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CFO Insights — The value shift: Why CFOs should lead the charge in the digital age

Published on: Dec 04, 2014

One glance at any business publication will show that digital business models are increasingly in vogue. Uber, Airbnb, DropBox, and WhatsApp are just a few of the more recent examples of this rapidly growing $10 billion digital start-up trend. CFOs of established firms are taking notice that going digital creates value.

Research by OpenMatters with input from Deloitte & Touche LLP, examining 40 years of data from the Standard & Poor’s 500, finds that investors assign higher valuations to organizations that embrace emerging technologies to create digital networks. This change is part of a broader trend of corporate value shifts from the predominance of tangible assets, including plant, property, equipment and financial assets, to value from intangible assets.

As digital technologies increasingly disrupt age-old sources of value, this issue is first in a four-part series that looks at how CFOs can tap into this value shift through business model innovation.


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