Keynotes

Book Jim For Your Next Event

“Jim is a phenomenal curator of all things banking. He’s got his finger on emerging constructs and trends from an informational perspective, and he knows everyone that matters!‬”

Brett King

Get a Keynote Speaker Who Inspires, Motivates and Challenges Audiences

As an industry veteran, Jim Marous has been a retail banker, financial services marketing agency executive and one of the most recognized publishers on banking trends. He is consistently rated a top 5 financial industry influencer with close to a half million social media followers.

Jim’s presentations are based on in-depth research and insights from across the industry. Delivered with passion and enthusiasm, Jim leverages his role as the co-publisher of The Financial Brand, owner of the Digital Banking Report and his vast industry relationships to provide a unique perspective that nobody else can deliver.

Jim entertains as he educates, providing practical and actionable insights, inspiring attendees to utilize and share the strategies after the presentations. Each presentation is custom for the client and the audience, never doing the same presentation twice. Jim works diligently with sponsors to ensure that every engagement is unique and impactful. The result? An energized, high-energy and targeted keynote or workshop for groups of 100 or 10,000.

More than just showing up at your event, Marous promotes engagements to his vast social media audience. He also can provide free Digital Banking Reports to attendees to reinforce his message. This increasing attendance at events and provides industry buzz months in advance, during and after your event.

When you book Jim Marous, his team will work with you to know your organization, the audience, your event goals and even the other people speaking during the day. He will then build a customized keynote that meets your unique needs. You’ll never get a canned presentation.

Some of the more popular themes that can be customized to your needs include:

Embrace Change, Take Risks and Disrupt Yourself™

The foundation of each of Jim’s keynote addresses, Jim believes the most critical component of transformation in banking is changing the current culture. This keynote challenges the audience to change their personal, professional and corporate perspective to be better positioned for the future. This presentation leverages business and personal examples to emphasize that the status quo is no longer acceptable.

Trends and Predictions for the Future of Banking

A review of the top 10 trends that have been crowdsourced internationally to create the key areas of emphasis for the upcoming year. A research supported presentation of what is hot, what is not, and the challenges to meeting the expectations of the consumer and the threat of new competition.

Who Is the New Digital Consumer

Leveraging proprietary research from the Digital Banking Report, this presentation discusses what the digital consumer looks like. With case studies from within and outside the banking industry, this keynote challenges audiences to reframe who the digital consumer is and what needs to be done – today – to remain relevant to people who shop with Amazon, hail rides from Uber and take vacations at properties from Airbnb.

What Banking Can Learn From Top Innovators

The banking industry can no longer build products and deliver services as they have done in the past. Innovation is a major differentiator. What can companies like Amazon, Uber, Google, Apple, Tesla, Airbnb and other digital innovators teach banking about innovation, customer experience and product design?

Banking, Fintech and Open Banking

Once considered competition, fintech firms are now a source of innovation in product development and innovation. With open banking becoming an industry norm, what will the future of the banking ecosystem look like? This presentation will show how the future of banking will extend far beyond financial services.

The Power of Personalization

Drawing from proprietary research, this keynote will provide a dynamic perspective on the “personalization gap” between consumer and industry expectations and how the banking industry can close this gap. Illustrating how new technologies, data, advanced analytics and digital distribution can change how we serve and satisfy the consumer, this theme is at the foundation of what banking must become.