ICBA General Session Speakers - Just Announced!

At ICBA LIVE in Nashville, March 18-22, the speaker lineup promises to be empowering, entertaining, and BOLD. Elevating your bank’s potential, your leadership and your life starts with bold determination as you step outside of your comfort zone.

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Be Bold in Innovation

Vinh Giang, CEO of Luminary Productions

With only six months to graduation, Vinh Giang left his degree in commerce and law to become an online magic teacher ultimately building a hugely successful online business, 52kards, which now serves over 800,000 students all around the world. This earned him the award of Top Young Entrepreneur in Australia.

Vinh Giang’s real magic journey began when he finally understood what magician, Robert Houdin, meant when he said: “A magician is an actor playing the part of the magician.” He focused all his energy on studying the art of performance and not the art of presentation. Vinh spent the last 15 years mastering the art of performance-enhanced communication, helping thousands of professionals worldwide learn this skill.

Vinh is also the CEO of Luminary Productions which produces exceptional video for individuals and companies all around the globe. Vinh will bring out the magic in you!


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Be Bold in Leadership

Theresa Payton, Former White House CIO and Cybersecurity Authority

Named by IFSEC Global as one of the world’s top 50 cybersecurity professionals and by Security Magazine as one of the top 25 Most Influential People in Security, Theresa Payton is one of America’s most respected authorities on security and intelligence operations.

As White House Chief Information Officer, Payton oversaw IT operations for President George W. Bush and his staff from 2006 to 2008 during a period of unprecedented technological change and escalating threats. Previously, she held executive roles in banking technology at Bank of America and Wells Fargo.
Currently, as the founder, president and CEO of Fortalice Solutions, a cybersecurity consulting company, and co-founder of Dark3, a cybersecurity product company, Payton remains the expert that organizations call for discretion, proactive solutions, and crisis management.

Payton passionately protects her clients — from the boardroom to the server room — and helps them understand the business risks to their organization’s cybersecurity.

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Be Bold in Life

John O’Leary, National Bestselling Author and Speaker

In 1987, John O’Leary was a curious nine-year-old boy. Playing with fire and gasoline, O’Leary created a massive explosion in his home and was burned on 100 percent of his body. He was given a one percent chance to live. Expected to die, now he is teaching others how to truly live.

O’Leary’s debut book, “On Fire: The 7 Choices to Ignite a Radically Inspired Life,” was an instant number one national bestseller, has sold 120,000 copies, and has been translated into 12 languages. His podcast, “Live Inspired,” is a top 20 for business on iTunes and Inc. magazine.

Today, O’Leary is an inspirational speaker teaching nearly 75,000 people around the world each year how to live inspired. Described as “the best speaker we’ve ever had,” O’Leary’s emotional storytelling, unexpected humor, and authenticity make each of his presentations truly inspirational.

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