Lehman and Platform were selected by a panel of industry CIOs from entries submitted by some of the leading financial institutions from around the world. These awards showcase top class performance and innovation, reward achievement and raise the standards in the industry.
âPlatformâs orchestration of massive computing resources at Lehman is a testament to the power and growing value of grid computing in the Financial Services market,â said Songnian Zhou, CEO of Platform Computing. âWinning the American Financial Technology 2006 Best Infrastructure Initiative award with Lehman is recognition of our commitment to developing leading edge technology for our customers.â
âWith Platform Symphony, we are enabling the sharing of both hardware and services within the company at a much higher level,â said Thanos Mitsolides, Senior Vice President, Fixed Income Technology, Lehman Brothers. âOur grid initiative enables us to grow our business, and because of this, we are already looking at ways to expand our grid initiative into additional areas of the business.â
The American Financial Technology Awards, now in their second year, are unique in providing a showcase for examples of innovative business excellence. The awardsâ success last year has generated an even stronger competition and a greater number of high-level finalists.
âThe judging panel and I have a strong commitment to financial technology and wish to give the highest honors to those making significant developments in the field,â said Phil Albinus, Editor, Waters Magazine. âThe high caliber of the nominated initiatives is evidence of the close collaboration of IT vendors and their customers with their progressive approach to the market.â