Fiserv, Inc. (NASDAQ: FISV), a leading global provider of financial services technology solutions, today announced that General Colin L. Powell, USA (Ret.) will deliver a keynote address at Fiserv Forum 2013, the spring conference for Fiserv clients. Gen. Powell continues the conference tradition of bringing iconic world leaders, including the past two former U.S. Presidents, to address leaders from across the financial services industry. Forum will be held Apr. 15 –18 at The Venetian and The Palazzo in Las Vegas.
In addition to Gen. Powell, Forum will feature thought leaders from Fiserv, headlined by President and Chief Executive Officer Jeff Yabuki, and key executives from a range of innovative financial providers. Forum features more than 100 sessions dedicated to financial services trends and technologies, including mobile banking, payments, and strategies for serving the small businesses market.
“Gen. Powell’s experience from a lifetime of service and leadership provides perfect context for Forum,” said Yabuki. “We look forward to another thought-provoking event that will help clients exchange ideas and strategies for delivering world-class financial experiences to their consumer and business customers.”
Powell, a retired four-star general of the U.S. Army and the 65 th U.S. Secretary of State, will speak to attendees about the lessons that shaped his life and career, which were the topics of his bestselling book, It Worked For Me, published in May 2012. With more than 50 years of public service, including senior military and diplomatic positions across four presidential administrations, Gen. Powell’s deep commitment to democratic values and freedom continues to be felt around the world. His public speeches work to inspire leadership skills in diverse communities across the country, including the business community. His autobiography, My American Journey, was a best seller and has been published in more than a dozen languages.At Forum, participants will choose from a number of breakout sessions, including discussions on informed decision-making with performance and analytics, harnessing technology to optimize infrastructure, the transforming payments landscape, the consumer-driven experience and more. Each session of the conference will provide insights on subjects that aim to improve the overall experience offered to the end-user and experienced by the provider. In addition to Fiserv product experts, clients will demonstrate real-world applications for technology through case studies, panel discussions and presentations in smaller group settings.