CFOs are today expected to serve as an architect in leading enterprise-wide transformation efforts, while also managing macro economic pressures such as rising inflation, supply chain problems and a tightening labor market among other things.
Navigating these challenges requires CFOs to offer real-time, predictive and accurate insights that can help their organizations make the right decisions without compromising on profitability. Unfortunately, few CFOs today run finance teams that are equipped with the right tools and technologies that can help create value and deliver on their organization’s technology roadmap.
The situation is fairly dire. In a Gartner’s survey of 200 CFOs, 0% of the survey respondents said that their teams were focussed on value creation. Here’s another shocking stat: Less than four out of 10 CFOs said that they have a roadmap for digital transformation.
So, what are CFOs to do? How should they lead digital growth and prepare their company’s business for an autonomous future? And perhaps more importantly, how should they build an effective technology roadmap with the latest innovations in finance? These are some of the questions Gartner sought to answer at its two day Gartner CFO and Finance Executive Conference, which was held at the National Harbor in Maryland on June 6 and June 7, 2022.
The two day conference covered a wide variety of topics, ranging from the path to autonomous finance to how CFOs can best retain talent. Here are five of the top 30 trends that we learned from attending the conference.
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