The answer is: More than you might think. Banking institutions for years now have practiced Cloud Computing without using the term, outsourcing core processing to third-party service providers.
Today, with more banking services to offer and more hosting options from vendors, banking institutions have a broad range of Cloud Computing opportunities before them. But they also have significant questions to answer re: scale, security, privacy and true business benefits.
In this session, Matt Speare, veteran technology leader from M&T Bank, will lead our Cloud Computing discussion - setting the stage with a presentation depicting a banking institution's approach to the Cloud. He'll then interact with industry experts, including Jim Reavis of the Cloud Security Alliance, to discuss not just the theory of Cloud - but about the real business benefits that pioneer banking institutions are realizing today.
Harold Moss is the Chief Technology Officer of Cloud Security Strategy in the IBM Corporate Security Strategy Team. As a member of the corporates strategy team Harold participates in defining technical directions for security technologies and is an active contributor to the IBM Security Technology Institute. Harold is currently working on cloud security for various cloud patterns, as well as correlating workload to specific cloud patterns. prior to his current role Harold focused on the security aspects of risk and governance, as well as various other technological areas such as collaboration, advanced monitoring, mobile technologies and web technologies.
Smith serves as Akamai's CSIRT Director and is responsible for leading a team of web security incident responders and researchers that study the tactics, techniques, and procedures of web attackers and apply that knowledge to help protect Akamai customers during events such as Distributed Denial of Service. Prior to his current role, Mr Smith served as Akamai's Security Evangelist and as the customer-facing ambassador for the Information Security Team, helping customers to understand both the internal security program and the unique security features and capabilities of the Akamai product portfolio and cloud-based solutions.
Executive Vice President & Enterprise CIO, Regions Bank
Speare joined Regions in 2013 and serves as the head of governance and integration. Regions is a top U.S. bank-holding company headquartered in Birmingham, Ala., with $117 billion in assets, operating approximately 1,700 banking offices in 16 states. In this role, Speare has responsibility for information security; check, ATM/debit, and credit card fraud operations; and systems integration for consumer, business and commercial banking groups. Prior to assuming his current role in 2013, Speare was the chief technology officer for M&T Bank, an $82 billion financial institution based out of Buffalo, N.Y.