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August 31 – September 1, 2022 | Chicago — Registration is open until August 26. Sign up today!



3:00 pm | Registration opens

4:00 pm | Opening Remarks

Cherryh Cansler | VP of Events | Networld Media Group

4:10 pm | Opening Keynote

Winning With Customers Takes the Right Combination of High Tech and Human Touch: Lessons From Hollywood (and a Top 10 Bank!)

Arijit Roy joined Truist Financial Corporation, the sixth-largest bank in the US, created from the merger of equals between BB&T, and SunTrust. He joined the new organization in 2019 to drive strategy, digital integration, and transformation for the retail division for Truist. Today, in addition to the strategy function within the retail community bank, Arijit also leads deposits, small business banking, and analytics. With 2000+ branches, and award-winning digital capabilities, Truist is looking to continue to grow the number of clients it serves – through a collection of tactics and strategies. Arijit will share some thoughts and lessons learned in how banks can combine the delivery of distinctive customer experience through the right combination of high tech investments, and delivering on the human element of banking.

Arijit Roy | EVP, Head of Strategy, Deposits, Small Business Banking, and Analytics | Truist


Arijit Roy
EVP, Head of Strategy, Deposits, Small Business Banking, and Analytics

5:00 – 7:00 pm | Registration and Opening Reception

Welcome Reception

Join us for cocktails, hors d’oeuvres and networking with speakers, sponsors and other attendees.



7:00 am | Registration & Breakfast

8:00 am | General Session

BCX Talks: Inspiration for Banking Executives

In this session, you will hear four 15-minute, thought-provoking talks on hot topics of the day.


Digital Banking Revolution: Taking Ownership of Your Digital Roadmap
Corey LeBlanc | Co-Founder, COO/CTO | Locality Bank io

Using Data Analytics for Tangible, Bottom-Line Results
Tom Long | Founding Manager | The Long Group

How Technology Can Bring Banking to the Underserved
Lamine Zarrad | SVP, Product | ZenBusiness

Win-Win for You and the Consumer: Financial Coaching Automation with a Virtual Coach
Evan Siegel | VP of Financial Services & AI | eGain

  • Sponsored by eGain

9:00 am | Refreshment Break

9:30 am | Breakout Session

Designing Your Organization Around Customer Experience

As your organization embarks upon or continues to make a digital transformation, the time is ripe to make an organizational transformation as well. To do this successfully, one must change culturally, taking on a digital and customer-centric mindset. When the customer and their experience is at the center of your organization, all the decisions and strategies can flow from there.

Jon Moen | Senior Vice President, Director of Product | First Bank
Kamesh Moola | Senior Vice President Virtual Channels | Barclays
Ratnaker Muditanapally | Director of Digital Product Management, US Digital Sales – Deposits & Cards | BMO Financial Group

Bradley Cooper | Editor | ATM Marketplace

9:30 am | Breakout Session

From Fintech to Big Tech: Learning From and Partnering With Banking Disruptors

The banking industry is facing a new set of challengers from established Silicon Valley firms entering the banking space, to fintech startups launching mobile banking and investment apps. A growing number of financial institutions are now forming alliances with technology companies to capture part of a growing market that would otherwise bypass traditional banking services.

Winston Damarillo | CEO | Talino Venture Labs
Madhu Reddy | SVP/Chief Information Officer | Republic Bank of Chicago
Milton Santiago | Global Head of Digital Services | Silicon Valley Bank

Heang Chan | CEO & Co-Founder | Prelim

  • Sponsored by Prelim

10:30am | Refreshment Break

11:00 am | Breakout Session

From Transactional to Relational: Gaining New Customers and Keeping Them for Life

No matter the age of your organization, there is a constant need and desire to acquire new customers and convert them into lifelong relationships. To do this, one must move from a relationship based on transactions to one based on customer financial wellbeing and advice. In this session, we’ll discuss how to create the right culture and strategy to engage consumers wherever they are in their financial lives.

Andy Cease | Manager, Product Marketing | Entrust
EJ Kritz | EVP, Training & Customer Experience | ath Power Consulting
Tom Long | Founding Manager | The Long Group
Maria Tchernychova | Head of US Customer Lifecycle & Digital Channels Marketing | BMO Harris Bank

Jean-Pierre Lacroix | President, Founder | Shikatani Lacroix Design

  • Sponsored by SLD

11:00 am | Breakout Session

Best-in-Class Mobile Banking

As major banks increasingly move from branch-based banking to online and mobile apps, we’re starting to see some separation between true innovators and FIs that may get left behind. A number of FIs are thinking out of the box and become the leading edge of forging a new standard in digital banking.

Will Hernandez | Media Strategist | BackBay Communications
Dave Richardson | Senior Manager, Fraud Operations | First National Bank of Omaha
Stephen Wooters | EVP, CMO, Digital Banking & Payments | Fairfield County Bank

Brett Johnson | Account Executive |

  • Sponsored by

12:00 pm | Lunch

1:00 pm | Breakout Session

Capturing the Unbanked in the Digital Age

One-fifth of the world’s population is unbanked. Through the introduction of new technologies, financial institutions have begun to eliminate the hurdles that stop people from entering the financial world ­– whether it be lack of trust, onboarding friction, or accessibility. In this session, we will discuss how digital transformation can turn formerly unbanked individuals into valued members of the financial world by increasing financial inclusion and economic growth for all.

