Date: May 31, 2018

Treasury Maturity and the Impact of Exponential Technology (X)

Session Description

In today’s treasury, Risk Management, Cash & Liquidity Management, Corporate Financing and strong Governance and Controls have been the norm for the last 20-30 years. Of course with every 5 years in passing there’s a new focus which impacts corporate treasury. Today’s focus points for treasury are regulatory changes such as BEPS, IFRS9, ASC 815 and CECL, geo-political risks, cybercrime and exponential technology. But what’s going to impact corporate treasury tomorrow and beyond? And how will this impact materialize?

Zanders has created a whitepaper on the potential impact of exponential technology on corporate treasury and the evolution towards a next treasury maturity stage. In our presentation we will share our view on the future of treasury especially in the context of mega trends, such as big data & analytics, artificial intelligence, blockchain and APIs, and discuss if and how transformed & strategic treasuries will be impacted as these well publicized, global developments move from the drawing board to the mainstream corporate world.

Takeaway points are:

  • Update on today’s focus points for treasury, risk and finance
  • Explore what strategic treasury and treasury maturity really mean
  • Share best practices and our view on the future of corporate treasury.


Speaker Information

Keith Bergman is a Director at Zanders US where he is responsible for the corporate treasury, risk and finance practice. Prior to joining Zanders, he was the Founder and Managing Director at The Ledgewood Advisory Group. Keith has over 25 years’ experience working with multinational corporations domestically and abroad. He has advised in the areas of system review, selection and implementation as well as helped implement hedge accounting. Keith has been an International Treasury Accounting Controller for a $60B multinational corporation where he helped improve operational efficiencies, managed supply chain and debt finance accounting and oversaw the TMS application. 

Keith holds a BS degree in Accounting and a MBA degree in Finance.

David Mazzola is Vice President of Global Treasury Systems for QBE Insurance. He oversees the technology ecosystem within Treasury for all of QBE including system governance, vendor management, and a 24/5 shared services support team. David has been in Finance for over 12 years, working on both the banking and corporate side and has overseen multiple system implementations in Fund of Funds Custody Administration and Treasury. David has also managed global teams spanning New York, London, Sydney, and the Philippines. Most recently he completed a global implementation of a TMS with users in 11 countries.

David Mazzola holds a BA degree in Communications and a MBA in Global Management.

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