Wall Street Technology Association (WSTA) to Host Annual Premiere Summer Social for Financial IT Professionals in New York City

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The WSTA’s annual Summer Social will be held on July 22, 2015 at Current, the new waterfront venue, Pier 59, Chelsea Piers, New York City. This premier social event for financial information technology professionals will be a great opportunity to network with FinTech colleagues and develop new business relationships in a relaxed atmosphere.

FinTech professionals networking at the 2014 WSTA Summer Social

The WSTA’s annual Summer Social will be held on July 22, 2015 at Current, the new waterfront venue, Pier 59, Chelsea Piers, New York City. Summer Social is an invitation-only event for WSTA Members, Affiliates and Sponsors. This premier social event for financial information technology professionals will be a great opportunity to network with FinTech colleagues and develop new business relationships in a relaxed atmosphere. This year’s sponsors so far are: Elite - Enterprise Engineering, Inc., Partner – NSS Labs, PC IT Consulting, TalentCrest, and Vormetric.

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 monthly 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.

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