2018 Featured Speakers



2018 Session Speakers

  • Loran Adams
    Senior Vice President, Director of Regulatory Risk Management, Carter Bank and Trust
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    Spotlight 1: Getting it Right: Effective Vendor Risk Management

  • Armin Ajami
    Senior Vice President, Wells Fargo
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    Learning Studio: Using the Branch and Contact Center to Drive Digital Adoption

  • Rene Alfaro
    Senior Vice President, Broadway Bank
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    Learning Studio: BAI Beacon Series: Exploring the Universal Banker (3:45-5 pm)

  • Terry Ammons
    Systems Partner, Porter Keadle Moore
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    Spotlight 1: Getting it Right: Effective Vendor Risk Management

  • Shanna Anderson
    Vice President, Retail Sales, Fifth Third Bank
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    Learning Studio: New Sales Practices - Creating the Shift to Needs Based Selling

  • Sahil Arora
    Senior Associate, Ventures, Plug and Play
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    Innovation Pavilion: BAI Beacon Series: Plug and Play Fintech Companies to Watch - Cybersecurity Innovation Pavilion: BAI Beacon Series: Plug and Play Fintech Companies to Watch - Customer Acquisition Innovation Pavilion: Build, Buy or Partner…What's Best When it Comes to Fintech Spotlight 1: BAI Beacon Series: Plug and Play Fintech Companies to Watch: HR Technology

  • Christy Bachmeyer
    Executive Vice President, Consumer Banking, Frost Bank
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    Learning Studio: BAI Beacon Series: Exploring the Universal Banker (3:45-5 pm)

  • Gloria Banks
    Chief Compliance Officer, Synovus
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    Spotlight 1: Building a Culture of Compliance

  • Neha Bararia
    Senior Product Manager, CompuCom
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    Ignite Theater: BAI Beacon Rapid Fire Demos

  • Nico Barawid
    Head of International Business, Nova Credit
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    Innovation Pavilion: BAI Beacon Innovation Series: Best in the U.S. from the BAI Global Innovation Awards (3:45-5 pm)

  • Walter Bialas
    Vice President, Director of Research, JLL
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    Stage 2: Future Proofing the Branch!

  • Debbie Bianucci
    President and Chief Executive Officer, BAI
  • Greg Blausey
    Director, Banking Industry Lead, Salesforce
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    Data Bank: Unified Banking: The Key to Powering Personalization

  • Saran Bommakanti
    Chief Industry Solutions Architect, IBM
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    Ignite Theater: Spark Session

  • Sue Britton
    Founder and CEO, Fintech Growth Syndicate
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    Innovation Pavilion: Innovation in Action - Q&A with the BAI Global Innovation Awards Innovation Circle Judges

  • Kunal Chopra
    Partner, Gradient Ascent
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    Stage 2: BAI Beacon Series: AI Driving a New Financial Services World

  • Amit Chu
    Ventures Analyst, Plug and Play
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    Innovation Pavilion: BAI Beacon Series: Plug and Play Fintech Companies to Watch - Cybersecurity Innovation Pavilion: BAI Beacon Series: Plug and Play Fintech Companies to Watch - Customer Acquisition Spotlight 1: BAI Beacon Series: Plug and Play Fintech Companies to Watch: HR Technology

  • Titi Cole
    Executive Vice President, Head of Operations, Wells Fargo
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    Stage 2: Transforming Team Member Experience to Deliver for Customers

  • Richard K. Crone
    CEO, Crone Consulting, LLC
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    Spotlight 2: Making P2P and Social Payments Pay

  • Karl Dahlgren
    Managing Director, BAI
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    Data Bank: What's Next - 2019 Outlook Learning Studio: The ROI of a Compliance Training Program Spotlight 1: Building a Culture of Compliance

  • Nora D'Alessio
    Vice President, D'Alessio IROL
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    Spotlight 1: How to Implement Digital Change with Minimal Disruption

  • Dipanjan Das
    Senior Vice President and Senior Director, Capital One Financial
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    Spotlight 1: The Future of Cross Sell: Capital One Case Study

  • Hannah Day
    Strategic Initiatives Analyst, Jack Henry & Associates, Inc.
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    Learning Studio: BAI Beacon Series on AI: Crushing the Compliance Burden with AI

  • Rilla Delorier
    Executive Vice President, Chief Strategy Officer, Umpqua Bank
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    Stage 1: Humanizing the Digital Experience in Banking

  • Janice Diner
    CEO and Founder, Horizn
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    Ignite Theater: BAI Beacon Rapid Fire Demos

  • Conny Dorrestijn
    Founding Partner, Bankifi
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    Stage 2: Open Banking – Why Banks Can Win this War

  • Nate Dudek
    Chief Technology Officer, Payveris
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    Ignite Theater: BAI Beacon Rapid Fire Demos

  • John Epperson
    Partner, Crowe
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    Stage 1: Who will Regulate Fintech?

