Six of the Largest U.S. Banks Coming Together for the First Time Ever

Senior executives from Bank of America, Goldman Sachs, HSBC, US Bancorp, PNC Bank, and Capital One will gather for a discussion on strategic transformation.

NEW YORK CITY, NY, UNITED STATES, February 4, 2020 /EINPresswire.com/ — New York, New York – For the first time ever, senior executives from Bank of America, Goldman Sachs, HSBC, US Bancorp, PNC Bank, and Capital One will gather under one roof for a candid three-day discussion on strategic transformation. This industry gathering at the Dream Downtown Hotel could not come at a better time, as the sector is rapidly looking to cognitive intelligence and data-driven capabilities to adapt to fast changing market conditions. The highlights below from HSBC, Bank of America, and Goldman Sachs represent just a fraction of the participating companies that will be showcasing new use cases at the 3rd Annual Intelligent Automation for Banking, Financial Services and Insurance Summit.

Ketan Vanjara, the Former CIO & Global Head for IT Strategy & Transformation at HSBC, will be presenting the opening session on February 25th titled, “Legacy Transformation to Enable End-to-End Digital Journeys.” In this session, Ketan, based on his successful experience at HSBC, will share his thoughts on creating and implementing a multi-pronged strategy for Banks and FIs to get out of the Legacy Trap.

From Bank of America, Roger Tsai, SVP for Digital Strategy, will be presenting the opening keynote use case on February 26th titled, “Beyond Erica: Bank of America’s Customer Centered Transformation for Its Front Facing Business.” As of March 2019, Erica’s users surpassed 6 million people. However, Bank of America is transforming the customer experience beyond conversational AI in its front facing business. This discussion will reveal how Bank of America is placing the customer front-of-mind through every step in its use of AI, ML and NLP.

Denny Singh, the Vice President for Digital Finance, Strategy, and Intelligent Automation at Goldman Sachs will be sharing a use case on “Goldman Sach’s Consumer Business RPA Program Governance and Implementation of Risk Management Controls.” A strong foundation based on continuous improvement, risk identification and controls development is at the core of any good program. With that thought process in mind, Goldman Sach’s consumer business RPA program governance includes process SME, legal, compliance, business risk, technology risk and architecture reviews at various stages, from use case prioritization to deployment.

For more information on Bank of America, Goldman Sachs, HSBC, US Bancorp, PNC Bank, and Capital One’s involvement at the Summit, please contact the Marketing Manager, Katherine Byrne at Katherine.byrne@ssonetwork.com

Katherine Byrne
Intelligent Automation for BFSI
+1 646-378-6030
email us here
Visit us on social media:
LinkedIn


Source: EIN Presswire

Children’s Mental Health Awareness Week: Drug Danger Warning Issued by Watchdog

Approximately 7.2 million children are using psychiatric drugs, and almost half of them are on drugs due to being labeled with Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder (ADHD).

Approximately 7.2 million children are using psychiatric drugs, and almost half of them are on drugs due to being labeled with Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder (ADHD).

The headquarters for CCHR Florida are located in downtown Clearwater.

The headquarters for CCHR Florida are located in downtown Clearwater.

The Florida chapter of CCHR is a non-profit mental health watchdog dedicated to the protection of children.

The Florida chapter of CCHR is a non-profit mental health watchdog dedicated to the protection of children.

370,000 U.S. toddlers are currently being drugged with a variety of psychiatric drugs including ADHD drugs, antipsychotics, anti-anxiety drugs and antidepressants, along with 274,000 0-1 year olds.

370,000 U.S. toddlers are currently being drugged with a variety of psychiatric drugs including ADHD drugs, antipsychotics, anti-anxiety drugs and antidepressants, along with 274,000 0-1 year olds.

There are approximately 7.2 million children in the United States between the ages of 0 to 17 using prescription psychiatric drugs, and almost half of them are on drugs due to being labeled as ADHD.

There are approximately 7.2 million children in the United States between the ages of 0 to 17 using prescription psychiatric drugs, and almost half of them are on drugs due to being labeled as ADHD.

Kids in Florida, Michigan, Oregon and Texas were “prescribed psychotropic drugs at rates 2.7 to 4.5 times higher than other children in Medicaid in 2008.”

Dangerous psychiatric drugs are being given to infants and toddlers despite the known debilitating side effects of death, homicides and suicides that are reported in older children taking these drugs.”

