Honorable Michelle Bowman of the Federal Reserve System Joins Fintech Conference Speaker Lineup

Posted on June 21, 2022
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Lea Whitlock

Honorable Michelle Bowman of the Federal Reserve System Joins Fintech Conference Speaker Lineup

VenCent Summit will connect bankers, fintech founders, and financial industry
leaders August 15-17, 2022

LITTLE ROCK, Ark. (June 21, 2022) –- At the height of banking’s digital transformation,  Governor Michelle Bowman of the United States Federal Reserve System will add regulatory expertise to the inaugural VenCent Summit’s lineup of speakers. Hosted by The Venture Center, the creators of the award-winning FIS Fintech Accelerator, and the ICBA ThinkTECH Accelerator, VenCent will bring together bank industry leaders, innovators, and influencers from around the world for 70 live demos and unlimited networking in Little Rock on August 15-17, 2022.

VenCent attendees will gain access to purpose-built banking fintech companies from around the world, deepen connections with an innovative banking community and grow a deeper understanding of bank innovation’s regulatory environment. Since it began in 2015, The Venture Center has connected more than 10,000 bankers with early-to-growth stage technology companies, impacting revenues, brand, culture, and growth.

“Compliance lives at the center of any successful banking and fintech partnership, and Governor Bowman brings a unique perspective to the regulatory factors that determine steps forward for banking innovation,” said Susannah Marshall, Commissioner of Arkansas State Bank Department. “Her addition to an already strong roster of knowledgeable speakers promises an experience bankers and innovators shouldn’t miss.”

Governor Bowman joins a list of influential VenCent keynote speakers, including:

  • Ron Shevlin – Chief Research Officer, Cornerstone Advisors
  • Laura Merling – Chief Transformation and Operations Officer, Arvest
  • Rebecca Ryan – Futurist and Founder, NEXT Generation Consulting
  • Charles Potts Executive Vice President and Chief Innovation Officer, ICBA
  • Patrick Sells – Chief Innovation Officer, NYDIG

For the full list, visit vencentsummit.com.

“The Venture Center’s award-winning fintech programs have enabled us to work with 1000’s of bankers and many of the very best growth-stage companies in fintech. We’ve seen firsthand the value in hosting bankers and fintech founders in one room to openly discuss solutions and challenges while fostering meaningful partnerships for financial institutions,” said Wayne Miller, executive director of The Venture Center. “VenCent is bringing this one-of-a-kind network to Little Rock, and inviting innovators and bankers from around the world to join us.”

VenCent Fintech Summit event sponsors include FIS, Visa, the Independent Community Bankers of America, Arvest, Acxiom, NYDig, Euronet, Simmons Bank, Bank OZK, Smiley Technologies, William Mills Agency, and Stone Ward. Registration for fintech companies and attendees is open now. Visit vencentsummit.com to learn more.


About The Venture Center
The Venture Center’s immersive accelerator programs are designed to accelerate the growth of early-to-growth-stage companies and help validate their solutions for real-world problems. Our methodology provides a unique opportunity for early-to-growth stage fintech companies to connect with financial institution executives, receive investment, and learn from a comprehensive curriculum aiding in strategically addressing go-to-market, business, and finance challenges. Learn more at www.venturecenter.co. Follow The Venture Center on Facebook,LinkedIn,Twitter(@VentureCenter), and Instagram.