Future of Banking Symposium (5 CPE Credits)

MAY 1, 2017   10:15am – 4:25 pm

The forces of change have swept the banking industry and change is coming fast. It’s no secret that the banking industry will appear, feel, and operate differently in the years to come. ICBA is here to give you a glimpse of what the future holds for community banks and is here to help you navigate the winds of change with our first Future of Banking Symposium.

ICBA’s Future of Banking Symposium, which will be held in tandem with the Capital Summit, will offer community bankers a comprehensive look at all things “new.”  The educational sessions will focus on the changing regulatory environment, rapidly transforming technologies and retail payment methods, new collaborative lending opportunities, and the fresh message all community banks should be relaying to customers. 

As community banks strive to ensure their footing in the marketplace is as strong as ever, ICBA’s Future of Banking Symposium will offer opportunities to learn new strategies, network with peers, and hear from leading experts. Through the Future of Banking Symposium bankers can also earn 5 CPE credits.

Schedule subject to change.

10:15-10:45 am

Doors Open for “Future of Banking Symposium"

*Ticket from ICBA Capital Summit packet to be collected at door.

10:45-11:15 am

Welcome and Opening Address – Cam Fine

11:15-12:25 am

Opening Keynote: Down the Foxhole – What the New Administration Means for the Future of Community  Banking: James Rosen

James Rosen is Chief Washington Correspondent for the FOX News Channel, which he joined in 1999, and the host of the online show The Foxhole. Across his two decades with Fox News, Rosen has covered the White House and State Department beats and filed from Capitol Hill, the Pentagon, the Supreme Court, the campaign trail, forty-nine states and three dozen countries on five continents.

He has broken many exclusive stories on subjects ranging from ISIS to Hillary Clinton’s private server. When the Obama administration designated him a criminal “co-conspirator” for breaking news on North Korea’s nuclear weapons program, the case triggered a national controversy over press freedoms and made Rosen a rallying point for champions of the First Amendment. More recently, the State Department was forced to apologize for having improperly excised Rosen’s tough questioning on Iran from the department’s official video of a press briefing.

Before joining Fox News, Rosen worked as a researcher to CBS News anchor and managing editor Dan Rather; as an anchor/reporter at WREX-TV (NBC) in Rockford, Illinois and at News12/The Bronx; and in production roles at WWOR-TV and NY-1 News in New York.

Rosen is the author of The Strong Man: John Mitchell and the Secrets of Watergate (2008) and Cheney One on One: A Candid Conversation with America’s Most Controversial Statesman (2015). He is the editor of A Torch Kept Lit: Great Lives of the Twentieth Century, a collection of eulogies by the late William F. Buckley, Jr. that has spent five weeks on the New York Times bestseller list this season. Rosen’s articles have appeared in the New York Times, the Washington Post, Atlantic Monthly, Harper’s, Playboy and National Review, among others.

Born in Brooklyn and raised on Staten Island, Rosen earned his bachelor’s degree in political science from The Johns Hopkins University and his master's degree in journalism from Northwestern University’s Medill School of Journalism. He lives in Washington with his wife and two sons.

12:25-1:00 pm

Networking Lunch

1:00-1:30 pm

Luncheon Speaker: Fintechs, Neobanks, & Beer Garages: Fear, Fight, or Join Them?

Becki Drahota, CEO, Mills Marketing

Millennials need banking services but don’t need banks. Entrepreneurs can get $150,000 loans online in minutes. Rocket Mortgage® promises to make getting a mortgage fast and easy. If your newer employees don’t even bank with you, you may be challenged in your efforts to attract new customers. Find out how to stay relevant to tomorrow’s customers without revolutionizing your organizational structure. See how cherry-picking the tools you need now will help you become top performing and an even more attractive bank.

1:30-1:40 pm


1:40-2:30 pm

“The Shiny Things"

Bob Legters, Chief Product Officer, FIS, Global Retail Payments/Product Management

With its roots in the financial services industry and a propensity to look to the future, FIS is leading forward through innovation.  Financial services expert, Bob Legters, will lead attendees in an exciting discussion focusing on how banks can strike the right balance between financial innovation and cost.  He will share tips on how community banks can perfect traditional blocking and tackling efforts to achieve a perpetual growth machine.  The presentation will also include a dynamic, real-time demonstration of the FIS Amazon Alexa® artificial intelligence integration.  

2:30-2:45 pm

Break: Dessert & Coffee

2:45-3:35 pm

Balancing Fintech Innovation & Risk

  • Panelists from the private sector and government officials will discuss current issues and key perspectives into today’s regulatory landscape, emerging opportunities, future strategies and challenges for community banks.

Confirmed Panelists: John Ryan (President & CEO, CSBS), Heather Archer Eastep (Partner, Hunton & Williams), Richard Neiman (Head of Regulatory & Government Affairs, Lending Club)

3:35-4:25 pm

Closing Keynote: Community Banking 2020: Delivering Unexpected Experiences

Speaker: Kevin Blair

Community banks are positioned at the edge of incredible opportunity.  Facing a world where common strategies and traditional facilities no longer seem the ideal option, community banks must look forward to a new and dynamic customer experience.  Today’s digital world and rapidly-changing customer demands are transforming the ways community banks execute high-performance strategies.  Kevin will take bankers on an intellectual and inspirational journey propelling the audience to a fresh and energized outlook on the future.  By leveraging disruptive change using a unique CODE of success, community banks may experience unprecedented growth in the years ahead.  It’s not too soon to think differently and act. 

President /CEO, NewGround

Kevin Blair is a CEO who prefers to be on the front lines with clients and the NewGround team.  Kevin is a visionary and thought leader in the creation of experiential environments which align an organization’s brand, place and culture through a human-centered approach resulting in innovative strategies that drive growth and performance.  Kevin is widely known as a financial service retail distribution futurist presenting retail distribution trends worldwide and consulting with some of the most successful banking organizations in the industry.

Kevin Blair