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Speed round

'Speed Rounds' Highlight Host of Innovations

Vendors make their pitch to more than 500 conference attendees.

September 23, 2014

Speed round

Channeling their inner Eminem, CUNA Councils Executive Committee members Steve Stryker and Belinda Caillouet set the stage for Monday’s first “Speed Rounds” product pitch session with a live and videotaped adaptation of the song “One Shot.”

As the song goes, “You only get one shot, do not miss your chance to blow… this opportunity comes once in a lifetime.”

Five vendors appeared on stage in rapid succession, with each granted seven minutes to sell the more than 500 attendees of the joint CUNA Technology/Operations, Sales, and Service Council Conference on the merits of their product and company.

Stryker, chief operating officer for Scott CU in Edwardsville, Ill., is the second vice chair of the CUNA Operations, Sales & Service Council. Caillouet, chief operating officer/chief information officer for Spokane (Wash.) Teachers CU, is the CUNA Technology Council chair.

Click through the photos to get a snapshot of each pitch.



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Mike Ball, vice president of markets and strategy for IMM, provides a real-time walk-through of his company’s around-the-clock service where members can access and submit a variety of forms to their credit union.



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Kevin McErlean, senior technical sales consultant, and Cheryl Harris, national sales director, demonstrate Fiserv’s Mobiliti, a full-feature, tightly integrated mobile banking solution.

They demonstrated a person-to-person payment from a credit union account. Then they used a smartphone camera to scan a utility bill, and the app processed the payee information and added that utility as an option in bill pay.



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Ben Zimmerman (left) and Andrew Pulvermacher of Performance G2 discuss their predictive modeling services that fine-tune a financial institution’s operations by eliminating what Zimmerman describes as “the flaw of averages.”



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Seagate’s Shawn Swanson (right) and Jason Earley present their comprehensive approach to cloud-based disaster recovery.



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James Peil promotes Relevant Solutions, which offers geolocated discounts from major retailers to members’ smartphones in pursuit of what he describes as “in-store app mindshare.”

A participating credit union earns 10 cents for every offer opened, and can include a pathway to its mobile payment app on the coupon. Those coupons can be shared with nonmembers, generating noninterest income and marketing opportunities.