Ivan Schneider: Sibos Osaka 2012 Slideshow

Ivan shares a few choice photos from his trip to Osaka for Sibos, a major annual banking conference.
11/21/2012 | 7 comments
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Ivan Schneider   Sibos Osaka 2012 Slideshow   12/3/2012 12:10:07 PM
Re: Catch-22
@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.
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freespiritny25   Sibos Osaka 2012 Slideshow   12/3/2012 12:02:54 PM
Re: Ivan Schneider: Sibos Osaka 2012 Slideshow
Sibos looks awesome! The Starbucks glitch sounds like a real inconvenience. Kinkos was a creative idea, business card came out great. Japan and the conference looks like a lot of fun.
zerox203   Sibos Osaka 2012 Slideshow   11/30/2012 10:39:37 PM
Re: Catch-22
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.
 
zerox203   Sibos Osaka 2012 Slideshow   11/30/2012 10:34:33 PM
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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!
 
Ivan Schneider   Sibos Osaka 2012 Slideshow   11/30/2012 7:46:24 PM
Re: Catch-22
Here's a video from Innotribe. I did see a mix of neckties and no-neckties, so perhaps it would have been OK to venture inside the tent had I not been otherwise occupied.

 
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David Wagner   Sibos Osaka 2012 Slideshow   11/30/2012 7:30:39 PM
Re: Catch-22
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?
David Wagner   Sibos Osaka 2012 Slideshow   11/30/2012 7:29:39 PM
Catch-22
Ivan- that video was a delight. I can't believe the Catch-22 over the wifi in Starbucks. i guess it works better for the locals.
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