Touring Stagecoach Island on NetBanker.

Stagecoach IslandIt’s been a while since I posted anything new on NetBanker. To be honest, I wasn’t sure what to write about next, and then Ed Terpening, VP of Social Media Marketing at Wells Fargo invited me and a few other bloggers (including one of my favourites, Ron Shevlin) to tour Stagecoach Island, their own Second Life-like virtual world.

This tour became the fodder for my newest NetBanker post, entitled A Virtual Tour of Wells Fargo’s Stagecoach Island. In my post I examine what SI is, what it does for Wells, and where some future opportunities may lie.

As always, all of my NetBanker posts can be seen here.

My final thoughts on Finovate.

FinovateI just posted my final thoughts on the presenters at Finovate in a post titled My Finovate Wrap-Up. In it, I try to pull out those products and services that resonated with me, as someone who is passionate about social media and credit unions.

And some photos from the event below…


The building in NY where Finovate happened.


NetBanker’s Jim Bruene introducing the event.


Finovate organizers Jim Bruene and Eric Mattson.

A great time at Finovate.

I had a great time today at Finovate. I gotta hand it to Jim – he ran a good show. The format of giving each presenter only 7 minutes, no powerpoint, no bullets, just a real live demo of their product, was genius.

Maybe it was the curating, knowing that each presenter was invited to participate because they had something to offer made the difference, but every conversation I had was so amazingly useful. I don’t think I have ever been to a conference where I got so many useful business cards.

I’d be curious to know what others thought, but I had a great time.

Now, my vacation begins…