The CFO office - inconsistent tech innovation

The CFO office – inconsistent tech innovation

I did a couple of (un-enjoyable) years to start my career at Price Waterhouse. I audited accounting processes at several companies and government agencies. 3 decades later I am still surprised how inconsistently many of those processes have evolved. Accounts Payable In 1990, Michael Hammer wrote his seminal article “Don’t automate, obliterate” where he described […]

Smart - and Dumb - Big Data

Smart – and Dumb – Big Data

The Software AG theme at CeBIT was “smart big data” – using analytics and processes much more intelligently I have been thinking on the trip about two very smart set of services and two shockingly inefficient ones. 1a) I called American Express before I left the US to notify them of my travels. The agent […]