Tuesday, April 20, 2010

FinovateSpring 2010

I'm started to get excited for the Finovate Spring 2010 event in San Francisco. As the organizers put it:

On Tuesday May 11 in San Francisco, FinovateSpring 2010 will again showcase the most cutting-edge financial and banking technology innovations to Silicon Valley and the world.

With Finovate's signature mix of short, fast-paced onstage demos (no slides allowed) from handpicked companies and intimate networking time with their executives, this conference packs a ton of unique value into a single day.

The format of these type of events provides for a great energy. Great presenters, overstuffed on Red Bull and product hype put on a show that tries to appeal to the crowd and their specific target audience. And the audience gets a great opportunity to see what is hot in the financial services technology space.

The companies presenting are already putting a lot of time and effort into building the most compelling demonstrations, tuning their messages, and making sure that this investment in time converts to getting investors, customers and the press interested in their products.

For me, it is the range of products is what makes this event the most interesting. There are a bunch of electronic payment solutions, consumer focused sites for 'financial planning', and even some of the back-office systems providers. I am hoping to get the chance to chat to many of the presenters, while I attempt to blog live from the event (only if my brain and fingers decide to cooperate). So if you would like to catch up with me while I'm there, drop me a note.

If you are interested, the companies presenting are:

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