CUNA O&ME/Tech Conference: Speed Rounds Are Back!

By John San Filippo


The CUNA Operations & Member Experience and Technology Councils held their joint annual conference at Caesar’s Palace in Las Vegas Sept. 20-24. This marked the return of the Speed Round sessions, an audience favorite, according to Senior Vice President of Culture and Employee Experience for NC State Employees Credit Union Mia Perez, who served as emcee for the sessions.

Mia Perez

The speed rounds were divided into two sessions, one the morning of Sept. 22 and the other in the afternoon. Each session consisted of 11 exhibitor/presenters. Each exhibitor was given five minutes to present, followed by two minutes of questions from a panel of judges (who served more as interviewers than judges).


The three judges were Vice President of Deposit Operations Amy Coe from MSU Federal Credit Union, Chief Information Officer Chris Kearney from TruWest Credit Union, and Executive Vice President and Chief Revenue Officer Chris Otey from Credit Union 2.0.

Amy Coe -- Chris Kearney -- Chris Otey

The Winners


Attendees were invited to vote for their favorite presentation after each session. A winner was named for each session, as well as an overall Best of Show winner. The winners were:

  • Morning Session: Nuance, presented by Rachel Muench, fraud and biometric specialist, and Amy Travers, vice president of security and biometrics, who showcased Nuance Gatekeeper, a robust authentication product based on voice biometrics.

Finopotamus' John San Filippo with (l-r) Nuance's Amy Travers, Rachel Muench and Jon Bornstein
  • Afternoon Session: Eltropy, presented Tim Pranger, vice president of product strategy, who showcased his company’s recently acquired POPi/o video banking solution.

Tim Pranger
Joel Schwartz


Other Participants

Here are the remaining presenters from both sessions, in alphabetical order.

  • Access Softek showcased its investment suite of products, including EasyVest® Automated Investing, EasyCoin Crypto Solution, and Self-Directed Investment.

  • Allied Payment Network showcased its real-time bill payment solution.

  • Array showcased the Array Platform, which includes MyCreditManager, ID Protect, and Offers Engine.

  • Black Kite showcased its Cyber Risk Intelligence Platform.

  • Bonifii showcased Bonifii Credential, its blockchain-based identity verification platform. – Bonifii Credential.

  • CFM showcased NOMADIX, its table-based branch automation product.

  • CoNetrix showcased its Tandem Incident Management system.

  • Cornerstone Advisors showcased Performance Vault, its data analysis platform.

  • Daon showcased its identity verification and proofing solution.

  • Engage fi showcased 360fi, its robust vendor management platform.

  • Finalytics.ai showcased its artificial intelligence-driven, real-time personalization platform.

  • interface.ai showcased its artificial intelligence-driven self-service platform.

  • LemonadeLXP showcased its digital growth and employee education platform.

  • Lokyata showcased its artificial intelligence-driven credit decisioning platform.

  • MANTL showcased its omnichannel account opening platform.

  • Paymentus showcased Bill Center, its next-generation bill payment solution.

  • Posh Technologies showcased Voice360 with Voice Authentication, which combines artificial intelligence-driven IVR with voice authentication.

  • SavvyMoney showcased is credit score monitoring solution.

  • Sogolytics showcased its automated member feedback tool.

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