Data is an enormous asset for capital markets firms today, and many firms are using predictive analytics in combination with grid technologies to deliver greater insight into their operations, performance and processes in order to create a strong competitive advantage.

But as data continues to grow at a frenetic pace, demands for improved forecasting and better risk management will continue to increase, and middle-office data and risk experts will require better information, tools and capabilities to meet the needs of the changing markets.

In this webinar, InformationWeek Financial Services debuts the findings of a survey it conducted of 220 financial industry professionals to examine organizational readiness for meeting the current and future demands of business analytics. How does your firm's readiness stack up to others – and what can you do to improve your business analytics readiness now and in the future?

What you'll learn from this webinar:

  • The research findings and analysis of the exclusive InformationWeek Financial Services survey.
  • How to best handle the current exponential data growth.
  • The increasing complexity of analytical requests and how to effectively handle them.
  • Infrastructure improvements that make the biggest impact, including grid capabilities.

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Featured Speakers

David Wallace

David M. Wallace

Global Financial Services Marketing Manager

David Wallace is responsible for defining industry strategy for the global banking and capital markets segments, along with the midmarket strategy across banking, insurance and capital markets. He has 31 years of experience in the application of information technology to solve customer needs, including a focus on the financial services industry for more than 17 years.

Prior to joining SAS, Wallace was Manager, Corporate and Investment Banking, Americas FSI Marketing for Hewlett-Packard and held a number of senior sales and marketing positions over a 23-year career at HP.

Jeff Hong

Jeff Hong, CFA

Financial Services Marketing Manager
Platform Computing

As a Director at Platform Computing, a leader in cluster, grid and cloud management software, Hong is particularly interested in the application of new technology to meeting the industry's evolving requirements and drivers.

Prior to joining Platform Computing, Hong held senior management and advisory roles at technology suppliers to the financial services industry and was a key member of Sun Microsystems' Java initiative. Hong is a graduate of the University of California at Berkeley with a degree in computer science, and holds the Chartered Financial Analyst designation.

Gregory MacSweeney

Gregory MacSweeney

Wall Street & Technology

As the Editor-in-Chief of Wall Street & Technology and Editorial Director for InformationWeek's Financial Services Business Unit, MacSweeney's focus has been on technology, primarily in financial services, for the past 12 years. He is a frequent moderator and speaker at industry events.

Prior to joining Wall Street & Technology, MacSweeney worked for Insurance & Technology and Bank Systems & Technology, both TechWeb publications, and covered technology for buy-side institutional investment organizations and automation technology and enterprise applications for the manufacturing industry.

Larry Tabb

Larry Tabb

Founder and CEO
TABB Group

Tabb is founder and CEO of TABB Group, the financial markets' research and strategic advisory firm focused exclusively on capital markets. Founded in 2003, TABB Group analyzes and quantifies the investing value chain, helping senior business leaders gain a truer understanding of financial markets issues.

Before founding TABB Group, Tabb was Vice President of TowerGroup's Securities and Investments practice and managed business analysis for Lehman Brothers' Trading Services Division. Tabb is a featured speaker at major global industry and business conferences and is quoted extensively in dozens of respected mediums, including the Wall Street Journal, Financial Times, The New York Times, CNN, Bloomberg, CNBC, Forbes, Business Week, Wall Street & Technology and Securities Industry News.