In this insightful session, our experts discussed the critical importance of payments in corporate treasury environments and highlighted the often-overlooked strategic value of efficient payment processes. From the challenges of fragmented payment systems to the transformative power of digitization, our panelists shared their experiences and visions for the future.

🎤 Panelists:

Joerg Wiemer | Co-Founder & CSO at TIS
Huw Richards | Managing Partner at Bridge Insight
Bart Hendriks | Group Treasurer at Neways Electronics International NV

The panelists highlighted the evolution of technology, including cloud-based solutions and AI, as game-changers in treasury, enabling greater efficiency, accuracy, and strategic insight. By leveraging data generated from payment flows, treasurers can gain valuable insights, improve decision-making, and even transform treasury from a cost center to a profit center.

This session emphasized the need for collaboration and communication within organizations, as well as the importance of advocating for streamlined payment processes to drive efficiency and mitigate risk. Ultimately, payments are not just a routine task but a strategic imperative for businesses today.

💡 Key Takeaways:

  • Convincing Internally: Joerg emphasized the importance of leveraging internal advocates to advocate new ideas and technologies, highlighting the persistencein driving organizational change.

  • Embrace Complexity with Caution: Bart stressed the need to adopt new technologies cautiously, ensuring that they simplify rather than complicate treasury operations. His focus on reducing complexity resonated with many attendees.

  • Cybersecurity Requirements: Huw and the panel discussed the critical importance of cybersecurity in modern banking. With cyber threats on the rise, it is paramount to remain vigilant and invest in robust security measures.

  • Strategic Cost Management: Bart underlined the importance of critically reviewing bank fees and hidden costs, and highlighted the potential for significant savings through careful evaluation and negotiation.

  • Entrepreneurial Mindset: Joerg encouraged treasurers to adopt an entrepreneurial mindset, and challenges them to focus on strategic, long-term goals rather than getting bogged down in day-to-day operations.

  • Continuous Learning and Development: The panel highlighted the importance of ongoing learning and development, with Huw stressing that treasurers should ask themselves whether they are working on the business or just in it.

🚀 Concluding remarks: The session provided participants with inspiration and valuable insights for the evolving payment infrastructure ecosystem. With a focus on innovation, risk management and strategic leadership, treasurers are well positioned to drive organisational success in the coming years.

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Joerg Wiemer

Co-Founder & CSO at TIS

Joerg Wiemer, MBA, is Co-Founder and CSO of TIS. He holds a diploma in Business Management, and can look back on more than 20 years of experience in the spheres of treasury and corporate finance. Most recently he was Senior Vice President and Head of Global Treasury at SAP AG, in which position he and his team were responsible for International Treasury Management.

Huw Richards

Managing Partner at Bridge Insight

Senior banking and technology executive with global management experience. Expertise in Capital Markets, Investment Banking, Data, Analytics and Digital Transformation. Strong analytical skills coupled with sound business judgment and communication skills. Proven track record for bringing strategic initiatives to fruition. Experienced at advising C-suite executives, senior bankers and stakeholders. Board level participation in leadership, governance and strategic forums.

Bart Hendriks

Group Treasurer

Neways Electronics International NV

Bart has combined a career in corporate banking with over 10 years of senior experience in international corporate treasury. During this period, he has managed international treasury teams across Europe. He has extensive experience with both treasury start-ups as well as mature teams. He has experience in the set-up of In-house banking structures, implementation of Treasury Management Systems, and Cash Pool Solutions. Further developing in-depth knowledge on ESG reporting and communication.

Pieter de Kiewit

Moderator | treasuryXL Ambassador

Owner of Treasurer Search

With his passion for treasury and recruitment Pieter started his successful treasury recruitment company, Treasurer Search, in 2009, and is a proud treasuryXL ambassador. His down to earth mentality combined with his open, honest and authentic communication has brought him a warm and valuable network within the treasury world.

As a speaker and moderator for a variety of events and his well-known presence in the treasury world, Pieter is the go to person to moderate this event.

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