ELFA Unveils Agenda for 2023 Operations & Technology Conference

Fraud, artificial intelligence and digital strategies will take center stage at the Equipment Leasing and Finance Association’s 2023 Operations & Technology Conference, which will be held Sept. 11-13 in New Orleans. The annual conference draws operations and IT professionals from around the equipment finance industry.

“What should you be thinking about today in order to be successful tomorrow? That’s the question we’re going to focus on at the 2023 Operations & Technology Conference,” Tawnya Stone, chair of the ELFA’s operations and technology committee and vice president of strategic technology at GreatAmerica Financial Services, said. “Don’t miss this opportunity to meet people you wouldn’t meet elsewhere, generate ideas and ideally transform not just your business but the entire industry.”

Highlights from the 2023 Operations & Technology Conference agenda include:

  • Anatomy of a Breach: Safeguarding Against Ransomware Attacks
  • Digital Business Reinvention: A Complex Recipe for Continued Success
  • Engaging, Developing and Supporting Employees in a Hybrid Work Environment
  • Smart Start Strategies: Solving Tomorrow’s Problems Today – Your Toolkit for Making Awesome Happen from Day One!
  • Don’t Lose Your Voice When Using AI
  • Get to Know the New Floating Rates: SOFR, BSBY, etc.
  • Digital Strategies to Enable Your Business and Increase Customer Satisfaction
  • The Revolution Continues: Moving from Talk to Action on Diversity, Equity and Inclusion in Equipment Financing
  • Reinventing Communications Through Digitization
  • Operations and Technology Excellence Award Presentation
  • Exhibitor Lighting Rounds Featuring the Latest Products and Services

The agenda also includes multiple networking events, including a New Orleans historic music and jazz tour, a newcomers reception, an opening reception and a 5K fun run.

The Operations & Technology Conference will be held concurrently with the Lease and Finance Accountants Conference, so attendees may participate in both conferences at no extra cost. Both conferences will share an exhibit hall featuring the latest business solutions.

Along with Stone, the members of the ELFA’s 2023 operations and technology committee, who are help to plan the conference, include:

  • Chelsey Barron, Vice President of Sales Operations, LEAF Commercial Capital Inc.
  • Andrew Cotter, Executive Vice President and Chief Information Officer, Somerset Capital Group
  • Christine Evershed, Project Manager for Global Capabilities, John Deere Financial
  • Daniel Gonzalez, Vice President of Business Development, Odessa
  • Joe Graham, Managing Director, FIS
  • Peter Haug, Product Manager, LTi Technology Solutions
  • Jennifer Martin, CLFP, Senior Vice President of Sales Enablement and Initiative Support, Key Equipment Finance
  • Ron Meyer, Senior Business Advisor, Linedata Lending and Leasing
  • Jena Morgan, CLFP, COO, 360 Equipment Finance
  • Steven Nelson, Senior Vice President and Director of Operations, TD Equipment Finance
  • Bryan Parfitt, Consultant, Northteq
  • Candace Reinhart, CLFP, COO/CXO, CoreTech Leasing
  • Shari Schmidt, Vice President and Operations Manager, Huntington Equipment Finance
  • Denis Stypulkoski, Founder and Principal, Reimagine Advisors
  • Darren Tauer, Senior Consultant, Tamarack Technology
  • Sarah Tezuka, Product Manager, Solifi

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