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Leading CTOs and CIOs Met at the Next Generation Finance US Summit 2011 to Address Challenges Faced by the Financial Services Sector

November 7, 2011

BRISTOL, England, November 7, 2011 /PRNewswire/ –

The Financial Services Technology Summit US – which took place from 24th
- 26th October at Fairmont Scottsdale Princess, Arizona – provided leading
executives with an ideal framework for new business relationships to

The summit saw industry professionals from the financial services sector
across the US meet to discuss compliance, workplace obligations, and
maintaining the balance between innovation spending and operational and
regulatory commitments. Speakers included leading industry professionals
such as; David Potterton, VP Global Research, IDC; Bruce Lee, CTSO Global
Banking & Markets, HSBC; Julien Courbe, Partner, CIO, PwC, and many more.
Companies including Lexmark, Booz Allen Hamilton, and VMWare sponsored the

Executives had ample opportunity to network with peers. Jo Kinsella, MD,
Sumerian, said of the event, “The FST summit has been probably one of the
best if not the best event I’ve ever attended.”

As well as comprehensive workshops, the summit involved panel
discussions offering executives moderated, peer-led discussions on major
industry issues. One-to-one meetings gave delegates the chance to meet with
business analysts and analyst partners to discuss strategy and technology
demands for the industry.

A total of 15 workshops covered a range of exciting and pressing topics
for the finance sector. Topics included social media, fraud solutions,
disruptive technology, enterprise architecture, and much more.

Oliver Smart, CEO at GDS International
[http://www.gdsinternational.com ] – the leading global business event
company behind FST Summit US – says, “We have always been proud of the
quality of our summits, but this years’ Next Generation Finance Summit was
one of our best yet. It is very rewarding to know that our events provide the
environment for executives to meet and build valuable relationships that
will lead to many exciting new ventures and innovations.”

See what the delegates had to say about the event at
http://www.fstsummitus.com .

About GDS International:

GDS International is one of the most innovative events and media
companies worldwide and a globally renowned producer of business-to-business
summits, conferences, online information and advisory group gatherings.

Founded in 1993, GDS International specialises in meeting the B2B
marketing needs of our clients. Having a strong presence in mature
industrial sectors but a finger on the pulse of emerging markets – as well
as up-and-coming B2B business verticals – means we are perfectly placed to
capitalise on the exciting developments brought about by the advent of a
globalised economy.

Our value proposition is simple: we deliver tangible business results
from world-class events. http://www.gdsinternational.com

Contact: Hannah Duffie (Hannah@gdsinternational.com
Outlook/LS8ZN3E1/Hannah@gdsinternational.com ]) +441179214000

SOURCE GDS International

Source: PR Newswire