SIFMA Tech 2013


SIFMA Tech Expo 2012

June 19-21, 2011
Hilton New York  

Social Media Seminar Highlights

Tracks

The comprehensive general program is complemented by specialized tracks; choose a subject area  for a deep-dive into key issues.  After each program session, experience real-world applications of that program content with solution providers at their booths and expert-staffed Learning Labs.

  • Understand the issue: the program provides a deep dive into today's pressing issues – including cloud infrastructure, CAT, gamification, social media and more.
  • Seek out the solution: after each session, visit the corresponding exhibitor neighborhood and expert-staffed Learning Labs for real-world technology applications.

CONSOLIDATED AUDIT TRAIL (CAT)

 
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Track Description

  • Establishing a Consolidated Audit Trail (CAT) that efficiently captures securities orders across all markets will provide regulators with an important new tool for monitoring trading activity.
  • CAT is being built as we speak – its scope is massive and it will fundamentally change the regulatory reporting space.
  • By its very nature, CAT's creation necessitates numerous players.  Familiarize yourself with the issues each faces as they design and implement the technology needed, including the self regulatory organizations (SROs) responsible for the creation of CAT under the SEC's directive as well as the bidders to the SRO RFP.
  • Panelists will discuss industry perspectives on governance, operational design and funding.  Walk through each step of the roll-out process with industry experts.
  • Pinpoint the issues that are directly relevant to you.  What is the technology that will make the submission and processing of this data possible on a day-to-day basis? What do you need to start developing in order to meet regulatory requirements?  How can you benefit from the new infrastructure you will develop? As the CAT comes on-line, what are reporting systems will be sunset?

Related Sessions 

Related Exhibit Hall Neighborhoods

Data Management Infrastructure and Security

 

Consumerization

 
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Track Description

  • Today, employees and clients dictate how they want to interact with us.  It is critical for firms to adapt to stay competitive.  How can you retool your firm's technology environment into one driven by your consumers?
  • Learn how to engage your employees and clients with compliant social media platforms, develop a Bring Your Own Device (BYOD) policy, pursue growth opportunities in mobile payments, and promote a culture that fosters the use of new, innovative technology through delivery of applications via a corporate app store.
  • Look ahead to concepts still in development, many of which may become reality – including biometrics.
  • Collaboration is being touted as the core capability that firms need to have in order to innovate and be successful in the economy of the future.  Are your social media initiatives enabling this for the enterprise or are they gathering cobwebs in failed launches?  Find out how your technology and strategy need to work together for success. 
  • How do we take the essence of games – fun, play and passion – and apply it to solve for real-world business situations? Bring gamification to your business by exploring ways to enhance productivity, applying metrics of success, inspiring innovative thinking and increasing collaboration by engaging communities in meaningful activities. See real-world case studies where companies have successfully utilized gaming to increase response rates for employee training and compliance, fostered competition to boost productivity, and even solved major problems for an industry.

Related Sessions 

Related Exhibit Hall Neighborhoods

 Data Management Infrastructure and Security Risk Management Compliance and Services

DATA MANAGEMENT & CLOUD INFRASTRUCTURE

 
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Track Description 

  • We all know the business case to move to the cloud – we will recognize cost savings and maximize efficiency.  But, how do make the jump from just recognizing the need to actually implementing a new core infrastructure?
  • Explore how to embrace this fundamental change in core infrastructure while managing the risks unique to our industry.  Are the benefits worth the risk?
  • Get your key questions answered on topics such as cloud security, data analytics, privacy, accessibility issues, network connectivity and third party solutions.
  • Hear real-life case studies from your peers who have begun to undertake this massive evolutionary shift.  Participate in Q&A with cloud experts and solution providers with established platform and service offerings.
  • The amount of raw data that your firm is capturing is exploding and your users are still asking for more.  How do you manage the organization of the data and enable analysis that can impact your business?
  • Can predictive analytics give you an insight into where your firm, your competitors, customers and the market will be in the future?  What are the tools and skills necessary to enable this capability in your firm? 

Related Sessions

Related Exhibit Hall Neighborhoods

Business Platforms Risk Management Compliance and Services

 

IT LEADERSHIP AND INNOVATION

 
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Track Description

  • The technology function is increasingly being relied upon to drive innovation.  How can you position your area to be an enabler of change?
  • Participate in interactive discussions with your peers to determine optimal resource allocation, outsourcing and budgeting.
  • Discuss among your peers ways to find more dollars and time for innovation and projects that change your business for the better vs. responding to regulatory requests and performing maintenance.
  • Strategize ways in which your firm and the financial services industry can compete for talent with other industries.  Explore ways to recruit and nurture talent that thrives in today's dynamic technology space.

Related Sessions 

Related Exhibit Hall Neighborhoods

 Data Management Infrastructure and Security Business Platforms Risk Management Compliance and Services  

REFERENCE AND MARKET DATA

 
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Track Description

  • The entanglement of big data – internal and external reference data and financial market data – has always been an area of great cost and complexity.  How can we efficiently pull value from this massive amount of information, while overcoming the costs and limitations of legacy systems?
  • Shift the conception that market and reference data are cost centers within a firm by learning ways to monetize or provide valuable transparency services to the industry.
  • Learn how to efficiently handle overlapping data requirements that come as a result of numerous new regulations, such as LEI, CAT and FATCA.
  • The implementation of Title VII of Dodd Frank will drive significant changes in the OTC Derivatives market.  With the creation of SEFs, OTF and CCPs to handle this change how will your reference data management systems and strategies be affected?

Related Sessions 

The Evolution of Data Standards in Financial Services

Related Exhibit Hall Neighborhoods

Business Platforms  Risk Management Compliance and Services

TRADING SYSTEMS

 
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Track Description

  • Undeniably, technology has been the source of many benefits within the financial markets.  However, with confidence in the markets still shaken, how can we ensure responsible technological advancements are not stifled?
  • Examine the impact of new equity market structure regulations, including HFT, algorithmic trading, alternative trading systems, limit up-limit down and market-wide circuit breakers.
  • Explore the numerous changes mandated by new derivatives regulations, including lessons learned from evolutions in equity market structure and discussions on how centralized clearing and other requirements are upending the value proposition for firms.
  • Investigate how buy-side firms can leverage the platforms made available to them by the sell-side as the industry migrates to a SEF / OTF environment. 
  • Fixed income is starting to make a major shift into electronic trading with transaction costs and friction being reduced.  How might this evolve in the coming years?  What technology will be needed to enable your clients and traders to benefit from this?

Related Sessions 

Related Exhibit Hall Neighborhoods

 Data Management Business Platforms

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