The CFO as the Steward of Profitable Innovation

A session at CFO Networking Event: Budgeting for Innovation

  • David Axson

Thursday 20th June, 2013

9:00am to 9:50am (EST)

Innovation is central to the growth strategies of most companies yet CFOs have to walk a fine line between funding speculative investments and maintaining discipline in the allocation of scarce resources. As organizations seek out opportunities for innovation, CFOs should play a central role in the decision making process by:

Ensuring adequate funding is available through disciplined capital and cash management;
Providing timely risk-weighted analysis to support prioritization and decision making;
Defining clear accountability for delivering return on investment;
Establishing timely measurement processes to track progress;
Leading a disciplined portfolio evaluation process to quickly adjust innovation investments.

In this session, David Axson will explore how high performing CFOs build and operate disciplined investment management practices to maximize their organizations; "Return on Innovation"

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David Axson

Executive Director, Finance & Enterprise Performance, Accenture

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Time 9:00am9:50am EST

Date Thu 20th June 2013

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