24th Annual CUNA CFO Council Conference

May 20 – 23, 2018 | Fairmont Austin | Austin, TX


2018 Conference Speaker Biographical Sketches


  • KEYNOTE SPEAKER Mike Walsh Founder & CEO, Tomorrow, New York, NY
    The Future of Financial Services: What’s Next?

    Every aspect of the financial services ecosystem is under pressure from disruptive forces, new entrants, and emerging technologies. Whether it be payments, deposits, lending, capital raising or insurance - financial institutions in the future will need to re-imagine both their products and platforms in order to remain relevant to tomorrow’s customers.

    Algorithms and AI will lead to greater automation of wealth management services, at the expense of proprietary advisory channels; the blockchain and cryptocurrencies may end up streamlining money transfers, crowdfunding and alternate lending will become more mainstream; while predictive analytics, real-time risk management and automated processes will bring greater efficiencies to the back office.

    In their search for re-invention, traditional players face a tough challenge: how do you compete with new fintech startups, while effectively scaling up your own infrastructure to provide those players with access to services?

  • KEYNOTE SPEAKER Vinh Giang Entrepreneur, Keynote Speaker, Magician
    The Psychology of Illusion – Perspective

    Vinh presents the audience with a magic performance and invites them to offer their solutions as to how it was done. In going through this process, the audience learns quickly that perspective is the key to solving any problem. After all, magic is just a problem that your attendees do not have the solution to. While they may appear complicated, magic tricks are problems specifically designed with no solution. By getting a small insight into how to solve magic tricks, imagine the clarity your attendees will take into the other problems in their business and personal lives. “All it takes is a different vantage point to navigate through the most complex of mazes.” Vinh Giang

To be a successful finance professional you need to stay up to date on the latest hot topics and trends. At CUNA CFO Council Conference, you can hone your craft and show your dedication to your professional development by learning about important financial issues and trends alongside hundreds of your peers.


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