Council Mission
Council Mission

The Digital Banking Leadership Council is a membership organization for financial services executives who are transforming their institutions with emerging technologies. Our mission is to prepare our members for the upside of a rapidly evolving financial landscape, expose them to the people and products at the forefront of new financial technologies, and connect them with other industry leaders who share the same basic philosophy—new technologies bring new opportunities that cannot be ignored.

The Council is a joint effort between SourceMedia (publisher of American Banker, National Mortgage News, PaymentsSource, and Credit Union Journal) and Traction Technology Partners, which specializes in connecting enterprises to emerging technologies. We support our members and help guide the digital transformation of their organizations by showcasing people, products, companies and ideas that are fundamentally changing the flow of financial information and capital. Our peer-to-peer network is invaluable for inspiring different thinking, solving problems, and making connections to fellow digital pioneers in finance.

Benefits
Benefits
Virtual Event Lineup
Virtual Event Lineup

P2P Payments - Friday October 20th, 2017
Billions of dollars in transactions occur today directly through peer-to-peer payments because they remove friction for consumers. Learn how the smartest banks are harnessing this movement.

Better User Interfaces for Better Banking - Thursday November 16, 2017
If banks want to attract Millennials, their products need to meet new customer expectations for design interfaces—whether it’s mobile, web, or a conversational chatbot. Design simplicity is the key.


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FAQs
FAQs
    1. What is the Digital Banking Leadership Council?

      • The Digital Banking Leadership Council is a membership organization for financial services executives who are transforming their institutions with emerging technologies. Through a series of exclusive virtual events, council dinners, and networking with peers, the Digital Banking Leadership Council prepares financial executives for the opportunities presented by an ever-changing digital future.

    2. Who created the Council?

      • SourceMedia and Traction Technology Partners. SourceMedia is the premier publisher for the banking industry, with publications including American Banker, National Mortgage News, PaymentsSource, Credit Union Journal. Traction Technology Partners produces Emerging Tech Councils and Events that bring emerging technologies to the enterprise, TTP’s founding partners are technology insiders with years of experience building and running DEMO and TechCrunch, and growing Business 2.0, Fortune, and Fast Company.

    3. What’s in it for me?

      • Learn about new areas of technology impacting the financial industry, Discover great startups gaining traction in those areas, and Connect with peers facing the same challenges. Don’t let digital disruption take you by surprise.

    4. What kind of speakers can I expect to hear?

      • Thought leaders, Founders of Emerging FinTech Startups gaining traction with enterprise customers, VCs, Analysts, and fellow Executives sharing their own Digital Banking Case Studies. Each session is hosted and moderated by American Banker Editor-in-Chief Marc Hochstein and technology journalist Erick Schonfeld.

    5. What if I can’t attend all the online events?

      • Each online session is recorded and available for later viewing by you or your team members.

    6. Can I bring my team?

      • Yes. Each Primary Membership comes with 5 Team Memberships. Team Members can attend all virtual events, receive company profiles, access the Member Directory, participate in the private Slack channel, and take advantage of Council discounts. Council dinners are reserved for Primary Members only.

    7. How much does it cost?

      • $4,000 for an Annual Team Subscription, including 1 Primary Membership and 5 Team Memberships.

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Lonnie Talbert
COO, Southwest Capital Bank

Lonnie’s career has taken him all over the country, but when he came to New Mexico, Lonnie knew he wanted to make the Land of Enchantment his permanent home. Lonnie is married to Robin Brule and together they have three children: Michael Brule, Emma Talbert, and Annagrace Talbert.

As an Operations Executive with 28 years of experience in senior executive positions including President, COO, EVP and Senior VP in the financial services industry. Currently, Lonnie holds the position of COO for Southwest Capital Bank, responsible for all day to day operations of the $350 million dollar commercial bank. Lonnie’s proven ability to manage over 1,200 employees, lead a diverse team of leaders at all levels of an organization, oversee multiple remote facilities and teams, administer budgets in excess of $100M, and spearhead process and continuous improvement projects yielding cost savings of over $7M. Skilled in maintaining full P&L responsibility, overseeing lean and six sigma projects, establishing total quality management systems, conducting meeting cost and schedule goals for projects as large as $23M. Demonstrated abilities in leading and guiding various business units of both Fortune 500 companies and privately held smaller organizations; working cross functionally, leading technology projects, mentoring and training team members, and leading large operations units delivering high-quality customer care with quick to market product introduction and appropriate cost control.

Lonnie is deeply committed to supporting community and philanthropic groups and has served many non-profit organizations in a leadership role. Lonnie’s past community involvement includes serving as Chairman of the Greater Albuquerque Chamber of Commerce, Chairman of the March of Dimes, and Chair of the United Way of Central New Mexico’s 2009 campaign. Lonnie has also served on the board of several organizations including Junior Achievement, Amy Biehl High School, and the Association of Commerce and Industry. In 2007, Lonnie received the National Multiple Sclerosis Society’s Hope Award, which honors corporate leaders who are committed to philanthropy and service in their communities. Lonnie is also member of the New Mexico Amigo, the Official Goodwill Ambassadors for the State of New Mexico and recently joined the Parker Center for Family Business board of directors.