That’s A Wrap!

Thanks to those who attended REVx both in person and virtually this year. We hope that you found the sessions engaging and that you’ll be able to join us again next year for REVx 2022, June 7-9 in Fort Lauderdale, FL. In the meantime, check out our recap of highlights from this year’s events.

HEAR FROM A FEW OF OUR SPEAKERS

There was no shortage of insightful sessions and speakers at REVx this year. Attendees enjoyed our CEO and Co-Founder, Mike Praeger’s fireside chat on Preparing for the Roaring 20s, Chief Growth Officer, Dan Drees’ product-innovation focused session and Chief Technology Officer, Chris Tinsley’s discussion on the advancements in artificial intelligence. Watch the videos below for highlights from those sessions.

HIGHLIGHTS FROM THE DAY

Our full-day conference was packed with 19 sessions attendees could participate in at our headquarters in Charlotte, NC or virtually from anywhere. The event included a variety of sessions including a CFO panel discussion, breakout sessions led by the Institute of Finance and Management (IOFM) and AvidXchange product experts, and closing keynotes from visionary speakers including Andy Papathanassiou, NASCAR and Motorsport Industry Innovator, and Theresa Payton, First Female White House CIO and Leading Cybersecurity Expert.

Over 60 of our customers, partners and sponsors joined us in-person at our headquarters in Charlotte, NC for a day packed with engaging sessions.

AvidXchange Vice President of Financial Planning, Cameron White, led a panel with MRI CFO, Roman Telerman, Charlotte Center City Partners CFO, Eleni Saunders and Ekos CFO, Chris Rosbrook where they discussed the steps they’re taking to “future proof” the office of the CFO and pivots made based on learnings over the past year.

Judy Bicking, Senior Instructor for the Institute of Finance and Management (IOFM), led an educational session focused on the fundamentals of managing and leading an AP team. The session comprised one of the eight chapters of IOFM’s AP Manager Certification and earned those who attended 1 CPE credit.

Our in-person closing keynote speaker, Andy Papathanassiou, NASCAR Visionary and Motorsports Industry Innovator, shard his “Over the Wall Thinking” philosophy, which takes an athletic mindset and applies it in a way that gives business professionals the ability to lead more engaged and successful teams.

REVx ON THE ROAD

Leading up to REVx, we connected with many of you at REVx On The Road, our new speaker series featuring finance executives across five U.S. cities. These local leaders took part in a panel where they discussed “Future Proofing the Office of the CFO”, offering a deep dive into how new innovations impacted their role while pushing teams into a future state.
HOUSTON, TX

CFOs are expanding their roles in digital transformation and innovation, risk recovery and mitigation to find that going beyond the numbers is the best way to provide value to the organization. Houston-area finance leaders discuss how artificial intelligence and process automation has made the business environment ripe for growing into new roles for CFOs and their employees.

Panelists:

  • John Tunison, CFO of Trussway Manufacturing
  • Joe DeDominicis, CFO of NRL Mortgage
  • Danielle Chatman – Director of Finance, Houston Exponential
  • Ed Robinson – CPA and Futurist, Expert on Finance Team Performance
WASHINGTON, DC

If 2020 taught the workplace anything, it’s that change comes fast and unexpectedly.

Washington D.C. finance leaders talk about why businesses that moved toward digital platforms were able to support operations and employees during a difficult year, while those that didn’t struggled to survive.

Panelists:

  • Claudia Good, CFO of Borger Management
  • Mike Burns, former CFO of Imperva 
DENVER, CO

To maintain the trust of the community, public entities need to deliver accurate information as quickly as possible. Denver-area finance leaders discuss how technology can support that goal by speeding up work previously done manually so that accurate information can be reported quickly.

Panelists:

  • Justin Schumacher – VP of Finance at JumpCloud 
  • Charles Carpenter CFO, Denver Public Schools
  • Tara Klein – VP of Finance at Graham Oleson
CHICAGO, IL

Automation, artificial intelligence, machine learning and digital transformation have come to industries as diverse as manufacturing to grocery stores. Now that digital transformation is coming to accounting. Chicago-area experts discuss the technology revolution in finance.

Panelists:

  • Karl Ahlrichs – Thought Leader on Finance & Human Capital, AICPA and Journal of Accountancy Contributor
  • Jim Lindell – Futurist on the Evolving Role of the Finance Team
  • Sherry Ashcraft – Controller, Bradford Allen
MIAMI, FL

Miami-area finance leaders unpack the transformation underway in finance departments across Florida as finance leaders look to technology to get work done in a remote setting or to unburden staff from manual tasks to accelerate the business.

Panelists:

  • Vanessa Lugo – SVP & Operating CFO, Ocean Bank 
  • Donald Noble – Partner, Florida CFO Group

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