Tuesday, October 26
8:30 a.m. Registration, Continental Breakfast and Exhibitors
9:00 a.m. Welcome
9:05 a.m. Strategically Avoiding IT/Security Disasters
David Peterson, i7 Strategies
How will you lead in a time of crisis? Can you strategically plan to avoid disasters? As a manager, will your team step up and perform as trained while under duress? Author David Peterson, using the amazing and sad tale of the two historical shipwrecks, will highlight the strategic leadership principles that will enable IT professionals to properly manage systems and people to avoid disasters … and to reduce the negative impact of a crisis. There are many lessons to be learned about how we deal with adversity, but the more important lesson is to employ strategies and tactics to specifically to avoid or mitigate the negative impact of disasters! This insightful and informative session will provide specific techniques on which IT and Security professionals can immediately implement, whether leading a team or exhibiting “Individual Leadership”.
10:15 a.m. Break with Exhibitors
10:45 a.m. Hunting Threats and Analyzing Incidents
Buzz Hillestad, SBS Cybersecurity, Madison, SD
In today’s cybersecurity world, we can no longer hide behind the assumption that business will never be compromised. Institutions must ensure adequate investments in security are made, not only in prevention, but in the detection of threats and effective incident response as well. With data breaches on the rise, it’s time to sharpen your institution’s response procedures. Explore the importance of incorporating forensic analysis procedures into your standard procedures to better address emerging threats and decrease liability.
12:00 p.m. Lunch
1:00 p.m. Strategically Planning for the Future of Faster Payments
Todd Koehn, Bankers’ Bank, Madison, WI
Offering faster payments solutions to customers and business clients may soon be table stakes in the ever-more competitive financial services market. In order for community banks to serve their diverse customer-base, they need to put faster payments on their strategic plan so they can compete and retain current customers and attract new ones. Learn more about how you can roll out faster payment solutions and what that will look like.
2:00 p.m. Refreshment Break & Exhibitor Time
2:30 p.m. Vendor’s Keeper: How to Make Sure Third-Party Vendors Aren’t Creating a Compliance Nightmare
Kimberly Boatwright, CAMS, CRCM VP, nContracts
Your bank is doing everything it can to remain compliant with applicable laws and regulations, but what about your third-party vendors? Regulators make no distinction between violations committed by a third-party vendor working on your behalf and your own institution. The only way to protect your bank from vendor compliance missteps is by integrating your vendor management with your compliance management system (CMS). This presentation will explore the overlap between compliance and vendor management, offering strategies and best practices for mitigating the compliance risk of third-party vendors. Don’t let a vendor’s missteps land your bank in hot water. Join us as we delve into the intersection of compliance and vendor management and what it takes to protect your bank from the reputational, financial, and regulatory risks of vendor compliance violations.
3:30 p.m. Break
3:45 p.m. Pandemic Lessons We Are Still Learning
Vicky McKim, Aureon Consulting
The pandemic changed our businesses, how people worked, and how we thought about work. We’ll review some of the lessons learned in 2020 (and what we are still learning) about work-from-home, hybrid work arrangements, network access and security, disaster preparedness and more.
4:30 p.m. Reception & Exhibit Time
Wednesday, October 27
7:45 a.m. Full Breakfast
8:15 a.m. Cryptocurrency & the Blockchain: Digital Dollars or Counterfeit Currency
James Carroll, Secure Network Solutions
It’s like money, highly controversial, it’s not country-backed, it’s pseudo anonymous and becoming popular across the planet. In this session, crypto currency and its management vehicle known as the Blockchain are explained. The session will also explain how cryptocurrency is used for the purchase of anything like cars, homes, drugs and other illegal things. This session is an eye opener for anyone interested in digital currency, the technologies of Blockchain, and what you need to know as a banker.
9:25 a.m. Hot Topics in Bank Technology
Join your fellow conference attendees to discuss some of the most pressing topics in bank technology today. This fast-paced session will draw knowledge from the group and will be something you won’t want to miss.
10:25 a.m. Break
10:35 a.m. Perform Like A Champion
Aaron Davis, Lincoln, NE
Attitude, mental toughness and the ability to change and adapt quickly are just a few characteristics that all champions possess. As a member of the Nebraska 1994 National Championship football team (considered by some as one of the best teams ever assembled), Aaron has a keen understanding of what it takes to achieve incredible results. Today’s corporate environment is more competitive than ever before and it’s those who are able to focus when others fold, who consistently stay at the top!
11:45 a.m. Adjourn