Speaking & Workshops

Stage not required

From 15-minute keynotes to 3-day workshops, CU 2.0 brings vibrant energy and new perspectives to credit unions and audiences of all sizes. If you need a fun, informative, and interactive push in a new direction, keep reading.

Why you want this:

Explore new worlds of AI, blockchain, and fintech strategy

What You Get

Gain the knowledge, perspective, and roadmaps necessary to launch your credit union forward.

Digital and
fintech strategy
Crash courses
in AI
and DeFi
Board strategic

Meet Your Speakers

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Kirk Drake

Title: Co-Founder, CEO

Experience: 20+ years in credit unions and technology

Topics: AI, blockchain, fintechs/CUSOs, and credit union technology

Bio: Kirk Drake was the CIO of NIH FCU before leaving to start the CUSO CU Wallet with Chris Otey and Paul Fiore. Since then, Kirk has founded several successful businesses, including CU 2.0, Resistance Wine Co., and the CUSO Painted Hills.

Chris Otey

Title: Co-Founder, EVP/CRO

Experience: 25+ years in credit unions and technology

Topics: Board governance, credit union technology, credit union strategy

Bio: Chris Otey worked at Fiserv for 18 years before leaving to start the CUSO CU Wallet with Kirk Drake and Paul Fiore. Chris is also the Board Chair at South Bay Credit Union and has overseen significant asset growth, branch expansion, digital transformation, and entry into cannabis banking.

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Other Credit Union Services

Workshops &

  • Technology
  • AI
  • Blockchain


  • Scouting
  • Vetting
  • Awareness


  • Connections
  • Influence
  • Opportunity


  • Technology
  • Strategy
  • Roadmap