InBlock‘s Kristen Michaud joins the Euromoney podcast series, Next Generation Treasury. The ever-evolving social, economic, environmental and technology landscape is forcing treasury to adapt at lightning speed. It is no stretch to say that the role of the treasurer – and the technology and regulation that underpins it – is transforming into something altogether new. This 3-part series explores what that might look like, why, and how corporate treasurers can get there.
Episode 1: Treasury’s tech transformation
Available March 31, 2022
Cloud technology, blockchain, 5G, robotic process automation and virtual reality are upending antiquated ways of working for corporate treasurers. As such, today’s treasurer is just as likely to be an expert coder or gifted engineer as they are an accountant or financial expert. But how does this new “breed” of corporate treasurer use new technology to best serve the companies they work for?
Experts including Damian Glenndinning of CompleXCountries, Trish Fisher of WeWork, Chris Van Woeart of Stripe, and Shahmir Khaliq of Citi join Kristen Michaud in the discussion about the approaches treasurers are using to take advantage of new technologies to make the treasury function more efficient.
Episode 2: DLT and decentralized finance – a workable solution?
Available April 19, 2022
Distributed ledger or blockchain technology and decentralized finance demonstrate a new way for information and assets to be exchanged instantly at a very low cost. So, can treasurers leverage this technology in their day-to-day – to share information between businesses, settle invoices, access supply chain finance or even improve their working capital?
Episode 3: The risk and reward of dabbling in crypto
Available May 3, 2022
Given the attractive returns offered by cryptocurrency investments, corporate treasurers are paying increasing attention to the emerging asset-class. But the stakes are high. Crypto is volatile, accounting for it isn’t easy and using it in the real world remains elusive. In this final episode, we explore if there is a way for treasurers to benefit from crypto and the underlying technology – without being completely exposed to the risks attached to it.
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