MFM Localism Events  

We have some exciting local events taking place this year in Washington DC, Philadelphia, Atlanta, Boston, Los Angeles, and New York City!

Localisms are free to attend, but all must register prior to the event. Events are open to all MFM members as well as those interested in learning more about MFM membership. 


Wednesday, March 13, 2019
8:30 AM - 10:30 AM EST

Host & Sponsor:
30 Rockefeller Center 
New York, NY

Topic: How artificial intelligence is transforming the financial ecosystem

Overview: Artificial intelligence is fundamentally changing the physics of financial services.  It is weakening the bonds that have held together the component parts of incumbent financial institutions, opening the door to entirely new operating models and ushering in a new set of competitive dynamics that will reward institutions focused on the scale and sophistication of data much more than the scale or complexity of capital. (read more

The objective of this presentation is to provide finance professionals in the media sector an understanding of how artificial intelligence (including robotic and cognitive automation) are disrupting the finance function and challenging service delivery models, talent models, and organizational structure. Specifically, this presentation will address the following:

  • Advances that are driving the need for artificial intelligence
  • Definitions, practical application, and art of the possible of artificial intelligence, robotic process automation, and cognitive automation to the finance function
  • Discussion of benefits of artificial intelligence
  • Framework to identify use cases for artificial intelligence
  • Case study review of applications artificial intelligence at media companies 

Speakers: Dennis Ortiz, Co-Lead, Media and Technology Cognitive Advantage consulting practice, Deloitte Telecom; and Baris Sarer, Principal, Deloitte Consulting

CPE: 1 (SKA/1 CPE/O)     



Thursday, March 14, 2019
8:00 AM - 10:00 AM EST

Host & Sponsor:
1 Logan Square, Floor 26
Philadelphia, PA 19103

Topic: Cybersecurity

Overview: Understanding Cyber-Security, current climate and issues companies face, how to deal with them….Cloud Infrastructure, and Cyber-Best Practices in a Cloud-Based World….Third party vendor considerations and open forum for questions.

Speakers: Dale Tuttle, Partner, and Anurag Sharma, Principal at WithumSmith+Brown.

CPE: 1 (SKA/1 CPE/O)