IT Institute

IT Fintech

IT Institute

Oct 15 - Oct 19, 2023 | In-Person Seminar

Information technology solutions continue to evolve creating opportunities for community banks to increase efficiency, improve service capabilities, and better safeguard customers. 

Your ability to understand how these solutions can be applied to your bank's current technology platform can mean all the difference in today's competitive environment.

Developed for community bank IT managers and officers, the IT Institute provides solutions to strengthen existing IT security capabilities, develop operational efficiencies, create business continuity solutions, enhance social marketing capabilities, and more.

To earn the Certified Community Bank Technology Officer (CCBTO) certification, you will be required to attend this program in its entirety, complete all assignments, and achieve a passing score on the certification exam(s). If you decide to enroll in the certification testing after you register for the class, please contact a Community Banker University representative at 800-422-7285.

Learning Objectives:

  • Understand IT budgeting and systems selection.

  • Learn cloud trends.

  • Be familiar with asset management.

  • Gain knowledge of cybersecurity tactics.

Information (Central Time unless otherwise noted)
Sunday, October 15

12:30 p.m. – 1:00 p.m.

Introductions and Team Project, Communications, Industry Trends and FinTechs, Budgeting IT, System Selection, Project Management

1:00 p.m. – 5:00 p.m.

Monday, October 16
Team Project Work

8:00 a.m. – 9:00 a.m.

IT Governance, Vendor Management, Risk Assessments

9:00 a.m. – 12:00 p.m.


Noon – 1:00 p.m.

FFIEC Cybersecurity Risk, Technology Plan, Cloud Development Tools, Technology Asset Management

1:00 p.m. – 5:00 p.m.

Tuesday, October 17
Team Project Work

8:00 a.m. – 9:00 a.m.

Modern Workplace, Digital Asset Banking

9:00 a.m. – 12:00 p.m.


Noon – 1:00 p.m.

Information Security, Basic Financials, BOD Preparation

1:00 p.m. – 5:00 p.m.

Wednesday, October 18
Team Project Work

8:00 a.m. – 9:00 a.m.

Misconceptions & Threats, Cyber Attack Lifestyle & Attack Vector

9:00 a.m. – 12:00 p.m.


Noon – 1:00 p.m.

Security Monitoring, Cyber Incident Response, Resiliency

1:00 p.m. – 5:00 p.m.

Thursday, October 19
Team Project Work

8:00 a.m. – 9:00 a.m.

BOD Presentation

9:00 a.m. – Noon

The BOD presentation is the culmination of the team project institute attendees work on in teams all week long. All attendees must be present and participate in the group BOD presentation.

Monday, October 23
Certification Exam

10:00 a.m. – 11:15 a.m.

Held via ICBA online portal for those enrolled in CCBTO certification program.

Note - If you do not pass exam(s), you will have the opportunity to retake the exam(s) at a future, quarterly re-take date. More information will be provided upon registration.


ICBA Members: $2,699

Non-Members: $3,599

Non-Bankers: $4,499

Certification Testing Fee: $500

Printable Registration Form

Attendance/Cancellation Policy:

  • Registration fee is valid only for the individual registered. Each attendee must register.
  • Full payment is required prior to event attendance.
  • If registration is cancelled more than 30 days prior to the event start date, you will receive a full refund.
  • If cancellation is within 30 days prior to the event start date, 20 percent of the registration fee paid will be deducted for costs.
  • A substitute registration will be accepted.
  • No refunds will be issued once the bank has received event materials or after the event start date.
  • All rights are reserved by ICBA. No recording or distribution of the content is permitted unless expressly agreed by ICBA.

For more information, call 800-422-7285.

Embassy Suites Minneapolis Airport

7901 34th Ave S

Bloomington, MN 55425

ICBA Room Rate: $169 until Sept. 18, 2023

ICBA Booking Link

Hotel Housing Scam Warning: Only make your room reservation using the information provided by ICBA. Do not do business with any company that claims they are with ICBA or working for ICBA as the official housing service. Contact ICBA if you have any questions or concerns.

Who should attend: Technology officers, IT managers and chief information officers.

Prerequisites: Basic knowledge of information technology

Advanced Preparation: None

Program Level: Intermediate

Field of Study: Information Technology

Delivery Method: Group Live

CPE Credit Hours: 38

Certification Offered: Certified Community Bank Technology Officer (CCBTO)

Avatar Woman

Elia Blankenship

Manager, FI Practice Management Consulting


Avatar Man

Brad Guenther

Manager, Management Consulting


David Robinson

Caleb Schultz

Manager, Technology and Management Consultant


Avatar Man

Sean Renshaw

Senior Director, Risk Consulting


Code of Conduct

Registration, attendance, or participation at this event constitutes an agreement to adhere to the ICBA code of conduct and complaint policy. ICBA aims to be welcoming, safe, and inclusive to all participants, with the most varied and diverse backgrounds possible.

As such, The Independent Community Bankers of America (“ICBA” or the “Association”) has adopted a zero-tolerance policy toward all forms of unlawful discrimination and harassment.

Read Full Policy

Suitcasing Policy

Suitcasing is the act of soliciting business by non-exhibiting companies in the during the event or in other public spaces, including another company's booth, a convention center, or a hotel lobby. It is ICBA event management’s objective to do everything legally possible to protect its exhibitors and community banker attendees from suitcasing.