Episode 10

What’s Ahead for ThinkTECH? — With Jack Hartings and Wayne Miller

Banking solutions that have already been through vendor due diligence and other compliance assessments? Sign us up. That’s what the ICBA ThinkTECH Accelerator has aimed to do for the past four years: collaborate with fintechs to develop plug-and-play solutions tailor-made for community banks. 

In late 2022, ICBA announced it was bringing the Accelerator and all innovation activities in house. In this episode, our guests reveal the reasons behind this move and give a glimpse of how the association will develop initiatives that help community banks flourish. 

Our guests today are:  

  • Wayne Miller, ICBA’s new senior vice president and director of innovation activities, who is the former executive director of The Venture Center in Little Rock, Ark., where the Accelerator got its start.  

  • Jack Hartings, chairman of the Peoples Bank in Coldwater, Ohio, who has been involved with the Accelerator since the beginning and now sits on the cohort selection committee. 

Independent Banker: A Community Banking Podcast from ICBA is hosted by Charles Potts, ICBA’s executive vice president and chief innovation officer. 

Head to icba.org/thinktech to learn more about ICBA’s innovation activities or, if you’re a fintech company looking to better understand the needs of community bankers, apply for the 2023 Accelerator.