8:30 AM – 2:00 PM
This event consists of a series of Seminar presentations, followed by a Panel Discussion. The Seminar presentations will include a lineup of cutting-edge technologies from blockchain and other ledger technologies to quantum computing and cryptography. The Panel Discussion will provide guidance from peer organizations and other experts on a practical approach for digitally transforming legacy infrastructure.
Seminar | The financial services industry itself is a product of technology-based disruption and innovation. Emerging technologies open new doors and bring the ability to disrupt the market. But to take advantage of these technologies, technology professionals need to understand not only what they are and how they work, but how they can be implemented effectively. This session includes a lineup of cutting-edge technologies and technology categories running the gamut from blockchain and other ledger technologies to quantum computing and cryptography. It also encompasses new service delivery mechanisms, new or enhanced products and how firms are finding new ways to combat risks to security, data privacy, and effective operations.
Participants will learn:
• What technologies will have an impact over the next 1,3, 5 years and beyond
• How companies can best organize to tackle the impact of these emerging technologies
• Strategies and best practices for assessing the business value of these technologies
• New approaches to transforming their organizations
Panel Discussion | While much of the attention and hype is focused on forward-looking technologies, most financial services firms have a “dirty little secret”: Legacy systems. Legacy systems—and the outdated processes associated with them—inject drag and complexity into organizations. They can hinder innovation, and reduce the firm’s ability to compete effectively.
For financial firms to succeed, they have to address the challenge of legacy systems. That means digitizing legacy systems and streamlining operational processes enabled by new technologies. This sessions provides guidance from peer organizations and other experts on a practical approach for digitally transforming your legacy infrastructure.
Participants will learn:
• When to replace legacy systems, and when to streamline them
• Operational strategies for minimizing the impact of legacy systems
• How blockchain, automation, and advanced technologies can bring legacy technologies “into the fold
8:30AM-9:00AM Registration & Breakfast
9:00AM-9:05AM WSTA Introductions
9:05AM-9:40AM Keynote Presentation by EY
9:40AM-10:05AM Premier Sponsor Presentation by NTT DATA
10:05AM-10:30AM Break and Demo Area Visit
10:30AM-10:55AM Luncheon Sponsor Presentation
11:45AM-12:15PM Luncheon and Demo Area Visit
12:15PM-2:00PM Panel Kickoff/Discussion
BioThomas Zakrzewski, Distinguished Engineer and Head of Blockchain, S&P Global Ratings
Thomas Zakrzewski (Tom Z.) is a Distinguished Engineer and Head of Blockchain at S&P Global Ratings. In his current role, Tom is working on blockchain technologies, including products involving encryption and cybersecurity. He co-authored a blockchain patent for a solution addressing issues with data privacy, data localization, and preparedness for post quantum ciphers.
Tom has over 25 years of IT experience in Financials, Software Engineering, Telecom, e-Commerce, Distribution & Logistics, and Healthcare. He holds a Bachelor’s Degree in Computer Science and Mathematics from Montclair State University, and is completing a Master Degree program in Predictive Analytics at Northwestern University.
Throughout his career, he held numerous positions ranging from developer, to architect, to CIO.
Currently he serves on the Advisory Board for the New Jersey Institution of Technology (NJIT), Montclair State University, and the Big Data Certification Program at Rutgers University. Tom is also a Technologist Fellow at National Security Institute (NSI).
Tom is a frequent speaker at internal and external conferences discussing blockchain technologies, cryptoassets, and predictive models.
2:00PM- Seminar/Panel Concludes
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WSTA Corporate and Individual members receive complimentary admission to WSTA Seminars & Panel Discussions. See if your financial firm is currently a WSTA Member.
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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