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30Jun/110

Design Chain Associates, LLC To Present in Mentor Graphics Webcast

Design Chain Associates, LLC To Present in Mentor Graphics Webcast










San Francisco, CA (PRWEB) September 6, 2005 -

– Design Chain Associates, LLC is pleased to announce that Ken Stanvick, Senior Vice President, will be the featured speaker in a Mentor Graphics webcast on September 14th. The webcast, entitled “The Impact of RoHS on the Design Process”, focuses on how the European Union’s (EU) “restriction of the use of certain hazardous substances in electrical and electronic equipment,” or RoHS, directive (2002/95/EC) and similar legislation and regulations around the world impacts electronic design engineering.

Mentor Graphics is the premier provider of board-level electronic design tools to the electronics industry and provides a design for RoHS compliance capability for their products. John Isaac, Mentor Graphics’ Director of Systems Market Development, identified Ken as a “renowned expert on RoHS” and stated that “Mentor Graphics is pleased to partner with Ken and Design Chain Associates to provide this design-focused webcast. The industry needs more RoHS information specifically targeted at the engineers and designers performing the PCB design.”

Ken commented that “DCA and I welcome this opportunity to reach out to Mentor Graphics’ customer base and help them become aware of and prepare for the technical as well as legal impact these new regulations will have on their day-to-day work”.

Topics covered will include why the regulation impacts design engineering and specifically what the impact is to:

·    printed circuit board materials and layout

·    component selection and related manufacturability and reliability issues

·    what data is required to be collected, why, and what to do with it

·    circuit design

as well as a brief introduction to “Design for Environment”.

Visit http://www.mentor.com/products/pcb/events/rohs_webinar.cfm to sign up to attend the webcast, which is free.

About Design Chain Associates, LLC

Design Chain Associates' consulting services help Electronics OEMs speed product time-to-market, reduce supply chain risks, and lower costs while increasing engineering and procurement efficiency. DCA offers a variety of consulting services related to RoHS and environmental compliance, including public and private seminars, product impact evaluation, personalized training, material composition acquisition, component engineering, Green BOM analysis, and competitive advantage analysis. San Francisco-based DCA has a local presence in other high-tech regions of the country such as the Austin/Houston corridor and the Boston region as well as around the globe through local associates. For more information, visit DCA on the web at http://www.designchainassociates.com.

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20Jun/110

Ram Iyer and Dr. Suzanne Berger of MIT to be Featured Panelists at Impact of Globalization Webcast Presented by The Conference Board

Ram Iyer and Dr. Suzanne Berger of MIT to be Featured Panelists at Impact of Globalization Webcast Presented by The Conference Board










Princeton, NJ (PRWEB) August 28, 2007

Argea, an outsourcing and process consulting firm, announced today that Ram Iyer, Founder and CEO, along with Dr. Suzanne Berger, distinguished professor, Director of MIT's International Science and Technology Initiative (MISTI) and author of the book How We Compete, will be the featured panelists at The Conference Board's September 19th webcast "How Will Globalization Affect Mid-Sized Companies?".

The Conference Board's 2007 Mid-Market CEO Challenge survey indicated that "Competition from China and the Rest of Asia" is one of the key business challenges facing Mid-Market CEO's in the next three to five years. To delve deeper into business issues these companies are facing "on the ground", Dr. Berger has agreed to discuss her recent extensive research into competitive strategies of companies that are grappling with intensifying global business competition.

Based on the five-year study by the MIT Industrial Performance Center, Dr. Berger authored the book How We Compete that goes into the trenches of over 500 international companies to discover which practices are succeeding in today's global economy, which are failing --and why. Berger and her team examined businesses where technology changes rapidly--such as electronics and software--as well as more traditional sectors, like the automobile industry, clothing, and textile industries.

They compared the strategies and success of high-tech companies like Intel and Sony, who manufacture their products in their own plants, and Cisco and Dell, who rely primarily on outsourcing. They looked closely at textile and clothing to uncover why some companies, including the Gap and Liz Claiborne, choose to outsource production to foreign countries, while others, such as Zara and Benetton, base most operations at home.

Dr. Berger will be joined by Ram Iyer, a recognized thought leader in helping mid-market companies to adopt the extended enterprise model to improve business performance and increase competitive agility. Argea was recently recognized as one of the "Top Ten Global Boutique Advisors and Influencers for 2007" in the Black Book of Outsourcing for its contributions and leadership in addressing the special outsourcing needs of mid-sized companies. Iyer, author of the chapter "Mid-market companies Confront Globalization" in the book Six Billion Minds, has written extensively on the unique impacts of globalization in the mid-market and is a frequent speaker on mid-market issues at related industry events.

