I just returned from my second Finovate event in New York City and I realized that, despite being warned, I was totally unprepared for what was going to transpire when I went to my first event last Spring in San Francisco. As a result, I didn't experience the full benefit of the event.
For Finovate Fall, however, I was much more prepared for the onslaught of great ideas, interactions and multi-sensory experiences that are legend at Finovate.
While the next U.S. event is more than 6 months away (there are upcoming events in Asia and London), I thought I would share my survival tips for anyone lucky enough to attend Finovate.
There is one more tip for any credit union, banker, supplier to the financial services industry, trade media reporter or investor interested in fintech - attend a Finovate event live. It will never be boring, it will always be educational and it provides a unique venue for keeping up with the disruption (drinking game word) in the financial services industry. If you can't attend, it would be time well spent to set aside two days when the event is occurring and follow the event via Twitter, the live blogs, etc.
Are there any tips I may have missed? If so, share them below and I will include them in an updated guide to Finovate.