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September 19, 2017

By Emmanuel Jibodu, Finance Analytics @ Shred-it

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The Boston Consulting Group (BCG) predicts that by 2025, up to a quarter of jobs will be replaced by either smart software or robots. There are numerous articles being written...

September 19, 2017

By Ian Yates, Managing Director at Barcanet

Business users want the power of analytics – but analytics can only be as good as the data being analysed. A survey by TDWI has revealed best practices to improve data...

September 19, 2017

By Ian Yates,  Managing Director at Barcanet

“A good sketch is better than a long speech…” a quote often attributed to Napoleon Bonaparte. Companies are collecting, organising, storing, and analysing data from hundreds of...

September 19, 2017

By Ian Yates,  Managing Director at Barcanet

To create value from data, you do need a big data strategy – right? Well, actually, probably not.  According to Gartner, the ‘all-encompassing data strategy’ fails around 60%...

September 19, 2017

By Karl Kern, Accountant / Lecturer / Writer

As a word fractal is not frequently used in conversation. As a concept fractal is frequently present in our lives. Its presence is evident in nature. The concept of a fractal...

September 19, 2017

By Randall Bolten, longtime Silicon Valley CFO, author of "Painting with Numbers: Presenting Financials and Other Numbers So People Will Understand You” and adjunct professor at U.C. Berkeley Extension.

RANDALL BOLTEN grew up in Washington, D.C., the son of a CIA intelligence officer and a history professor. He is passionate about the importance of presenting financials and other numerical information in a cogent and effective way, and in his current life is the author of Painting with Numbers: Presenting Financials and Other Numbers So People Will Understand You (John Wiley & Sons, 2012).

He is a seasoned financial executive, with many years directing the financial and other operations of high-technology companies. His experience includes nearly twenty years as a chief financial officer of software companies.

He has held the CFO position at public companies BroadVision and Phoenix Technologies, and at private companies including Arcot Systems, BioCAD, and Teknekron. Before his CFO positions, he held senior financial management positions at Oracle and Tandem Computers.

He received his AB from Princeton University, headed west to earn an MBA at Stanford University, and ended up staying in Silicon Valley. 

In addition to writing Painting with Numbers, he currently operates Lucidity, a consulting and executive coaching practice focused on organizing and presenting complex financial information. He divides his work time between Glenbrook, NV and Washington, DC, and maintains an office in Menlo Park, CA.

Data visualization – or graphing – is one of the hottest buzzwords in FP&A today… right up there with “big data” and “predictive analytics”. It can...

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