Wall Street Technology Association (WSTA) “Enabling the Mobile Financial Services Enterprise” Seminar-An Educational Opportunity for Financial Technology Professionals

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The WSTA will host a seminar on “Enabling the Mobile Financial Services Enterprise” on April 22, 2015 in New York City for Financial IT Professionals. Speakers at this event include Premier Speaking Sponsor: Webroot and Speaking Sponsors: Akamai Technologies, Inc., BlackBerry, Cradlepoint, Mobiquity, MuleSoft, and Solstice Mobile.

WSTA 3/19/15 Data Seminar

During this session we’ll share research gathered from hundreds of firms, both in financial services and in the broader enterprise market to help attendees in developing their own mobility strategies."

The WSTA will host a seminar on “Enabling the Mobile Financial Services Enterprise” on April 22, 2015 in New York City for Financial IT Professionals. Speakers at this event include Premier Speaking Sponsor: Webroot and Speaking Sponsors: Akamai Technologies, Inc., BlackBerry, Cradlepoint, Mobiquity, MuleSoft, and Solstice Mobile. “As the world increasingly transitions to mobile-first, both for collaboration and customer engagement, companies must address security, management, and app development to ensure success. During this session we’ll share research gathered from hundreds of firms, both in the financial services and in the broader enterprise market to help attendees in developing their own mobility strategies,” says keynote speaker Irwin Lazar, Vice President and Service Director, Nemertes Research. View the complete agenda at http://www.wsta.org/events/event/new-york-seminar-enabling-mobile-financial-services-enterprise/

Seminar Overview
Device-independent, seamless use to tools on market data, partner services, transactions, analytics and videoconferencing are required for day-to-day efficiencies. Expectations during use of mobile channels to these enterprise applications include high-speed access for all devices, locations and functions. Technologists have to drive these efficiencies across the service delivery stack from remote devices to the back-end data center. The user experiences for the various channels of interaction need to be individually optimized to maintain consistency. Key architecture decisions on multimodal user authentication, application architecture and roaming, data security, context-aware usage policies, device management and demand management define success of the mobile enterprise. Adoption of emerging tools and technologies including machine-to-machine and wearable integrations require a continuously-adaptive framework. This WSTA seminar is designed to provide an interactive forum for sharing today’s tools and practices that the industry needs for this dynamic framework.

Profile
For over 47 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
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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