Securing the Multicloud for Finance

January 26, 2023
10:00 am to 1:00 pm
Virtual Event

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As most financial services firms begin embracing the multicloud, challenges remain in the areas of security, risk management, governance, orchestration, operations, and reducing TCO (total cost of ownership).

Session Details

This virtual seminar & panel discussion will feature a series of thought leadership presentations and a panel discussion that focus on the challenges of enabling secure multicloud operations in the financial world, as well as best practices and solutions.

Presentation Topics Covered
  • Agility: the superpower of cloud services
  • Where quantum meets cloud security
  • Business continuity and the transition to clouds
  • Icloud security and performance
  • API management and security in the cloud
  • Zero Trust and cloud governance
  • Consistent security across AWS, Azure, and GCP
  • Identity management and the cloud
  • Challenges created by multicloud, including:
    • Privacy
    • Security
    • Data integrity
    • Resilience
    • Streamlined operations
Panel Abstract

With a lot of talk of cloud computing sticker shock, nostalgic muttering about repatriation of workloads to data centers, and wincing over the operational challenges of multicloud environments, it makes sense to remind IT teams of what the biggest driver of cloud adoption was: agility. Cost savings don’t happen automatically in most cloud migrations, and folks who migrated aggressively with only some vague notion of achieving savings were generally disappointed. But those looking for an IT engine to power rapid evolution were not. From DevOps to AI to digital transformation, cloud has been a significant accelerator for enterprise IT.

Of course, for all the agility and flexibility that comes with adopting cloud infrastructures and applications, there are significant challenges to face in protecting the organization. “Three clicks from disaster” is a real problem. As more and more people in the organization can make those clicks, and as the organization empowers developers and admins to do things faster, it is a problem that needs to be addressed proactively, robustly, and consistently across clouds. One crucial facet of enabling consistent security across clouds, and one of the biggest security and risk management challenges facing a modern enterprise in the age of zero trust, is unifying identity management across scattered, disjoint, but cross-communicating cloud environments.

Join us as we discuss the dangerous opportunities inherent in the ongoing rise of cloud in financial services, the interplay between cloud’s not-so-secret superpower – agility – and the need to reduce and mitigate risk by implementing robust security across clouds and transitioning to a zero-trust world even as the enterprise extends itself across ever more clouds.

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Agenda

10:00am – 10:05am

WSTA Introductions

10:05 AM - 10:20 AM

Industry Perspectives

John Burke | CTO, Nemertes

John Burke is CTO with Nemertes Research. He conducts and analyzes primary research in, and advises key enterprise and vendor clients on, hybrid cloud, software-defined networking including SD-WAN, automation, and DevOps. As a research analyst and consultant, he draws on his 30 years of experience as a practitioner and leader in IT to better understand the needs of IT executives and the challenges facing vendors trying to sell to them. His experience has given him broad and deep knowledge in computing, communications, and IT management. Mr. Burke holds an MA in the history of science and a bachelor of science in electrical engineering, both from The Johns Hopkins University. His interests include baking, birding, and beer.

10:20am – 10:40am

Premier Sponsor Presentation

10:40am – 11:00am

Three Ways to Cut your Cloud Costs with FinOps

Abstract

Did you know that with an estimated cloud spend in 2022 of $1.3 trillion that 30% of that spend is wasted? Organizations, in an effort to move with agility, lack important controls over how much is spent on cloud resources and who’s spending it. The result—they wind up with unexpected bills and increased time to transition from on-prem data centers to the cloud. Industries must take control and develop a culture of financial responsibility. This means improving your decision making with intelligence and delivering centralized control to tame your cloud bill.

Learn how Micro Focus can help you cut the waste and control spend.

  •  Uncover uncontrolled cloud costs to help you free up innovation funding
  • Take control of costs with holistic, granular multi-cloud spend visibility
  • Keeping control of costs proactively prevents costly and non-compliant configurations

11:00am – 11:20am

Presentation by Pluralsight

Drew Firment | Chief Cloud Strategist, Pluralsight

Drew works closely with business and technology leaders to accelerate cloud adoption by migrating talent to the cloud. Drew was previously Director of Cloud Engineering at Capital One where he led enterprise cloud operations within their Cloud Center of Excellence and migrated the early adopters of Amazon Web Services (AWS) into production. He founded Capital One’s cloud engineering college that drove a large-scale talent transformation, and earned a patent for measuring cloud adoption and maturity. Drew is recognized by Amazon as an AWS Community Hero for his ongoing efforts to build inclusive and sustainable learning communities.

11:20am – 11:40am

Presentation

11:40am – 12:00pm

Break – Visit the Resource Rooms and Network with Attendees

12:00pm – 1:00pm

Panel Discussion

Abstract

Join us as we discuss the dangerous opportunities inherent in the ongoing rise of cloud in financial services, the interplay between cloud’s not-so-secret superpower – agility – and the need to reduce and mitigate risk by implementing robust security across clouds and transitioning to a zero-trust world even as the enterprise extends itself across ever more clouds.

(Moderator) John Burke | CTO, Nemertes

John Burke is CTO with Nemertes Research. He conducts and analyzes primary research in, and advises key enterprise and vendor clients on, hybrid cloud, software-defined networking including SD-WAN, automation, and DevOps. As a research analyst and consultant, he draws on his 30 years of experience as a practitioner and leader in IT to better understand the needs of IT executives and the challenges facing vendors trying to sell to them. His experience has given him broad and deep knowledge in computing, communications, and IT management. Mr. Burke holds an MA in the history of science and a bachelor of science in electrical engineering, both from The Johns Hopkins University. His interests include baking, birding, and beer.

Thomas Doughty | VP - CISO, Prudential Financial

Prior to joining Prudential, Thomas Doughty served as a Military Intelligence Officer specializing in Electronic and Information Warfare and emerging intelligence processing technology platforms. Tom joined Pru in 1998 as an Information Systems Auditor, and from 2000 until 2005 assumed responsibility as Business Information Security Officer for Prudential Securities, Incorporated (PSI) in New York. His efforts during this period included technical risk management and transition related to Wachovia’s joint venture with PSI. Tom currently serves as Vice President and Chief Information Security Officer for Prudential. Tom is a graduate of the United States Military Academy at West Point, and holds an MBA in Finance and Information Technology from New York University’s Stern School of Business. He is currently a member of the BITS security steering committee, and serves on the Board of Directors of the Wall Street Technology Association.

Raghu Parthasarathy | Vice President and Head of Cloud Services, S&P Global

Passionate Technologist & in a career spanning 20+ years in the IT infrastructure space, have practiced 3 generations of Infrastructure technologies, namely Mainframes, Open Systems and Cloud. Transformation has been Raghu’s biggest strength in moving legacy systems to modern architecture. In his current role as head of cloud services, Raghu is responsible for driving the cloud first strategy, platform modernization & enabling developer productivity for product developments. Raghu believes he is a student for life and continuous learning is the rhythm that keeps him going. Raghu is happily married with 2 kids, who keep him very busy and happy outside work.

1:00 PM

Closing Remarks

Location Details

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