Scenes from Connections 2013

The Harland Financial Solutions annual users conference ended Thursday in Nashville, Tenn.

August 14, 2013
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Connections is the annual users conference of Harland Financial Solutions. It brings together clients, partner companies, industry press, and consultants. The 2013 conference, which got underway Tuesday, is at the Gaylord Opryland Resort and Convention Center in Nashville, Tenn.

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The conference is the first since Davis + Henderson Corporation (D+H) acquired Harland last month. D+H’s CEO Gerrard Schmid discussed the acquisition. "Acquiring Harland Financial Solutions fully aligns with D+H's financial-technology vision and our objective of growing our technology capabilities to serve credit unions and banks," Schmid told attendees.

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Harland Financial Solutions (HFS) announced a strategic alliance with Verafin—a provider of fraud detection and anti-money laundering software provider. "We're seeing a demand from our clients for a complete fraud detection and anti-money laundering solution to complement our offerings," Scott Hansen, HFS executive vice president of business development, told attendees. "Verafin's reputation for technical innovation and its culture of dedicated client support is really unmatched."

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Adventurer Jamie Clarke, a keynote speaker, talked about reaching the summit of Mount Everest and crossing the Arabian desert. Clarke related the importance of overcoming the fear of rejection as a major factor in the process of reaching your goals. He suggests that everyone face and conquer the internal battle of self-awareness so that they can become a supportive member of any team that faces challenges together.



The conference allows Harland clients to take advantage of educational sessions, valuable content, multiple networking opportunities, and industry guest speakers. It runs through Thursday.