Why Even the C-Suite Might Not Be Safe From Automation

By Olivia Berkman

A New Yorker cartoon says it all: Two dinosaurs are in deep discussion as they walk through a landscape of deceased comrades. “Frankly,” confides one to the other, “I don’t like the way things are going.”

They could very well have been today’s CFOs contemplating the nature and value of their role in tomorrow’s organization. Advances in information technology are nipping at their heels. Will they survive and if so, in what form? Or will they, like the dinosaurs in the magazine cartoon, fall flat on their backs and fade into extinction?
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