Welcome to this issue of FP&A Innovation.
As you may have noticed, we have undergone a redesign since the last issue. We would love to hear your opinion on the new layouts and artwork that we have included.
In addition to this, we are going to be launching an FP&A Innovation website, allowing us to include more FP&A and finance related content. Follow @theiegroup and @ie_finance to keep up to date to when this will be released.
This issue of the magazine is predominantly revolving around the rise of the CFO as a strategic influence in the past decade. We talk to Peter Spinelli, the CFO of CFO publishing about his experiences and how his role has become progressively more strategy focussed. In addition to that we talk to Ian Charles, CFO at Host Analytics about his role in a growing business based in the heart of Silicon Valley.
We also look at the FP&A functions at Louisville Slugger to see how a century old company is updating for the 21st century.
Tesco PLC is on of the biggest retailers in the world and we look at a recent presentation given by their Director or Finance, Carl Rogberg at a recent FP&A Innovation Summit.
Pasha Roberts talks us through predictive talent analytics and the impact that it can have on the FP&A function and Daniel Miller reports on the presentation given Dan Piries, Financial Director of the Asia Automotive Lighting Business at Philips.
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