BAI President & CEO Discusses Financial Industry Trends

BAI President & CEO Debbie Bianucci Discusses Financial Industry Trends at Shaw’s 2008 Solutions Beyond Software Workshop

HOUSTON (May 13, 2008) – Bank Administration Institute (BAI) President and CEO Debbie Bianucci addressed financial-industry personnel at The Drake Hotel in Chicago on April 21 to help kick off Shaw Systems’ 2008 SOLUTIONS BEYOND SOFTWARE Workshop. 

Bianucci communicated BAI’s vision of key issues in the financial services industry, including the sub-prime crisis, the regulatory environment, workforce changes, and consumer credit risk management. She also provided the outlook for important industry insights and innovations such as Web 2.0 and its impact on how financial institutions interact with Internet-savvy retail customers. 

BAI is a leading professional organization devoted exclusively to improving the performance of financial services companies through strategic research, information, education, and training. Ms. Bianucci is also a member of the Board of Directors of the Chicago-based organization. 

Clients from banks, auto finance companies, and other financial institutions across the country cite Shaw’s SOLUTIONS BEYOND SOFTWARE Workshop as one of the most cost-effective ways to gain the tools and knowledge needed to optimize their Shaw products. Attendees immerse themselves in an environment of educational and networking opportunities during the multi-day event and return to the office armed with strategic insights for their day-to-day business challenges. 

Breakout session topics included Delinquency and Charge-Off Processing, Getting the Most of Your Maintenance Plan, Staying Afloat with Prime, and multiple sessions exploring the latest enhancements and functionality in the current Shaw product releases. 

Former NFL referee Jerry Markbreit closed the conference with a presentation about his 43 memorable years of officiating on the field and what those experiences taught him about courage, taking risks, and facing challenges head-on. 

The 2009 SOLUTIONS BEYOND SOFTWARE Workshop is scheduled for March 22-25 at the Hyatt Regency Resort, Lake Tahoe, Nevada.