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Bank Automation Ignite, taking place April 13-14 as a virtual experience, is the event for inspiring automation initiatives and investment in financial services. Formerly the Bank Innovation Ignite conference, this new focus creates an event where financial services professionals can discover new use cases and technologies that are accelerating automation in banking.

Banks are increasingly investing in automation technology to streamline operations and enhance services. According to Gartner, spending on robotic process automation (RPA) software, for example, is expected to reach $1.9 billion in 2021, up 20% year-over-year, and the overall RPA market is projected to grow at double-digit rates through 2024. A survey of banking professionals we conducted last fall found that about half expect more than 10% of banking tech spending to be earmarked for automation technologies in 2021, with a quarter expecting that spend to account for more than 20% of tech budgets. As one banker put it, “Automation will be the determining factor between those FI’s that live and die.”

Bank Automation Ignite will explore how industry participants should smartly deploy that technology spending for maximum value and customer satisfaction. The event will feature the brightest minds from across financial services on intelligent automation strategies and deployment, as well as for valuable networking.

Bank Automation News, formerly Bank Innovation, is no stranger to hosting important industry events. While the automation focus is new, Ignite is an established event in the financial services industry, supported by a team that is well-versed in both live and virtual events. Attendees at our previous events enjoyed our virtual event format, citing the easy-to-use platform and the ability to view sessions live and on-demand. Hosting Bank Automation Ignite as a virtual experience allows us to continue to bring together industry executives who are pushing the boundaries of the industry, with the added benefits and flexibility a virtual format provides.

Ignite offers unique content that supports the adoption and investment of automation technology at financial institutions. The 2021 agenda is designed to not just educate attendees, but to open them to new ideas on a wide array of automation technologies, include OCR usage, RPA applications, bot deployment and robotic deposit automation. Participants will gain strategies for technology development and implementation, better omnichannel experience, smarter digitization of paperwork, balancing human vs automation processes, and much more.

New year. New focus. Same great experience. Join us April 13-14 for Bank Automation Ignite, the event that is inspiring automation.