— Diane Stein, President CCHR Florida

CLEARWATER, FLORIDA, UNITED STATES, February 4, 2020 /EINPresswire.com/ — Alarmed at the significant number of children and foster children prescribed psychiatric drugs, the Citizens Commission on Human Rights (CCHR) is inviting concerned parents and caregivers to their center located at 109 N. Fort Harrison Ave in downtown Clearwater to learn more about drug side effects during Children’s Mental Health Awareness Week.

Observed from February 3rd to the 9th, Children’s Mental Health Awareness Week exists to bring attention to the “mental health needs” of children but the Florida chapter of CCHR, a non-profit mental health watchdog dedicated to the protection of children, believes the focus should be on the rampant drugging of children across the country.

In 2015, the research arm of Florida's child-protection system released a report revealing that foster children are being put on psychotropic medications without caregivers following proper procedures and that 11 percent of the children in foster care had active prescriptions for at least one psychotropic drug. While a review of 140 children's files showed just 20 percent of these children met all the key requirements for administering such medication. [1]

The psychiatric drugging of children is not just confined to the foster care system. In 2011 a two-year investigation concluded that kids in Florida, Massachusetts, Michigan, Oregon and Texas were “prescribed psychotropic drugs at rates 2.7 to 4.5 times higher than other children in Medicaid in 2008.” [2]

Additionally, today in the United States approximately 7.2 million children between the ages of 0 to 17 are using prescription psychiatric drugs, and almost half of them are on drugs due to being labeled with Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder (ADHD). This labeling represents a billing code that has come under increasing criticism for diagnosing normal childhood behavior as a “mental disorder”. [3]

The psychostimulant, methylphenidate, also known as Ritalin, is one of the drugs prescribed to children who have been labeled as ADHD and comes with such side effects as nervousness, agitation, anxiety as well as psychosis. [4] Methylphenidate is a Schedule II drug, which means the U.S. Drug Enforcement Administration (DEA) classifies it as having a high potential for abuse. At the same time, the DEA warns that methylphenidate produces many of the same effects as cocaine and that psychotic episodes and severe psychological addiction have all been associated with methylphenidate use. [5]

“We have found that many parents are not told the dangers associated with these drugs and lacking this information they may too easily give permission for a prescription and regret it much later,” said Diane Stein, President CCHR Florida.

According to researchers this use of psychotropic drugs to “treat” children is also significantly greater in the U.S. compared to the Netherlands and Germany. Use of antidepressants and stimulants was 3 or more times greater in the U.S. (6.7%) than in the Netherlands (2.9%) and Germany (2.0%). Even more alarming is that these researchers found that, “stimulants were used at rates 10–25 times higher in American children 0–4 years old compared to the two Western European countries.” [6]

CCHR hopes that the December 2019 “groundbreaking” settlement of a civil rights lawsuit filed in Missouri, which alleged "a longstanding failure by the state to provide adequate oversight in the administration of powerful psychotropic medications to children in foster care", will also bring about much needed reform in Florida. [7]

Individuals are invited to the center, located at 109 N. Fort Harrison Avenue in downtown Clearwater to learn more about the dangers associated with psychiatric drugs. To learn more, please call 727-442-8820 or visit www.cchrflorida.org.

About CCHR: Initially established by the Church of Scientology and renowned psychiatrist Dr. Thomas Szasz in 1969, CCHR’s mission is to eradicate abuses committed under the guise of mental health and enact patient and consumer protections. L. Ron Hubbard, founder of Scientology, first brought psychiatric imprisonment to wide public notice: “Thousands and thousands are seized without process of law, every week, over the ‘free world’ tortured, castrated, killed. All in the name of ‘mental health,’” he wrote in March 1969.

Sources:
[1] Report finds Florida foster kids put on psychotropic drugs without following proper procedures https://www.orlandoweekly.com/Blogs/archives/2015/09/22/report-finds-florida-foster-kids-put-on-psychotropic-drugs-without-following-proper-procedures
[2] Foster Kids Given Psychiatric Drugs At Higher Rates https://www.npr.org/sections/health-shots/2011/12/01/143017520/foster-kids-even-infants-more-likely-to-be-given-psychotropic-drugs
[3] Number of Children & Adolescents Taking Psychiatric Drugs in the U.S. https://www.cchrint.org/psychiatric-drugs/children-on-psychiatric-drugs/
[4] https://www.rxlist.com/ritalin-side-effects-drug-center.htm
[5] https://www.prnewswire.com/news-releases/cchr-alerts-parents-about-new-federal-statistics-showing-rates-of-youth-overdose-deaths-on-adhd-stimulants-and-benzodiazepines-are-greater-than-on-cocaine-300507566.html
[6] Psychotropic drug use is much higher in American youth compared to other countries. https://rxbalance.org/bibliography/psychotropic-drug-use-is-much-higher-in-american-youth-compared-to-other-countries/
[7] Settlement creates major reforms for use of psychotropic drugs in Missouri's foster kids https://www.news-leader.com/story/news/local/ozarks/2019/12/11/missouri-foster-kids-settlement-psychotropic-medications-lawsuit/2632442001/

