Confluent Recognizes Risk Focus as a Preferred Professional Services Partner

New York, NY, June 7, 2020 — Risk Focus, a leading consultancy for highly-regulated industries, is proud to announce that it has earned Preferred status in the Confluent Partner Network Program, the enterprise event streaming platform pioneer.

As a Confluent Preferred Partner, Risk Focus has met all the stringent business and technical program requirements, including significant customer development, training and certification of their staff. They have also demonstrated the required skill sets to help its financial services customers implement Apache™ Kafka™ and the Confluent platform in order to harness its flexible event streaming power in new or existing applications.

“We have invested heavily to develop our team through hands-on enterprise project experience, process implementation, Kafka courses and Confluent certifications,” said Risk Focus Founder and CEO Vassil Avramov. “Confluent is, by far, the leader in the event streaming space, and we are excited to have earned the Preferred level in the Confluent Partner Network program. We recognize that this is only the beginning and are committed to jointly helping our customers unlock the power of their data for years to come.”

Confluent provides a complete event streaming platform based on Apache Kafka and extends Kafka’s capabilities with development, connectivity and stream processing capabilities as well as management and operations. The Confluent Partner ecosystem is an important element to drive success with customers to assist customers in developing robust data connectivity, building stream processing applications and ensuring the ongoing success of our joint customer’s strategic initiatives.

“Financial services organizations are among the most impacted by the effects of the digital revolution where technology and data are becoming key for remaining relevant to customers. That is why so many are turning to event streaming platforms to power their applications to deliver the modern banking experiences customers expect,” said Confluent Vice President of Corporate and Business Development Simon Hayes. “As the demand from this sector grows, it is important to have fully-trained and experienced Preferred Partners like Risk Focus assisting financial services organizations deploy solutions based on Confluent Platform to deliver contextual event driven applications.”

About Risk Focus

Risk Focus is a consultancy solving capital markets business problems with technology and insight. We combine business domain knowledge, technology expertise, and disciplined process to ensure the success of the most challenging projects in the industry. Some of the largest exchanges and investment banks operate on systems built by Risk Focus. Our practices include Custom Application Development, Regulatory Reporting & Compliance, DevOps & Cloud, Streaming Architectures, and IT Strategy. We’re a Premier Confluent Systems Integrator and an AWS Advanced Consulting Partner with DevOps and Financial Services Competencies. Clients count on us to provide outcomes that advance their objectives on time and on budget.

Tara Ronel
Tara.Ronel@RiskFocus.com