Magazine article American Banker

Imaging Has Come of Age, Orlando Conferees to Be Told

Magazine article American Banker

Imaging Has Come of Age, Orlando Conferees to Be Told

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Imaging systems, for years seen by bankers as an emerging technology with an unfulfilled promise, are finally being exploited in almost every area inside financial institutions to improve performance and productivity.

So says Rick Sellers, president of Huntington Service Co. and keynote speaker at the fifth annual Image Technology in Banking Conference, which opens tonight in Orlando.

The Bank Administration Institute conference, which is expected to draw close to 1,000 attendees, will feature bankers' and vendors' presentations and demonstrations on a full range of imaging products, services, and benefits.

"I think image in general is coming of age," said Mr. Sellers. "It is definitely seen as a productivity enhancer, a tool to implement reengineering projects, an enabler for check processing, mortgage originations, consumer lending."

The conference offers practical in-depth workshops, ideas for long-term strategic planning, and case histories of some of the industry's most prominent image technology users.

For example, Paul M. Connolly, senior vice president of the Federal Reserve Bank of Boston, is scheduled to speak on the interbank use of check images tomorrow morning.

First Tennessee Bank's Patrick D. Collins is slated to give a presentation on fee income potential for image statements, exception items, and other image-based products and services.

The application of imaging in the mortgage bank is also on the agenda, with a presentation by Charles R. Elgin, chief technology officer of Chemical Mortgage Co. …

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