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October 5, 2020
1:30 p.m. ET / 10:30 a.m. PT
Regulation & Policy
The regulatory road ahead is as uncertain and risky to banks as the pandemic.
A historic charter award defines a new beginning for digital banking, Varo Money becomes the first consumer fintech in US history to gain full regulatory approval to become a national bank
With continued economic instability as a result of the coronavirus, how will the US manage the uncertainty that appears to have no end in sight.
August 20
The Most Powerful Women in Banking
Mary Mack, who heads Wells Fargo's consumer banking and small business division, talks about the challenges of reforming a bank's culture from the inside, the rise of women in the banking industry and reaching customers who need their services the most
City National Bank CEO Kelly Coffey talks about what she’s doing to create a more transparent and supportive workplace, as well as the challenges of expanding during a pandemic.
Bank of America's Managing Director for Small Business Sharon Miller led the company's involvement in the Paycheck Protection Program, which produced more than 343.000 loans, most in the country.
Future of the Workplace
A conversation with Greg Carmichael, Chairman, President and Chief Executive Officer, Fifth Third Bancorp discussing the consumer banking trends and lessons learned during the pandemic.
It may be a long time before corporate travel resembles anything close to normal. While most organizations keep their generic travel bans in place, which increasingly look likely to last for the remainder of the year, what are the predictions around restarting business travel in the near future?
This year's social and economic upheaval due to the pandemic and protests against racism is also impacting hiring and recruitment at banks. Hear what companies are doing to change employment practices in response to these crises.
July 31
Michal Katz, Head of Investment and Corporate Banking in the Americas at Mizuho talks with Gemma Postlethwaite, CEO of Arizent, about organizational flexibility born out of the Covid-19 crisis and supporting the long-term diverse needs of a distributed workforce.
July 31
Erminia Johannson, Group Head North America, Personal and Business Banking at BMO and Gemma Postlethwaite, CEO of Arizent talk about adapting to new modes of working, discernment and decision making, and how the Covid-19 crisis has shown how to accelerate change in an organization.
July 31
Managing a major lender in the midst of COVID fears and social unrest has required a rethink of banking norms. Exploring the executive decisions all leaders must consider is the recipient of American Banker’s Banker of the Year award.
Diversity & Inclusion
Treasurer Ma has championed programs to give minority and women-owned businesses a seat at the table throughout her career. A mission of the Treasurer is increasing diversity to increase equitable outcomes.
August 20
Claudine Gallagher, Head of Americas at PNB Paribas speaks with Arizent CEO Gemma Postlethwaite about servant leadership, sponsorship vs mentorship, and what it will take to attract and retain women in financial services.
July 31
Stephanie Epstein, Managing Director, Global Head of Models Infrastructure at BlackRock talked with Gemma Postlethwaite, CEO of Arizent in the early days of the Covid-19 crisis about purpose-led workforce management and how the crisis may have lessons for leadership in supporting the needs of diverse teams.
July 31
How Berkshire Bank is facilitating and driving change, inclusion and equity within their institution in an effort to authentically connect to the communities in which they serve.
Disruption & Innovation
Fintechs are facing unique challenges in the pandemic. There might be a resurgence in funding on the horizon, but startups are looking to see what they can do now to weather the storm.
July 31
Great leaders emerge from failure in the world of financial services and fintech is no exception. Moven founder Brett King shares his take on persistence and how it’s worked for him.
Future of Money
The pandemic has had a tremendous impact on the global and US economies, household incomes, and consumer spending. The world's most valuable financial services firm is ready to share insight around the global and US effects of COVID-19.
July 31
Nationwide lockdowns forced banks to close brick and mortar outlets and rely heavily on drive up windows, mobile and online access. BBVA has proven that even in the middle of crisis and chaos, retail still fits into the banks overall strategy.
AI & Automation
One banks journey of taking an AI idea from inception to experience. How organizations can ensure the shift from pilot projects to full-scale AI fluency goes right
August 27