ARCA and Yodlee partner with Bank Innovators Council and Innovation Cafe to facilitate dialogue around challenges bankers face
MEBANE, NC – ARCA, a global leader in transaction automation for financial institutions, today announced a co-sponsorship of Bank Innovators Council’s (BIC) 22 city “Road Show” beginning later this year. Under the theme “Thriving in an Era of Digital Disruption,” the Road Show will consist of half-day workshops across North America to share research and insights to inspire more innovation in banking.
The workshops have been jointly designed and developed by BIC and Innovation Cafe and will be facilitated by Innovation Cafe CEO Jay van Zyl, PhD, and BIC co-founder, JP Nicols. Dr. van Zyl is an internationally accomplished entrepreneur and adjunct faculty at the Gordon Institute of Business Science at the Pretoria University with a specific focus on innovation in financial services; Nicols, is a former senior bank executive who has also been recognized globally as a leading voice for innovation, strategy and leadership in financial services.
“Bankers today are overwhelmed by all the challenges they face, as well as the extraordinary amount of new ideas coming into the marketplace every day,” Nicols said. “They need a forum to explore which ideas can truly improve the lives of their customers and we are leveraging our research and experience to bring this conversation, directly to them, in their city, in their local context.”
“These workshops will truly be hands-on, interactive sessions where we challenge assumptions and solve problems with our peers,” van Zyl added. “Bankers are hungry to learn how to keep up with the latest trends and ideas, while also meeting heightened consumer expectations and – most importantly – grow their business. These workshops will give them the knowledge and tools to thrive in today’s world.”
Partnering with the BIC to support the Road Show are ARCA and Yodlee. “Yodlee has been supporting us since we launched last September and their contribution to our mission – from understanding how banks engage customers to providing access to new technologies – has been invaluable,” Will Trout, BIC co-founder, said. “And, now adding ARCA, a true leader in changing the way bank branches are viewed and used, is an incredible resource as we embark on our journey.”
“There has been a real change in the way customers interact with branches today, compared to just 10 years ago,” Aubrey Meador, President at ARCA, said. “By helping banks achieve more efficient operations and assisting them in developing a customer-centric approach, we believe that retail banking can continue to grow and evolve with today’s customer. We are excited to partner with the Bank Innovators Council to bring some of the brightest minds together to share ideas among thought leaders in banking.”
The Road Show will kick off on September 3rd in Birmingham, AL, and conclude in Los Angeles in mid-December. All workshop locations and dates, as well as registration information can be found at bankinnovatorscouncil.org/RoadShow.
ARCA’s solutions help people control and streamline cash operations in financial institutions, retail stores, and self-service kiosks around the world. Our overriding drive is to develop technology and services that make transactions simpler, more efficient, and more secure. Visit us at arca.com to see how we are reimagining everyday transactions—freeing people to focus on what matters most.
About Bank Innovators Council
The Bank Innovators Council (BIC) is a membership organization providing a 24/7, 365 ecosystem for financial innovation. With the BIC's proprietary research and content on the Innovation Cafe, members gain insight and perspective to assist them in keeping their organizations relevant for their customers. With members in 35 states and 51 countries on six continents, the BIC also provides opportunities for members share best practices and develop and test new ideas outside of the day-today demands of their existing businesses.
About Innovation Cafe
The Innovation Cafe is a software platform with a strong focus on social based innovation and trends in the financial services world. With numerous partners around the world, the Innovation Cafe has been involved with a number of academic establishments, financial services institutions and research projects, focusing primarily on innovation in the financial services world.
Yodlee is a leading technology and applications platform powering dynamic, cloud-based innovation for digital financial services. More than 750 companies in over 10 countries, including 9 of the 15 largest U.S. banks and hundreds of Internet services companies, subscribe to the Yodlee platform to power personalized financial apps and services for millions of consumers. Yodlee solutions help transform the speed and delivery of financial innovation, improve digital customer experiences, and deepen customer engagement. Yodlee is headquartered in Redwood City, CA with global offices in London and Bangalore. For more information, visit http://www.yodlee.com.
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