@zerox: You could say that Sibos is the Comic-con of the banking industry, it's a pretty big draw in financial technology. And the organizers do a great job of generating interest without relying on big-name speakers that have been helicoptered in to give their stump speech without having a strong connection to the industry. Instead, the attention goes to a extensive session line-up (with videos made available to attendees for a few months after the show), great networking opportunities, and cultivation of a sense of community. Alas, no superhero costumes.
Is it weird how surprised I am at how much fun seems to be going on at a financial conference? Maybe they're just trying to force it with the Karate stage shows and the bean bag chairs (after all, you did stay away from it), but I definitely have a certain image of how a financial conference would look. Gaming conventions and Comic-con are a huge deal here in the US, drawing fans from all over the world and all types of entertainment... I guess it shouldn't be so surprising that there are also people who love finance that much. Maybe it's nothing, but it gives me a better feeling about the future of our economy to know it's run by (at least some) people who don't consider it a drag.
Hey, this was great, Ivan, thanks for the recap! Love the name on the business cards by the way! I don't know if we both have the same bad taste in humor, or it was just a really good pun, but the joke about the sushi boat got a laugh-out-loud from me. I think secretly the reason many of us travel is because we love to complain about our difficulties traveling with the language barrier and culture differences when we get home. I mean, come on... twenty years from now you'll probably remember that little anecdote about the Starbucks moreso than anything you learned about finance at the conference. I know that's how I am, anyway. Fun stuff!
Oh, the one thing i loved though was the bean bag chair thinking room. Clearly, since you got a picture of it empty, most of the banker types there didn't like it so much. Were you just early? did people use it later?
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