Wall Street Technology Association (WSTA) “Turning GRC into a Competitive Advantage” Seminar-An Educational and Networking Opportunity for Financial IT Professionals

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The WSTA will host a seminar on “Turning GRC into a Competitive Advantage” on September 30, 2015 in New York City for Financial IT Professionals. View the complete agenda at http://www.wsta.org/events/event/seminar-turning-grc-competitive-advantage/.

The WSTA will host a seminar on “Turning GRC into a Competitive Advantage” on September 30, 2015 in New York City for Financial IT Professionals. Speakers to date include Luncheon Speaking Sponsor: Intralinks and Speaking Sponsors: NTT DATA and Optiv. View the complete agenda at http://www.wsta.org/events/event/seminar-turning-grc-competitive-advantage/.

Seminar Overview
FATCA, EMIR, Basel III, OECD, G20 Auto Tax…financial services firms are required to understand and comply with a long and varied set of regulations. Most businesses recognize the need to invest to modify their environments and management practices and provide an efficient and reliable means to demonstrate compliance to a broad set of requirements. Market leaders are seeking ways to turn this investment into a competitive advantage. This WSTA Seminar will discuss what leaders are doing to measure and report on the business value of their GRC (Governance, Risk Management, and Compliance) investments, including data models that enable harmonization of reporting to regulatory regimes and creating a framework for fraud analytics and detection. It will also explore emerging technology solutions surrounding App store governance and management, data governance, identity and access management and challenges introduced by cloud and mobile technologies.

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.

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