Registration is open for CUNA Mutual Group’s 8th annual, day-long Discovery Conference on Aug. 17. The conference brings together leading disruption experts and credit union leaders to help credit unions prepare for upcoming 2018 strategic planning sessions in a rapidly changing industry. The virtual, no-cost event is geared toward credit union CEOs and senior leadership teams.
“Our industry is experiencing rapid change in technology, competition, regulation and consumer demands,” said Robert N. Trunzo, CUNA Mutual Group president/CEO, in a video address. “This year's Discovery Conference will offer ideas and insights to form your credit union’s strategy. We'll cover key issues and trends such as real-time payments, data and analytics and investing in Fintech, so you’ll leave Discovery feeling prepared to lead upcoming strategic planning sessions with your leadership team.”
Peter Sheahan, founder and CEO, Karrikins Group, and Julie Williamson, Ph.D., vice president, strategy and research, Karrikins Group, open and close the conference with keynote sessions addressing strategic planning in an evolving financial services industry as well as accelerating organizational transformation to drive alignment and execution of strategic plans to ensure relevance well into the future.
Eight breakout sessions will take place between the opening and closing keynote addresses covering topics, including data and analytics, lending to millennials, and real-time payments. Attendees will explore pathways to improve credit union members’ financial health, learn how to become digital and effectively utilize mobile channels to reach more members, glean insights from CUNA’s 2018 environmental scan and discover how the economy will affect 2018 strategic plans.
Throughout the day, attendees have opportunities to network with industry leaders, pose questions, participate in “hot topic” chats, and visit “inspiration stations” in the exhibit hall. Content will be available on-demand after the conference ends.