Why Attend the T3 Enterprise Conference this Year? Glad You Asked!

Now in its 6th year, the T3 Enterprise Conference has become the leading enterprise-focused technology conference in the financial services industry. This annual gathering is specifically designed for heads of large financial advisory firms and executives from financial services firms (broker/dealers, OSJs, RIA advisor networks, trust companies, banks, etc.).

Enterprise delegates will emerge with timely information and insights on building a technology-first financial services firm.

The 3-day conference offers a robust agenda and slate of impressive speakers. Industry thought leaders and executives who attend the conference appreciate dialoging about challenges and opportunities within the financial services industry, networking, and sharing insights on how they are meeting company goals using applied technology.​

This year’s theme is: Synching up your technology with today’s modern client / advisor expectations.

Conference Highlights

New this year will be a CISCO Security Briefing (Oct. 22nd, 11:30 – 12:30).

Please note that, while in the past we have had room to offer the T3 Tech Lab Experience, we were not able to obtain that space this year for our conference. As a work-around, all Platinum Sponsors will have their own private suites located within the hotel. Feel free to schedule time with the Platinum Sponsors if you prefer a private conversation / demo outside of the traditional exhibit hall hours / setting.

From noon to 1:45 on Oct. 22nd, two consecutive roundtable conversations – one for IBD executives (led by Scott McKenna of AssetTV) and one for RIA Network / Custodian executives (led by Bob Veres of Inside Information / Financial Planning magazine) will take place. To be considered for one of these by-invitation-only roundtables, send an email to Joel@JoelBruckenstein.com.

The formal kick-off for this year’s event is at 1:50 on Oct. 22nd, with a welcome from me, Joel Bruckenstein, and a full afternoon of keynote speakers followed by an opening night reception.

The conference runs all day Oct. 23rd (includes a private cocktail reception at one of Las Vegas’ nicest clubs, on property at the Cosmopolitan of Las Vegas Hotel and Resort) and concludes with a half-day of content on Oct. 24th.

​Also new this year, the shorter “flash sessions” will take place in the exhibit hall (not in separate rooms, as has been the norm in the past).

A couple of newcomers to the T3 community include Platinum Sponsors ATA RiskStation™, a risk tolerance and portfolio risk assessment tool, and Helpshift, an AI powered messaging platform.

Keynote Speakers

Bob Veres

​Bob Veres is an entertaining futurist for the profession, author of The New Profession, and the best source anywhere for relevant thoughts, ideas, experiments and practical tips about how to meet the bright future of the profession on its own terms.  Veres is consistently rated in the 4.8 range out of 5 based on his entertaining delivery and commitment to add value every time he addresses a professional audience. Veres is editor and publisher of the Inside Information interactive guide to trends and innovations in the profession, and contributing editor and columnist for Financial Planning magazine.  Over his 30-year career in the financial services world, Veres has been named one of the most influential people in the financial planning profession by Investment Advisor magazine and Financial Planning magazine, was granted the Special Achievement Award for service to the profession by the National Association of Personal Financial Advisors, and the Heart of Financial Planning Distinguished Service Award from the Denver-based Financial Planning Association. In addition, Veres co-produces the Insider’s Forum conference for independent financial advisory firms. Learn more at www.BobVeres.com.

Brian Hamburger, JD, CRCP

Brian Hamburger is a business, legal and regulatory compliance consultant to some of the country’s preeminent entrepreneurial investment advisers, broker/dealers, hedge fund managers, family offices, and registered securities personnel. He received his Juris Doctor from the University of Miami School of Law where he was the recipient of a Dean’s Service Scholarship and the President’s Pinnacle Award for his role as editor-in-chief of the Res Ipsa Loquitur, the bi-weekly journal of the University of Miami School of Law. Hamburger was among the first to earn the designation of Certified Regulatory and Compliance Professional (CRCP) by the Wharton School and the FINRA Institute after completing his residency at the Wharton School of the University of Pennsylvania. He was also awarded the Accredited Investment Fiduciary Analyst (AIFA) designation by the Center for Fiduciary Studies. He was previously an attorney with the securities practice group of Stark & Stark, a large New Jersey law firm, where he practiced in the area of securities law, concentrating in registered investment adviser and broker/dealer registration and compliance matters as well as broker transition and practice management issues. Learn more at www.MarketCounsel.com.

Danielle Fava

Danielle Fava in her role as the Director of Product Strategy, TD Ameritrade Institutional, manages technology initiatives designed to help simplify advisors’ lives and make them more competitive in a digital age. Areas of expertise include TD Ameritrade Institutional’s award-winning iRebal on Veo® rebalancing technology and TDAI’s open-architecture approach to ROBO technology for advisors, and more recently, the launch of Model Market Center, TD Ameritrade’s innovative approach to bringing outsourced investment management to RIAs. Fava joined TD Ameritrade in 2012 and puts more than 15 years of wealth management knowledge to work for advisors. She loves to talk about Big Data, fintech innovation, artificial intelligence, Cross Fit, Fantasy Football and basketball. Learn more at https://www.linkedin.com/in/dani-fava-5051a72.​

Doug Besso

Doug Besso is the Chief Technology Officer at HighTower, an industry-leading financial services firm offering a unique platform that blends objective wealth management advice with innovative technology. His relentless devotion to strategically building the firm’s platform and supporting advisor teams continues to elevate HighTower’s technology offerings and service model. With over 25 years of experience in financial services – including stints at Calamos Investments, Wachovia Securities and Kemper Financial Services – at Hightower, Besso focuses on aligning people with processes for optimal service. Learn more at https://www.linkedin.com/in/doug-besso-6630184/de.

