Boca 2023 marked a successful conference for us here at BornTec. As our customer base continues to grow, we see more and more friendly faces each year. Generally speaking, the conference seemed less busy than last year’s inaugural post covid show, although that may have been by design as delegates were encouraged to spread out more to certain areas of the resort this year. One of the overarching themes of the conference this year was around operational resilience. This was covered by multiple panels, as well as most general discussions over a coffee or cocktail. Delving deeper into the topic, many seem to be looking for resilience to come with other functionality in order to defray some of the cost.
Despite the concerns around outages, many banks and FCM’s are enjoying their best year in some time due to both higher volumes overall and the current period of higher interest rates. This optimism and positive outlook was on full display during Walk Lukken’s opening remarks, which reminded us of the many destabilizing events that have happened in recent decades, all of which we have overcome and emerged stronger as an industry. We are looking forward to the many follow up conversations that started at Boca this year, and to returning again next year for more fun and engagement.