Approximately two hundred community bankers and eighty solution providers convened in Austin February 3-4 for IBAT's annual technology show - TechMecca.
TechMecca 2014 took place against the backdrop of an improving economy in which community bankers are considering significant investments in technology to meet evolving customer demands.
At the same time, however, many banker attendees expressed concerns about walking the fine line between keeping up with the latest technology while maintaining the distinctly relational business model that distinguishes community banks from others.
Attendees chose from twelve educational sessions offering banker perspectives and presentations from thought leaders in the areas of mobile banking, payments, marketing analytics, core technology platforms, cyber security and risk management.
The show was capped off with seven-minute presentations from exhibiting companies, highlighting a product or service for attendees to consider for their bank. Congratulations to PULSE and Dell Secureworks, who were voted "Best in Show" by attendees during TechMecca's interactive general sessions.
A full recap of TechMecca 2014 will be included in the March/April edition of The Texas Independent Banker magazine.