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Hello, and welcome to a another edition of the Tech for Finance Newsletter, where we’re extracting the goodies from the last 20 podcasts.
At the end of every podcast, I ask, “What app or gadget could you not live without”. Here are the responses, with a couple of bonus apps thrown in:
1/ There are Bots for That - with Dan Lawrence
Dan owns the company “Bots for That”, and he can’t live without Audible, that he listens to on his walk into work every day. His favourite audiobook is ‘Windswept and Interesting’ by Bill Connolly.
2/ How to create impact as a finance business partner - with Christian Frantz Hansen
Christian is now a Partner at BPI and he can’t live without Actimo which he uses for training his clients, and building a community of shared knowledge.
3/ Shine a light on your data - with Simon Devine
Simon owns Hopton Analytics, and loves a good tech tool. He uses Motion which is an AI tool that organises his tasks and calendar for him.
4/ Your inside track to modern software assessment - with Tom Costa
Tom is a former partner enablement manager at Sage, and uses Outlook religiously. Any actionable e-mails go straight into his calendar.
5/ How to future-proof your FP&A - with Paul Barnhurst
Paul is Founder at the FP&A Guy, also know as ‘The Tools Guy’. Paul does all of his own graphics in Canva, so he chose that as his favourite app (along with Excel of course)
6/ How visual effects are simplifying financial modelling - with Jon Cowley
7/ Subscriptions, storytelling and soft skills - with Howard Tunnicliffe
8/ How building a portal transformed his business - with Rob Partridge
9/ Why your problem isn’t your tools - with Nicolas Boucher
Nicolas is THE finance influencer on LinkedIn right now with 400k+ followers, he provides training to those looking to become more advanced at FP&A and has recently launched a guide on ChatGPT for Finance. Nicolas can’t live without his smartphone, he can run his business from anywhere.
10/ How to build a future focused finance foundation + ChatGPT - with Chris Ortega
Chris runs Fresh FP&A and is a Fractional ‘fresh’ CFO. Chris also uses Canva for his branding, but also LOVES ChatGPT.
[TIP - Even if you don’t run your own business or post on social media, you can use Canva templates to spice up your presentations, and create images from templates]
11/ How to present like Netflix and make finance addictive - with Soufyan Hamid
12/ 2023 finance & tech predictions - Is a continuous close possible? - with Kevin Appleby
Kevin is the COO for GrowCFO and also runs the GrowCFO podcast. Like me he likes his productivity apps, but is also a big fan of Jasper which gives him inspiration for new content ideas using AI
13/ How tech can help boost your finance career - with Angel Lam
Angel runs Jump Up Global who help finance pros level up their careers. Angel’s favourite phone app is CapCut which she uses for her social videos.
14/ How to lead a successful finance transformation project - with Dante Healy
15/ Creating a junior accountant using AI - with Chris Bell
16/ Avoiding Frankenstein FP&A with FlowCog + ChatGPT - with Adam Tzagournis
17/ Moving finance from mindless to mindful work + ChatGPT-4 - with Glenn Hopper
Glenn is a AI in finance all-star, and is a thought leader in the AI finance transformation space. Glenn’s into fitness and loves tracking his data through his Garmin. I’m also looking forward to the release of his epic Sci-fi novel.
18/ How finance can augment intelligence using generative AI - with Christian Martinez
Christian is the finance automation manager at Kraft Heinz and is pushing boundaries with ChatGPT and Python. He’s also a machine learning pro to boot. As well as ChatGPT, Christian loves Tableau for BI and Data Analytics.
19/ Why AI can’t replace human gut-feel and experience - with Chris Reilly
Chris is the Founder of Mission Capital Consulting and an Excel pro. He runs is own business and is great at developing financial models. Chris is a big fan of iMessage groups that he uses to run his family life and also uses Linktree as a single link to all of his websites and content.
20/ Building a virtual CFO with AI - with John Ladaga
[TIP - You don’t just have to use Loom in a customer facing role, it’s great to share quick videos with your team instead of long e-mails or meetings too]
That’s it for this week.
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