Last week we concluded the Symphony U: Fintech Challenge – a Symphony programming competition held for university students across the United States.
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You’re probably familiar with the concept of spiritual nirvana, a transcendent state of being associated with Buddhism. What if we applied this concept to the workplace — more specifically, to workflows used by traders at buy- and sell-side financial firms? What would “workflow nirvana” look like, and what would it take to achieve it?
As the financial industry continues to transition towards a predominantly virtual environment, institutional traders need to be able to easily access the right tools to stay connected and enhance workflow efficiencies. In the fifth episode of Cloud9’s podcast series examining developments in the voice trading landscape, Cloud9’s Chief Innovation Officer and Co-founder Leo Papadopoulos, and Chief Operating Officer Jim Miller, examine what voice trading capabilities institutional traders must have in a distributed workplace and how a cloud-based platform can provide a more secure, mobile and accessible ecosystem.
One year out from the start of the sweeping COVID-19 pandemic that changed working conditions globally, many firms continue to struggle with how to address the challenges they have faced during the transition, particularly voice trading in what has become a virtual market ecosystem. While every company needs to employ remote working capabilities, there is no question that it is difficult to manage and can create challenges when trying to access and store voice data.
Today, we have announced that I will be stepping back from the day-to-day operations of Symphony and will remain on the board of directors to support the company on strategic matters. Symphony’s president and chief commercial officer, Brad Levy, will become our chief executive officer on June 1, 2021.
Four thematic questions and the beginning of some answers that could help solve the puzzle around the need to reduce email reliance for financial firms