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Cloud-Based Data Services—The Obvious Choice

The Panel

Trevor Hicks, Chief Technology Officer, Wetherby Asset Management
Christopher Thomas, Vice-President, Director of Delivery Platform Strategy, FactSet
Joe Peters, Head of Data Development, Bridgewater Associates
Moderator: Victor Anderson, Global Content Director, WatersTechnology

Over the past 12 months there has been a surge in capital markets firms adopting cloud-based data services and technologies as they look to grow as quickly and efficiently as possible. 

More than ever, firms are looking to lower their upfront costs, while reducing their operational complexity and time to market on the back of cloud-focused relationships.  

Key topics discussed:

  • The advantages of establishing relationships with providers that offer data and ancillary technologies (applications) via cloud
  • How firms vet and distinguish between cloud providers to ensure a good fit
  • How firms build the business case for consuming data and technology via the cloud
  • Unforeseen bottlenecks with implementing cloud technology and how firms can overcome them
  • Operational, technology and regulatory implications for firms using cloud-based data services.
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