Wall Street Technology Association (WSTA) Announces “Technology Economics for Banking and Financial Services” Boston Panel Discussion

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The WSTA will host a panel discussion on “Technology Economics for Banking and Financial Services” on October 29, 2015 in Boston. Dr. Howard A. Rubin, President and CEO, Rubin Worldwide will present his views and moderate the panel discussion for Financial Technology professionals.

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The WSTA will host a panel discussion on “Technology Economics for Banking and Financial Services” on October 29, 2015 in Boston. Dr. Howard A. Rubin, President and CEO, Rubin Worldwide will present his views and moderate the panel discussion. "There should be no doubt that we are now in a Digital and Technology Economy with dynamics more complex and unknown than in the past "Information Age,” says Rubin. “The winners in this new economy will be the companies (and even nations) that realize this. And there is no sector for which this is of greater importance than Financial Services.”

Distinguished panelists include representatives from Alcatel-Lucent, Compuware, Virtual Clarity, Fidelity Investments, Harvard Management Company, Inc., and Wells Fargo.

Panel Discussion Overview
As a prelude to a panel discussion of how firms have become “masters” of their technology economics — instead of being victims — Howard Rubin will be presenting his annual update from his work on charting the world’s “technology economy” with a special focus on the technology economics of banking and financial services. The “windshear” forces of regulation, innovation, and emerging technology and how those impact the economics and value of technology in our sector will also be addressed. The panel itself will be composed of IT and business leaders that have demonstrated such “mastery” and the participants will engage in a lively discussion covering a range of topics from IT transparency to optimizing costs and value to communicating at the Board level.

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, panel discussions, roundtables, and social events. 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
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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