Join Us: Panel explores cloud use and operational efficiency for financial services

Third-party cloud services promise to deliver utility-based computing – and its an opportunity many capital market firms are interested in pursuing. But cloud services have to be elastic, responsive, secure, resilient and cost-effective if financial firms are going to trust them to support business-critical workloads. Transitioning to the cloud requires a thoughtful approach that takes into account to migration, orchestration and operational efficiency. To help financial firms through these transitions, the Wall Street Technology Association (WSTA) is hosting a February 28th panel discussion in New York City.

The panel will examine operational efficiency with use of the cloud. Red Hat’s William Lathram, cloud infrastructure leader for financial services, joins other technology visionaries and futurists for the panel, which will be moderated by Raja Chris, head of infrastructure for Annaly Capital Management and a WSTA director.

Red Hat’s Lathram will be joined by fellow panelists Pinaki Datta, global head of FX prime brokerage technology at Citigroup; Ajay Gulati, co-founder and CTO for ZeroStack; Andrew Hillier, co-founder and CTO at Densify; David Lewis, head of enterprise architecture and cloud strategy for S&P Global; Stephen Orban, head of enterprise strategy at Amazon Web Services; and Rahul Ravulur, co-founder and CEO for appOrbit.

The panelists will discuss learned lessons on recent transitions to the cloud and cutting-edge business capabilities that demand bridging the in-house technologies with third-party cloud services and external data. They will explore the choices that need to be made on the selection of business functions, locations, interfaces, tenancy, providers and service contracts necessary to protect the brand and the bottom line, and will explore the transformational frameworks, selective re-engineering, and orchestrations necessary to derive and protect the operational efficiency promised by the cloud.

We hope you can join us in New York to learn more about moving your financial services organization to the cloud for business success.

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