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The future bank will be the one with biggest (inter)network (#Sibos 6)

A nice evening at the Address Downtown hotel next to the Dubai Mall’s dancing fountains and then it was morning again. The day starts with a coffee injection with the best tradeshow barista in the world Franco Russo (I blogged about him last year) and then into the first session of the day: Financial tribes…

The dilemma of a tradeshow where cultures collide (#Sibos 5)

After the plenary opening, I trudge back to my hidey hole where the 128 kbps dial-up modem is hidden, and upload my last blog post. Unfortunately, I’m spotted by some burly security guy – yes, it’s his porn channel access area – and told to move on so I go to the official press area…

Ernst & young

The dilemma of a tradeshow where cultures collide (#Sibos 5)

After the plenary opening, I trudge back to my hidey hole where the 128 kbps dial-up modem is hidden, and upload my last blog post. Unfortunately, I’m spotted by some burly security guy – yes, it’s his porn channel access area – and told to move on so I go to the official press area…

Ernst & young

At 40 years old, is SWIFT going through a mid-life crisis (#SIBOS 4)

It’s been an interesting day so far as, like many, I missed lunch and wandered around holding my smartphone and laptops up in the air trying to find some form of WiFi access. Nada. Nowt. So there you go folks, we are at the world’s leading banking conference and zero access to the world. No…

Samir

At 40 years old, is SWIFT going through a mid-life crisis (#SIBOS 4)

It’s been an interesting day so far as, like many, I missed lunch and wandered around holding my smartphone and laptops up in the air trying to find some form of WiFi access. Nada. Nowt. So there you go folks, we are at the world’s leading banking conference and zero access to the world. No…

Samir

Is banking being fundamentally disrupted by technology change? (#Sibos 3)

Another year, another SIBOS, but this one’s not the same. Yes, there are all the normal first morning frustrations: Where do I go? What time’s the next shuttle bus? Why the long queue to get in? Do you really have to shove your security buzzer up there? Why is the Wi-Fi so rubbish (2.4GHZ does…

Innotribe

Is banking being fundamentally disrupted by technology change? (#Sibos 3)

Another year, another SIBOS, but this one’s not the same. Yes, there are all the normal first morning frustrations: Where do I go? What time’s the next shuttle bus? Why the long queue to get in? Do you really have to shove your security buzzer up there? Why is the Wi-Fi so rubbish (2.4GHZ does…

Innotribe

How will the waiter bring the bill tomorrow? (#Sibos 2)

So I gave the waiter the international sign for the check please in the bar last night, by writing the wavy signature in the air. I then realised this sign is as outdated as taping something or setting up the video recorder. It’s a 20th century hangover. It's the sign for signing a credit card…

Iphone 5s finger

How will the waiter bring the bill tomorrow? (#Sibos 2)

So I gave the waiter the international sign for the check please in the bar last night, by writing the wavy signature in the air. I then realised this sign is as outdated as taping something or setting up the video recorder. It’s a 20th century hangover. It's the sign for signing a credit card…

Iphone 5s finger

A SWIFT week in Dubai (#Sibos 1)

Chris Skinner here. I can’t tell you much about what I’m up to, except that I’m here in the beautiful city of Dubai, jewel of the United Arab Emirates and international hub between the world and the Middle East. Built from a scrap of sand over the last two decade, Dubai has dramatically changed the…

Burj kalifah

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