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2023 SDBA Digital Innovations Conference
Tuesday, August 29, 2023, 5:00 PM to Wednesday, August 30, 2023, 4:30 PM CDT
Category: SDBA Events

2023 SDBA Digital Innovations in Today's Banking Environment Conference

August 29-30, 2023
Hilton Garden Inn Sioux Falls South | 5300 S Grand Circle | Sioux Falls, S.D.

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Hilton Garden Inn Sioux Falls South, Sioux Falls, SD
Address: 5300 S Grand Cir, Sioux Falls, SD 57108
Phone: (605) 444-4500
Room Rate: $139 (Block closes on August 9, 2023)


Fee includes the program, electronic handouts, reception, break and meals.
Member Rate: $435 (includes members of out-of-state banking associations) | After August 18: $485
Non-Member Rate: $585 | After August 18: $635
Printed Handouts: $35

Certificates of completion will be provided upon request for CE purposes.


100% if canceled August 18 or earlier; 75% refund if cancelled August 19-August 22. No refund if canceled August 23 or later. Substitutions allowed at any time.


If you have special requests such as dietary or mother’s room requests, please contact Halley Lee at [email protected] or 605.224.1653 by August 23.


Technology and innovation have been transforming financial services since long before artificial intelligence and iPhones, and your role as an IT professional is ever-changing, especially in today’s environment. The SDBA Digital Innovation’s Conference is designed to provide support as you keep on top of technology trends, navigate the business of banking, and build and sustain your bank’s technology strategy—all to improve access and better serve your customers. This conference will provide you with an opportunity to learn from industry experts, network with IT colleagues, and visit exhibitors to see and experience the latest in products and services.


Business casual wear is recommended for all sessions.  Meeting room temperatures and personal comfort zones vary.  It is recommended you bring a sweater or jacket to ensure your comfort.



5:30-6:30 p.m. | Happy Hour - You made it to Sioux Falls!  You’re checked in, your vehicle is unloaded, you’ve responded to your emails and dinner plans are made. Now what? Join the SDBA in the lobby for a chance to connect with colleagues, unwind and prepare for a great conference tomorrow!


7:00 - 8:00 a.m. | Exhibitor Setup

7:30 - 8:00 a.m. | Registration & Continental Breakfast

8:00 a.m. | Welcome & Opening Session - Jon Waldman, CISA, CRISC, Partner-Chief People Officer, President, SBS Institute | SBS CyberSecurity - Madison, SD | Assumed-Breach Testing: Why You Should Test as if a Hacker was Already in Your Network | On average, it takes an organization 287 days to detect and contain a data breach. Hackers today are very good at breaking into networks and staying undetected for long periods of time before executing their ultimate objectives. When a cyber incident inevitably occurs, your best bet is to assume your network is compromised and act accordingly, rather than assume you’re not compromised and carry on like normal. Assumed-Breach Testing simulates the initial foothold an attacker might obtain, allowing for more in-depth testing and provides a unique perspective of the organization’s readiness for a real-world breach. Assumed-Breach Testing helps answer the question of “what can happen if we were breached?”

8:45 a.m. | William D. Anderson, Chief Operating Officer and EOS(R) Integrator | J. Michael Consulting - Atlanta, GAThis Isn't Going to End Well: Denial and Data and Digital Transformation in Community Banks | Community Banks are in an uncomfortable and perilous position: customers expect digital and banking experiences that mirror other consumer experiences they have every day and the reality that providing those experiences is costly, complex, and not easily monetized. Community banks also sit on mountains of data that are being underused, at best, to personalize the customer's digital experience. This session will explore common leadership objections to way and digital investments, discuss how to approach these investments in a thoughtful way, and offer a potential roadmap for community banks to incrementally invest in and realize value from data and digital transformation.

9:30 a.m. | Exhibitor Showcase

9:40 a.m. | Break

9:55 a.m. | Tech Talks (Speed Networking)

10:30 a.m. | Exhibitor Showcase

10:40 a.m. | Bailey Ronnebaum, Business Development Manager forbinfi - Waterloo, IAMapping and Building the Ultimate User Experience for Financial Websites | Blending high tech and high touch isn't easy - but it can be done! Learn how to build a user experience (UX) strategy that meets people and businesses where THEY are along with some of the latest website trends.

11:10 a.m. | Steven Eidem, Data Engineer | Omnitech, Inc. - Sioux Falls, SDTransitioning Analytics From the Past to the Future | During this session, we will look at how your bank can transform data strategies from descriptive to prescriptive analytics; effectively transitioning from looking at the past to understanding the present to predicting the future. We will cover different tools and practices available to make the transition, regardless of the size and scope of the business. This session will also include concepts of warehousing, Business Intelligence (BI) tools, and predictive analytics. As we discuss these ideas, we will introduce tools and services available in the Cloud that can make the move to better analytics an achievable goal. 

11:50 a.m. | Lunch

12:30 p.m. | Lance Wagner, Assistant Vice President, Federal Reserve Bank of Chicago - Lincoln, NE | FedNow - Ready, Set, Go | After many years of planning, preparing, testing, and more testing, the FedNow Instant Payment service is officially here!  This session will provide you with some background on why/how we got here, dispel some myths, and layout a roadmap for your institution to use in your own planning and preparing for utilizing FedNow. 

1:00 p.m. | Exhibitor Showcase

1:10 p.m. | JT Mandebvu, Enterprise Account Manager & Peder Malchow, Principal Practice Manager | Amazon Web Services - Seattle, WAFinancial Services in the Cloud |  Learn from JT and Peder how companies today are utilizing the cloud to provide new services to customers and improve their current offerings.  

1:55 p.m. | Tim Shangle, AVP Innovation & Data Analytics | ChoiceOne Bank - Sparta, MILeading for the Future:  Artificial Intelligence in Banking | While banking has long been technology-dependent and data-intensive, new data-enabled AI technology has the capability to drive business outcomes further and faster than ever before. This session will help you better understand the evolving landscape of opportunities and how to strategically deploy and leverage technologies to remain relevant.

2:40 p.m. | Exhibitor Showcase

2:50 p.m. | Break

3:05 p.m. | Benjamin Prill, IT Security Specialist | Vantage Point Solutions - Mitchell, SDUnderstanding Your Digital Footprint | This session will delve into the world of digital footprints – the trails of online activities that we leave behind as we interact with internet and mobile technology. We will discuss how they are created, how they are aggregated across multiple devices and services, and how larger players in the tech industry influence our privacy. Participants will understand the impacts on both personal and organizational cybersecurity, and will leave with proactive steps to protect privacy, manage digital footprints, and safeguard online identity.

3:50 p.m. | Christina "CK" Kerley, Keynote Speaker & Tech Instructor | Rutgers Business School/allthingsCK - Upland, CA | Tech MegaTrends | This captivating session takes audiences on a journey through the Tech Megatrends that are transforming every facet of our lives, work, and world.  In this session, CK will cover advancements in: AI; the reskilling revolution; the future Web; the age of acceleration; and imperatives for continuous reinvention of our companies (and careers!).

4:40 p.m. | Wrap up/Adjourn


For more information, questions or clarifications on anything, please contact Halley Lee at 605.224.1653 or [email protected].