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From Data-Driven to Data Leader

Five Key Priorities for the Office of Finance

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The idea that finance organizations should play a more strategic role in company operations isn’t new. For some time, there's been general agreement that finance departments must evolve. They must provide better insights on what just happened, guidance on what’s likely to happen next, and data-driven advice on the best response to adverse events that still achieves business objectives. However, evolving the role of the finance organization recently became a top-of-mind issue for CFOs and even CEOs. That’s because discontinuities, especially severe ones, have a way of forcing people to return to first principles....

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Robert Kugel

SVP and Research Director
Ventana Research

Robert Kugel is responsible for the Office of Finance and business research, focusing on the intersection of information technology with the finance organization and business. His research agenda includes the application of IT to finance and business process optimization, looking particularly at ERP and continuous accounting, financial performance management, predictive planning, price and revenue management, revenue and lease accounting and robotic finance.