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Work-life balance is about boundaries and trust - insights from top CFOs

Technology has made it easier for people to work flexible hours, which should, in theory, make a work-life balance more achievable. This is, however, not the case. Most people's experience is that they’re working harder because smartphones have created a culture where your work is always with you and people are, as a result, often…


Added by CFO South Africa on October 13, 2017 at 11:30 — No Comments

Microsoft SA's Paul Marten nominated for CFO Awards 2017

Microsoft SA finance director Paul Marten has been nominated for a CFO Award in 2017. The annual 'Oscars for South African CFOs', to be held on 11 May, recognises CFOs of listed companies, large corporations, state-owned entities and government institutions and awards them for…


Added by CFO South Africa on December 9, 2016 at 6:00 — No Comments

Paul Marten, CFO Microsoft SA: talking products within finance

“As a finance team we can bring our own products into the conversation with our business partners and our customers, by talking about how we do things at Microsoft.” Discussions about finance transformation and the evolution of the CFO can sometimes sound theoretical…


Added by CFO South Africa on January 19, 2016 at 8:00 — No Comments

Omnia CFO Wayne Koonin on turnaround strategies and digital transformation

“Business grows and finance improves through a focus on systems – that is my thesis,” says Wayne Koonin, group finance director at Omnia. With 15 years of turnaround experience in the mining industry and a small team of trusted advisors in tow, he recently joined the…


Added by CFO South Africa on January 5, 2016 at 8:00 — No Comments

Asking the right questions – CFOs discuss big data

Working with big data can enable CFOs and their companies to innovate, interrogate and turn the finance department in a profit centre, rather than an expense. This only starts to yield results, though, when business intelligence allows finance bosses to “answer sufficiently interesting…


Added by Joël Roerig on October 23, 2015 at 8:00 — No Comments

Newsletter | Keynote Speaker Bob Head, CFO SARS | Department of Mineral Resources: CFO Clean Audit | Cloud lightens your balance sheet

CFO South Africa Newsletter | Thursday September 25…


Added by CFO South Africa on September 25, 2014 at 15:10 — No Comments

Microsoft seeks conversation with CFOs to “see magic happen”

"As a technology company, we don’t have enough conversations with the CFO,” confessed Rory Headon-Weeks. During CFO South Africa’s successful Digital Transformation event on Thursday 11 September, the Chief Technology Officer (CTO) of Microsoft South Africa gave the CFOs present some fascinating insights in…


Added by Joël Roerig on September 17, 2014 at 16:30 — No Comments

Fascinating insights at Digital Transformation event

Digital transformation… For some CFOs and FDs the term equals headaches, internal resistance or pricey solutions. But other Chief Financial Officers have found out that the better use of modern IT solutions has equipped them to fulfil their role as true partner to the CEO. During a successful and well-attended event in the Tintswalo at Waterfall hotel in…


Added by Joël Roerig on September 11, 2014 at 20:30 — No Comments

CFO South Africa Newsletter | Identify key priorities and challenges for today’s CFO | Register now for last CFO Events of 2014

CFO South Africa Newsletter | Wednesday August 27…


Added by CFO South Africa on August 27, 2014 at 13:30 — No Comments

Mteto Nyati, Managing Director Microsoft South Africa: Connecting the next billion

“There are still billions of people that have not been touched by technology. That is where our enormous potential lies,” says Mteto Nyati, Managing Director at Microsoft South Africa. “Technology is not an end goal; it is all about what it can do to help humanity reach its potential.” As the famous IT-company shifts from being a software company to a device and cloud company, Nyati is full of ambition and enthusiasm about opportunities in South Africa.

Nyati says that this…


Added by CFO South Africa on June 4, 2014 at 12:37 — No Comments

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