Walter Bond Creating A Culture of High Performance When Walter steps onto the stage, you can’t miss him. It could be because he’s 6’5 and stands out in a crowd, but it could also be because on the stage is where he feels at home. As a nationally recognized public speaker, he commands the stage. He makes the entire audience, whether it’s a small board room or a large conference venue, feel seen. People walk out of Walter’s talks changed, motivated, and inspired. His principles are simple but powerful, his delivery is smooth, and he combines humor, tough love, and experience in a way that changes people.
Walter’s third and most recently released book Swim!, has picked up speed since its debut in July, and has become a staple for business people and students across the country. His easy-to-read professional development book combines lovable characters, relatable life lessons, and hard truths that help readers understand the power of leadership, mentoring, and next-level success.
Chad Crawford As a native Floridian, Chad Crawford has always loved his home state, and he’s made it his mission to share it with the world. He’s often called Florida’s Ambassador for this very reason. Emmy award-winning how to Do florida with Chad Crawford began as a way to combine Chad’s passions – filmmaking, Florida, and literally anything outdoors – but has evolved into a passion project. Chad uses his platforms to create fans of Florida, but more importantly, he’s interested in creating advocates for Florida.www.howtodoflorida.com/
Brett Culp Filmmaker and Speaker Who Documents the Positivity of the Human Experience Brett Culp is an award-winning documentary filmmaker and founder of the not-for-profit, The Rising Heroes Project. He is known for the films, Legends of the Knight, and his latest, Look to the Sky, both of which explore the power of heroic stories and heroic individuals to inspire us to believe in a better tomorrow. On stage, he encourages audiences to find the superhero within and their own path to “everyday leadership.” His insights on connecting individuals to an organization's mission and goals resonate, help us realize our greatest personal and business potential, and renew our collective sense of hope for the future and belief that our efforts can make an impact.
Lee Wetherington Emerging Techs 2021: The Abstraction of Financial Services & What it Means for Banks The new Google Pay app offers full personal financial management (PFM) capabilities backed by 24/7 support. In 2021, Google Pay will add “Plex” checking accounts in partnership with banks and credit unions. And Stripe—the most valuable and fastest growing fintech in the U.S.—just launched “Stripe Treasury” in a deal with Goldman Sachs to offer deposit accounts for small businesses through Stripe’s Platform-as-a-Service clients. What do embedded banking and the subscription-based abstraction of every layer of the financial-services stack mean for community banks? How will the rise of Banking-as-a-Service (Baas), Platforms-as-a-Service (PaaS), and now “Banking Primitives-as-a-Service” (BPaas) impact the future of banking local? Join Lee Wetherington for a sobering review of the challenges presented by emerging fintech transforming banking infrastructure and the best strategies to capture upside potential and mitigate downside risk.