AFP MindShift

AFP MindShift cuts through the hype. These sessions and speakers offer unbiased, actionable advice on the trends and tools you should pay attention to in emerging technologies.

MindShift Stage Presentations

The MindShift Stage in the Exhibit Hall lets you hear real case studies revolving around successful implementation of new tech.

Deploying Machine Learning to Modernize the Revenue Forecast
Monday, October 21, 2019, 9:50 - 10:20 a.m.
Machine learning has the ability to disrupt forecasting strategy and process. Microsoft successfully deployed an augmented machine learning forecasting solution to eliminate 90,000 hours from its forecasting process and give its finance team time to interact with the business. Building a digitally enabled finance function allows the company to combine the best of human and machine intelligence today, and prepare for continued evolution. Hear and see how Microsoft has leveraged machine learning technology to transform the performance of their finance organization.

Speaker:
Mindy Yamamoto
Group Manager
Microsoft

Smart Treasury of the Future: AI-powered Cash Forecasting
Monday, October 21, 2019, 1:15 - 1:45 p.m.
Cash forecasting is a perennial problem for Treasurers. Pearson PLC deployed an AI-based solution that dramatically improved processes, saved costs, and enhanced treasury’s decision-making for liquidity, working capital, and currency exposure management. Join us to learn about Pearson’s approach and the enabling technology supporting their achievements: an illustration how AI and Big Data is leading the path to powerful decision-support and automation of treasury.

Speakers:
Ron Chakravarti
Managing Director, GTS
Citi

Nicolas Christiaen
CEO & Co-Founder
Cashforce

James Kelly
Group Treasurer
Pearson PLC


Understanding How RPA Can Impact Your Business
Tuesday, October 22, 2019, 9:50 - 10:20 a.m.
Many finance leaders recognize that the time has come to move away from transactional processes to more value-added analysis. But how are they going to do this? Many are turning to robotic process automation (RPA) as a way to make their team more efficient and help eliminate the mundane data gathering and repetitive tasks that are common in finance. Join Ken Fick and Camille Felton to learn how RPA is being used to successfully optimize financial processes.

Speakers:
Camille Felton, CTP, FP&A

Sr Lead Analyst, Financial Analytics & Solutions
Chick-fil-A

Kenneth Fick
Director, Strategy & Transformation
MorganFranklin Consulting

MindShift Sessions

  • The Gig Economy: Driving New Demands for Corporate Finance & Payroll
  • Now Playing: AI, ML and Finance in Real Life
  • Emerging Technologies & Financial Planning: What Actually Works!
  • A Corporate, a Bank and a Mega-Computer Walk into a Bar: How AI Can (and Will) Drive Productivity in Payments
  • Avoid Mistakes: Make Fewer Assumptions About Blockchain
  • Leveraging APIs to Transform Your Business Model
  • Money Saving Developments Hedging With New Financial Instruments at CME Group
  • Staying Ahead of the Chain: Blockchain’s Growing Impact on Your Business and the Law
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MindShift Row

MindShift Row on the Exhibit Floor features emerging providers that are disrupting and transforming finance and treasury.

See who will be there:

  • Alteryx
  • CapX
  • Clearsulting
  • DVI, Inc.
  • Keyrus
  • Modo
  • nsKnox
  • Paystand
  • Trovata.io
See Who Else Will Be There