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Symphony Heads to Singapore for the Asian Financial Services Conference

Earlier this month, Symphony was able to interact with many premier APAC financial service companies at the Asian Financial Services Conference thanks to the hospitable invite from IDC Financial Insights. Attendees shared best practices, chatted about innovations in the industry, and showed each other what they had been working on. One of the hot topics at the conference centered around the significant increase in IT related expenses across the industry in an effort to be responsive to the changing security landscape and the increase in security related threats.

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Can You Hack It: The Symphony and Goldman Sachs Hackathon

On February 28, Symphony co-sponsored Code GS—an all-day, student hackathon hosted by Goldman Sachs in which participants were challenged with creating innovative enhancements to the Symphony platform. Over 100 undergraduate and graduate students joined together from schools across the U.S. to participate.

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Focus on What Matters

If you’re like me - days filled with meetings and small fires to extinguish - it’s often evening when you’re finally able to work through your backlog of emails and news. It’s happened more than once that I missed something important and learned of it too late to do anything about it, and I bet I’m not alone.

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The Most Respected Brand in Journalism Joins Symphony

Peggy Noonan. Lawrence Strauss. Gerard Baker. These are the names that join me for my morning coffee, are the talk of my favorite radio hosts and find their way into my dinner conversation. Journalists like these lead our society’s discourse -  and often, help me form my own thinking. And I bet I’m not alone. What do they have in common? They write for Dow Jones.

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Innovation Is Never Complete!

Last October, we hosted our inaugural Innovate conference, bringing together over 300 finance, tech and government leaders to discuss the Future of Work. Those who attended got the first peek as we unveiled some of our newest features, including Symphony Meetings and our first platform integrations.

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The Power of Community Shines at Symphony Innovate 2017

More than 500 tech and financial leaders gathered this year in NYC for Symphony Innovate 2017. Twenty-five partners showcased their application integrations and speakers from 27 partner companies shared their unique stories about the Symphony community. The day was filled with product and partnership announcements, live demos, and thought-provoking conversations.

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Innovate 2017: The Power of Community

I couldn’t be more proud of what our team accomplished at Symphony Innovate 2017. We set out with lofty goals to double all our metrics from last year, and we did it! With over 500 customers, partners and developers in attendance, 25 partners showcasing at our tradeshow, and an even greater number viewing the live stream, we were able to share our vision for the future and the role our community of partners and customers will play in it.

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Building a FinTech Ecosystem: The Digital Journey of Collaboration and Workflow Efficiency

The Power of Community Customer Panel at Symphony Innovate 2017 brought together leaders from J.P. Morgan, AllianceBernstein, Kepler Cheuvreux and T. Rowe Price - all companies with enterprise-wide deployments of Symphony - to discuss how to build a frictionless environment for collaboration. Panelists shared their experiences of deploying the technology, increasing user adoption, creating bots, communicating with external clients, and the overall benefits of the platform.

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Symphony Innovate 2017: Research & Content Panel

The Symphony Innovate 2017 Research & Content panel focused on the change in expectations of discovering and disseminating content as a result of evolving technology. Symphony customers explained how research analysts are simplifying workflows to quickly find, sort, and send data to their clients - quickly and securely. Partners shared how Symphony Market applications are revolutionizing the way in which analysts and clients are discovering and consuming data with context and tags. Read the full transcript below.

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Symphony Innovate 2017: Operations Panel

Global companies have had to quickly adapt to the fast-paced marketplace filled with countless tools & processes. The Operations Panel at Symphony Innovate 2017 discussed the current operations workflow and evolving technology. Customer and partner panelists shared their experiences around leveraging Symphony, extending the platform with bots and integrations, and the changes in their operations workflows. Read the full transcript below.


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The Future is Now at Symphony Innovate Asia

Over 300 tech and financial thought-leaders from 100+ companies came together last week in Hong Kong for the first-ever Symphony Innovate Asia. Twenty customers and partners showcased their custom applications, integrations, and bots, and more importantly, how those innovations are changing the way financial services works. The day was filled with live demos, new ideas, and captivating conversations.

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Symphony at ANBIMA

Last week, Symphony was pleased to participate in and sponsor the ANBIMA 10th Investment Fund Congress. We delivered presentations across key topics such as Digital Transformation, Workplace Evolution, Security & Privacy on communication and collaboration. Additionally, we had the honor to host 3 of our Brazilian partners: B3, CMA and Navarra Tech. Each demonstrated their projects to build, integrate and automate processes; leveraging Symphony's open-source APIs and collaborative platform which reaches over 430,000 users globally. Here are some of our top takeaways from the event.

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Workflow in Focus at Symphony’s Innovate Asia 2019 Hackathon

Ahead of each Symphony Innovate, Symphony celebrates with a series of Hackathons where teams can connect to our community, accelerate creative development, and encourage collaboration in-person as well as online. This year, over 140 developers – our biggest turnout yet! - joined us at our Innovate Asia Hackathons in Hong Kong, Singapore and Tokyo. Here, teams ranging from global banks to software startups to universities gathered to build innovations on and for Symphony, leveraging our open APIs, unique chat interface and unique security model.

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Making the Digital Workplace Work at Symphony Innovate Asia 2019

Yesterday, Symphony celebrated its second Innovate Asia, an event that brought together over 300 executives, developers, and industry experts from 120+ different companies across the APAC community to discuss the new digital workplace, share innovations, and hear about what’s next for Symphony.

This was a landmark day. We not only announced our latest successful fundraise, including new investments from key partners in Asia, but also officially introduced Symphony Market Solutions, our new suite of standardized, licensable workflow and automation tools. Additionally, our customers showed off a range of new use cases, workflows and innovations they’ve developed on top of the Symphony platform.

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Ushering in Global Markets 2.0

It is said that good things come in threes. That was the case this past Thursday, when Symphony hosted its second annual Innovate Asia Conference. I look forward to our Innovate events each year; our conferences are becoming a staple of the financial services’ innovation culture, and it gives us all great joy to be able to bring together so many brilliant minds to host a day of learning, sharing, and collaboration.

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