Innovation, insight, excitement: Highlights from BAI Beacon 2018

Orlando has its celebrated Magic Kingdom—and for a few days in mid-October, financial services' best brought their magic, vision and actionable insights to the Florida city for BAI Beacon 2018. With speakers who ran the gamut from Bank of America’s head of digital banking to Amazon’s former chief data scientist, the third-annual event covered important topics on Read More

By |2020-05-27T17:58:16-05:00October 19th, 2018|Comments Off on Innovation, insight, excitement: Highlights from BAI Beacon 2018

How to make your branch climb, through the eyes of a digital expert

As surely as you can find a teller to greet you with a smile, you’ll hear the subject of branches as the coffee klatsch topic to round out 2018 … dominate 2019 … continue into 2020 … and go on for who knows how long after that? Trouble is, all the talk and hand wringing that surrounds Read More

By |2020-05-27T17:58:17-05:00September 14th, 2018|Comments Off on How to make your branch climb, through the eyes of a digital expert

The speakers speak out: Their picks for BAI Beacon 2018

Adapt. Grow. Thrive. Innovate. In the financial services sphere, action commandments like those get bandied about so much that no one would blame you if they populated the next version of “how many bankers does it take to screw in a lightbulb?” But why bother with the lightbulb jokes when you can experience enlightenment instead? True to Read More

By |2020-05-27T17:58:31-05:00August 13th, 2018|Comments Off on The speakers speak out: Their picks for BAI Beacon 2018

BAI Beacon 2018: Banking in action

To kick off 2018, BAI named artificial intelligence its Trend of the Year. Since then, we’ve seen an explosion in the talk surrounding AI to match the technological revolution taking place before us. And as we close in on BAI Beacon 2018, it’s a safe bet that AI will dominate many a conversation at the event. Discussion, Read More

By |2020-05-27T17:58:34-05:00June 27th, 2018|Comments Off on BAI Beacon 2018: Banking in action

For a former Amazon leader, data transparency in banking has clear advantages

The connections between Egyptian high priests, medieval bloodletters and 21st Century data scientists might seem extremely remote at best. But leave it to the former chief scientist at Amazon, Andreas Weigend, to make the connection. So hold on and follow Weigend’s compelling trip through financial time: “Who were the people who had wealth 3,000 years ago? It Read More

By |2020-05-27T17:58:36-05:00April 25th, 2018|Comments Off on For a former Amazon leader, data transparency in banking has clear advantages

Mission, vision, action and innovation

What must we keep front of mind about innovation? I’ve asked myself that question many times. If we’ve learned one thing at BAI from seven years of recognizing financial services companies in our Global Innovation Awards and our work in this arena, it’s this: Innovation can’t be pegged to a single project or activity. Nor strictly speaking is Read More

By |2020-05-27T17:58:44-05:00November 1st, 2017|Comments Off on Mission, vision, action and innovation

With emerging payments, emerging security concerns and consciousness

BAI’s reporting on banking security issues has found that regardless of the threat and response, fraudsters are rapidly adapting not only to security measures, but also to where and how customers access their accounts. Meanwhile, financial institutions face a delicate balancing act; increase security without scaring away customers. Getting that balance right may represent the industry’s greatest Read More

By |2020-05-27T17:59:37-05:00September 28th, 2017|Comments Off on With emerging payments, emerging security concerns and consciousness

Speakers’ top picks for BAI Beacon 2017

With more than 70 sessions spanning eight stages, BAI Beacon is so packed with content it can prove a challenge to decide which speakers and topics you should plan to attend. So, we asked the speakers themselves who they most look forward to hearing speak at the event. With the Oct. 4-5 conference just weeks away, here’s Read More

By |2020-05-27T17:59:38-05:00September 11th, 2017|Comments Off on Speakers’ top picks for BAI Beacon 2017

A ratings blockbuster: How Netflix streamed employee excellence

Patty McCord has no time to wait for your slow, methodical—she might add “plodding”—approach to change. The author of the upcoming book “Powerful” and former chief talent officer for Netflix says traditional human resources departments and management teams take the work that’s important within the company and slow it down. “Instead of focusing on the customer, employees Read More

By |2020-05-27T17:59:39-05:00August 21st, 2017|Comments Off on A ratings blockbuster: How Netflix streamed employee excellence

How financial institutions can start with artificial intelligence – now

Just one look at your smartphone is all it takes to remind you that digitization and automation in financial services is nothing new. But the recent heightened interest in artificial intelligence (AI) and banking is. (Go ahead. Ask Alexa.) The Financial Brand’s Jim Marous chalks it up to technological advances and real business needs: “The explosive growth Read More

By |2020-05-27T17:59:39-05:00August 15th, 2017|Comments Off on How financial institutions can start with artificial intelligence – now