Category: Digital Operations

Next London #CFOdebate – 23rd May 2019

Decoding the finance automation hype… I need a plan, not a pitch!

This premium event featuring a lively debate with four leading CFOs, chaired by Christopher Argent, founder of Generation CFO who’s transformation projects include John Lewis, Amazon and Vodafone. The panel will reveal simple changes we need to make and where our focus needs to be, to move fast and to remain relevant.

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Our expert opener will be Nick Read, CFO and Business Transformation Director who will lay bare the finance transformation and automation journey, the practicalities and hard truths. Continue reading “Next London #CFOdebate – 23rd May 2019”

#BQs – Why are finance so happy to “piss money up the wall”?

As Alan Sugar, or should I say Baron Sugar, head honcho of the UK TV Series, The Apprentice, once said…

“Business is not about coming in, pissing my money up the wall and saying ‘Oh well, I have learnt from my mistakes and it won’t happen in the future”

So what if we treated our finance processes as if we were the owner of the company?  Would we keep all the behaviour and cash leakage that currently exists?

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Demystifying Data Science – Part Two

I am a huge advocate of digital transformation in finance, having founded and developed the Generation CFO community.  One of my aims is to continually improve finance engagement with new tech by demystifying technology and moving finance professionals from fear of the unknown, FOFU to fear of missing out, FOMO!

Below I rattle through a load of Data Science buzzwords (not a deep techie explanation of Data Science) and give short definitions with a finance/accounting example where appropriate.

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