Author Archives: Peter Chisambara

Finance and Enterprise Performance Improvement

In the past several years, the role of finance in business has significantly transformed from being a back office, desk-bound, number cruncher into a more broader, stakeholder-engaging and advisory role responsible for influencing strategic and operational decision making and improving enterprise performance. Thanks to new innovative digital technologies and business operating models, CFOs and their… Read more »

Analytics and AI: Humans and Machines are Good at Different Aspects of Prediction

Mostly driven by growth in the IoT, and the widespread use of internet, social media and mobile devices to perform search, send text, email and capture images and videos, the amount of data that we are producing on a daily basis is startling. Consequently, companies are turning to data analytics and AI technologies to help… Read more »

Finance Analytics: Using The Right Data to Generate Actionable Insights

We are living in the information age. Data is everywhere and affecting every aspect of our lives. As the use of data and analytics become pervasive, in future it will be uncommon to find an industry not capitalizing on the benefits they can provide. CFOs are increasingly leveraging data and analytics tools to optimize operational… Read more »

How to Transform Your Business in Times of Continuous Change

In times of continuous change, there are both winners and losers. Some company’s grow to become high performing, innovative and competitive enterprises while others develop into fighters, fighting for survival on a daily basis. Today’s business environment is constantly evolving, with many factors both internal and external to the organization affecting the achievement of its… Read more »

The Accuracy in your Forecast Matters More than the Forecast Itself

One of the roles of the FP&A function is predicting future business performance and help business leaders prepare for an unplanned future through forecasting and decision support. Although anticipating the future is challenging given today’s fast-changing environment, looking ahead is increasingly essential. The world is far, far more complex than we think. Unknown unknowns and… Read more »