  • Jason Epstein
    Executive Vice President, Head of Sales, Service and Performance Management, Regions Bank
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    Learning Studio: Designing Sales to Mitigate Risk

  • Hope Felton-Miller
    Co-Founder and Principal, Felton Willis
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    Stage 1: Consumer Panel: The Role of a Bank in Tomorrow's Economy Stage 1: Small Business Owners Panel: A Customer's Perspective on Acquisition and Retention

  • Richard Fitzgerald
    Senior Compliance Manager, Legal, Corporate & Compliance Group, BMO Financial Group
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    Spotlight 1: Building a Culture of Compliance

  • Jamie Frogale
    Director of Learning and Development, Arlington Community FCU
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    Learning Studio: You've Found the Right People…Now, How do You Keep Them?!

  • Monish Gandhi
    CEO, Gradient Ascent
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    Stage 2: BAI Beacon Series: AI Driving a New Financial Services World

  • Linda Garner
    Senior Vice President, Omnichannel, Consumer Bank Strategy & Large Projects, U.S. Bank
  • Ruben Salazar Genovez
    SVP, Products & Innovation – Visa Latin America & Caribbean, Visa
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    Innovation Pavilion: BAI Beacon Innovation Series: Best in the U.S. from the BAI Global Innovation Awards (3:45-5 pm)

  • Stephen Griffin
    Senior Vice President, Retail Distribution Strategy, Regions Bank
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    Stage 2: Future Proofing the Branch!

  • Chris Hamm
    Vice President and Fraud Manager, BSA & Bank, First Citizens National Bank
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    Spotlight 2: Making Consumers' Identity Mobile and Safe

  • Bill Handel
    Vice President and Chief Economist, Raddon
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    Data Bank: Ready or Not, Here Gen Z Comes!

  • William Harrington
    Senior Solutions Consultant, Fiserv
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    Ignite Theater: Spark Session

  • Bob Hedges
    Partner and Global Lead, A.T. Kearney
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    Data Bank: Managing Data & Privacy - A New Business Model

  • Jason Henrichs
    Managing Director, FinTech Forge
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    Stage 2: Agility and the Modern Enterprise

  • Robert Piotr Hibner
    Director of Digital Channels Department, mBank S.A.
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    Innovation Pavilion: Innovation Series: In Conversation with BAI Global Innovation Awards Winners and Finalists

  • Thomas Hill
    Chief Information Officer, Live Oak Bank
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    Innovation Pavilion: BAI Beacon Innovation Series: Best in the U.S. from the BAI Global Innovation Awards (3:45-5 pm)

  • Ben Hopper
    Head of Retail Delivery and Strategy, First Tennessee
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    Stage 2: Future Proofing the Branch!

  • Tom Hoscheidt
    Managing Director, Research, BAI
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    Data Bank: BAI Beacon Series: Impact of the Rising Rate Environment (3:45-5 p.m.)

  • Holly Hughes
    Chief Marketing Officer, BAI
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    Stage 1: Humanizing the Digital Experience in Banking

  • Vincent Hui
    General Manager and Head of Personal Banking Division, The Bank of East Asia (BEA)
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    Innovation Pavilion: Innovation in Action - Q&A with the BAI Global Innovation Awards Innovation Circle Judges

  • David Kerstein
    President, Peak Performance Consulting Group
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    Learning Studio: BAI Beacon Series: Exploring the Universal Banker (3:45-5 pm)

  • Deepak Kukreja
    Director, Client Segment Strategy, CIBC
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    Spotlight 1: CIBC - Remote Sales Force

  • Bob Ladich
    Business Development, Canon USA
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    Ignite Theater: BAI Beacon Rapid Fire Demos

  • Steve Langhans
    Director, FRMS, Fiserv
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    Ignite Theater: Spark Session

  • Neill LeCorgne
    Vice President of Banking, Sageworks
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    Ignite Theater: Spark Session

  • Steve Ledford
    Senior Vice President, Product and Strategy, The Clearing House
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    Stage 1: Faster Payments - So What's Next?

