Perfecting Bank Connectivity: Understanding the Choices

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Thursday, June 20, 2013 - 2PM EDT

Global cash visibility remains a hot topic and critical objective of many corporate treasuries. However, there remains much confusion over the best methods to optimize connectivity for both bank reporting and payments. In this presentation, the speaker panel reviewed the different choices a corporation has as well as the specific advantages and disadvantages of different solutions for all sorts of different scenarios (e.g. global, domestic, high volume, low activity).

Key topics included:

  • cost/benefit of different connectivity solutions
  • when SWIFT connectivity does and doesn't makes sense
  • different options for SWIFT access
  • questions you need to ask during the process

​Attendees of the full live online session received 1.2 CTP/CCM recertification credits by the Association of Financial Professionals.


Featured Speakers: 

Simone Bernardelli, Manager, Global Bank Connectivity – Kyriba Corporation
As Kyriba's head of bank connectivity, Simone manages the global team responsible for managing and implementing global bank reporting and payment projects, including direct host to host connections and a variety of SWIFT deployment choices. He previously held a number of technical roles at Kyriba, product management, technical implementations, and product support.  Prior to joining Kyriba in 2005, Simone spent eight years at XRT, splitting time between the company’s European and U.S. offices, where he was an electronic banking, IT, programming and ERP integration consultant.  Simone has a degree in statistics from the Università Cattolica del Sacro Cuore in Milan. He is based in Kyriba’s Rio de Janeiro office.

Ken Ketchum, Director, Account Management - Kyriba Corporation
As Director of Account Management, Ken oversees Kyriba’s North American Accounts team responsible for customer relationship management and monitoring client satisfaction.  In this role, Ken works with clients to optimize the usage and value they get from the Kyriba solution. Ken has over 25 years of experience working with treasury software.  He joined Kyriba in 2003 and has worked with key clientsand Kyriba stakeholders to expand Kyriba’s offering and presence in North America.Prior to Kyriba, Ken worked in business development with then startup ByAllAccounts, a financial data aggregator.  While at ByAllAccounts, Ken helped establish many of the firms early stage clients.  Other experience includes sales and implementation roles with Thomson Financial’s treasury software group and managing the FX and Money Markets backoffice operations for a high volume trading operation at State Street in Boston.

Bob Stark, VP Product Strategy - Kyriba Corporation
Bob Stark is responsible for global product strategy and market development at Kyriba. Bob is a 15 year veteran in the treasury technology industry having served in multiple roles at Wall Street Systems, Thomson Reuters, and Selkirk Financial Technologies including product management and strategy. Bob is a regular guest speaker at treasury conferences and an active member of the Association for Financial Professionals.