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2021 MIT Sloan CFO Summit Presents “Optimism and Excellence” With CFOs From Bristol Myers Squib, Spotify, Stripe and ViacomCBS

September 14, 2021 GMT

CAMBRIDGE, Mass.--(BUSINESS WIRE)--Sep 14, 2021--

The MIT Sloan CFO Summit, the premier conference for CFOs, celebrates its 19 th anniversary with a focus on “Optimism and Excellence” at this year’s event. The one-day conference features leadership insights and expertise on panel sessions that include M&A 2021, Upskilling the Team, Long-Term Thinking; Pivots: Big and Small; Data, Automation and KPIs and the CFO Guide to Digital Business.

This year’s event, scheduled for Thursday, November 18 th, will be held on site at the Boston Marriott Newton and will offer an opportunity to join virtually as well.


“The theme of optimism and excellence was a very deliberate choice because we know that successful CFOs lead with confidence and demonstrate by example,” said Jeremy Seidman, Chair of the MIT Sloan CFO Summit. “I am delighted to have this line-up of industry visionaries sharing their leadership lessons with our attendees.”

Founded in 2002, the event brings together financial executives from around the world and leading faculty from MIT to learn and discuss high level strategies, practical insights and the integration of knowledge and creativity. This year’s speaker line-up includes CFOs from Blue Cross Blue Shield of Massachusetts, Bristol Myers Squibb, Desktop Metal, Hologic, Spotify, Stripe, Soundcloud, SQZ Biotech, ViacomCBS, Vimeo, Workhuman and many more.

Conference highlights include:


  • Morning fireside chat with Dhivya Suryadevara, CFO, Stripe in conversation with Bill Aulet, Managing Director, Martin Trust Center for MIT Entrepreneurship
  • Keynote panel featuring Nina Trentmann; Wall Street Journal, CFO Journal, News Editor; David Elkins, Executive Vice President & Chief Financial Officer, Bristol Myers Squibb; Karleen Oberton, Chief Financial Officer, Hologic; and Andreana Santangelo, Executive Vice President & Chief Financial Officer, Blue Cross Blue Shield of Massachusetts
  • Special presentation: Robert Glazer, Founder & Chief Executive Officer, Accleration Partners and author of four books including Elevate, How to Thrive in a Virtual Workplace, Friday Forward, and Performance Partnerships
  • Closing keynote moderated by Charles Kane, Senior Lecturer in Technological Innovation, Entrepreneurship and Strategic Management at the MIT Sloan School of Management with Naveen Chopra, Executive Vice President & Chief Financial Officer, ViacomCBS, Inc. and Paul Vogel, Chief Financial Officer, Spotify

About the MIT Sloan CFO Summit

The MIT Sloan CFO Summit is the nation’s premier CFO event. Started in 2002, the Summit brings together leading faculty from MIT and financial executives from around the world. The annual event offers a day of practical education, peer networking and thought-provoking discourse on the future of finance, accounting, and business. The day includes presentations, panels, keynote speakers and networking. 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, organized by alumni volunteers, promote the MIT philosophy of “mens et manus,” or “mind and hand,” by bringing together the academic research from MIT Sloan with today’s corporate leaders. For more information and to register, visit

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