Morgan Stanley Holds Inaugural Technology Start-up Day in Montreal

Collaboration with vibrant Canadian start-up community to drive product innovation across variety of growing and emerging technology areas

New York —

Morgan Stanley (NYSE: MS) announced it is hosting its inaugural Canada Technology Start-up Day at its Montreal Technology Centre today. Focused on collaboration and innovation, the exclusive, invitation-only event is providing some of Canada’s most promising emerging technology companies with the opportunity for direct dialogue and deep discussions with top technology and business executives from Morgan Stanley. The goal is to jointly explore innovative technology solutions that have the potential to deliver new client and business opportunities.

“This is not just a day for ideation and networking, this is about solving real-world, complex business problems,” said Alan Vesprini, Managing Director and Head of the Morgan Stanley Montreal Technology Centre. “By bringing promising start-up companies and key decision makers in Morgan Stanley’s business and technology together, we empower both parties to take a deep dive into future opportunities that could transform how we do business and serve our clients.”

CEOs and leadership from 12 Canadian technology and fintech companies will showcase solutions that cover the breadth of Morgan Stanley’s innovation priority areas – including cloud computing, productivity and social, big data and analytics, machine learning, automation, artificial intelligence, blockchain, and cybersecurity. Deeper discussions with senior technology leaders from Morgan Stanley will allow them to gain feedback and guidance on how their product portfolio and road map may resonate with financial services organizations.

“We are excited to meet with these dynamic, young companies today. The start-up ecosystem in Canada is incredibly diverse and evolving at rapid speed,” said Shawn Melamed, Managing Director at Morgan Stanley and Head of Technology Business Development. “Morgan Stanley’s Technology organization has a long track record of forging powerful tech partnerships which accelerate innovation and drive new products and services.”

Morgan Stanley’s structured vendor innovation program plays an important role in its technology strategy, delivering leading-edge features and functionality to the Firm’s world-class technology platform.

About Morgan Stanley’s Montreal Technology Centre

Morgan Stanley’s Technology Centre in Montreal was established in 2008 and has since grown to become one of the Firm’s largest technology hubs, employing more than 1,200 technologists. Development and support work at the Centre, which employs a world class, diverse workforce, plays a key role in supporting the Firm’s leading technology platforms, including low latency electronic trading, cloud engineering, cyber security, artificial intelligence and machine learning, as well as digital technologies. The Centre has also been recognized as an employer of choice and a strong participant in the local community.

About Morgan Stanley

Morgan Stanley is a leading global financial services firm providing investment banking, securities, wealth management and investment management services. With offices in more than 41 countries, the Firm's employees serve clients worldwide including corporations, governments, institutions and individuals. For more information about Morgan Stanley, please visit www.morganstanley.com.

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