Wall Street Technology Association (WSTA) ‘Harnessing Wall Street Data’ Seminar-An Educational Opportunity for Financial Information Technology Professionals

The WSTA will host a seminar on “Harnessing Wall Street Data” on March 19, 2015, in New York City for Financial IT Professionals.

New York, NY – March 11, 2015

The WSTA will host a seminar on “Harnessing Wall Street Data” on March 19, 2015, in New York City for Financial IT Professionals. Speakers at this event include Luncheon Speaking Sponsor: Intralinks, and Speaking Sponsors: Attunity, Ciena, Hortonworks, OpenText, and Qlik. Click here to view the entire agenda.

Seminar Overview
A multi-disciplinary approach is increasingly prevalent in defining the digital strategy for the business. What data from inside the firewalls and from outside the enterprise are required for decisions that impact revenue and risk? What data services are available and at what cost? Participation in which emerging industry alliances on or outside Wall Street is meaningful to stay tuned, ensure compliance and reduce cost? How can quality of data be attested? Where and how will the data be maintained – on modernized storage, appliances or clouds? What tools are best used to derive business value out of them? Who will manage the data – what new roles and responsibilities need to be created to create order in ever-expanding data? How can users mitigate the security risk for data on legacy and distributed systems, archives, cloud and multi-tenant environments? How can data processes and lineages be monitored? This WSTA seminar is designed to discuss these challenges that have escalated exponentially in the recent past.

For over 47 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 website is a dynamic resource for keeping on top of the latest information and offers access to additional resources including white papers, blogs, videos, and information about other industry events.

About Membership
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 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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