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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 and privacy prevail. But there are innovative companies making the leap to cloud computing, taking advantage of the scale, economics and 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 and technology advisory service. He has 15 years of capital markets industry experience with deep expertise in Fixed Income, OTC derivatives and financial services technology. Kevin has presented at a wide range of industry conferences and is quoted regularly in the financial media including The Economist, Wall Street Journal, NY Times, Financial Times and 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 and Financial Services partners to accelerate cloud adoption and deliver on key revenue milestones. He advises and consults on business models, corporate structure, strategies, best practices for Cloud/SaaS/PaaS based business and 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 and insurance institutions leverage technology for a competitive advantage.
James Jockle, Chief Marketing Officer & Senior Vice President, Numerix- Mr. Jockle, as Chief Marketing Officer and Senior Vice President of Global Marketing & Corporate Communications, leads the company’s global marketing and corporate communications efforts, spanning a diverse set of solutions and audiences. Prior to joining Numerix, he served as Managing Director of Global Marketing and Communications for Fitch Ratings. During his tenure at Fitch, Mr. Jockle built the firm’s public relations program, oversaw investor relations and led marketing and 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 and introducing new solutions that will enable the investment industry to migrate to and take advantage of digital channels in communicating with clients and other industry participants. Rob has more than 20 years of experience in technology, business and product strategy within the financial services industry, most recently in positions that leveraged his expertise in customer experience, process automation and financial data. Prior to joining Broadridge, Rob served as a Vice President with TheMarkets.com and a Senior Vice President of Product Development with Edgar Online Inc. In these roles, Rob was responsible for setting the strategic direction and implementing new products leveraging XBRL and other schematic technologies.Rob holds several patents and is a frequent speaker at industry events on the use data and digital channels in developing communication strategies.
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