The importance of cultural changes in company innovation

The importance of cultural changes in company innovation Interview with ENAP CFO Ariel Azar Núñez An ability to quickly adapt to spontaneous change and taking advantage of the vast amounts of information and data to make better financial decisions are just two of the many skills that today’s CFOs should have. With new technologies aimed at helping almost every aspect of a company’s operations, from slashing admin and process times to automatizing invoices and payments, CFOs have to increasingly work closer with the IT department to scrutinize these new technologies in order to minimize their vulnerabilities and maximize the value they could potentially bring to the company. Ariel Azar Núñez, CFO at Chilean state-owned energy firm ENAP, shares how his […]

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