Wall Street Technology Association (WSTA) “Delivering Big Data Seminar” – An Educational and Networking Opportunity for Financial Information Technology Professionals

The WSTA (https://www.wsta.org) will host a seminar for Financial IT professionals on “Delivering Big Data” on September 18, 2014 in New York City. Speakers at this event include keynote Samitha Amarasiri, Principal, Booz Allen Hamilton, MapR Technologies (Premier), IBM Corporation (Luncheon), AlixPartners, BMC Software, Micron Technology, Inc., Qlik, and VCE.

New York, New York – September 08, 2014

Seminar Overview for Financial IT Professionals
All Wall Street firms made significant investments in Big Data last year – starting with getting the right people to creation of labs, running proof of concepts and identifying the use cases for innovations by data scientists. Using new tools to combine cross-divisional existing data with external data and unstructured data has enabled the creation of analytical models at unthinkable speeds. The maturity of visualization tools has simultaneously helped realize the benefits, exceeding expectations. This financial IT focused seminar will include the new approaches to handling the challenges – when to go from legacy data to the Big Data constructs, how to secure the data in the new physical data stores, how to maintain data lineage, what should the new governance model be, how to handle computing resource crunches, what to design for real time and what to run in batch, and what are the new business challenges that can now be solved with Big Data.

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 e-Zine 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.


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