Summarized by 'Bruce F. Webster'
Start of Y2K analysis series by international expert
Bruce Webster Press Release 7Oct99 P2
Washington, DC -- Bruce F. Webster, Co-Chair of the Washington D.C.
Year 2000 Group and internationally-known Y2K analyst, released today
the first of a series of articles examining the remaining core issues
in the Year 2000 arena. These articles will be published exclusively
on the Y2K Today web site (www.y2ktoday.com), which is run by
Infrastructure Defense, Inc. (www.idefense.com).
The first article, "Playing the Y2K Wild Cards", looks at nearly a dozen
'wild card' events that could dampen or increase the national and global
impact of Y2K. Webster crafted this list a year ago (October 1998) and now
examines it to see which have come to pass, which might yet unfold, and
which can be completely ruled out. They include a 'warm war' in Europe,
devaluation of the Chinese yuan, a civil war in Russia, a deepening of the
economic crisis in Latin America, and a serious terrorist attack on US
soil. The article can be found at Y2K Today (www.y2ktoday.com). Future
articles will be posted every one to two weeks.
Bruce F. Webster (www.bfwa.com) has become an internationally recognized
authority on the Year 2000 crisis. He has provided analysis and documents
on the Y2K issue to Senate and House committees, and he has testified about
Y2K issues three separate times before Congress. He has given a private
presentation on Y2K contingency planning to US intelligence agencies; he
was the keynote speaker for a private Y2K conference held at the World
Bank; and he has given private presentations before Congressional staff
members. He has given private Y2K briefings to representatives of other
nations at the invitation of the US government. He has also given numerous
public address on Y2K issues at conferences and other public forums,
including at national Y2K conferences in the Middle East and Russia.
Webster is founder (under Fannie Mae's direction) and Co-Chair of the
Washington D.C. Year 2000 Group (www.wdcy2k.org). The WDCY2K Group is the
largest--over 2200 members--and most active Y2K organization in the world.
It brings together each month two to three hundred leaders, manager, and
technologists from industry, finance, government, and the military to
discuss Y2K issues, share solutions, and coordinate efforts.
Webster is based out of Dallas, TX, where he does high-level consulting on
Year 2000 legal issues and contingency planning, complexity issues in
technology, project management and failure, and intellectual property. He
is the author of over 150 articles and four books, including _The Y2K
Survival Guide: Getting To, Getting Through, and Getting Past the Year 2000
Problem_ (Prentice Hall, 1999, ISBN 0-13-021496-5). He is a graduate of
Brigham Young University (BSCS, 1978) and has over 20 years' experience in
information technology and software engineering.