Emmanuelle Brun Neckebrock

Emmanuelle Brun Neckebrock

About Emmanuelle Brun Neckebrock

Emmanuelle Brun Neckebrock is CFO of SAP France. With more than 20 years’ experience, she is responsible for the coordination of SAP activities in France linked to acquisition and integration. She has recently taken over the responsibility of developing the healthcare sector within SAP France with a mission of actively promoting digital transformation in healthcare. Emmanuelle holds a degree in Finance from HEC Paris. Her blogs discuss the strategic challenges and topical issues facing CFOs.

CFO, finance, planning, forecasting, Services, business model

Strange Changes: Why New Business Models Are Changing The Way CFOs Plan

19-Jul-2018 | Emmanuelle Brun Neckebrock

Have you noticed that you can directly map the transition of the CFO role to two things – technology innovation and changing business models? In our as-a-service, disruptive, customer-centric econom

IFRS 15: Balancing The Details With The Big Picture

10-May-2018 | Emmanuelle Brun Neckebrock

“It’s not the load that weighs you down, it’s the way you carry it,” wrote author C.S. Lewis. He made a good point. Anyone in finance today will be familiar with that sinking feeling when

CFO, leadership, big data, analytics

Why Complacency Is An Expensive Mindset For The CFO

5-Mar-2018 | Emmanuelle Brun Neckebrock

Fifty years ago, my role as CFO didn’t exist (I barely existed myself!). Our profession has morphed from humble beginnings as “comptrollers” to today strategically shaping the scope and directio

Data: The Gift That Keeps On Giving

18-Dec-2017 | Emmanuelle Brun Neckebrock

As the role of the finance function continues to evolve, CFOs are starting to recognize that obtaining a real-time view of the business is imperative for success. But to obtain this view, finance need

Beyond The Shadow Of GDPR Fines Lies Huge Opportunity

4-Dec-2017 | Emmanuelle Brun Neckebrock

With GDPR compliance less than a year away, some CFOs I speak with have yet to look past the risk of a big fine. If you’re one of them, then this blog is for you. Yes, GDPR is a costly compliance ma

Goldfish, Peanuts, Chinese Walls, And CFO Misconceptions About Predictive Analytics

9-Aug-2017 | Emmanuelle Brun Neckebrock

The Great Wall of China can’t be seen from space; goldfish don’t have bad memories (or a memory span of three seconds, for that matter); and peanuts aren’t even nuts. These are just some of life

Six Things To Do To Become A Better CFO (And Then One More)

2-Aug-2017 | Emmanuelle Brun Neckebrock

Most CFOs I know are quite modest about their own performance. But no matter how good we are, we all secretly want to be better. That’s just human nature. Perhaps we’re harder on ourselves than ot

Raging With (Not Against) The Machine

19-May-2017 | Emmanuelle Brun Neckebrock

In 2014, a Japanese venture capital firm became the first company in history to appoint a robot to its board. The robot got the job because its artificial intelligence (AI) can predict market trends f

What Does The Finance “Dream Team” Of Tomorrow Look Like?

23-Nov-2016 | Emmanuelle Brun Neckebrock

By now, almost all of us are aware that our roles as CFOs are changing—something I discussed in one of my earlier blogs, The “Thinner,” More Focused CFO. In the wake of digital disruption, many

finance, CFO, finance operations, digital transformation, innovation technology, digitization, digitalization

Digital Peer Pressure: There’s More Than One Road To Finance Efficiency

18-Oct-2016 | Emmanuelle Brun Neckebrock

It seems just about every analyst report and trade magazine you read these days is hammering home the same message to CFOs: It’s time to rethink finance. In the industry’s enthusiasm and cheerlead