CFO as Provider of New Insights

In today’s quickly changing environment, leading CFOs recognize their organizations can only realize nimbleness if Finance becomes the provider of fresh rapid insights. Delivery of these insights can lead to competitive advantage. In response they are deploying data rich solutions supported by AI and advanced analytics.  And, at the same time their reskilled teams turn data into information to drive rapid decision making.

Think ahead of the curve

What are some key ways to bring proactive insights to your team and organization? Through new tools, innovative technology and improving the skillsets teams. Relying on historical data just doesn’t work anymore. The key to providing new insights is to think ahead of the curve. Find ways to do things quickly and more efficiently. Teams working to accelerate digitalization and create automation will move that needle.  

“I see a growing trend among CFOs in terms of their mindset.  It’s a mindset that’s laser focused on performance and one that’s forward looking.  It’s also a mindset focused on value creation.  They apply these two attributes to proactively deliver new insights that can drive upside performance.   I would describe these CFOs as being Chief Performance Officers.”
John Gimpert, Conference Co-Chair & National Content Director, CFO Leadership Council

Maintain a leading edge above competition

Today’s marketplace is moving fast and to be able to maintain a competitive advantage, CFOs will also have to evaluate the need to invest in next-level technologies. In addition to agility, CFOs will need to lead the organization in championing new revenue streams through these innovations. Through these factors, CFOs can maintain a leading edge above competition.

Continue seeking for new insights

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About A New Hope

Our 11th annual CFO Leadership Conference, A New Hope is being held June 7-9, 2021.  A virtual 3-day experience with a theme of breakout energy, forward progress, growth & achievement! This year’s conference is about the initiatives CFOs are taking on as they face off to today’s new reality.  CFOS are moving quickly to position their finance function and company for success. Our conference will bring to you the finance executives who are undertaking these initiatives and executing on them flawlessly with success. They will share their stories in leadership.  Reserve your spot today!

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About The CFO Leadership Council

What began as a personal experiment back in 2006 has evolved into a prominent community, 2000+ members strong, across North America.  The CFO Leadership Council offers both in person and online options featuring expert panelists and interactive sessions that foster meaningful connection and drive practicable outcomes. Our collection of resources, similar to this article, contain pragmatic insights and advice created directly by our members and industry experts.  Recordings of CFOLC webcasts are made available to our current CFOLC Premium & Virtual members. For a full list of programs, visit

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