Keynote speaker and football legend Bart Starr kicked off the conference with his motivational speech âBeing the Best You Can Be.â Attendees were invited to have breakfast with Mr. Starr and each attendee received an autographed football from him.
Other speakers included Joe Lima, president of IS Audits in Macon, GA who gave two very informative presentations on internet security and preparing for an information technology exam. Joe Neely, president of Mississippi National Bankerâs Bank in Ridgeland, MS spoke on the current state of community banking. Michael Tilford, vice president of Image Exchange, a Brasfield affiliate, provided bankers with an update on Check 21 and Image Exchangeâs network, iXchange. Terry Ray, chief technology officer for Brasfield, informed bankers about Brasfieldâs new cash management product as well as their new secure email service, BT Mail.
The conference concluded with a golf tournament and a dinner and dancing cruise aboard the luxury yacht Solaris.
Over 100 community bankers and vendors attended the conference from Alabama, Florida, Georgia, Mississippi, Arkansas, Tennessee and Louisiana.
Brasfieldâs next technology conference will be held in February 2006.