The Future of FinTech & Blockchain/Bitcoin: A Look at New Technologies Reshaping Financial Services

Wednesday, April 19, 2017

9:00 am – 10:30 am HST
12:00 pm – 1:30 pm PT
1:00 pm – 2:30 pm MT
2:00 pm – 3:30 pm CT
3:00 pm – 4:30 pm ET

In 2017, financial institutions will hear much more about innovative financial technology (FinTech) companies, distributed ledgers (like blockchain), and cryptocurrencies (like Bitcoin). While industry experts agree that “seamless integration with third parties” will be key for institutions going forward, many still fear the threats posed by FinTechs and new technologies transforming financial services. 2017 will be marked by continued “fintegration” (i.e., financial institutions and FinTechs coming together through powerful API platforms that expedite evolution of digital channels, enable mobile-first services, and improve user experience (UX)). These API platforms are what will ultimately give financial institutions the flexibility to partner with a growing array of best-of-breed FinTechs in ways that will enrich, extend, and differentiate their digital services. Join us for a bottom-line look at the latest financial technologies and companies, how financial institutions are leveraging them, and what it all means for credit unions and their future.

Continuing Education: Attendance verification for CE credits upon request


  • FinTechs, fintegration, and the future of banking
  • The real threat to credit unions: other financial institutions and silent churn
  • The unbundling and rebundling of banking: collaboration vs. disruption
  • API platforms: connecting credit unions and FinTechs
    • What they are, how they work, and why they matter
    • API models for now, soon, and later
  • Blockchain bottom-lined: how and when distributed ledgers will matter
  • Emerging techs reshaping payments
    • Voice-commerce; mobile order-ahead-&-pay, buy-online-pick-up-in-store

    • Directory of open APIs: “The Programmable Web” site
    • Checklist: how to classify and assess FinTechs (disruptors vs. partners)
    • Employee training log
    • Quiz you can administer to measure staff learning and a separate answer key


This presentation is designed for executives, officers, and staff responsible for the strategy, assessment, and implementation/operation of emerging technologies and FinTech partnerships vital to the ongoing viability of the credit union. This topic’s strategic implications also merit the attention of board members participating on the credit union’s IT and risk committees.

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