Derek Bruton

Derek Bruton is a Managing Partner and the Chief Operating Officer of Chalice Wealth Partners. He also serves as the President of Chalice Wealth Advisors (RIA) and Chalice Capital Management (Broker/Dealer). Derek brings a unique combination of RIA, RIA custodian, and B/D experience to the advisors he serves at CWP. A proven strategic and sales leader in the financial services industry for 28 years, Derek has served in executive positions with leading RIA custodians such as Charles Schwab, TD Ameritrade, and LPL Financial. He has led the recruiting of over 10,000 financial advisors in his career and has assisted with the strategy and growth of over 20,000 advisor businesses. Derek graduated from Stanford University and has completed executive business management coursework at Harvard University. He serves on the board of directors of the Invest in Others Charitable Foundation and is involved in other philanthropic efforts in the San Diego community. Learn more at https://www.linkedin.com/in/derek-j-bruton-a042785.

Sandra Watson

Sandra Watson will be speaking about the Arizona FinTech Sandbox while participating at the T3 Enterprise Conference on October 23rd. Watson brings more than 20 years of economic development leadership experience to the Arizona Department of Commerce, and now the Arizona Commerce Authority (ACA), one of the nation’s first public-private partnerships focused on economic development. She and her teams have successfully attracted to Arizona more than 750 companies that have committed to invest nearly $10 billion in capital and create more than 125,000 jobs. She served as the Executive Director on the Governor’s Council of Innovation & Technology in advancing the state’s Innovation and Technology roadmap. Watson is a two-time recipient of the Arizona Technology Council’s Chairman’s Award (2003 and 2010). She earned an Honors Bachelor of Commerce degree from Laurentian University, and has completed the Global Leadership Certification program at the Thunderbird School of Global Management. Watson serves on the Board of Trustees for the State Science and Technology Institute, a national organization focused on promoting technology-based economic development, and is a board member of the Make-A-Wish Foundation of Arizona. Learn more at https://www.azcommerce.com/about-us/executive-management-team.

Other mainstage presenters include:

  • Apex Clearing – Chris Fesler
  • ATA RiskStation – Aladin Abughazaleh
  • Envestnet – Blake Wood & Danny Hammer
  • FCI / OS33 – Brian Edelman & Justin Kapahi
  • Fiserve – Igor Jonjic
  • Helpshift – Abinash Tripathy
  • MoneyGuidePro – Kevin Hughes / Tony Leal
  • Orion Advisor Services – Speaker TBD
  • Vestmark – Rob Klapprodt

Additional information on speakers and topics, including breakout and “flash” sessions, is available at www.TechnologyToolsForToday.com.

If you are a qualified executive at a broker/dealer, bank, insurance company, trust company, custodian, or RIA network, I’d be happy to extend a complimentary pass to this essential due diligence event and gathering of your peers. We are very close to the day #1, which begins October 22nd so if you haven’t registered yet, please do so now.

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Joel Bruckenstein
Joel Bruckenstein
Joel P. Bruckenstein, CFP®, is Publisher of the T3 Tech Hub (formerly the T3 newsletter) and the producer of the Technology Tools for Today (T3) Advisor Conference, the only annual technology conference for independent advisors, as well as the Technology Tools for Today (T3) Enterprise Conference. He also hosts other technology summits in partnership with thought leaders in the financial services industry (e.g., Brian Hamburger of MarketCounsel) and his own by-invitation-only fintech summit every summer. In 2020, Bruckenstein will produce for the first time a new one-day intensive called T3 Cyber University. Bruckenstein is an internationally acclaimed expert on applied technology as it relates to the financial service industry. He is the co-author of three books: Virtual Office Tools for a High Margin Practice, Tools and Techniques of Practice Management, and Technology Tools for Today’s High Margin Practice. Bruckenstein’s monthly technology columns appeared in Financial Advisor magazine and Financial Planning magazine for many years. In addition, he works in tandem with industry influential Bob Veres, publisher of Inside Information, to produce an annual technology survey for the financial planning community. Bruckenstein accepted the fifth annual Leadership Award bestowed by Bob Veres' Insider's Forum, a conference that brings together the leading figures of the financial planning profession during a main stage presentation at the Insider's Forum held September 6-8, 2017 in Nashville, TN. Bruckenstein has for more than twenty years advised financial service firms of all sizes on improving their technologies, processes and workflows. For more information about Joel Bruckenstein and the services his firm offers, please visit www.JoelBruckenstein.com.

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