So the first part of this week was spent exploring topics around FinTech that could have easily left one overwhelmed. With nearly 12K attendees, 450 speakers and 15 different agenda themes … Money 20/20 was certainly a sight to behold!
To keep from getting lost in the fray, I decided to focus my attention on a couple of specific themes playing out within the strategic initiatives we are looking at.
- AI & Deep Learning – with a focus on how AI has grown to have far-reaching implications for the world around us.
- Digital Identity & Bio-metrics – centering on how to securely authenticate an individual and their permission to complete a specific transaction?
From the various sessions I sat through, I took the time to jot down major/common themes and created this word cloud. Granted, nothing really new was revealed. But it was interesting, and encouraging, to hear from industry leaders about progress on these topics over the past year.
Out of everything I saw and heard, there were two high impact ideas I walked away with I wanted to share … one from Sir Richard Branson, the other regarding the Greek & Roman god Janus.