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Dbriefs for Financial Executives

Transactions & Business Events

Wizards and Trolls: Accelerating Technologies, Patent Reform, and the New Era of IP
July 31, 2:00 PM ET (18:00 GMT)
Accelerating technological advancement and a quickly evolving patent environment are a few ingredients of patent wars between innovating Wizards, patent aggregating Trolls, and unprepared incumbents. How can intellectual property (IP) strategy and management help companies address far-reaching effects of the battle? Hear from leading IP specialists to understand the converging forces that are raising the urgency on IP management and to explore options for responding.
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Technology

DevOps: Retooling the End-to-End IT Model
August 07, 2:00 PM ET (18:00 GMT)
For decades, IT departments have helped other areas of the business automate and integrate core processes, but not necessarily their own. How can real-time DevOps help transform your company's IT model by bringing together the IT organization's build and run responsibilities? Explore how a culture shift to DevOps can help IT organizations drive efficiency and respond to business needs with speed and agility.
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Driving Enterprise Value

Supply Chain Leadership: Distinctive Approaches to Innovation, Collaboration, and Talent
August 20, 3:00 PM ET (19:00 GMT)
Supply chain management is a fundamental element of competition between businesses because it determines a company's costs, quality, and agility. What distinguishes supply chain leaders from followers and in what areas can companies improve their supply chain capabilities? Learn ways in which supply chain leaders and followers differ and how leadership traits can lead to above-average revenue growth and profit margins.
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Transactions & Business Events

2014 Mid-year Outlook: Driving Growth in the Age of Global Uncertainty
August 27, 2:00 PM ET (18:00 GMT)
While the U.S. economy appears to be stabilizing, there is increasing uncertainty about economic events elsewhere. What is the current forecast for companies engaging in transactions or facing critical business events? Gain new insights into the fiscal and regulatory environments, uncertainties that still lie ahead, and factors that could potentially help your business drive growth.
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Governance, Risk & Compliance

Multinational Third-Party Relationships: Balancing Costs, Risks, and Benefits
August 28, 2:00 PM ET (18:00 GMT)
Many multinational corporations rely on foreign suppliers and other third-party organizations to conduct business. But what compliance risks do these relationships pose, and how can factors such as volume, efficiency, transparency, measurement, cost, and consistency be managed more effectively? Learn ways to balance the costs and benefits of enhancing compliance programs related to third-party relationships.
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Technology

The Boardroom Imperative: Tackling Cyber Risk
September 04, 2:00 PM ET (18:00 GMT)
While emerging technologies are critical to many corporate strategies, they may also create significant risk. How can boards and the C-suite adjust their risk governance approach to not only embrace the cyber risk dimension, but also make it a driver for continued business performance? Explore strategies to broaden the organization's approach to cyber threat management.
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Driving Enterprise Value

Shareholder Activism: Managing Independent-Minded Investors
September 17, 3:00 PM ET (19:00 GMT)
Shareholder activism is top of mind with public company executives and boards of directors. How can CFOs help address increasingly vocal and influential investors? Learn ways that CFOs of leading companies are addressing today's dynamic investor relations environment.
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