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, Director, Treasury, Masco Corp.
Steve Wiley, Vice President Treasury Solutions, FIS
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, Vice President, Capital One
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
Steven Polak, Interim Treasurer, PMC TREASURY LLC
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, VP, Treasurer, Marsh & McLennan Companies
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
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.
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.
David Watt, Head of Treasury, Sonder