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Strategic Innovation Forums
for Financial Institutions
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WHERE  
DALLAS
Le Meridien Dallas by the Galleria  

WHEN
December 5, 2017 | 8:30 AM-5:30 PM

Plan Now! CVENT

Attend this Innovative & Transformation forum on December 5 at the Le Méridien Dallas by the Galleria

NEXT CITY
St. Louis, MO
 

COMMUNITY BANKS

& THE UPCOMING FINTECH WAR

A Blueprint for Transforming Community Banks into Agile,
Technology-driven Competitors

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Fintech America

Now It's Time to
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The Fintech America Innovation & Transformation Forum is a one-day seminar and networking event for community bankers to better understand the latest fintech trends, technologies and regulatory issues, and to develop strategies, learn best practices and implement plans to prepare their institutions to succeed in the new era of digital banking.
The Forum, presented by Fintech America in cooperation with BankNews Media, is designed to help banks transform themselves into up to date, technology-driven institutions - from more streamlined lending and payments, to more seamless onboarding and customer experiences. Fintech America is a division of Fintech Americas, sponsor of the Fintech Americas Conference and educational programs for the banking industry. BankNews Media is one of the nation’s leading publishers dedicated exclusively to the banking industry.

What to Expect

•Knowledgeable Speakers
•Comprehensive Program
•Interactive Format with Helpful Discussion
•Insights into Fintech Collaboration & Partnerships
•Best Practices and Strategic Ideas
•Specific Takeaways for Action Plans

Who Should Attend

•Presidents and CEOs
•C-Level Officers
•Board of Directors
•Senior Management
•IT/Technology Directors

Attend this Innovative & Transformative forum on December 5, 2017 in Dallas, TX

Testimonials
"As the president of a small community bank in north central Missouri, i was unsure what the FinTech industry was and how the community banks fit in. The forum brought together in one location all the elements for community banks to seriously consider FinTechs as a partner. As I listened to each presenter, I felt I was rounding the learning curve and I walked away with a much better understanding of who our competition is in today's world. As a result, I am going to challenge my technology committee and we are going to re-evaluate our strategy. I feel very fortunate that such a wealth of information was available to me in Kansas City."
Kim Reigelsberger, President (Preferred Bank)

The Digital Transformation:

A Strategic Workshop for Community Banks

A full day agenda of strategic learning on the innovations and solutions to transform your bank

  • 8:30 AM – 9:00 AM

    Coffee and Morning Refreshments

    Get to know your fellow forum attendees while enjoying delicious coffee and delectable treats to get your exciting day off to the right start.
  • 9:00 AM – 9:05 AM

    Conference Intro – What To Expect

  • 9:05 AM – 9:30 AM

    Disruption or Opportunity? Trends and Outlooks for Community Banks

  • 9:30 AM – 10:00 AM

    Regulating Innovation – A View from Regulators

  • 10:00 AM – 10:30 AM

    How Community Banks Can Compete in the Digital Age

  • 10:30 AM – 10:45 AM

    Break

  • 10:45 AM – 12:15 PM

    Creating & Implementing a Strategic Plan

    • Putting together an Innovation Team + Culture
    • The Importance of an “Living” Strategic Roadmap (Rolling 18-24 month plan)
      • Identifying & Prioritizing Opportunities
      • Resource allocation & budget
      • Examining your business processes
      • Understanding your market dynamics to match with strategy
      • Identifying technologies for transformation
    • Innovation in Practice – How AI can transform back office operation
  • 12:15 PM – 1:00 PM

    Lunch

    Don't worry, you won't have to leave and find your way around the city for a sandwich. It will be our privilege to provide you a delicious lunch and an opportunity to relax and network with fellow attendees.
  • 1:00 PM – 2:00 PM

    Community Banks & Fintechs – To Build, Buy or Partner

    • Fintech: What and Why
    • Fintech Landscape
    • Competitive Assessment of Fintech Lenders
    • Regulatory Considerations for Fintech
    • Implications for Banks & Action Steps
  • 2:00 PM – 3:30 PM

    Developing a Digital Roadmap

    • Operational Efficiency and Agility
    • Lending – Speed, Security & User Experience
    • Digital Channel Development
    • Building a Payments Strategy
    • Digital Marketing in the Age of Amazon
  • 3:30 PM – 3:45 PM

    Break

  • 3:45 PM – 5:00 PM

    New Technology, New Directions

    • Core Processing
    • The Cloud
    • Digital Banking (Mobile/Online)
    • Payments and Lending
  • 5:00 PM – 5:30 PM

    Pulling It All Together

    We’re almost done. This final session helps wrap up and summarize the day’s learning. We want to make sure community banks succeed in today's competitive financial market. We're here for you!

