IACA continues to address the challenges facing Cash Infrastructure. Through IACA’s various Members’ Discussion Meetings and Round-table Discussions the past year, it is clear that Cash Visibility throughout the Cash Eco-system is a continued challenge for many central banks and their cash supply chain. Further, it was agreed in the discussions, that Cash Visibility requires COLLABORATION throughout the Cash Eco-system and if Cash Visibility is addressed and advanced, it could bring significant positive impact, both to the efficiency and resiliency of cash—helping to ensure its continued use and viability. So, what is stopping us from advancing Cash Visibility and Collaboration?

IACA has planned a 3-part program to “FOCUS” on Cash Visibility & Collaboration
1. IACA Member Survey on a few key aspects of this topic ( Gathering information FROM our members, FOR our members—Keep a look out for the email)
2. Webinar Hosted by: Glory on Wednesday, March 6, 1:00pm CET (REGISTER NOW ON THIS PAGE!)
3. Members’ Regional Round-Table Discussions on Wednesday, March 20. (Keep an eye out for Sign-ups)
- - Americas/Europe/Africa – 9am Central Time/4pm CET
- - Asia -10am Singapore Time

More Details on the Focus Series
Join IACA in this Focus Series which will start with a Members Survey to be released in the coming weeks. We will ask you a few questions to gather information on this topic of Cash Visibility & Collaboration and report back our findings during the webinar and discuss during the Round-Table Discussions.

Next, Glory, Ltd., an IACA member who specializes in cash handling, is hosting this informative webinar to address the key issues on this Topic including:
-Loss of Visibility for Central Banks
- Data Access Opportunities
- Getting around the obstacles
- Visibility benefits
- Getting the most out of current infrastructure

Our panelists are as follows:

Toshikazu Nagasaki (Moderator), Glory Japan: Toshikazu has over 30 years of experience within the cash solutions industry across the world having worked for Glory on projects in the USA, South America across Africa the Middle East and Europe in this time. He has worked with Glory’s direct sales and solutions business as well as supporting the extensive channel partner network in Glory with the introduction of new solutions and development of businesses. During this time he has also worked on central bank relationships and more recently has been part of Glory’s Cash 4.0 team developing new business solutions.

Mayo Saito, Glory Japan: Mayo joined Glory in 2014 and has been responsible for the deployment of Glory's WAVE solutions – the flagship branch cash recycling and automation solution for Japanese financial institutions. Since 2018 she joined Glory’s Cash 4.0 team as Project Head to develop new business internationally and is currently managing a number of projects, covering areas such as payment terminals, wider cash cycle improvement as well as unattended retail concepts.

Evangelos Kontomitros, Piraeus Bank, Greece: Evangelos joined Piraeus Bank as Head of the Cash Management Department in 2013. Evangelos has more than 30 years of experience in the Banking industry. He supervises a staff of 90 people and is responsible for the Cash Supply Chain and the Piraeus Bank Cash Handling Operations. He holds a master’s degree in Banking & Finance from Kingston University.

Kabelo Nkoagatse, South African Reserve Bank (SARB): Kabelo is the Acting Divisional Head of the Currency Integrity Division in the Currency Management Department. He’s been with SARB for 6 years and is an experienced Quality Manager with a proven track record in developing quality management systems in manufacturing, construction, power generation, and currency management industries. He holds a National Diploma in Mechanical Engineering and a Bachelor of Technology in Quality. He is a Senior Member of the South African Quality Institute.

Following this webinar, IACA will hold 2 different Round-table Discussions on this topic to accommodate our various regions. (Look for emails from IACA for signing up for these discussions). Plan to join in on these discussions as we consider the ideas and information shared via our Survey and the webinar. What are the key factors we, as an industry, should be focusing on? What efforts and actions are needed from the various stakeholders? Come ready to contribute and come away with new ideas, perspectives and hopefully solutions to begin actioning.

Take part in this Focus Series-- take part in the solution.