I had a realisation over the past two weeks of conferences. Having attended Finovate, SIBOS, Innotribe, a Financial Services Club meeting on cryptocurrencies and several dinners with bankers, we are at an impasse.
It’s the meeting of two tribes, and the tribes do not mix well.
One tribe is full of suits, fine wines, Michelin-star restaurants and business class jets. The other is all jeans, beer, pizza and Ryanair. It’s not necessarily quite as extreme as this, but it’s not far off.