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How is the Finance Industry Moving to the Cloud in Spite of Security, Compliance, and Privacy Issues?
Thursday, March 27, 2014 at 06:00 PM    Cost: Free for NYTECH members and sponsors. $20.00 for non-members.
NY Law School, 185 W Broadway

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How is the Finance Industry Moving to the Cloud in Spite of Security, Compliance, & Privacy Issues?

Thursday March 27, 2014, 6:00 PM
New York Law School
185 West Broadway
New York, NY 10013
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Fee: Free for NYTECH members & sponsors. $20.00 for non-members.
On the surface, it seems that the financial services industry is lagging an overall industry trend in adopting cloud computing. Concerns over data security, compliance & privacy prevail. But there are innovative companies making the leap to cloud computing, taking advantage of the scale, economics & speed that the cloud offers. What are the perceived issues in moving financial workloads to the cloud? What are the experiences of the early adaptors?


Kevin McPartland, Principal, Greenwich Associates- Kevin McPartland is the head of the Greenwich Associates market structure & technology advisory service. He has 15 years of capital markets industry experience with deep expertise in Fixed Income, OTC derivatives & financial services technology. Kevin has presented at a wide range of industry conferences & is quoted regularly in the financial media including The Economist, Wall Street Journal, NY Times, Financial Times & others. Kevin holds a BS in Computer Science from Rensselear Polytechnic Institute.


Mike Opal, Sr. Evangelist Global Cloud Alliances, Microsoft- Mr. Opal leads Go-to-Market campaigns globally for Microsoft & Financial Services partners to accelerate cloud adoption & deliver on key revenue milestones. He advises & consults on business models, corporate structure, strategies, best practices for Cloud/SaaS/PaaS based business & is a frequent speaker at industry events. Mr. Opal joined Microsoft in January 2012 as industry director for US Financial Services, helping the largest banking, capital markets & insurance institutions leverage technology for a competitive advantage.

James Jockle, Chief Marketing Officer & Senior Vice President, Numerix- Mr. Jockle, as Chief Marketing Officer & Senior Vice President of Global Marketing & Corporate Communications, leads the company's global marketing & corporate communications efforts, spanning a diverse set of solutions & audiences. Prior to joining Numerix, he served as Managing Director of Global Marketing & Communications for Fitch Ratings. During his tenure at Fitch, Mr. Jockle built the firm's public relations program, oversaw investor relations & led marketing & communications plans for several acquisitions. Prior to Fitch, Mr. Jockle was a member of the communications team at Moody's Investors Service.

Rob Krugman, Vice President, Broadridge Financial Services . Robert Krugman has been Vice President of Digital Strategy for Broadridge since June of 2010. Rob is responsible for developing strategies & introducing new solutions that will enable the investment industry to migrate to & take advantage of digital channels in communicating with clients & other industry participants. Rob has more than 20 years of experience in technology, business & product strategy within the financial services industry, most recently in positions that leveraged his expertise in customer experience, process automation & financial data. Prior to joining Broadridge, Rob served as a Vice President with & a Senior Vice President of Product Development with Edgar Online In these roles, Rob was responsible for setting the strategic direction & implementing new products leveraging XBRL & other schematic technologies.Rob holds several patents & is a frequent speaker at industry events on the use data & digital channels in developing communication strategies.
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