Tag Archives: CFO

The culture of value measurement

November 29, 2017

“You cannot manage what you don’t measure.” You may have heard that before. Certainly this truism holds today. However, John Hauser, professor of marketing at MIT Sloan School of Management, takes it further: metrics influence the behaviour of the entire organisation, and affect both actions and decisions related to future strategies. According to Hauser, “you… Read More »

Four tips to delight your CFO and unlock the value of data assets

November 13, 2017

Investment in data and analytics is expensive. At least that’s the view of the CIO, who typically focuses on costs. This issue is only compounded by the CFO, who often lacks visibility of the value generated from data and analytics (for more on this, see part one of this blog series). What we needed was… Read More »

Have CFOs changed their mindset when it comes to data?

August 15, 2017

In short, no. Thanks for stopping by the blog. See you next time. But wait! As always, we need to consider whether this is a “glass half empty” or “glass half full” situation. Most CFOs and their finance departments remain application driven – so whenever a new requirement for reporting and analysis arises, they sit… Read More »

Why CFOs Are Thinking Cloud

March 4, 2016

Finance is one of the last major business functions to get serious about adopting cloud technology. Despite the potential cost efficiencies, the risk-averse nature of many finance organizations puts CFOs at risk of being late to the cloud party. This is changing. Cloud technology today is mature enough –and secure enough – to merit CFOs’… Read More »