AFP Conversations

Ira Apfel interviews corporate treasury and finance executives about their latest challenges and insights. Topics include blockchain, fintech, cybersecurity, payments, risk, FP&A, career development, and more.
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Jan 26, 2017

Christopher Mager has a very interesting new job -- and a challenging one. He's the head of BNY Mellon's new Global Innovation Group for Treasury Services Business. 

Mager is in charge of helping BNY Mellon keep up with the frantic pace of change in payments, so he is overseeing his institution's faster payments initiatives, its real-time payments innovation and, yes, blockchain and distributed ledgers. Mager also talked about the challenging regulatory landscape, and what treasury and finance professionals really want from fintech innovation.

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Jan 19, 2017

What do you do if you suffer a very public failure? How can you re-start your career? 

Catherine Hoke can help.

Hoke knows about being a long shot. As the first female wrestler on her high school boys’ team, she owns the school record for getting pinned the most and fastest. Years later, she suffered a very public humiliation in her career -- yet she came back stronger than ever.

In this short, but sweet, AFP Conversations episode, Catherine Hoke, founder of Defy Ventures, a national nonprofit that equips former drug dealers and gang members to start legal businesses, producing a 3% recidivism rate, explains what you need to do rebound from failure. 

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Jan 12, 2017

Your dashboard should be more than a few charts – it should tell a story. In this AFP Conversation host Ira Apfel spoke with data visualization expert Catherine Madden, who mapped several sessions at the 2016 AFP Annual Conference.

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Jan 3, 2017

New year, new job? The best way to find your next career opportunity is by presenting at an industry event. Aurora Gregory explains how treasury and finance professionals can become thought leaders by presenting at AFP San Diego and other conferences.

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