Fintech - Best Innovation Group

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CFOs Trust The Cloud, But Aren’t Gaining All Its Benefits Yet

Chief financial officers (CFOs) were among the last to fully trust cloud technology for their organizations, according to research from software company Adaptive Insights. But, as its third-quarter CFO Indicator report shows, the portion of CFOs that embrace the cloud has spiked in only the last few years.

 

Training Fintech Workers to Make a Difference in the World
John Janclaes interviews Professor Jenny Dorrach, Dean of Drucker Business School at Claremont College, about her agenda for the college moving forward, and how fintech workers can learn to combine analytical skills with the human side of business.
Analytics as The Fuel for Innovation – Implementing Analytics at OCCU
Andrew Bertrand, Data Analyst at Our Community Credit Union in Shelton Washington, discusses how small to medium sized credit unions can get started with analytics, his career in marketing and how it prepared him for analytics, interesting use cases and how he leverages OnApproach to meet his analytics needs.

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What is FinTech (and how has it evolved)?

Financial Technology has been around virtually as long as the financial services industry itself. But since the economic meltdown of 2008, a new breed of disruptors has displaced traditional ecommerce providers with more efficient services.

 

If Wells is any guide, Equifax had better buckle up for a long, bumpy ride
Doesn’t it seem like more than a year that we’ve been reading about the Wells Fargo scandal? I’m sure for anyone working at Wells, the ordeal feels like it’s already dragged on FAR longer than a year.
On the Hunt for FinTech's Holy Grail
Part two of our Finovate highlights includes on-site interviews with Sensibill, EFC Plus, Digital Onboarding and Malauzi. Also a recap of the audience prizes, and the connection between Husker Du and credit unions.
Giving a Voice to FinTech Innovation
John and Glen discuss highlights from last week's FinovateFall conference, including interviews with top presenters SpyCloud, Finn, Gro Solutions and Kony.
Credit Union Competitive Advantage – Collaboration
Naveen Jain, VP of Digital Analytics at First Tech FCU, is a HUGE believer in the credit union industry. So much so that he has launched a collaborative online community platform called CULytics where credit union tech professionals can learn, listen and collaborate on solutions to solve pressing credit union industry problems. In this episode, Naveen discusses the technology focus of First Tech Federal Credit Union, the CULytics event and community, and why data and technology are important for CUs.

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Equifax Hack Impacts 143 Million Customers

Credit scoring company Equifax announced Thursday (Sept.7) it had experienced a cybersecurity incident that may have impacted approximately 143 million consumers in the U.S., as well as the credit card numbers of approximately 209,000 people.

 

The Collaborative Model
Darryl Proctor, Product Director of Payments at Temenos, discusses the Temenos Marketplace and Jams, payments, regulations, emerging technologies and embracing opportunity.
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About BIGcast Network

Credit Union Industry Experts, John Best, Founder of Best Innovation Group (BIG), Glen Sarvady, Managing Principal at 154 Advisors and Anne Legg, Founder of THRIVE Strategic Services have teamed-up to offer a new podcast series to form the BIGcast Network. The BIGcast will become a twice weekly podcast and will be offering financial news and thought leadership in the areas of Business Strategy, Innovation, Payments and Leadership to financial institutions globally. Meet the BIGCast Network Team:

John Best is recognized as a thought leader and visionary of technology advancements and financial application development within the credit union industry. Requests for speaking engagements include Symitar national and regional conferences, Information Technologies Credit Union Association annual conference, and CUNA Technology Council, CUNA Marketing Council, CUNA lending Council Filene Water Cooler Annual Symposium and Correlation annual meeting as a keynote speaker.
Anne Legg is founder of THRIVE Strategic Services. THRIVE leads organizations to goal attainment via data translation resulting in innovative and transformational business strategies. Anne is a recognized credit union expert and thought leader with an MBA thesis on the credit union business model as well as two internationally published whitepapers on credit union business strategy. She has served as an SME for CUNA and National University and has instructed at several CUNA schools.
John Janclaes has more than thirty years of experience in the financial services industry, spanning retail banking, brokerage, and insurance. He joined Partners Federal Credit Union in June 2004 as President and Chief Executive Officer. With eleven branches located primarily in California and Florida, Partners serves employees of The Walt Disney Company, currently numbering more than 140,000 members with$1.6 billion in assets under management.

John is founder of The CEO Corner, an online forum to help business leaders and their organizations thrive (www.theceocorner.com). In recognition of John’s commitment to leadership development, proceeds from the sale of his leadership book, "Doing What Matters" will be donated to support scholarships for business leaders in training.
Glen Sarvady’s episodes of the BIGCast will focus on top-of-mind topics impacting the payments world, analysis of recent product launches, acquisitions, partnerships and innovations, and on-site reporting and interviews from industry venues like Finovate, Money 20/20 and NACHA Payments. Interviews will be brief and to-the-point, emphasizing substance and avoiding informercial territory. As with other BIGCast Network offerings credit unions receive added attention, but the discussions will be relevant and entertaining for strategic thinkers across the financial services spectrum, particularly those interested in consumer and small business experience and the real-world effects of breakthrough payment innovations.

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