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Morgan Stanley honours technology partners at inhouse innovation event

By Morgan Stanley,

Morgan Stanley today recognized three exceptional technology partners with CTO Innovation Awards at its 18th TechWeek and CTO Innovation Summit in Palo Alto, California.

Delphix, Illumio and Qualtrics were honored for their innovative solutions which were deployed widely throughout the Firm and now play an important part in Morgan Stanley’s technology strategy. The annual event brings leaders from Morgan Stanley’s technology and business divisions together with its technology vendors and promising startups to discuss innovation, future products and partnership opportunities.

“Innovation is deeply embedded in Morgan Stanley’s DNA and crucial to driving our business forward,” said Robert Rooney, Morgan Stanley’s Global Head of Technology. “We take a holistic approach to innovation that taps the best and brightest entrepreneurial minds within the Firm, its ecosystem of technology partners and the most promising start-ups. This fuels the continuous evolution of our technology platform, ensuring we deliver world-class services to our business and clients – today and in the future.”

The CTO Innovation Awards honor innovative technology solutions that materially contribute to Morgan Stanley’s technology platform. Delphix CEO Chris Cook, Illumio CEO Andrew Rubin and Qualtrics CFO David Faugno accepted their awards at the event’s dinner reception. Data solutions provider Delphix received the Award in the Software category for its innovative data virtualization technology. Illumio, a network security provider, was honored in the Infrastructure category for helping protect the Firm’s data center environment. Customer insights provider Qualtrics was recognized in the Digital category for its experience platform, which helps the Firm gauge employee, client and prospect user-experience across its various products and offerings.

“We’re putting clients first in everything we do, and Qualtrics has become an integral partner in our journey to deliver the best quality of service to all our stakeholders,” said Chris Kovel, Managing Director and Head of Wealth Management Analytics, Intelligence and Data Technology at Morgan Stanley. “Starting out as satisfaction scoring tool for our institutional clients, we are now leveraging their insights to gauge the perceptions of our external and internal clients across the business, which will ultimately shape and improve our overall performance as a Firm.”

“The strong partnerships with our Innovation Award winners are a testament to the quality of the relationships we are building here in Silicon Valley and beyond,” said Shawn Melamed, Managing Director and Head of the Technology Business Development and Innovation Office. “We meet companies early and commit wholeheartedly, which proves the level of confidence we have in the potential of these emerging technologies for our Firm.”

The annual marquee, invitation-only event focuses on the Firm’s technology innovation priorities such as automation, machine learning and artificial intelligence, data and analytics, cybersecurity, productivity, social and mobile, cloud and agile transformation. More than 150 technology companies, ranging from early-stage to technology market leaders discuss future roadmaps and how their solutions may be applicable to the Firm.

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