UBM Tech Launches the New Wall Street & Technology Community

Online Destination for Key Issues and Discussions Facing Capital Markets and Investment Management Technology Professionals

/ PRNewswire / — UBM Tech today announced the new community-driven Wall Street & Technology (wallstreetandtech.com), an interactive platform for capital markets and investment management technology professionals to connect with peers, editors and industry experts. The redesigned site provides the latest news, commentary, and discussion on the most important issues facing technology and business leaders in financial markets. Complementing its award-winning editorial coverage is perspective from more than 50 community contributors.
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Wall Street & Technology is now optimized for rapid interaction and engagement among community members through moderated online discussions, blogs, social media as well as at live events. The community gathers face-to-face at executive-level events, such as Wall Street & Technology’s Data Analytics Forum, and at larger events including UBM Tech’s Interop New York.

Targeted to senior level data managers, investment managers, traders, compliance professionals and operations leaders, Wall Street & Technology offers a safe, interactive community where members can share best practices and debate hot topics.

“The sustainable success of any financial firm revolves around advances in technology. For more than 25 years, Wall Street & Technology has been sharing information around financial services technology issues,” says Greg MacSweeney, editorial director, Wall Street & Technology and InformationWeek Financial Services. “Today we’re thrilled to bring the insights of our editors and contributors together with the knowledge and experience of capital markets and investment management technology professionals to create a highly engaged community that exchanges ideas and builds relationships.”

Core sections of Wall Street & Technology include:

  • Trading Technology
  • Exchanges
  • Asset Management
  • Security
  • Compliance
  • Data Management
  • Infrastructure
  • Risk Management

Community contributors include:

  • Karl Antle, Managing Partner, ValueStream Labs
  • Vamsi Chemitiganti, Chief Architect, Red Hat
  • Tim Christiansen, Equity Trader, Sawgrass Asset Management
  • Jennifer L Costley, Ph.D, Principal, Ashokan Advisors
  • Stephen Davenport, Director of Risk Management, Sun Trust
  • Alexander Fleiss, Chairman and Chief Investment Officer, Rebellion Research Partners
  • John Kelly, Chief Operating Officer, Liquidnet
  • George Kledaras, Chairman and Founder, FIX Flyer
  • Michael J. Levas, Founder, Senior Managing Principal, Director of Trading, Olympian Group of Investment Management Companies
  • Timothy M. Olsen, President/Head Trader, ICM Asset Management

During Wall Street & Technology’s launch week, keep an eye out for an exclusive interview with Brad Katsuyama, founder of IEX and ‘hero’ of Michael Lewis’ “Flash Boys.” In addition, the editors will examine the exploding financial services technology start-up scene with a new audio series called, “Entrepreneur in Focus.”

Wall Street & Technology is the latest in a series of groundbreaking online community-platform launches from UBM Tech. The InformationWeek community platform launched in November 2013, and has seen a significant lift in engagement with a 40 percent increase in comments, and a 22 percent increase in page views. EE Times’ site launched in July 2013, and has experienced similar increases, attesting to UBM Tech’s unique community-based online model. UBM Tech launched the Dark Reading information security community in March and the Network Computing infrastructure community in April.

The Wall Street & Technology editorial team is led by MacSweeney. Other editorial team members include:

  • Ivy Schmerken, Editorial at Large
  • Becca Lipman, Senior Editor

Wall Street & Technology invites capital markets and investment management technology professionals to help shape the future of financial services technology on its site, Wall Street & Technology, and on Facebook, LinkedIn, Twitter and Google+.

For Wall Street & Technology editorial inquiries, contact Gregory MacSweeney at gregory.macsweeney@ubm.com. For marketing partnerships and other general inquires, contact Winnie Ng at winnie.ng@ubm.com. For advertising opportunities, visit CreateYourNextCustomer.com.

About UBM Tech
UBM Tech is a global media business that brings together the world's technology communities through live events, online properties and custom services. UBM Tech’s community-focused approach provides its users and clients with expertly curated research, education, training, community advocacy, user-generated content and peer-to-peer engagement opportunities that serve the Electronics, Security, Enterprise IT and Communications, Network Infrastructure and Applications, Game and App Developers, and Tech Marketing communities. UBM Tech's brands include Black Hat, DesignCon, EE Times, Enterprise Connect, Game Developers Conference (GDC), HDI, InformationWeek, and Interop. Create, a UBM Tech full range marketing services division, includes custom events, content marketing solutions, community development and demand generation programs based on its content and technology market expertise. UBM Tech is a part of UBM (UBM.L), a global provider of media and information services with a market capitalization of more than $2.5 billion. For more information, go to http://tech.ubm.com/.

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