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Aneesh Chopra
Co-founder and Executive Vice President
Hunch Analytics
Former U.S. Chief Technology Officer

Aneesh Chopra is the former (and first) U.S. Chief Technology Officer. As an Assistant to the President, he designed the National Wireless Initiative, helped launch Startup America and executed an "open innovation" strategy across the government built on private sector collaboration—opening up data, convening on standards and staffing "lean government startups." In his book, Innovative State: How New Technologies can Transform Government, he focuses on how we can tap entrepreneurial problem solvers to address challenges in health, energy and education markets among other public and regulated sectors.

Chopra is currently the co-founder and executive vice president of Hunch Analytics, a startup focused on improving the productivity of public and regulated sectors of the economy through data analytics.


Harnessing the Power of Technology to Compete in the 21st Century
During his tenure as the first Chief Technology Officer for the United States, Aneesh Chopra developed an "open innovation" strategy that tapped citizen expertise to make government more responsive to private sector demands. His comments will focus on the key technology trends in business that confront public and private sector organizations, including the growth of mobile broadband, the importance of privacy and security and the promise of new collaboration tools. Chopra shares his insights on how organizations can utilize technology to bridge the communication gaps between business lines and improve business processes.

 

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Lu Ann Katz
Managing Director, Head of Global Liquidity
Invesco

Lu Ann Katz is head of Global Liquidity for Invesco Fixed Income. She is responsible for directing the management of liquidity products sold worldwide, which includes a comprehensive range of money market products and segregated mandates. She leads a team of investment professionals who are responsible for the management of portfolios and implementation of risk management processes for prime, US government and agency, US Treasury, US municipal, as well as sterling, euro and Hong Kong dollar local currency products. She oversees teams in the US, UK and Hong Kong.


International Cash Management: Investment Alternatives
It has become painful to manage and invest cash in the global economy with US short rates near zero and Eurozone bank deposits having a negative return. This requires knowledge, diligence and an even better cash forecasting process. Complicating this are the looming Money Market Fund regulatory changes both in the U.S. and Europe. Given this low yielding and unpredictable environment what are the alternatives for investing both in the U.S. and Europe. Hear about new and potentially newer investment products and what factors you need to consider in your investment strategy.

 

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Technologies in Today's Treasury

How have new technologies such as workstations, SWIFT, the cloud been integrated into Treasury, and how has that changed the work? Hear from treasurers from different industries as they delve into some of their developments and what opportunities and challenges that presents.

Moderator:

Craig Martin
Director, Treasury Practice Lead
Association for Financial Professionals

Panelists:

Brad Vollmer
Treasurer
Gilead

Kristin Walle, CTP
Vice President, Global Money Movement & Compliance
ADP, Inc.

Joyce King-Lavender
Treasurer
Coca-Cola Enterprises, Inc.

  

Capital Structure: A Portfolio Approach

As the economy picks up and companies look to make capital expenditures, how does one gauge those transactions with the cash on the balance sheet and giving investors the right return? What is the proper balance to capital structure and capital allocation? And how should you look at capital deployment on a total portfolio approach?

Moderator:

Alex Wittenberg
Executive Director, Global Risk Center
Marsh & McLennan Companies

Panelists:

Michael Mroz
Treasurer
BP America

Ursula Hurley
Assistant Treasurer
Jet Blue 

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