Darren Easton | Head of Underserved Strategy | BMO Harris Bank
Donna Embry | SVP, Global Payments Strategy | Evolve Bank & Trust
Tom Walsh | Account Director | Ekata
Lamine Zarrad | SVP | ZenBusiness

Bradley Cooper | Editor | ATM Marketplace

  • Sponsored by Ekata

1:00 pm | Breakout Session

Branch of the Future: Trends in Branch Design

In recent years, the physical branch has been a hot topic of discussion in the financial services industry. Some FIs have created “branch of the future” concepts, focusing on high-tech and high-touch. Others have opened branches in non-traditional locations while closing some traditional branches in an effort to “right size.” This panel will discuss the branch and ATM physical network strategy in light of the way customers bank today. We’ll also ask: will COVID-19 have a lasting effect on branch design?

Stephen Griffin | Senior Vice President, Retail Branch Distribution Strategy & Sales, Staffing Analytics | Regions Bank
Brian McEvoy | SVP, Sr. Retail Banking Officer | Webster Five Cents Savings Bank
Mack Turner | Founder | Mack Turner Marketing Consulting & Insights

Dan Mercurio | Head of Strategic Partnerships | SigFig

  • Sponsored by SigFig

2:00 pm | Refreshment Break

2:30 pm | Breakout Session

Bringing Your Brand to Life

We’ll speak with three industry experts that have all recently gone through brand transformation in some way. We’ll discuss what tactics they used in terms of both research and training to help ensure that what was being promoted externally (advertising) was being executed by front-line staff.

Jennifer Harrington | President | HATCH
Duane Smith | EVP, Chief Marketing Officer | Atlantic Union Bank
Mack Turner | Founder | Mack Turner Marketing Consulting & Insights

EJ Kritz | EVP, Training & Customer Experience | ath Power Consulting

2:30 pm | Breakout Session

Creating a Seamless and Secure Omni-Channel Experience

Dive into the details of delivering on the next generation of consumer expectations when it comes to banking and payments. From phone to branch and beyond – the way consumers interact with their financial institution is more connected than ever before, creating a unique opportunity for community banks and credit unions. In this session, we’ll cover identities, card issuance, and payments and how to stay ahead of fintechs and traditional competitors alike with a best-in-class omnichannel experience.

Andy Cease | Manager, Product Marketing | Entrust
Samuel Kirsch | Chief Digital Officer | First National Bank

Bradley Cooper | Editor | ATM Marketplace

  • Sponsored by Entrust

3:30 pm | Refreshment Break

4:00 pm | General Session

Discovery Hour

Learn about new and innovative financial technologies in this series of 10-minute product presentations. Each presenter will have five minutes for an elevator pitch and five minutes for audience Q&A.

Chuck Hayes | National Business Development Manager, Banks & Credit Unions | Array
Aayush Mediratta | VP, Solutions Engineering | Kore
Matt Soroko | Senior Account Executive | Moxtra

  • Sponsored by Array, Kore & Moxtra

4:00 pm | General Session

Transforming Branch Transformation

Many elements of branch transformation — universal bankers, banking pods and teller-assisted devices, for example — are now well established. But the picture continues to shift and change as new technologies and customer needs arise. Learn how FIs are tweaking their operating models and what’s coming in the next phase of the branch transformation process.

Don Elliott | VP, Customer Experience | First National Bank of Omaha
Stephen Griffin | Sr. VP, Retail Distribution Strategy | Regions Bank
EJ Kritz | Director, Training Practice | ath Power Consulting
Chris Manske | SVP, Director of Retail Expansion | U.S. Bank

Chris Chandler | President & CEO | Perativ

  • Sponsored by Perativ

5:00 | Networking Event

Cocktail Reception

Join us for cocktails, hors d’oeuvres and networking with speakers, sponsors and other attendees.


6:00 – 7:30 pm | Networking Event

BCX Awards Ceremony & Dinner Party

After a full day of inspiring keynotes and information-packed sessions, relax and recharge while enjoying great food and conversation during the annual BCX awards ceremony and party.

Awards include:

  • Best Branch Experience
  • Best ATM/Self-Service Experience
  • Best Mobile Experience (bank)
  • Best Mobile Experience (fintech)

Click here to see the 2021 BCX Awards finalists.

Click here to learn more about the BCX Awards.



7:30 am | Breakfast

8:00 am | General Session

Brain Exchange

The Brain Exchange breaks attendees into small groups to discuss some of the most pressing issues facing financial institutions today. These informal group discussions allow attendees to learn from one another’s mistakes and successes.

Brain Exchange Topics:

  • BUILD VS. BUY | Sponsored by Broadridge Financial Solutions

9:30 am | Refreshment Break

10:00 am | General Session

Bankers ‘Rapid-fire’ Roundtable

In a fast-paced discussion, a panel of bank executives will share insights and opinions about pressing issues in financial services and their impact on the customer experience.

Gayle Ekstrom | SVP/Business Analysis & Innovation | Republic Bank of Chicago
Rich Finn | Vice President of Deposit Operations | Discover
Michelle Shelton | Chief Experience Officer | Great Lakes Credit Union

Will Hernandez | Media Strategist | BackBay Communications


11:00 am | Refreshment Break

11:15 am | Closing Keynote

Challenging the Challengers: How Incumbents Can Succeed in a Digital Banking World

The rise of digital challengers to traditional models has made the future of consumer banking uncertain. No one knows exactly who the winners will be, what their business models will look like, or how players will compete to “bank the consumer.” Competition can and will come from every corner of the financial ecosystem, and nobody is staying in their traditional lanes.

What you will learn:

  • How to think about growth and competition differently
  • Recipe for new growth playbooks
  • Ways to enable new growth playbooks while not compromising pursuit of traditional growth

Alex Sion | Head of Venture Incubation, Global Consumer Banking | Citi Ventures


Alex Sion
Head of Venture Incubation, Global Consumer Banking
Citi Ventures

11:15 am | Closing Keynote

Session Topic – Coming Soon!


12:15 pm | Summit adjourns

Agenda and speakers are subject to change.


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