Impact of Digitization on our Industry

Conference Snapshot –
IFG Annual Meeting, Vienna, 18-21 October 2015
Impact of Digitization on our Industry:
  • e-invoicing: threat or opportunity?
  • Big Data and what to do with it?
This break-out session will be moderated and introduced by Kevin Day (HPD) and Jörg Diewald (GE Capital) with an update on e-invoicing by Charles Briant (European e-invoicing Service Provider Association) during IFG Annual Meeting in Vienna (18-21 October).
Technology is moving rapidly – are finance providers keeping up with the pace of change? In a world that is getting ever more digital, how can the commercial finance provider leverage opportunities? What is “Big Data” and “Analytics” and how can this support banks and financial institutions? These and other technology questions will be debated in this open forum session with shared insights, expert advice and plenty of food for thought.
Lets meet the speakers!
Kevin Day, Chief Operations Officer, HPD Software, UK
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Kevin Day has been with HPD Software for over 25 years and as Chief Operations Officer he leads a team of Invoice Finance and Asset Based Lending IT and business professionals who are dedicated to delivering world class IT solutions for organisations both large and small – ‘helping business finance business’. Before becoming Chief Operations Officer he was the Product Director for HPD, actively involved in designing the Invoice Finance and Asset Based Lending platforms which are currently used in 50 countries around the world, by over 100 financial institutions, servicing more than 50,000 clients.
Jörg Diewald, COO, GE Capital, Germany
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Jörg Diewald started his career at GE Capital Bank in 2003. Since working for GE Capital in Germany he held various managing positions including Director of Underwriting with responsibilities for Risk Controlling / Basel II as well as leader of large transactions including complete risk analysis and processing of the new client business of the Factoring Bank. Since 2005 he is furthermore a member of the Bank’s Credit Committee and also member of the Bank’s Senior Management Board.
In 2007 Jörg Diewald was promoted to a Board Member of the Bank and since 2010 he was named the Chief Commercial Officer for GE Capital in Germany overseeing all of GE Capital’s Commercial organizations in Germany including Factoring, Leasing and Fleetmanagement. In addition to his management position in the bank Jörg Diewald is servicing as Managing Director in various GE group companies and he holds a supervisory mandate at the board of Neue Dorint GmbH.
Before Jörg Diewald joined GE Capital in Germany he was working in different management positions for various banks in Germany and is an expert to corporate finance in Germany with 25 years in industry experience.
He attended the graduate school program of Master of Business Administration with the State University of Albany (SUNY), Albany (New York, USA) and Graduate School of Business (GSBA) in Zurich, CH.
Charles Briant, Co-Chair of EESPA, the European e-Invoicing Service Providers Association, UK
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Co-Chair, European E-Invoicing Service Providers Association (EESPA), Brussels; Adviser, Tungsten Network Ltd., United Kingdom
Charles Bryant works with Tungsten, the leading e-invoicing network formerly known as OB10, where he is European Affairs Adviser. He represents the UK in the EU Multi-Stakeholder Forum on e-Invoicing and in the CEN Project Committee developing a European Standard for the e-Invoice. He co-founded the European e-Invoicing Service Providers Association (EESPA) and in 2013 was elected its Co-Chair.
He co-authored the well-received Euro Banking Association Guide to Supply Chain Finance, and is a member of the Drafting Group of the Global SCF Forum, working on standard market definitions for supply chain finance techniques.
He was formerly Secretary General of the European Payments Council and played a major role in the design of the Single Euro Payments Area (SEPA) initiative, coming to that role after six years in the senior executive team at SWIFT, the financial messaging and standards organisation.
Prior to 1997, he had pursued a career in international banking with Chase, Midland (now HSBC) and National Westminster Bank. He has lived and worked in London, New York, Hong Kong, Sydney, and Brussels.
Thanks to the diversity of panel and the caliber of speakers and panelists the IFG Annual Meeting will be the place to be for industry professionals to discuss, plan and create new business opportunities, network and develop business relationships.

Please click here to see the programme, find more information and register. Registrations are open till 18 September.

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We look forward to seeing you in Vienna!

Best regards,

The IFG Team