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.
29 July 2021
Digital Transformation is a complex endeavor which can contain several strategic imperatives—each having several levers that can spawn multiple…
22 July 2021Once embraced as a uniquely self-service channel, digital has quickly become a primary customer engagement mechanism for self-service and multi-…
22 July 2021Bob Meara, Senior Analyst at Celent, interviews Peter Tilton, Senior VP-Digital at Royal Bank of Canada on what they're doing differently in Cus…
14 July 2021The notion that the customer comes first seems blindingly obvious, but truly executing against that simple saying is an area where many financia…
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…
6 - 7 November 2019
United StatesThe event for innovation teams.
25 June 2019
Webinar: 8:00 AM San Francisco | 11:00 AM New York | 4:00 PM London, United StatesMost consumers trust that their money is safe at their bank, but far fewer consumers feel their bank knows them or can meaningfully improve thei…
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…
12 May 2021
According to a study by Celent, banks reported their branch traffic declined by as much as half during the 2020 lockdown. But as many banks bega…
3 November 2020
The two banks are among those deploying advanced analytics to give customers advice before they may even know they need it.