Drowning in Statement Data
Treasury departments are asked to make strategic recommendations based on data that is confusing and overwhelming. Two of the largest sources of this data that reflect cost and opportunity are merchant card and bank fee statements. With limited resources and confusing, non-standard statements, this can be an extremely challenging task. In this session, attendees learn how to efficiently review and classify data from these statements from both domestic and international providers. Attendees also walk away with tactics for turning this data into meaningful reports that aid organizational decision-making.
J. Humble, Assistant Treasurer, Humana Inc.
Darrilyn Lawrence, CTP, Treasury Consultant, Lincoln Financial Group
Bridget Meyer, CTP, Senior Director, Redbridge Analytics
Angela Grunte, Senior Director, Redbridge Debt & Treasury Advisory
Treasurers Harmonization Panel: A Coordinated Approach to Working Capital Optimization
Treasury is increasingly becoming the financial nerve center of the organization, using its centralized vantage point to gain visibility over all cashflows to better manage liquidity and mitigate risk. In order to optimize working capital, treasury must take a coordinated approach, working closely with AR and AP to deploy and integrate technology, while establishing streamlined processes. In this session, a cross-functional panel of senior working capital examine a coordinated approach to working capital optimization and what they’ve learned implementing the latest technologies to create a stronger, more unified working capital operation.
Marcel Santiz, CTP, Director, Treasury, Masco Corp.
Peter Claus-Landi, Treasury Operations Executive, GE
Steve Wiley, Vice President Treasury Solutions, FIS
Virtual Accounts and In House Banking: Coming of Age in the US?
Virtual accounts are gaining traction in Europe as a powerful solution for rationalizing bank accounts, driving straight through reconciliation, and enabling on-behalf of structures including in-house banks. Both virtual accounts and in-house banks are far less common in the USA, but are starting to emerge, as are the associated success stories. A panel of early adopters share their experiences and lessons learned with virtual accounts and in-house banks in the US. The discussion includes practical and regulatory considerations and understanding the associated risk, cost and reward factors, key benefits and common myths associated with setting up these programs.
Mark Smith, Global Head of Liquidity Products, Transaction Banking, Goldman Sachs
Lawrence Tolep, Vice President and Treasurer, Volkswagen Group of America
Real-Time Treasury: Preparing to Make Smarter, Faster Decisions
With the rise of emerging technologies such as APIs and machine learning, Treasurers are recognizing the need to become more real-time to manage the expectations of their digitally transforming organizations. Key treasury functions such as cash positioning, forecasting, payments, and investing are evolving as bank and ERP APIs integrate treasury platforms into a real-time network of systems. In this session, a panel of industry experts discuss what real-time treasury really means, the stages we can expect to see over the next 5 to 10 years, and how emerging technologies are influencing are influencing how treasury is performed.
Bob Stark, Chief Marketing Officer, VersaPay
Stephen Kincaid, CTP, Vice President - Treasury, Walker & Dunlop, LLC
Jennifer Erickson, CTP, Vice President, Capital One
Treasury 4.0: Implementing Smart Contracts & Real Time Messaging
Technology advancements continues to accelerate at an exponential rate. Treasury 4.0 is the next revolution that is occurring and utilizing exponential technology. Distributed Ledger Technology (DLT) and the Application Program Interface (API) are beginning to be used within Treasury organizations to increase efficiencies. These technologies are eliminating operational risk, reducing payment fraud and providing the transparency to key stakeholders. Industry experts review the fundamentals of DLT and API’s and how one organization has successfully applied DLT and API’s to cut processing times, while reducing the margin for error.
Tom Devine, Treasury Manager, Booking.com International B.V.
Michal Zelazko, Manager, Zanders
You Too Can Build A Treasury Robot
There are numerous technology buzzwords in treasury like blockchain, RPA, and AI; however, to date, only a few corporations have been successful in developing practical applications with big impact. In this session, speakers examine how Honeywell succeeded in developing and implementing a Robotics Process Automation (RPA) initiative in-house that radically improved their cash forecasting process. The initiative delivered increased operational efficiency and generated enough additional liquidity to fund the entire project. Additionally, discussion includes how Honeywell identified and utilized tools from both internal and external partners to meet the various milestones in the project.
Severine Le Blevennec, Senior Director of EMEA Treasury, Honeywell
Amy Beninato, Director, Global Transaction Banking, Deutsche Bank
How to Gauge the Health of Your Treasury
All corporate treasury teams are pressured to adapt to technology changes and volatile financial markets while managing financial risk, reducing borrowing costs, and ensuring proper controls are in place. A treasury Health Check is an opportunity to take a step back, gauge where your organization is, and consider revisions to your daily norm – giving you an idea of which areas to concentrate on improving. During this session, a panel of industry experts walk you through the real-life experiences and challenges they have encountered, and practical approaches to discovering best practices for your company.
