Slideshow Bank Technology News' Top 10 Innovators of the Year

  • April 30 2012, 3:10pm EDT
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Brett King

Company: MovenbankJob: Author and company founderLatest breakthrough: Developed a new scoring product called CRED that uses social media as part of its credit and pricing decisions.

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Jose Olalla

Company: BBVAJob: Chief information officerLatest breakthrough: Rolling Google Apps out across the entire company in the first major bank implementation of a public cloud.

Jeff Dennes

Company: Huntington BankJob: Chief digital officer, online and mobile services directorLatest breakthrough: Tying text and mobile alerts to a 24-hour overdraft grace period program.

Robert Frohwein

Company: KabbageJob: Founder, CEOLatest breakthrough: Use of social media analytics and UPS shipping data in credit decisions.

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Howie Wu

Company: BECUJob: Vice president of virtual bankingInnovation: Easy, online, self-service customer onboarding.

Susan Andrews

Company: Citi VenturesJob: Head of innovationLatest breakthrough: A company-wide idea challenge that generated 2,307 new ideas for the bank.

Harry Gunsallus

Company: Redstone Federal Credit UnionJob: Senior vice president, technology and operations supportLatest breakthrough: Building new applications in an industry “app store” and selling them to other financial institutions.

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Jim Smith

Company: Wells FargoJob: Executive vice president-head of Internet Services GroupLatest breakthrough: Creating specialized areas of Wells Fargo's online banking site to provide help to customers with specific needs.

Shekar Pannala

Company: BNY MellonJob: Executive vice president and divisional CIO for Global Markets and eCommerce servicesLatest breakthrough: Developing mobile apps that provide context-aware computing, allowing content delivery to change with the user's environment.

Frank Eliason

Company: CitiJob: Senior vice president of social mediaLatest breakthrough: Combining chat tools with social media to improve customer engagements.