Iyer said, "The future of American mid-market companies will depend, to a large extent, on their ability to adapt to - and prosper from - the forces of globalization. This force presents not just challenges, but also unprecedented opportunities for companies to transform their organizations for long-term competitive advantage. We are very pleased to have Dr. Berger as a panelist in this webcast by The Conference Board. No better research and analysis has been done by any figure or institution on the subject of how to compete globally. Senior executives of mid-sized companies will have access to Dr. Berger's advanced insight into comparative competitive strategies that can't be obtained elsewhere."

Executives that wish to attend the webcast may register at The Conference Board's dedicated website for the event at http://www.conference-board.org/webcasts/upcomingWebcast.cfm?id=1528 or by calling The Conference Board directly at 212-339-0345. The webcast will begin at 11:00 AM EST and conclude at 12:30 PM EST. The fee to join the webcast is $ 350 for members and $ 450 for non-members. The fee for non-profit is $ 265 and The Conference Board working group members pay only $ 300. Group rates are available. Please contact customer service at 212-339-0345 for more information on special rates.

About Argea

Argea's Mission is to help businesses become more globally competitive by intelligently choosing and integrating global resources to drive business performance. Argea has a specialized practice devoted to helping mid-sized companies succeed in a global economy. Argea's exceptional practitioners have deep business experience and many years of outsourcing experience, and are committed to making outsourcing successful for more companies. Argea provides consulting and outsourcing management services across the entire outsourcing life cycle. To find out how Argea can help your business, please visit our website at http://www.argea.com/.

About The Conference Board

The Conference Board is the world's preeminent business membership and research organization. Best known for the Consumer Confidence Index and the Leading Economic Indicators, The Conference Board has, for over 90 years, equipped the world's leading corporations with practical knowledge through issues-oriented research and senior executive peer-to-peer meetings. In an uncertain world of intense competition, increasing public accountability, and global risks, The Conference Board provides its members --- top executives and industry leaders from the most respected corporations in the United States and around the world --- with vital business intelligence and forward-looking best practices. At the same time, The Conference Board promotes confidence in the free enterprise system by shaping the values critical to ethical business performance.Companies and individuals benefit by using the knowledge we create and our unrivaled global network to improve business performance. The Conference Board is a not-for-profit organization and holds 501 (c) (3) tax-exempt status in the United States

Company Contact:

Lee Swindall, VP Marketing

Argea

5 Vaughn Drive

Princeton, NJ

609-734-9100

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18May/110

TechExcel CEO and Chief Software Architect Kicks off Webcast Series 2007 Application Lifecycle Management visionary, Dr. Tieren Zhou, Ph.D. to provide expertise and insight into the new paradigm in ALM

TechExcel CEO and Chief Software Architect Kicks off Webcast Series 2007 Application Lifecycle Management visionary, Dr. Tieren Zhou, Ph.D. to provide expertise and insight into the new paradigm in ALM












Lafayette, CA (PRWEB) January 17, 2007

TechExcel, Inc., the leading provider of knowledge-centric Application Lifecycle Management (ALM) software solutions, today announced that Dr. Tieren Zhou, CEO and Chief Software Architect, will kick-off TechExcel Webcast Series 2007 with two live webcasts "Enabling mature development processes with knowledge-centric Application Lifecycle Management," airing Wednesday, January 24, 10:00 AM Pacific and Wednesday, January 31, 8:30 AM Pacific. Registration and conferencing information may be found at: TechExcel Live Webcast Series 2007 Registration

Dr. Zhou will explore ALM mega-trends and the future of ALM solutions and how knowledge-centric ALM can be used to manage multiple projects with different development methodologies including Agile, Waterfall, Iterative Development, and others and then provide a sneak preview into TechExcel DevSuite 7.0. Participants can learn how DevSuite supports distributed and/or outsourced teams to be seamlessly connected.

About Dr. Zhou

Dr. Zhou is an expert in the growing field of Knowledge-centric Application Lifecycle Management for distributed development teams and uniting service and support with development. His vision is to bring order to the underlying chaos of software design planning and implementation. TechExcel's ALM solutions have been designed specifically to manage every aspect of the software lifecycle, from concept to delivery. His doctoral work focused on laboratory automation, conceptual modeling, robotics, and artificial intelligence. Zhou received his Master's degree in Computer Science and his Ph.D. in Artificial Intelligence from Kansas State University.

