Bob Meara is a senior analyst with Celent's banking practice and is based in Atlanta, Georgia. His research focuses on the branch and ATM delivery channels, omnichannel delivery and check and cash payment processing technologies. A well known authority on remote deposit capture, Bob has led multiple consulting engagements involving financial services hardware, software and the impact of self-service on branch banking.
Before joining Celent, Bob was the director of product marketing at Alogent. In this role, he positioned and launched a series of Check 21 payments solutions.
Prior to Alogent, Bob also held positions in marketing and brand management at BellSouth, Hayes Corporation, and Procter & Gamble in addition to being a commissioned naval officer.
Bob earned a Bachelor of Science in Applied Physics and Electrical Engineering from Case Western Reserve University.
10 November 2021Bob Meara, Senior Analyst at Celent, interviews Imran Khan, Head of Global Digital Experience at TD Bank Group on what they're doing differently…
27 October 2021The last 18 months have been like no other in recent memory. The COVID-19 pandemic forced everyone, not just those in financial services, to rea…
25 October 2021Earlier this year, Celent conducted a series of conversations with clients exploring digital maturity at large banks (it can be found here). The…
29 September 2021Customer communications management (CCM) systems create, deliver and store outbound and inbound customer communications information (documents a…
1 December 2021 13:00 - 14:00
With staff costs at around 50% of all operational expenditure in some banks, it’s easy to see why reducing the human element from the banking re…
28 October 2021 13:00 - 14:00 EDT (18:00 BST, 19:00 CEST)
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6 May 2021 13:00 - 14:00 EDT (18:00 BST, 19:00 CEST)
United StatesAccording to research, COVID-19 has accelerated digital transformation in financial services by 3 years. This is a great opportunity to market t…
18 - 20 November 2019
Austin, TX, United StatesDigital banking has pushed the branch to a fundamental inflection point. Financial institutions must rethink, reimagine, and retool branches if…
24 September 2021
The UMB move is an evolution in banking, "where firms team up multiple functional areas along IT and product development in multifunctional team…
10 September 2021
The term “virtual branch” has its critics. “It implies the best way to do things is by walking into a branch,” said Bob Meara, senior analyst in…
14 June 2021
by Bob Meara, Senior Banking Analyst, Celent. Fifteen years ago, Celent launched a program to identify effective uses of technology in banking.…
21 May 2021
NCR has the most clients of any provider, said Bob Meara, senior analyst in banking at Celent, although only a handful have rolled these machine…