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• Siva
June 20, 2008

Herb Phillipps Jr.
Founder & C.E.O.
314-10 Queens Quay West
Toronto, ON M5J 2R9

Dear Herb,

The Transformation Initiative which was initiated by National Commercial Bank (NCB), Jamaica in 2002, would most certainly not have started at all muchless achieved the success it did without the presence of its primary driver and owner Herb Phillipps Jr.

Herb, at that time, was a member of the board of directors with responsibility and role of Director of Transformation Initiative, while I was the Regional Manager responsible for the NCB account at Infosys Technologies Limited. Herb recognized that a transformation of this nature, involving NCB's entire core technology infrastructure, was not a technology project but was to be driven by the business heads rather than IT. This was a key element for the success of the project which included changing out many legacy systems such as the Core banking applications and the implementation of a new Internet banking system; a first in the region. This "big bang, go live" implementation was achieved in an unprecedented time of 7 months.

Herb was at the centre of it all for NCB, leading this Phase-1 implementation of Finacle Core banking solution. In the ensuing months he continued to power forward with other phases of implementations such as Retail Internet banking, Alert server, Treasury solution, CRM, etc. At Infosys, called him "The Impediment Remover" as one could go to him with any complex issue and he provided timely resolutions,(some in an astonishing time of less than 24 hours). This was achieved by assembling all the stake holders, be it business, technology and or other supply partners, so that we (Infosys and NCB) could debate, decide and implement solutions (without the unending intellectual and theoretical discussion some topics could get into), thus moving the project forward.

I would like to end this tribute by stating that no project of any decent complexity can do without the services of Herb and indeed HIPNET. His positive presence and the dynamic active role that he plays coupled with his stupendous energy, experience and capability in banking makes Herb a "must have leader" if one wants great control, risk mitigation and high success for any mission critical transformation projects.

I would highly recommend HIPNET and I am sure you would thank me for this recommendation once you've engaged their services.

Siva Kumar
Ex- Regional Manager,Infosys Technologies Limited
678-764-6124 (Cell)
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