Carlo Barnard is Business Intelligence Specialist at Munsoft and a past municipal CFO at Victor Khanye Local Municipality. We discuss the value in spatial representation of information for a municipality, major challenges that can be visualised and solved, why collaboration between departments is important in the context of using technology, and much more.
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The value in the spatial representation of information for a municipality
Most important challenges that can be visualised by making use of these technologies and how they can solve current problems
3 major benefits of digital mapping for CFOs and revenue managers
What is standing in the way of adoption of these technologies?
Why adding a map to a municipal official’s toolbox adds value
Level of skill required to make use of these tools
Collaboration required between various departments in a municipality and why it is important in the context of using technology
About Carlo Barnard
As a member of the South African Institute for Business Accountants and an accredited mSCOA trainer for the National Treasury. My experience spans across multiple industries at various levels from trainee accountant leading to Chief Financial Officer which equipped me with the skills and experience to be an advisor to various stakeholders.
Financial Reporting, Analysis, and Business Intelligence have been my focus area. My analytical ability and systematic approach enable me to identify opportunities, risks, and the development of tangible solutions by using a spectrum of Business Intelligence Tools and Spatial Management Information Systems (GIS). My expertise is extensive and includes general business management, business intelligence, treasury management, compliance, planning, performance management, financial analysis, and reporting.
I have led and implemented multiple projects and can communicate and motivate teams as well as engage with stakeholders at different levels.
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