Tennessee Bankers

Strategic Technology & Operations Conference

April 4 & 5: Embassy Suites Hotel & Conference Center, Murfreesboro

Early Registration Deadline: March 21, 2017

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This conference, designed for community bank CEOs, CIOs, CFOs, COOs, senior department heads, and senior officers who have strategic planning responsibilities for their institutions, focuses on the community bankers’ technology planning needs. It features nationally-known speakers who are experts in the areas of financial institution technology, as well as technology vendors available on-site to answer questions regarding the latest in financial services technology. Team discounts are available for multiple registrations from the same institution. Please see the program brochure for complete pricing information.


Hotel Information

The conference is held at the Embassy Suites Hotel/Conference Center (1200 Conference Center Boulevard, Murfreesboro). The Embassy Suites is adjacent to the Avenue Murfreesboro lifestyle center, featuring the area’s best restaurants and shops. All rooms are suites, and the group rate includes a complimentary cooked-to-order breakfast every morning, as well as a nightly manager’s reception. The hotel also has an indoor pool and a fitness center.

The hotel is holding a block of rooms on a first-come, first-served basis at a special group rate of $146 single/double. The deadline for making reservations at the special group rate is midnight on Monday, March 13. All remaining rooms in the room block that have not been reserved will be released to the general public after March 13, and the Embassy Suites may honor the group rate at its discretion after that date. When the allotted room block is sold, room rates will return to standard prices on a space-available basis, even if it is before the March 13 deadline.

Please make your overnight arrangements early to assure you receive the special TBA rate. To make your reservations, please call the hotel directly at 615-890-4464 and ask for the Tennessee Bankers Association Technology Conference block of rooms to qualify for the special group rate.


Exhibitor Show

Technology exhibits will be on display Tuesday, April 4. Continental breakfast, all coffee breaks, lunch, and the exhibit closing reception will be set up in the Exhibit Hall. Please make time to visit with exhibitors to see new products and hear about the latest technologies.


Topics and Speakers

Making Sure Your Board is On Board
Jack Vonder Heide, President, Technology Briefing Centers, Inc, Oak Brook, Ill.

Digital Kidnapping—Holding Your Data Hostage
Steve Stasiukonis, President, Secure Network Technologies, Inc, Syracuse, N.Y.

Strategic Technology Planning for 2017 and Beyond: A Briefing for Bank Executives
Jack Vonder Heide, President, Technology Briefing Centers, Inc, Oak Brook, Ill.

Hacker Hi-Jinks: Human Ways to Steal Your Data
Steve Stasiukonis, President, Secure Network Technologies, Inc, Syracuse, N.Y.

Building a High-Touch Culture in a Data-Driven Bank
Panel: David E. Hayes, President/CEO/Director, Security Bank, Dyersburg, Tenn.
Stephen L. Rains, President/CEO, Progressive Savings Bank, Jamestown, Tenn.

Top Three Critical Incident Response Components
Jason Riddle, CISSP, Partner, Managed Security Services, LBMC Information Security, Brentwood, Tenn.

Top 10 Baseline Cybersecurity Controls that Banks Aren’t Doing
Chad Knutson, CISSP, CISA, CRISC, Senior Information Security Consultant & President, SBS Institute for Banking Solutions, Madison, S.D.

GOTCHA! The Ease of Being “Had”—Penetration Testing
Justin Bumpus, MCSA, MCITP, Security+, CCENT, CEH, CPT, CISSP, GSEC, Director of Information Security, GEODIS Logistics US, Nashville, Tenn.
Justin Cole, CISSP, GPEN, GCIH, GSEC, CEH, Security+, CCNA, Senior Associate, Risk Assurance & Advisory Services, KraftCPAs PLLC, Nashville, Tenn.

Information Technology from a Regulatory Perspective
Linda Finck, CISA, CISSP, CFCP, CABM, IT Examiner and IT Subject Matter Expert, FDIC, Nashville, Tenn.

Underdark 2.0
Tim Leonard, Senior Vice President/Chief Information Officer, Commercial Bank of Texas, Nacogdoches, Texas



Tuesday, April 4
7:30 a.m. – Registration/Continental Breakfast, Exhibit Hall Open
8:30 a.m. – Session begins
Noon – Lunch
1:15 p.m. – Workshops begin
5:30 p.m. – Exhibits Closing Reception

Wednesday, April 5
8:00 a.m. – Continental Breakfast
8:30 a.m. – Session begins
11:15 a.m. – Conference adjourns


Thank You Sponsors


Elliott Davis Decosimo, LLC


Who Should Attend

CEOs, senior operations officers, senior department heads, IT directors, and anyone responsible for making technology decisions within your institution.


Continuing Education Credit

10 hours CPE credit

This program has not been pre-approved for ICB CE credits. Attendants who require ICB credits should go to http://www.aba.com/Training/ICB/Pages/default.aspx for further instructions.


Program Fees

TBA Members / Associate MembersNonmembers
Early Registration $475$950
Early registration deadline is March 21, 2017
Registration $505$980
Day-of-Program $555$1030

Team Discount

A discount of $25 per person is available for multiple registrations from the same institution, after the initial registration. Only the first registrant from your institution pays the full fee. To be eligible for the team discount, you must register all your attendants at the same time in advance.

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