Wall Street Technology Association (WSTA) “Digitization and the Virtual Enterprise” Seminar - An Educational and Networking Opportunity for Financial IT Professionals

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The WSTA will host a seminar on “Digitization and the Virtual Enterprise” on October 22, 2015 in New York City for Financial IT Professionals.

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The WSTA will host a seminar on “Digitization and the Virtual Enterprise” on October 22, 2015 in New York City for Financial IT Professionals. Speaking sponsors include: EY, OpenText, Pivotal Software, Inc., Savills Studley, and Xerox Corporation. View the complete agenda at http://bit.ly/1R3QOEj.

Seminar Overview
Virtualizing infrastructure offers significant potential benefits to the business, including faster and more dependable delivery of IT services, and the opportunity to reduce run-the-business costs. As financial services institutions evaluate their range of options, they must balance the business value gained with a number of management considerations, including ensuring that they maintain data security and comply with applicable regulations. This seminar will discuss architectural frameworks for the virtual enterprise, with considerations on the role of BPO, AAAS, PAAS, and IAAS in public and private clouds. Speakers will provide perspectives on selecting workloads for the cloud, defining service levels, and creating security profiles for applications and data. Attendees will gain insights on the management and process impacts of introducing cloud-based services into the environment, with a specific focus on IT service management, cost management, vendor management, and business value management.

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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