Speakers

An amazing line-up of world class banking and technology experts

Ray Ruga

Ray Ruga

Founder | Fintech America

Ray Ruga is a media technology entrepreneur and the Founder of Fintech Americas, a 2-day Banking Transformation Conference as well as CEO and co-Founder of the CVOX Group, a Miami-based Strategy, PR, Communications & Marketing firm specializing in Finance and Technology in the US and Latin America.

He has over 24 years of diverse domestic and international corporate, government and political experience advising C-Suite leaders at the highest levels, including two Fortune 10 companies, The White House, The Pentagon, a U.S. development agency and five presidential campaigns.

Ray Ruga

Founder | Fintech America

Ray Ruga is a media technology entrepreneur and the Founder of Fintech Americas, a 2-day Banking Transformation Conference as well as CEO and co-Founder of the CVOX Group, a Miami-based Strategy, PR, Communications & Marketing firm specializing in Finance and Technology in the US and Latin America.

He has over 24 years of diverse domestic and international corporate, government and political experience advising C-Suite leaders at the highest levels, including two Fortune 10 companies, The White House, The Pentagon, a U.S. development agency and five presidential campaigns.

Joe Dewey

Joe Dewey

Partner & Deputy Chair of the Technology & Telecommunication Industry Sector Group | Holland & Knight LLP

Joe Dewey has practiced in the areas of finance and real estate for over eighteen years. Mr. Dewey regularly represents commercial banks, life insurance companies and other financial institutions in commercial lending transactions, including construction and permanent real estate financing, healthcare real estate finance and asset based lending, such as receivable, inventory, equipment and working capital facilities. He has substantial experience in capital market transactions, including syndicated and other co-lending arrangements, representing both lead lenders and participants. Mr. Dewey has written and lectured on numerous finance topics and is an adjunct professor of law at the University of Miami School of Law.

Mr. Dewey is also an experienced computer coder with experience integrating several blockchain protocols (including Ethereum, Bitcoin and Hyperledger) into transactional practices, including the development of smart contracts and other innovative concepts. Mr. Dewey speaks and writes extensively about smart contracts and blockchain technology more generally and is the co-author of The Blockchain: A Guide for Legal and Business Professionals, published by Thomson Reuters early this fall.

Joe Dewey

Partner & Deputy Chair of the Technology & Telecommunication Industry Sector Group | Holland & Knight LLP

Joe Dewey has practiced in the areas of finance and real estate for over eighteen years. Mr. Dewey regularly represents commercial banks, life insurance companies and other financial institutions in commercial lending transactions, including construction and permanent real estate financing, healthcare real estate finance and asset based lending, such as receivable, inventory, equipment and working capital facilities. He has substantial experience in capital market transactions, including syndicated and other co-lending arrangements, representing both lead lenders and participants. Mr. Dewey has written and lectured on numerous finance topics and is an adjunct professor of law at the University of Miami School of Law.

Mr. Dewey is also an experienced computer coder with experience integrating several blockchain protocols (including Ethereum, Bitcoin and Hyperledger) into transactional practices, including the development of smart contracts and other innovative concepts. Mr. Dewey speaks and writes extensively about smart contracts and blockchain technology more generally and is the co-author of The Blockchain: A Guide for Legal and Business Professionals, published by Thomson Reuters early this fall.

Phil Haumiller

Phil Haumiller

Consultant in the Financial Industry

Phil brings 50 years of banking and banking related experience. In those fifty years, he has been a banker, worked for a core banking software provider designing banking software, been a banking and bank technology consultant. During his career, he has worked with banks throughout the United States, and overseas.

He retired in December, 2014 as CTO/EVP for a billion dollar bank in Northeast Tennessee.Today, Phil continues to consult in the financial industry with a focus on the technological strategic direction needed by the banking industry. Phil received a Bachelors of Business Administration from Upper Iowa College.

Phil Haumiller

Consultant in the Financial Industry

Phil brings 50 years of banking and banking related experience. In those fifty years, he has been a banker, worked for a core banking software provider designing banking software, been a banking and bank technology consultant. During his career, he has worked with banks throughout the United States, and overseas.

He retired in December, 2014 as CTO/EVP for a billion dollar bank in Northeast Tennessee.Today, Phil continues to consult in the financial industry with a focus on the technological strategic direction needed by the banking industry. Phil received a Bachelors of Business Administration from Upper Iowa College.

