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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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Mar 29, 2018

What was happening in July 2016? Brexit. ISIS. And Pokemon Go, for that matter. Here's what else occurred in July 2016: AFP Conversations published its first episode -- and today we taped our 100th episode! 

To celebrate, the first guest from Episode No. 1 returns: Anthony Scaglione, executive vice president and chief financial officer of ABM Industries, a publicly-traded, Fortune 500 company. We’ll get his perspective on what’s changed since then.

(Spoiler alert: Plenty!) 

Mar 22, 2018

There’s no question that fintech will disrupt treasury and finance, right? According to Eric Rosenbach, there are three significant challenges that need to be overcome before mass adoption does occur. A former Pentagon Chief of Staff and Assistant Secretary of Defense, for six years Rosenbach led the Department of Defense on cyber issues, including during high-profile attacks on the United States by Iran and North Korea. He’s also a former Army intelligence officer and commander of a telecommunications intelligence unit, serving in Bosnia and Kosovo.

Rosenbach will be the keynote speaker at Breakthrough Treasury and Finance this May in Nashville. Learn more at AFPonline.org/Breakthrough.

Mar 15, 2018

Philip Peck is passionate about two things: FP&A and finance transformation. Peck, a vice president with the Peloton Group, tells AFP Conversations host Ira Apfel why finance transformation is so important to organizations today, and he discusses the latest trends in FP&A, enterprise performance management, and business intelligence.

Peck will lead a session on FP&A and finance transformation at www.FinNext.org, March 18-20 in San Francisco.

Mar 8, 2018

Darrell West has been researching technological disruption since he founded the Center for Technology Innovation at The Brookings Institution in 2010. West is concerned that our current governing processes are too deliberate and incremental to keep pace with today's rapid technological change. West spoke to AFP Conversations about his book, Megachange, and the implications of his research on corporate treasury and finance.

Download more AFP Conversations at AFPOnline.org/Conversations.

Mar 1, 2018

Chris Ortega does financial planning and analysis for Emarsys North America, but he's increasingly interested in artificial intelligence. In this episode of AFP Conversations, Ortega discusses the future of FP&A and AI, why FP&A may be late adopters of this new technology, and the lessons he's learned on his journey from accounting to finance and employee to leader.

Ortega will lead a session about AI and FP&A at www.FinNext.org, March 18-20 in San Francisco.

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