Podcast - Best Innovation Group

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.
The Collaborative Model
Darryl Proctor, Product Director of Payments at Temenos, discusses the Temenos Marketplace and Jams, payments, regulations, emerging technologies and embracing opportunity.
To Fish with a Net or a Spear? Implementing Analytics at CUTX
Keith Malbrue, CIO of the Credit Union of Texas partnered with OnApproach to implement its data analytics program. In this week’s BIGcast, Keith and John discuss the strategic decisions, cultural alignment and Information Technology approach that has led to the successful analytics implementation at CUTX.
Creative Futurism
Author Kevin J. Anderson discusses mountain climbing, internet security, the intersection of creativity and work, and John and Kevin announce their new podcast venture, Creative Futurism.
Delight Members with A Mobile First Strategy
Thomas E. Hogan currently serves as the Chairman and Chief Executive Officer of Kony, the market-leading company focused on mobile applications for the enterprise. In this episode, Tom and John explore different facets of leadership, and Tom’s advice for new and experienced leaders and the effect of technology on planning and how organizations operate.
Budget Season with Kirk Kordeleski
Kirk Kordeleski, the new Sr. Managing Partner and VP of Consulting at BIG, discusses what you need to know as you prepare to prepare your 2018 budget.
Innovation - The Sinatra Doctrine and the Hot Coals Test
Glen talks with digital marketing expert Amy Radin about angel investing, judging BAI's Global Innovation Awards, and the good old-fashioned execution that's critical to successful innovation
An Eye on the Future – An Economist’s Views on Distributed Ledger
Scott Borger, Sr. Economist at the National Credit Union Administration, discusses distributed ledgers, shares use cases and concepts that he finds exciting and turns the tables to interview John about technology, credit unions and regulations.
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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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