2016 Data Investment Symposium

On Wednesday, April 27, 2016, CU*Answers held its second annual Data Investment Symposium, a focus group event to brainstorm on new investments the CUSO should be making in data. Present were 20 credit union and CUSO leaders and data analysts from across the country, who joined in a conversation with key CU*Answers leaders to contribute their ideas to developing new strategies at the CUSO.

CU*Answers facilitators Randy Karnes, CEO, Jody Karnes, CIO, and Dawn Moore, VP Writing Team/Product Design, gave a progress report on projects initiated at last year’s inaugural focus group event, and discussion centered about investments the CUSO is planning to make on new tools for data analysts as part of its CU*BASE® core processing system, as well as the strategic plans for future investments in data being considered by the CUSO and its client-owners.

Conference Materials

Guest Speaker

Deb Slavens, Director of Information Technology for Honor Credit Union in St. Joseph, Michigan, shared some techniques her credit union has adopted over the past year to change her organization’s culture when it comes to using and acting on data, and the results they have seen thus far. “In 2014 usage of CU*BASE analytical dashboards averaged around 50 visits per month from 5 team members. In 2015 we saw over 400 visits per month by 30 different team members!” said Slavens.

Part 1: Driving Development with Data Focus

  • Building solutions for credit unions pushing data to external warehouses (their own, and their vendors’)
  • Building solutions for credit unions pulling data towards CU*BASE and other CU*Answers data warehouses
  • Building stronger data trending in our network (understanding the heavy lifting required for an ongoing trend line)

Part 2: Building a Network of Credit Union and CUSO Leaders with a Data Focus

  • A quick look at the 2016 Data Bootcamp project: will you participate in the future?
  • A quick look at the Executive Study Series and what is next for data
  • Brainstorming on building a data analyst bench, in your credit union and as a shared effort in our CUSO

 

 

Updated
February 2, 2017

Join Us for Asterisk Intelligence Week!

Join Us for Asterisk Intelligence Week!

Join the Asterisk Intelligence team for a week of in-person educational events, September 10 -12!  These events are designed for credit union management, marketing staff, and database administrators. Two days of query training will help you to become an expert user of the CU*BASE Report Builder tool.  Learn how queries are created and the value… Read more »

Jul 13, 2018

A Reminder: Venues and Agenda for the 2018 Leadership Conference

A Reminder: Venues and Agenda for the 2018 Leadership Conference

Attention registered attendees of the 2018 CU*Answers Leadership Conference! This year’s Leadership Conference will once again be hosted in downtown Grand Rapids, Michigan.  Events will be hosted at two different venues: the JW Marriott and the DeVos Place Convention Center.  Both the JW Marriott and DeVos Place can be accessed from the street level, or… Read more »

Jun 25, 2018

Don’t Miss Out: Register for the Leadership Golf Outing!

Don’t Miss Out: Register for the Leadership Golf Outing!

Join us for the Annual CU*Answers Golf Outing! Get registered for the CU*Answers Golf Outing, which will be held at the Saskatoon Golf Club during the 2018 Leadership Conference Week!  Unwind after an exciting week of events with a round of golf, a cold drink, and a pig roast lunch. Thursday, June 28 8:30 AM… Read more »

Jun 12, 2018

Just a Few Days Left to Register for the 2018 CU*Answers Leadership Conference!

Just a Few Days Left to Register for the 2018 CU*Answers Leadership Conference!

We Need a Hero! How are your members achieving the impossible every single day? Whether it is our employees or our members, how can we inspire people to step up and save our organizations?  Sometimes we believe we know better than our members, but we have an army of motivated, passionate, and active owners who show… Read more »

Jun 12, 2018

There’s Still Time to Register for the Leadership Week Golf Outing!

There’s Still Time to Register for the Leadership Week Golf Outing!

Join us for the Annual CU*Answers Golf Outing! Get registered for the CU*Answers Golf Outing, which will be held at the Saskatoon Golf Club during the 2018 Leadership Conference Week!  Unwind after an exciting week of events with a round of golf, a cold drink, and a pig roast lunch. Thursday, June 28 8:30 AM… Read more »

Jun 4, 2018

Don’t Forget: Register for the 2018 CU*Answers Leadership Conference, June 26-28!

Don’t Forget: Register for the 2018 CU*Answers Leadership Conference, June 26-28!

We Need a Hero! How are your members achieving the impossible every single day? Whether it is our employees or our members, how can we inspire people to step up and save our organizations?  Sometimes we believe we know better than our members, but we have an army of motivated, passionate, and active owners who show… Read more »

Jun 4, 2018

Don’t Forget to Register for the Leadership Week Golf Outing!

Don’t Forget to Register for the Leadership Week Golf Outing!

Join us for the Annual CU*Answers Golf Outing! Get registered for the CU*Answers Golf Outing, which will be held at the Saskatoon Golf Club during the 2018 Leadership Conference Week!  Unwind after an exciting week of events with a round of golf, a cold drink, and a pig roast lunch. Thursday, June 28 8:30 AM… Read more »

May 23, 2018

Register for the 2018 CU*Answers Leadership Conference, June 26-28!

Register for the 2018 CU*Answers Leadership Conference, June 26-28!

We Need a Hero! How are your members achieving the impossible every single day? Whether it is our employees or our members, how can we inspire people to step up and save our organizations?  Sometimes we believe we know better than our members, but we have an army of motivated, passionate, and active owners who show… Read more »

May 23, 2018

Don’t Forget to Register for the Leadership Week Golf Outing!

Don’t Forget to Register for the Leadership Week Golf Outing!

Join us for the Annual CU*Answers Golf Outing! Get registered for the CU*Answers Golf Outing, which will be held at the Saskatoon Golf Club during the 2018 Leadership Conference Week!  Unwind after an exciting week of events with a round of golf, a cold drink, and a pig roast lunch. Thursday, June 28 8:30 AM… Read more »

May 14, 2018