Video Interview: Jimmy Sawyers on 2013 Predictions for Bankers as Buyers

Jimmy Sawyers of Sawyers & Jacobs, has over 28 years of experience in the bank technology field, 9 as a community banker and over 19 as a consultant to the industry.

Sawyers & Jacobs LLC is a boutique consulting firm that helps community banks with a variety of technology and risk management issues including technology planning, enterprise risk management, and traditional IT audits with a comprehensive network vulnerability assessment. Their mission is to help their clients use technology securely, effectively, and profitably to better serve their customers, comply with laws and regulations, contain costs, and compete successfully.

Bankers as Buyers is an annual collection of research, observations and articles about what technology, solutions and services U.S. bankers will buy in the coming year. It includes commentary and contributions from leading industry analysts, banking consultants and financial technology professionals. The survey is available for free download at https://www.williammills.com/news/resources/

Jimmy dives into his top 10 trends impacting bank technology for 2013 including mobile services, enterprise risk management and strategic technology planning. He discusses how enterprise risk management is an early warning system for banks. Jimmy also notes how strategic planning allows banks to focus on current projects and provides accountability.

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