George Papayiannis

As Chief Technology Officer, George directs all aspects of product development, research, engineering and delivery of Vena’s solutions. Prior to co-founding Vena, George gained considerable experience in the software and technology industry in a variety of roles including development, consulting, architecture and design. In his most recent role as an Enterprise Software Architect at IBM, George led complex software architecture engagements for many Fortune 500 companies and managed a large, globally distributed development team based in Brazil, Beijing and France. George is seen as a thought leader in technology, speaking at numerous conferences on topics ranging from web architecture and design to the future of mobile web development. George holds a Bachelor of Engineering degree from McMaster University, specializing in Software Engineering, along with a major in Finance, focusing on Banking and Capital Markets.

  • From NFL To Pop Music, It All Starts With Excel Spreadsheets

    From NFL To Pop Music, It All Starts With Excel Spreadsheets

    CFOs and their teams should know that some of the best minds in sports and music love the same tools they do.  “I can’t live without Excel.” You’re never going to get a better testimonial than...

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  • How To Build Dashboards That Overcome The Doubters

    How To Build Dashboards That Overcome The Doubters

    Quote by Christopher Lah, Revenue Cycle Senior Director at Cincinnati Children’s Hospital. Putting the right information into one place should enable better decision-making.

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  • The Image Makeover Finance Needs As Cloud Computing Grows

    The Image Makeover Finance Needs As Cloud Computing Grows

    Statistics show that, despite major gains in other functions, CFOs and their teams aren’t keeping up in migrating core functions.

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  • A Novel Use of Excel Spreadsheets to Inspire Finance Departments

    A Novel Use of Excel Spreadsheets to Inspire Finance Departments

    If a literary author sees the value in using Excel to keep track of more than 150 characters, just imagine what CFOs and their teams could do.

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  • Automation: CFO Adversary or Ally?

    Automation: CFO Adversary or Ally?

    A chief digital officer paints the picture of a future where finance leaders’ jobs are taken over by cognitive systems. Not so fast!  When financial leaders attend an industry conference, they’re...

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  • Defying (Data) Gravity

    Defying (Data) Gravity

    The last thing organizations want is more complexity in their applications and data centers. That’s why the cloud migration can’t happen quickly enough.

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  • A CFO’s Guide to Working with the Millennial Generation

    A CFO’s Guide to Working with the Millennial Generation

    The future of the finance department may depend on how well leaders navigate potential generation gaps. Walking in 20 minutes late, expecting only the most exciting assignments, piping up when it...

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  • What Seems Like A Financial Reporting Add-On May Soon Become Essential

    What Seems Like A Financial Reporting Add-On May Soon Become Essential

    Forward-looking KPIs and other attempts at generating deep insight could become part of an emerging trend in supplemental financial disclosure packages. Sometimes, after watching a particularly...

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  • 3 Signs Excel Spreadsheets Are a Great Long-Term Bet

    3 Signs Excel Spreadsheets Are a Great Long-Term Bet

    Yet another businessperson speaks up for spreadsheets, while survey and user data show Excel’s longevity is a given.  Daniella Borg has so many daughters you could almost picture her using...

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  • Cloud Security: A Talent Gap that Can’t be Closed

    Cloud Security: A Talent Gap that Can’t be Closed

    Originally published on The Enterprises Project in 10 IT Leaders Weigh in on Their Biggest Talent Gaps for 2017.  The future of technology is rife with challenges old and new (think: security and...

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