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CoreConnection | Conference for Community Bankers

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Many bank leaders mistakenly believe their existing core platform provider relationships prevent them from innovating to achieve profitable growth. The latest ABA Core Provider Survey points to success stories of bankers who profitably realigned their technology strategies to better serve their bank strategies. Hear the survey results and learn from bank leaders solving the “unsolvable” core platform challenges. 

  • Tues, Feb 14

Tues, Feb 14

8:00 AM - 8:15 AM

Welcome Remarks

8:15 AM - 8:30 AM

ABA Core Platforms Committee Update

The ABA Core Platforms Committee’s Chair and Vice Chair share the year’s accomplishments and insights from the latest ABA Core Platforms Survey. For the first time, ABA surveyed bankers AND their core providers! Join your colleagues for a detailed exploration of the opportunities uncovered for your bank and the industry by the survey.

  • Kimberly Kirk, Chair, ABA Core Platforms Committee; EVP and Chief Operations Officer, Queensborough National Bank & Trust
  • Kristiane Koontz, Vice Chair, ABA Core Platforms Committee; EVP, Director of Banking Transformation Zions Bancorporation, N.A.
  • Moderator: Peter Cook, Chief Communications Officer, American Bankers Association 

8:30 AM - 8:45 AM

2022 ABA Core Platforms Survey Results

8:45 AM - 9:20 AM

Innovating through Middleware and APIs

How can middleware unlock innovation? What can APIs enable? Bank leaders share their transformation stories about how they innovate through API- and middleware-focused strategies. Learn how these innovators successfully leveraged their core providers’ API layers, made great use of middleware offerings, and adopted transformational “sidecar” strategies.

  • Trey Maust, Executive Chairman and Co-Founder, Lewis & Clark Bank
  • Donald J. Seeterlin (DJ), Chief Information Officer, Chesapeake Bank
  • Siya Vansia, Chief Brand and Innovation Officer, ConnectOne Bank
  • Moderator: Julieann Thurlow, ABA Chair-Elect; President and CEO, Reading Cooperative Bank 

9:20 AM - 9:25 AM

2022 ABA Core Platforms Survey Results 

9:25 AM - 9:55 AM

The Core Modernization Journey

When is the time right for you to modernize your core platform? Hear fellow bankers discuss the success stories and lessons they learned during their core conversion decision-making processes. Bank leaders describe how they inspired their teams to pursue a better alignment of technology and business strategies for their customers’ benefit.

  • Jennifer Jones, CEO, CBL Bank
  • Bryan Luke, President and CEO, Hawaii National Bank
  • Greg Petersen, SVP & CIO, Community Bank & Trust
  • Moderator: Kristiane Koontz, Vice Chair, ABA Core Platforms Committee; EVP, Director of Banking Transformation, Zions Bancorporation, N.A. 

9:55 AM - 10:00 AM

Closing Remarks

2022 CoreConnection

Executives from the nation’s top core processing providers, including Fiserv President and CEO Frank Bisignano, Chairman and CEO Gary Norcross, and Jack Henry Board Chair and CEO David Foss participated in live discussions on community banking, strategy, innovation, third-party integration, conversions and contracts at ABA’s 2022 Conference for Community Banks.

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