The biggest problems of tomorrow will not be a lack of jobs but a shortage of humans to take advantage of all of the opportunities technology will offer.

Keynote:

How A.I. and Automation will Change the Lending Industry…and the World

 

SPEAKER: Byron Reese

Join author and futurist Byron Reese as he explores the world of tomorrow and discusses the impact of technology on society. Applying these insights to the small business lending industry, he will examine specifically how automation will affect employment and drive industry change over time.

 

His presentation will explore how artificial intelligence will be used to identify sales targets in lending, assist in risk management and credit decisions, streamline and aid in ​the servicing of debt, and assist in default management. He will ​also describe​ the ways that computers and automation will alter the lending industry, as well as which parts will always remain human-driven.

 

With 25 years as a successful tech entrepreneur, with multiple IPOs and exits along the way, Byron Reese is uniquely suited to comment on the transformative effect of technology on the workplace and on society at large. He writes books that explore the wonders of the world of tomorrow and delights audiences around the world with his vivid and energetic presentations on the future of work and life.

 

 

As a special gift, all of this year’s Small Business Lending Forum attendees will receive a copy of Bryon’s new book, The Fourth Age, at the conference. 

 

Book sponsored by  Bob Rinaldi, LLC

Keynote:

How A.I. and Automation will Change the Lending Industry…and the World

 

SPEAKER:
Byron Reese

 

Join author and futurist Byron Reese as he explores the world of tomorrow and discusses the impact of technology on society. Applying these insights to the small business lending industry, he will examine specifically how automation will affect employment and drive industry change over time.

 

His presentation will explore how artificial intelligence will be used to identify sales targets in lending, assist in risk management and credit decisions, streamline and aid in ​the servicing of debt, and assist in default management. He will ​also describe​ the ways that computers and automation will alter the lending industry, as well as which parts will always remain human-driven.

 

With 25 years as a successful tech entrepreneur, with multiple IPOs and exits along the way, Byron Reese is uniquely suited to comment on the transformative effect of technology on the workplace and on society at large. He writes books that explore the wonders of the world of tomorrow and delights audiences around the world with his vivid and energetic presentations on the future of work and life.

 

 

As a special gift, all of this year’s Small Business Lending Forum attendees will receive a copy of Bryon’s new book, The Fourth Age, at the conference. 

 

Book sponsored by  Bob Rinaldi, LLC

Keynote:

Leadership Self-Awareness: The Secret Weapon to Succeed in an Ever-Changing World

 

SPEAKER: Dr. Tasha Eurich

 

To compete in today’s increasingly complex climate, small business lending leaders must do many things: contend with fintech, respond to a new generation of entrepreneurs, stay abreast of technical and regulatory changes, attract and retain great talent, and more. And yesterday’s leadership tools simply aren’t enough to tackle tomorrow’s challenges.

 

Fortunately, reveals organizational psychologist, New York Times bestselling author, and third generation entrepreneur Dr. Tasha Eurich, hope lies in one of the most important, yet least-examined, leadership capabilities: self-awareness. Research shows that leaders who cultivate it bust through barriers to change, perform better, make smarter decisions, and even lead more profitable companies.

 

Drawing on her own research, hundreds of empirical studies, and 15 years of working with Fortune 500 clients, Dr. Eurich will reveal the surprising myths, unseen roadblocks, and scientifically proven path to leadership self-awareness.

 

In this entertaining and enlightening keynote based on her new book Insight, you’ll learn:

  • What self-awareness really is and how it helps leaders succeed in an ever-changing world.
  • An understanding of your own self-awareness habits as a leader.
  • The surprising myths about, and unseen obstacles to, self-awareness.
  • A few battle-tested tools to improve self-awareness.

 


As a special gift, all of this year’s Small Business Lending Forum attendees will receive a copy of Tasha’s new book, Insight, at the conference.

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Sunday, July 21

ymca_grn_rgb_50x39Annual Golf Tournament to benefit the YMCA
Inverness Golf Club
10:00 – 11:00 am

Registration at the Inverness Golf Club

11:00 am

Boxed Lunch Provided

6:00 pm

Evening Reception  |  Aspen Terrace at Inverness Resort

Monday, July 22

8:00 am

Small Business Lending Forum held at Hilton Denver Inverness Hotel

5:00 pm

Evening Event

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Monday, July 22

The small business lending marketplace is ever-changing. As it experiences the saturation of new lenders, it also sees new products, technologies, and innovations that dramatically change the determining factors of success and profitability.

Disruptive advancements in technology, like artificial intelligence have the potential to alter nearly every facet of the lending industry, while new monetary units like Blockchain, or Cryptocurrency experience drastic shifts in value overnight and could make their way into capital markets at any moment. By staying abreast to the competitive advantages that technology delivers, we can adapt where necessary and reap the benefits.

