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CTA CFO in Tech Forum: Lessons From Your Peers - Risks, benefits and limitations of the cloud
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CTA CFO in Tech Forum: Lessons From Your Peers - Risks, benefits and limitations of the cloud

This event is for CFOs and VPs of Finance only. If you are unsure about your eligibility to attend this event, please contact Aimee Charlton

When: Tue, July 24, 2012
7:30am - 9:30am
Where: 1999 Broadway
Suite 4000
Denver, CO  80202
Contact: Aimee Charlton

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We are launching our new CFO in Tech Forum

Introducing Colorado Technology Association’s Chief Financial Officer Forum from a unique IT perspective.

Over the last two years of economic turbulence, it’s been difficult to be a CFO.  The role of the CFO is often a balancing act of ensuring profitability through reduced spending, while at the same time not stifling innovation and infrastructure improvements needed to grow the business.

This "balancing act” is especially true today as many CIO’s look at the adoption of Cloud platforms that are needed to keep up with the ever advancing technology needs of their customers and can have enormous implications to the balance sheet.

Hear what your peers are saying about how they juggle competing technology infrastructure needs with their CIO.

Discuss communication strategies when working with your CIO or IT executives on getting the necessary information you need to help make informed decisions when considering a migration to the Cloud.

Featured CFOs

Ron Hays, Chief Financial Officer
Ron Hays has responsibility for overseeing Reed Group's shared services function and financial operations. In this capacity, he is responsible for Reed Group's finance, human resources, legal, facilities, and IT departments. In addition, he works closely with the CEO to drive strategic initiatives for Reed Group. He has more than 20 years of financial management experience including CFO of Seamobile, Inc./Maritime Telecommunications Network, Inc., and various financial positions at McCaw Cellular Communications and BellSouth Corporation (now part of AT&T).  He holds a B.S. from the University of Missouri and a M.B.A. from Rockhurst College.

Carol Wood, CFO, PaySimple
Carol Wood serves as the Chief Financial Officer of PaySimple, where she leads the finance and accounting functions. Carol has about 20 years of experience in accounting and finance, spanning from mergers and acquisitions to IPOs to implementing systems and controls needed to transition a company through its growth. After working in the high tech audit practice of Arthur Andersen for seven years, Carol has worked with a number of growth-stage technology companies, assisting them through growth and exit. Carol is a CPA and has an accounting degree from Illinois Wesleyan University and an MBA from the University of Colorado.
Technical Discussion Lead
Matthew Taylor, Senior Manager - IT Strategy and Transformation, Accenture
Mr. Taylor has focused his career around assisting companies in improving bottom-line business results, defining leading business capabilities, reducing costs and increasing competitive advantage through business and IT transformation programs, the alignment of strategy with technology, process and people initiatives and creating strategies to improve overall business performance.

Mr. Taylor has provided solutions for companies across many industries including financial services, high-tech, software, infrastructure and hosting, media and entertainment, transportation, not for profit, industrial products, consumer products and healthcare. He has significant experience in Cloud and Infrastructure Strategy, IT Strategy, IT Transformation, IT Operating Model design and restructuring, IT Organization, IT Governance, Change Management and Business Transformation. In addition, he has worked with clients to better leverage technology in Customer Service, Field Operations/Services, Sales, Order Management, Professional Services, Product Development, Asset Management, Finance, and HR.

Prior to joining Accenture, Mr. Taylor held the following positions during his 19 year technology career; RackSpace Managed Hosting – CIO, ViaWest – Vice President of Managed Services IT/IS and Product Management, Kemper Insurance – divisional CIO, Agile Technologies – Founder and General Manager of the Southwest Region, GreatLand Insurance – Founder/CIO/VP of Underwriting, General Reinsurance a Berkshire Hathaway Company – E-Commerce and Internet Business Development Manager, AnoGenex Solutions – Founder and Managing Partner.

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