BIGcast Network

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.
An Ecologist, a Club Kid and a Credit Union Exec walk into a conference... Day 1 at AXFI
John and Glen's first dispatch from the 2017 AXFI Conference covers perspectives on financial ecosystems from outside the industry and brussels sprout adoption.
Please Move from Analog to Digital -  NOW!

Pete Nohelty has never known anything but digital, and started playing with zeros and ones with tech industry giants including Cray and Cisco before landing at Royal Credit Union. Anne and Pete discuss moving from analog to digital, making your members a platform, the importance of cloud computing, and Pete’s reading list.

Finding Value and Opportunity: Analytics, Interchange and Digital Transformation
John, Glen and Anne hold court on interchange, AI, value opportunity, data analytics and digital transformation- but somehow keep circling back to Chipotle's recent data breach.
Paper or Plastic - How much should FIs care?
Glen and CSCU's Director of Payment Strategy, Lou Grilli, discuss whether FIs should be cheering or dreading recent trends in check and ACH use. Also, Lou shares his "off the grid" payment experiences during a trip to Cuba.
Chipotle gets chewed out, and the Bitcoin Bubble
John provides an update on some of the projects he is working on, and discusses what you should know about the recent Chipotle™ data breach and why this is important to you.
Getting Comfortable with Being Uncomfortable – Transformational Leadership
John Janclaes is the CEO of Partners Federal Credit Union, which serves the employees of The Walt Disney Company. John is also the founder of the CEO Corner and the author of Doing What Matters: How Leaders Help Individuals and Organizations Thrive. Anne and John discuss transformational leadership and how it helps leaders and organizations to increase current strengths, and to develop new ones, for improved goal attainment.
Navigating the Digital Revolution
James Guild, Managing Partner at CU Engage, discusses a wide range of topics with a common theme; the importance of adapting to change in order to remain relevant and competitive in a rapidly evolving digital landscape.
Glen and Steve Keep It Real (Time)
Glen chats with The Clearing House's SVP of Product and Strategy, Steve Ledford, about TCH's vision for a US real-time payments system, the status of their rollout, their "more the merrier" approach and a brief update on Steve's herd of fainting goats.
Collateral Effects and Unintended Consequences -  A Conversation with Science Fiction Author Kevin J. Anderson
Kevin Anderson has written over 140 books, including 50 best sellers, and is one of the founders of WordFire Press, which was founded to allow authors to take advantage of new technology. In this episode, John and Kevin discuss innovation, technological change, science fiction, money batteries and disruption in the publishing and finance industries.
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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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