- Technology continues to transform nearly every aspect of the financial services industry — from mobile payments to peer-to-peer lending to financial management.
PHOENIX — Tomorrow morning, we kick off our annual FinXTech Summit. As I wrote yesterday, this annual event serves as our “in-person” bridge between banks and qualified technology companies. Personally, I am so impressed to witness numerous financial institutions transforming how they offer banking products and services to businesses and individuals. As such, I find myself eager to engage in tomorrow’s conversations around:
- Partnerships, collaboration and enablement;
- How and where banks can invest in cloud-based software; and
- The business potential of machine learning, advanced analytics and natural language processors.
Joining us at the Phoenician are senior executives from high-performance banks like Capital One, Customers Bank, Dime Community Bancshares, First Interstate Bank, IBERIABANK, Mechanics Bank, Mutual of Omaha Bank, PacWest, Pinnacle Financial, Seacoast National Bank, Silicon Valley Bank, South State Bank, TCF National Bank, Umpqua, Union Bank & Trust, USAA and US Bancorp. Long-time tech players like Microsoft share their opinions alongside strong upstarts like AutoBooks during this two-day program. So before I welcome nearly 200 men and women to this year’s conference, allow me to share a few of my preliminary thoughts going into the event:
For those with us here in Arizona, you’ll find nearly every presentation explores what makes for a strong, digitally-solid bank. So to see what’s trending, I invite you to follow the conference conversations via our social channels. For instance, I am @AlDominick on Twitter — and our team shares ideas and information through @BankDirector plus our @Fin_X_Tech platform. Finally, search & follow #FinXTech18 to see what’s being shared with (and by) our attendees.