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What Can Finance Professionals Learn from the World’s Most Successful People?

May 20, 2020 |

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Q&A: Culture is Critical to Integrated Planning

Integrated planning requires open communication, cross-functional collaboration and alignment between stakeholders towards the same strategic goal. But if your culture doesn’t support teamwork, effective integrated planning will always seem like a challeng......

May 20, 2020 |

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Vena Nation Wrap-Up: A Growth Mindset

“When it comes to persistence you have as many at-bats as you’re willing to give yourself.”  These wise words from best-selling author Alex Banyan perfectly set up the theme for day three of Vena Nation: the importance of being persistent and adopting a gr......

May 14, 2020 |

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Vena Nation Wrap-Up: Integrated Planning

As Vena Nation rolls on, we’re continuing to bring you the key learnings and takeaways from each day’s sessions. The theme for Day 2 was integrated planning—connecting people and data (financial and non-financial) for a completely collaborative approach to......

May 13, 2020 |

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Demystifying AI for Finance in 5 Q&As

As more companies are exploring the use of artificial intelligence (AI), machine learning (ML) and predictive analytics to transform their business, understanding the strategic impact they have on driving finance-led business planning forward is not only t......

May 13, 2020 |

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5 Reasons Why Finance Teams Need to Harness Their Data and Become Better Storytellers

  Harvard professor Dr. Howard Gardner once wrote, “Stories constitute the single most powerful weapon in a leader’s arsenal”. It’s a statement that’s just as true for financial leaders as for anyone. But transforming financial professionals from reporters......

May 13, 2020 |

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Vena Nation Wrap-Up: Plan for Today and Tomorrow

Vena Nation is underway. With an agenda full of insights and learnings from industry experts, there was a lot to unpack from the first day of sessions. Fortunately, we’ve put together a short recap of some key learnings to help you confidently plan for tod......

May 12, 2020 |

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Q&A: Plan for Today and Tomorrow

Before becoming Vena’s CFO, Darrell Cox spent most of his career in FP&A seeing what planning processes worked for some companies that thrived and what proved costly for others. He has long advocated for integrated business planning and tearing down data s......

May 12, 2020 |

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Automation, Analytics and Accuracy the Top 3 Priorities—and Challenges—for Finance Teams

A recent report from consulting firm KPMG reveals that investing in automation tools, improving data accuracy and expanding analytics capabilities are the three most pressing strategic initiatives for finance teams today. But the same report also reveals t......

May 11, 2020 |

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5 Reasons to Register for Vena Nation Week

Vena Nation week—the virtual learning and conference experience for business leaders and finance and operations professionals who are planning for today and tomorrow—is kicking off next week. If you haven’t registered yet, here are five reasons why you sho......

May 7, 2020 |

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Vena Nation Week: In Conversation with Alex Banayan

Alex Banayan is the youngest bestselling business author in American history. When he was just 18 years old, Alex ventured out of his college dorm room and embarked on a seven-year mission with one goal in mind: uncovering the success stories behind some o......

May 6, 2020 |

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