Even though the ISITC Annual Forum & Vendor Show , held this week in Boston, is mostly focused on discussing data standards for the securities industry, emerging technologies and what it takes to be a technology leader dominated discussion during many of the sessions on Monday.

Cloud and mobile trends were debated in many of the sessions and picking up the leadership theme of the conference, Christopher Remondi , partner and chief information officer at Brown Brothers Harriman, spoke about how the traits of an IT leader has changed. "Years ago, a typical technology leader came up through the ranks and knew a lot about the technology and held a variety of roles," Remondi said. "Today's IT leader is completely different. The technology change is so wide and so rapid, that collaboration is so important" with business leaders and other people in the company. "Our future leaders not only have to know about the [data] standards, but they have to also know where the company is headed. To be able to talk in depth about the business is very important." Read full story on Wall Street & Technology

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