Corporate treasury and finance executives discuss their biggest challenges and insights: blockchain, fintech, cybersecurity, payments, risk, FP&A, budgeting, forecasting, leadership, career development, and more.
227. Shawn Kanugo: Disruption DNA
In this special edition of the AFP Conversations Podcast, Jim Kaitz, President and CEO of AFP, speaks with Shawn Kanugo, who will appear at AFP 2021 as the MindShift Keynote speaker.
Kanugo is a globally recognized innovation strategist who works closely with leaders to better plan for the opportunities and threats associated with disruptive innovation. In this interview, Kanugo provides a preview of his presentation, Disruption DNA.
226. Amy Edmonson: Leading Through Crisis
In this special edition of the AFP Conversations Podcast, Jim Kaitz, President and CEO of AFP, speaks with Amy Edmonson, who will appear at AFP 2021 as the Tuesday Keynote speaker. In this interview, Edmonson provides a preview of her presentation, Leading Through Crisis: Leveraging Teaming to Solve Problems and Innovate. She discusses the value of successful teaming in a crisis and provides concrete tools that leaders and their teams can use to innovate in the face of disruption.
225. SkyStem: Month-end Close Automation
SkyStem is a leading provider of month-end close automation platforms. In this episode of AFP Conversations, Tom Hunt, CTP, AFP’s Director of Treasury Services, sat down with Linda Harris, assistant corporate controller at Ichor Systems, and Nancy Wu, head of sales and customer support for SkyStem, to discuss the month-end close and reconciliation process, potential challenges teams may face, and best practices for adoption.
Addressing Implicit Bias in the Workplace
In this episode of AFP Conversations, Jenny Okonkwo, president of Transform Consulting and founder of Black Female Accountants Network, a volunteer-led professional women's network with membership across Canada, the UK, the U.S., and Europe, discusses the important topic of implicit bias and her experience fostering diversity, equity and inclusion initiatives.
224. Dan Seidman: Read (Hidden) Emotions – The Science Behind a New Skill
In this episode, Dan Seidman, Managing Director of Read Emotions, will discuss how recognizing the emotions others feel during critical meetings is key to increasing empathy and rapport.
As finance engages with a variety of business partners with different agendas, sustained success in this area requires the ability to build constructive relationships. Listen as Seidman explains how to apply these skills in the business arena to improve emotional intelligence.
223. Scott Frisch: Data Dashboard For Total Impact
In 2020, AARP was awarded the Malcolm Baldrige National Quality Award. Specifically, the Baldrige committee praised AARP’s Enterprise Dashboard, which enables leaders to sustain a focus on achieving the organization’s key objectives.
AARP EVP and COO Scott Frisch will discuss the strategy and tactical implementation to create a North Star for the entire enterprise.
Frisch will be speaking at AFP FinNext 2021 Virtual for the session, “Data Dashboard for Total Impact.”