Welcome to GroundBanking – Porter Keadle Moore’s original Podcast about innovation in the financial industry.
In today’s fast-paced, technology driven environment, it’s imperative for executives to use the most innovative strategies and think outside the box in order to stay competitive. Welcome to GroundBanking, stories about innovation in the financial industry. Each episode we’ll feature experts in banking and FinTech who will discuss the challenges and opportunities in today’s marketplace – whether it be embracing new technology, coming up with new lines of business or finding more efficient ways to serve their customers and communities.
Season 2, Episode 1: Kevin Tweddle Discusses the ICBA’s ThinkTech Accelerator Program
In this episode, we talk with Kevin Tweddle, Chief Operating Officer of the ICBA Services Network and Chief Innovation Officer of the ICBA about the Association’s new ThinkTech Accelerator that will launch in early January. Kevin discusses the program and its overall goal to serve as an outlet for community banks to directly engage and partner with early-stage fintech companies.
This episode’s featured craft beer is Creature Comforts’ Table Beer based out of Athens, GA.
Season 1, Episode 8: Chris Stanley Discusses FinTech and Banking Partnerships
In this episode, we talk with Chis Stanley, VP of FinTech Industry Banking at Atlantic Capital Bank. Chris discusses how Atlantic Capital Bank is approaching their FinTech strategy and what banks are looking for as it relates to these partnerships.
This episode’s featured craft beer is Wild Heaven Beer’s White Blackbird based out of Atlanta, GA.
Season 1, Episode 7: David Eads Discusses How Digital Sales and Marketing Drive Growth
In this episode, we talk with David Eads, CEO of Gro Solutions, Inc. David discusses how utilizing digital sales and marketing platforms can help drive growth for financial institutions across all channels of their business through optimizing both the user experience for digital sales tasks, such as account opening and loan underwriting.
This episode’s featured craft beer is Pontoon Brewing’s Galaxy Drifter IPA – based out of Sandy Springs, GA.
Season 1, Episode 6: Fran Duggan Discusses AI & Smarter Payments
In Episode 6, we talk with Fran Duggan, CEO of Payrailz. Fran discusses improving the customer experience through the use of Artificial Intelligence (AI) and leveraging technology and data to make easier and smarter payments.
This episode’s featured craft beer is Second Self Beer Company’s Thai Wheat – based out of Atlanta, GA.
Season 1, Episode 5: Julius Weyman and The Retail Payments Risk Forum
In Episode 5, we talk with Julius Weyman of the Federal Reserve Bank of Atlanta. Julius discusses the genesis of the Retail Payments Risk Forum, meaningful data and trends he has seen over the course of his career and how financial institutions are managing risk and preventing fraud in retail payments.
This episode’s featured craft beer is Jekyll Brewing’s – Pineapple Habanero Hop Dang Diggity IPA out of Alpharetta, GA.
Season 1, Episode 4: NBKC Bank FinTech Accelerator Program
In Episode 4, we talk with Zach Pettet and Melissa Eggleston at NBKC Bank in Kansas City. They discuss the unique approach their bank is taking to develop a FinTech accelerator program, as well as their mission to embrace the thriving FinTech community in their city.
This episode’s featured craft beer is Gate City Brewing – OTP based out of Roswell, GA.
Season 1, Episode 3: Fraud Prevention and Machine Learning
In Episode 3, we talk with Dave Excell, CTO & Founder of Featurespace. Dave dives into the concept of machine learning and how Featurespace is using this technique to help financial institutions manage their fraud detection and prevention efforts.
This episode’s featured craft beer is Orpheus Brewing Transmigration of Souls – based out of Atlanta, GA.
Season 1, Episode 2: TAG FinTech Ecosystem Report
In Episode 2, we talk with Glen Sarvady and Don Campbell who, in conjunction with Chip Harden, developed the 2018 TAG FinTech Ecosystem Report for the state of Georgia. In this episode, Glen and Don discuss some of the highlights of the report to include the state of the industry, how it has grown and evolved over the years and the key role Georgia plays to the larger FinTech ecosystem.
Season 1, Episode 1: Faster Payments
In Episode 1, we talk with Terri Sands who is the director of Payments Risk Management at State Bank & Trust. Terri discusses how State Bank has seen success embracing faster payments and the landscape of where the industry is heading.
This episode’s featured craft beer is Creature Comforts’ Tropicalia – based out of Athens, GA.