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
CASH UNDER ATTACK? CREATING A CYBER RISK-AWARE SSO 
Cash is precious, and managing it effectively is the responsibility of finance executives. One of the threats to optimized cash management is the constant potential for cyber-crime. Never has this invisible enemy been so threatening, nor a partnership with IT so imperative. In addition, with much of the transactional element of finance outsourced, ensuring third parties have themselves instituted watertight processes is a prerequisite for partnership. But how to determine where these weaknesses are? By the time you find out it is too late.

Attend this session and learn how to:
  • Leverage the latest on data analytics, technology prevention, and artificial intelligence-driven insights to help close the gap on cyberattacks that threaten your cash
  • Partner more effectively with IT to protect cash management and increase controls

12:00 PM – 12:45 PM ET / 5:00 PM – 5:45 PM BST
MANAGING WORKING CAPITAL AT THE SPEED OF CHANGE 
Working capital determines your organization’s ability to act on new opportunities as they present themselves. Your job, therefore, is to ensure optimal levels of liquidity to fund growth, innovations, and investments. The management of working capital involves managing inventories, accounts receivable, accounts payable, and cash. More than simply enabling process flows, shared services today are focused on eliminating inefficiencies, connecting data sets, and driving speed alongside reliability. A modern approach controls working capital through a cockpit-like set of levers.

Attend this session and learn how to:
  • Optimize working capital through state-of-the-art methodologies and tools
  • Combine automated processes with real time data analytics, including predictive elements, to control and optimize future working capital


Day Two, Thursday, October 22, 2020  

9:00 AM – 9:45 AM EST / 2:00 PM – 2:45 PM BST
KEYNOTE: AI, RPA AND THE BOTTOM LINE: DIGITIZE YOUR PROCESS AND GET PAID FASTER
Organizations are feeling the heat and looking for technology to streamline workflows, improve accuracy and get work done faster - delays cost money! Leveraging AI and RPA in the A/R process not only saves SSOS the time, space and money, but it enables a better employee experience by freeing up time to work on more innovative and strategic work.

Attend this session and learn how to:
  • Uncover the many benefits which automation technologies have given to organizations
  • Adopt digital automation to bring the speed you need to invoicing and collection
  • Turn the time saved through automation into revenue generating activity

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
IMPLEMENTING & IMPROVING SUPPLIER MANAGEMENT AT SPEED  
When adopting supplier management best practices in times of unprecedented crisis, speed is the most critical implementation factor.  Almost overnight, the world saw supply chains and suppliers disrupted to an extent never seen before, meaning levels of supplier management had to increase – and you may believe your organization has adapted well to the changing requirements, but how many of your suppliers would class your business as leaders in this area?

Attend this session and learn how to:
  • Implement flexibility and innovation to your supplier management methodology
  • Understand the totality of your supply chain and consider in the longer term how you will operate in the ‘new normal’

12:00 PM – 12:45 PM EST / 5:00 PM – 5:45 PM BST
ALL ON THE SAME PAGE? CHANGING TERMS AND CONTRACT NEGOTIATIONS
Turbulent economic climates can have a significant impact on how parties view and negotiate contractual provisions, particularly those provisions that could potentially excuse or toll performance, or terminate an agreement. Given the uncertainty of the impact on businesses and industries, it is important to consider how such provisions could affect existing or future agreements. Indeed, knowing when a party’s performance may be excused or modified can help to avoid a material breach of contract or, alternatively, to know when litigation against a non-performing party is appropriate.

Attend this session and learn how to: 
  • Deliver clear communication to ensure parties understand respective contractual obligations are going forward
  • Ensure the continuity of strong customer/supplier relationships and preventing negotiation breakdowns

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.