One of the essential characteristics of any Association for Financial Technology conference are the interactive sessions. These sessions are really where the term “coopetition” – cooperation among the competition for the betterment of the financial technology industry – shines at AFT. That tradition lived on at the 2019 AFT Spring Summit at Tucson, Ariz.
While the interactive environment permeates every AFT gathering from start to finish it is the interactive sessions specifically set aside to explore common pressing issues that always standout for their spirited and straightforward discussions.
Roger Amador, Vice President, Corporate Business Development at Q2ebanking, Inc.; Peter Glyman, President/Co-Founder of Geezeo, Jeff Harper, Chief Revenue Officer, Allied Payment Network; Cara Hayward, sales director, Currencycloud; and Derik Sutton, Vice President Product and Experience for Autobooks; moderated two separate sessions, a general interactive discussion and a business development/sales interactive group.
Topics centered around digital identities, data analytics, transaction data, patent trolls, the EU’s General Data Protection Regulation, remote work policies, best practices for managing partners, hiring and managing talent, the most valuable channel for referrals/leads, and strategies for compensation.
Here is a sample of some of the exchanges and viewpoints brought up in the interactive discussions at the 2019 Spring Summit:
Trusted Digital Identity
New School (Skype) versus Od School (In person) Sales Marketing Strategies
Automated Marketing Platforms/Lead Generation
Vendor Due Diligence
Helping Financial Institutions Make Strategic Purchases