Railsbank co-founder and COO Clive Mitchell is trying to not feel like the proverbial tethered goat staked out in the forest as he takes part in this year’s BAI Beacon event in Atlanta Georgia where he will be one of the few FinTech guys amongst 4,000 people mostly traditional US mid-tier banks.
Clive will be taking part in FinTechStage which, for the second time, is featuring at the BAI Beacon event 2017. FinTechStage has a reputation for “shaking the tree” and Clive will be attending the BAI Beacon event which was held yesterday and is also on today (4 and 5 October).
Clive will be speaking as part of the “Opening Up Banking Platforms” session. This session is almost tailor made for Railsbank, as we are in the forefront of the whole future of opening up banking platforms – it’s why we get up in the morning and go to the office.
Back to BAI Beacon, which describes itself “…an immersive, fast-paced, financial services conference that will help strengthen your strategic business plans for 2018 and beyond.”
Executives from the likes of Wells Fargo, Citi Retail Services, PNC, FBI, Watson Services, IBM, Salesforce, US Bank and USAA will be represented. The event is based around a powerful agenda including out-of-industry thought leadership pieces (insights from David Robertson, Wharton School, University of Pennsylvania; Patty McCord, former Chief Talent Officer, Netflix; Crystal Washington, author, social media expert and the ‘technology translator’) and an exclusive digital banking report. (called A.I.—The Next Frontier in Customer Experience).
And it’s good to be involved with our friends at FinTechStage again. They help build FinTech eco-systems and have been active in eight countries, assembling the five components of a successful innovation framework in financial services: the incumbents, the investors, the entrepreneurs, the technology partners and the regulators.
We’ll let you know if Clive gets away unscathed!