David Brooks

David Brooks

Managing Director of Membership | Alliance Partners

David is a Managing Director of Membership at Alliance Partners. Prior to Alliance Partners, David worked at FBR & Co and JP Morgan where he was an investment banker in their financial institutions group covering banks & thrifts. He began his career at BankBoston in their financial institutions group after completing their Corporate Banker Program. After the Bank of America acquisition of Fleet, he helped start the correspondent banking group at Eastern Bank, an $8B mutual bank in Boston. David received his B.A. from Union College.

David Brooks

Managing Director of Membership | Alliance Partners

David is a Managing Director of Membership at Alliance Partners. Prior to Alliance Partners, David worked at FBR & Co and JP Morgan where he was an investment banker in their financial institutions group covering banks & thrifts. He began his career at BankBoston in their financial institutions group after completing their Corporate Banker Program. After the Bank of America acquisition of Fleet, he helped start the correspondent banking group at Eastern Bank, an $8B mutual bank in Boston. David received his B.A. from Union College.

Joseph Y. Holman

Joseph Y. Holman

CEO | Co-Owner | Bank News Media

CEO I Co-Owner I Bank News Media

Partner & Chairman of the Bank Practice Group I Martin Pringle I Attorneys at Law

Offices in Overland Park and Wichita, KS and Kansas City, MO

 

An attorney and CPA, Joe has engaged in an active banking practice for the last several decades. Since 2009, Joe and his wife, Janet S. Holman, have also owned Bank News Media. Joe serves as the company’s CEO while Janet serves as Publisher and President of Bank News, responsible for the day-to-day operations. Joe is a full-time partner in the Martin Pringle law firm, but works for Bank News in business development and financial statements’ analysis. In both of his roles, Joe utilizes his accounting experience with KPMG in Kansas City where he worked for 4 years after law school, earning his CPA certification at that time.  Joe worked in the bank holding company and tax department while at KPMG.

 

Through BankNews, Joe meets and interacts with many bankers, bank consultants, and bank regulatory agencies as well as major bank vendors including core processors and other firms used for outsourced bank operations and compliance matters.  Joe has also acquired experience in the fintech sector, including circumstances which might be considered competitive with the traditional banking industry as well as the establishment of fintech/banking partnerships.

 

As Chairman of the Bank Practice Group at Martin Pringle, a regional law firm with offices in Wichita and Overland Park, KS and in Kansas City, MO on the Plaza, Joe works regularly with bankers in Kansas, Missouri, and across the Midwest.  Joe is currently an active board member and legal counsel for the Great American Bank in Lawrence, KS, having been on the board continuously for the last 10 years.

 

Joe received a Bachelor of Science degree in accounting at Wichita State University and his Juris Doctorate from the University of Kansas law school.

Joseph Y. Holman

CEO | Co-Owner | Bank News Media

CEO I Co-Owner I Bank News Media

Partner & Chairman of the Bank Practice Group I Martin Pringle I Attorneys at Law

Offices in Overland Park and Wichita, KS and Kansas City, MO

 

An attorney and CPA, Joe has engaged in an active banking practice for the last several decades. Since 2009, Joe and his wife, Janet S. Holman, have also owned Bank News Media. Joe serves as the company’s CEO while Janet serves as Publisher and President of Bank News, responsible for the day-to-day operations. Joe is a full-time partner in the Martin Pringle law firm, but works for Bank News in business development and financial statements’ analysis. In both of his roles, Joe utilizes his accounting experience with KPMG in Kansas City where he worked for 4 years after law school, earning his CPA certification at that time.  Joe worked in the bank holding company and tax department while at KPMG.

 

Through BankNews, Joe meets and interacts with many bankers, bank consultants, and bank regulatory agencies as well as major bank vendors including core processors and other firms used for outsourced bank operations and compliance matters.  Joe has also acquired experience in the fintech sector, including circumstances which might be considered competitive with the traditional banking industry as well as the establishment of fintech/banking partnerships.

 

As Chairman of the Bank Practice Group at Martin Pringle, a regional law firm with offices in Wichita and Overland Park, KS and in Kansas City, MO on the Plaza, Joe works regularly with bankers in Kansas, Missouri, and across the Midwest.  Joe is currently an active board member and legal counsel for the Great American Bank in Lawrence, KS, having been on the board continuously for the last 10 years.

 

Joe received a Bachelor of Science degree in accounting at Wichita State University and his Juris Doctorate from the University of Kansas law school.

Dominic Suszek

Dominic Suszek

Founder and CEO | Global RADAR

Mr. Dominic Suszek is an experienced executive with broad experience in bank operations, audit, information technology, and regulatory compliance. As a senior executive involved in all aspects of regulatory compliance, with more than 25 years of banking expertise in operations, technology, security, fraud and compliance, he has acquired extensive knowledge of the requirements from many regulatory agencies in the US, Europe, South Africa, the Caribbean, along with Central and South America.

