About the Participating Sponsors

Accenture is a global management consulting, technology services and outsourcing company. Combining unparalleled experience, comprehensive capabilities across all industries and business functions, and extensive research on the world's most successful companies, Accenture collaborates with clients to help them become high-performance businesses and governments. With 178,000 people in 49 countries, the company generated net revenues of US$19.70 billion for the fiscal year ended Aug. 31, 2007. Its home page is www.accenture.com.

Founded in 1975, Microsoft (Nasdaq "MSFT") is the worldwide leader in software, services and solutions that help people and businesses realize their full potential.

Microsoft has a deep understanding of the catalytic role that technology can play in achieving goals of all kinds. Through a broad range of Government and Education Engagement Programs, we are partnering with policy makers, governments, and educators in more than 120 countries. We're working together to help achieve a shared vision of the future - a future in which citizens and communities are more secure, more connected, and empowered to thrive in a 21st century world.