The woman from the public relations had scheduled a meeting for me with Patrick Yip, Director of Advisory Market Technology Strategy at Pershing LLC. since we would both be at the Technology Tools for Today (T3) Conference in Dallas. Yip was looking to talk about some new technology initiatives undertaken by Pershing and their parent, the Queen Mary of custodians, BNY Mellon.
But his PR person forgot about the time zone difference between New York and Texas and wound up giving me the wrong meeting time.
I was disappointed to miss my opportunity to speak with Yip since my calendar was booked for the next few weeks with a big client project and I didn’t know when we would be able to coordinate our schedules.
Imagine my surprise while I was talking to the guys from Motif Investing booth at their conference booth, which was in an excellent location in the atrium right outside the main meeting room, when none other than Mr. Yip himself walked up beside me.
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