**This concludes the live blogging. Stay tuned to this site for videos and recaps from tonight's event.

 

UPDATE: 2/24, 6:15 p.m.

Colleen Healy concludes her remarks to the audience and opens the reception to mingling and conversations.

 

UPDATE: 2/24, 6:11 p.m.

Colleen Healy retakes the floor and introduces the four themes that Microsoft currently sees in the financial services industry: the cloud, sales and service, business intelligence and risk mitigation.

 

UPDATE: 2/24, 6:10 p.m.

Stanley Young concludes his remarks.

 

UPDATE: 2/24, 6:08 p.m.

"We're tring to ininovate; we're trying to be different; we're trying to create dislocation in the way that business is done today, because we think it's needed." -- Stanley Young

 

UPDATE: 2/24, 6:06 p.m.

Stanley Young shares how Microsoft will be a core part of the upcoming NYSE Technologies plaform.

 

UPDATE: 2/24, 6:04 p.m.

"We're a technology company in the business of running markets." -- Stanley Young

 

UPDATE: 2/24, 6:03 p.m.

Stanley Young remarks on the history of NYSE investing in technology, from latency to data centers.

 

UPDATE: 2/24, 6:00 p.m.

"We've transformed ourselves as an organization, in many ways. The heart of this transofrmation is technology." -- Stanley Young

 

UPDATE: 2/24, 5:59 p.m.

Colleen Healy introduces Stanley Young, CEO at NYSE Technologies.

 

UPDATE: 2/24, 5:57 p.m.

Opportunities exist in the midst of recovery, Colleen Healy shares, noting the ability to differentiate from competition, attract new customers and focus on running world-class organizations.

 

UPDATE: 2/24, 5:55 p.m.

"Technology will be the differentiator." -- Colleen Healy

 

UPDATE: 2/24, 5:53 p.m.

Colleen Healy remarks on the change over the past few years within the industry and the challenges that still exist. Healy highlights how customers and businesses will recover together.

 

UPDATE: 2/24, 5:50 p.m.

Colleen Healy, general manager, Financial Services Group at Microsoft, begins opening remarks at the Financial Services Technology Showcase, welcoming partners and media to the inagural event.

 

 

On Thursday, February 24, more than 11 customer and partners will gather at the Microsoft Technology Center in New York to showcase technology solutions that are changing the face of the financial services industry.

The financial services industry has experienced unprecedented change over the last eighteen months and is still facing many challenges related to economic uncertainty, mergers, increased regulation and retaining customer loyalty. As the economy begins to improve, financial services companies are looking at technology as a way to differentiate from the competition, manage and mitigate risk, reduce costs and focus on world-class customer organizations.

Through demonstrations, insights from industry luminaries and interviews, media attendees will discover how financial services companies are utilizing specific technologies to gain a competitive edge

In its inaugural year, the Financial Services Technology Showcase will feature key remarks from Stanley Young, chief executive officer for NYSE Technologies and Colleen Healy, general manager, Microsoft Financial Services Group.

Be sure to check back here throughout the day as we blog live from the event.