We’re back from this year’s Western Independent Bankers Annual Conference for Bank Presidents, Senior Officers, and Directors. This year’s conference was held at the beautiful Grand Wailea resort in Maui. It was a great setting for conversations, presentations, and, of course, sunshine and golf.
The theme of this year’s conference was Transformational Leadership. It was clear from the sessions and from conversations that many community banks are committed to transforming themselves to become stronger financial institutions, capable of delivering even better products and services to customers.
Technology will prove to be key for many types of transformation. No wonder, then, that—as Jimmy Sawyers pointed out in his presentation on the top trends affecting bank technology—bank technology spending is expected to increase around 7% this year.
Speaking of technology, we had the pleasure of demonstrating our Accelerated Insight consumer account screening and segmentation service to many bankers at the conference. If you were at the conference and didn’t have a chance to drop by our booth, please drop us a line and we’ll gladly arrange a presentation and demo for you either in person or on the Web.