8:00-8:30AM Registration and Breakfast – Breakfast Sponsored by Epsilon
8:30-8:35AM WSTA Introductions - Thomas Piderit, Vice President, Federal Reserve Bank of New York & WSTA Director
8:35- 9:20AM Keynote: “The Real Business of IT: How CIOs Create and Communicate Value”
Richard Hunter, Distinguished VP and Gartner Fellow
IT leaders often struggle to communicate the value the IT team produces to their management teams. This presentation, based on the award-winning book “The Real Business of IT: How CIOs Create and Communicate Value,” describes a proven path to creating value with IT and making that value visible. Attendees will learn to lead the conversation with value, not technology; to demonstrate value for money as a means to establishing the IT organization as the preferred supplier; and to master the virtuous cycle of IT value, creating more value for the enterprise and making it visible.
9:20-9:45AM “BI Trends in the Financial Services Sector”
Mike Saliter, Sr. Director Global Market Development - Financial Services, QlikTech
Financial Services companies have often spent millions of dollars on traditional BI software offerings only to reap minimal benefits and ROI. In this session, we’ll focus on hot trends within the BI industry where leading companies are leveraging newer BI capabilities to deliver faster implementations and higher user satisfaction. Topics will include:
- Data Discovery (Business Discovery)
- Visual Analytics
- Social BI
- Mobile BI
- Predictive Analytics
- Big Data (and Unstructured Data)
· Line of business executives will learn how they can achieve true ‘self service’ analytics and reap faster return on their investment
· IT executives will learn how they can augment their existing BI investments with newer capabilities based on hot trends
9:45-10:10AM “Fast Data Meets Big Data”
Michael Stolz, Global Architect, VMware
Regulatory requirements for data retention in financial services are causing tremendous growth in the total amount of data that needs to be stored. At the same time, the acceleration of the business itself is generating a need to capture and retrieve that data faster than ever before. Move beyond server consolidation to maximize the business value of virtualization. What is needed is a multi-tiered data strategy that leverages well integrated components to do horizontal in-memory caching, traditional database and a peta-scale data store.
Join VMware for an exclusive seminar where you’ll gain insight into how your organization can meet challenges while protecting investments they may have in legacy applications and infrastructure.
· A tiered data management strategy can save you a lot of money.
· Horizontal scalability at all levels is key to both speed and scale.
· Moving compute to the data grid is up to 100x faster than traditionally moving data to/from the compute grid.
10:10-10:35AM Break and Demo Area Visit
10:35-11:00AM “Data Discovery and Analytics for Financial Services”
Michael O’Connell, PhD, Senior Director, Analytics, TIBCO Spotfire
In today’s volatile, uncertain, complex and ambiguous business world (VUCA), the intelligent enterprise needs access to the right information at the right time with appropriate context, for rapid decision making. For example:
· Debt traders need timely views of risks, spreads, positions and maturities across many data dimensions
· Risk managers need comprehensive statistical views on enterprise and counterparty risk
· Management needs to understand performance of fund managers in context of peers and benchmarks
· Marketing departments need views and statistical analysis of customer data for CRM programs
This presentation walks through some financial services case studies in risk, compliance, trading, and retail banking. The case studies are presented through a universally adaptable software environment, providing self-service data discovery with embedded predictive and event driven analytics. The case studies highlight modern, collaborative computing where users can capture and securely share moments of insight through portals and social platforms, providing compelling context to accelerate decision-making across the intelligent enterprise.
11:00-11:25AM “Solutions for Integration & Integrity”
Vincent Lam, Product Marketing Director, iWay Software, Information Builders
Jon M. Deutsch, Vice-President and Practice Principal for Banking, Financial & Insurance, Information Builders
Compliance, risk management, and business improvement all depend on accurate and consistent data across the enterprise. In this session, hear practical ways to leverage integration and integrity of data. You’ll also learn about the role of IT and the business as it applies to the governance of data in the enterprise.
11:25-11:50AM “Making Data Actionable Through Dashboards and Reports”
Dan Melcher, Senior RIA Architect, Actuate
Analyst firm Gartner reports that information is growing at a rate of 59% annually. What is your business doing to capture and analyze this growing amount of data? Actuate Corporation, the people behind BIRT, will discuss how to use business intelligence software to present structured and unstructured data in meaningful ways to make the information gathered actionable.
11:50-12:15PM “Straight to the Future: Solving Tomorrow’s Storage Challenges with Next-Generation Flash-Enabled Storage Architectures”
Daniel Kane, Principle System Engineer, Nimble Storage
Storage technologies are evolving faster than ever, but at a price. SSDs and high-performance processors have accelerated performance, but their costs are prohibitive. Affordable deduplication has moved backup from tape to disk, but with greater management complexity. And disaster recovery solutions have proliferated, but are slow and bandwidth-intensive.
What if the contradictory requirements of primary storage, backup, and disaster recovery could be combined into a single, cost-effective, easy-to-manage solution? Join this informative session and learn how breakthrough storage architectures can natively integrate flash memory and high-capacity disk, combining primary storage, backup, and disaster recovery into a single solution.
Compared to legacy storage technologies, these solutions deliver dramatic real-world benefits:
- Unparalleled performance and capacity efficiency: Dramatically higher GB/$, lower cost, and 4x reductions in footprint, power, and cooling.
- Better backups and DR: Capacity-efficient snapshots, frequency recovery points, and up to 120 days of backups.
- Stress-Free Operations: Even IT generalists can manage a full-featured storage solution thanks to an integrated easy-to-use UI, proactive wellness features, and pre-configured application profiles for VMware, Exchange, SharePoint, and SQL.
In this session you'll review the evolution of data storage and protection, see how breakthrough flash and processor technologies are enabling new storage architectures, and how Nimble Storage has successfully deployed these technologies with hundreds of real-world customers.
12:15-1:15PM Luncheon and Demo Area Visit
1:15-1:40PM “Big Data Trends and Technologies: What Are They and How Can They Help You?”
David Wiseman, Director of Business Development, Sybase, an SAP Company
There are a lot of buzzwords around Big Data Analytics today, but what do they mean and who is using which technology? How do you make sense of what is right for your organization? This session will explain the difference between Column databases, MPP, Hadoop, MapReduce, in-database analytics, in-memory databases, predictive analytics and CEP. You'll learn what the value of each of these technologies is, and when to consider them in your organization.
1:40-2:05PM “Leveraging Information to Accelerate Business Value”
Chris Blotto, Managing Partner, Knowledgent
Financial Services companies continuously look for innovative ways to use information. This aspiration typically results in further complexity and often results in generating more information to manage and analyze. This additional complexity impacts timeliness, accuracy and relevance of information and the value it brings to the user.
Taking a business ontology master approach to integration, enrichment and analytics, forward thinking organizations are delivering timely and relevant insights that are repeatable, governed and trusted. Using a client centric model we will demonstrate how organizations are leveraging virtualization and semantic ontologies to provide users with relevant insights.
· Understanding of how data virtualization and semantic search capabilities are changing the way organizations deliver value centric insights
· Understanding of how to drive your information processing and delivery solutions from business capability models
2:05PM Seminar Concludes
Agenda and Times Subject to Change