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Making a Dent in Data Quality

So we have this relatively new function: Data Governance. And we have this new C suite member: the Chief Data Officer. The CDO is beating the drum about Data Quality but is anyone in the business really paying attention? It isn’t yet clear. The regulators are busy issuing MRAs (Matters Requiring Attention) for poor data […]

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Why having a clear finance vision is important

So you’ve launched various finance improvement projects under a transformation program, but your teams are not firing on all cylinders. Your finance staff understands the idea is to become ‘best practice’ and the typical suspect projects are in play: new accounting transaction or consolidation systems, shift to shared services, close acceleration, and better reporting. However, […]

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Increasing the odds of finance transformation success

  70 percent of organizational transformation efforts fail to meet expectations… Here’s how you can avoid being one of those statistics According to Dr. John P. Kotter, Konosuke Matsushita Professor of Leadership Emeritus at Harvard Business School and the Chief Innovation Officer at Kotter International, nearly 70 percent of organizational transformation efforts fail to achieve […]

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The economic case for greater CFO collaboration

We recently analyzed findings from several research studies to understand how CFOs collaborate with their C-suite peers. It’s an important issue. Collaboration in the C-suite is linked to higher enterprise performance. In the first installment of our Global C-suite Study that was released in 2013, we found that 92 percent of CEOs at outperforming enterprises […]

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Partnering to Reimagine The Way Your Employees Work

Imagine a world where your global employee base is untethered from their desks, able to collaborate, access insight, and make confident decisions wherever, whenever. IBM is leading the mobile, cloud and analytics revolution that is making this vision a reality and enabling unprecedented digital transformation.  From partnerships with Twitter, Apple, Facebook, Box and The Weather […]

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IBM and Workday – Helping Finance Modernize and Chart a New Course

Finance leaders are in a better position from ever to move from the “back of the enterprise boat,” simply staring back at the wake and serving as “back office” scorekeepers and reporters of past performance, to captains at the helm of the boat, helping the company to predict and capitalize on market growth opportunities, chart […]

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Minimize the risk and cost of Occupational Fraud…THINK Data Monitoring & Analytics

Are you confident that your organization’s policy and compliance programs proactively identify risks across your enterprise? Or do you believe that your industry or business is immune to such risk? Weak or ineffective policy and compliance programs can open the door to risks and more specifically, Occupational Fraud — an employee’s misuse or abuse of […]

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C-suite must reads: the Internet of Things, e-mail tips, business-trip secrets, doing good

As an editor and C-suite-focused program lead, I try my best to keep up with topics that help senior executives–and aspiring senior executives–build a competitive edge. Those topics can range from technologies to watch and invest in, to travel tips that can make business trips more successful and comfortable. So this week, I’m going to […]

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C-suite advice from a start-up: apply crowd-funding for innovative partnerships

Sometimes the best advice for C-suite executives at major corporations comes from unexpected places–even from a small social enterprise startup. This beautiful and inspiring video featuring Chris Gourlay, the CEO and founder of the UK-based startup Spacehive,a crowd-funding platform for civic projects, offers inspiration for CEOs (and CFOs, CMOs, CIOs, COOs or CDOs) in any […]

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Transforming Finance: The CFO as main driver of tech innovation in India—and around the world

At a time when a company’s value is inextricably linked with the speed and power of its technology, it’s no surprise that IT decisions are crucial. What is surprising is who is increasingly likely to drive these decisions. The CFO has long been a powerful influencer for all things fiscal, but more and more this […]

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If Countering Fraud is a Priority, Don’t Miss This

  Last week, I participated in a fantastic hour-long webinar with our friends at CFO.com on the topic of ‘Using Advanced Analytics to Counter Fraud in a Big Data World.’ We had hundreds of senior finance executives listen in and participate…and a complimentary on demand replay is available for you to access here. I thought […]

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Counter Fraud Webinar – Today 2pm ET – live on CFO.com

Today, I have the distinct pleasure to be a featured speaker on a CFO.com webinar on the topic of ‘Using Advanced Analytics to Counter Fraud in a Big Data World.’ As you are no doubt aware, combating fraudulent activity is a hot topic across the C-Suite today, and most particularly in the CFO and finance […]

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