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WSTA 2016 Ticker Editorial Calendar

Issue #Articles DueAd Close DateArtwork DueDigital Distribution
 Q1 Jan. 18 Feb. 8 Feb. 22 Mar. 7
 Q2 Apr. 18 May 9 May 23 Jun. 6
 Q3 Jul. 18 Aug. 8 Aug. 22 Sept. 8
 Q4 Oct. 17 Nov. 7 Nov. 21 Dec. 6

Overview: Each subject area highlights the Business Objectives and the Technology Solutions to meet these objectives. This is the approach that should be considered while developing articles.


Issue 1:  Managing IT on Wall Street: Infrastructure Provider to Business Partner

A) Business Objectives

  • Maintaining and using a strong alliance between business and IT
  • Increasing the agility for infrastructure spending (I must do intelligent benchmarking)
  • Dynamic demand management for business spikes and seasonal requirements
  • Strong and transparent cybersecurity (revenue potentials bogged down to handle this)
  • Business cases for service mix changes (what goes where and how?)
  • Transparency in chargebacks (am I charged too much?)
  • Quick, SLA-driven recovery from infrastructure failures
  • Data location and service awareness – secure, cheap, accessible
  • High speeds where applications demand speed
  • Ability to seamlessly take advantage of best available services
  • Agility – internal and external

B) Technology Solutions

  • Leadership – partnering with business on growth and efficiency
  • Governance
  • Operations
  • Frameworks
  • Standards
  • Business architecture
  • Software-defined data centers and smart network routing
  • Maturity in defining service levels
  • Maturity in centralized monitoring and alerting
  • Maturity in moving selective workloads to cloud
  • Maturity in data center and telecom cost management
  • Security in vendor location, co-location and multi-tenancy services


Issue 2:  Risk Assessed Threat Management

A) Business Objectives

  • Balancing protection vs. innovation
  • Understanding of the impacts and financial losses for all threat categories
  • Map threats based on their relevance and allocate funds accordingly for their remediation – set priorities
  • Threat management dashboards and near-real time key risk indicators (be on top of it)
  • Cyber remediation combining corporate and public domains
  • Strategy for communication of cyber breaches (which, how often, how?)
  • The CISO’s effectiveness and how to make the CISO successful
  • Comprehensive ecosystem / architecture connecting users, processes, assets, end-points, contexts
  • A framework to understand risk in developing new products and services (unhindered or not)
  • A scheme to identify rogue processes originating from employees or vendors
  • A scheme to identify and prove anti money laundering quickly (too many disjoint schemes)
  • A scheme to secure all payment networks and channels (payment is the biggest disruption)

B) Technology Solutions

  • Industry participation to handle cybercrimes on day zero
  • Playbooks for handling security based on risk profiles of applications, data and infrastructure
  • Integrated threat intelligence and metrics
  • Advanced correlations between applications to detect ALM and other cybercrimes
  • Insight and intelligence on where a threat entered the system
    • Creating and maintaining rapid response against threats and attacks
    • Management and monitoring of security across routers and firewalls
  • Securing infrastructure and data based on threat classifications
  • Handling of vendor security exposures
  • Suite of cybersecurity tools and software/updates
  • Rapid incident detection and response
  • Patching more, patching faster


Issue 3:  Analytics: Achieving a Sustainable Competitive Advantage

A) Business Objectives

  • Handling big and fast workloads as they need to grow bigger and faster
  • Get clean data
  • Get data just in time
  • Help on compliance in using external data
  • Market alignment – what are the pros and cons (do I join industry alliances?)
  • Combine external data with internal data (what do I match and how?)
  • Digitize everything (what is left out of my decision-making process?)
  • Self-service analytics – put more powerful tools in the hands of business people
  • Ability to track data and transactions back to systems of record
  • Market data analytics
  • Intelligence and discovery of unknown risks and unexplored customer sentiments
  • Roles and responsibilities of internal owners and third parties (Data stewardship)
  • Engage the next generation workforce

B) Technology Solutions

  • Fast data ingestion and analytic engines
  • Ultra low latency market data service integrations
  • Market data analytics
  • Analytics for IT operations
  • Resilient reference data service integrations
  • Social data service integrations
  • Data transformation and normalization tools
  • Engineered information stacks – data and analytic appliances
  • Data security and monitoring
  • Data lineage maintenance across multiple physical data stores and formats
  • Data governance
  • Cloud storage and analytic services
  • Engineered Hadoop stack and data lake implementations
  • Self-help visualization design for business users


Issue 4:  Mobile-First Design and Seamless Delivery

A) Business Objectives

  • Device and form factor independence
  • Secure access and data
  • Access to company store and app store from same device
  • Advanced visualization tools adaptive to form factors
  • On-demand compliant data sharing channels with customers
  • Social data access – show me (how can the data be correlated for my analytics)
  • Wearable integration
  • Channel integrations with business partners (what is the weakest link?)
  • Operational implications for transformations from product-centric to user-centric models
  • Design for different user journeys (how to design differently for different user categories)

B) Technology Solutions

  • Multimodal and context-aware identity and access Management
  • Form factor intermediation – Responsive Web Design tools and methods
  • Application framework for mobile development and management
  • Infrastructure framework for multi-channel access
  • App development and deployment agility
  • Bluetooth / NFC / M2M integration for apps
  • App store governance and security
  • Mobility testing / quality assurance
  • DevOps integration
  • Identity management for mobile access
  • Data governance / management architecture implications
  • Systems integration / architecture implications
  • Secure cloud integration



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