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Are Treasury Professionals Future-Ready? Must-Have Skill Sets in the Age of AI

"Will the coming AI disruptions leave treasury managers unemployable?

As custodian of cash and liquidity, it’s up to the Treasury to diligently ensure smooth cash flow and visibility at a time when ways of performing tasks keep on transforming. What skills do they and their teams need to hone to continue contributing to the company’s working capital and investment decisions?"

Key Takeaways:

- Must-have qualities of 'doing more with less' with best-of-breed technologies like TMS, API, AI
- Learn how to be an agile and tech-savvy 'agent of change' in the times of disrupting cash management practices
- Learn the shift in responsibilities from reconciling cash positions to support fiscal decision-making with better visibility
Recorded Nov 11 2020 32 mins
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  • Are Treasury Professionals Future-Ready? Must-Have Skill Sets in the Age of AI Recorded: Nov 11 2020 32 mins
    Joe Grabowski, Treasury Talent | Scotty John, Treasury Talent
    "Will the coming AI disruptions leave treasury managers unemployable?

    As custodian of cash and liquidity, it’s up to the Treasury to diligently ensure smooth cash flow and visibility at a time when ways of performing tasks keep on transforming. What skills do they and their teams need to hone to continue contributing to the company’s working capital and investment decisions?"

    Key Takeaways:

    - Must-have qualities of 'doing more with less' with best-of-breed technologies like TMS, API, AI
    - Learn how to be an agile and tech-savvy 'agent of change' in the times of disrupting cash management practices
    - Learn the shift in responsibilities from reconciling cash positions to support fiscal decision-making with better visibility
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