ExCITE 2022
Into the Metaverse

at FTSI's Executive Experience Center in Monrovia, CA | Friday, Dec 2nd, 2022

Registration is now closed

ExCITE 2022 Into the Metaverse

Monrovia, CA | Friday, Dec 2nd, 2022

Registration is now closed

A Futuristic Ride to Virtual Worlds...

FTSI is where innovative ideas take flight, so come fly with us into the Metaverse for ExCITE 2022! Join us in person for the first time in two years as we explore the interconnectedness of a virtual 3D world focused on social connection. Be prepared to immerse yourself in augmented and virtual reality as we launch together into the Metaverse.

As the metaverse grows, it will create online spaces where user interactions are more multidimensional than current technology supports. Instead of just viewing digital content, users in the metaverse will be able to immerse themselves in a space where the digital and physical worlds converge.

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KEYNOTE: How Financial Institutions Can Evaluate and Implement Blockchain Solutions  

Blockchain technology can be implemented across a variety of use cases for financial institutions allowing faster, more affordable, and highly secure transactions. However, knowing where to begin can be a roadblock for banks and credit unions looking to implement this technology. 

Gerard Dache, Executive Director at the Government Blockchain Association

 

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BLOCKCHAIN BASICS: Metaverse Made Simple

The metaverse isn’t coming— it’s already here. Do financial institutions have a place to thrive in the metaverse? Join FTSI’s SVP of Innovation, Brett Wooden, as he tackles this limitless subject matter and how financial institutions can find their place in the virtual world.

Brett Wooden, Senior Vice President of Innovation at FTSI

 

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WORKSHOP: Skimming Prevention

ATM skimming attacks have grown over 700% just in the first half of 2022. Criminals are getting craftier while skimming devices get smaller and harder to detect. Join Chad Wilson, VP of Operations at FTSI, as he guides attendees through a skimming prevention workshop complete with hands-on exploration of skimming devices.

Chad Wilson, Vice President of Operations at FTSI

AGENDA

11:00 AM - 11:10 PM  Welcome Remarks  |  Presented by Susan Napier and Robert Malik
11:10 AM - 11:40 PM  NCR Roadmap and Updates  |  Presented by Robert Malik
11:40 AM - 11:45 AM  Raffle
11:45 AM - 12:15 PM

Keynote: How Financial Institutions Can Evaluate and Implement Blockchain Solutions    |  Presented by Gerard Dache

- Understand the current state, regulation, and adoption of blockchain in the United States

- Explore blockchain use cases specific to financial institutions 

- Learn about the Blockchain Maturity Model (BMM) and how you can use it to evaluate and implement blockchain technology at your financial institution

12:15 PM - 1:00 PM Lunch and Raffle
1:00 PM - 1:30 PM

Metaverse Made Simple Presented by Brett Wooden

- Gain a foundational understanding of how consumers are using the metaverse today

- Explore the unique opportunities that financial institutions have in the metaverse

- Know if the metaverse is the right path for your financial institution, and where to begin 

1:30 PM - 1:35 PM Break and Raffle
2:05 PM - 2:35 PM

Skimming Prevention Workshop  Presented by Chad Wilson

- Understand current skimming trends and where they’re headed 

- Identify different types of real-life skimming devices and learn how they work 

- Know what security solutions can mitigate modern skimming attacks 

2:35 PM - 3:00 PM  Live Demos and Networking
3:00 PM - 3:05 PM Grand Prize Announcement
 

REGISTER

Registration for ExCITE 2022 is now closed. Join us next year at ExCITE 2023!

Professional Event Speakers

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Gerard Dache
Executive Director, GBA

Mr. Dache is the founder of the Government Blockchain Association (GBA). He has delivered public addresses to the United Nations along with keynote addresses to thousands of blockchain leaders around the world. He has advised national government cabinet officials as well as state and local leaders on blockchain technology. 
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Brett Wooden
SVP of Innovation, FTSI

Previously a Chief Operations Officer at a credit union in the Northwest, Brett Wooden was named the Northwest Credit Union Association’s Young Credit Union Professional of the Year in 2011 and a Credit Union Times’ 40 and Under Trailblazer for setting a national trend using tablet technology to take financial services into the field.
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Chad Wilson
Vice President of Operations, FTSI

Chad Wilson is the Vice President of Field Operations at FTSI. He has over 25 years of field experience providing unique insight and expertise on skimming prevention to financial institutions. He leads FTSI’s field technician team in performing installation, service, and repair of technology equipment for community financial intuitions.  



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WHAT ATTENDEES ARE SAYING

  • Forward thinking and a great venue for learning from other financial institutions.

  • As a way to gain industry knowledge and depth into what solutions are needed to stay ahead of an on-the-go, hands-on digital generation.

  • Always good to hear what others are up to and how they are navigating the changes

  • Great way to learn about new products and services in a candid "peer-reviewed" way

  • Very informative, yet entertaining.

  • Fantastic Job! This event will be a tough one to top!

Raffle Prizes

Don't miss out on these great raffle prizes! Attendance required during the event to be eligible to win.

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Location

Address: 605 E. Huntington Dr. Monrovia, CA 91016