Humanizing the Digital Experience: A Conversation with NCR Voyix’s Erin Wynn

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We’re starting off our Women in Fintech series this year with a conversation with Erin Wynn. As Executive Director of Product Management at NCR Voyix, Wynn helps both community banks and credit unions form strategies to implement their digital transformation and product roadmap initiatives.

Wynn also works as a mentor and coach for the company’s internal pre-sales teams. In this role, she helps ensure that sales engineers, solution architects and business analysts are supporting NCR Digital Banking’s vision and solutions.

We caught up with Erin Wynn to talk about her own beginnings in fintech, as well as what she is learning from her customers and clients about the most important trends in our industry.

NCR Corporation changed its name to NCR Voyix in the fall of 2023 as the company spun-off its ATM-based business, known as NCR Atleos. Headquartered in Atlanta, Georgia, the company has 35,000 employees globally, and trades on the NYSE under the ticker symbol “VYX.” NCR has been a Finovate alum since 2015.

How did you get started in fintech? What has led you to where you are today in your career?

Erin Wynn: I began my career in 1998, working at a bank, where I got my first taste of fintech. I worked so closely with one of our vendors, Digital Insight, that I even went to work for them for a few years before a different opportunity presented itself. In the long run, however, I knew Digital Insight was my home, and I returned to them in 2012. Digital Insight was acquired by NCR Voyix’s Digital Banking platform in 2014, but has managed to keep the familial relationship that drew me back here.

My dedication to being a lifelong learner has led me to amazing opportunities, holding various positions within NCR Voyix. I look at every experience as a chance to be curious and learn something new. Whether it be from a client, a colleague, or a partner, I believe everyone has something valuable to share and learn from.

My passion and deep understanding for how our products work and helping financial institutions achieve success have been central to my growth. As the executive director of product management for Digital Banking at NCR Voyix, I lean into my banking experience to help community financial institutions develop strategies for implementing digital transformation and better support their consumers and communities. I empower them to help customers and members improve their financial wellness — a topic I’m especially enthusiastic about (and one that’s driven my career in banking!).

Which digital banking features and capabilities are most resonating with clients? What trends are top of mind for customers?

Wynn: A significant trend we’ve seen is centered around personalization, which really means reminding the consumer that you know and care about them; they’re not just another number. This means creating digital experiences that feel like they’re catered to each user. Financial institutions are realizing that they can’t just compete on low loan rates or high deposit rates. Even if that’s what got the consumer in the door, it won’t be what keeps them there. The financial institutions that emphasize building and maintaining relationships, as well as providing meaningful tools and support (such as financial wellness resources), will be better positioned for loyalty and success.

Another major trend I’ve seen is finding ways to increase overall efficiency. This can mean embracing more automation or researching ways to better maximize current staff and technology. Our clients, like most people, are looking for ways to simplify processes and quickly solve problems. For example, NCR Voyix can support marketing automation, an area of typically high turnover within institutions, helping banks and credit unions make every interaction count.

What has been the impact of AI on banks and credit unions and their accountholders? How should financial institutions begin to incorporate AI into their organizations?

Wynn: AI has notable potential. It can create personalized interactions with each consumer at scale and significantly increase efficiencies. AI can help institutions approach certain processes in different ways. For example, more institutions are using AI when it comes to lending decisions instead of solely relying on traditional factors.

However, when it comes to AI and, especially, generative AI, banks and credit unions should know that the technology is only as strong as the data and information behind it. There is a lot of work to train AI to make AI effective; it’s not a magic bullet. You must give it the right data and training to effectively work, while continuing to provide human oversight.

My advice for banks and credit unions who are considering how to use AI is to first ask themselves what they’re trying to accomplish. For example, is there more of a need to enhance back-office efficiencies? Or are they trying to offer different ways to support users? Don’t try to do everything all at once; it will be too much. Understand that it won’t be perfect from day one. You’re going to have to experiment and improve the AI along the way.

What does it mean to effectively humanize digital experiences? How can banks and credit unions accomplish this?

Wynn: Effectively humanizing the digital experience means leading with empathy throughout the user experience on their phone or online. This could be something as simple as analyzing the language used in an error message. Evaluate everything with a person in mind; are you providing them with relevant information in a human way, making them feel comfortable and supported along the journey? Of course, personalization is also a major factor here, as well. Money and finances are extremely personal, and they need to be treated with care.

Data is a core factor when it comes to humanizing digital. Effectively leveraging data can uncover crucial consumer behaviors, channel preferences, transactional patterns, and key events in the consumer journey. Employing technologies like AI enables financial institutions to analyze this data more effectively, anticipating member behaviors and offering contextual assistance, such as tailoring their website content to specific needs.

Looking ahead, I expect banks and credit unions to prioritize looking for ways to incorporate more empathy and personalization within their platforms, which will drive relationships and loyalty with their consumers.

Are there any leadership tips that you would like to share with other strong females in a male dominated industry?

Wynn: It all comes down to confidence. Knowing your worth and intelligence goes a long way. Surround yourself with a strong group of women who lift you up and encourage you. When you start to see yourself the way others see you, you are more likely to take a risk in your career or feel more confident to speak up. Also, recognize what motivates and drives you, and know that it’s okay if those things change over time. Everyone constantly evolves in their journey, and you’re sure to learn something every step along the way.

About NCR Corporation

NCR Corporation (NYSE: NCR) is a leader in transforming, connecting, and running technology platforms for self-directed banking, stores, and restaurants. NCR is headquartered in Atlanta, Georgia, with 35,000 employees globally. NCR is a trademark of NCR Corporation in the United States and other countries.


NCR VOYIX Corporation (NYSE: VYX) is a leading global provider of digital commerce solutions for the retail, restaurant and digital banking industries. NCR VOYIX transforms retail stores, restaurant systems and digital banking experiences with comprehensive, platform-led SaaS and services capabilities. NCR VOYIX is headquartered in Atlanta, Georgia, with approximately 16,000 employees in 35 countries across the globe.

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