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2015 Conference Agenda

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2015 SymEast Conference April 21 - 23, 2015 Hyatt Regency, Greenville, SC

NOTE: Sessions and times are subject to change
Tuesday, 04/21/14EventLocation
08:30 - 12:00 pm Optional Training - Technology Happens - Custom HTML Insights and Tricks  Magnolia
12:30 - 04:00 pm Optional Training - Cutek - Project Management  Magnolia
12:30 - 04:00 pm Optional Training - Horsetail Technologies - Creating an Innovative Culture at your Credit Union  
01:00 - 04:00 pm Vendor Registration  Pre-Function Area
02:00 - 04:00 pm Attendee Registration  Pre-Function Area
04:00 - 04:30 pm First Timers Welcome Reception  Gardenia
05:00 - 06:30 pm Opening Session - Presented by: Ed Miller and Don White  Studio 220 @ NOMA A - 2nd Floor
07:00 - 09:00 pm Welcome Reception - Vendor Exhibit Opening  Exhibit Hall - Regency Ballroom - 1st Floor


Wednesday, 04/22/15 Redbud Studio 220 @ NOMA B,C - 2nd Floor Studio 220 @ NOMA A - 2nd Floor
08:00 - 09:00 am Continental Breakfast & Exhibit Hall Regency Ballroom - 1st Floor
09:15 - 10:00 am Stickley On Security 
Fraud - The new F-Word - Studio 220 @ NOMA A - 2nd Floor

Jim Stickley has been hacking financial institutions for years but with his new company, Stickley on Security, he is looking at things in a whole new way and will be sharing this new perspective with all of us. From cyber-attacks to social engineering, criminals are waging war against corporations, financial institutions and even government agencies and while everyone wants to think they are secure, the reality is that criminals are winning. In this session Stickley will address the two biggest issues facing credit unions today. First, he will demonstrate how criminals are gaining access to your network and then remaining invisible to the most sophisticated intrusion detection solutions while systematically moving from one server to another, ultimately committing fraud without ever being detected. For the first time ever, Stickley will walk step by step through a complete network breach leading to a very amazing conclusion. Second, Stickley will address the rising cost of fraud that your credit union is facing due to compromised members and what you credit union can and should be doing to address the issue.
10:00 - 10:20 am Break - Vendor Exhibit Hall - Regency Ballroom
10:20 - 11:05 am IMS Integration
The future of Document Processing

Save BIG with Make A Statement! Learn how Make A Statement allows credit unions to save drastically through print/postage savings and fixed pricing on unlimited eDocuments. The Make A Statement product organizes statements, tax forms and notices within one flexible web based tool which you can host in-house or we can host for you. Watch how you can take control of marketing and quickly test changes to your statement marketing campaigns. In addition to statement and tax form processing, Make A Statement is a powerful notice processing engine that combines multiple different notice types into single notices, saving on printing and postage costs (also providing the option to household your print notices to save on postage). Also, leverage this tool to push data directly to the member through instant SMS/email notifications. Step outside the printer provided processing box and experience the future of document processing.
Symitar
Speed Demos - JoAnn Young

Back by popular demand, Episys Product Solutions Consultant Kristie Peterson will take you on a whirlwind tour of some Episys solutions you might want to know more about. We will cover Episys Alerts, Episys Contact Management, Account Revision, Address Verify , SymChoice Loan, iPay OneClick, and, if time permits, maybe more.
Cards On The Spot
Instant Issuance

Come see a demo of our Cards On The Spot instant issuance system. We’ll show you our efficient interface to Symitar, answer instant issuance questions, and talk about EMV.
11:05 - 11:25 am Break - Vendor Exhibit Hall - Regency Ballroom
11:25 - 12:10 pm Bluepoint Solutions
Balancing the Conflicting Priorities In Tech Spending to Maximize Value for Members

According to a 2014 CUNA survey, IT budgets in credit unions are increasing; 50% report an increase in 2014 and two-thirds anticipate growth over the next two years (CUNA 2014 Technology Spending Survey). Members want more services, greater convenience, and increased personal attention. This puts pressure on credit unions to make strategic investments in additional member-facing technology, but it also creates challenges integrating new technology with legacy systems, choosing between competing IT priorities, and balancing investment in back-office systems versus retail systems. Boosting employee productivity by replacing legacy document imaging and payment systems immediately frees time and resources that can best be spent on members. This session will examine several credit union case studies to illustrate the real-world benefits of making significant, measurable improvements in member service and response times, system uptime, and disjointed workflows. In each case, we will explore the ways that credit unions can recover time and resources to fuel meaningful member-related improvements. Learn how to strengthen processes and eliminate waste to avoid increasing operational costs to keep pace with member growth.
CFS Consulting
ARCU: Tips, Tricks, and Useful Features

