Cloud-First Design: Infrastructure, Development & Operations

Agenda | Location

Financial services firms have made a commitment to moving to cloud. That includes a cloud-first operating model, which can (if planned and managed effectively) deliver unprecedented operational efficiency: Companies that deploy cloud effectively can achieve as much as 40% operating savings.

But as with many transformational initiatives, the devil is in the details. Firms that do a poor job will find their operational costs rising (by as much as 25%) rather than falling.

For those planning a transformation effort to a cloud environment or those already established within one, therefore, the challenge lies in doing cloud well. That means effectively allocating and segmenting compute resources, deploying flexible application development services and adding robust security designs that satisfy cautious compliance teams. These are exciting days for service and product providers as they help businesses formulate the best strategies to turn this dynamic framework into competitive advantage.

This seminar addresses the practical, operational strategies to ensure your team is among those achieving cost reduction and performance improvements. Participants will learn:

  • Which cloud management, security, and integration tools are essential and which are merely “nice to have”
  • The fundamentals around key technology areas including cloud management platforms (CMP), cloud service brokers (CSB), cloud security brokers (CASB), Cloud data loss protection/prevention (DLP), DevOps and DevOps development, containers and container management, and automation
  • How to beef up cybersecurity and data governance to address the challenges posed by a cloud-first operating model
  • Insight into key infrastructure components, including software defined networking and storage and cloud-centric WAN design
  • How to optimally staff and organize to implement cloud-first initiatives
  • How to measure the success of cloud initiatives



8:00AM-8:30AM Registration & Breakfast

8:30AM-8:35AM WSTA Introductions

8:35AM-9:20AM Keynote Presentation by Booz Allen Hamilton

9:20AM-9:45AM Premier Sponsor Presentation

9:45AM-10:10AM Luncheon Sponsor Presentation by Diamanti

10:10AM-10:35AM Break and Demo Area Visit (Break Sponsored by Rubrik)

10:35AM-11:00AM Presentation

11:00AM-11:25AM Presentation

11:25AM-11:50AM Presentation

11:50AM-12:30PM Lunch and Demo Area Visit

12:30PM-12:55PM Presentation

12:55PM-1:20PM Presentation

1:20PM-1:45PM Presentation

1:45PM- Seminar Concludes

Eligible for CPE Credits

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Registration Information

WSTA Corporate and Individual members receive complimentary admission to WSTA Seminars & Panel Discussions. See if your financial firm is currently a WSTA Member.
Non-Member Registration
Financial Industry professionals are eligible to attend for $250; Vendors and Service Providers, $895. To complete your Non-Member Registration, click here.


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The Yale Club of New York City
50 Vanderbilt Avenue
New York, NY
United States