2022 MIT Sloan CFO Summit Resounding Success: 20th Anniversary Showcased “20 Years of CFO Impact”

Premier one-day event celebrated two decades of success with CFO keynotes from 3M, AWS, Eli Lilly, Intel and Prudential

CAMBRIDGE, Mass.–(BUSINESS WIRE)–#mitcfo–The MIT Sloan CFO Summit, the premier conference for Chief Financial Officers, concluded its 20th anniversary with more than 400 CFOs, senior financial executives and MIT faculty participating in formal presentations and informal networking. Themed “20 Years of CFO Impact,” the conference featured leadership insights from CFO keynote speakers 3M, AWS, Eli Lilly, Intel and Prudential Financial.

The conference also included CFOs from a range of industries representing public and private companies, and across all stages of development from start-up to established. Panel topics covered ESG, capital raising, cross-functional teams, hard and soft skills, innovation strategies and talent management, with CFO speakers from Akamai, Arcadia, Boston Dynamics, Clean Harbors, Hootsuite, McKinsey & Company, Oxurion, Spindrift Beverage Company, ThoughtSpot, Unity Technologies, Vendr, Veracode, York IE. and more.

“We think carefully each year about the topics and speakers to offer a best-in-class conference,” said Jeremy Seidman, Chair of the MIT Sloan CFO Summit, “I take great pride in the feedback I heard throughout the day on the energy and insights of this year’s event which spotlighted the ways in which CFOs have an impact on their organization’s success.”

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.

Conference highlights included:

Fireside chat with Matthew Rhodes-Kropf, Visiting Associate Professor, Finance, MIT Sloan and David Zinsner, EVP, Chief financial Officer, Intel Corporation

Rest, Eat, Move: Chris Johnson, Founder & Chief Executive Officer, On Target Living

Keynote panel featuring Nina Trentmann; Wall Street Journal, CFO Journal, Bureau Chief; Anat Ashkenzai, EVP & Chief Financial Officer, Eli Lilly and Company; Monish Patolawala, EVP, Chief Financial and Transformation Officer, 3M; and Ken Tanji EVP and Chief Financial Officer, Prudential Financial

Closing keynote with Charles Kane, Senior Lecturer, Global Economics, Management & technological Innovation, Entrepreneurship and Strategic Management at the MIT Sloan School of Management with Richard Puccio, Chief Financial Officer, Amazon Web Services (AWS)

About the MIT Sloan CFO Summit

The MIT Sloan CFO Summit is the nation’s premier CFO event. Started in 2002, the Summit brings together leading faculty from MIT and financial executives from around the world. The annual event offers a day of practical education, peer networking and thought-provoking discourse on the future of finance, accounting, and business. The day includes presentations, panels, keynote speakers and networking. The Summit is part of the CXO Series produced by the MIT Sloan School of Management, one of the world’s leading academic sources of innovation in management theory and practice, and the MIT Sloan Boston Alumni Association. The annual events, organized by alumni volunteers, promote the MIT philosophy of “mens et manus,” or “mind and hand,” by bringing together the academic research from MIT Sloan with today’s corporate leaders. For more information and to register, visit www.mitcfo.com.


Beth Kurth