2016 MIT Sloan CFO Summit to Explore the Changing Digital Landscape
Flywire today announced that its CFO, Mike Ellis, will be a featured panelist at the 2016 MIT Sloan CFO Summit, the nation’s premier CFO event, on Thursday, November 17, 2016. This year’s theme is “Always On: The Digital CFO.” Ellis will be speaking about connecting with data at the Anticipating Disruptions: External and Internal Threats to Data panel. He is one of an elite group of presenters from a wide range of industries. To register for the Summit, click here.
The 14th annual Summit is a unique opportunity for 500 of the nation’s top chief financial officers and senior financial executives to learn and discuss high level strategies and practical insights relevant to financial decision makers. This year’s outstanding speakers include CFOs from GE, PayPal, Pandora, UPS, Zillow and many more.
“In this highly mobile, always on, digital world, CFOs are helping their companies connect in new and exciting ways,” said Jeremy Seidman, Co-Chair of the MIT Sloan CFO Summit. “Attendees will learn how to enhance their company offerings, better market to customers, and navigate this increasingly complex digital landscape.”
In addition to Ellis speaking, Summit Highlights include:
· Morning keynote: Jeffrey S. Bornstein, SVP & Chief Financial Officer, General Electric Company
· Luncheon session: “Run DMC: CFO Leadership in a Digital-Mobile-Connected World” with The Wall Street Journal’s Kimberly Johnson and CFOs Mike Herring, Pandora; John Rainey, PayPal; Richard Peretz, UPS; Kathleen Philips, Zillow
· Break-out panels: “Software Systems: Renew or Replace,” “Maximizing Shareholder Value,” “Anticipating Disruptions: External and Internal Threats to Data,” “Talent Management: How To Attract, Retain & Optimize Employee Relations,” “Convergence of Budgeting & Strategic Planning,” “How to be a Quiet Leader and Have a Meaningful Impact”
· Afternoon keynote: Fireside chat with Bill Aulet, Managing Director, Martin Trust Center for MIT Entrepreneurship; Brad Dickerson, CFO, Blue Apron; Chris Nielsen, Chief Financial Officer, Redfin
Flywire, formerly peerTransfer, is a leading provider of high-ticket payment solutions, connecting educational and healthcare institutions with consumers on six continents. Introduced five years ago as a way for international students to pay their tuition for studies abroad, Flywire is now welcomed by almost 1,100 colleges and universities around the world and hospitals in North America. The company has processed billions in payments from 220 countries and territories, in 70 local currencies. Convenient, fast and secure, Flywire’s scalable platform accepts bank transfers, online banking, and credit and debit cards − providing currency conversion at exchange rates that can offer significant savings when compared to home-market banks and credit card providers. Committed to a great end-to-end customer experience, the company offers multilingual servicing via phone, email, and chat, as well as 24/7 online payment tracking.
Flywire is headquartered in Boston, MA with international operations in London and Manchester, UK; Shanghai, China; Tokyo, Japan; Singapore; and Valencia, Spain. For more information, visit www.Flywire.com.
About the MIT Sloan CFO Summit
The MIT Sloan CFO Summit is the nation’s premier CFO event. Each year, the event offers a day of cutting-edge programming that addresses the changing role of the CFO. The event is rich with opportunities for practical education and peer networking in a time-efficient format. 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 are organized 100% by alumni volunteers. By promoting the MIT philosophy of “mens et manus,” or “mind and hand,” they are able to bring together the academic research from MIT Sloan with today’s corporate financial leaders.