Of Ants & Digital Giants – Today's Fintech Update

With 12,000 global fintech startups, the banking initiatives of the digital giants or GAFA (Google, Apple, Facebook, and Amazon), and the Chinese fintech conglomerate Ant Financial all making deeper and deeper inroads into our industry, it’s easy to quickly lose touch on the latest developments. In this fast-paced session, John Waupsh, author of Bankruption, will share the latest fintech news so you can make more informed strategic decisions when you get back to your office.
  • Get the absolute latest news on digital giants and fintech companies in the U.S.
  • See examples of strategic adaptation for community banks/credit unions
  • Learn about the different models of fintech + community financial institution partnership and their potential impacts to your bottom line

Meet Your Speaker:  John Waupsh, Chief Innovation Officer, Kasasa


John leads the team that architects the company’s products including Kasasa, a suite of nationally-branded products and rewards checking accounts. As Chief Creative Officer from 2012 to 2015, John directed the company’s B2B and B2C marketing creative. Kasasa’s national marketing campaigns received three Platinum and six Gold MarCom Awards. Innovations under John’s leadership have earned Kasasa four Finovate “Best of Show” titles, recognition in Fast Company’s “10 Most Innovative Companies in Finance,” and standing in the FinTech Top 100.  Prior to Kasasa, John founded FIRST ROI and his book, Bankruption: How Community Banking Can Survive Fintech, is available on Amazon.  He received his BA in Marketing Communications from Columbia College Chicago.


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