Diane Stein
Citizens Commission on Human Rights of Florida
+1 727-422-8820
email us here

CCHR: Childhood is Not a Mental Disorder


Source: EIN Presswire

Model FA Acquires Financial Advisors’ Alliance, Signs David DeCelle as President

David DeCelle joins the Model FA team as president and head coach for the Model FA Accelerator

David DeCelle joins the Model FA as president and head coach for the Model FA Accelerator

AUSTIN, TX, USA, February 4, 2020 /EINPresswire.com/ — Today the Model FA announced the appointment of David DeCelle as the new president of the company. This news coincides with Model FA acquiring the Boston-based Financial Advisors’ Alliance, a training, coaching, and consulting company that DeCelle founded in 2018.

“David DeCelle has proven himself to be one of the most savvy, forward-thinking financial advisor coaches out there,” said the Model FA founder Patrick Brewer. “The problem is that you can’t hire someone like DeCelle. The only way we could get him was to buy his company — and that’s exactly what we did.”

With practice management and marketing strategies expiring faster than ever before, financial advisors must make a commitment to continually experiment, innovate, and adopt best practices in order to stay relevant. Thanks to this partnership, Model FA is poised to do exactly that.

DeCelle began his financial services career while still completing his undergraduate degree at Bryant University (Rhode Island). After earning his Bachelor of Science degree in finance, he accepted a position with Northwestern Mutual. There, he quickly distinguished himself by ranking #5 out of his first-year class of 1,500. In the next few years, DeCelle would take his team (ranked 300 out of 350 offices nationwide at the time) to become the top performing office in the country.

Realizing that the way in which emerging Millennial and Generation Z advisors must do business had changed drastically, DeCelle decided to strike off on his own. In 2018, he founded the Financial Advisors’ Alliance, a training, coaching, and consulting company for financial advisors. In building the Alliance, DeCelle embraced a new “sharing” paradigm in which he gave away his knowledge through social media. That quickly earned him a loyal client base.

At the Model FA, DeCelle will be responsible for spearheading growth efforts, leading partnership initiatives, and serving as a head coach for the Model FA Accelerator program.

“Patrick and the team at Model FA have built a best-in-class marketing, sales, and practice-management training program for financial advisors,” said DeCelle, whose appointment became effective on January 29, 2020. “By combining our knowledge and resources, we will reach and impact even more financial advisors — and give them the tools they need to succeed.”

Advisors can see David DeCelle speak at one of the upcoming live Model FA events across the country.

ABOUT THE MODEL FA

The Model FA is a company that supports financial advisors in their growth and impact. The Model FA Accelerator is the industry’s first Silicon Valley-style performance coaching program for individual advisors and financial service companies. Advisors can learn more about the Accelerator at www.modelfa.com/accelerator.

Natalia Autenrieth
Model FA
+1 949-278-5702
email us here


Source: EIN Presswire

TicketBust Warns Drivers of the New California Cell Phone Law

Ticket fighting service

TicketBust ticket fighting service

On January 1st, 2020, a new California cell phone law went into effect that will create harsher punishments for drivers caught using their phones on the road.

LOS ANGELES, CA, UNITED STATES, February 3, 2020 /EINPresswire.com/ — In an effort to make roadways safer and deter drivers from using their phones, Governor Gavin Newsom signed Assembly Bill 47 that would penalize drivers with a fine and a point on their driving record if they receive multiple distracted driving violations. The bill passed unanimously in both the Senate and Assembly and will start being enforced on July 1, 2021.

Previously, a distracted driving violation did not put a point on your driving record. However, this new distracted driving law says violations that occur on or after July 1, 2021, the DMV will add one point to driver’s record if the violation was within 36 months of a previous distracted driving infraction. These stiffer penalties could create huge financial burdens for California drivers.

