The cognitive CFO

How “leaders” are increasing finance IQ

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Executive overview

Authors: Carl Nordman

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, Director, Global C-suite Study Program, and CFO Research Lead, IBM Institute for Business Value,
William Fuessler

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, Global Finance, Risk and Fraud Practice Lead,
Spencer Lin

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, Global Chemicals and Petroleum and Industrial Products Lead and Global CFO Lead

Preparing for cognitive capabilities For Chief Financial Officers (CFOs), it is no longer enough to understand what has happened and apply that to what might happen in the future. Economic volatility and uncertainty, new competitors and disruptive innovation highlight the need to more quickly deepen and accelerate understanding of what is going on. The application of cognitive computing can help uncover previously unknown opportunities to improve operational efficiency and create the potential for faster profitable growth. In this executive report, we look at what a small group of leading finance teams are doing to ready themselves for the cognitive era.

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