Perspective: Leading Transformation Through Disruption — Perspectives from the 2016 FSI Transformation Assembly
This IDC Financial Insights Perspective recaps the key themes and discussions from the annual FSI Transformation Assembly held in Miami, Florida, in 2016. The event is organized by the New York–based Millennium Alliance group. Industry experts and account executives from IDC Financial Insights participated as analyst partners by facilitating thematic roundtables, conducting workshops, and moderating panel discussions. The annual FSI Transformation Assembly provides peer-to-peer and workgroup opportunities for IT executives in the financial services industry and vendors supporting the industry to discuss IT issues in an environment of open information exchange and sharing of best practice. For vendors, the event provides a venue to discuss the state of the art in technology solutions and promote business. For the financial institutions, the roundtables and working sessions create collaborative opportunities to share experiences across a wide variety of topics — both technical and business in nature. The Assembly takes place over a day and a half and includes a combination of one-to-one prescheduled meetings, focused interactive workshops, topic-based roundtables, and social, face-to-face networking opportunities. 38 senior executives from financial institutions across the United States, Canada, and Europe attended the 2016 Assembly.