big.bright.minds. 2021

Filene's Annual Member Meeting

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Day 1: How Can Credit Unions Grow?

Welcome to big.bright.minds!

Mark Meyer, Filene President + CEO

How Can Credit Unions Grow by Fostering an Entrepreneurial Culture?

Fellow Jeffrey Robinson and Marty Pell

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How Becoming More Inclusive will Lead to Growth

Fellow Lisa Servon, Gopal Swamy and Bjorn Larson

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Rapid Market Shifts: Three Urgent Calls to Action for Financial Institutions

Samantha Paxson

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Filene Foundry: Growth through Innovation

JUDY.AI, NYMBUS, Think|Stack and

Ask an Innovator: What's Changing the Future of Credit Unions

Filene i3 cohorts

Day 2: How is DEI and Community the Key to Differentiation?

Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion and Credit Union Performance: The Remix

Fellow Quinetta Roberson and Taylor Nelms

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How Community is the Key to Differentiation in Financial Services

Fellow Mai Thi Nguyen

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Cooperative Growth, Placemaking, and Entrepreneurial Ecosystems

Andy Stoll and Robin Brulé

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Slaying Myths: How New Datasets and Better Strategy Give Credit Unions Innovative Options

Chris Howard

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Day 3: How Do You Know When You're Ready to Transform?

Technology Design for Trust: The Credit Union Difference in Uncertain Times

Fellow Bill Maurer and Tony Morris

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Are you Ready? Accelerating Analytics Value Creation

Fellow Cheri Speier-Pero

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The future is behavioral science – is your organization ready?

Matt Wallaert

Now What? A Discussion with the Filene Fellows

Moderated by Fellow Alumn Sekou Bermiss

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big.bright.minds. 2021 Photo Album

Inspiration and innovation doesn’t happen in isolation. big.bright.minds. brought together the best and brightest minds from within credit unions and across other industries for connection and inspiration to drive lasting and impactful change in the industry. Take a look at the moments captured.

Photo album

Photographer: Ueda Photography

Related Research

Dive into Filene's research that inspired the conversations and brought cutting-edge insights to this year's big.bright.minds.

Mining for Growth

Redefine the Value Proposition

Digital Transformation

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big.bright.minds. 2021 Video Recap

Day 1

bbm21: Filene's Fearing Shares big.bright.minds Day 1 Wrap Up

Day 2

bbm21: Filene's Fearing Wraps Up Day 2 of big.bright.minds

Day 3

bbm21: Filene's Fearing Provides Day 3 and Conference Wrap Up

Additional Videos

bbm21: CO-OP's Paxson and Filene's Harper Discuss 3 Urgent Calls to Action for Credit Unions - CO-OP's Chief Experience Officer Samantha Paxson and Filene Senior Director of Membership Chris Harper discuss Samantha's conference presentation: "Rapid Market Shifts: Three Urgent Calls to Action for Financial Institutions."

bbm21: How Credit Unions Can Add Value Supporting Today's Entrepreneurial Ecosystems - Ewing Marion Kauffman Foundation Senior Program Officer Andy Stoll and Filene Senior Director, Philanthropic Partnerships Robin Brulé discuss their keynote presentation: "Cooperative Growth, Placemaking, and Entrepreneurial Ecosystems."

bbm21: Conductiv's Swamy Calls big.bright.minds a Conference of Do Gooders - Conductiv CEO Gopal Swamy discusses topics such as permission data, equity in lending, and much, much more.

bbm21: Filene's Coleman Shares 3 Credit Union CEO Challenges and the Playbook to Help - Filene's Senior Director of Advisory Services shares the Credit Union Strategic Playbook based on what is keeping credit union CEOs awake at night.