Unified Communications for the Trading Floor

Please join me as I will be participating as a speaker at the following event fairly soon:
Unified Communications for the Trading Floor Roundtable
Location & timing:
* New York City
* Monday, June 18th, 5.30 8.30pm
* The Audi Forum, 250 Park Avenue at 47th Street, near Grand Central Station (Audi’s corporate flagship location very high tech, with latest line of high performance cars on display)
  • 5.30pm – 6pm Welcome cocktails
  • 6.00pm 7.00pm Roundtable discussion
  • 7.00pm – 8:30pm Closing reception (cocktails and canapés)
  • Saul Rozinsky, VP Network Engineering, Lehman Brothers

  • Jason Scott, VP CIB Technology, Wachovia CIB Capital Markets

  • Michael Payne, Business Development Manager, Financial Services, Cisco

  • Tony Kleckner, Director & Practice Leader for Financial Services, Avaya
  • Ed McDonnell, SVP Sales, IM Trader/Pivor Solutions
Theme & Discussion Topics
Unified Communications: Communications integrated to optimize business processes on the trading floor
Basic description:
Today’s organizations must contend with increasingly complex communications environments featuring a wide array of communications methods. Employees, business partners, and customers communicate with one another through infinite combinations of wired, wireless, and mobile phones; voice messaging; e-mail; fax; mobile clients; and rich-media conferencing. Too often, however, these tools are not used as effectively as they could be. The result is information overload, lack of agility, and misdirected communications that delay decisions, slow down processes, drive customers away, and reduce productivity. Ineffective communications also result in missed revenue opportunities because businesses are not prepared to quickly react to market changes.
IP communications solutions have proven their ability to help organizations, especially trading organizations, solve such problems, enabling them to streamline business processes and reduce costs. For years, companies of all sizes have been realizing the benefits that carrying voice, data, and video communications across a common, IP infrastructure can bring.
Unified communications ultimately simplifies and enhances collaboration, improves productivity, and enhances customer service, all of which are increasingly key requirements for the trading environment.
Issues to be discussed:
  • What elements of UC are creating the most impact on trading floor (voice, IM, video, web conferencing, etc.)? Specifically, what impact are they having in the pre-trade, trade or post-trade process?
  • What technology options must be considered when deploying UC on the trading floor? What role do standards play (e.g. SIP/SIMPLE)?
  • What relationship does UC on the trading floor have with the rest of enterprise?
  • What are the pros and cons of single vendor implementation vs. integrated, individual best-of-breed solutions on the trading floor?
  • What are the key challenges to implementation and deployment?
Update: If you are a practitioner at a financial services institution or a member of the press and are interested in attending the event, please contact erica@intermarket.com
About IPC
IPC is a leading provider of mission-critical communications solutions to global enterprises. With more than 30 years of expertise, IPC provides its systems and services to the world’s largest financial services firms, as well as to public safety; government; power, energy and utility; and transportation organizations. IPC offers its customers a suite of products and enhanced services that includes advanced Voice over IP technology, and integrated network and management services to over 40 countries. Based in New York, IPC has over 1200 employees throughout the Americas, Europe and the Asia Pacific regions. For more information visit http://www.ipc.com

  • Dan York
    June 5, 2007 at 11:09 am

    Do you have any more information about this event such as a URL? Is there a cost? How do you register? It sounds interesting and I know someone who would like to go, but he needs more details.

  • Rich Tehrani
    June 6, 2007 at 1:41 pm

    Dan, thanks. I did get an e-mail on this from someone just now. Is this the person or do you need me to connect you with the conference sponsor?

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