Wall Street Technology Association (WSTA) Announces “Business and IT Alignment on Financial Services Data” Panel Discussion

A panel discussion focusing on Business and IT Alignment on Financial Services Data including the management of data, its security and access.

New York, NY – April 03, 2014

The WSTA will host a panel discussion on “Business and IT Alignment on Financial Services Data” on April 10, 2014 in New York City. Johna Till Johnson, CEO and Founder, Nemertes Research will provide industry perspectives and moderate the session.

“Our all-star panel of financial services experts from business and IT will cover critical topics ranging from effective risk management to cutting-edge technologies,” says Johnson. “We’ll also be sharing Nemertes’ insight into the role of the “Enterprise Trusted Advisor™” within financial services organizations.”

The event is sponsored by AlixPartners, Delphix, and MongoDB. View the complete agenda, along with panelists and their bios, at https://www.wsta.org/events/event/panel-discussion-business-alignment-financial-services-data/

Panel Discussion Overview
A panel discussion focusing on business and technology audiences with equal interests in management of data, its security and access. Business feels that it owns the data, but technology provides its design, its access and its security. This sounds simple, but it is not so simple when data lineage has to be addressed. Depending on entitlement and identity, different people may have different accesses and ownerships to the same data, parts thereof, its lineage and its metadata. This cannot be done by business alone, or by technology alone, as it requires data and workflow traceability, granular security, audits and access logs.

For over 45 years, the Wall Street Technology Association (https://www.wsta.org) 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, social events, and meetups. 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 Magazine and LimeLight e-newsletter provide additional content and information about the WSTA and industry-related activities. The newly launched website is a dynamic resource for keeping on top of the latest information and offers access to additional resources including a career center, white papers, blogs, 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 2,300 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 3,200 prospective financial firm technology professionals with information about educational and networking opportunities.

Affiliates and Sponsors
Affiliates and sponsors are an integral component of the WSTA. As a not-for-profit organization, they contribute significantly by providing the resources needed to run the educational and networking programs for WSTA financial firm members. These programs strengthen the bond between members and companies that serve the technology needs of the financial community.

The WSTA currently has over 200 technology firms that participate in the WSTA as an affiliate or sponsor. Companies that provide cloud, big data, mobility, security, software, infrastructure, networking, social, telecom and other industry-related solutions find the WSTA an invaluable forum to create awareness, educate and develop relationships with financial industry professionals.

Nemertes Research is a research-advisory and consulting firm that specializes in analyzing and quantifying the business value of emerging technologies. You can learn more about Nemertes Research at our Website, http://www.nemertes.com, or contact us directly at research(at)nemertes(dot)com.


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