Hello everyone and greetings from warm and sunny Orlando! As noted in my first blog, I am fairly new to Temenos and I am experiencing my first ever Client Educational Conference… spoiler alert: What an awesome experience it is!
The 2016 conference was located at the Gaylord Palms resort and this is the first time in several years that the conference has moved out of Philadelphia. Pretty impeccable timing on my part, if I do say! As an aside, the Gaylord Palms is an absolutely amazing resort. It is beautiful, inside and out (just wait until you see the atrium). There are fantastic restaurants and shops, inviting pools, and even a waterpark that kids and adults can splash around in! If you decide to vacation in Orlando you should definitely put this resort on your short list when looking for places to stay.
So, the first thing that comes to mind when I think about the Client Conference is ‘synergy’. Some of the best and brightest have gathered here from all over the United States as well as other countries to learn best practices, share success stories, and imagine the possibilities. There has been a buzz of positive energy running throughout the past couple of days that you truly can feel. The Temenos presenters have been diligently educating our current customers as well as some prospective customers that have come to Orlando to see our FinTech in action! Along with some great educational presentations we also welcomed 24 exhibitors to the conference this year, adding to the opportunities for attendees to learn more about what’s going on in the industry what other financial institutions are doing.
The theme of “imagine the possibilities” has been the focus for this year’s conference. Everyone in attendance has fully embraced this, from the various speakers that have made presentations to the “Imagine Walls” that are quickly filling up in the convention center hallway. The chatter is infectious during the 15 minute breaks between sessions and many ideas are being shared amongst more than 500 people! Financial institutions, big and small, are here for a common goal… how they can imagine the possibilities of taking their credit union or bank to the next level.
As the 2016 conference wraps up, one takeaway is pretty simple: attend the 2017 Temenos Educational Conference! Seriously, I am giving you a year to plan, budget, and do whatever it takes to attend the conference next year. The financial services industry is changing quickly and the education and ideas shared at The Temenos Education Conference is an invaluable resource to help grow your financial institution for many years to come. I was proud to be a part of this year’s conference and I am looking forward to imagining the possibilities with our current and prospective clients throughout the year!