FOR RELEASE Friday, December 15, 2006
PLANO, Texas – UGS Corp., a leading global provider of product lifecycle management (PLM) software and services, today announced Craig J. Berry, senior vice president of IT and CIO, is an honoree of Computerworld’s 2007 Premier 100 IT Leaders Awards. IDG’s Computerworld recognizes executives who show exemplary technology leadership in resolving pressing business problems.
“Craig exemplifies the combination of technology know-how and business acumen that UGS prides itself in,” said Tony Affuso, chairman, CEO and president of UGS. “Spearheading the IT organization of one of the largest private global technology companies, Craig demonstrates a true technology leader in his commitment to enabling the success of Teamcenter® portfolio, our flagship and award-winning collaboration tool and delivering key milestones across our global IT initiatives.”
As senior vice president of IT and CIO, Berry oversees technology infrastructure and applications for the 7,200-workforce, global company. He led the implementation of a globally consolidated, SAP® application and Teamcenter-based, enterprise system, and continues to evolve an integrated, analytic and service-oriented architecture in order to meet the needs of key decision makers, customers and partners.
“The professionals honored in Computerworld’s 2007 Premier 100 IT Leaders program, and by extension the organizations they represent, are clearly mindful of their role and obligation as leaders of the global IT community,” said Don Tennant, editor-in-chief, Computerworld. “Their willingness to brave the scrutiny of the limelight as they share their experiences with their peers has won our respect, appreciation, and deep admiration.”
Computerworld’s 2007 Premier 100 IT Leaders honors the 100 IT executives who have led their organizations by mentoring and motivating employees; envisioning innovative solutions to business challenges; and effectively managing and executing IT strategies. The 2007 honorees will be recognized, with many presenting their success strategies, at Computerworld’s upcoming Premier 100 IT Leaders Conference, March 4 - 6, 2007, at the JW Marriott Desert Springs Resort in Palm Desert, Calif.
UGS is a leading global provider of product lifecycle management (PLM) software and services with nearly 4 million licensed seats and 46,000 customers worldwide. Headquartered in Plano, Texas, UGS’ vision is to enable a world where organizations and their partners collaborate through global innovation networks to deliver world-class products and services while leveraging UGS’ open enterprise solutions, fulfilling the mission of enabling them to transform their process of innovation.
Computerworld is recognized worldwide as the premier source for news, information and opinion on the critical technology and management issues affecting senior technology professionals. Computerworld’s award-winning weekly publication, Computerworld.com Web site, focused conference series and custom research, form the hub of the world’s largest (58-edition) global IT media network. In the past five years alone, Computerworld has won more than 100 awards, including the 2004 and 2006 Magazine of the Year Award from the American Society of Business Publication Editors and Folio Magazine’s 2006 Gold EDDIE Award for the best technology/computing magazine. Computerworld has an online audience of over 1.9 million unique monthly visitors (Omniture) and a total print audience of 1,337,000 (IntelliQuest CIMS Spring 2006). Computerworld is on the Web at www.computerworld.com.
Computerworld is a business unit of International Data Group (IDG), the world’s leading technology media, research and events company. A privately held company, IDG publishes more than 300 magazines and newspapers, including CIO, CSO, Computerworld, GamePro, InfoWorld, Network World and PC World. The company features the largest network of technology-specific Web sites, with more than 400 around the world. IDG is also a leading producer of more than 170 computer-related events worldwide, including Storage Networking World®, Premier 100®, LinuxWorld Conference & Expo®, Macworld Conference & Expo, DEMO® and IDC Directions. IDC provides global market research and advice through offices in 50 countries. Company information is available at http://www.idg.com.
Note: UGS, Teamcenter, and Transforming the process of innovation are trademarks or registered trademarks of UGS Corp. or its subsidiaries in the United States and in other countries. SAP is a trademark(s) or registered trademark(s) of SAP AG in Germany and in several other countries. All other trademarks, registered trademarks or service marks belong to their respective holders.
The statements in this news release that are not historical statements, including statements regarding expected benefits of the portfolio, adoption by customers, continued innovation and other statements identified by forward looking terms such as "may," "will," "expect," "plan," "anticipate" or "project," are forward-looking statements. These statements are subject to numerous risks and uncertainties which could cause actual results to differ materially from such statements, including, among others, risks relating to developments in the PLM industry, competition, failure to innovate, partnering strategy, major design errors or security flaws and intellectual property. UGS has included a discussion of these and other pertinent risk factors in its quarterly report on Form 10-Q for the period ended June 30, 2006 filed with the SEC. UGS disclaims any intention or obligation to update or revise any forward-looking statements, whether as a result of new information, future events or otherwise.