For Chief Financial Officers (CFOs), it is no longer enough to understand what has happened and apply that to what might happen in the future. Economic volatility and uncertainty, new competitors and disruptive innovation highlight the need to more quickly deepen and accelerate understanding of what is going on. The application of cognitive computing can help uncover previously unknown opportunities to improve operational efficiency and create the potential for faster profitable growth. In this executive report, we look at what a small group of leading finance teams are doing to ready themselves for the cognitive era.

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william fuessler

William Fuessler
Global Finance, Risk and Fraud Practice Lead
IBM Global Business Services

spencer lin

Spencer Lin
Global CFO Lead
IBM Institute of Business Value

carl nordman

Carl Nordman
Global C-suite Program Director
IBM Institute for Business Value

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