 

After his tenure as a senior executive of a large community bank in South Florida, Mr. Suszek founded BSA Strategies, a very successful consulting firm created with a focus on regulatory risk management for financial institutions including banks, brokerage firms, money service businesses and money transmitters. BSA Strategies provides highly qualified staffing to organizations in need of guidance and assistance with compliance challenges.
During the growth of BSA Strategies, he formed Global RADAR, a technology company where he developed a global risk management solution. With a presence in over 25 countries, Global RADAR maintains offices globally to support a geographically diverse clientele in various business sectors, including corporate, brokerage, finance, gaming, government, insurance, manufacturing, and real estate.

 

Global RADAR is a software solution developed to provide financial institutions with a comprehensive tool to facilitate client onboarding due diligence, automated risk rating, document management and transaction surveillance. The Global RADAR product was created as a solution for financial institutions globally to manage risk and operational processes.

 

As part of an educational outreach program, Global RADAR created a news distribution channel, BSA News Now, which has developed into a leading source of information for regulatory compliance news globally with over 10,000 subscribers.

 

Mr. Suszek and his companies have been engaged by domestic and international banks to assist in multiple compliance and remediation projects. The clients assisted range from private, retail and correspondent domestic and international banks; domestic and international law firms; and local and multi-national corporations.

Dominic Suszek

Founder and CEO | Global RADAR

Mr. Dominic Suszek is an experienced executive with broad experience in bank operations, audit, information technology, and regulatory compliance. As a senior executive involved in all aspects of regulatory compliance, with more than 25 years of banking expertise in operations, technology, security, fraud and compliance, he has acquired extensive knowledge of the requirements from many regulatory agencies in the US, Europe, South Africa, the Caribbean, along with Central and South America.

 

After his tenure as a senior executive of a large community bank in South Florida, Mr. Suszek founded BSA Strategies, a very successful consulting firm created with a focus on regulatory risk management for financial institutions including banks, brokerage firms, money service businesses and money transmitters. BSA Strategies provides highly qualified staffing to organizations in need of guidance and assistance with compliance challenges.
During the growth of BSA Strategies, he formed Global RADAR, a technology company where he developed a global risk management solution. With a presence in over 25 countries, Global RADAR maintains offices globally to support a geographically diverse clientele in various business sectors, including corporate, brokerage, finance, gaming, government, insurance, manufacturing, and real estate.

 

Global RADAR is a software solution developed to provide financial institutions with a comprehensive tool to facilitate client onboarding due diligence, automated risk rating, document management and transaction surveillance. The Global RADAR product was created as a solution for financial institutions globally to manage risk and operational processes.

 

As part of an educational outreach program, Global RADAR created a news distribution channel, BSA News Now, which has developed into a leading source of information for regulatory compliance news globally with over 10,000 subscribers.

 

Mr. Suszek and his companies have been engaged by domestic and international banks to assist in multiple compliance and remediation projects. The clients assisted range from private, retail and correspondent domestic and international banks; domestic and international law firms; and local and multi-national corporations.

Derik Sutton

Derik Sutton

Co-founder and President | Become Labs

Sutton has spent 15+ years in Fintech helping banks and credit unions catch up to the modern world. Derik is Co-founder and President of Become Labs, a team of product strategists, designers, and engineers who create, design, and build digital experiences for financial institutions and the technology companies that serve them. Derik truly believes that products, solutions, and features can be copied, but experiences cannot. He loves meeting with clients, learning about their organizations, and working alongside them to achieve these experiences. When he is not working to better banks and credit unions, he enjoys spending time with his wife and three children traveling, being active in their church, playing soccer, and searching the world over for the best cinnamon roll.

Derik Sutton

Co-founder and President | Become Labs

Sutton has spent 15+ years in Fintech helping banks and credit unions catch up to the modern world. Derik is Co-founder and President of Become Labs, a team of product strategists, designers, and engineers who create, design, and build digital experiences for financial institutions and the technology companies that serve them. Derik truly believes that products, solutions, and features can be copied, but experiences cannot. He loves meeting with clients, learning about their organizations, and working alongside them to achieve these experiences. When he is not working to better banks and credit unions, he enjoys spending time with his wife and three children traveling, being active in their church, playing soccer, and searching the world over for the best cinnamon roll.

Partners

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Fintech America offers partnership opportunities to companies helping banks make the transformation to the new age of digital banking.
CONTACT: E-mail: info@fintechamerica.co / Maria Mancuso: 305-310-6425

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Tickets

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All tickets include breakfast, lunch, and coffee break, and access to all workshops.

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