Media Alert: Microsoft Showcases Innovative Technologies Transforming the Securities Industry at SIFMA

NEW YORK — June 18, 2007

What: At the 2007 SIFMA Technology Management Conference & Exhibit, the largest technology trade show for the securities industry, Microsoft Corp. and industry partners will showcase new innovative technologies impacting Wall Street, including the following:

  • Microsoft .NET StockTrader. This downloadable turnkey implementation based on online stock trading scenarios illustrates best-practice programming for high-performance, scalable and interoperable service-oriented applications using Microsoft® .NET Framework 3.0.

  • Windows Presentation Foundation demo. Microsoft, Linedata Services and Lab49 Inc. joined forces to build a trading demonstration that showcases the dazzling new features of Windows® Presentation Foundation for the buy-side community.

  • Real-time trading data in Office Excel 2007. GigaSpaces is working with Microsoft to integrate its high-performance, low-latency Space-Based Architecture with Windows Compute Cluster Server, Office Excel® 2007 and Excel Services. A high-volume market data application that involves Office Excel 2007 and GigaSpaces will be demonstrated.

  • Reference architecture for complex event processing. Microsoft and StreamBase Systems Inc. will demonstrate new architecture that enables .NET applications to access very low-latency data streams as part of algorithmic trading solutions.

  • 2007 Microsoft Office system and Windows Vista. Demonstrations will show how the 2007 Office release and Windows Vista® streamline business intelligence, collaboration and compliance within the securities industry.

When: June 19–21, 2007

Where: 27th annual Securities Industry and Financial Markets Association (SIFMA) Technology Management Conference & Exhibit

Microsoft Executive Suite, Room 4231/33, Floor 42

Hilton New York

1335 Avenue of the Americas

New York, NY 10019


  • Tracy Issel, industry general manager, U.S. Financial Services Group, Microsoft. Issel aligns Microsoft’s marketing, sales, partner and services strategies to deliver optimal value for financial services customers and strong business results for industry partners.

  • Craig Saint-Amour, director of capital markets solutions, U.S. Financial Services Group, Microsoft. Saint-Amour is responsible for strategy, solutions delivery, partner management, marketing and industry sales.

  • Stevan Vidich, technical architect for capital markets solutions, U.S. Financial Services Group, Microsoft. Vidich develops Microsoft’s technology strategy and works with key industry players on the adoption of Microsoft technology in financial markets.

  • Mark Horvath, worldwide industry technical architect, Worldwide Capital Markets Group, Microsoft. Horvath provides technical expertise regarding strategy and solutions delivery in the securities industry.

  • Ian Warford, director of capital markets, EMEA Financial Services Group, Microsoft. Warford is responsible for strategy, solutions delivery, partner management, marketing and industry sales.

Other News: Microsoft conducted a study of high-performance computing (HPC) usage among technology professionals in financial services firms. Findings centered on HPC trends and current market needs for multiserver environments. Respondents expressed the need for faster tools to complete complex computations and enable quantitative analysis.


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