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Monday, April 24, 2017

Same Day ACH for Businesses

9:15 AM-10:00 AM | Room: Mutual of Omaha Bank Corporate Learning Center
Corporate Learning Center | Intermediate
 
 
Same Day ACH is a transformative development for businesses that can drive efficiencies and reduce costs in payables and receivables processes. Through discussion and dialogue, speakers explore Same Day ACH opportunities and preparation essentials for business and supporting providers for Procure to Pay/Payables, Order-to-Cash/Consumer Receivables and Hire-to-Retire processes.
 
Amy K. Morris
Senior Director, ACH Network Rules, NACHA - The Electronic Payments Association
 
Jeff Sesar
Chief Executive Officer, Zenith Information Systems, Inc.

Reducing ACH Risk for Businesses: An Interactive Discussion

10:15 AM-11:05 AM | Room: Mutual of Omaha Bank Corporate Learning Center
Corporate Learning Center | Intermediate
 
It is often apparent that a business’ finance team lacks a basic understanding of the risks specific to ACH payments with respect to accounts payable and accounts receivable processes. This includes things like knowing the systemic differences between a credit and debit ACH, as well risks specific to sending/collecting payments via the ACH Network. Not knowing the risks means that a business may not be utilizing the numerous risk reduction/mitigation options with respect to ACH processes, and, therefore, may have greater exposure to fraud, or may simply be at greater risk from negligence. The purpose of this roundtable is discuss risk scenarios specific to ACH payments in accounts payable/receivable processes, and to summarize recommended mitigation options for the planned development of educational materials.
 
Robert Unger, AAP
Senior Director, Product Management & Strategic Corporate Relations, NACHA - The Electronic Payments Association

Electronic Invoicing: A Key to Unlocking Electronic B2B Payments Follow Up Discussion

11:20 AM-12:10 PM | Room: Mutual of Omaha Bank Corporate Learning Center
Corporate Learning Center | Intermediate
 
Businesses strive to achieve straight-through-processing (STP) with their business-to-business (B2B) transactions, including the invoice, the payment and the remittance detail. Yet a major barrier to increasing electronic B2B payments is often paper invoices. In this session, attendees learn from corporate practitioners about the barriers they see to widespread electronic B2B payments adoption, why e-invoicing fosters greater business payment efficiency through STP, as well as how e-invoicing is rapidly evolving globally. Speakers also discuss how the Business Payments Coalition (formally the Remittance Coalition) is working to increase e-invoicing adoption in the U.S. This follow up discussion provides corporate attendees a chance to share their experiences and learn from their peers.
 
Guy Berg
VP, Payments, Standards & Outreach Group, Federal Reserve Bank of Minneapolis
 
Brad Boe
Director of Credit, Performance Food Group
 
Sandra Roth
Manager, Trade Financial Management, Johnson & Johnson

30 Successes in 30 Minutes

12:45 PM-1:15 PM | Room: Mutual of Omaha Bank Corporate Learning Center
Corporate Learning Center | Intermediate
 
This fast-paced exchange of ideas is designed to showcase the success stories of ACH for businesses in payables, receivables, risk reduction and treasury management. Join the session that’s all about offering a variety of resources, tips, and creativity for any vertical. Bring your own short story to share with your peers.
 
Moderator: Robert Unger, AAP
Senior Director, Product Management & Strategic Corporate Relations, NACHA - The Electronic Payments Association

What Do Corporates Need from Payments Providers?

1:25 PM-2:15 PM | Room: Mutual of Omaha Bank Corporate Learning Center
Corporate Learning Center | Intermediate
 
This interactive session turns the tables and provides corporate end-users across various verticals the opportunity to speak directly to solution providers. Panelists share their experiences with A/P and A/R processes and describe what they really need from providers to help meet their needs.
 
Moderators:
Raymond C. Vines, CTP
Treasury Director, Dean Foods Company
 
Kim Sipes, CTP
Director, Treasury, Duke Energy

Fact vs. Perception: Building Financial Health with Payroll Cards

3:45 PM-4:30 PM | Room: Mutual of Omaha Bank Corporate Learning Center
Corporate Learning Center | Intermediate
 
Payroll cards are typically high-quality products that can help employees build financial health. But the industry is beset by reputational and regulatory challenges. From New York to Hawaii, payroll cards are facing threats to their very existence. Just how much of this backlash is based in facts rather than perception? Join Thea Garon, Manager at the Center for Financial Services Innovation (CFSI), and a panel of industry experts to hear highlights from CFSI's recently released Payroll Industry Scorecard. Participants come away with an understanding of the current state of the payroll card industry, gain insight into opportunities for future industry growth and innovation, and have an opportunity to share their own insights into best practices for offering high-quality payroll solutions.
 
