Putting Data to Work for CFOs

By Andres Jalfen, CFO for IBM Latin America Artificial intelligence (AI) is one of the most frequently discussed topics in business today. It undeniably presents huge opportunities to senior executives in all fields, and none more so than the CFO. In a recent IBM Institute for Business Value study, CEOs affirm that finance is one of the top-five investment areas for artificial intelligence. In fact, from a CFO perspective, it shows that top performers already have established operational and analytical uses for cognitive technologies and understand their value. Pressure on CFOs to enable enterprise agility and help their businesses make better decisions are intensifying and finance organizations must now proactively manage business growth and risk. Still according to the study, […]

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