Tennessee Bankers

Strategic Technology and Operations Conference

April 26 & 27: Embassy Suites Hotel and Conference Center, Murfreesboro

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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 when registering at the same time. Please see the program brochure for complete pricing information.


Hotel Information

Location: Embassy Suites Hotel/Conference Center in Murfreesboro (1200 Conference Center Boulevard, Murfreesboro, Tenn.)
Cost: $148 single/double
Discounted Reservation Deadline: Tuesday, April 3, 2018
Directions to Hotel: Take I-24 to Murfreesboro, take Exit 76 (Manson Pike/Medical Center Parkway) off I-24, and turn right on Conference Center Boulevard

Click here or contact the hotel directly at 615-890-4464 (please ask for Mike Dunn in Sales when calling the hotel) and specify that you are attending the Tennessee Bankers Association Technology Conference for the special group rate (group reservation information should include “TNBANKERSTECH” and the code is “TNB”). Please reserve your room early. After April 3, All remaining rooms in the room block that have not been reserved will be released to the general public. 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 April 3 deadline.


Speakers and Topics

The Need for Speed: Innovation in an Era of Digital Transformation
Jackson Hataway, Ph.D., Senior Consultant, Strategic Arts & Sciences, Jefferson City, Mo.

Regulatory Panel
Matthew T. Cheney, Examination Specialist (IT), Federal Deposit Insurance Corporation – Dallas Regional Office, Dallas, Texas
Tony DaSilva, Supervision and Regulation Subject Matter Expert, Federal Reserve Bank of Atlanta, Atlanta, Ga.
Robert W. Hurd, CISA, CISSP, National Bank Examiner, Southern District BIT Lead Expert, Office of the Comptroller of the Currency, Dallas, Texas;
Josh Robertson, Regional Supervisor, Tennessee Department of Financial Institutions, Nashville, Tenn.

Information Technology versus Information Security
Marc Brawner, CISSP, CRISC, QSA, Principal, Cyber Security and Investigations, Kroll Associates Inc, Nashville, Tenn.

Incidence Response/Forensics
Bill Dean, Senior Manager, LBMC Information Security, Knoxville, Tenn.

Hacking the Users: Developing the Human Sensor and Firewall 
Erich Kron, CISSP, CISSP-ISSAP, MCITP, ITIL v3, Security Awareness Advocate, KnowBe4, Clearwater, Fla.

The Interactive ATM: Capabilities and Implementation
Tim Leonard, Senior Vice President/Chief Information Officer, Commercial Bank of Texas, Nacogdoches, Texas

Darwinism via Forensics
Bill Dean, Senior Manager, LBMC Information Security, Knoxville, Tenn.

Digital Signatures in Banking
Brian Felker, Vice President of Sales, SIGNiX, Chattanooga, Tenn.

The Federal Government: We’re Here to HelpPanel: Scott Augenbaum, Retired Special Agent, Federal Bureau of Investigation-Memphis Division, Nashville, Tenn.; Tara Brewer, IT Analyst, Cyber Security Advisor (CSA) Program Office of Cybersecurity and Communications, US Department of Homeland Security; Greg Mays, Assistant Special Agent in Charge (ASAIC), Electronic Crimes Task Force Supervisor, U.S. Secret Service, Nashville, Tenn.

FinTechs versus BigTechs: Who’s Your Competition? What Does It Mean?
Lee Wetherington, AAP, Director of Strategic Insight, Jack Henry & Associates, Valdosta, Ga.


Exhibitor Show

Technology exhibits will be on display Thursday, April 26. 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.


Thank You Sponsors

BKD LLP, CPAs and Advisors
Elliott Davis
First National Banker's Bank


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
Registration $525$1000
Day-of-Program $575$1050

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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