ARCU has been implemented by many Symitar customers and continues to grow in adoption by the Symitar client base. Several releases have been delivered since the initial launch of the product a few years ago. Staff transition at credit unions as well as numerous product enhancements can result in many powerful and valuable features being available yet not be widely understood by the user community. This session will focus on illustrating some of these features as well as discuss stories of how other Symitar customers are utilizing ARCU for strategic and tactical purposes within their organization. This session is intended for credit unions that have or are considering purchasing ARCU for their credit union.
Elizabeth Allison, Keesler Federal Credit Union
IT Audits, Policy, and Procedures
12:30 - 01:30 pm Buffet Lunch & Vendor Exhibit Hall- Regency Ballroom
01:35 - 02:20 pm DBSI
5 Innovations to Supercharge the Branch Experience and Better Connect with Members

The branch channel is broken. With rising costs and declining foot traffic, credit unions must find creative ways to adapt the branch experience to survive. Join this session to see the latest innovations financial institutions are using to reinvent the branch and turn it into their biggest asset. You’ll leave with several ideas to lower costs, better connect your products and services to your members, and transform your branches into friendlier, more efficient retail environments.
BIT Statement Processing
 What's New and Exciting in the Statement World?

In this session we’ll share some of the newest technologies that are now available to take your statement program to the next level. For print delivery: We’ll focus on Mail Tracking capabilities for enhanced member service, and Full Color Variable Printing (at the same price as black printing) for improved cross-sell results and improved image. For e-delivery: We’ll cover strategies to improve your eStatement adoption rate for cost reduction, and how to maximize your e-delivery program. One lucky attendee of this session will win a $50 Amazon gift card!
Ryan Milliron, Erie Federal Credit Union
I'm Probably Lying: Security Awareness Training and Social Engineering Your Employees

02:20 - 02:40 pm Break - Vendor Exhibit Hall- Regency Ballroom
02:40 - 03:25 pm  Ease Roundtable
 Join Jordan and a bevy of  credit unions currently on EASE - what's the big deal?

Technology Happens
 Member Vantage Point (MVP)

Member Vantage Point (MVP) provides credit unions the most intuitive way to capture signatures and selectively share digital content with its members.

Developed by Technology Happens, MVP is an integrated hardware/software solution that includes a small (4.7” x 4.7” x 2.2”) hardware device and a high resolution multi-touch display, which are connected to a credit union representative’s workstation.

When a document or receipt is ready to sign, a member services representative, teller or loan officer can stream the entire document onto a large touchscreen display for the member to review. After review, the member can sign the document directly via the touchscreen. The signature is captured and bound securely to the document.

Between transactions, digital marketing materials can be streamed to the member-facing display, giving credit unions a dynamic space to promote highly localized messaging to its members. See it in action here: http://youtu.be/oJQQQ3cRtc0

Sherry Ehler, Members 1st Federal Credit Union
'Bet you didn't know you're a Business Analyst!!'

A business analyst can wear many hats within any organization. We will explore topics from the definition of a Business Analyst to the types of analysis as well as training and certifications that can be acquired in this role. We may even answer question - what does a business analysts do exactly?

Some specifics to cover:
  1. Definition of Business Analysis or Analyst
  2. Types of Business Analysis
  3. Learning Opportunities/Certifications
    1. IIBA
    2. PMI
    3. Watermark Learning
    4. ESI or ASPE
    5. CBAP or CCBA
  4. The different hats of a Business Analyst
03:25 - 03:45 pm Break - Vendor Exhibit Hall- Regency Ballroom
03:45 - 04:30 pm MShift, Inc with Team One Credit Union
Alternatives to Apple Pay: A Mobile Payment Pilot Study and Demonstration

Apple Pay mobile payments have taken the country by storm, however, it is difficult for small credit unions to benefit from it. Alternatives to Apple Pay such as MShift’s AnyWhereMobile which is focused on small financial institutions, can allow credit unions to maintain their relevance and profit from the mobile payment revolution.

Only 6% of the plastic general payment cards of small, exempt financial institutions are pre-loaded into iTunes. In addition, Apple Pay imposes additional fees on top of existing Visa and MasterCard fees such as setup fees, monthly tokenization vault fees, activation fees, and deactivation fees thereby cutting into credit unions’ bottom line. The more ubiquitous Apple Pay becomes, the less relevant small financial institutions will be.

As a result, Apple Pay incentivizes small financial institutions to adopt alternative forms of mobile payments that let them maintain their margins, such as MShift’s Symitar-compatible AnyWhereMobile. With AnyWhereMobile, small credit unions and banks will be empowered to turn around the declining trend of their net interchange income, to offer local merchants a reduction in interchange rates and to provide their members more generous merchantbased rewards.

This presentation provides a demonstration of MShift’s AnyWhereMobile payment technology and a case study of a Symitar Credit Union’s experience with the AnyWhereMobile pilot program.

