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January 16, 2017 by Anthony Stich

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Anthony Stich

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Anthony Stich has one goal: to develop a team of exceptional customer success leaders across the globe, empowering them with the latest methods of strategic planning, content development, and lead generation to successfully grow Advicent, the leading provider of SaaS technology solutions for the financial services industry, into a global brand. Published in numerous global outlets including the Journal of Financial Planning,, Investopedia, and bobsguide as well as being featured on Financial Advisor IQ, Asset TV, and Bank Bosun, Stich has swiftly become a thought leader in the FinTech space, providing compelling statistics, a thought-provoking perspective, and much-needed humor in a rapidly-changing industry.

The actual title of this piece is "3 technology trends to watch in 2017." I can see why the editor made this change.

Anthony Stich is director of global marketing at Advicent Solutions, a leading provider of SaaS technology solutions for the financial services industry, servicing the world’s largest financial institutions.

Predictions in the technology industry are generally futile. Technology is unpredictable, and in the fintech industry, even more so. We experienced a great deal of change in 2016, and should expect further excitement in 2017. But before we get into my predictions, I would like to preface this commentary by pointing out two things: Brexit and president-elect Trump.

In 2016, two events occurred that nearly every pundit and industry analyst said would not. Yet, they did. I won’t get into the politics of these two events, nor will I speculate how these two events happened; I just want readers to consider my predictions in the same light—knowing that predictions are merely educated guesses based on the information provided at the current point in time. One thing remains true about Brexit and Trump: both events will certainly impact the fintech industry in 2017. And now, three things to watch for this year:

To learn my three predictions, read the entire article at the Journal of Financial Planning here: 3 Technology Trends to Watch in 2017.

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