EMV and Loathing in Las Vegas

Dateline: Boston, 4th November 2023.Gone GonzoWe were somewhere over Barstow on the edge of the desert when the drugs began to take hold. First of all it was the coffee. I had probably had one cup too many, as I just couldn’t fall asleep. I just sat there in my cramped seat, wired and staring straight ahead. But it was the gin and tonic that really did it. I should’ve stopped at one, but I’ve got a fatal character flaw, an addictive personality and I just couldn’t resist. I ordered the second and that is when I could feel reality beginning to slip away…ShareWe were on our way to check out The Money 2020, some crazy out in the desert payments thing. I don’t really know why. I’d been sitting minding my own business when the Finance Director called. “You’re going to cover The Money 2020, with Howard”, he told me. I didn’t have time to think. “There’s a suite at the Venetian” he told me. And expenses? “Yes, expenses”.I called Howard. He picked up the phone. “What’s up, Gonzo?” he said. So I told. him. I told him I was frightened. It’s a zoo. There’s like 10,000 people there and they all care about payments. That’s like, crazy.“We need to go, Gonzo” he told me.“Why?” I said for the tenth time, “What’s the story?”.Be the story, he told me.This isn’t about consultancy, this is about gonzo consultancy. Next thing I knew I’m in the lounge. I saw this guy, looked like…EMV and Loathing in Las Vegas