Registration and conferencing information may be found at: TechExcel Live Webcast Series 2007 Registration

About TechExcel Webcast Series 2007

The TechExcel Webcast Series provides a convenient and economical way to bring a wide range of topics that are critical to both the development and IT service and support communities. Featuring industry visionaries and timely topics, the TechExcel Webcast Series is an ideal medium for many individuals to participate from around the US and across the globe. Link to http://www.techexcel.com for schedules and on-demand replays.

About TechExcel:

TechExcel develops and markets intelligent software solutions that bring greater efficiency and customer satisfaction to critical business processes. The company is best known for its suite of Application Lifecycle Management (ALM) products that enable mature development methodologies to assist software development organizations bring better applications to the right market more efficiently.

TechExcel unifies the enterprise by bridging the gap between product development and service / support. This end-to-end environment empowers companies to optimize the relationship between these important organizations without sacrificing autonomy or business processes and provides a collaborative environment that significantly saves time and resources. Founded in 1995 and headquartered in Lafayette, California, TechExcel maintains over 1,300 customers in more than 25 countries worldwide. For more information, visit http://www.techexcel.com or call 925/871-3900.

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16Apr/110

?Forecast 2011? – Industry Luminaries Join Annual Tech M&A Webcast

“Forecast 2011” - Industry Luminaries Join Annual Tech M&A Webcast











"Forecast 2011" features industry luminaries panel, sponsored by software M&A firm Corum Group

Seattle, WA (Vocus/PRWEB) January 05, 2011

Corum Group, the leading software M&A specialist, will sponsor the 11th Annual M&A Forecast for Software, IT, Internet and Digital Media. This 90-minute “New Year, New Economy” event airs January 11 at 1 p.m. Eastern time. The conference this year features a special panel of technology leaders spanning the spectrum of software and technology endeavor.

“With an unprecedented group of industry leaders to share their insights and predictions, we see this year's event drawing an even larger audience than the over 800 tech CEOs, investors and other participants from 32 nations we hosted in 2010,” said Nat Burgess, President of the Corum Group. “Corum Valuation Metrics on 26 market sectors, a lively panel of experts, and predictions from the World Technology Council will provide insights to help attendees enhance value.”

The first half of the webinar will include an industry overview, with deal highlights the past year, and an analysis of the six major market segments in the tech industry (Mobile, IT, Services, Consumer Applications, Infrastructure, SaaS, and Internet), broken into valuation forecasts for 26 separate sectors.

The second half of the webinar will present insights from the panel of industry luminaries and hands-on leaders, including inventors, entrepreneurs, CEOs, and venture strategists, offering their insights on the previous year's M&A activity and trends opening up for audience Q&A at the end of the webinar. This session will feature a special section on “Warp Speed Growth” and the Top Ten Predictions from the World Technology Council.

Some of the experts scheduled for this annual event include:


IT Services: Ping Luo, computer scientist entrepreneur, President of VanceInfo North America, the #1 Chinese offshore software development vendor, fastest growing NYSE tech company in the world;

SaaS: Charles Rim, former corporate development Principal at Google, announcing his new venture as an Asian investor and entrepreneur himself;

Mobile: Reese Jones, inventor, entrepreneur and venture strategist, founder Netopia, acquired by Motorola for $ 208 million cash;

Consumer Applications: Jessica Tams, entrepreneur, founder of the international Casual Gaming Association with industry forecast;

Internet: David Lucatch, CEO of Intertainment Media Inc., Canada, “parallel entrepreneur” and President of internet hypergrowth phenomenon Ortsbo, Inc.

Infrastructure: Ric Merrifield, entrepreneur, now business scientist and cloud computing technical architecture strategist at Microsoft Corporation.

Q&A questions are welcomed from the audience via Webex throughout the webinar and are addressed at the end. Questions that are not addressed during the webinar, or those of a confidential nature, will be addressed privately following the event.

Registration is free on a first-come first-serve basis while seats last; to register, please visit

http://MergersAndAcquisitions.Webex.com

About Corum Webcast Events

Corum hosts monthly webinars which offer vital content and timely perspectives on current events in tech sectors like software and IT. These webinars regularly feature segments from guest speaker like Google, Cisco, EMC, IBM, HP and Microsoft, as well as leading private equity firms, executives and principals of recently acquired tech companies, and corporate development associates from Fortune 500 and other buyer companies around the world. In addition to guest speakers, other regular webinar features include an industry overview, focused on recent happenings, and the Corum Index, an analysis of industry valuation trends, as well as Q&A sessions.

