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.
13 May 2022
Emotional component for financial institutions (FIs) Financial services is a numbers game; it’s arguably the most quantitative consumer-facing i…
13 April 2022More banks are entering the remote cash capture (RCC) market with the twin benefit of helping merchants reduce their cost of cash acceptance whi…
16 March 2022Celent Model Bank awards recognise Financial Institutions for best practices of technology usage in different areas critical to success in banki…
16 March 2022Before vendor-built conversational interactive voice response (IVR) systems were widely available, Alior Bank embarked on an ambitious program t…
15 - 17 March 2022
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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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United StatesAccording to research, COVID-19 has accelerated digital transformation in financial services by 3 years. This is a great opportunity to market t…
14 April 2022
To keep up with large banks, Community First Credit Union in Santa Rosa, California, wanted to launch a conversational bot powered by artificial…
TCS’ Conversational AI Platform, Conversa™, Recognized For Its Advanced Technology Capabilities By Celent7 April 2022According to Bob Meara, Senior Analyst, Celent, “Digitization is fueling the adoption of intelligent virtual agents built on conversational AI d…
17 March 2022
"The Model Bank Awards recognize how banks are using technology to change the face of banking," said Bob Meara, Senior Analyst at Celent. "TD's…
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…