If you have listened to any discussions about generational issues at work, then you have undoubtedly been told there are four distinct generations operating side-by-side in today’s working world. You have then been told the differences between those four generations, and that you need to just deal with all these different people, because they are not going away and they are not going to change how they operate. However, if you have ever been frustrated by how impossible it seems to employ four different strategies to manage four distinct generations, and if you have ever felt like you are the only one who is being asked to make any changes, then “Us Vs. Them” is exactly what you need, because there really are not four generations. In this hysterical presentation, you will learn a simpler way of looking at your own generational picture, and you will also learn how to understand, recognize, and resolve every generational issue facing today’s workforce.
This keynote session will dissect the latest economic trends–from trade dynamics to labor market fluctuations, inflationary pressures, to the future of the economic expansion. James Glassman will also provide relevant, timely insights on the world around us-all with a focus on breaking through the noise to understand today’s business environment challenges.
Plumbing the depths of the seemingly infinite sea of spreadsheets is still a known task in treasury, although the negative consequences are common knowledge among business departments. The processes involved are manual, time-consuming, and treasury & finance teams frequently struggle to obtain the information they need from other departments. Luckily, the AI revolution comes with a myriad of benefits. Technology doesn’t suffer from some of the dilemmas humans may face in finance which could affect people’s ability to make good decisions: computers do not need vacations or sleep, they are less biased and can do the job more precise. These are obstacles in which AI, in comparison to managing spreadsheets manually, can excel.
By implementing solutions that utilize big data and artificial intelligence technology, companies can effectively gain better insights into their Cash forecasting without having to go through this continuous labor-intensive process. Integrating business data on your cash flows can have the potential to unlock more cash than ever. Moreover, the AI-powered Cash forecasting accumulates its full power and reveals its grander purpose after a certain period of time. By collecting previous data and comparing numerous simulations it continuously improves, creating new simulations and revealing hidden patterns. By looking into more complex patterns, it allows for creating data analysis to a higher degree of quality than ever before. Eventually helping treasury and finance departments quickly obtain and present a single and accurate version of the truth.
Enhancing technology to optimize treasury processes, controls and reporting is now an essential treasury requirement rather than an optional commodity. A TMS selection and implementation is a risky undertaking! But Corporates demand − and in some cases, are required to have − current, global financial information with sophisticated analytics and intuitive reporting.
We will describe the common stumbling blocks for a technology initiative, and will provide strategies to successfully mitigate the traps that can cause delays, overruns or both. We’ll specifically discuss:
Tim McNamara of Dell/EMC will describe their TMS implementation and ongoing automation of their Treasury operations to achieve maximum efficiency and controls in their operations.
This will be an interactive session engaging the audience in discussion of their specific issues and questions.
Cybersecurity threats are constantly changing and staying ahead of them can be overwhelming. The National Institute of Standards and Technology (NIST) Cybersecurity Framework (CSF) is a solid foundation for building business practices that enable early detection and effective response to cyberattacks. Audience participation during this session will simulate how business practices built on NIST CSF can impact your organization’s ability to respond to this risk.
While banking institutions are heavily regulated by governments to prevent money laundering, financial crime, and other risks associated with money management, fintechs are a major legislative blindspot. This has allowed bad actors to take advantage of these gaps to creatively avoid the prying eyes of law enforcement and involve fintechs in their nefarious deeds, either wittingly or unwittingly. Bernard Beck, former Royal Canadian Mounted Police financial crimes investigator and current Chief Compliance Officer for AscendantFX Capital, will outline the issues with current compliance regulations and legislation, and provide suggestions to improve these countermeasures to financial crime. Furthermore, he will outline how this legislation, counter to popular belief, can encourage more fair competition in the industry while driving greater growth, fostering trust, and protecting clients.
Attendees will learn the dangers of lax legislation of fintechs, how to protect your organization, and how to implement compliance best-practices.
There are massive shifts in technology, and this is impacting treasury. These changes matter to your company and your career. This session will cover some of the major shifts happening that matter to treasury (ERP in the cloud, AI/ML, XML, RPA, API, automated cyberfraud) and help attendees know what to think and what to do. These changes require a different technology architecture and represent some risks and great opportunities.
Attendees will understand:
Explore and learn from Arcosa’s Assistant Treasurer and a Corporate Treasury Consultant on how they partnered to establish a sustainable and scalable treasury and payables structure at Arcosa that improves Working Capital and supports continued organic and inorganic growth. The discussion will also focus on the collaboration between Arcosa headquarters and business units to achieve operational excellence and a nimble technology infrastructure.
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