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Expert voices podcast series

EPISODE 1

Corporate treasury in the digital age

The transformational impact that technology is having on financial services is there for all to see. For corporate treasury departments, this is creating a multitude of exciting new opportunities to optimise how they operate and add further value to their organisations.

In this, the first episode of our Expert Voices podcast series, we speak to Dr Andrei Kirilenko, Director of the Centre for Global Finance and Technology at the Imperial College Business School, Zac Nesper, Assistant Treasurer at HP, and Michael Spiegel, Head of Cash Management and the Regional Head of Global Transaction Banking Germany at Deutsche Bank, to analyse the key technology trends impacting corporate treasurers. We also discover how treasury can harness the potential of new technology and drive greater value across the organisation.

Expert voices:

Dr Andrei Kirilenko
Director of the Centre for Global Finance and Technology, the Imperial College Business School

Zac Nesper
Assistant Treasurer, HP

Michael Spiegel
Head of Cash Management and the Regional Head of Global Transaction Banking Germany, Deutsche Bank

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EPISODE 2

Treasury in a real-time world

The world of commerce is becoming real-time, as instant payment mechanisms emerge around the world. This is having a profound impact on how businesses operate and serve customers who expect a user-friendly and seamless experience when pruchasing goods or services. Corporate treasury is at the heart of this and has a crucial role to play in ensuring that the business can function smoothly in a real-time world.

In this, the second episode of our Expert Voices podcast series, we speak to Jonas Hedman, Associate Professor, Copenhagen Business School, Carola Schmitz-Becker, Vice President Corporate Treasury at Deutsche Post DHL, and Lothar Meenen, Global Head of Corporate Cash Management Sales, GTB Cash Lending, CBNL for Cash Management, Deutsche Bank, to understand how real-time payments are impacting treasury departments. We also ask whether a truly real-time treasury ecosystem can be created using the technology that is available today and the effect this might have on cash and liquidity management.

Expert voices:

Jonas Hedman
Associate Professor, Copenhagen Business School

Carola Schmitz-Becker
Vice President Corporate Treasury, Deutsche Post DHL

Lothar Meenen
Global Head of Corporate Cash Management Sales, GTB Cash Lending, CBNL for Cash Management, Deutsche Bank

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EPISODE 3

Cyber-security: the challenges for treasurers

In this the third episode of our Expert Voices podcast series we look at cyber-security, undoubtedly one of the biggest challenges faced by corporates and financial services firms. We tap into academic expertise in the field and find out how treasurers view the challenge of cyber-security and the strategies they are employing to protect their organisations against cybercrime and online fraud.

Expert voices:

James Ho
Regional Treasury Manager, Goodyear Orient Co Pte Ltd

Professor Kwok Yan Lam
Professor of Computer Science, School of Computer Science and Engineering, Nanyang Technological University

Suman Chaki
Managing Director, Regional Head of Cash Management – Corporates, APAC

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