CFO Best Practices for Communicating Cost and Efficiency to IT Management

Learn how to talk strategy, remain current on tech trends, and solve financial problems to better communicate with your CIO.
Personal Development / Business Communication / Financial Management / Technology

CFO Cost Efficiency IT Execsense

Format          65 Minute Lesson
Chapters       6
Skill Level     New to Topic
Audience      CFO / CIO / CTO
Includes       Access for 1 year. Stream on all devices.

Course Description

In this lesson, ExecSense examines the relationship between technology and financial departments, and how executives in either can communicate needs more effectively. Learn how to talk strategy, remain up to date on technology trends, and put requests in terms that members of your financial or technology teams will understand.

This 6-chapter lesson is led by 2 experts, Joseph Wolke (Managing Principal) and John Carcone (Senior Vice President) of Forsythe Technology, and focuses on the priorities of both CIOs and CFOs, and offers four case studies that explore the intersection between them.

In this 65-minute session, you will learn:

  • How to work together to forward technological progress and foster innovation without disregarding the importance of the bottom line, and why IT should be seen as a benefit, not a cost center by all involved
  • The five things every CFO needs to do to ensure harmony with IT: talking strategy, not tactics; staying current on technological developments; leading cross-functional collaboration; looking to your CIO for help; and knowing partnership trends
  • The five steps every CIO should take to help integrate IT into their companies in financially sound ways: understanding CFOs’ views on technology; knowing CFOs’ views on business; framing technology requests in business terms; analyzing financial impacts; and questioning every cost
  • Why CIOs and CFOs should put themselves in each other’s shoes and how working together—not against each other—can help both departmentsr
  • Four case studies of CFOs and CIOs who worked together to prioritize technology and innovation without forgetting the importance of costs and profits

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ExecSense Speaker

Joe Wolke
Managing Principal, Forsythe Consulting Group
John Carcone
SVP, Forsythe Financial Services
Financial Management

Joe Wolke and John Carcone work with large enterprises to define and deliver projects based on business needs and objectives.

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In this role, Joe Wolke has more than 25 years of business management experience and spent the last 25 years in executive IT positions defining, communicating and implementing IT strategies for global Fortune 500 organizations.

John Carcone is responsible for expanding the company’s traditional leasing and finance business. He is also responsible for directing the development of new financial initiatives and alternatives. During his 20+ years at Forsythe, Carcone has held numerous executive sales management positions.

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