About The Corum Group

For more than 25 years, Corum Group has been the global leader in M&A services for software and IT sectors. Corum has sold hundreds of companies and participants in Corum's M&A events (100 per year) have executed transactions worth more than one trillion dollars in value. With offices in eight countries, Corum researchers are able to keep an eye on deals around the globe, working in support of the industry’s premier team of dealmakers and M&A advisors who bring unmatched experience to their M&A transactions. Corum’s staff is led by principals with extensive service as former CEOs of their own tech companies, offering clients unparalleled expertise in M&A, and an unrivaled tradition of success. For more information, visit http://www.corumgroup.com.

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8Apr/110

Third Brigade CTO to Co-Host Intrusion Prevention Webcast with InfoTech Research Industry Analyst

Third Brigade CTO to Co-Host Intrusion Prevention Webcast with InfoTech Research Industry Analyst










Ottawa, ON and Reston, VA (PRWEB) September 18, 2006

What:    

Third Brigade Inc., (http://www.thirdbrigade.com) specialists in intrusion prevention software, today announced an upcoming webcast on InfoTech Talk, on “Protecting critical applications with host-based IPS”, co-hosted by Third Brigade’s Chief Technology Officer and a Senior Research Analyst from Info-Tech Research Group.

Who:    

Brian O’Higgins, Chief Technology Officer, Third Brigade

Ross Armstrong, Senior Research Analyst, Info-Tech Research Group

Where:     

http://www.ittshow.com/eventdetail.jsp?evntcmpnyid=28

When:    

Tuesday, September 26, 2006 - 2pm ET

Why:    

Businesses across a wide variety of industries look to protect critical web applications from attacks. A host-based intrusion prevention system (IPS) provides the best and last line of defense against attacks that exploit vulnerabilities in commercial and custom software, including web applications.

This event will discuss how to greater control operations by creating and enforcing comprehensive security policies that proactively stop damaging attacks before they impact critical data, applications and hosts.

You will learn about:

Fitting IP into the Security Infrastructure

The Vendor Push toward HIPS and delivering on IP Promises

Common Misconceptions of IPS

How host-based IPS can protect commercial & custom-built web applications

Why deep packet inspection is important to a host-based IPS

About Third Brigade Deep Security an advanced, host-based IPS

About Third Brigade

Third Brigade specializes in providing intrusion prevention systems (IPS) to health care, government, telecommunications, financial services and other organizations that need to prevent attacks that exploit vulnerabilities in commercial and custom software, including web applications. It enables you to create and enforce comprehensive security policies that proactively protect critical applications, sensitive data, and hosts, ensure regulatory compliance, and maximize the performance of your people, processes and hosts. Unlike other intrusion prevention systems, Third Brigade’s is not intrusive. It has been architected from the ground-up for intrusion prevention, and is smaller, faster and simpler. Third Brigade. That’s control.

For more media and analyst inquiries only, contact:

Kathryn Schwab

Media and Analyst Relations

Third Brigade, Inc.

(T) 613-599-4505 x2238

(M) 613-858-4407

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27Mar/110

Argea’s CEO is a Featured Panelist at The Conference Board’s Webcast Presentation of Thinking Offshoring Through: A Framework for Decision-Makers, February 22, 2005

Argea’s CEO is a Featured Panelist at The Conference Board’s Webcast Presentation of Thinking Offshoring Through: A Framework for Decision-Makers, February 22, 2005










Princeton, NJ (PRWEB) February 18, 2005

Argea announced today that Ram Iyer, Founder & CEO of Argea, the outsourcing consulting company, will be a featured panelist in the first of three web seminars presented by The Conference Board, entitled Thinking Offshoring Through: a Framework for Decision Makers. The three-part web cast, which is offered to corporate decision-makers and influencers, will address critical business considerations that are often overlooked but are essential for offshore outsourcing and offshoring success.

The seminar will address financial and operational issues in offshoring, external and market considerations, as well as management and human resource issues. The web cast series, the first on offshoring presented by The Conference Board, is designed to help US companies improve their global competitiveness in a time when challenges are emanating from countries all over the world.

Said Ton Heijmen, Senior Outsourcing/Offshoring Advisor to The Conference Board, “Whether a company chooses to implement an offshoring strategy or not, the Conference Board’s decision-making framework provides a 360 degree view that enables a holistic approach and considered decision making. Following this framework will help companies achieve success with their offshoring strategies.”

Increasingly, outsourcing and offshoring is producing a competitive ‘leveling’ effect for companies that are struggling to maintain and gain market share, customers and profitability. Outsourcing and offshoring can be both defensive and offensive weapons that stave off competitive threats and secure access to new markets and customers. William Batiste, Chairman of Argea and former North American Head of Business Process Outsourcing (BPO) for PriceWaterhouseCoopers (PwC), said “Outsourcing and offshoring are a corporation’s answers to globalization. The better a company does at mastering offshore outsourcing, the greater the business advantages it gains.”

