Wall Street Technology Association (WSTA) “Tech Trends – 2014/2015” Seminar-An Educational and Networking Opportunity for Financial Information Technology Professionals

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The WSTA will host a seminar for Financial IT professionals on “Tech Trends – 2014/2015” on November 5, 2014 in New York City. Speakers at this event include keynote Vincent Oliva, Gartner, Webroot (Premier), CloudPassage (Luncheon), Context Relevent, DB Networks, Fortinet, and Polycom.

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“Digital business is blurring the lines between the digital and the physical worlds, disrupting Financial Services and redefining the role of IT,” says Vincent Oliva, Managing Vice President and Head of Financial Services Industry Research at Gartner.

The WSTA will host a seminar for Financial IT professionals on “Tech Trends – 2014/2015” on November 5, 2014 in New York City. Speakers at this event include keynote Vincent Oliva, Gartner, Webroot (Premier), CloudPassage (Luncheon), Context Relevent, DB Networks, Fortinet, and Polycom.

Seminar Overview
“Digital business is blurring the lines between the digital and the physical worlds, disrupting Financial Services and redefining the role of IT,” says Vincent Oliva, Managing Vice President and Head of Financial Services Industry Research at Gartner. The big conversations going on in the financial services community today revolve around the pressures to deal with regulations and creation of leading-edge customer experiences at tolerable price points. The business model transformations in the industry rely on rapid and secure adaptations of mobility, social media and cloud-based services. What were the trends from last year that demand implementations this year? Shaping an idea to create a business advantage is both a science and an art. WSTA has designed this seminar to find a meeting ground to discuss ideas, toolkits, real challenges and real implementations.

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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.

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