Session 14 | Texpo Conference
AI: The Evolution of Treasury Impact (I) (F)
- John Melvin, Vice President - Working Capital Consultant, U.S. Bank
- Chris Stang, Senior Director, Howard Hughes
Friday, September 4th
1:30pm - 2:30pm
When the movie Terminator was released in 1984, AI was just a dream for some and a reality for the characters. Today AI continues to evolve into a useful tool within the treasury space. Whether it is with AP / AR automation, predictive analytics or fraud mitigation, AI is changing today’s landscape. Let’s discuss today’s impact along with what the future holds.
John Melvin does more than just advise clients and prospects on credits and debits. With more than twenty-five years of treasury management experience, john provides strategic leadership, business process re-engineering, change management expertise and thought leadership to numerous industry segments facilitating significant costs savings and liquidity impact. John also works with our payments innovation lab to enhance and revolutionize payment and data streams. Through agile discussions, clients and prospects are engaged to reform the end user experience. John has published numerous articles regarding payment strategies and operational enhancements for receivables, payables and liquidity management. He has also presented at several regional and national AFP conferences.
Chris Stang is Senior Director, Business Process Optimization for The Howard Hughes Corporation. In this role, he is responsible for driving process efficiencies and automation within the organization through the use of technology. His past projects have focused on developing and implementing processes that have created value for the Treasury and Accounting functions. Chris has a B.S. in Finance from Miami University.
Paving the Way for the Future of Pay (I)
- George Mavrantzas, VP of Strategy & Thought Leadership, ADP
- Martin Armstrong, CPP, VP, Payroll Shared Services, Charter
- Steve Byrnes, Sr. Director Prepaid Payment Solutions, Visa
Friday, September 4th
1:30pm - 2:30pm
As consumer behaviors continue to change and evolve, so too do the needs of employees when it comes to how they are paid and what they expect from employers in support of their financial wellness. Often when it comes to adopting new methods of pay for employees, the biggest hurdle isn’t technology or culture—it’s navigating the complexities of federal and state compliance. With the federal government and 50 states each dictating their own (sometimes conflicting) requirements, it can be challenging for to best serve the needs of their employees, while mitigating compliance risk.
Join our panel discussion, including thought leaders and industry experts from ADP, Visa and Charter Communications, to explore insights on the future of pay and best practices to navigate federal and state compliance complexities. Learn how your company can leverage pay as a competitive advantage when recruiting the next generation of workers, while mitigating compliance risk.
- Learn how different generational cohorts value flexibility and choice in pay
- Discover the range of pay options available related to employee and employer priorities
- Gain perspective on the pay card federal and state compliance challenges and best practices
- Be able to align pay and pay card strategies with talent recruiting and retention objectives.
George Mavratzas is a seasoned payments executive with over two decades in the prepaid industry with the last 16 years specifically in payments. Prior to ADP, George held several executive and senior level positions at firms including Global Cash Card, rapid! PayCard, Incomm, ITC Financial Services, T-Mobile, and Powertel. He has worked in all facets of prepaid and payment operations including but not limited to: Executive Management, Business Development, Project Management, Customer Service, Implementation, Relationship & Account Management, Thought Leadership and Social Media Expansion. As Vice President of Strategy and Thought Leadership at ADP, George is a member of the Wage Payments Executive team. He devises and executes strategic decisions for the business & delivers thought leadership and on-site presentations. George is a recognized expert and prolific speaker in the payments industry, and he is invited to speak at over 50 industry conferences a year to educate professionals on the ever changing payments landscape & benefits of electronic pay. George is a graduate of the University of North Florida and resides in Jacksonville, Florida.
Dr. Martin Armstrong is the Vice President of Payroll Shared Services for Charter Communications. Charter Communications serves more than 25 million customers in 41 states, has 36 operating divisions, and pays more than 90,000 employees. He has 30 years of accounting experience and has held positions as a Senior Accountant, Internal Auditor, Tax Manager, Payroll Manager, and Payroll Director. He also has extensive training in management, benchmarking, process improvement, change management, best practices, strategic tax planning, and mergers & acquisitions. Martin has been a Certified Payroll Professional (CPP) since 1990, holds an undergraduate degree in Business Administration from the University of Phoenix, a MBA degree from the University of Maryland University College (UMUC), and a Doctor of Business Administration (DBA) degree from Argosy University.
Steve Byrnes is a Business Development Sales Executive for Visa. He is responsible for developing and executing the sales strategy for emerging payments which includes Visa prepaid solutions for both financial institutions and program manager partners. He has 10 years of experience in the prepaid vertical. Prior to joining Visa in 2011, he worked for two Visa prepaid partners in their national sales and business development organizations.
CTP – LT Investing & Cap Structure (B)
- Dubos Masson, Ph.D, CTP, CertICM, President, The Treasury Academy
- Tyrone Gant, CTP, SVP, Director of Treasury Management, Vector Bank
Friday, September 4th
1:30pm - 2:30pm
This session will cover the topics of long term investments and their management, including both fixed income (bonds/debt) and equity (stock) types of investments. The session continues with a discussion of the capital structure of a company, the long-term costs of capital and the dividend policy decision.
D.J. Masson, Ph.D., is President of The Treasury Academy, a training and consulting firm specializing in treasury management, international finance, business forecasting, and risk management. Over the past 25 years, D.J. has provided business and financial consulting and training services to a wide variety of corporations, financial institutions, and not-for-profit organizations in the U.S., Canada, and abroad. He is currently an Associate Clinical Professor of Finance at Indiana University’s Kelly School of Business and is a trainer and curriculum developer for programs with Association for Financial Professionals (AFP), GT News and Association of Corporate Treasurers (ACT) in the U.K, and Citibank’s Global Transactions Services unit. D.J. has extensive experience in developing curriculum for a wide range of teaching and training environments, both residential and on-line. He has developed classes and taught at all levels of higher education: undergraduate, MBA, Executive MBA, and in-house, custom-designed courses. D.J. has worked with professional associations to develop workshop, training materials, and certification programs in the areas of Treasury Management, Credit Management, Global Cash Management, Financial Forecasting, Commercial Banking, and Risk Management. D. J.’s educational background includes a B.A. in Business from the University of New Orleans and an MBA and Ph.D. in Finance from Indiana University. D.J. earned his Certified Cash Manager (CCM/CTP) credential in 1988. D.J. also earned the Cert ICM, an international cash management certification, from the Association of Corporate Treasurers (ACT) in the UK in 1999.
Tyrone Gant, CTP, is the Director of Treasury Management for Vectra Bank Colorado, a division of Zions Bancorporation. Tyrone is a results oriented financial professional with 25 plus years’ experience in the banking industry including leading and executing growth and sales strategies, new business development and treasury management consulting.
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