AFT Vantage Point

2018 Spring Vantage Point

AFT: An Industry “Secret” that Continues to Thrive and Lure Followers

An Association for Financial Technology meeting provides a safe harbor for those working in the financial services industry. It’s a place where customers, vendors, competitors, and partners gather to discover which way the financial services wind is blowing, learn how to navigate troubled waters and work towards securing a successful future for the industry.

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American Hero Mark Kelly Delivers Inspiring Keynote at AFT Spring Summit

American hero Captain Mark Kelly delivered a moving keynote address at the AFT 2018 Spring Summit at California’s Ojai Valley Inn about his courage and endurance as a NASA space shuttle pilot and commander and observations as spouse to former Congresswoman Gabrielle Gifford’s inspiring recovery from an assassination attempt.

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JHA’s Lee Wetherington Delivers Insight About Fintechs and Big Techs at AFT Spring Summit

Back by popular demand, Lee Wetherington, Director of Strategic Insight for Jack Henry & Associates, delivered a perceptive take on big tech and fintech trends and what it means to financial services at the 2018 AFT Spring Summit at California’s Ojai Valley Inn.

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Malauzai CEO, Tom Shen, Brings Precision, Grace and Servant Leadership Lessons to AFT Meeting

Tom Shen, Founder and Chairman/CEO of Malauzai Software, Inc., shared his vision of success during a stirring CEO keynote presentation at the AFT Spring Summit at California’s Ojai Valley Inn.

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Kim Ford on Deregulation of Dodd-Frank and Other Legislative Issues

Kim Ford, VP of Public Affairs for First Data, returned to the AFT podium to provide a relevant analysis of the government and regulatory environment at the 2018 AFT Spring Summit at California’s Ojai Valley Inn.

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Economist Lindsey Piegza Studies the Fed Balance Sheet and Other Trends

The Fed has been very clear in their intention to address the 800-pound gorilla, or rather $4.5 trillion balance sheet, in the room, sometime this year. But their method of achievement remains unclear. That is one of the issues addressed by Lindsey Piegza, Chief Economist for Stifel Fixed Income, at the 2018 AFT Spring Summit at California’s Ojai Valley Inn.

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The Industry’s Cybersecurity Condition Weighed by Panel

The state of cybersecurity at financial institutions was the focus of a panel moderated by Mike Alles, U.S. Head of Retail Sales, FIS, at the 2018 AFT Spring Summit at California’s Ojai Valley Inn.

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Panel Tackles Artificial Intelligence and Machine Learning Challenges and Solutions

A trio of participants, representing two fintech companies and a bank, discussed artificial intelligence and machine learning in a panel discussion at the 2018 AFT Spring Summit at California’s Ojai Valley Inn.

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AFT Remains Highly Interactive and Committed to Sharing Ideas and Information

in·ter·ac·tive adj. 1. Acting or capable of acting on each other. 2. Characterized by immediate two-way communication between a source of information and a user, who can initiate or respond to queries.

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