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How CFOs Lead IT to Deliver Enterprise Performance

Date: Tuesday, November 18, 2014
Time: 12:00 pm - 1:00 pm EST There are no CPE Credits for this Solution Demonstration.
Join us to hear from seasoned Finance Leaders who will share how they drive for efficiency in transaction-processing as well as provide effective analytical support to operating managers and business leaders. The focus will be on business process excellence that is enabled by sound technology planning and management. You will hear how they frame the pros and cons of strategies such as applying Cloud computing to the realm of finance and accounting. You will also get their advice on how Finance Leaders can best influence broader corporate technology initiatives.
After attending this event you will be able to:
Identify any technology gaps impeding growth at your company
Develop an accurate cost/benefit analysis when considering any type of cloud-based solution or application
Develop a specific strategy to right-size technology for your company
Collaborate more effectively with your company’s IT, sales, and HR leaders in defining the systems your company needs to deliver growth in dynamic markets


Nick Araco, Jr., President & CEO, The CFO Alliance, powered by AchieveNext
Nick Araco, Jr.
President & CEO, The CFO Alliance, powered by AchieveNext
Nick Araco, Jr., is the co-founder, president, and chief executive officer of AchieveNext and The CFO Alliance. He is one of the leading architects of new knowledge-sharing models for top executives incorporating the collective wisdom of peers, subject matter experts, and academic authorities. Named one of “40 Under 40” by a U.S. business magazine, Nick has spent over 15 years cultivating different professional communities and retooling their approach to knowledge-sharing and professional development. Before launching AchieveNext and The CFO Alliance, he served in a leadership role for a national accounting firm. Prior to that, Nick established and led a human capital firm. He began his career as a practicing attorney.

An active member of a number of professional organizations, Nick is a current board and executive committee member of the Philadelphia chapter of the Association for Corporate Growth and previous co-chair of its M&A East conference. In addition to his roles as a leader for the Philadelphia chapter of the Loyola College Alumni Association and an advisory board member of the greater Philadelphia Senior Executive Group (GPSEG), he has served on the selection committees of the PACT and Early Stage East Conferences.
Jonathan D. Shapiro, CFA, CPA, President & CFO, Fragmob
Jonathan D. Shapiro, CFA, CPA
President & CFO, Fragmob
Mr. Shapiro is a Partner at Ropart Asset Management and President and CFO of Fragmob. He previously served as CFO of Nature Technologies and Solution X Global. He began working at Franchise Mortgage Acceptance Company evaluating corporate loans. After FMAC, he joined UBS Investment Bank, advising corporate clients in Mergers and Acquisitions and Consumer Products & Retail in both New York and London. Mr. Shapiro is a board member for the CFO Alliance – New York, a member of NYSSA (New York Society of Security Analysts), the CFA Institute, the American Institute of CPAs, and served on the board of his co-op in NYC.

Mr. Shapiro received an MBA from Columbia Business School and an MBA from London Business School. He received an MS in Accounting from the Lubin School of Business at Pace where he attended on scholarship. Mr. Shapiro graduated Magna Cum Laude and Phi Beta Kappa from Rutgers College, completing a BS in Computer Science in three years. Mr. Shapiro is a Chartered Financial Analyst and a licensed CPA.
Richard Swinyard, Managing Partner &CFO, Computer Integrated Services
Richard Swinyard
Managing Partner &CFO, Computer Integrated Services
Richard Swinyard is Managing Partner and CFO at Computer Integrated Services. He is a FCA who has been in the Technology, Media and Communications sectors for almost 20 years at a range of companies including Agilisys, Sanctuary, Associated Newspapers, Virgin Media and Deloitte. He has worked in Europe and the USA and run operations and offshore transaction processing and business information capabilities in Asia and Australasia. Richard has been a driver of business excellence through technology use and innovation for companies and clients alike and involved in a number of Technology Boards for Finance Executives.
Moderated by: Ernie Humphrey, Educational Programs Leader, Proformative
Moderated by: Ernie Humphrey
Educational Programs Leader, Proformative
Ernie currently serves as the CEO of 360 Thought Leadership Consulting and as the Educational Programs Leader for Proformative. 360 Thought Leadership Consulting helps companies define and unlock the strategic value of their thought leadership programs by delivering comprehensive marketing services and business development strategy consulting. Previously Ernie served as the Vice President, Educational & Marketing Programs for Proformative. Ernie has overseen the content and execution of over 200 events designed to further the careers of finance and accounting leaders and related professionals. Formerly, Ernie served as the Director of Treasury Services and as a Director of the Corporate Treasurers Council for the Association for Financial Professionals. Ernie has extensive experience in the areas of educational program development and execution, online marketing, website content management, international cash management, and acquisition integration. Ernie has a BS and MS in Economics both from Purdue University.


Event Sponsor NetSuite
NetSuite - Founded in 1998, NetSuite Inc. (NYSE: N) is the leading provider of cloud computing business management software suites for growing and mid-size businesses. Thousands of customers globally use NetSuite's online products and professional services to manage all key business operations—including customer relationship management (CRM), order fulfillment, inventory, accounting/ERP and finance, product assembly, ecommerce, website management and employee productivity—in a single web-based system.
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There are no CPE Credits for this Solution Demonstration.