NEW YORK, September 18 /PRNewswire/ -- What: On behalf of the EDM Council, a not-for-profit organization addressing the business strategies and practical implementation realities of enterprise data management, Mike Atkin, managing director, will be chairing a pre-conference workshop and leading two roundtable discussions at the Financial Technology Congress 2008. As the chair of the pre-congress workshop on enterprise data management (EDM), Atkin will ask panel members how companies can develop strategies and tactics to operate more efficiently through data collection and management. A second roundtable will bring together market data executives from Fidelity Investments, Bank of New York Mellon Corporation and MFS Investment Management to discuss what they need from suppliers in the EDM field in order to more effectively manage data.

Where: Financial Technology Congress 2008, The Four Seasons Hotel, Boston, MA When: Financial Technology Congress 2008: September 22-23, 2008 Operating Efficiently through Data Collection and Management September 22: 3:30 p.m. EDT Enterprise Data Management Summit Opening Remarks September 23: 10:30 a.m. EDT Cheaper, Faster, Better...Market Data Executives Sound Off on What They Need From Suppliers: September 23: 2:00 p.m. EDT

Why: The importance of data management is understood by financial institutions at an abstract level. The next step is for financial institutions to understand the pragmatics of data management in reality and its importance as a business priority.

Who: The EDM Council is a business forum for financial institutions. It has been designed to enable senior officers responsible for content managers to share information on the business strategies and practical implementation realities associated with achieving enterprise-wide control over data content. For more information on the EDM Council please visit http://www.edmcouncil.org.

Press note: Mike Atkin is available for press interviews and briefings while onsite at the Financial Technology Congress. Please contact Charlotte Crivelli at Metia to schedule a time.

US press office: Metia Inc. Charlotte Crivelli Tel: +1-917-320-6452 Email: charlotte.crivelli@metia.com

US press office: Metia Inc., Charlotte Crivelli, Tel: +1-917-320-6452, Email: charlotte.crivelli@metia.com