DigitalCFO Webinar Series – The Future of Payments: The Power to Manage and Transform Your Liquidity | 25 JAN 2022

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The Future of Payments: The Power to Manage and Transform Your Liquidity

25 January 2022, Tuesday, 10:30AM to 11:30AM (GMT +8)

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In recent years, the payments landscape has undergone significant changes. With the advent of technology, innovation has taken a giant leap forward, with payments becoming easier and more convenient both locally and globally as well. According to Accenture’s Global Payments Revenue forecasts, APAC will experience the strongest year-over-year growth at 6.7%, while the global average is only 5.2%. 

With such a large increase in numbers, the payment process for CFOs is also affected, and there is now an even greater need for them to ensure that they maintain a balance between creating value for the company, managing risks responsibly, and reducing fraud in their departments and their organizations for all payment processes.

So where can CFOs start? By understanding the tools and platforms available. 

CFOs can automate payment processes to standardize controls that enhance fraud prevention and ensure a standardized payment process regardless of geography or amount. 

As the kick off point for the CFO, they can look to change their payment process and look to improving overall payments efficiencies and further reducing opportunities for fraud.

Join Digital CFO Asia and Kyriba  in this webinar session where we will discuss varous aspects of the Future of Payments.


  •  What are the current payment trends in Southeast Asia and how does it affect you

  • How does future of payments affect your reporting

  •  Improving cash flow control and visibility for your company

  •  Understanding the customer payment journey and navigating that course 

  • How to improve your payment flow and reporting


Chief Financial Officers, Heads of Finance, GM/VP/AVP Finance, Finance Directors, Chief Accountants, Accountants, Senior Finance Manager/Finance Managers, Accounts Payable managers and finance professionals involved in Accounts Payable/Accounts Receivable. 

10:30 AM

Opening Address & Housekeeping by DigitalCFO Asia

10:35 AM

SouthEast Asia: Current Payments trends

What are the implications of current payment trends on companies' ability to pay and receive money, and how do they keep track of their cash flow when real-time payments are occurring 24/7. What impact will these trends have on financial institutions, and what effect will they have on CFOs in their cash management and the necessity of establishing a gatekeeper within such evolving trends. 

Speaker: Antoine Degardin, Managing Partner of Azzana

10:45 AM

Can you see? How to Increase Control and Visibility on your cash flows.

It will be catastrophic to any company when they do not have the ability to control or monitor cash flow efficiently, which inhibits businesses' ability to reinvest and diversify. With the rise of open banking and real-time payments/GPI, which has grown by 42 percent in 2021, there is an increased need for companies to implement a system radically. 

Speaker: Steven Otwell, Director of Payments for Kyriba

10:55 AM

Panel Discussion: Know your customers! Understand their journey. 

As real-time payments/GPI have become increasingly popular, customers have been pampered by the flexibility, accessibility, and convenience that their expectations demand seamless and convenient experiences all the time. So how do we as CFO's do that? 

Moderator: Antoine Degardin, Managing Partner of Azzana


Steven Otwell, Director of Payments for Kyriba
Pulat Yunusmetov, Treasury Manager at Danone

11:10 AM

Question & Answer Segment

11.30 AM

Closing Address by DigitalCFO Asia


Steven Otwell, Director of Payments for Kyriba

Steven Otwell has been with Kyriba for 6 years and is the acting Director of Payments and Connectivity.  He works with clients and prospects to model enterprise-wide payment solutions incorporating bank connectivity, fraud and payment factories to provide efficiencies, reduce risk and lower cost.  Prior to Kyriba Steven spent 10 years at Bottomline Technologies assisting clients with payment hubs and SWIFT Service Bureau deployments

Antoine Degardin, Managing Partner of Azzana

Antoine Degardin is the Managing Partner of Azzana, a consulting firm expert in Corporate Treasury and Transaction Banking.

Antoine has worked in both Global Financial Institutions and Corporate Treasury departments with a strong focus on Risk, Cash Management and Corporate Finance.

Pulat Yunusmetov, Treasury Manager at Danone

Pulat is part of the Regional Treasury team in Danone supporting ASPAME & GC region with responsibilities around cash management, FX, bank relationships and corporate finance topics across the region. He has rolled out several Regional projects such as an implementation of the Treasury Management System, Centralization of FX Management, Bank Relationship and others in the recent years which landed him a Rising Star award (Treasury Today 2020), Highly commended Best Treasury Team award for the team and a few other awards for Danone’s Treasury team in 2020 and 2021. He is an Automation and Digitization guru in his team.

Pulat has previously held regional positions in treasury with the scope of Eastern Europe, Middle East and Africa.


About Kyriba

Kyriba is the global leader in cloud treasury and finance solutions, delivering mission-critical capabilities for cash and risk management, payments and working capital solutions. More than 2,000 clients worldwide rely on Kyriba to get 100% cash visibility, better manage FX losses, reduce fraud and make better, faster decisions through improved insight and intelligence.

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