Visible Banking Twitter Directory: Tweeple @ #Finovate 2009 in NYC

Finovate2009-LogoAs you all know, I very much look forward to participate tomy third finovate event.

Based on my experience, Finovate is one of the conferences with the best live coverage on twitter. I am confident #finovate will become one of twitter’s trending topics on Tuesday. Stay tuned!

I thought it would be valuable to flag all the tweeple presenting, attending, and covering Finovate 2009 from NYC. This list will contain only the people in the room.

Please find below more info on my approach to create the list.
1. I searched twitter for the demoing companies name (people search)
2. I searched twitter for the presenters name (people search)
3. I searched twitter for any updates including “#finovate” or “finovate
4. I added a few tweeple I knew would attend the event

To give even more visibility to all those tweeple, I also searched linkedin for their public profile. When available, I added a link to their name.

I regrouped the participants in 4 key categories:
* Demoing companies
* Media (press, bloggers, journalists, pr)
* Delegates – Financial Institutions (banks, credit unions, financial services firms, insurance firms, VCs)
* Delegates – Others (consultants, startups, vendors, etc…)

I need your feedback!
Before spending any more time populating the list, could you please tell me how valuable such a list would be to you?
This is a work in progress. I need your help to make it comprehensive. If you were attending too and you are not including in the list, please leave a comment with all the required information.

Please follow  Jim Bruene and Eric Mattson on netbankerericmattson andfinovate.

Demoing Companies

Company User name Name Job Title
BillShrink XXX XXX XXX
SmartyPig mferrari Michael Ferrari Co-Founder
infosys jpthethi
outright kmr2 Kevin Reeth Founder & CEO
outright seobrien Paul O’Brien VP Marketing
Yodlee phazlehurst Peter Hazlehurst SVP Products
firstroi firstroi John Waupsh CEO
billeoinc msubbarao Murali Subbarao Co-Founder & CEO
SimpliFi bryanlink Bryan Link Co-Founder & CEO
Mint apatzer Aaron Patzer Founder & CEO
SmartyPig mferrari Michael Ferrari Co-Founder
SmartyPig mferrari Michael Ferrari Co-Founder
moneyStrands allaoks Alla Oks Marketing Director
SmartyPig mferrari Michael Ferrari Co-Founder
SmartyPig jongaskell2 Jon Gaskell Co-Founder
Brightscope Brightscope Mike Alfred Co-Founder & CEO
bancvue gmkrajicek Gabe Krajicek CEO


Company User name Name Job Title
Banking Review Media charispalmer Charis Palmer Director
Money Under 30 MoneyUnder30 David Weliver Publisher
Blog Traffic Exchange _kgg Kevin Gillett Founder & CEO
SpendOnLife Carrie Davis
Beyond Paycheck to Paycheck MichaelBRubin Michael Rubin Entrepreneur
FiLife ariweinberg Ari Weinberg Product Manager

Delegates – Financial Institutions


Company Username Name Job Title
Discover stevefurman Steve Furman Director Social Media
Advanta advantacio Ami Kassar Chief Innovation Officer
Rabobank jeeweedewee Jan W. de Waard Marketing Manager
1stMarinerBank Steven Kruskamp E-Commerce Marketing Officer

Delegates – Others

Company Username Name Job Title
Celent jjegher Jacob Jegher Senior Analyst
Duck9 LarryChiang Larry Chiang Founder
Gartner stessacohen Stessa Cohen Research Director
Everything CU mmpartee Morriss Partee Chief Experience Officer
Visible Banking Visible_Banking Chris. Langlois Founder & CEO
VelosID Consulting craver Chris Craver Consultant
Mike Linskey Director


Please send me an email to if you want to be removed from the list.

It is stating the obvious, but your suggestions to improve the value of this list are welcome!

What do you think?

Written by Christophe Langlois

Based in London for almost a decade, Christophe is an entertaining fintech marketing keynote speaker and a trusted advisor to the global financial services industry on the topics of digital marketing, innovation and B2B social media.

Christophe has contributed to over 140 events in 18 countries.

Currently, Christophe is advising a number of fintech startups on marketing and growth hacking and he is the Chief Marketing Officer of The Fintech Power 50, an exclusive annual programme helping fintech scale-ups to accelerate their growth globally.

Christophe's views on are his own.

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