Better Business Partners: Finance and the Office of the CIO

There’s an underrated skill that seasoned CFOs have mastered: forging partnerships with other C-suites across the organization. One of the most vital partners for finance teams is the Office of the Chief Information Officer (CIO). Together, these teams can drive efficiency with technology, mitigate risks, and make strategic investments.To understand what a successful business partnership with the Office of CIO looks like—and what factors often get in the way—Melissa Howatson talks with Johan Dowdy, Global Head of IT and IT Security at Asana. Join us as we discuss:How IT has evolved over the years to be more strategicThe value of listening before offering suggestions (not just prescribing)One of the most common pain points in the CFO-CIO partnershipConsidering ROI and long-term payback on all programmatic spendHow to achieve smoother operations and more accurate reportingAdditional resources:How To Develop a Finance Business Partnering Model: Finance as a Strategic Business Partner | 0.5 CPE/CPD Course:

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Finance leaders are taking on more than ever in this time of rapid change, from driving strategic innovation to business transformation. But how can you do all that while protecting the financial health of your business?The CFO Show, hosted by CFO Melissa Howatson, offers sharp, timely commentary on today’s biggest finance and business issues from her unique point of view. Join us for conversations with finance visionaries and business leaders as they navigate risks, address messy organizational challenges, and share hard-learned expert advice. The CFO Show isn't just another finance podcast; it's your catalyst for finance transformation.This series is brought to you by Vena.