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I’m proud to announce that IDG's Computerworld has named FINRA No. 1 among midsize companies on its 2020 Best Places to Work in IT list. This is our ninth appearance on the annual list, but beyond being No. 1 in our category, this one is particularly special. Here’s why.

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As far back as the 1940s, an artificial intelligence (AI) technology revolution has forever been just around the corner. Today, with significant advancements in technologies like machine learning, natural language processing and computer vision, and new customer applications like virtual assistants, that revolution is in many respects here.

If you are of a certain generation, you probably remember watching the Schoolhouse Rock! videos and can still remember the words to “Lolly, Lolly, Lolly, Get Your Adverbs Here.” My favorite was “I’m Just a Bill,” because in just over three minutes, it explained the entire legislative process in easy to understand terms.

Greg Ruppert
During your first week at a new job, you typically focus on the basics – locating your office, setting up your computer and getting acquainted with new colleagues and acronyms.

Chris Dragos & Samantha Fricke
When it became clear that FINRA was going to move to a fully remote work environment in early March, most of the focus was on how to continue conducting business in a fully digital environment. But several functions FINRA performs still require sending materials in the mail to firms and individuals.

Bob Morris
FINRA has been on a hiring spree, working to fill scores of open positions. But given that almost all employees are working remotely as a result of the coronavirus outbreak, how are these new hires getting the equipment to start work from home? The solution: “FINRA in a Box.”

Protecting Senior Investors
There is no higher priority for FINRA than protecting senior investors from financial exploitation. Thus, every year we bring dozens of enforcement actions against brokers who harm senior investors, either through fraud schemes, conversion, churning of accounts, or otherwise.

Sarah Roberts
Business continuity planning—or “BCP” for short—is a term most of us have heard. But do we really know what it means? And how important is it leading up to times like these, as we navigate our response to the COVID-19 pandemic?

Within FINRA, we view ourselves as working on the “front lines” of investor protection.  What does that mean? 

Raj Pillai, The Zoom Guy
First in a series highlighting colleagues working behind the scenes to help FINRA achieve our mission. Raj Pillai is no stranger to crises. Y2K. 9/11. The Northeast blackout of 2003. Superstorm Sandy. He has worked through them all, the latter at FINRA, which he joined in 2011.