Session 5

Tuesday, April 4th
Room 201
8:30am – 9:45am
Executive – FP&A Renewal Credit

Mark Kirsch, CTP, Treasury Practitioner Executive, Global Business Solutions, Bank of America ML
Evan Smith, CFA, Vice President and Treasurer, CST Brands

Session Description

The past 40 years have seen an enormous amount of change in Treasury, but in the past 3-5 years a number of new disruptive developments, particularly Fintech and Blockchain, may have an impact on corporate treasury and drive further evolution. What happened to start his change and why is it so different today compared to prior years? Which, if any, of the largely retail/consumer innovations we can see in the market today, will begin to gain traction in the corporate space?

Tuesday, April 4th
Room 203
8:30am –  9:45am
Advanced – FP&A Renewal Credit

Cathy Gregg, CCM, Managing Director, Treasury Strategies
Tracey Knight, Director Solutions Consulting, ION

Session Description

Learn how treasury technology addresses global market dynamics in this informational session. It will highlight recent innovations in treasury operations and address common factors driving global treasury organizations to explore TMS change. This session will provide the first public showing of the results of the Global Treasury Benchmarking Survey 2016, giving attendees a glimpse into the views and treasury best practices of their corporate peers around the world.


Tuesday, April 4th
Room Brazos
8:30am – 9:45am

Suzanne Hall, VP, Cash Manager, Leggett and Platt
George Pivik, Executive Director, Compliance Program Manager, JPMorgan Chase

Session Description

This session will discuss how Leggett and Platt gained a clearer understanding of OFAC/AML rules and regulations to help them remain compliant across their infrastructure. This lecture, facilitated by a compliance expert from J.P. Morgan, will cover how L&P created a standardized policy and procedure roadmap and made it available to their internal and external partners to help  mitigate risk an take the complexity and ‘secrets’ out of BSA/AML compliance. Ultimately, this helped them to:

  • avoid BSA violations and the associated costs for non-compliance
  • streamline the costs process across multiple service providers
  • de-mystify the BSA and AML compliance, among other efficiencies

Tuesday, April 4th
Room Lone Star A
8:30am – 9:45am

Ana Chandler, Assistant Vice President, Treasury Management Sales, Amegy Bank
Julie Fairbanks, Vice President, Merchant Service Sales, Amegy Bank
William Rogers, Vice President of Sales, FirstData

Session Description

Only 37% of retailers have adopted EMV (Europay, Mastercard, Visa) technology, why is the number so low and does this mean I should not convert my equipment? Merchants have expressed concern in cost to adopt, small fraud risk and they simply are not aware of the liability shift.

Attendees will obtain a better understanding of recent merchant regulation consisting of EMV (Europay, Mastercard, Visa) technology and how it can be used to defend against fraud. The presentation will encompass everything from regulation, equipment, fraud, and cost analysis.

Tuesday, April 4th
Room Lone Star B
8:30am – 9:45am
Intermediate – FP&A Renewal Credit

Kevin Stibora, Treasury Director, Hewlett Packard
Scott Wachs, Executive Director, Global Head of Product, Morgan Stanley

Session Description

The final phase of SEC Money Market Fund Reform went live in October, 2016. Leading up to this event and beyond, institutional cash investors have been facing a number of new challenges investing and diversifying their cash holdings in the short-term space. As a result of these reforms, there was a significant migration of assets out of Prime Money Market Funds and into Government Money Market Funds and alternative short-term cash investment products.

This session will explore the enduring impact money market fund reform has had on the short term markets. It will also examine the evolution of products and investor reaction to these new products and features.   The question “where did all the assets from prime money market funds end up?” will be answered.

Industry practitioners will participate by providing their perspectives on how they been impacted by the new landscape for short term investing, what are they are doing differently now and has their approach to cash segmentation changed.

The presentation will educate participants about the shifting market landscape, how investment offerings have been evolving and how the cash investor is adapting their investment strategy.

Tuesday, April 4th
Room Lone Star C
8:30am – 9:45am

Rebecca Libourel, US Treasurer, INEOS
Mohan Murali, President & CEO, Axletree Solutions

Session Description

Outsourcing to the cloud is becoming an accepted option across several vertical industries since there is scope for cost savings, better service levels and much more. However, is it secure enough for your company? This session covers the security factors that need to be covered when planning to adopt a cloud (Hosted, ASP, SaaS) solution for any application.

Tuesday, April 4th
Room 310
8:30am – 9:45am
Intermediate – FP&A Renewal Credit

Cynthia Newton, CPA, System Director of Banking Operations, Baylor, Scott & White Health
Tim Phillips, Deputy Head, Healthcare, BNY Mellon

Session Description

As today’s healthcare payment environment grows in complexity, with ever-evolving technology options and service expectations, effectively managing your receivables collection process is a necessary core competency for healthcare providers. The continued emphasis on moving from paper Explanation of Benefits/Explanation of Payments (EOB/EOP) receipt/processing to Electronic Remittance Advice (ERA) handling is enabling providers to more effectively control cost, reduce days sales outstanding (DSO) and risk, and simplify administrative tasks. However, challenges for payers remain, including the need for organizations to split claim payments across multiple billing systems for posting/reconciliation.

This roundtable discussion will focus on how healthcare practitioners are working with banking and technology partners to implement new services designed to drive operational efficiency by reducing manual processing, reconciliation and errors, and efficiently delivering data and images to staff for payment services. Areas of focus include:

  • Investing in billing and revenue-cycle technologies to support evolving business practices
  • Integrating these technologies with banking, software and service partners
  • Overcoming implementation challenges including payment security, rapidly evolving technology and compliance
  • Implementing efficient payer payment infrastructures and servicing models and strategies, such as:
    • Continuing to move payers from paper EOBs/EOPs to ERAs
    • Creating manufactured 835s from remaining paper EOBs and EOPs
  • Automating the claims splitting and cash reconciliation process when a payment for a single ERA or EOB has to be applied to more than one healthcare billing system
  • Leveraging technology for interrogating and routing general correspondence for processing and disposition

Tuesday, April 4th
Room 301
8:30am – 9:45am

Tyrone Gant, CTP, 1st Vice President, Sales Manager, Colorado Business Bank
Dubos Masson, Ph.D, CTP, CertICM, President, The Treasury Academy

Session Description

  • ETM5-Ch 14: Cash Forecasting
  • ETM5-Ch 16: Operational Risk Management
  • ETM5-Ch 17: Financial Risk Management

This session begins with a detailed discussion of cash forecasting, focusing on the calculations involved in this area. The session continues with a general overview of risk management in treasury, including concepts such as financial risk, operational risk and enterprise risk management. The session concludes with coverage of the use of financial derivatives such as forwards, futures, options and swaps in the area of financial risk management. The focus is on how companies use these instruments to hedge their exposures in various areas and markets.

Note: For maximum benefit of material, the presenters of the CTP session request doors to close 10 minutes after the session begins.

Tuesday, April 4th
Room 303
8:30am – 9:45am

Dr. Matthew Hill, CMA, CTP, FP&A, Director, Arkansas State University Center for Treasury and Financial Analytics

Session Description

This is the first of two sessions on key cost accounting topics. Specific topics covered in this session include a review of:

  • Cost-volume profit analysis via graphs and financial models
  • Break-even analysis
  • Calculation and interpretation of degree of operating leverage


NOTE: Session Handouts available where indicated

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