It was good to see everyone who attended the Texas Bankers Association in April. Balancing banking, business and technology while sampling locally brewed craft beers and munching on brisket tacos made for an enjoyable and informative few days spent in Austin.
In recap, Thursday was spent conversing and listening to several notable speeches. There was plenty of information disseminated, as we attended several presentations including: “Banking Regulatory Examinations: What Bank Directors Need to Know,” the “US Economic Outlook and Trends in Bank M&A and IPO’s” as well as “Bank Robbery Preparedness Training.” If you were not able to attend and want to learn more, please contact us and we will share our notes.
Friday, we had the pleasure of listening to keynote speaker General Michael Hayden, former Director of the CIA and NSA. His presentation on Cyber Threats and Other Dangers was both interesting and informative. Cyber security seemed to be a topic of several conversations and General Hayden addressed the issue of managed service platform and protecting cloud based environments. His speech seemed to resonate with everyone who attended.