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TechMecca Technology Conference and Expo is the largest regional financial services technology conference in the nation and is designed specifically for community bankers to help meet their technology, customer service and marketing needs. As IBAT’s annual technology conference, topics addressed include compliance, operations, technology, risk management and EMV as well as other emerging technologies and trends. Attendees have the opportunity to attend eight hours of technology driven general and concurrent sessions led by industry experts.

Demo Company / Sponsor / Advertiser Information

We’re changing it up!  TechMecca 2016 is no longer your average tradeshow!  Make plans to participate in the 14th TechMecca Technology Conference at the Renaissance Hotel in Austin, Texas.  If you’ve participated in IBAT’s TechMecca over the last several years, you’ve been on the forefront of an evolving event.  Three years ago, TechMecca was the first IBAT event to introduce seven-minute stage demonstrations as an opportunity for exhibiting companies to better acquaint the audience with one of their new products or services.  
You all asked, and we’re delivering.  We’re limiting the demonstration companies to 40 for the event.  You no longer need to be concerned about booth traffic; we are essentially giving you the floor by allowing you demo time on stage in front of the community bankers in the audience. Find additional information here.

Keynote Speaker

Neil Stevenson

Neil Stevenson’s fascination with emerging technology and culture started at the age of eight when he began programming his first computer, a Commodore Pet.  Now he carries a cellphone which has four million times as much memory and cannot shake his sense of amazement at how fast the world is changing.


Now an Executive Portfolio Director of IDEO Chicago, Neil has led projects on everything from video game interfaces to digitally-enabled education to cutting-edge food and beverage work.  He has also taken his accumulated experience in psychology, technology, and cultural trends, and woven it into a futurology offering.  He gives regular talks on emerging trends and future scenarios, with an emphasis on the tension between new tech-enabled experiences and our relatively unevolved brains.


Before IDEO, Neil studied the human brain and behavior at Oxford University, coming away with master’s degrees in Psychology and Social Anthropology.  From there he was drawn to London, where he was the editor of Mixmag and The Face, among other magazines.


Neil’s greatest wish is to travel back in time to meet his eight-year-old former self and show him the mind-blowing capabilities of a 2015 cellphone.

2016 Preliminary Agenda

February 11, 2016
7:00 am – 5:30 pm Registration
7:00 am – 8:00 am
Buffet Breakfast
8:15 am – 9:00 am Opening General Session 
9:00 am – 10:15 am
General Session Demos 1-8
10:45 am – 11:45 am

Breakout Sessions 1-4

  • Surviving the Ever-Changing Security Threat Landscape (Cybersecurity)
  • Creating a Digital Strategy
  • Transaction Trends/Evolution of Money
  • 2016 Priorities in Community Bank Technology
11:45 am – 12:15 pm Lunch Buffet
12:15 pm – 1:30 pm General Session Demos 9-17
1:27 pm – 1:30 pm Wrap Up Demos 9-17
1:30 pm – 2:30 pm

Breakout Sessions 5-8

  • Privacy Breach - A Guide to Incident Response
  • EMV Liability Shift: Where are you? (panel discussion)
  • Turning the Spotlight on Your ERM Program
  • Technology + Training = Consistent Growth
2:30 pm – 3:00 pm
Refreshment Break with Demo Companies
3:00 pm – 4:00 pm General Session Demos 18-25
4:00 pm – 6:00 pm Reception with Demo Companies
February 12, 2016
7:00 am – Noon
7:00 am – 8:00 am Buffet Breakfast
8:15 am – 9:20 am General Session Demos 26-33
9:20 am – 10:00 am Refreshment Break with Demo Companies
10:00 am – 11:00 am

Breakout Sessions

  • The Federal Reserve in Pursuit of Payments Improvement
  • IT Audit: Pitfalls and Success Stories
  • Self – Service or Teller?  New US Consumer Survey Results
  • Mobile Strategy – Wearables (Apple watch), Mobile App Use
11:00 am – 11:55 am
General Session Demos 34-40
11:55 am – 1:30 pm Lunch Buffet and Networking with Demo Companies

2016 Sponsors


Gold Silver
SWACHA - The Electronic Payments Resource


2015 Hotel Information

Renaissance Austin Hotel

9721 Arboretum Boulevard
Austin, Texas 78759