The annual AFP Conference will be here before you know it. With so many great sessions to attend and exhibitors to visit your schedule is sure to be full. Here are a few sessions that represent some of the current trends happening in Treasury services. These session cover the emerging trends we see in Receivables Automation, Use of Artificial Intelligence and Robotics, and the ever expanding use of Blockchain technology.

Imagine a World with No Payment Exceptions: It’s Here Today

Monday 1:45 PM – Payments Track
Exceptions processing is the bane of any treasury professional’s existence. With more and more payment options available, exceptions are on the rise, creating a reconciliation nightmare for corporate treasury professionals. In this panel discussion, treasury experts examine: new managed receivables, statement printing and presentment solutions that promise to completely eliminate exceptions through receivables matching technology and how these digital solutions match payments back to the original invoice, facilitating straight-through processing.
Christine Barry, Research Director, Aite Group, LLC
Tom Berdan, Chief Marketing Officer, DadeSystems
Matt Jarboe, Vice President – Channel Product Development, Fifth Third Bank
Tonya Butler, A/R Manager, Gordon Food Service

How to Successfully Incorporate Robotics into Your Treasury

Tuesday 10:30 AM – Treasury Management Track
Robotics process automation (RPA) sounds great in theory, but as much as 50 percent of initial RPA projects fail. So, where do you begin and how do you ensure your project is successful? The treasury department of American Express successfully incorporated robotics into their processes. American Express’ journey has always been an employee productivity exercise, giving the team an endless array of possibilities across the business.
McKay Colton, Vice President, Payment Strategies – Global Treasury, American Express Company

Fintech’s Biggest Impacts Courtesy of Blockchain Cryptocurrencies and AI

Wednesday 9:45 AM Spotlight
While a rising technological tide may lift all finance boats, a lack of understanding of today’s technology implications could drown your organization. To be successful, treasury and finance professionals must understand and navigate a host of disruptive Fintech that will impact their industries – especially technologies based on blockchain and artificial intelligence.
Bill Carmody, Speaker, Author, Leadership Coach
Dan Carmody, CTP, Executive Director, TreaSolution