The latest issue of deBanked magazine has an in depth review of the recent LendIt Fintech USA conference in San Francisco; the author spoke with LendIt executives, Peter Renton and Joy Schwartz, as well as several attendees; most of the people interviewed talked about the importance of networking, citing one on one meetings with a variety of attendees as one of the big benefits of attending LendIt Fintech; it was also acknowledged that banks are taking on a more important role in fintech these days with banks actively seeking to establish partnerships with fintech companies. Source.
Peter Renton is the chairman and co-founder of LendIt Fintech, the world’s first and largest digital media and events company focused on fintech. Peter has been writing about fintech since 2010 and he is the author and creator of the Fintech One-on-One Podcast, the first and longest-running fintech interview series. Peter has been interviewed by the Wall Street Journal, Bloomberg, The New York Times, CNBC, CNN, Fortune, NPR, Fox Business News, the Financial Times, and dozens of other publications.