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Bart McMannon – Channel & Product Marketing Manager, Panini

A conversation with Bart McMannon – Channel & Product Marketing Manager at Panini

Bart McMannon

Bart McMannon serves as Panini’s Channel and Product Marketing Manager and has over 20 years’ combined experience in Product Management, Marketing, and Development.

He has brought new products to market and has improved many products for various companies. After much market research, Bart is currently focused on expanding Panini’s product portfolio and increasing channel sales.

Join Bart McMannon on 5th October for a webinar entitled How Intelligent Capture Can Help Digitally Transform Your Financial Institution  at 2PM London/9AM New York.

1. What do you hope the audience will learn from this webinar?

I am confident attendees will learn about what “intelligent” scanners are and the benefits of using them, both in banks and in business.

2. What discussions do you look forward to having with the audience?

I am looking forward to learning more about their current beliefs on remote deposit capture and reactions to the intelligent scanner model.

3. What do you enjoy most about your role?

I greatly enjoy introducing new technologies and product into the market and even better . . . love hearing that they make life easier!

4. How did you get into the industry?

I was a product manager for years and owner of a small company that produced small electronic products so when the opportunity arose to serve both the banking and small business industry, I jumped at the chance.

5. Where is your favourite place in the world and why?

My favourite place is wherever my family is. There are many beautiful places in the world and I love to travel, so whenever/wherever my family can join me is my favourite place to be.

Join Bart McMannon on 5th October for a webinar entitled How Intelligent Capture Can Help Digitally Transform Your Financial Institution  at 2PM London/9AM New York.

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Intelligence to Differentiate

The history of computing may look like a sinusoid oscillating between the use of distributed intelligence (i.e. processing power) and the connection of unintelligent devices to a centralized greater intelligence whose power they will exploit. Where are we now, when each of us carries a mobile device in his or her pocket hundreds or thousands or times more powerful in terms of processing power, than the desktop computers we were using just a few years ago… yet, until we connect it to the web – or “cloud”, more fashionable – it refuses to perform so many of its functions?

Nowadays, mobile devices’ multi-functionality, flexibility, hyper-connectivity and processing power are “killing” many mono-functional devices all around us: watches, compasses, thermometers, cameras, scanners, notepads, and more – some analog and born decades or centuries ago, others relatively recent. Specialized scanners are no exception – and the rapid growth of mobile remote deposit capture (mRDC), which uses smartphone camera to image checks, provides concrete and measurable evidence.

Yet those devices are not disappearing: watches, compasses, cameras… even scanners! If they want a chance of surviving, they need to stand out: to differentiate, to deliver more, better, faster, or just something different from what their smartphone-based equivalent will provide. When it comes to specialized scanners for check capture – which represent Panini’s core business – we believe that the time has come, today, for “intelligent scanning” to make a real difference and make such devices stand out.

But wait a moment, what do you mean “the time has come”? Check scanners have been around for close to two decades now… but so have intelligent check scanners! They are far from new, and represent the miniaturized version of huge and powerful check readers-sorters, which operated autonomously and required a lot of room (and maintenance!) when checks were much more numerous and they still had to be physically exchanged. But in the late nineties, when personal computing was becoming increasingly more affordable, intelligent desktop scanners still didn’t make a lot of sense because their built-in processing capabilities were just making them more complicated and expensive. They still required an API to run their functions and performance was usually very similar to that of a plain scanner peripheral run by a PC.

A long time has passed since those days and the checks we write are less and less. Which means the cost to process each of the surviving checks will ramp up rapidly, unless we continuously strive to improve the way we process them. That’s why today we finally find strong motivations for Financial Institutions (FI’s), and for the Independent Software Vendors (ISV’s) and System Integrators serving them, to go “back to the future” and express a preference for intelligent check capture peripherals. These peripherals behave differently from what has been the standard for the past two decades and open up new outstanding technical and organizational opportunities that are supported by a sound business rationale.

We are pleased to welcome you to the “How Intelligent Capture Can Help Digitally Transform Your Financial Institution” webinar on 5th October, presented by AITE and sponsored by Panini, in order to let you better understand what this is all about.

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