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Our Main Points

  • A lack of qualified people, not software, could put a brake on analytics.
  • Aggregating data isn't as much of an issue as making sure it's reliable and meaningful.
  • The cost of technical solutions is dropping, but it may be a decade before a new generation of specialists is available to take advantage of it.
  • If you're in financial IT, you're going to be very busy soon.
  • The Dodd-Frank Act - financial reform - is expected to impact every section of the business.
  • Observers say they'll need new technology and upgrades so they can comply with the law.
  • And some business models are going to change - like in trading and derivatives.
  • Remember how much fun Sarbanes-Oxley was? I bet this is better.
  • When you're networking - with people - here's a caution.
  • Beware of social engineering.
  • This is a fancy way of saying be careful about spilling company secrets.
  • There are some people who might try and trick you into talking about your firm's technology, strategy and what have you.
  • That doesn't mean you should stop networking. Just means you should be careful.
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