In part two of our interview with Wescom Credit Union's John Best, we conduct a hands on look at Windows 8, Surface, and CUFX -- the proposed standard for all credit union technology products/services. John discusses how each can benefit credit unions and their members in a big way. As usual, mighty entertaining and interesting stuff from Mr. Best delivering the latest and greatest technology trends for credit unions. Enjoy the show!
(Note: This episode was shot prior to the holidays when Microsoft's Windows 8 and Surface were still relatively fresh.)
#167: Wescom's financial technology maestro John Best orchestrates the meaning of mobile (part 1)...
Never a dull moment when Wescom Credit Union/Wescom Resources Group CTO John Best stops by the show. And his latest visit just prior to the holidays certainly delivered, as Mr. Best provided us with his annual take on the status of technology in the credit union industry today. In part 1, John focuses on the all-important next steps in mobile technology for credit unions -- along with revealing his hidden talent of being a highly gifted portrait artist. On a more serious note, we also touch on the incredible legacy of Wescom's technology leader Rob Guilford, as he recently passed away. John shares some inside anecdotes of this technology trailblazer. Understatement of 2013: Rob will be missed for sure. Always more than a pleasure having Mr. Best on the program providing us with a few laughs and a lot of practical info you can certainly use. Check it out!
And stay tuned for Part 2, as we discuss more technology with CUFX, among other interesting items such as how credit unions can leverage Microsoft Surface and Windows 8.
It's already widely known throughout the industry that NAFCU's President/CEO Fred Becker is stepping down after 13 years at the helm. So we invited Fred on the show to find out the why, when, and what's he going to do now? As usual, Fred provided us with his candid responses that surely entertain and certainly inform. We also discussed his top three moments as leader of NAFCU, along with how the organization has changed under his tenure and how credit unions have evolved over the years. We finished up our talk with how he will continue to be an advocate for credit unions after he steps down in July 2013. Many thanks to Fred for being on the show and of course his stellar service to credit unions over the years. Enjoy the show everybody.
Always a pleasure having NCUA Chair Debbie Matz on the program. Debbie returns to CUbroadcast this time around to reflect on how credit unions fared in 2012. But we soon put the past behind us and focused on a number of issues credit unions will be facing in 2013, as well as a few NCUA tasks on the docket: lawsuits, MBL, tax exemption, Gigi Hyland replacement, etc. We also discuss Debbie's upcoming Town Hall Webinar on February 5 (3 p.m. EST) with CFPB's Director Richard Cordray and some of the topics that will be addressed during that highly anticipated event. It's free, so sign up to participate. We also touched on many other items of industry interest in our discussion, so take a few minutes and enjoy the show.
Town Hall Webinar with CFPB's Richard Cordray
Every year about this time Executive Compensation Solutions delivers its Employee and Executive Compensation and Benefits for the Credit Union Movement or The Survey. This year marks the company's 9th survey displaying such data as credit union CEOs' base pay increased an average of 6.62 this past year, credit union CEO vs. bank CEO salaries, highest CUSO position base salary & variable pay, and much more. This more than 200-page document is loaded with this type of information -- and best of all, it's free. To find out more, we invited ECS Director of Operations Adam Zelinsky back on the show. As usual Adam breaks down the numbers and provides an excellent analysis of their discoveries. In addition, for every credit union that participated in this year's Survey, ECS donated $10 toCredit Unions for Kids. As a result of participating credit unions, ECS donated nearly $3,000 to the charity organization. It's compelling news all around when it comes to this document, so take a few minutes and enjoy the show.
Download The 2012 Survey
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