Bankers who are working to transform their institutions for the digital age have a new resource for networking and education.

The Digital Banking Leadership Council is a joint effort of SourceMedia, the parent company of American Banker, and Traction Technology Partners, which specializes in connecting enterprises with emerging technologies. Charter council members include Michelle Moore, the head of digital banking at Bank of America; Alejandro E. Carriles, the head of mobile and online channels at BBVA Compass; Andy Hernandez, the head of e-channel and digital at Regions Bank; Wes Spencer, the chief information officer at FNB Bank of Mayfield, Ky.; and Jeremiah Lotz, the vice president of digital experience and payments at PSCU of St. Petersburg, Fla.

Beginning in January, the member organization will host a series of webinars with fintech startups and experts on the implications for banking of young technologies such as artificial intelligence, blockchain, augmented and virtual reality and machine learning. Recordings of these sessions will also be exclusively available to council members.

The council will also host invitation-only networking dinners for members and a bankers-only social network. Members can get contact information for the people and companies that present at the virtual events and discounts to American Banker's Digital Banking 2017 conference in Austin, Texas and other SourceMedia events.

"The Digital Banking Leadership Council is designed to keep our members ahead of the technology curve," said Erick Schonfeld, founding partner of Traction Technology Partners, in a press release. He will co-chair the council with American Banker Editor in Chief Marc Hochstein.

Details on membership can be found here.