continue reading » 8SHARESShareShareSharePrintMailGooglePinterestDiggRedditStumbleuponDeliciousBufferTumblr Finovate Fall assembled perhaps my favorite batch yet of product pitches for last week’s event in New York City.This may be because the balance of ideas tilted toward the pragmatic. There were a few moonshots, but I could envision most of these solutions winding up among a financial institution’s offerings and/or on an end-user’s mobile device in the not-too-distant future.For those unfamiliar with the drill, Finovate convenes a rapid-fire showcase of the latest fintech ideas. There’s a clear startup flavor to the lineup, but new product launches by established firms are fair game (Experian and Fiserv were on this agenda, for instance).Two key characteristics are that segments are strictly limited to seven minutes, and must consist of live demos—no slideware.Some recurring themes inevitably emerge over the course of two days of presentations (76 of them this time around), offering a handy barometer of insider sentiment.
Arlene O. Poltrack, formerly of Stamford, Connecticut passed away on Sunday, August 3, 2020 at The Chateau of Batesville in Indiana. She was 91 years old.The daughter of Leslie and Anna (nee: Meyer) Olmsted was born on June 6, 1929 in Pleasantville, New York. Arlene married Anthony Poltrack in 1957 and together they raised three boys.The homemaker enjoyed quilting and sewing especially when she could work on projects along with her friends. For a while she even made samples for a quilting company to use for their advertising. Most of all Arlene loved spending time with her family and precious grandchildren.She will be dearly missed by her sons and daughters-in-law, Dr. Andrew & Kelly Poltrack, Arthur & Louise Poltrack and Les & Alice Poltrack; along with her grandchildren, Sarah, Mary & Kate Poltrack, John & Leigh Poltrack and Anna & Adam Poltrack.In addition to her parents, she was preceded in death by her husband, Anthony in 2010 and her siblings, Duncan and Muriel Olmsted.Due to the Covid-19 restrictions, cremation was chosen and the family plans to hold a memorial service for Arlene in the near future.You are welcome to leave a message at www.meyersfuneralhomes.com on Arlene’s obituary page for the family in the online guestbook.