Kyriba Live! UK inspires community and celebrates treasury intelligence

By Abby Bickford July 29, 2016

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.

Kyriba Live! UK engaged our entire community with trending topics that impact not only the Treasury Manager and CFO, the Analyst and the Senior Executive, but representatives from many other partner organisations who seek to navigate the complexities of a global marketplace. The one day event was rounded up by networking drinks held on the stunning 35th floor of one of the City’s architectural masterpieces, the Sky Garden, an indoor tropical paradise with ambient lighting, live music and 360 degree views of London!

Jean-Luc Robert, chairman & CEO, Kyriba

“Client success, and collaboration with key partners drives Kyriba’s existing global leadership and future growth. At our inaugural Kyriba Live! UK event in London, key clients and partners shared their views on trending Fintech challenges, and clients provided strategic direction on how they leveraged their Kyriba software to win in the marketplace.”

Kyriba was overwhelmed by the number of attendees who commented on the value of their experience at Kyriba Live! UK:

Linda Williams, Group Treasurer, RPC

“It was great that we had plenty of time to network with other clients.”

David Stebbings, Director, Head of Treasury Advisory, PwC

“Thank you for inviting us to Kyriba Live – a very informative and enjoyable day. It was good to meet your clients and partners. We would be very pleased to attend next year.”

Gerard Grady, Treasury Consultant, IHS Africa 

“An excellent event; a great balance between Kyriba vision and technical updates as well as invaluable customer perspectives. It was great getting to know Kyriba staff and customers. This is a long-term partnership and it really helped us get value out of the system.”

Kailesh Mistry, Finance Solutions Specialist, Mitie

“A great event, informative and well organised.”

During the event, Kyriba Live! UK hosted distinguished partner speakers from leading innovative Fintech organizations, and we asked them why they are inspired to be in the Fintech business right now. Here are their answers:

Charles-Henry Dubarry de Lassale, Head of Corporate Innovation & Solutions, Global Payments & Cash Management, HSBC

“At the cross road between the old and the new world, Banks need to take control of their own destiny. Combining the unlimited Fintech capabilities, and outstanding business experience ‎is the way to achieve the new financial model.”

Adrian M. Schneider, Senior Manager, Accenture

“We find ourselves at the intersection of business and technology and it is fascinating to see how new technologies can add value to the businesses of our clients.”

Marcus Treacher, Global Head of Strategic Accounts, Ripple

“Because we’re at a tipping point where digital technology is no longer just automating financial services, but is starting to fundamentally transform them.”

Our clients shared how they leveraged treasury technology to overcome challenges in a global economy, and inspire treasury excellence.

Fiona McGinnis, Treasury Manager, Bridgestone

Bridgestone tire company requires a Treasury Management System to meet its ever-changing  needs.Treasury Manager Fiona McGinnis has run the global Kyriba project since its deployment in 2008 from its European headquarters in Zaventum in Belgium. Kyriba has accompanied, adapted and assisted Bridgestone through its journey.

Katherine Emmens, Group Treasurer, Kodak Alaris

For Katherine Emmens, at Kodak Alaris,the producer of state-of-the-art image capturing software, services, printing kiosks and photographic supplies, Kyriba was brought on in order to optimise operational efficiencies, automate and rationalise its worldwide payments process. Katherine Emmens, who spear-headed the entire and ongoing transformation project, identified how her team was able to secure and consolidate payments across multiple geographies and currencies.

Overall, the inaugural Kyriba Live! UK event was not only well received, but clients, partners and industry leaders were able to come together to celebrate their success, and inspire treasury intelligence. We look forward to upcoming events in North America and Paris this year!

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