Wall Street Technology Association (WSTA) “Delivering Cloud, Data Center & Telecom” Boston Seminar - An Educational Opportunity for Financial IT Professionals

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The WSTA will host a seminar for Financial IT professionals on “Cloud, Data Center & Telecom” on October 15, 2014 in Boston, MA. Speakers at this event include keynote Johna Till Johnson, CEO and Founder, Nemertes Research, Cirba, CloudPassage, Good Technology, Intralinks, Nuage Networks, and ThousandEyes.

“IT is pivotal to doing cloud right, if financial services IT leaders step up and take the lead, as we’ll discuss at the seminar,” says Johna Till Johnson, CEO and Founder of Nemertes Research.

The WSTA will host a seminar for Financial IT professionals on “Cloud, Data Center & Telecom” on October 15, 2014 in Boston, MA. Speakers at this event include keynote Johna Till Johnson, CEO and Founder, Nemertes Research, Cirba, CloudPassage, Good Technology, Intralinks, Nuage Networks, and ThousandEyes.

“IT is pivotal to doing cloud right, if financial services IT leaders step up and take the lead, as we’ll discuss at the seminar,” says Johna Till Johnson, CEO and Founder of Nemertes Research. “We’ve been through this before, with the move to departmental servers in the 80s and to PCs in the 90s. At first it looks like IT is on its way out, but then it becomes more important than ever.”

The business model for the technical infrastructures running applications, data, audio and multimedia has undergone a gradual change in the past few years. The definition of the services, along with the services themselves have been hardened – they are metric driven, transparent, based on granular cost structures and often outsourced. Monitoring has improved, reducing outages and providing better control. The green theme is a business requirement. Infrastructure modernization often pays off rapidly. Security, including cybersecurity, has become increasingly sophisticated. Mobility is a very important business driver – it demands specific solutions suitable for the distributed workforce and ubiquitous customers. Recently the adoption to the new models has crossed the inflection points in many disciplines – cloud, distributed cybersecurity, as-a-service models, software-defined networks and servers, virtualization and automation. This WSTA seminar puts these technology evolutions in the context of the underlying business drivers emerging from the demanding industry.

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For over 45 years, the Wall Street Technology Association (http://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.

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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