Alice Pollard, Senior Director, Global Treasury, Vice Media
Stuart Jones, Sr. Director, Treasury, McAfee, Inc.
Steven Polak, CTP, Interim Treasurer, PMC Treasury LLC
Turning Treasury into a Next-Generation Powerhouse: How to Drive Organic Innovation
Digital disruptors are shaking up nearly every industry and marketplace. Treasury professionals have stepped up to the challenge, deploying programs and initiatives within their firms to drive organic innovation and a culture of INTRApreneurship, in order to maintain parity with new competitors. This panel discussion explores how forward-thinking treasury professionals define innovation and foster a mindset of out-of-the-box thinking and examines some of the specific initiatives they have implemented across the next-gen treasury spectrum to help drive strategic growth and efficiency gains within treasury and across their business.
Debra Kaya, Senior Director, Treasury – Global Cash & Operations, Cisco Systems, Inc.
Timothy Kane, Director - Global Solution Sales, Citi
Peter Claus-Landi, Treasury Operations Executive, GE
Taking the Wheel: How Treasury is Delivering Value and Leadership
With the increase in global competition among organizations, the role of Treasury has grown more important in support of critical enterprise-wide strategic objectives. While Treasury teams currently play a pivotal role in most organizations, many are now stepping into greater leadership positions, helping to guide the business forward. In this session a panel shares how their Treasury teams have used cross-functional team leadership to drive innovation, and how Treasury “took the wheel” to create value for their firms. Gain vital insight into how Treasury can raise its profile and deliver greater value for the organization.
Candace Wenzel, CTP, Director, Treasury and Trade Solutions Sales, Citibank
Guillermo Gualino, VP Treasurer, Agilent Technologies, Inc.
Theodore Wooster, Senior Treasury Manager, Hitachi Vantara LLC
Vivian Yun, Treasury Director, Starbucks Corporation
A Tale of Two Negotiations: How to Strategize Your Bank Fee and Relationship Review
How long has it been since you last reviewed your bank fees and services? Through the testimony of two corporate practitioners, we will be telling the tale of two different strategies: The Bilateral Negotiation with Delta Airlines and the Request for Proposal with Marsh & McLennan Companies. By laying out the specificities, strengths, and challenges of each method, this session will help you strategize and design the best way for your organization to up your bank fee negotiation skills while gaining in service efficiency.
Ferdinand Jahnel, CTP, VP, Treasurer, Marsh & McLennan Companies
Barbara Quiroga, Managing Director & Assistant Treasurer, Delta Air Lines, Inc.
Hélène Shen, Head of Treasury Advisory Americas, Redbridge DTA
Think Outside the Box for Cash Processing Optimization
Join us for a discussion of how two treasury practitioners took innovative approaches to cash processing to improve their value chain by reducing touch points. Learn how they assessed and leveraged the traditional deposit rails of branch, vault and CIT for managing cash and collaborated with their solution partners. Focusing on funds management and data integration, they optimized their deposit, concentration and cash management processes. Learn their strategies to fight the vague notion that cash is going away and gain internal support for resources to reduce the complexity of these processes through automation.
Susan Colross, Director, Treasury Operations, T-Mobile USA Inc.
Nina Hanselmann, Working Capital Consultant, U.S. Bank
Harnessing the Power of Virtual Account Management to Streamline Cash Management
As corporates around the world think about connectivity, structures, and the treasury of the future it is vitally important to build something that not only meets current demands, but also positions the company and its stakeholders for growth in this rapidly evolving cash management landscape. This session shares best practices in reducing banks, accounts, and eliminating all balances on hand to revolutionize cash management practices utilizing virtual account management. Attendees walk away with invaluable insights into leveraging internal and external resources to implement a best-in-class cash management structure that optimizes cash receipts, cash concentrations, and payment execution in the U.S.
Chris Mitchell, Treasury Director - Americas, Koch Industries, Inc.
James McKenzie, Executive Director, Treasury Advisory, JP Morgan Chase
SOFR So Good: An Update On LIBOR Replacement
Following up on their insightful discussion at AFP 2019, this panel of industry experts has reassembled to continue the discussion from a year ago. Hear about what each is now doing with their legacy IBOR contracts and their new interest rate contracts, including the impacts on borrowers and financial risk managers as fallback provisions between derivatives and borrowings start diverging. In addition, the panel discusses the changing market for the secured overnight financing rate (SOFR), adjustments from LIBOR to SOFR and other IBOR replacements globally.
