The start of January is most definitely the time for bold (or not so bold) predictions for the upcoming year. In the past weeks we have seen predictions suggesting that advanced business intelligence will be the number one priority for CFOs in 2017, predictable analytics will effectively replace hedge fund managers, and that blockchain is ready to emerge as the next coming of the internet for finance – in 2017. None of these things are going to happen – in 2017, or maybe at all.
Kyriba Live! is a unique event bringing together the Kyriba community to ask questions, share knowledge and inspire even greater Treasury intelligence. For London, it was the inaugural Kyriba Live! UK event, and one that demonstrated an evolution in the event’s purpose, since it was dedicated to supporting clients, networking and education, and it provided an invaluable opportunity for prospective clients and partners to also be inspired.
You are a treasury rock star and your actions create (or protect) immense value for the organization. Yet, you find peers in other departments advance more quickly and gain promotions that seem to elude you. The problem isn’t you - it’s that treasury isn’t well understood in most organizations. We all know that corporate treasury is a very niche profession. The issue this creates is that the specific skills required to do well as a treasury professional are not easily transferable to a wide array of other career choices, including to be a CFO.