Breakout Session Descriptions
Wednesday, September 27th
1:45 – 2:30 p.m.
Partnering with Fintechs Jennifer Miller, UMACHA
As more fintechs emerge in the payments industry, FIs have the opportunity to expand their offerings by cultivating meaningful vendor partnerships. As with all third-party relationships, appropriate oversight and vendor management are crucial, as well as seamlessly passing fintech products through to consumers. Students will learn how to set appropriate expectations with your partnering fintechs around rules enforcement, requirements and responsibilities. We will also discuss regulator expectations when it comes to working with fintechs, as well as the key elements of FFIEC Guidance as it relates to vendor management.
The "Business" of Banking - Build an Award Winning Sales Process Taylor Thoma, VGM forbinfi
We all know how important commercial loans and deposits are to the growth of your FI, so creating a consistent, branded sales process is critical. Learn how to leverage niche expertise, assign relationship value and quarterbacks, establish an onboarding program and enter a new market with a business focus. This session will help get you there – faster!
What You Need to Know about New MN Legislation Brenna Ramy, Abdo
As you’ve likely heard, the 2023 Minnesota legislative session wrapped up with the passage of some of the broadest and most sweeping employment-related regulations in decades, with mandates involving everything from employee paid leaves, to drug testing, to employee non-compete agreements. These new regulations begin rolling out as soon as July 1, 2023, and demand action from every single Minnesota employer.
We will have a high level overview of each major area of legislation, raise critical employer decision points, and provide clear next steps to help you prepare for and comply with the upcoming changes. You’ll walk away with:
1. Clarity related to the specific impacts of each regulation and how they apply to your unique organization.
2. Prioritization of the most critical and time sensitive compliance decisions so you can focus on “first things first.”
3. Identification of your key internal systems, policies, and practices that will require review, updates, and/or development.
4. Proactive awareness of operational challenges, barriers, or risks that you’ll likely be faced with related to the regulatory compliance.
2:40 – 3:20 p.m.
Cybersecurity First Aid John Streff, Vantage Point Solutions
When cyber incidents strike, it is crucial to have a plan in place regarding what to do first. Naturally, an organization must immediately contact its incident response provider and/or forensics resource, but what needs to be done before they arrive? What must happen in the minutes or even seconds following the discovery of a suspected cyber-attack? Vantage Point Solutions (VPS) will discuss crucial triage and containment steps that must be completed immediately following the discovery of a suspected incident.
Current Developments in Fraud Darin Styles, Abdo
In this presentation I'll look at current fraud scams affecting individual and enterprise customers and how to avoid them. I will also discuss common occupational fraud schemes and red flags banks can watch out for with their customers. I will end with some fraud stories for some real examples.
Cont'd. - What You Need to Know about New MN Legislation Brenna Ramy, Abdo
Continuation of "What You Need to Know about New MN Legislation."
Thursday, September 28th
12:30 - 1:10 p.m.
Data Analytics and Data Strategy: Why these should be top priorities in
We are spoiled in the banking industry. We have access to an almost
endless amount of data. But without a proper plan and strategy on how to
utilize your data, you may find yourself in situation where you aren’t sure
which reports, which data points, or who to believe. This session will cover
challenges experienced by community bankers, real world experiences on how
bankers can put a proper plan and strategy into place, and solutions for
bankers on how to put their data to work in this ever-evolving industry.
Balance Sheet and Investment Portfolio Management: Integrating the Process Jim Radtke, United Bankers' Bank
In this session, Jim will demonstrate the value of integrating the balance sheet (ALCO) and investment portfolio management process.
Leadership Development: Understanding the Emerging Science of Behavior Change Joel Spoonheim, HealthPartners
Leaders see how various behaviors lead to differences in productivity, quality, creativity, and performance of individuals and a team. Emerging brain science is changing the understanding of how habits are formed and how to sustain them as challenges arise. This session will explore insights for individual habit formation along with best practices from the Total Worker Health field to shape optimal team behaviors for performance.