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Feb 21

Arkansas Community Bankers IT Event

Join us for a power-packed one-day event slated for February 21, 2024. We have built a condensed yet comprehensive program exploring the symbiosis between technology and community banking. Throughout the day, we'll engage in insightful discussions, share cutting-edge solutions, and collaboratively tackle the IT challenges faced by community bankers. Join us for an intensive and focused experience as we navigate the digital landscape, equipping you with the tools and knowledge necessary to thrive in the ever-evolving world of IT in community banking.

Delta Hotels
201 S Shackleford Rd, Little Rock, AR 72211
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Feb 21, 2024 08:30am - Feb 21, 2024 03:30pm

Book your group rate for IT CONFERENCE 2024

$0.00 - $575.00


8:30 AM - 9:00 AM: Registration and Welcome Breakfast

  • Registration, networking, and continental breakfast.

9:00 AM - 9:45 AM: FORVIS

  • Title: Navigating Regulatory Challenges in Community Banking IT
  • Speaker: Cy Sturdivant, Director Cybersecurity
  • Description: Explore the latest regulatory requirements and how they impact IT operations in community banks.

9:50 AM - 10:30 AM: PCA

  • Title: Cyber Security Strategies
  • Speaker: Ted Clouser
  • Description: Discover different security strategies that can be tailored to enhance the cybersecurity posture of community banks, ensuring the protection of sensitive financial data in an ever-evolving threat landscape.

10:30 AM – 10:45 AM  Break

10:45 AM - 11:30 AM:   Charles Potts - ICBA

  • Title: Fintech Engagement – Why it’s Important for Community Banks
  • Speaker: Charles Potts
  • Description: In a dynamic community banking landscape marked by increased competition from fintechs, the imperative for community bankers to remain relevant involves embracing these new entrants and their customer-focused advantages, striking the balance between high technology and personal engagement.

11:35 AM – 12:30 PM    Lunch and Networking

  • Enjoy lunch and network with peers, speakers, and sponsors.

12:35 PM - 1:15 PM:      JMARK

  • Title: Banking in the Age of AI
  • Speaker: Thomas Douglas
  • Description: Explore the transformative impact of artificial intelligence on the banking industry, from personalized customer experiences to enhanced operational efficiency

1:20 PM - 2:05 PM:        Forge

  • Title: Building Tech Excellence: Training Community Bank IT Teams
  • Speaker: Lee Watson
  • Description: Explore effective strategies for training IT professionals within community banks, addressing unique challenges and cultivating a skilled, adaptive workforce. Join us to discover practical insights and proven methods for building a tech-savvy and resilient IT team in the dynamic landscape of community banking.

2:10 PM - 3:00 PM:        Sawyers and Jacobs

  • Title: Picking Your Battles
  • Speaker: Jimmy Sawyers
  • Description: Strategy is not just about which opportunities one pursues … it’s also about the opportunities one forgoes. With finite resources in a fast-paced industry, which technology projects are worth your time? Which tech is just cool and trendy, and which has utility and a positive ROI? How does one balance the risk-reward proposition that is the very foundation of banking?