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Cyrus Vance Jr. to Talk Cybersecurity at Executive Institute

  • By Staff Writers
  • Published: 9/8/2015
VanceFor the past 10 years the AFP Annual Conference has featured the Executive Institute—a conference-within-a-conference for senior treasury executives. This year, an impressive lineup of thought leaders, lawmakers and treasury and finance executives, led by Cyrus Vance, Jr., District Attorney for New York County, will speak at the 11th Annual CTC Executive Institute, exclusively sponsored by PNC.

“This Executive Institute is all about risk and the challenges that come from living in such a globally-connected world,” said Jim Kaitz, president and CEO of AFP. “I think attendees will leave with a heightened awareness of risk and how it affects their organization in a myriad of ways.”

Vance, Jr. opens the event on Monday with the Executive Institute Luncheon. The Manhattan District Attorney will discuss new strategies and tools to combat cybercrime—and how treasurers and financial officers can help identify, report, and fight cybercrime.

“PNC works with financial executives from companies of all sizes and understands these challenges confronting them today. The CTC Executive Institute offers a forum for industry thought-leaders to contemplate mitigation strategies and creative solutions,” said Jim Graham, executive vice president and head of treasury management at PNC.

The other Executive Institute sessions are listed as follows:

Monday, October 19

1:30-3 p.m.: The Payments World in an Era of Disruption and Unprecedented Risk.
There are many new entrants in the payments arena, but what are their risks? And where does this leave traditional payments solutions and the role of banks? Hear from the Steve Van Wyk, CIO of PNC Financial Services Group, the sixth-largest U.S. banking company, as it stakes out nearly $1 billion in infrastructure spend to proactively address the changing regulatory and payments landscape. Efrain Rivera, CFO of Paychex, will also speak as a corporate finance executive representing a $3-billion company that is highly dependent on the U.S. payment clearing system we have today.

4-5 p.m.: Leading the New Workforce – the Millennials. The future and even some current treasury staff are the millennials. This is the new workforce and managers need to learn how to lead this new group of employees. Hear from Courtney Lowe, VP Treasury, Fiserv; Vicki Henn, HR Executive, The PNC Financial Services Group; and Christine Hollinden, Career expert.

Tuesday, October 20

8:30-9:30 a.m.: Moving from Data Overload to Informed Decisions.
You have so much data at your fingertips, but do you really have a clear understanding of what the data means and whether there are hidden financial risks? In this moderated discussion, hear two perspectives on how to leverage enterprise data, identify risks and opportunities, and create decision frameworks. Panelists include Davinder Athwal, Chief Risk and Accounting Officer, UGI, Melody Gunter, PhD, Lecturer at Florida State University, and moderator Amol Dhargalkar, Managing Director, Chatham Financial.

10:30-11:45 a.m.: Cyberrisk Management and the Role for Cyber Insurance. This presentation helps financial professionals understand how they should think about cyberrisk and cyber insurance. It presents a cyberrisk management framework informed by current events and financial modeling of cyberrisk and its impact on the organization. Hear from Tom Reagan, National Cyber Practice Leader, Marsh, and Raj Bector, Managing Director, Risk Management, Oliver Wyman.

Luncheon Keynote Speaker: Andy Ozment, Assistant Secretary, Cybersecurity and Communications, Department of Homelands Security Cyber Policy in the United States. The current status and future needs. In his remarks, the Assistant Secretary for Cybersecurity and Communications, Department of Homeland Security addresses the climate surrounding cyber policy in Washington, and discusses federal resources for safeguarding the financial assets of your company and spreading cybersecurity awareness within your organization.

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