The Golden Age of CFO Technology and the Urgency to Adapt

The Brave Technologist

Nov 15 2023 • 23 mins

Grant Halloran, CEO of Planful, discusses AI’s impact on CFOs and finance leaders, and ways these technologies have changed their role within organizations. He also shares how the financial industry will witness a future where extensive human involvement in routine financial tasks is reduced in favor of focusing on high-value, strategic work.

Key Takeaways:

  • How AI is making non-financial people more financially savvy, faster

  • Ways everyday people can better utilize artificial intelligence

  • Unpacking the skepticism in finance due to the complexity and importance of accuracy with financial data

  • The need for AI to be user-friendly and provide immediate utility, just like modern consumer technology

Guest Bio: Grant Halloran, CEO of Planful, has been working to bring cutting-edge innovations to enterprise software for over 20 years. He’s a champion for advancing how finance and accounting teams work. Specifically, Planful is using AI and machine learning in its market-leading financial performance management solutions to increase speed, reduce errors, spot trends, and more, and Grant is confident CFOs will soon come to rely on AI as a key to reaching peak financial performance.

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About this Show:

The Brave Technologist is here to shed light on the opportunities and challenges of emerging tech. To make it digestible, less scary, and more approachable for all!

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Produced by: Sam Laliberte