New York, NY (PRWEB) April 29, 2015
The WSTA is pleased to welcome the following companies to its 2015 Affiliate Program: Platinum: EY and Qlik; Silver: Micron Technology, NTT DATA, Inc., and RCN Business.
The new Affiliates are in addition to these vendors: Platinum: Akamai Technologies, Inc., BMC Software, Ciena Corporation, and OpenText; Gold: BlackBerry, Intralinks, Solstice Mobile and Webroot Inc.; Silver: CloudPassage, Inc., Cradlepoint, Fortinet, Inc., Kurt Salmon, Mindtree, PC IT Consulting, Perficient, Inc., Polycom, and QTS Data Centers; Bronze: A10 Networks, Coriant, Pegasystems, QED National, and Seven Seven Softwares, Inc.
The WSTA® Affiliate Program is an integral component of the association. Affiliates contribute significantly to the WSTA by sponsoring educational and networking programs for WSTA financial firm members. These programs strengthen the bond between the WSTA members and companies that serve the technology needs of the financial community. Platinum Affiliates participate on the Content Advisory Committee to provide insight and direction on topics covered at WSTA seminars, roundtables, and panels, as well as in the Ticker e-Zine.
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 2,300 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.