Cloud9 has been named to The Financial Technologist’s 2021 Top 1% Workplaces Awards, which recognizes the top paces to work and develop talent in the fintech ecosystem. The list is compiled by Harrington Starr along with a panel of judges comprised of industry veterans. The full listing can be found in the latest issue of The Financial Technologist on pages 52 and 53.
Cloud9 featured in The Financial Technologist’s Most Influential Financial Technology Companies of 2021
December 4, 2020 – WatersTechnology recently announced the winners of its 16th annual American Financial Technology Awards (AFTAs) and the collaboration between Cloud9 & Verint was named the winner of the “Best Partnership or Alliance” category. The partnership, which was announced in July 2020, provides the capital market ecosystem with a fully compliant, cloud-enabled communications solution to support traders both on the trading floor and remotely, providing necessary flexibility as the industry continues to take a cloud-first approach and gains a greater appetite for anytime, anywhere access to the “virtual trading floor”.
Hosted by Waters Technology, the AFTAs recognize the best across the deployment and management of financial technology within the asset management and investment banking communities over the last 12 months. The 2020 AFTAs featured 29 categories, with 16 focusing on end-users and 13 for technology vendors.
The joint solution brings together Cloud9’s C9Trader voice communication platform and Verint® Financial Compliance Capture™ for advanced communication capture, records retention, secure data governance and advanced data analysis. By doing so, it gives financial institutions an enterprise-wide communication and compliance framework that alleviates obstacles and ensures traders remain within compliance parameters both remotely and on the trading floor. Through the analytics and open data APIs, businesses can capture, preserve and monitor a complete set of voice records and metadata and make these available for surveillance, trade reconstruction and analysis purposes.
“The American Financial Technology Awards is a true recognition of our teams’ ongoing efforts and strategy to support the trading industry in this exigent times,” comments Phil Fry, VP of Product Strategy at Verint. “It’s a great honor to receive such a prestigious industry accolade with Cloud9 and we look forward to continuing to redefine trading compliance to help financial market participants ensure that traders stay connected with clients, peers, and counterparties without having to worry about compliance infractions.”
“As the institutional trading landscape becomes more digitized and work-from-home becomes much more common or in many cases essential, access to voice data is essential to fufill regulatory and operational requirements,” said Briant Hunt, Chief Administrative Officer and Head of Partnerships at Cloud9. “Receiving this top honor in the financial technology space is a testament of our collaboration to support the trading community with greater flexibility and optionality during the pandemic crisis and beyond.”
As part of Cloud9’s podcast series that examines developments in the voice trading ecosystem, Cloud9 CAO and Head of Partnerships Brian Hunt recently spoke with Verint’s VP of Product Strategy Phil Fry about the importance of extracting voice data. You can listen to the full episode here.
MELVILLE, N.Y. & LONDON, July 15, 2020 — Verint® Systems Inc. (Nasdaq: VRNT), The Customer Engagement Company™, and Cloud9 Technologies (“Cloud9”), a leader in cloud-based communications, have joined forces to provide the financial services market with a fully compliant, cloud-enabled communications solution to support traders both on the trading floor and remotely, providing necessary flexibility as the industry continues to move to cloud-based platforms and work-from-home environments during and beyond the COVID-19 pandemic. This offering leverages Cloud9’s C9 Trader voice communication and analytics platform and Verint Financial Compliance with seamless integration into existing systems, addressing key compliance concerns around voice trading.
The combination of Cloud9’s industry-leading, cloud-based platform with Verint’s comprehensive offering for integrated communication capture, compliant records retention, secure data governance and advanced data analysis, gives financial institutions a powerful, enterprise-wide communication and compliance framework that alleviates obstacles and ensures traders remain within compliance parameters both remotely and on the trading floor. Through the analytics and open data APIs, customers have the ability to capture the most complete set of voice records and metadata and make this available to analytics tools for surveillance, transcription and data structuring purposes.
“With the disruption caused by the pandemic crisis and the consequent surge in remote working arrangements, traders need to operate outside traditional corporate-based environments. Cloud-based voice trading solutions are more important than ever, and ensuring these solutions fall within all compliance parameters is very important,” said Brian Hunt, Chief Administrative Officer and Head of Partnerships at Cloud9. “We’re excited to collaborate with Verint to provide a platform that provides organizations with optionality so that they can continue to operate in a compliant manner both on and off the trading floor.”
