RE-LIVE CFO DAY 2019
CFO AWARD 2019Abhijit Bhattacharya (CFO Philips) was honored with a CFO Award during CFO Day 2019.
Tribute for a wonderful career at the service of Royal Philips, for his personal journey and for the way in which Abhijit Bhattacharya as CFO makes the difference in the transformation. With resounding results for Philips! That is why the jury selected Abhijit as the winner of the 2019 CFO Awards..
2021 THEME: BRAVE NEW WORLD
Aldous Huxley wrote his master novel Brave New World back in 1932; he sketched out a dystopia in which technology determines human life, from birth right through to death. George Orwell’s famous ‘1984’ is another one of these representations of a society full of unpleasant characteristics. Technology allows a totalitarian regime to keep its subjects in an all-controlling stranglehold. The one thing which both books have in common is the dark side of technology.
Although it’s fictional, of course, those two works still make us think about the current, rapidly advancing technological developments. Smart algorithms can certainly lead to a very one-sided image, the infamous myth trap. Do we actually want big tech companies to determine what the truth is? Are they in danger of becoming our Ministry of Thought?
We are now making more and more use of technology within our organisations in order to gain insights. But how can we make sure we don’t blindly put our trust in this? That we continue to understand how things work out in the real world. That our age-old gut instinct will always continue to play a role. And that we don't allow our people to be assessed by systems, but that we continue to engage with them ourselves!
Because there is a real danger of turning people into robots as a result of all this new technology. Robots without a will of their own. That feelings will need to make way for ratio, for people’s ability to think. Ratio which will go hand in hand with all technological developments. Resulting in an entire world being built based on what’s measurable and what’s feasible.
We’d like to invite you to enter into discussions together about this dark side during the upcoming CFO Day. And how we can continue to highlight and make effective use of that human side.
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