Kittredge Carswell

Kitt Carswell has 30+ years’ experience providing trade technology for banks and their corporate customers globally, including five years running CGI’s corporate banking for Europe. As Vice-President and Senior Offering Manager for CGI’s Trade and Supply Chain Solutions group, he is responsible for the strategic direction of CGI’s Trade360 global transaction platform and strategic business partnerships.

Kitt has led Trade360’s evolution from a global traditional trade solution into a fully integrated global platform with front-to-back and end-to-end solutions for traditional trade, payables, receivables and cash management.

Kitt was an early advocate of the supply chain centric view of trade banking to align bank offerings and solutions with corporate customers’ changing needs driven by the forces of globalization, working capital optimization and liquidity. He has advanced this perspective through industry groups, publications, Webinars, numerous speaking engagements, white papers, over 25 published articles and frequents quotes in industry journals.

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The growing impact of intelligent automation in trade finance

October 10, 2017 Banks engaged in trade finance today are entering an incredibly exciting period of digital revitalization—a true turning point in their productivity and efficiency. Technologies such as intelligent data capture, predictive analytics, robotics and artificial intelligence are making sweeping changes ...

Riding the blockchain wave in trade finance

December 12, 2016 Trade finance, whether conducted on a domestic or international basis, can be a paper-intensive, costly and risk-laden proposition, involving not just companies importing and exporting goods and services but also their banks, insurers and others. The use of blockchain technology is already producing ...

Transforming your global trade business for the future

October 4, 2015 Trade bankers know that, in a world running at Internet speed, standing still is not an option. The scope and scale of the changes they face is ever-changing, whether in terms of regulations, customer expectations, market conditions, supply chain innovations or a multitude of other factors. From a ...