelphia


September 11, 2018


7:30AM - 10:30AM EST


Davios (King of Prussia)
200 Main Street
King Of Prussia, PA 19406

CPE Credits: 3

Field of Study: Business Management & Organization

Hosted by The CFO Alliance

Cost: Free

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Innovation Risk: Identifying the Right Balance Between Risk & Reward 

Program Details:

Finance Executives are continually under pressure to oversee enterprise innovation. Whether it be entering a new industry, creating new products or services outside of core offerings, targeting new customers, entering new markets, forming strategic alliances, changing distribution models or any other potential innovation options – there must be a risk management program implemented to help finance leaders strike the right balance between risk and return.

Data Driven Value Creation: The essential crux is that all innovations change the trade-off between risk and return. Finance leaders need to understand how to make informed decisions when it comes to evaluating paths to innovation. They must identify the right balance between risk and return to minimize risk and unintended consequences to ultimately achieve success.

Cross Functional Collaboration: For CFOs to effectively manage risks and enable growth in the age of innovation, they need to collaborate across functions with IT, HR, Sales and Marketing to create enterprise-wide influential risk management programs that manage innovation-related risk and lead finance leaders to confidently make informed decisions when evaluating paths of innovation and the associated strategies

Member Impact: CFO Alliance Members will share strategies and insights on how they tackle innovation-related risks, how they approach developing risk management programs and how they monitor and assess their programs.

Featured Case Study Guest: TBA


7.30 - 8.00 Networking
8.00 - 8.15 Welcome/Opening Remarks
8.15 - 8.45 CFOA Member Case Study Q&A
8:45 - 9.15 Table Discussions
9.15 - 9.45 Group Share 
9.45 - 10.15 RT Summary, Key Takeaways, and Next Steps 
10.15 - 11.00 Networking/Meet the team, Global Advisory Board + CFOA Team Members will be available to meet with you

Learning Objectives / Key Takeaways

  1. Recognizing that innovation models exist and need to be continually refined 
  2. Understanding that innovation models have limitations 
  3. Anticipating unforeseen consequences and learning to adjust and adapt accordingly
  4. Developing an understanding of who the user is and how they will utilize the product or service being offered
  5. Assessing the innovation's infrastructure 

Related Discussions

This event is part of the CFO Discussion: Risk Management Discussion. Join the discussion today and share your voice.

This event is part of the Special Task Force (STF): Risk Monitoring & Cyber Resiliency Discussion. Join the discussion today and share your voice.

Event Attendees

  • James Smith, Chief Financial Officer & SVP at Campus Apartments,
  • Mark Glassman, Chief Administrative Officer at Brandywine Global Investment Management, LLC,
  • Steve Slone, Chief Financial Officer at Savana, Inc.,
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