Off to Finovate.

FinovateI’m off to New York to attend Finovate on Tuesday. I’m excited to see first-hand demos of all of these products and services that are evolving the landscape of the financial services industry. Many of them I’ve read about, but seeing them first hand is a real opportunity to understand them on a deeper level.

I’ll be live blogging the whole thing on NetBanker, so check in throughout the day on Tuesday and I’ll be updating as often as I can.

And if you’re gonna be there, please say hi.

BarCampBankSeattle day one.

So I gotta admit, although I was totally excited about BarCampBankSeattle, I was skeptical about the concept that those who show up are the right people, and whatever is discussed are the right things to discuss. It sounded a little too airy-fairy for me (and I can handle a lot of airy-fairy). And yet it totally works.

The day has a structure we decided in the morning and we strayed from that structure in exactly the right way. If a session loses focus, people leave. If a session needs to go on for longer, people keep discussing.

It truly is an amazing group, and it’s great to be a part of it. This is also a great structure for smaller groups who really want to cross-pollenate. Kudos to Jesse Robbins and Ben Black for putting it together!

You can see the photos tagged barcampbankseattle on Some good shots here.

I’ll get some good posts here and on as soon as I’m able to gather my thoughts and put something coherent together.