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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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Nov 30, 2017

The treasury management system sector is a classic mature, rapidly consolidating market. Yet today's guest on AFP Conversations, Bob Stark, has not only survived but thrived. Stark, vice president of strategy with Kyriba, offered career advice on staying professionally relevant as well as his perspective on the state of corporate treasury... and the NHL.

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Nov 27, 2017

It’s harder than ever to navigate your career. There are new ways to look for jobs, constant pressure to learn new skills and roles, and now there’s a real chance your job will be outsourced to a robot.

Today's AFP Conversations guest, Nicole Meyer, can help. Meyer is the founder and managing partner with The Meyer Partnership, a search and advisory firm for global financial services. She believes networking is key to getting ahead and getting a new job.

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Nov 16, 2017

The last time Rana Foroohar visited AFP Conversations she talked about the financialization of America. Now she's turned her attention to Silicon Valley.

In today's episode, Foroohar, a CNN analyst and Financial Times columnist, discusses the intersection of business and government. She wonders whether companies like Facebook and Google are more powerful than countries, and what that means for business and government in the future.

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Nov 9, 2017

In today's episode of AFP Conversations, host Ira Apfel talks to Mohan Murali, president of Axletree Solutions, for his perspective on treasury technology – where it’s been, where it’s headed, and the challenges treasurers face. Murali has worked in the corporate treasury space for nearly 13 years so he’s seen plenty of change. Cloud services and security are particularly hot topics, Murali says.

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Nov 6, 2017

Can business have a higher purpose than profits and revenues?

Should business have a higher purpose than profits and revenues?

Michael Jacobs thinks about these two questions for a living. A professor at Kenan-Flagler Business School at the University of North Carolina Chapel Hill, spoke with AFP Conversations host Ira Apfel about corporate governance, business with a higher purpose, and how treasury and finance fits into this equation.

Jacobs is the author of “Short-Term America” and has written for the Harvard Business Review, The New York Times, The Wall Street Journal, and other publications.

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Nov 2, 2017

In the payments space there’s so much attention paid to the next big technology that treasury and finance professionals can easily overlook something they already have—data. Anand Goel doesn’t want to discourage corporates from trying new technology; he just wants to make sure they leverage the information they already have on hand. He spoke at AFP 2017 on leveraging payment analytics to reduce costs and is a recognized industry expert on the topic.

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