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CIOs Can Exploit Financial Models to Become Better Business-Technology Executives

Published: 21 February 2019

ID: G00384060

Analyst(s): Saul Brand , Dale Kutnick


To become more relevant to business leaders and earn a seat at the strategy formulation table, CIOs must help develop their enterprises’ financial models and be able to articulate them to support digital business investments. Here, we examine how CIOs can exploit financial models.

Table Of Contents


  • Financial Modeling
    • Business Vision/Concept
    • Business Model
    • Economic/Financial Models
  • Financial Modeling Is a Critical Discipline for CIOs
  • Scaling Digital Requires Different Business and Technology Leaders
  • Exploiting Economic and Financial Models
    • Disruptive Forces
    • Macroeconomic and Microeconomic Themes
    • Income Statement and Balance Sheet Themes
    • Leading Indicators
  • The Bottom Line

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