Waters USA 2014 C-Level Panel: Measuring Tech's Cost—While It's Under Siege

Tech & ops chiefs say budget cuts, cyber threats to continue in 2015

Waters USA 2014 was held in midtown Manhattan

These priorities, highlighted by a quartet of technology and operations executives at Waters USA this month, are initially a matter of top-down "project portfolio planning and alignment," as Lord Abbett chief information officer Michael Radziemski put it. Essentially, firms need to get the numbers right first.

Referencing his firm's key investments in enterprise data management (EDM), Nomura chief operating officer Chris Vickery added, "there's no shortage of places to continue investment; the c