Innovation & Disruption

Why a Truly Integrated Business Planning Solution Requires a Flexible Dual Architecture known as Core and Edge.

Why a Truly Integrated Business Planning Solution Requires a Flexible Dual Architecture known as Core and Edge.

This is a technical architectural blog on the best system archicture for future of finance. It has to be Agile and yes, have a bit of Excel mixed in the middle.

Enjoy

Virtual CFO the Good, Bad and the Ugly

Virtual CFO the Good, Bad and the Ugly

This Blog post is intended to provide future finance professionals with some insight in terms of developing a VCFO business.

Having evolved my CFO role into a VCFO there were many things I learnt and also would have changed had I known better.

Hopefully my mistakes don't need to be repeated by others.

Part 3 of Finance Innovation – The Airbnb of spreadsheets - first major wave of spreadsheet innovation

Part 3 of Finance Innovation – The Airbnb of spreadsheets - first major wave of spreadsheet innovation

This blog post explores the first major wave of spreadsheet innovation and compares it to Airbnb.

There are a lot of benefits from the sharing economy but when it comes to spreadsheets sharing content is not only foreign but also risky. 

But now it is both possible and lower risk resulting in new opportunities.

Why I disrupted my own role and you should do the same?

Why I disrupted my own role and you should do the same?

This post explores the benefits and opportunities that arise when it comes to disrupting a finance role. 

The post goes into specifics of the why and the how of job disruption. The benefits are significant with 75% time savings in this example.  The replacement of which was the flexibility to do more interesting and valuable work for both myself and my employer.

Your Financial Model can save lives !

Your Financial Model can save lives !

This post explores other potential applications of the skills in financial modeling. The rise in social benefit bonds require a financial model to better estimate the returns to investors and the cost to governments and potential benefits to society.

Now its possible to save more than just money with a financial model.