Talking Technology Video: Past, Present and Future (Part 1)
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A few months back, we sat down with Centro’s former CFO (current COO) Leo Brubaker for a discussion on the ever-changing technology industry. As a prominent technology company headquartered in Chicago, Centro has been leading the way in terms of growth, leadership and workplace culture. They’ve even been named the #1 Best Place to Work in Chicago according to Crain’s Chicago Business for four years in a row.
As a fellow Best Place to Work, we wanted to know their secret. Okay, we’ll be honest; they’re a client so we do know a few of their secrets. But, we thought we’d sit down with Leo and get the facts straight from him. We created a three-part video series to capture and share our conversation.
Our first video dives in to the future of the technology space from a CFO’s perspective. We wanted to discuss first-hand current and future challenges for technology CFOs. In an industry where everything can change in quick moment, having a vision and plan for the future can be the difference between sinking or swimming. “The only constant in this industry is change. When people need to be able to move fast, you make mistakes,” says Leo. “We’re okay with making mistakes, it’s part of our manifesto.” Learning from mistakes and making sure the same ones don’t happen twice is great advice for any organization.
The questions we asked Leo about the past, present and future include:
- What’s the greatest uncertainty facing the tech industry?
- How do you foresee technology changing in the CFO’s role?
- How can other technology CFOs improve financial performance?
Click here to view this video for answers and check out the entire series.
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