Day 2 recap | NICSA Annual Conference

NICSA Annual Conference8:00 am came early on Tuesday at the NICSA Annual Conference! 

The day started with the always popular breakfast round tables featuring informal discussions on topics such as FATCA, Escheatment, Website best practices and more.  With a little breakfast and some caffeine in their systems, attendees streamed into the Grand Ballroom for the most well-known session of the conference – Face The Membership.  Moderated for the 14th time by CNBC’s Tyler Mathisen, attendees heard senior representatives from Sungard, NGAM, Touchstone, and PwC have a frank, sometimes alarming, sometimes humorous discussion about the state of the industry and the outlook for 2013 and beyond.

After a break in the NICSA Exhibit Hall, the topics of Big Data and Regulatory hot topics update were up on the docket.  

Noontime featured the Tuesday and luncheon keynote presentation hosted by conference co-chair Karan McClimans from T. Rowe Price. Sponsored by L&T Infotech, the luncheon featured a look behind the scenes of the White House through the eyes of former Press Secretary Ari Fleischer.  

Technology has been a hot topic for the conference, and the afternoon featured a well-attended breakout session on a challenge that faces us all – Mobile Technology.  A second breakout focused on ETF’s: Product Innovations and Servicing Trends.  A little later in the afternoon, industry veteran Bob Fenster led a small group, hands on session on a variety of social media topics including Twitter, Facebook and more.

The day closed with another networking reception and a last round of client events!

We’ll have another update tomorrow!  Don’t miss it!



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