Why Does California DMV Points Matter?
The point system is a way for California authorities to monitor drivers. But these points can be costly and stay on your record for 39 months (3 years, 3 months). Unless a more serious moving violation like a DUI. That is on your record for 10-13 years.

So here are the two main reasons why California DMV points matter.

The first is that points affect car insurance rates. Insurance premiums increase when points are on your driving record. The average increase is $160 per year for the next three years. This is on top of the hefty fine for the traffic ticket.

The second reason is multiple points on record could mean revoked driving privileges and/or driver’s license suspended. Drivers who accumulate four penalty points in 12 months, six in 24 months, or eight in 36 months will have their driver’s license taken away for an extended period of time. There are even harsher penalties for beginner drivers. A minor’s license can be suspended if they receive 3 points within the first year.

How To Avoid A Point On Your Driving Record
To avoid a point on your driving record, TicketBust.com recommends fighting any cell phone violation you receive with a Trial by Written Declaration, which is a way to fight a traffic ticket without going to court.

About Ticketbust.com
Ticketbust.com, founded in 2004 by Steven F. Miller, has assisted tens of thousands of drivers with preparing and filing the necessary paperwork to contest and dismiss California traffic tickets. Ticketbust.com was originally created to alleviate the tedious and time-consuming process of attempting to contest a traffic ticket by creating a more automated and user-friendly web-based service for California drivers to submit their traffic ticket information and process the necessary documents.

TicketBust.com Contact:
Steven F. Miller at (800) 850-8038 or Steve@TicketBust.com for more information. 5716 Corsa Avenue, Suite 104 | Westlake Village, CA 91362. More information can be found at https://www.ticketbust.com/.

Steven F. Miller
Ticketbust.com
+1 800-850-8038
email us here


Source: EIN Presswire

How One IT Consulting Company is Calling Out Their Industry for Fake Services

Fake IT

Mindcote IT services

Local IT professional at Mindcore shows industries how to spot fake IT and what to do about it.

A lot of IT companies aren't delivering the value or end result you were promised…You can tell if you’re not being served effectively when response time slows down and guidance stops being offered.”

— Matt Rosenthal, CEO of Mindcore IT Services

FAIRFIELD, NEW JERSEY, UNITED STATES, February 2, 2020 /EINPresswire.com/ — Most companies have a hard time managing their IT operations and wind up spending far too much time dealing with technology issues. As a result, they outsource to third-party managed services; but this still doesn’t always give them the results they were looking for.

Local IT services professional and CEO of Mindcore, Matt Rosenthal, is calling his industry out for not following through with their promises and as a result, letting companies down.

Rosenthal states, “There are a lot of IT companies out there but that doesn’t mean that they’re delivering the value or end result you were promised. Most IT companies are run poorly, which leaves them too busy putting out fires to serve your organization’s growth. You can tell if you’re not being served effectively when time goes by and response time slows down, problems stop being solved, and guidance stops being offered.”

If a company starts to experience those things then according to Rosenthal, “You probably have fake IT.”
To combat underperforming IT companies, Rosenthal lays out four simple questions every company should be asking themselves.

Four Questions to Help You Identify Fake Services

1. Is your productivity as a business being slowed down by your IT?
2. Is your downtime slowly increasing from year to year?
3. Is your IT making you less profitable?
4. Is your IT starting to impact your clients?

If you answered yes to any of those questions, you may be suffering from fake IT services. If you cannot answer any definitively, you may want to prioritize finding out. “There are a lot of great businesses out there being slowed down because of their IT. The problem is most of these companies don’t know that they should be demanding and expecting more out of their IT company.” Rosenthal continues, “Fake IT is a problem. But it doesn’t have to be.”

If a company believes they’re being slowed down by fake IT then it’s up to them to speak up and hold their IT company up to a higher standard. It also might be time for them to walk away.

As far as the IT industry, Rosenthal believes it’s time for them to step up their game.

“Your IT consulting firm should be making you more productive as a company. They should be proposing IT solutions that will make you more competitive and profitable and they should be delivering a service that makes your clients love doing business with you.”

About Mindcore

Most companies struggle to keep up with their IT. As IT consultants, Mindcore develops customized solutions to help you take back control of your technology, streamline your business and outperform your competition. Mindcore is located in Fairfield New Jersey and serves all industries including banking, financing and investment, building and construction, business, insurance, and nonprofit sectors.

Matt Rosenthal
Mindcore IT Services
+1 973-664-9500
email us here

Signs and Symptoms That You Have Fake IT


Source: EIN Presswire