How to Create a Secure Cloud Strategy for Financial Services Firms

How to Create a Secure Cloud Strategy for Financial Services Firms


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Duration 60min
John Ayers
Senior Director Product Management
Level 3 Communications
John Ayers
With more than 15 years in CPE Solutions, Professional and Managed Services development, John Ayers has a proven track record in managed networking, voice, security, mobility development, & transformation.

At Level 3, John directs our Global Managed Services strategy, product development and network & security strategy. He is responsible for shaping product line management strategy to drive revenue, improve customer service and enable network based services and applications while overseeing the optimization of Level 3 infrastructures.

John came to Level 3 from CenturyLink after having led the development of their CPE Solutions and Complex Managed Services program. He was influential in reinventing CenturyLink’s, voice, security, data networks and the commercial and managed service models.
Bill Wohnoutka
Vice President Solutions Architects
Level 3 Communications
Bill Wohnoutka
Bill Wohnoutka is currently Vice President of the Solutions Architecture Team at Level 3. In this role he leads a national organization of subject matter experts who teach enterprise and wholesale customers how to transform their network and communications challenges into competitive advantages. His organization teaches "best practices” in the use of Transport, VoIP, Security, CDN and WAN technologies, with vertical specialization on the requirements of Healthcare, Media & Entertainment, Financial Services, Retail, Wireless and Government customers.

Bill has held various leadership roles in sales, business development and product management since joining Level 3 in April of 1998. Prior to Level 3, Bill was director of product management at LogicTier, a managed services business focused on new media business. Bill also held product management positions with GlobalCenter, an early leader in Managed Internet Data Centers, and began his career with NetManage, the developer of the first commercially successful Internet applications for Windows.

Bill has a Bachelor of Arts Degree in Technical and Professional Writing from San Francisco State University.
Marley Gray
Director Technology Strategy
Marley Gray
Marley Gray currently serves as a Technical Strategist for banking in Microsoft’s U.S. Financial Services Group. In this role, he is responsible for developing and communicating the company’s technology strategy to the market, as well as working with key banking customers to adopt Microsoft software.

Marley’s information technology career spans more than 22 years. He specializes in development and architecture, platform strategy matched with business initiatives, competitive technologies and enterprise application integration – and is a strong advocate for creating superior user experiences by leveraging Microsoft technology. Prior to his current position, Marley was a founding member of the Developer and Platform Evangelism Team (DPE) and a development consultant for the U.S. Financial Services Group, providing proof-of-concept architectures and applications to the largest financial services companies in the United States.

A regular speaker at Microsoft’s industry architect and developer events, Marley graduated from Appalachian State University in 1991 and is an avid reader and football fan. He currently lives in the Charlotte, N.C., area.

Financial Services organizations migrating applications to the cloud are looking for ways to preserve user experience; ensure the security of applications and data in the cloud; and select the best network solution that can scale with business demand.

Attend this webinar to learn how to:

  • Get to the cloud using best practices, and learn the potential roadblocks
  • See what a well-implemented financial services cloud looks like from a network standpoint
  • Design your network topology for a smooth and secure migration to the cloud
  • Take important security and compliance measures by collaborating with cloud ecosystem partners to protect data in the cloud

Register for this webinar to learn about the important role network connectivity plays in ensuring security, performance and reliability in the cloud.

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