Digital Leadership Event
2120 Restaurant – Seattle
Join us for an evening of networking at 2120 Restaurant in Seattle, featuring a brief presentation by Bob Cohen, Research Director, and VP at Ardent Partners. Engage with leading experts and like-minded professionals; exchange ideas and best practices around Accounts Payable and Finance digitization. This event is ideal for senior leaders in the AP, Finance and supply chain field.
4:30 PM – Welcome Reception with passed hors d’oeuvres
5:00 PM – Future-Proof Your AP Department – 5 Step to Take Now
The future of accounts payable (“AP”) looks very different than the AP we know today. The speed of innovation within the world of finance is accelerating, and new technologies and strategies are emerging that will make a big impact on the entire accounts payable industry. Simply automating AP and getting rid of paper is not enough in today’s hyper-competitive business climate. Accounts payable teams need to think bigger; and they need to become a more strategic, value-adding business unit.
In this session, Bob Cohen, Research Director at Ardent Partners, will present the five critical steps that AP leaders should take now in order to future proof their departments. We will discuss transformative, innovative, and effective strategies that you can use today to help secure the future of AP in your organization.
Topics covered will include how to:
- Assess your current AP operations
- Develop short- and long-term plans for AP
- Collaborate with Finance, Procurement, IT, and other business units for mutual gain
- Measure and validate your achievements
- Communicate the strategic value of AP to the broader organization
The initial gains from an AP transformation can be significant but, once process efficiencies have been achieved, AP leaders must continue to find new ways to generate value and keep an eye on the future. Join us and learn the right steps to take now ensure to the long-term success of AP in your organization – like how to position AP to prevent the competition from passing you by.
5:30 PM – Networking & Whiskey Tasting
6:30 PM – Closing remarks
Meet the Hosts
About American Express Global Commercial Services
Through our Global Commercial Services division, American Express offers powerful backing and support that helps companies of all sizes gain financial savings, control and efficiency. We provide a suite of payment and lending products, solutions for travel and everyday business spending, cross border payments, global currency solutions, and business financing.
To learn more about Global Commercial Services, visit business.americanexpress.com.
Tradeshift drives supply chain innovation for the digitally connected economy. As the leader in supply chain payments and marketplaces, the company helps buyers and suppliers digitize all their trade transactions, collaborate on every process, and connect with any supply chain app. More than 1.5 million companies across 190 countries trust Tradeshift to process over half a trillion USD in transaction value, making it the largest global business network for buying and selling. Discover commerce for all at tradeshift.com.