Kyriba recently held its annual North American client conference, Kyriba Live!, in San Diego. More than 140 attendees were at the three-day event, from across North America, as well as Uruguay, France, Sweden and the United Kingdom.
This was the third Kyriba Live! Event held in North America, and took on a new format, with highlights including a special guest keynote speaker, Juan Zarate (Deputy Assistant to the President and Deputy National Security Advisor for Combating Terrorism during the George W. Bush administration, and author of Treasury’s War) Juan also took time after his speech to take questions and sign books for all the attendees.
The conference had a longer, more interactive main conference with forums and breakout sessions; and a day and a half of client training on the Kyriba platform. The event also featured – again for the first time – a partner pavilion. This enabled Kyriba’s clients and prospects to interact with leading consultants, such as KPMG, Treasury Strategies and Strategic Treasurer, and financial technology vendors, including Adaptive Insights and International Cash Distributors, in a relaxed environment.
Client award winners
We’d also like to congratulate the winners of our second annual client awards.
The Visibility award honors clients who have made great strides in achieving visibility in their organization – the basis of Proactive Treasury Management – from cash to bank connectivity, forecasting and accuracy. The winners of this award were Emblem Health and Mohawk Industries.
The second award is the Proactive Treasury Management award, which highlights organizations that have made great strides in three areas:
- Optimize cash – Establishing cash certainty, effectively using cash reserves and enabling payment processes.
- Manage risk – Minimize corporate exposure to financial risk elements, establishing strong internal financial controls to minimize risk and ensuring compliance.
- Work your capital – Leveraging cash for other programs, M&A analyses, SSCM.
The winner of the Proactive Treasury Management award was Digital Realty.
Kyriba Live! also featured an excellent evening event, held on the roof deck of the Western Metal Supply Building at Petco Park, home of the San Diego Padres. Thanks to KPMG for sponsoring the event.
If you were able to attend Kyriba Live!, thanks for making it out to San Diego, and we look forward to seeing you next year. If you couldn’t make it, you can see a full listing of the Kyriba Live! agenda here – hopefully this will give you all the reasons you need to attend next year’s event.