Rooted with the treasury specialist perspective, the conference presented many practical experiences and how-to tips – including career advice for budding CFOs. Yet, heavy emphasis is also on the broader financial world that drives what we do and the future road to treasury automation, funding and sustainability.
”I always come back to the idea of creating shareholder value – but then you must consider who are your shareholders and what are their criteria for success? What does good look like?,” asked Sisse Fjelsted Rasmussen (pictured), CFO of Denmark-based Stark Group, when presenting the opening keynote on Thursday morning.
Robot lawn-mower could do your banking
The afternoon’s four-session technology stream was hosted by BNP Paribas’ Jan Dirk van Beusekom (left). Kicking it off, SEB’s Robert Pehrson (right) took a lightweight approach to a tech-heavy subject: What if your lawn-mower robot had its own bank account, and could automatically text your neighbour to offer its services once your grass is ready? For the future of cash management, there is reason to take the implications highly seriously after all.