Wall Street Technology Association & EY to Host Panel Discussion on “ Blockchain Technology: Distributed Infrastructure and the Distribution of Finance ”

The WSTA and EY will host a panel discussion on “ Blockchain Technology: Distributed Infrastructure and the Distribution of Finance ” on June 21st, in NYC for financial services professionals focused on technology, strategy, operations, and innovation.
Blockchain Panel

WSTA Past Panel Discussion

Blockchain technology is clearly a hot topic in the financial services world, with numerous use cases being discussed. This panel discussion will cover
what it is, but more importantly, how to think about it, how to approach realizing the benefit of the technology, future state impacts on the financial services industry and what you can do now to prepare. It will be very beneficial to financial services professionals focused on technology, strategy, operations, and innovation.

“The WSTA is committed to staying at the forefront of emerging technologies, such as Blockchain, and will host our first panel discussion on this topic with our Platinum Affiliate, EY and other Financial Services thought leaders,” James Kostulias, WSTA President notes. “The emerging technology behind Blockchain has the potential to bring real opportunity and disruption to our industry and based on where we are in the maturity cycle, it is a very timely and relevant topic for our members.”

“EY is excited for the opportunity to be a part of the WSTA’s first Blockchain panel discussion. We hope the attendees walk away with a greater understanding of how distributed infrastructure technology has the ability to transform financial services,” says Angus Champion de Crespigny, EY’s Financial Services Blockchain and Distributed Infrastructure Strategy Leader.

For almost 50 years, the Wall Street Technology Association has provided financial industry technology professionals, vendors, service providers, and consultants forums to learn from and connect with each other. The WSTA facilitates educational seminars and networking events where members meet and exchange ideas and best practices that assist them in effectively capitalizing on technology advances and dealing with financial industry business challenges. Founded in 1967, the WSTA is a not-for-profit association with a long history of evolving to meet the needs of its members.

The WSTA hosts seminars, roundtables, panel discussions, and social events. These events offer many opportunities to stay on top of leading technologies, as well as network and share information with industry colleagues. The WSTA’s quarterly educational Ticker e-Zine and LimeLight e-Newsletter provide additional content and information about the WSTA and industry-related activities. The website is a dynamic resource for keeping on top of the latest information and offers access to additional resources including webinars, white papers, blogs, videos, and information about other industry events.

Financial Firm Members
WSTA financial firm members are employed at banks, brokerages, hedge funds, insurance companies and other financial firms. The WSTA currently has about 2,400 members from over 50 different firms; 81% of the members hold senior titles such as CIOs, CTOs, Vice President, Director and Manager. The remaining 19% hold other titles such as analysts, engineers, architects, etc. The WSTA also reaches over 2,200 prospective financial firm technology professionals with information about educational and networking opportunities.

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