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AFP, Oliver Wyman and Starfish Leadership Join Forces to Launch AFP MindShift

AFP MindShift will help treasury and finance professionals navigate the rapid pace of technology and the future of work.

May 24, 2017 -- Bethesda, Md. – Treasury and finance executives are presented with a constant flow of technology solutions that intend to address challenges and capitalize on opportunities facing their organizations. The pace of innovation is accelerating through the promise of blockchain, artificial intelligence, data analytics, and robotic process automation. To help them succeed in their roles by better understanding how these disruptive technologies may impact their organizations and careers, the Association for Financial Professionals has launched AFP MindShift in partnership with Starfish Leadership. Oliver Wyman, through Marsh & McLennan Companies’ Global Risk Center, will be acting as the secretariat for AFP MindShift.

Click here for more information about AFP MindShift and a webinar being held on June 16, 2017, 1:00 p.m. EST or contact Melissa Rawak, Managing Director, AFP, at

AFP MindShift will bring together the innovators, disruptors and macro-trend experts that will transform the role that technology plays in corporate finance and treasury by developing solutions that drive future profitability, reduce risk, and improve operating efficiency. This exclusive group will convene twice a year to review and introduce emerging technologies and applications that will improve the efficiency and effectiveness of the profession.

“At no time in our profession has it been more important to stay ahead of the tech curve,” said Jim Kaitz, president and chief executive of AFP. “Moreover, it’s our mission at AFP to ensure our members are prepared to leverage these rapidly evolving technologies in order to maximize their full potential in their organizations.”

The facilitators are the link between AFP MindShift and treasury and finance professionals. They include:

  • Jim Kaitz, President and CEO of the Association for Financial Professionals
  • Ori Brafman, researcher, entrepreneur, and New York Times-bestselling author
  • Chip Colbert, CEO of Starfish Leadership
  • Leslie Chacko, Director, Marsh & McLennan Companies’ Global Risk Center.

“The latest advances in emerging technology will continue to have transformative impacts across industries over the coming years,” said Leslie Chacko, Principal, Oliver Wyman and Director, Marsh & McLennan’s Companies Global Risk Center. “MindShift provides a unique platform to pivot our collective thinking on this topic, foster shared dialog on innovative and practical solutions, and accelerate readiness within our Treasury and Finance community. We are excited by the formation of MindShift and look forward to supporting this cross-industry initiative."

About AFP®

Headquartered outside Washington, D.C., the Association for Financial Professionals (AFP) is the professional society committed to advancing the success of its members and their organizations. AFP established and administers the Certified Treasury Professional and Certified Corporate FP&A Professional credentials, which set standards of excellence in finance. Each year, AFP hosts the largest networking conference worldwide for over 6,500 corporate finance professionals.


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