“While organizations are moving their operations and workflows to the cloud with traders and support staff shifting to working remotely, regulatory and compliance issues remain critical in this sector,” says Verint’s John Bourne, senior vice president, global channels and alliances. “During and beyond the current crisis, the combination of Cloud9 and Verint helps ensure that remote traders and on-site teams stay connected with clients, peers, and counterparties at all times without having to worry about compliance infractions around their communications environment.”
As part of the collaboration, Verint has API access to retrieve customer recordings—including voice streams and detailed metadata—directly from Cloud9’s C9 Trader soft dealerboard client or its cloud storage. Financial firms can benefit from an integrated, easily searchable data repository, a contextual view of communication records from different sources, robust data management, and simplified retrieval of all captured interactions to ease eDiscovery, monitoring and compliance evidencing.
About Verint Systems Inc.
Verint® (Nasdaq: VRNT) is a global leader in Actionable Intelligence® solutions with a focus on customer engagement optimization and cyber intelligence. Today, over 10,000 organizations in more than 180 countries—including over 85 percent of the Fortune 100—count on intelligence from Verint solutions to make more informed, effective and timely decisions. Learn more about how we’re creating A Smarter World with Actionable Intelligence® at www.verint.com.
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About Cloud9 Technologies
Cloud9 Technologies is the leading voice communication and analytics platform designed for the unique needs of the financial markets. Cloud9 developed a solution that harnesses the voice communication talk path for the trading floor of the future – offering more functionality and analytic insight than legacy hardware at a fraction of the cost. Cloud9 connects counterparties across all asset classes via a cloud-based communication platform that eliminates the infrastructure and expense associated with legacy hardware and telecommunication based solutions, with front-office focused data and transcription, purpose-built for the financial markets. For more information, visit www.c9tec.com.
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NEW YORK, January 28, 2020 – Cloud9 Technologies (“Cloud9”), a leader in cloud-based communications, and GreenKey Technologies (“GK”), a leader in AI-powered conversational analytics, have teamed up to provide the institutional marketplace with an innovative solution that will enable a more efficient and secure extraction of voice trading data. The collaboration will leverage Cloud9’s C9 Trader voice collaboration platform and GreenKey’s speech recognition (ASR) and natural language processing (NLP) engine within IPC’s Connexus™ Cloud financial ecosystem.
The collaboration will allow customers to “voice-populate” their desktop applications such as trade tickets, exchange clearing portals and CRM systems. The solution can also be used to structure C9 audio files into an organized list of quotes and trades, creating massive efficiencies for compliance officers needing to complete trade reconstruction. By providing institutional traders with premium analytics and monitoring capabilities of voice trading activity, firms are able to operate across a more interoperable and level playing field with no additional technology overhaul necessary.
“Voice trading remains an important part of the capital markets landscape. The ability to repurpose unstructured data will be crucial as the regulatory landscape evolves,” said Jerry Starr, CEO of Cloud9. “With Cloud9 and GreenKey’s data digitization and analytics capabilities, this collaboration ensures that the institutional marketplace is receiving the best of breed tools for voice trading.”
“Institutional OTC traders want the same level of analytic capabilities their colleagues in the electronic markets have enjoyed for two decades,” said Anthony Tassone, Founder and CEO of GK. “We’re excited to be working with Cloud9 to structure OTC voice data for their community.”
Through the collaboration, Cloud9 and GreenKey will be able to identify all products, pricing and counterparties within the C9 audio recording. Customers will then be provided with a full report detailing the data.
About GreenKey Technologies
GreenKey Technologies (GK) is the creator of a patented speech recognition (ASR) and natural language processing (NLP) platform that recognizes complex jargon across real-time audio and text sources and transforms them into actionable insights. GK helps financial market and emergency services professionals automate complex workflows. For more information, please visit www.greenkeytech.com.
About Cloud9 Technologies
Cloud9 Technologies is the leading voice communication and analytics platform designed for the unique needs of the financial markets. Cloud9 developed a solution that harnesses the voice communication talk path for the trading floor of the future – offering more functionality and analytic insight than legacy hardware at a fraction of the cost. Cloud9 connects counterparties across all asset classes via a cloud-based communication platform that eliminates the infrastructure and expense associated with legacy hardware and telecommunication based solutions, with front-office focused data and transcription, purpose-built for the financial markets.