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Digital Digest from the InVest 2018 Conference

The battle between every startup and incumbent comes down to whether the startup gets distribution before the incumbent gets innovation. I pulled this quote from one of my favorite podcasts, a16z, which is produced by VC firm Andreessen Horowitz. I felt as though I was witnessing this ongoing struggle live last week at the In|Vest […]

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How Acorns Is Building The Biggest Brand in Financial Services

“Acorns is not in the asset accumulation business. We are building a consumer brand that sells financial products.” — Manning Field, Chief Commercial Officer, Acorns Some companies have a mission statement and some have a corporate vision while others have both. At Acorns, the micro-investing app, they have a mantra. Inspired by the mighty oak […]

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5 Keynote Takeaways from the 2018 Digital Banking Conference

If you couldn’t make it to beautiful Austin, TX for American Banker’s Digital Banking Conference 2018, you’re in luck!  We prepared a quick summary from some of the most interesting keynote speakers at the conference right here for you! The Future of Digital Banking The opening keynote by @BrettKing at #DigBanking18 sets the stage for […]

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Will AI be an Advisor’s Best Friend or Worst Nightmare?

Over the next decade, artificial intelligence (AI) and other emerging technologies will have a tremendous impact on the human labor market. So much so that AI could render nearly half of all US occupations obsolete. In fact, we can expect 65% of today’s college graduates to one day be working in jobs that do not […]

Envestnet advisor summit

Envestnet Rebrands ENV2 as a Financial Wellness Platform

Maybe I’m just a glutton for punishment. I’ve already written a summary of the recent Envestnet Advisor Summit, from a Tamarac perspective. (See 8 Cool Tamarac Updates from the Envestnet Advisor Conference)  But, I still have a ton of notes and tweets regarding the two other legs of the Envestnet technology stool; ENV2 and Yodlee. So, why […]

Envestnet Tamarac Conference

8 Cool Tamarac Updates from the Envestnet Advisor Summit

Creole cuisine, bead necklaces and Saints football at the Metrodome are three things that I come to my mind when I think of New Orleans. But last week, my thoughts were firmly focused on the Envestnet Advisor Summit, which was held in The Big Easy for the first time. With over 1,500 attendees, Envestnet’s client conference is […]

“Don’t Get Creepy”: Privacy in Wealth Management & Emerging Technology Trends

“Where am I to go now that I’ve gone too far?” — Lyrics from Twilight Zone by Golden Earring There is a story that is now infamous among statisticians and big data analysts about how retailing giant Target was able to figure out which of their female customers were pregnant solely based on their shopping […]

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4 Best Practices for Banks Launching Digital Advice Channels

“I think that you will all agree that we are living in most interesting times. I don’t remember a time in which our history was so full, in which every day brought us new objects of interest, and, let me say also, new objects for anxiety.” — Joseph Chamberlain, British Politician, 1898 We can all […]

Fiserv Forum

7 Surprising Ideas From Fiserv Forum 2018

The future impact of emerging technologies on banking and wealth management were a continuous theme throughout Fiserv’s annual client conference, called Fiserv Forum, which was held last week at the Venetian Hotel in Las Vegas. Artificial intelligence, cybersecurity and the rise of China in mobile payments were hot topics covered by multiple speakers and panel discussions […]