Windows in Financial Services Features 19 Industry Leaders Participating in STP and OpRisk Forums

Microsoft-Sponsored Leaders Forums Continue to Deliver Solution-Oriented Roadmaps

New York, NY, October 7, 2002 – "Two of the most consistently talked about areas that our readers in the wholesale capital markets deal with, from an financial/IT perspective, are STP and operational risk," said Joe Viviani, publisher of Windows in Financial Services magazine. "The two Microsoft-sponsored Leaders Forums in our fall issue on straight-through processing and operational risk address both areas."

Nineteen industry executives participated in the two Leaders Forums, now available online:

- Beyond Regulation: Implementing a Successful STP Strategy
- Beyond Basel II: Building an Enterprise-wide OpRisk Strategy

Straight-through processing (STP) forum participants include:

- Bruce Hutcheon, CEO, Dovetail Systems
- Raj Kapur, senior manager, global financial services industry marketing, Intel (NYSE: INTC)
- Kenny McBride, global managing director, securities and capital Markets, Microsoft (Nasdaq:MSFT)
- Mike Meriton, CEO, Financial Technologies International
- Jeffry Metter, CEO, Access International Financial Services
- Dewang Neralla, CTA, Financial Technologies (India) Ltd.
- M. K. O’Leary, CEO, Netik
- Laurence Paley, senior manager, Summit Systems
- Paul Schneider, group CEO, SunGard Financial Networks (NYSE: SDS)
- Lawrence Tabb, vice president, securities and investments, TowerGroup
- Andrew Wescott, North American capital markets segment manager, HP (NYSE:HPQ)

Participants in the operational risk forum are:

- Mike Finlay, corporate development director, Raft
- Mack Gill, director, alliance program, SunGard
- Martin Gorrod, senior consultant, Iris Financial
- Raj Kapur, senior manager, global financial services industry marketing, Intel
- Kenny McBride, managing director, securities and capital markets, Microsoft
- Reto Tuffli, CEO, Centerprise Services
- Andrew Wescott, North American capital markets segment manager, HP
- Debbie Williams, co-founder and research director, Meridien Research

The fall 2002 issue was distributed at the Sibos 2002 conference and trade show in Geneva.

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