  • Heidi A. Liebenguth
    Managing Partner and Research Director, Crone Consulting, LLC
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    Spotlight 2: Making P2P and Social Payments Pay

  • Nicole Lorch
    Executive Vice President & Chief Operating Officer, First Internet Bank
  • Brian Macallister
    Senior Advisory Solution Consultant, Customer Service Management, ServiceNow
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    Ignite Theater: BAI Beacon Rapid Fire Demos

  • Romeo Maione
    Program Designer, Launchfire
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    Ignite Theater: Spark Session

  • John Maniscalco
    Senior Vice President, Head of Customer Experience & Productivity, TD Bank
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    Stage 1: The Transformational Role of Analytics for Branch Efficiency and Customer Experience

  • Jim Marous
    Owner and Publisher, Digital Banking Report
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    Stage 1: Humanizing the Digital Experience in Banking

  • Byron Marshall
    Director, Research, BAI
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    Data Bank: The Science to the Art of Talent Management

  • Greg Martin
    Chief Executive Officer, See Everything
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    Data Bank: Leveraging Data, Structured and Unstructured, to Drive Sales

  • Tom McDermott
    Co-Founder and Managing Partner, Inver Consulting Group
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    Branch and Digital Convergence … It’s about Time!

  • Gary McGibbon
    Business Development Manager, Owl Cyber Defense Solutions
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    Ignite Theater: BAI Beacon Rapid Fire Demos

  • Marybeth McManus
    Senior Vice President, Business Controls Director, Fifth Third Bank
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    Spotlight 1: Building a Culture of Compliance

  • Tracey Miller
    Senior Vice President, Pioneer Federal Credit Union
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    Spotlight 2: Redefining and Optimizing Self Services Channels

  • Toni Montileone
    Product Marketing Specialist, Jack Henry and Associates
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    Ignite Theater: BAI Beacon Rapid Fire Demos

  • Michelle Moore
    Head of Digital Banking, Bank of America
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    Stage 1: BAI Series on AI: Transforming the Customer Experience with AI and Virtual Assistants

  • Linda Morris
    Executive Vice President, Retail Branch Executive, PNC
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    Stage 2: Future Proofing the Branch!

  • Melissa Musgrove
    Vice President, Head of Social Media, Regions Bank
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    Spotlight 2: The Art of Story Telling to Drive Customer Acquisition and Loyalty

  • Frank Natoli
    Senior Vice President of Systems Operations, Diebold Nixdorf
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    Spotlight 2: The End of Pure Play: What to Do When Non-Banks (Such As Amazon) Become Banks

  • JP Nicols
    Managing Director, FinTech Forge
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    Stage 1: BAI Beacon Innovation Series: Innovation Without Borders Innovation Pavilion: Innovation Series: In Conversation with BAI Global Innovation Awards Winners and Finalists Innovation Pavilion: BAI Beacon Innovation Series: Best in the U.S. from the BAI Global Innovation Awards (3:45-5 pm)

  • Lisa Oliver
    President and Chief Exeuctive Officer, The Cooperative Bank of Cape Cod
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    Learning Studio: High Touch Coaching in a High Tech World

  • Andrew Parker
    Sales Director, See Everything
  • Milan Patel
    Chief Client Officer, BlueVoyant
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    Ignite Theater: BAI Beacon Rapid Fire Demos

  • Kemal Payza
    Innovation Manager, Albaraka
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    Innovation Pavilion: Innovation Series: In Conversation with BAI Global Innovation Awards Winners and Finalists

  • Anabel Perez
    CEO and Co-Founder, NovoPayment
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    Innovation Pavilion: BAI Beacon Innovation Series: Best in the U.S. from the BAI Global Innovation Awards (3:45-5 pm)

  • Esther Pigg
    Senior Vice President, Product Strategy, FIS Bank & Payments
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    Spotlight 2: Making Consumers' Identity Mobile and Safe

  • Gene Pranger
    CEO and Founder, uGenius Video Banking
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    Spotlight 2: Redefining and Optimizing Self Services Channels

