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29 November
Clifford Chance

When asked about AI and GenAI, 42% of survey respondents agreed that they lacked people and training in their organization!*

Is your receivables finance business ready for the AI revolution?

Are you prepared to harness its’ power while also having a clear understanding of the risks and ethical challenges that GenAI has?

Are you looking for hands on, expert education on how to empower your organisation using AI and GenAI in:

•           Client servicing

•           Sales and Marketing

•           Human resources

•           Fraud detection and cybersecurity

•           Finance applications

This half day hands on event will follow the Alternative and Receivables Finance 2023 (ARF23) forum on 28-29 November in the London offices of Clifford Chance.

It will be led by Mark S. Mandula, Chief Learning Officer, BCR Publishing, a global expert with over 25 years of entrepreneurial experience in the factoring, receivables finance and supply chain finance industries. He will be joined by other leading experts in IT, legal and strategy who will help your business navigate through this ground-breaking technology.

You will delve into GenAI, practical applications for your business and the importance of responsible GenAI use and oversight. Join AI4RF to gain a deeper understanding of this revolutionary technology and its potential to reshape the future of the receivables finance industry.

*Source: Twillo, “The State of Personalization 2023,” May 2, 2023

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AR4RF will address the following:

  • How does artificial intelligence work?
  • What is machine learning and deep learning?
  • AI terminology
  • What are the advantages of AI and GAI for my firm?
  • What are the risks of AI and GAI?
  • What is Generative AI “GAI” and how is it different from other forms of AI?
  • Can I trust AI and GAI? GAI regulations, ethical considerations, copyright
  • Best practice in digital transformation/GAI
  • Examples of ChatGPT
  • Sample AI/GAI written templates, policies, procedures, other documents
  • Legal Considerations of GenAI Use: Ownership vs. Innovation
  • GenAI: Use in Decision Making and Fraud Detection in the Factoring and Receivable Finance Industries
  • How to Use AI and GenAI to Improve Cybersecurity: What are the Risks and Opportunities?
  • The Economic Potential and Cost of GenAI
  • Change Management, GenAI and the Future

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    Simon Connor
    Senior Associate, Clifford Chance

    Simon is a Senior Associate specialising in securitisations, structured finance transactions, forward flow/factoring arrangements, asset backed commercial paper conduits and asset-based lending. Simon has considerable experience advising arrangers, originators and investors on complex cross-border securitisations (both public and private in nature) across the spectrum of asset classes, including trade receivables, lease receivables, telecommunication receivables, corporate and consumer loans (including CBILS, RLS and RLS2), and residential mortgages.

    Karel Krejčí
    Director SCF & Trade Finance, Accenture

    Karel joined Accenture’s Global Treasury and Working Capital Practice in September 2022 as Principal Director to focus on SCF & Trade Finance at the CoE in Barcelona, Spain.

    Karel has had 15+ years of experience within Fintech as Sales Director & Head of Sales for Prime Revenue, Demica and C2FO. Positions consisted in originating, closing, implementing, and growing new deals on supply chain finance for Top 500 (equivalents) companies and covering the whole spectrum of the working capital. But also, EY as Director Working Capital and Treasury Solutions within TAS (Transaction Advisory Services) in Prague, Czech Rep. and IFC (Branch of the World Bank) to support banks in emerging countries (Africa).

    Karel is a strong believer in new alternative solutions (green solutions, ESG impact…) and has big interest in metaverse, AI, GenAI and impact on the day-to-day business.

    Mark Mandula
    Senior Vice President, United Capital Funding; Chief Learning Officer, BCR Publishing

    Mark is an internationally recognised factoring expert, speaker, author, serial entrepreneur and servant leader. He is Senior Vice President of United Capital Funding, a Tampa Bay, Florida B2B and B2G SME commercial finance professional services firm. He was Principal/ Managing Partner from 2000 to 2017 when the firm was acquired and has also served in a National Sales Director capacity. Since formation, United Capital has grown 80 times in annual employed capital to B2B and B2G SMEs and is projected to exceed US$1 Billion in NFE in 2022. Mark has also become an equity owner of BCR Publishing, and will serve as Chief Learning Officer. In this new role, he will lead the expansion of programmes and best of breed events for BCR on a global basis. He believes that “power in knowledge, but only when shared.”

    Prior to joining United Capital in 2000, he was principal and shareholder in an investment banking firm that completed over 200 bank industry mergers and acquisitions over a 20+ year span. Following that, he was owner and CEO of a leading credit industry business and was nominated as an Entrepreneur of the Year. He holds an MBA and BBA in Finance and is a 2012 graduate of the Certificate in Private Capital Markets from the Graziadio Graduate School of Business at Pepperdine University, Malibu, California. He has been actively involved in multiple non-profit boards including Eckerd College, Tampa Bay Research Institute and others.

    Mark is a regular speaker and has participated in over 250 international conferences and has had more than 1,200 articles published online and in ABA Banking Journal, Mergers & Acquisitions, BCR, FCI and other commercial finance global industry publications both online and in hard copy. He has also contributed to several editions of the World Factoring Yearbook, published by FCI and BCR on a global basis.

    Lorna Strong
    Managing Director & Deputy General Counsel, Global Trade & Receivables Finance, HSBC

    Lorna Strong is lead global counsel for HSBC Global Trade and Receivables Finance (GTRF), a business that annually facilitates over USD740 billion of trade with access to 90% of all global trade flows. She provides legal advice and risk management to the business and senior executives; playing a lead role in shaping HBSC's contribution to current regulatory and policy debates on trade finance. As Deputy General Counsel, she manages HSBC legal counsel in over 50 jurisdictions, advising on areas as diverse as digital transformation and electronic commerce, blockchain technologies, international disputes, economic sanctions, and ESG financing. As an adjunct to her practice, she presents and participates in industry and academic forums, including as a member of the ICC (International Chamber of Commerce), Legal Committee.

    Clifford Chance

    10 Upper Bank St Canary Wharf
    E14 5JJ London
    United Kingdom

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