Sibos 2014 Keynote: Tech, Services Merge While New Barriers and Competitors Rise

Chris Perretta, State Street

To hear Chris Perretta and Peter Cowhey tell it, a chief financial technologist today is surrounded by a maelstrom of small tasks and transformational challenges, from improving mobility and cyber security, to recruiting and retaining young graduates, to making the "hacker" mentality-which they used with a positive connotation-more widely productive.

But Perretta, State Street's CIO, and Cowhey, University of California at San Diego's dean of the School of International Relations and Pacific Stu