Wall Street Technology Association (WSTA) Fall/Winter 2013 Lineup: Educational Seminars, Meetup, Holiday Gala for Financial Technology Professionals

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This mix of educational and social events provide a great way to stay on top of relevant technology, while networking and sharing information with colleagues in the financial technology industry.

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The WSTA is pleased to announce its remaining 2013 events. This mix of educational and social events provide a great way to stay on top of relevant technology, while networking and sharing information with colleagues in the financial technology industry. WSTA members and other industry professionals save time and expense as events are held locally in New York City and Boston.

Big Data—Setting up the Foundations for New Analytics Engines
Sept. 19, 2013: New York City
Cloud and NoSQL have enabled analytic engines to access information from structured, semi-structured and unstructured sources simultaneously. The new challenge is to harness Big Data to answer real-time use cases. How do we cut through business unit silos to take data use to unprecedented heights? For financial service companies, how do we leverage big data to retain customers using a comprehensive customer profile, or strike an algorithmic trade, or manage risk in real time? How do we compare standalone databases and their underlying infrastructures vs. vertical database appliances? At what price-performance points do we make the transition to the new data architectures? This WSTA seminar will give us insights on comparing major Big Data solutions against challenging use cases - frequently-written data vs. read-mostly data, big data analytics, binary and unstructured data management and high availability data environments.

Meetup
Oct. 1, 2013: New York City
This is an opportunity to get together with financial technology industry professionals in an informal setting after business hours to network.

Big Data, Cloud and Security—The Winning Combination
Oct. 24, 2013: Boston
Financial institutions increasingly need to make critical business decisions quickly and accurately. To achieve their goals they must have rapid access to all the information they may need, the ability to transform vast amounts of data into actionable business intelligence, and they need to do all this without fear of the data being compromised. As such, the strategic integration of big data resources, cloud technology and robust information security is absolutely essential for leading-edge financial institutions to maintain their competitive edge. This seminar clearly demonstrates that this level of integration is available now, and financial IT executives should consider ways to integrate these technologies into their overall strategic planning.

Hot Tech Trends: Cloud… Cybersecurity… Big Data… Mobility
Nov. 7, 2013: New York City
Product innovations from vendors of new technologies and business software reflect the emerging needs of the industry. The business and technology leaders of financial service firms try to make use of what’s new and hot, as this gives them the edge and makes it difficult for their competitors to keep up. Their service innovations make full use of the product innovations fueled by vendors. What’s new in 2013? Are all new technologies leveraging what’s already hot, like Cloud, Big Data, Social Business and Mobility, for which we need to tune our enabling portfolios? Or are they making us look at something new and bleeding edge? This seminar provides a forum for information exchange between the industry leaders, research analysts and vendors who take advantage of emerging enablers.

Holiday Gala
December 5, 2013: New York City
The 2013 WSTA Holiday Gala will be an invitation-only event for WSTA Members, Affiliates and Sponsors. This social event will be a great opportunity to network with your associates and develop new business relationships in a relaxed atmosphere during the holidays. It will feature Open Bar, Hors D’ouevres, Buffet Dinner and DJ Music.

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For over 45 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.

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