Robert Owens, Director, Fixed Income Strategy, Farmer Mac
Cash Forecasting Solved? Optimizing Working Capital Through AI Forecasting and Inventory Principles
Cash forecasting is a classic struggle for corporations and with the global nature of business, the challenge only grows. The maturation of working capital solutions is driving treasury organizations to find better ways of optimizing their liquidity, which increases the focus on cash forecasting. With new vendor offerings, third party software, and newer technologies such as artificial intelligence; corporates are looking at different ways to approach the problem. In this session, attendees learn from Accenture’s journey to overcome data quality hurdles and develop a solution that leveraged planning tools and AI to produce a more efficient and accurate global forecast.
Tommy Cho, Director, Corporate Cash Management Sales, Deutsche Bank
Navigating Post-Brexit Europe with the Best Liquidity Structure
With the state of today’s fluid geo-political environment, ever evolving regulatory landscape, and market uncertainties, Treasurers must maintain visibility and control of global funds to optimize usage for better deployment. In this session a panel shares their journey towards centralization, along with the key impacts their efforts had on their organizations. Learn how the flexibility of choosing either a single entity with inter-company cash management, or a multi-entity notional pool, facilitates both centralization and optimum funding. Participants also gain insight into the ever-shifting trends in the European payments landscape.
Pawel Arabas, Treasury Manager, FedEx Corporation
Rene Bustamante, Vice President & Assistant Treasurer, Global Cash Management, FedEx Corporation
Priyanka Rath, Head of EMEA Liquidity Product Solutions Specialists, J.P. Morgan
Taming the Unicorn: Building a Robust Treasury Within a High Growth Company
All Treasury departments face challenges that are more amplified for Treasurers in high growth companies Treasurers must manage these challenges early on, and often with a budget that may not be growing at the same pace as the organization. In this session Treasurers from a leader in RPA and a hospitality innovator discuss strategies for keeping up with rapid growth, the infusion of large funding, and changing needs as the number of suppliers, customers, and employees expand both domestically and globally. Gain insights on how to develop the optimal capital structure to enable continued growth.
Philip Kean, Global Treasurer and co-head of FP&A, UiPath
David Watt, Head of Treasury, Sonder
Mergers, Acquisitions and Divestitures: Choosing a Blueprint to Manage Through Change
Mergers, acquisitions and divestitures are a key aspect of corporate strategy – whether that’s expanding into new products or markets, freeing up capital for debt repayment or shareholder return. The Treasury team performs a critical support role in these events, from maintaining appropriate controls and risk mitigation to achieving expected cost synergies. This session dives deep into these transformational events and discusses how strategies differ based on available preparation time and methods to navigate change such as duplicating infrastructure, building blueprints, parallel vs. consecutive processes and more.
Jared Smith, Managing Director, Head of Corporate Sales, Global Liquidity and Cash Management, HSBC
Caitlin Cahalan, Treasury Director, Treasury Systems & Initiatives, Nielsen
Selecting a Treasury Management System: Building the Right Digital Connections between Technology, Integration and Data
When it comes to the multifaceted and challenging – yet strategically important – process of acquiring a highly efficient Treasury Management System (TMS), corporate treasurers across multiple industries face a highly complex task. In this discussion corporate practitioners relay their experiences in navigating through the field of offerings to select or build the right technology that strikes this necessary balance among functionality, features and current system integration, along with an expert provider’s perspective on the role that banks need to play in helping treasurers make the right choice.
Kathy King-Griswold, CTP, Associate Treasurer, University of Rochester
Jeffrey Horowitz, Managing Director, BNY Mellon
Matthew Hollander, Senior Manager, Treasury Advisory Services, Deloitte & Touche LLP
Strengthening Governance for Secure Transaction Data
Transaction and financial data are cornerstones of modern corporations, and the security of this data is paramount. Companies large and small should have governance procedures and teams in place to ensure security across the lifecycle of this information. Relevant to those who have and do not have access to SWIFT, this session reviews the SWIFT Customer Security Program Security Program and its potential as a model for strong security and related governance. Issues of data harmonization, risk mitigation and tools for corporates to improve governance are also explored.
Anne Suprenant, Managing Director, Customer Security Programme, SWIFT
Yamini Chinnareddygari, Treasury Technical Lead, Cisco Systems, Inc.
Stephen Wojciechowicz, AAP, CTP, Senior Principal, BNY Mellon