COVID-19 may have brought with it global lockdowns, but in parallel it has driven the acceleration of digital technologies. During our digital event, Conversations for a Changing World, journalist Fareed Zakaria shared insights about how quickly the pandemic has changed our world, and his thoughts on what’s yet to come.
Based in Germany with more than 670 subsidiaries globally, ThyssenKrupp is one of the world's largest steel producers. During our digital event, Conversations for a Changing World, ThyssenKrupp’s CIO shared how the company embarked on a transformation programme to accelerate its shift to digital in 2020.
Automation is becoming increasingly important to the finance function in our rapidly changing world. In this interview with Tom Willman, principal and global practice leader at The Hackett Group, we look at the impact of automation and machine learning on finance.
The post-pandemic world, when it arrives, will transform many aspects of business as usual. As a result, CEOs will turn to finance leaders who not only have accounting experience, but also wider operational backgrounds and a broader mix of business experience.
As businesses seek to rebound from the global pandemic, the rise of intelligent automation will change the way organizations operate forever. This article examines how technologies such as machine learning will reshape the office of the CFO.
Even during a pandemic, many forward-thinking businesses have continued with their digital transformation initiatives. Yael Leblanc, group finance transformation director at Veolia, a global environmental services company headquartered in France, discusses why the shift to a new finance system proceeded as planned despite the global lockdown.
Leaders need good quality data to make real-time decisions and steer their businesses on a path to normality. This article looks at three key insights finance leaders should be delivering to the business, and why they are so important today.
As businesses rebound from the outbreak of COVID-19, the need for agility intensifies. Robert Bloor, group financial controller at Equiniti, describes how his organisation transformed its finance and HR systems to support continuous change.
As the business world shifts toward recovery and the concept of a new normal, agility is fast-becoming priority number one for finance teams. Here, we take a closer look at four elements of finance agility and how businesses should be thinking about them today.
Lesley Ballantyne, director of people operations for the John Lewis Partnership, connected with Peter Gamble, Workday regional vice president and country leader for the UK and Ireland, at this year’s Workday Elevate Digital Experience, to discuss how one of the UK’s best-loved retail groups has been facing digital disruption head on.
As organizations try to make sense of an economic landscape that continues to evolve, business planning becomes more important than ever. Kinnari Desai, senior director of corporate finance at Workday, discusses scenario modeling and the importance of agility in planning.
Businesses must become more agile to deal with an uncertain economic landscape. Here are highlights from an IDC White Paper that explores the CIO’s role in creating a digital-first organization and a more agile business.
This article is the first in a series that examines the macro trends forcing business leaders to rethink some of their most fundamental approaches, and explains how the CFO can play a pivotal role in guiding the business through this turbulence.
Which areas should finance leaders focus on to best guide their businesses through these challenging times? In a two-part webinar series, we’ll examine scenario planning, closing the books remotely, cash and liquidity management, and more.
We conducted a global study of 998 business leaders across industries, with the goal to understand how companies use organizational agility to successfully deliver digital products and services for a changing world. Here's an overview of the results.