Welcome to SIA's annual Technology Management Conference and Exhibit - the securities industry's premier educational event for technology management professionals. This year's theme, "Cool & Competitive Technologies," focuses on exciting, innovative technologies that will help firms compete more effectively; meet investors' demands for clear, understandable information; and comply with the vast array of new and existing regulations.
The Technology Management Conference & Exhibit has become the industry standard in an ever-changing business environment. Indeed, this must-attend event is the largest securities industry conference of its kind, drawing an average of 500 attendees to the speaker sessions, and 300 vendors and 8,000 visitors to the exhibit hall each year. The three general sessions and 14 workshops are designed to help firms stay on top of the latest technological developments in order to succeed in this information-driven age.
This year's agenda features an impressive array of experts in the financial services-based technology field, and the exhibit hall showcases the latest products and services aimed at helping attendees perform their jobs more effectively. We are confident that the conference once again will prove to be remarkably beneficial to technology executives wishing to learn more about the latest technological breakthroughs in the securities industry.
During the next few days, you will be exposed to hundreds of ideas and products aimed at improving your firm's technology-based activities. This is your time to absorb it all and determine which tools best suit your firm's particular needs. Take these ideas back to your firm, implement those that most benefit your operations and be sure to return next year to see what's new on the securities industry's technology horizon.
Marc E. Lackritz, President, Securities Industry Association