NEW YORK, April 5th, 2016 – The Millennium Alliance is incredibly honored to have Former Chief Executive Officer & President, Wells Fargo & Company, C. Webb Edwards, as the opening keynote speaker at our FSI Transformation Assembly taking place June 13-14, 2016 The Biltmore Hotel in Miami, FL. You won’t want to miss what he has to say!
The FSI Transformation Assembly will bring together North America’s most prominent technology and business leaders from all major financial services and insurance organizations. While financial services and insurance CIOs will deal with many challenges in the coming year, one particular technological challenge raises to the top- dealing with the complexity of data. The massive explosion in data is creating unprecedented manageability issues for firms around the world that can be linked to the following factors: expanding customer touch points, emerging types of structured and unstructured data, new customer engagement and social media platforms, rising data security, and controlling the overall data volume. As this takes high precedence, IT leaders need to understand the convergence of mobile, social, and cloud to stay ahead of the competition.
This premier gathering will address the most important IT and business priorities of 2016 and identify new opportunities to lead IT transformation. Through a cutting edge program designed by the industry for the industry, we will provide the freshest and most up-to-date insight that will help move your organization to the next level. A series of executive education roundtables, keynote presentations, educational workshops and networking sessions will offer industry specific topics and trends to ensure your company sustains competitive advantage.
About C. Webb Edwards
Webb Edwards served as Chief Executive Officer and President of Wells Fargo Services Company from 1998 to 2006. Prior to that he served as an Executive Vice President of Operations Group and Technology of Wells Fargo & Company. His areas of responsibility included the project management office; infrastructure technology operations (network, LAN/desktop, data center, information security, and risk); application development; payment systems strategy and execution; retail phone banks; payment operations for wholesale and retail; consumer loan operations; internal customer service delivery; and enterprise technology and data architecture. This organization had an annual budget of $2.2 billion and 21,000 employees.
Mr. Edwards served as President and Chief Executive Officer of Norwest Technical Services, Inc., a subsidiary of Wells Fargo & Company from 1995 to 1998. Edwards was responsible for all decisions related to technology, operations and call centers during the merger of Norwest and Wells Fargo. At the time it was the largest and most successful merger of two large banks.
Prior to the merger with Wells Fargo, Edwards was Executive Vice President of Norwest Corporation and President for Norwest Services, Inc. He joined Norwest after serving as Executive Vice President of Information Services and Operations for First Interstate Bancorp from 1984.
For several years Edwards has been consulting with mid to small size businesses around strategy development, market positioning, technology trends and payments evolution. Additionally he is co founder of Ganart Technologies in Dallas, Texas. Ganart developed software and hardware for providing transactional services to the unbanked and underserved market.
Additionally, he has done speaking engagements with companies on subjects such as Future Technology Trends, Improving Vendor/ Client Relationships, The paradigm shift in payments and businesses brought about by the rapid evolution of telecommunications and technology, Value of Information and Mobile Payments. Some of these include IBM, Cisco, Microsoft, SunGard, Cannon, Allstate, Fiserv, Kofax and Filenet.
He served on the Board of Carreker Corporation and also later consulted with the Board. He has also served on the Board of Minnesota Mutual, Sterling Savings Bank where he served as vice chair of the Audit committee and chair of the Trust committee and the Board of Umpqua Bank.
Edwards began his career with the Federal Reserve Bank of Atlanta where he managed Operations and Fiscal services.
He has attended Stonier Graduate School of Banking, University of Tennessee Executive Management School, and the Harvard Business School’s Executive Education Program. Edwards did his graduate and post-graduate work in economics and finance at Middle Tennessee State University.
Edwards is a native of Tennessee. He and his wife Cathy currently reside in Malibu, California. They have two children and three grand children.
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