Moderator: Thea Garon
Senior Manager, Center for Financial Services Innovation
 
Kim Ford
Vice President of Global Government & Public Affairs, First Data
 
Jeff Johnson
SVP, Commercial Prepaid, NetSpend
 
Ed Wang
VP, US Corporate Prepaid Products, MasterCard Worldwide

Tuesday, April 25, 2017

Reducing Interchange Fees & ACH Costs from the End-User’s Perspective

9:30 AM-10:20 AM | Room: Mutual of Omaha Bank Corporate Learning Center
Corporate Learning Center | Intermediate
 
Join a discussion addressing what is available in merchant services for debit rails, Visa rails, and the reduction of interchange (IC) fees, as well as the  pros and cons of each – from one company’s experience. The speaker also addresses ACH service costs and how his company negotiated significant annual savings as they grew more than 10 percent each year with over one million ACH transactions and nearly 300,000 card transactions per month and arrangements with thousands of retailers across the country. The company details its complete experience in the retail industry from a corporate, consumer, and finance perspectives.
 
Stuart Eastman
Director, Treasury Management, Prog Leasing, LLC (DBA-Progressive Leasing)

Mike Rogers
Director, Business Development, EBPP, ACI Worldwide


Corporate Perspectives: The Implications of Faster Payments in the Digital Experience Follow Up Discussion

10:25 AM-11:15 AM | Room: Mutual of Omaha Bank Corporate Learning Center
Corporate Learning Center | Intermediate
 
The promise of faster payments is much more than a speedier payments infrastructure. It offers businesses the ability to enhance the digital experience for customers and trading partners. This session highlights corporate perspectives on the strategic benefits of payment modernization. Presenters evaluate applicable use cases and the impact to existing transaction volume, and discuss leveraging faster payments as a method of reducing friction in the digital customer experience. Panelists also engage in dialogue about risk concerns and their ideas on how to mitigate potential fraud. Most importantly, panelists discuss opportunities to innovate as well as challenges and potential barriers to adoption. This follow up discussion provides corporate attendees as chance to share their experiences and learn from their peers.
 
Matthew C. Davies, AAP, CPP, CTP
Assistant Vice President, Federal Reserve Bank of Dallas
 
Deborah Matthews Phillips, AAP
Managing Director, Payment Strategy, Jack Henry & Associates
 
Raymond C. Vines, CTP
Treasury Director, Dean Foods Company

Now We're Cooking with Gas! How an Energy Leader Unleashed the Power of Their ERP

11:20 AM-12:10 PM | Room: Mutual of Omaha Bank Corporate Learning Center
Corporate Learning Center | Intermediate
 
So how did this global treasury team get their ERP firing on all cylinders? Avangrid shares their proven approach to employing innovative technology and engaging strategic partners to transform their cash management operations. Hear how they leveraged SWIFT and ISO 20022 to automate and standardize their treasury processes, streamline connectivity across multiple banks and geographies and reduce operational risk with daily reconciliations. Attendees also gain a fresh perspective on the value of in-house cash (IHC) and payments-on-behalf-of (POBO) strategies. Avangrid also explains how they accelerated their daily cash positioning by 40 hours per month, shortened their accounting close by 5 days and eliminated 18 percent of their bank accounts. They will reveal lessons learned, offer advice for navigating the challenges of a large-scale project and discuss next steps for powering their solution globally.
 
Jim Jenkins
Manager, Back Office Finance, Avangrid Inc.
 
Alvaro Ortega
Cash Manager, Finance & Treasury, Avangrid Inc.
 
Adrienne Terpak
Vice President, TD Bank, N.A.

Corporate Power Hour

2:30 PM-3:30 PM | Room: Mutual of Omaha Bank Corporate Learning Center
Corporate Learning Center | Intermediate
 
Join this panel of end-users who examine the payments environment as it relates to the utility industry vertical. Panelists share their success stories during this open dialogue, allowing other verticals to learn from their experience powering payments.
 
Frank D'Amadeo
Assistant Treasurer, Consolidated Edison NY, Con Edison
 
James P. Gilligan, CTP
Assistant Treasurer, Great Plains Energy Services
 
Kim Sipes, CTP
Director, Treasury, Duke Energy

Measuring Success: Your E-payments Scorecard

3:45 PM-4:30 PM | Room: Mutual of Omaha Bank Corporate Learning Center
Corporate Learning Center | Intermediate
 
This practical session introduces the E-payment Scorecard, which provides the key performance indicators (KPIs) for the supplier payments process within the Procure to Pay cycle. The speaker examines ways to improve each KPI by performing specific analytics, and identifies methods to enhance your overall E-payments Scorecard by the implementation of ACH. Attendees take away an example of an ACH implementation checklist to take back to their shops.
 
Chris Doxey
President, Doxey, Inc.