The Latest FinTech Innovations - in 7 Minutes or Less

The Latest FinTech Innovations - in 7 Minutes or Less

The Latest FinTech Innovations - in 7 Minutes or Less

John and Glen discuss takeaways from the recent Finovate conference and share on-site interviews with some of their favorite presenters - including 2 Best of Show winners.


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In This Episode:

  • A recap of the latest Wells Fargo scandal news, including the Senate Banking Committee hearing.
  • Glen’ is attending the Bank Customer Experience Summit and provides a recap on the sessions he found the most interesting and the eye-opening insights he gained on FinTech, CUs and Millennials.
  • Glen attended the Finovate conference and recorded interviews with various presenters, including the following.
    • Swych – Swych is a mobile gifting platform based on social commerce that works across different digital platforms.
    • Clinc – Clinc has created a natural language machine learning (AI) app that is a mobile financial advisor that allows users to hold free-form conversations with their banking apps.
    • Daon – Daon provides biometric authentication and identity solutions.
    • Urban FT – Urban FT allows credit unions to update apps without direct member actions or IT intervention.

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  • September 29, Personal Information Economy 2016 Conference, London, England. John will present CULedger at the CtrlShift sponsored conference:
  • September 28 - October 1, CUNA TECHNOLOGY COUNCIL CONFERENCE. Elliot Cotto and Tom Stacy present "Credit Unions Win with Distributed Ledger and Universal Identity." Click here for more information.

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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 ( 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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