02 February 2005

UGS Chairman, CEO and President Tony Affuso to Highlight “Game-changing” Role of Product Lifecycle Management (PLM) as Enterprise Strategy and Innovation Driver at CIO Perspectives® on Enterprise Value Conference on February 7

FOR RELEASE Wednesday, February 2, 2005

PLANO, Texas – Addressing the increasing global visibility of product lifecycle management (PLM) among CXOs, UGS Chairman, CEO and President Tony Affuso plans to highlight the “game-changing” role of PLM as an enterprise strategy and innovation driver at the CIO Perspectives® on Enterprise Value conference to be held Feb. 6-8 in Fort Lauderdale, Fla.

Produced by CXO Media (publisher of CIO magazine), the conference attracts chief information officers (CIOs) and other senior executives from leading public and private organizations around the world.  UGS, a leading global provider of product lifecycle management (PLM) software and services, is for the first time underwriting the event (www.cio.com/conferences) and the presentation of the annual CIO Enterprise Value Awards® during the three-day program.

“UGS’ partnership with the CIO Perspectives on Enterprise Value conference highlights the increasing visibility product lifecycle management is gaining at the CXO level as a true enterprise strategy,” said Jim Milton, executive vice president of Global Sales and Services for UGS.  “We plan to use this conference as a springboard for promoting not just how UGS transforms the process of innovation for its customers, but also how organizations can leverage the enterprise value of PLM in general. 

“What PLM ultimately does for organizations is drive top-line revenue growth through a repeatable process for product innovation.  That’s a story we believe CIOs and other CXOs are interested in learning more about.”

About UGS

UGS is a leading global provider of product lifecycle management (PLM) software and services with nearly 4 million licensed seats and 42,000 clients worldwide.  The company promotes openness and standardization and works collaboratively with its clients in creating enterprise solutions enabling them to transform their process of innovation and thus begin to capture the value of PLM. 

About CXO Media Inc.

CXO Media Inc. produces award-winning media properties and executive programs for corporate officers who use technology to thrive and prosper in this new era of business.  Magazines from this esteemed content producer are CIO magazine, CSO magazine, and CMO magazine with all three offering companion websites for their respective audiences of chief information officers, chief security officers and chief marketing officers.  The company also publishes Darwinmag.com for CEOs and other corporate executives who want to understand technology concepts in order to make smart business decisions.  CXO Media also produces a series of conferences that provide educational and networking opportunities for pre-qualified executives and operates the CIO Executive Council™, a professional organization of CIOs.  Founded in 1987 and headquartered in Framingham, Massachusetts, CXO Media strives to enhance partnerships between C-level officers as well as create opportunities for information technology and consumer marketers to reach them.  Company information is available at http://www.cxo.com.



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