BIGcast Network

Hey Credit Unions, More Cooperation and Movement – Please!
George Hofheimer, Chief Knowledge Officer at Filene Research Institute, discusses what credit unions do differently than other traditional financial institutions, challenges and opportunities facing the credit union space and the credit union difference.
PayKey: Going with the (Payment) Flow
John talks with PayKey Chief Marketing Officer Guy Talmi about an innovative solution that promises to keep the FI at the center of the payment process without detouring from social media apps (WhatsApp, Facebook Messenger, Twitter, etc.)
Getting Millennials to Make Credit Unions Their Maine Thing

Glen visits the Maine Credit Union League to discuss its Young and Free program and the strategies behind the state's strong CU culture. Also: an opposing view on shared branching, bumps in the cryptocurrency road, and Vantiv's Worldpay play.

A Data-Driven Approach to Marketing
Tommy Kearns, Co-founder and CEO of multi-channel analytics and engagement platform Xtremepush, discusses why data is becoming more important than technology, targeted marketing using analytics and contextual marketing.
Echo Show Unboxing

John Best unboxes the new Amazon Echo show and does a quick demonstration of its capabilities.

Future Success – What You Need to Know Now About AI and Developing Technology
Brett King, the multi-talented, author, speaker, innovator, author, and founder and CEO of Moven discusses how artificial intelligence, voice assistants and evolving technologies will change banking, and why banks need to plan for disruption.
Innovation Is A Must-Have, Not A Luxury
Financial industry innovation, strategy and leadership expert JP Nicols joins Anne to discuss innovation as a defined process, as part of an organization's culture and strategy, and why he believes that it should be a formal discipline within an organization.
C-Suite Interview: Tracking Trex's Transformation
In his inaugural appearance on BIGcast, John Janclaes continues his C-Suite Interview series in a conversation with Jim Cline, CEO, Trex Company, Inc. This interview explores the transformational story of the company’s journey from near bankruptcy to a thriving organization through a focus on redesigning incentives, promoting constructive conflict, teamwork and developing the next generation of its leaders.
Live from the Killer Fintech Speed Rounds
John and Glen's third and final AXFI recap features interviews with the visionaries behind the innovations featured on stage in Minneapolis.
Putting Data Analytics To the Test
In our second report from the AXFI Conference Glen chats with the three credit union Best Practices Competition finalists who found unique ways to tackle real-world issues with data. Also, Glen talks to killer Fintech app CU Rate Reset and to identity and fraud solutions provider ID Insight.
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About BIGcast Network

Credit Union Industry Experts, John Best, Founder of Best Innovation Group (BIG), Glen Sarvady, Managing Principal at 154 Advisors and Anne Legg, Founder of THRIVE Strategic Services have teamed-up to offer a new podcast series to form the BIGcast Network. The BIGcast will become a twice weekly podcast and will be offering financial news and thought leadership in the areas of Business Strategy, Innovation, Payments and Leadership to financial institutions globally. Meet the BIGCast Network Team:

John Best is recognized as a thought leader and visionary of technology advancements and financial application development within the credit union industry. Requests for speaking engagements include Symitar national and regional conferences, Information Technologies Credit Union Association annual conference, and CUNA Technology Council, CUNA Marketing Council, CUNA lending Council Filene Water Cooler Annual Symposium and Correlation annual meeting as a keynote speaker.
Anne Legg is founder of THRIVE Strategic Services. THRIVE leads organizations to goal attainment via data translation resulting in innovative and transformational business strategies. Anne is a recognized credit union expert and thought leader with an MBA thesis on the credit union business model as well as two internationally published whitepapers on credit union business strategy. She has served as an SME for CUNA and National University and has instructed at several CUNA schools.
Glen Sarvady’s episodes of the BIGCast will focus on top-of-mind topics impacting the payments world, analysis of recent product launches, acquisitions, partnerships and innovations, and on-site reporting and interviews from industry venues like Finovate, Money 20/20 and NACHA Payments. Interviews will be brief and to-the-point, emphasizing substance and avoiding informercial territory. As with other BIGCast Network offerings credit unions receive added attention, but the discussions will be relevant and entertaining for strategic thinkers across the financial services spectrum, particularly those interested in consumer and small business experience and the real-world effects of breakthrough payment innovations.

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