Happy 1st Birthday Bill.Com Connect—Where’s the Smash Cake?


The Small Business Banking conference is fast approaching and some of us are asking, “where’s the cake?”  The Bank Team celebrated the launch of our landmark business payments platform for banks, Connect at last year’s conference with some fanfare and much anticipation of its potential to impact banks’ relationships with business customers.

As we start packing for Austin, Texas to join our banking industry friends yet again, we have a one-year-old in tow that has already led us on an amazing adventure. Like any proud parent, we have lots of snapshots to share. Smash cake, anyone?

I hope you will join us at Small Business Banking, November 29 through December 1, to get a front row seat for all the hot topic thought-provoking sessions, newest innovations and announcements, the live music and great eats of Austin—and of course to see how Connect has grown.

Meet up with the team at our booth to chat about how your bank can join our leading, innovative partners, to empower and enable your business customers. See Connect in action, catch up on our case studies and learnings, and check out this cool birthday gift just for you—we may even have a cupcake with your name on it. 

Most importantly, we want to share what we have learned and talk with you about how banks are so critical to the success of small and medium businesses engaging with technology. Our session, with JPMorgan Chase and a leader in the accountant space—Crossing the Chasm: How Banks are Pivotal to Bringing Innovation to Businesses, dives into the trajectory for businesses, the tipping point of digital adoption, and what lies beyond the chasm. SVP of Product and Marketing, Sanjeev Kriplani will chat with Brad P. Hawley, Executive Director, Business Banking Strategy and Business Development at Chase, and Blake Oliver, accounting firm manager and technology consultant with California’s largest accounting firm, Armanino LLP. Together, they’ll share perspectives on what banks can do now to be the go-to financial partner for the incoming generation of business owners. 

This conference is always a favorite and is so important to continuing our conversations on how we can create a positive impact on the lives of our business customers. And, as we celebrate the first of many birthdays for Connect, it’s also good to note that our anticipation and excitement for the year ahead is going strong.

I hope to you see you in Austin!

November 13, 2017
Jan Hoyt
Director, Bank Solutions Specialist at
Prior to joining to ensure the success of bank partners, Jan worked as a leader in the banking and tech sectors, specializing in digital channels and payments. Jan holds an MS in Information Science from the University of Pittsburgh and a BA from Bowling Green State University.