Top CFO’s Focus on Innovation and Growth: CFO Roundtable
June 07, 2006

Top CFO’s Focus on Innovation and Growth: CATA & Ernst & Young CFO Roundtable

Ottawa, June 6, 2006… Ernst & Young, in partnership with CATAAlliance, is holding its next CFO Roundtable for Ottawa-based technology company CFOs on Thursday, June 8th. The Roundtable sessions, are part of a Community of interest program, in this case providing confidential, peer-to-peer opportunities for CFOs to share insights, knowledge and experience on emerging issues pertinent to their roles.

The CFO Roundtable is entitled “Bringing Discipline to Investment in Innovation and Growth” and will focus on the CFO's role in innovation, including the following discussions topics:

  • balancing creative innovation and financial discipline
  • filling both the product and profit pipelines for the short term and long term
  • managing the opportunity and inherent risks in investment decisions
  • positioning the CFO as a 'business partner' not as a 'finance person'
  • balancing the creative side of innovation with measuring ROI, identifying and
  • assessing risks and monitoring the progress of external innovation sources such as M&A integration activity

As with the previous CFO Roundtable, Ernst & Young will provide technical input and insight and will facilitate the dialogue. CATAAlliance ensures that participants receive the latest legislative updates and are able to provide direction for industry advocacy.

The Roundtable is by invitation only and limited to 15 CFOs from Ottawa’s leading technology companies. While the Roundtable roster is currently full, CFOs can request to be added to a waiting list and also submit any legislative concerns that might have to CATA President, John Reid, at johnreid@attglobal.net. Consideration is being given to expanding the number of CFO participants for future Roundtables.