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So off we go to the Technology Forum, listed as a 'highlight of the day' session as we walked into SIBOS this morning.

It's an ok affair, not especially amazing, with a writeup from the conference program as follows:

"Technology leaders will crystallise the pivotal technology trends that are inexorably influencing the future of the financial industry, at a speed that is sometimes not in your control. Buckle in and find out what you are ready for and what you should be ready for."

Speakers include:
Maryfran Johnson, Editor in Chief, CIO Magazine
Peter Cowhey, Dean, School of International Relations and Pacific Studies, Qualcomm Chair in Communications and Technology Policy, University of California San Diego
Chris Perretta, EVP and Chief Information Officer, State Street

Anyways, here's what happened.

The gentleman trying to enter the hall is a friend of mine Mieczyslaw Groszek, Vice President, of the Polish Bank Association and a fellow speaker.

He, like me and many others, was not being allowed into the session by our friendly American door guard.

Shielding off attack after attack from desperate SIBOS attendees wanting to hear the latest tech trends, we were all told to go down to room 205 to watch it on TV.

Hmmm ... I can do that on live streaming when I get home.

Ah well, instead of hearing another conference session, it's off to the Exhibit Hall to blag some gifts and get lunch ...

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Chris Skinner is best known as an independent commentator on the financial markets through his blog,, as author of the bestselling book Digital Bank, and Chair of the European networking forum the Financial Services Club. He has been voted one of the most influential people in banking by The Financial Brand (as well as one of the best blogs), a FinTech Titan (Next Bank), one of the Fintech Leaders you need to follow (City AM, Deluxe and Jax Finance), as well as one of the Top 40 most influential people in financial technology by the Wall Street Journal's Financial News. To learn more click here...

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