  • Steven L. Quigley
    Vice President, SEG and Business Development, University of Iowa Community Credit Union
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    Learning Studio: BAI Beacon Series: Exploring the Universal Banker (3:45-5 pm)

  • Amy Radin
    Author & Advisor, The Change Maker’s Playbook
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    Innovation Pavilion: Innovation in Action - Q&A with the BAI Global Innovation Awards Innovation Circle Judges

  • Rob Reale
    National Sales Manager, Insight Financial Marketing
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    Ignite Theater: BAI Beacon Rapid Fire Demos

  • Mike Reardon
    Senior Facilitator, Disney Institute
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    Stage 2: Delivering an Exceptional Customer Experience: Insights from Disney Institute

  • Mark Riddle
    Director, Research and Content Delivery, BAI
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    Data Bank: What's Next - 2019 Outlook

  • Todd Robertson
    Senior Vice President, ARGO
  • Elizabeth Robins
    Product Director, Best Innovation Group
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    Innovation Pavilion: BAI Beacon Innovation Series: Best in the U.S. from the BAI Global Innovation Awards (3:45-5 pm)

  • Randy Ross
    Executive Vice President, Kiran Analytics, Inc.
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    Stage 1: The Transformational Role of Analytics for Branch Efficiency and Customer Experience

  • Alejandra Roussos
    Vice President, AMBA
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    Spotlight 1: How to Implement Digital Change with Minimal Disruption

  • Sherif Samy
    Senior Vice President, North America, Entersekt
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    Spotlight 2: Making Consumers' Identity Mobile and Safe

  • Ben Schack
    Head of U.S. Digital Partnerships, BMO Financial Group
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    Innovation Pavilion: Build, Buy or Partner…What's Best When it Comes to Fintech

  • Seth Schaefer
    Chief Executive Officer and President, Rivermark Federal Credit Union
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    Spotlight 2: Redefining and Optimizing Self Services Channels

  • Patti Schubert
    Client Solutions Consultant, Fiserv
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    Ignite Theater: Spark Sessions

  • Josh Sledge
    Director, CFSI
  • Simon Spence
    Sales Director, North America, See Everything
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    Data Bank: Leveraging Data, Structured and Unstructured, to Drive Sales

  • Gary Stein
    Deputy Assistant Director, Office of Card, Payment, & Deposit Markets, Bureau of Consumer Financial Protection
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    Stage 1: Regulatory Round-Up: News and Views from The Hill

  • Robert Stillwell
    Senior Vice President, Analytics Officer, Seacoast Bank
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    Stage 2: BAI Beacon Series on AI: The Virtuous Triangle - Marketing, AI and Customer Experience

  • Teresa Tanner
    Executive Vice President and Chief Administrative Officer, Fifth Third Bank
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    Innovation Pavilion: BAI Beacon Innovation Series: Best in the U.S. from the BAI Global Innovation Awards (3:45-5 pm) Stage 1: BAI Beacon Innovation Series: Innovation Without Borders

  • Jennifer Tescher
    President and CEO Center, Financial Services Innovation (CFSI)
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    Innovation Pavilion: Innovation in Action - Q&A with the BAI Global Innovation Awards Innovation Circle Judges

  • Connie Theien
    Senior Vice President, Payments Industry Relations, Federal Reserve System
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    Stage 1: Faster Payments - So What's Next?

  • Chris Thurmond
    Incentive Manager and Retail Strategy, First Tennessee Bank
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    Learning Studio: Designing Sales to Mitigate Risk

  • Mark Trinkle
    President and Chief Sales Officer, Anthony Cole Training Group
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    Learning Studio: High Touch Coaching in a High Tech World

  • David Wallace
    Global Financial Services Marketing Manager, SAS
  • Dr. Harry Wang
    Director of US Research Lab, OneConnect Financial Technology Co., Ltd.
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    Innovation Pavilion: Innovation Series: In Conversation with BAI Global Innovation Awards Winners and Finalists

  • George Warfel
    General Manager, Fintech and Payments Strategy, Haddon Hill Group, Inc.
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    Stage 1: Faster Payments - So What's Next?

  • Steve Wise
    Vice President, Supervision and Regulation Division, Federal Reserve Bank of Atlanta
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    Stage 1: Regulatory Round-Up: News and Views from The Hill

  • David Zimmerman
    Global Solutions Executive & Worldwide Cloud Leader, IBM
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    Ignite Theater: Spark Session