Wall Street Technology Association (WSTA) Announces “Software-Defined Everything” Panel Discussion - An Educational Opportunity for Financial IT Professionals

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The WSTA will host a panel discussion for financial IT professionals on “Software-Defined Everything” on January 15, 2015 in New York City. Attendees will gain best practices and strategic insights into how SDN enables their infrastructure and operations.

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“Software-defined networking and security are reshaping enterprise strategies, particularly for financial services firms,” says Johna Till Johnson, CEO at Nemertes Research.

The WSTA will host a panel discussion on “Software-Defined Everything” on January 15, 2015 in New York City. Johna Till Johnson, CEO and Founder, Nemertes Research will provide industry perspectives and moderate the session. “Software-defined networking and security are reshaping enterprise strategies, particularly for financial services firms,” says Johna Till Johnson, CEO at Nemertes Research. “This session showcases the potentials—and pitfalls—of the emerging software-defined-everything universe.”

The event is sponsored by Cirba, CloudPassage, and F5 Networks. Please view the complete agenda, along with panelists and their bios, at http://bit.ly/1yIB4QV

Panel Discussion Overview
SDN (software-defined networking) is the buzzword du jour, but what does it really mean to financial services firms and the providers that serve them? And how does SDN affect adjacent technologies, like security, management, and orchestration? Join this panel of luminaries to discuss the new universe of software-defined everything. Attendees will gain best practices and strategic insights into how SDN enables their infrastructure and operations.

Profile
For over 46 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 2,400 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
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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