It would be a vast understatement to say the rapid-fire Finovate shows are a smashing success. Since we started interviewing Eric Mattson a few years ago, Finovate's CEO and virtual ringmaster, the shows have grown exponentially not only in attendance but in the number venues. Finovate has expanded to Europe and most recently Asia, adding a true international flavor to the crowd and presenters. It is now a highly anticipated and sought after ticket for just about any human being with a taste for financial technology. Presenters clamor to get a spot on stage for a mere seven minutes, while banks, credit unions, media, VCs, and vendors wait with bated breath to see who will wow the audience with their breakthrough presentation.
To get the inside scoop on this must-see event, Mr. Mattson is back to give the 411 on why this show resonates so well with presenters and attendees alike. He also provides a list of requirements that his Finovate crew looks for in potential presenters. If you're interested, listen up. Always a pleasure having Eric on the show giving us an inside look at the future of finance -- and Spring 2013 in San Francisco shouldn't disappoint.
Mike Lawson, Host
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