October 21-22, 2020   |  Digital Conference


THE MOST CRITICAL IMPERATIVE TO SURVIVING & THRIVING 

While effective cash management has always been the backbone to financial success, the global pandemic has created a ‘burning platform’ that is driving urgent improvement in SSO and GBS Organizations financial performance. 

According to SSON’s latest COVID-19 survey, respondents’ saw a 30% decline in collections and uptick in cost of operations and service delivery gaps as well as, of course, supply chain. It is all about money in hand

Through optimized A/R processes, smart forecasting, improved supplier management and negotiation, cybersecurity prevention, and effective management and automation of the entire order-to-cash cycle, companies will be well positioned to quickly improve their working capital and rebound from the disruption.

Introducing our Industry Leading Speakers...


Day One, Wednesday, October 21, 2020

9:00 AM – 9:45 AM EST / 2:00 PM – 2:45 PM BST
KEYNOTE: INTELLIGENT CASH MANAGEMENT: BUILDING A CASH WAR ROOM TO MANAGE CRITICAL DECISIONS 
Cash is critical enough to warrant its own defense strategy. That, at least, is how some leading organizations have approached the   collections challenge they’ve experienced since January. Join the session to find out how to build your own “cash war room” to   protect cash, who to partner with in-house, how to clarify your objectives, and the most effective defense strategies.
Speakers: 
Ravindra Rao, Senior Director, Supplier Experience, T&E & CIO Northern Europe, Mondelēz International
Caroline Basyn, Global CIO & GBS Officer, Mondelēz International


10:00 AM – 10:45 AM EST / 3:00 PM – 3:45 PM BST
ORDER TO CASH IGNITED: 5 WAYS TO SPEED UP THE PROCESS AND IMPROVE CASH FLOW 
Every organization needs access to timely cash flow but it matters more now than ever. CFOs and business leaders face unprecedented economic uncertainty and supply chain disruption, and at the same time, the disruption of SSOs with remote working is adding to the impact. During this session we focus on the enabling technologies and pragmatic steps SSOs must take to improve the order-to-cash processes and stay ahead of the new abnormal.

Attend this session and learn how to:
  • Leverage the power of AI, analytics, automation and digital platforms to improve cash flow
  • Adopt a digital approach to improve the remote working capabilities for A/R teams
  • Anticipate future shocks by developing a robust risk management approach to cash management
Speakers:
Carl-Philip Koenen, Global Head Order to Cash International, Bayer
Rob Bullen, Head of Global Order to Cash, Bayer
 

11:00 AM – 11:45 AM EST / 4:00 PM– 4:45 PM BST
LEVERAGING DIGITAL TECHNOLOGY TO ACCELERATE CASH FLOW IN TIMES OF CRISIS 
With ever-increasing collections volumes, manual processes, disparate systems and the possibility of an economic slowdown due to COVID-19, it’s more important than ever to improve cash flow and manage collections and credit risk. But for many shared service centers, this will require a significant shift in focus towards modernizing credit-to-cash with strong policies, processes and the latest in digital technology. Attend this session to hear how CDK Global is tackling these issues head on along with improving customer experience with disputes
Speakers:
Kirti Talwar, Senior Director, Finance Shared Services, CDK Global, LLC
Keith Cowart, Senior Product Marketing Manager, FIS



Day Two, Thursday, October 22, 2020  

9:00 AM – 9:45 AM EST / 2:00 PM – 2:45 PM BST
KEYNOTE: USING INTELLIGENT TECH TO CUT COSTS, SECURE CASH AND REDUCE DSO
Andrea Baker from satellite firm Inmarsat discusses how she used automation and AI technology to transform her global collection operations and professionalise her credit team. Rob Harvey of A/R technology specialists Sidetrade will explain how packaged AI delivers rapid ROI in global cash management.
Attend this session and learn:
• How automation technologies benefit organizations
• How digital automation in collections delivers predictable ROI
• How ‘off-the-shelf’ AI systems can deliver rapid success and help companies adapt during a crisis

Rob Harvey, Chief Product Officer, Sidetrade
Andrea Baker, Director Global Credit Management, Inmarsat

10:00 AM – 10:45 AM EST / 3:00 PM – 3:45 PM BST
PANEL DISCUSSION: COMMUNICATION & CREATING A 'CASH IS KING' CULTURE THROUGHOUT THE ORGANIZATION
As a finance professional you know “Cash is King” but what about the rest of your organisation? Opportunities to gain or leak cash exist across sales, procurement, operations, risk and even HR (as well as finance) so it is vital your organisation understands what to look for and how they can assist in driving better cash management. This session discusses this, including:
• Creating a better cash culture and awareness through training
• Top tips for better supplier and customer management that’s sustainable long-term
• Key challenges to watch out for

Panelists:
Craig Simpkins, Director, Finance Integration & Transformation - Global Products, Johnson Controls
Dave DeFreitas, Controller - North America & CFO Mining & Power Finance, Caterpillar

11:00 AM – 11:44 AM EST / 4:00 PM – 4:45 PM BST
WHIRLPOOL CASE STUDY: DRIVING AI POWERED AUTOMATION WITHIN AR SHARED SERVICES
In the last 6 months AR and cash management have become key focus areas for shared service leaders, and rightly so! Having a robust, technologically enabled O2C process has proven not only more reliable during a crisis, but better able to drive much needed cash and savings. In this session Whirlpool’s Bill-to-Cash and P2P Process Owner talks through their recent transformation, including:

· AI powered automation of the AR process
· Disrupting AR to drive revenue and create savings
· Examining Whirlpool’s transformation: Plans, execution challenges and benefits realized
Hyusein Arabadshiev, Process Owner BTC and PTP, KPI Reporting, Systems and RPA Lead, Whirlpool  
Elaine Nowak, Director of Product Manager, High Radius  

Featured Speakers

How do I join the online conference?

Register above using the form and your login will be emailed to you a week before the event. Your session access links and final agenda will be emailed to you one week prior to the conference.

How much does it cost to attend?

The Cash Management Digital Summit is completely free to attend.

Where is it located?

This is an online conference, which means that it can be accessed anywhere in the world through a desktop, laptop, mobile device or tablet.  Audio and presentation viewing is accessed through an internet connection.

Can I access the slides post-event?

All presentations will be available after the conference via the on-demand recording link.   When presenters have also approved for their slides to be available for download they will be made available in the Resource List folder inside the session and also in the digital gift bag post-event.