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2022 FINRA Cloud Computing Conference Agenda

Wednesday, March 30

All times are listed in Eastern Time

8:30 a.m. – 5:00 p.m.                       Registration and Cloud Computing & Cybersecurity Solutions Exhibitors

8:30 a.m. – 10:00 a.m.                     Networking Breakfast

9:30 a.m. – 10:45 a.m.                   Welcome Remarks and Trends in Cloud Technologies for Financial Institutions

Financial firms are gradually embracing cloud technologies while some are breaking ground with new use cases. During this session, panelists explore evolving services and innovative applications of cloud technologies and discuss emerging approaches to operational resilience.     

10:45 a.m. – 11:00 a.m.                    Break

11:00 a.m. – 12:00 p.m.                 Regulatory Perspective

Firms that operate in the cloud face unique opportunities and challenges as they relate to issues such as cybersecurity, data protection, business continuity and vendor management. This panel explores the regulatory considerations for firms operating in the cloud and discusses the supervisory issues and evolving requirements being assessed by regulators.

12:00 p.m. – 12:45 p.m.                   Networking Lunch

12:45 p.m. – 1:45 p.m.                   Cloud Migration Experience of Firms

Each firm’s cloud journey is unique in terms of the scope and speed of migration and impact on the firm’s operational architecture, organizational structure and culture. Join FINRA staff and industry practitioners as they discuss different firms’ cloud journeys, their perspectives on ingredients to a successful migration, views on cloud trends and prospects for innovating in the cloud.

1:45 p.m. – 2:00 p.m.                       Break

2:00 p.m. – 3:00 p.m.                     Small Firm Perspectives and Closing Remarks

Small firms face some unique challenges associated with their use of cloud services including how they identify workflows to migrate to the cloud or partner with external vendors to manage the migration process and security in a cloud environment. During this session, hear the perspectives of small firms and the rationale driving their cloud strategy, the benefits and challenges of doing so and their approach to meeting regulatory requirements, such as for cybersecurity.

3:00 p.m. – 3:30 p.m.                       Break

3:30 p.m. – 5:00 p.m.                     Office Hours

5:00 p.m.                                           Conference Adjourns