2020 & Beyond
A Vision for Community Banking
October 27-29, 2019
SUNDAY, October 27, 2019:
3:00 to 4:00pm – WSDE Foundation board meeting
3:30 to 6:00pm – Registration
6:00 to 8:00pm – Welcome Reception
Outside on the Northern Sky Terrace overlooking the links. Background music provided by
Southwest Soundscapes Guitar Duo
MONDAY, October 28, 2019
7:00 to 8:30am – Breakfast with spouses/guests
8:30am to 8:45am – Opening remarks from our Moderator
Jerry Walker, President & CEO, Independent Community Bankers Association of New Mexico
8:45am to 10:00am – The Economy in 2019: Slowing but Growing!
Elliot F. Eisenberg, Ph.D., The Bowtie Economist, MD
This session will focus on GDP growth, unemployment and wages, inflation rates and the likely path of interest rates. Special attention will also be focused on default rates on various asset classes, net interest margin, ROA, ROE and the yield curve. This session will also look at residential real estate prices, agricultural prices, energy prices, and the possible timing and magnitude of the next recession. Elliot will include the states of Colorado, Nebraska, New Mexico and Wyoming in this forecast.
10:00 to 10:15am – Break
10:15am to 11:45am – Community Banking and the Amazon Effect
(Five Ways to Evolve Your Culture-The Amazonification of Community Banking)
Eric Cook, MBA
Digital Strategist, WSI, Battle Creek, MI
Nationwide, consumers and small businesses use Amazon for instant gratification. We buy, we sell, and we transact our business in the blink of an eye (or the mere utterance of a command – Hey Alexa…). It’s no surprise that the need for speed and the expectation of ubiquity has spread to food service, auto buying and yes, even banking. This session shares five ways your bank can begin to change its culture to evolve, communicate and deploy a successful Amazon-like experience.
11:45am to 1:00pm – Lunch
1:00pm to 2:00pm – Creating Order out of the Fintech Chaos
Brian Bauer, Managing Director of Accelerator Programs
The Venture Center, Little Rock, AR
Fintech. Disruption. All the buzzwords. 2018 was a record year for US Fintech investment. One major challenge for community banks is to detect the signal amongst all the noise. The next challenge is to turn this insight into value.
2:00pm to 2:15pm – Break
2:15pm to 3:15 – Hold onto your Breaches!
A Cybersecurity Primer on How to Not Lose Money
Anne Benigsen, CISSP, FVP – CIO&CISO
Bankers’ Bank of the West, Denver, CO
Participation is key for all things technology. Without humans behind and in front of the technology, it’s just a machine or bits and bytes.
What are the things to really be worried about?
What are future challenges in securing technology and your private data?
Where should money be spent, and more importantly, where shouldn’t it be spent?
Those are all questions that will be discussed and answered during this presentation – audience participation in live polls and discussion will be done throughout the presentation, so bring your phone, ipad or laptop and be ready to hold onto your breaches!
EVENING ON YOUR OWN
TUESDAY, October 29, 2019
6:45 to 7:45am – Breakfast
7:45am to 9:00am – Community Bankers Executive Panel
Ready or Not…the Future is Here!
Facilitator – Karen L. Witt, Partner, Lewis Roca Rothgerber Christie LLP, Denver, CO
Greg Dixson, President & CEO, Hilltop Bank, Casper, WY – $800M
Brian Esch, President & CEO, MNB Bank, McCook, NE – $350M
Wade Gebhardt, President, Mountain Valley Bank, Steamboat Springs, CO – $200 and part of the Platte Valley Financial group of NE
Shawn Osthoff, President, Bank of Colorado, Fort Collins, CO – $4M
It has been over 10 years since the great recession where much was learned. Exploring hindsight, what was learned? What is emerging? You will hear from 4 bankers that were in the trenches and are still around to talk about it. They will share how their banks are thriving and planning.
9:00 to 9:15am – Break
9:15am to 10:15am – The Power of Community Banking
CSBS – John Ryan, President & CEO, Washington DC
Mr. Ryan will address current industry issues, hot topics and what critical action is necessary to the future sustainability of community banks. Having just participated in CSBS’s annual Community Banking in the 21st Century Research and Policy conference just weeks prior, he will bring successes, key issues and insight into community banks as well as what developments on Capitol Hill. Through his experience and expertise, Mr. Ryan will underline the significance of community banking.
10:15 to 10:30am – Break
10:30 to 11:30am – The Game-Winning 3
Dave Davlin, Motivational Speaker
Success can be defined in its simplest form as making life better for someone else. The key to success in any business lies not only in the development of great products and services, but in the development of great people. In this interactive, humorous and powerful presentation, Dave shares three essential ingredients for developing a purpose-driven mentality to achieve a fulfilling career and balanced life. You will be challenged to make the most of every moment in order to develop yourself personally and professionally while creating value and making a difference in the lives of others.