Symitar - Ron Kaplan
 SymExchange

Join Ron Kaplan, Symitar Sr. Technical Product Manager for Integration, to learn about SymXchange, the new interface into the Episys database and the credit union's business rules (as they are defined inside Episys). This interface uses XML and WSDL files via a web service and accepts SOAP calls from solutions developed by customers and third party solution vendors. What is the difference between SymConnect and SymXchange? Come to the session and we will answer this and many other questions about SymXchange, plus we will make sure you know about the special SymXchange special available until June 30, 2015.
SMA Solutions
Look Like You're Working Hard (When You're Hardly Working)

Would you like to cut your IT department’s manual workload by as much as 70 percent? Automate processes that span multiple operating systems? Would life be easier if end-users could initiate their own processes? Would your CEO think you had super powers if you knew what was happening at any given moment – and how far it varies from what’s usually happening? OpCon and Insights - two amazing tools from SMA Solutions - can do all this and more. Come learn how our software can do the heavy lifting so you don’t have to. The session will cover OpCon and new enhancements, the new Self-Service module, and Ascern – real-time monitoring.
03:30 - 05:30 pm Networking Break - Beverage & Snack (from 03:30 - 03:50) in Vendor Exhibit Hall- Regency Ballroom
07:00 - 11:00 pm Evening Event - Teal Ballroom - HoeDown ThrowDown


Thursday, 04/23/14   
09:00 - 10:00 am Let's Play SymEast Feud! - Studio 220 @ NOMA A - 2nd Floor
10:00 - 10:20 am Break - Vendor Exhibit Hall- Regency Ballroom
10:20 - 11:05 am Adapt Telephony - Adapt Smart Applications for Credit Unions

Adapt has been building applications for credit unions to solve CU business issues for over 10 years. With 120 credit union customers to date, we have frequently heard about your pain points and have worked extensively with our CU customers to develop Smart Applications that are effective solutions to those problems. The “Smart Suite” of applications we have developed will enhance the member experience, make the CU team more efficient and provide you with the ability to easily scale the services you provide to your members and employees year over year.

Through real-time integration to Symitar using SymConnect we are able to do everything from taking calls off the front-end contact center by providing quick account inquiry information, shorten agent calls through authenticated screen pops, route past due members directly to the collections team, provide VIP member routing using relationship codes, and route members back to the agent they spoke with last. We also provide a simple tool for rate management, Cross-Selling, bank-by-phone IVR solutions and much, much more.

Adapt has been a Symitar VIP partner for approximately 8 years and became a Symitar strategic business partner in February 2014. Come hear about and see how many of our Symitar credit unions are using these applications to make a big impact for their members and with their member-facing teams. Our session will also include a sneak preview of other CU applications currently in development…you won’t want to miss it.

Symitar - Kristie Peterson
Synergy - 2014 Release

Synergy Enterprise Content Management enables credit unions of all sizes to securely capture, archive, retrieve, and distribute report data, electronic documents, and check images. Regardless of system origin, format, or layout, this sophisticated solution supports all forms of document content including reports, scanned images, PDFs, photos, sound files, application documents, and essentially any electronic file in an industry-standard format.

The Synergy 2014 release is nothing like you’ve seen before, bringing a fresh, modern look and feel to this proven solution. These enhancements enrich the user experience, creating a simple, consistent, and intuitive platform for your organization. Please join us as we highlight all Synergy has to offer.

EMV Industry Update - Ryan Prentice, Symitar
11:05 - 11:25 am Break - Vendor Exhibit Hall- Regency Ballroom
11:25 - 12:10 pm Millenial Vision, Inc
Automating Records Management

MVi has been a leading provider of Enterprise Content Management systems to Credit Unions for over 18 years and has developed a strong expertise in the area of Records Retention and Records Management.

As part of our presentations we will show suggestions on how assigning retention schedules, cutoff dates and records classifications can be used within an Enterprise Content Management System.

Additionally, using automation tools such as Workflow and Business Process Management can also help streamline the difficult task of managing your electronic records as well as setting up secure processes to insure compliance.

Please join us for this informative presentation.

Cutek
"The Help You Need, When You Need It"

More cost-effective than hiring full-time employees and more accessible than most other options, CUTEK™ is available to help you meet all your back-office needs. With a wealth of Episys® experience and a number of ready-to-deploy solutions, CUTEK is the only professional services organization recognized as an official Symitar business partner.

"Getting Help with Dirty Jobs"

What help is out there to reduce the effort needed to get a few of those code assignments taken care of? We'll do a quick walk through the PowerOn libraries, a few utilities, strategies for your internal code libraries, and some stock reports you might not have thought about leveraging.

EMV Roundtable - Symitar, Card Vendors, Credit Unions
Continued discussion regarding the EMV Requirements for 2015 - completely informal!
12:30 - 02:00 pm Buffet Lunch & Vendor Exhibit Hall- Regency Ballroom
02:15 - 03:00 pm Vendor Feedback Session

Vendor Partners - Come share your experience with the SymEast committee!
PowerOn Roundtable
Hosted by: Stanley Weschler, Andrews Federal Credit Union
03:00 - 03:20 pm Break
03:20 - 04:05 pm Credit Union Feedback Session

Credit Union Attendees - Come share your experience with the SymEast committee!
PowerOn Roundtable
Hosted by: Stanley Weschler, Andrews Federal Credit Union
 

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