Our discussion will focus on these topics, the market itself, new and old challenges we’re facing and how we might best navigate, respond and adapt to this dynamic environment.

Our goal: to provide you with ideas, concepts and an enhanced perspective on how best to optimize your current and future model to maximize capitalization of the small business lending market.

No matter how you slice it (and hopefully you don’t), the 2019 Forum will be wrapping up in unforgettable and entertaining fashion. Join us as we gather for an evening social event, on the evening of July 22nd, to say our goodbyes and grab some food + drink.

Forum Schedule

» 7:30 am – 8:30 am – Breakfast

» 8:00 am – Registration

» 8:30 am – 8:45 am – Opening Remarks
Dave Schaefer, CEO, Orion First Financial

» 8:45 am – 10:00 am – Keynote

» 10:00 am – 10:30 am – Networking Break

» 10:30 am – 11:30 am – General Session

» 11:30 am – Lunch

» 1:15 pm – 2:15 pm – Breakout Session One

» 2:15 pm – 2:45 pm – Networking Break

» 2:45 pm – 3:45 pm – Breakout Session Two

» 4:00 pm – Closing Remarks

» 5:30 pm – 8:30 pm – Evening Event

Opening Remarks

Dave Schaefer

CEO, Orion First

Dave is the founder and CEO of Orion First Financial, which provides contract servicing and collection services to alternative lenders, banks and independent financial institutions. Dave is also the founder and CEO of Mintaka Financial, a commercial finance company specializing in serving the needs of small businesses across the United States through an exclusive network of originators that share ownership in Mintaka.

Dave is active with the Equipment Leasing and Finance Association (ELFA) currently serving as Vice Chairman of the ELFA Board of Directors and past Chairman of LeasePAC (the industry’s federal political action committee).

General Session

10:30 – 11:30 am

Current Technology Initiatives Facing Small Business Lenders

This session will further explore the themes raised in the keynote presentation and key initiatives within the small business lending industry.

Moderator
Dave Schaefer, CEO, Orion First

Panel
Byron Reese, Author and Futurist (Keynote)
Brock Blake, CEO and Founder, Lendio
James Mendelsohn, COO and CRO, Breakout Capital
Quentin Cote, President, Mintaka Financial

Breakout Session One

1:15 – 2:15 pm

The Future of Credit Scoring and the Human Element

This session will focus on how credit underwriting will change in the future.  Why lenders need to modernize their credit underwriting; and what it means to modernize.  This panel will explore the evolution of scoring models in their accuracy and predictability, new data sources, and technology changes that lead to use of algorithms vs human touch.

Moderator
Bill Fogarty, SVP, Credit & Funding, Mintaka Financial

Panel
Erik Cook, Director of Sales, PayNet, Inc.
Don Myerson, President, BSB Leasing
Dan Thompson, SVP, Credit, Midland States Bank

Authentic Leadership: Lessons from the Trenches

No one can become authentic by trying to imitate someone else. In the past ten years, authenticity has become the gold standard of leadership with these leaders defined as people of the highest integrity and courage, committed to building enduring, purposeful organizations. In this session we’ll explore the journeys our panelists are on to build their leadership acumen and become authentic leaders. They will share some of the lessons they have learned along the way–what’s working, what’s not–and we’ll invite input from our audience as well. Come join us for what promises to be a lively and insightful session.

Moderator
Dick Schulte, VP, Optiv Inc.

Panel
Nate Gibbons, COO, Innovative Leasing
Jaimie Haver, SVP Operations, Hanmi Bank
David Musselmann, President & CEO, Paramount Financial Services

Breakout Session Two

2:45 – 3:45 pm

Small Business Lending and Healthy Communities

Small business lending and equipment finance play a vital role in the health of our communities and our economy.  Our industry has done some incredible research and has amazing facts at hand about our industry’s positive impact on small businesses and underserved economies.

Moderator
Quentin Cote, President, Mintaka Financial

Panel
James Mendelsohn, COO and CRO, Breakout Capital
Kelli Nienaber, Executive Director, Equipment Leasing & Finance Foundation
Bill Phelan, President and Co-Founder, PayNet, Inc.

Is Blockchain Gaining Traction in Small Business Lending?

Blockchain is here and being deployed in business models in various industries. This session will explore how blockchain applies to commercial finance loans, can be a conduit for platforms, and how transactions can be completed.   The key ingredients to the adoption of blockchain in small business lending industry will also be discussed.

Moderator
Bob Rinaldi, Bob Rinaldi, LLC

Panel
Conrad Lin, Co-Founder & CMO, FintruX
Deborah Reuben, Reuben Creative, LLC