After five years at Intel as head of its financial services strategy, Nigel Woodward has exited the building for pastures unknown. Woodward joined the firm back in February 2006 (see our news brief on the subject at the time here) and during his five years at Intel, has focused on leading its retail and investment banking strategy.
Over recent years, Intel has attempted to increase its relevance to the financial services community with initiatives like its Faster City events, which have been running since Woodward joined back in 2006. The technology firm has also teamed up with others in the vendor community to conduct benchmarking tests to prove computational performance such as risk calculation speed and trading performance (see an example of such tests performed for SunGard’s Ambit platform last year here).
Prior to his appointment at Intel, Woodward was worldwide manager for capital markets and securities at Sun Microsystems for nine years.