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With all the variables inside a modern bank, it can be hard to find the road to operational nirvana - an IT infrastructure that allows faster time to market new applications, more efficient divisions of labour for IT specialists and, of course, across the board cost savings.
This Finextra and IBM-sponsored webcast seeks to examine how banks and financial services firms are implementing event management and transaction monitoring techniques in order to automate the IT environment.
Register now to hear from:
- Colin Beveridge, independent IT analyst (moderator)
- Kenny Marritt, Head of Global Middleware, GISD, Barclays Bank
- Dave Brooks, EMEA Network Services Manager, Credit Suisse
- Sven Strassburg, Tivoli Sales & Strategy Leader for Business Process and Industry, IBM, Software Group
"There is a culture of doing more with less in IT because it is one of the biggest costs to banks. From our point of view if you come up with the right ideas you will get investments, but who decides what's a right idea?" - Kenny Marritt, Barclays Bank
"Almost, everyone loves the front office, loves Wall Street and watching the traders trade - the big bit of the work is the bit in background - the control, the process, the limit checking, the clearing - that has more regulations than the trading does." Dave Brooks, Credit Suisse
"A lot of [IT staff] in banks are doing things that are taken for granted. In some way these are your most valuable employees, but because they are in a steady run stage of the business - it doesn't collapse, it doesn't get upgraded on a regular basis - so you overlook them. It's not a deliberate ploy. But people take it for granted." - Sven Strassburg, IBM
Register to hear more now.