I will be travelling to France to participate and cover the BarCampBank Paris which will be focused on big data, innovation, mobile and open / API banking.
I am not sure how familiar you are with the very concept of “unconference” and the “BarCamp” movement? In the last few years, a group of passionate banking innovators organized a number of similar events all over the world, events focused on the finance industry, the “BarCampBanks“.
As far as I am concerned, I had the opportunity to attend three BarCampBanks: BarCampBank London #1 and #2, BarCampBank Madrid #2.
Last week, Christophe Ducamp, one of the main organizers of the BarCampBank Paris #7, invited me to participate in Paris on Saturday 28 January. And thanks to Emmanuel Papadacci for his contribution. 😉
If you are working in financial services in the area of innovation, digital, mobile or payments I strongly recommend you attend this event, for at least two good reasons:
1. It seems like a good number of “bankers” will participate (based on my experience, the regular audience is in general essentially made of solution providers, consultants and startups)
2. At least one leading financial institution will make an exciting announcement
I can’t tell you anymore right now, but join us on Saturday, and you will be among the first people to know. For those of you who can’t make it all the way to Paris don’t you worry. Just stay tuned on Visible Banking. I plan to cover the event live on twitter and facebook, and record a number of video interviews on the day.
So, wondering who is coming? In addition to the “usual suspects” who are frequently travelling all over the world to participate to the BarCampBanks on both sides of the pond (Frederic Baud and Jean-Christophe Capelli – CEO at the P2P outfit FriendsClear.com), I look forward to catching up with the likes of Emmanuel Papadacci – Innovation Manager at Credit Agricole, Antonio Queiroz – Head of Internet and Mobile Intelligence at BNP Paribas Personal Investors, Stephane Hannache – Head of Banking Distribution at BPCE IOM and Henri Lemenicier.- Innovation Manager at Credit Mutuel Arkea.
My apologies if we know each other and I your name doesn’t appear on my list! To my defense, the organizers did a great job, it is a pretty sizable group of participants. Congrats.
I very much look forward to recording many short video interviews with them and any other participants with a great story to tell. The following banking innovators also caught my eyes on the participant list:
* Adrien Aumont & Vincent Ricordeau from Kisskissbankbank
* Joan Burkovic from Bankin’
* Nicolas Dabbaghian from SPEAR
* delphine desgurse from Group la Poste
* Pierre Pezziardi from NotreBanque
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I would love to hear your thoughts on this event. So, do you plan to participate to this 7th edition of the BarCampBank Paris? If yes, what are your goals for the event? Which topics are your the most interested in? BIG data? Crowdfunding? Social media?
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