AT A GLANCE
Sunday, October 4, 2009
Monday, October 5, 2009
Download Presentation - Mac McCullough, U.S. Bancorp
Download Presentation - Katherine Vitale, Risk Management Association
Download Presentation - Sonny Sonnenstein, First Horizon National Corporation
Download Presentation - Sid Deloatch, Fifth Third Bank
Tuesday, October 6, 2009
Download Presentation - Bart Narter, Celent
Wednesday, October 7, 2009
Sunday, October 4, 2009
Stop by to meet the BS&T editorial team, bring us up to date on your organization, new initiatives, and your views on the hottest topics in banking. Hear about BS&T content opportunities across all media channels.
Monday, October 5, 2009
Kathy Burger, Editorial Director, Bank Systems & Technology
Growth hasn't gone away from banks' strategic plans, but achieving growth has become a more challenging endeavor in financial services. At institutions where growth remains a priority, IT plays a critical role in assessing revenue opportunities, developing new products and services, and improving customer retention. These banks are maximizing IT investments and finding ways to innovate and optimize emerging channels and markets, without sacrificing either operational efficiency or sound risk management principles. What's the secret of their success?
- Capitalizing on the renewed deposits focus.
- Getting new projects "greenlighted."
- Where the money is — key revenue-generating initiatives (payroll, HSAs, prepaid cards, etc.).
- Balancing speed-to-market with risk management.
Mac McCullough, EVP and Head of the Enterprise Revenue Office, U.S. Bancorp
How can banks make sure they implement the right risk management approaches for the enterprise? In this session, you will hear about results from global financial institution research conducted by the Risk Management Association on some of the latest trends in the area of risk. You'll learn about vital components for developing the risk management strategy of tomorrow, including:
- Best practices financial institutions can adopt for governance, transparency and coordination.
- Deploying analytics.
- Strategies and approaches for the future including efficiency, effectiveness and culture.
Katherine Vitale, Associate Director, Risk Management Association
Many organizations are quick to emphasize that "People are our most important asset," but fail to go beyond the rhetoric. Today, however, tight budgets, consolidation, layoffs and regulatory pressures are combining to present banks with historic challenges when it comes to managing and developing personnel. Layoffs, retirements and buyouts can result not only in the loss of essential institutional knowledge and intellectual capital, but also can contribute to an increase in fraud and legal issues. But it's not just professionals leaving the organization — increasingly the workforce is comprised of Millennials who have different attitudes and expectations about how they work and the tools and technologies they use to do their jobs. What do bank technology executives need to know about recruiting, retaining and developing today's and tomorrow's IT professionals in order to assure their institutions will be winners in the global competition for talent?
- Retaining institutional knowledge.
- What motivates the Millennials?
- Technology skills in demand — today and tomorrow.
- Leveraging social media to improve collaboration and community.
- CIO succession plans.
Sid Deloatch, Senior Vice President - Enterprise Solutions, Fifth Third Bank
Sonny Sonnenstein, Senior Vice President, Deputy CIO - Corporate Systems & Information Management, First Horizon National Corporation
On January 20th, 2009, Heartland Payment Systems announced it was the victim of one of the largest breaches of credit card data in history, masterminded by hackers based in the United States and Russia. We now know that 300 other institutions may have fell victim to these same international gangs. The fallout resulted in a 77% drop in Heartland's value and threatened its core business. In the aftermath, Heartland has risen to the challenge and sought to transform its IT security processes and establish itself as a vocal leader in both the data security and payments industries. Learn from the company's hard fought lessons to:
- Protect your firm from highly sophisticated and evolving cyber threats
- Collaborate and innovate
- Become a change agent, both internally and in the industry
Kris Herrin, CTO, Heartland Payment Systems
Tuesday, October 6, 2009
In these informal discussion groups, co-moderated by our sponsors and editors, you will share war stories, make contacts, brainstorm and learn with other executives who share your concerns on key strategic and technology issues. Discussion topics include:
- Optimizing Core Systems
- Reinventing the Branch
- IT Expense Management and Resource Optimization
Prepare for — Now!
The reflex reaction during tough times is to scale back and hunker down. But this is when it's more important than ever to look to the future, understand the disruptive changes occurring within the industry, and strategically invest in the technologies that can help your bank get ahead of the pack in capitalizing on these developments. According to Celent, there are six megatrends that are making the difference between industry leaders and also-rans:
- Risk becomes the top concern.
- Web 2.0 and Internet banking engage the customer in new ways.
- Mobile banking is there when the Web is not.
- B2B marketplace models help corporations conserve cash.
- Health savings accounts open a new pool of deposits.
- Remote deposit capture isn't just for business anymore.
At this session you will gain exclusive insights about successful financial institutions that have profited by understanding and taking advantage of these developments; how these technology trends can change your business (and your competitors' businesses); and how to understand and embrace change.
- Making the business case for investment.
- Understanding the trade-offs involved.
- Critical success factors.
- Looking ahead — key trends for 2010.
For all the talk of partnership, the relationships between banks and their solutions providers often can be tense - especially when budgets are tight, management scrutiny is intense, and deliverables are expected at an accelerated pace. But it's more important than ever for banks and technology vendors to work together to drive growth, compliance and efficiency. In this interactive session, 2009 Elite 8 executives face off against executives from some of the bank technology industry's most innovative companies to address some of the most controversial and challenging issues facing the industry, including:
- 2010 IT budget forecasts - where is the spending going, and does this make sense?
- Hot technologies to pursue -- or avoid.
- The technology buying cycle - are we focusing on the right concerns?
- Making the business case for tech investment during a recession.
- Regulatory reform - good or bad for banking IT?
- Are bank technology vendors responding to market needs?