Date: May 31, 2018

The New Essentials: Big Data, Biometrics, and Everything in Between (A)(F)

Session Description

Accept a payment from your customer’s car, no swipe needed. Scan your eye instead of entering a PIN. Use Big Data to gain insights from your cash flows. Rapidly advancing technology is altering the way we do business, enabling us to increase convenience and relevance. Will it also make us smarter? From the Internet of Things to biometrics and more, we’ll discuss essential new technologies and how each fits into the treasury landscape.


Speaker Information

Ira Berk is a Vice President at SAP, leading the Platform & Industry Sales Programs team within SAP's Global HANA Center of Excellence. Ira joined SAP in 2008 with the acquisition of Business Objects, where he led the creation of the SAP BusinessObjects Edge series of Business Intelligence products for mid-market companies. He brings over 25 years of industry experience in commercial software and internal applications with industry leaders Intuit, UBS, Morgan Stanley, and Pfizer.

Ira graduated from MIT with a BS in computer science and engineering, and a Master's degree from the MIT Sloan School of Management.

Seth Marlowe is a Senior Vice President, Treasury Solutions Consultant and Treasury Insights Leader with Wells Fargo’s Treasury Product Solutions Consulting Group. He works with large corporate and middle market customers with specialization in retail, consumer products, industrial, financial services and fintech companies. Seth is widely known in the industry for his knowledge of treasury solutions, challenges and technology. He offers a unique perspective developed from 20+ years as a treasury practitioner and treasury technology analyst and consultant.


Seth joined Wells Fargo in 2010 as a migration consultant working with the bank’s most highly integrated Wachovia customers.  Prior to joining the bank, Seth was the head of product management for GE/GE Capital Corporate Treasury. He led GE’s global treasury workstation, bank connectivity and SWIFT efforts. Seth and his team were recipients of a 2009 Alexander Hamilton Award for treasury technology excellence.


Prior to GE, Seth was the Treasurer of Danone Waters of North America (Dannon/Evian) and was the Manager of Treasury Operations and Technology for PepsiCo. Seth began his career as a Systems Consultant with Ernst & Young.


Seth received an MBA/MIS from the State University of New York at Albany and a BA in Mathematics from the State University of New York at Binghamton. He is a CTP, CPCP (Certified Purchasing Card Professional) and AAP.  

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