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Focus for 2017 AFP Executive Institute: Prepare to Be Disrupted, Finance Leaders

The two-day event, part of AFP 2017, featuring thought leadership from Marsh & McClennan, Zanders, Harvard University Press, the U.S. Chamber of Commerce, and more, is sponsored by PNC Bank.

August 8, 2017 -- Bethesda, Md. -- To help executive level treasury and finance professionals assess the impact of disruptive technological change to the finance function, the 2017 AFP Executive Institute, October 16-17 in San Diego, will help attendees develop an appropriate strategy and create a roadmap for survival.

The 2017 AFP Executive Institute is part of AFP 2017, October 15-18, and is sponsored by PNC Bank, N.A. Any press queries or for a complimentary press pass, please contact Melissa Rawak at [email protected]

AFP President and CEO Jim Kaitz will moderate a panel titled, “Preparing the Treasury and Finance Organization for the Onslaught of Disruptive Technology.” Joining Kaitz are panelists Julia Kirby

co-author of “Only Humans Need Apply: Winners and Losers in the Age of Smart Machines,” Jean Furter

vice president and treasurer for Brocade Communications, and Laurens Tijdhof, a partner with Zanders.

Other AFP Executive Institute sessions include:

Technology and Risk Management: John Drzik, President of Global Risk & Specialties, Marsh and Chair, Global Risk Center, Marsh & McClennan Companies

Fighting Global Cyber Threats: Deborah Guild, Chief Security Officer & Chief Information Security Officer, PNC Bank and Thomas Grasso, Supervisory Special Agent, FBI Cyber Division

The U.S. Legislative and Regulatory Agenda and Capital Markets:  Tom Quaadman, Executive Vice President, Center for Capital Markets Competitiveness, U.S. Chamber of Commerce

Interest Rate, Economic and Investment Outlook for 2018: Jeffrey Rosenberg, CFA, Managing Director, Chief Fixed Income Strategist, BlackRock Investment Institute.

 “Keeping abreast of the fast-pace of technology enhancements and innovations challenges every organization today, but technology supporting the financial function, which is critical to ensuring the ability of a business to sustain itself and grow, demands special attention. We applaud the AFP Executive Institute for bringing special attention to disruptive technology as we continue to develop treasury management technology solutions for the future,” said James Graham, head of treasury management at PNC Bank.

Created exclusively for senior treasury and finance executives, attendance to the AFP Executive Institute is limited to corporate practitioners with the title of treasurer, chief financial officer, vice president of finance, assistant treasurer or controller. Reserve your seat by registering for the AFP Annual Conference and selecting the AFP Executive Programs, registration savings through September 15, 2017.

About AFP®

Headquartered outside Washington, D.C., the Association for Financial Professionals (AFP) is the professional society committed to advancing the success of its members and their organizations. AFP established and administers the Certified Treasury Professional and Certified Corporate FP&A Professional credentials, which set standards of excellence in finance. Each year, AFP hosts the largest networking conference worldwide for over 6,500 corporate finance professionals.


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