For a growing number of companies in highly competitive industry sectors, outsourcing and offshoring is no longer viewed as an option, but rather as an imperative. But decision-makers in US companies need to be well-informed about risks and opportunities before launching outsourcing and offshoring initiatives. Ram Iyer said “We have found, from working with clients - and from an international survey we conducted in 2004 - that companies embarking on outsourcing and offshoring repeat the mistakes of others, across industries and company sizes. Leveraging the knowledge of experienced practitioners will dramatically improve the outcomes of these projects. The Conference Board is performing a much-needed service in guiding companies on how to think it through.”

About The Conference Board Web Seminar

Additional information and registration details about Thinking Offshoring Through: A Framework for Decision Makers can be obtained on The Conference Board’s event web site. Go to: http://www.conferenceboard.org/knowledge/citizenseminars/seminarThinkOffshore3.cfm

About Argea

Argea's Mission is to help US-based businesses become more globally competitive by intelligently choosing and collaboratively integrating global resources and technologies to drive business performance. Argea’s experienced practitioners have deep business experience and many years of outsourcing experience, and are committed to making outsourcing successful for more companies. Argea provides consulting and outsourcing management services across the outsourcing lifecycle. To find out how Argea can help your business, please visit our website at http://www.argea.com.

Company Contact:

Lee Swindall, VP Marketing

Argea

29 Emmons Dr., Ste. G-10

Princeton, NJ

608-987-1450 (Direct)

http://www.argea.com


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20Jan/110

Bulgarian Technology Firms to be Showcased at The Gateway Summit 2004 at Stanford University; Event to be Webcast by Speedera Networks

SAN FRANCISCO, CA (PRWEB) November 25, 2004

More than 20 Bulgarian companies and 30 Bulgarian-owned businesses based in California will participate in the three-day 'Gateway Summit 2004', Bulgaria's largest technology event in the U.S. The kick-off for this event will be a one-day conference held in the heart of the Silicon Valley, at Stanford University’s Frances C. Arrillaga Alumni Center in Palo Alto, California on Nov 29, 2004.

The second and third day of the BulgariaHiTech Summit will feature exclusive meetings with leading Silicon Valley companies. In addition, as part of the Bulgaria HiTech Tour in the United States, the Bulgarian delegation will have meetings with companies in Seattle and Washington, D. C. led by top Bulgarian Government representatives.

The Gateway Summit 2004, organized by BulgariaHiTech, with the support of the United States Agency for International Development (USAID) and the Bulgarian Government, will allow participating companies and their CEOs to showcase their technology, services and products to financial and hi-tech companies, venture capitalists and angel investors. Bulgaria is participating in the Silicon Valley Summit with a 40-member delegation, led by Finance Minister Milen Velchev.

“This ground-breaking event and launch of the BulgariaHiTech Tour 2004/05 will demonstrate how Bulgarian resources can play a key role in creating a competitive advantage through the execution of new strategies in the U.S. and European markets,” said Vassil Mladjov, founder of BulgariaHiTech. “Our keynote speakers and panelists will discuss the benefits and challenges of doing business in Eastern Europe and demonstrate how U.S. firms can draw from this region to optimize business profits. We are proud to introduce Bulgaria’s new technology frontier in Eastern Europe to emerging and established Silicon Valley companies, and we look forward to bringing these business opportunities together.”

BulgariaHiTech expects more than 400 conference delegates at the one-day conference, with speakers representing Stanford University, Citigroup, Cisco, HP, Lazard, Sciant, BASSCOM and Mobissimo, as well as a number of hi-tech associations and key Bulgarian government officials.

The Gateway Summit 2004 will be webcast live from Stanford University, with the help of Speedera Networks’ SpeedSuite streaming services and its globally distributed delivery network. All sessions will be available for on-demand viewing after the conference. “Users who were not able to attend this exclusive conference in person will be able to watch it in its entirety from their desktops anywhere in the world.” said Ajit Gupta, president and CEO of Speedera Networks.

"BulgariaHiTech Summit is the first major exhibition and conference that has been devoted principally to the Bulgarian offshore outsourcing proposition and investment opportunities,” said Simeon Nestorov, Managing Director of BulgariaHiTech. “I think it will be immensely successful in raising the awareness in a professional way of consumers of outsourcing services, both in the Unite States and the European Union."

“To show our commitment to the high-tech sector and to further promote foreign investment in Bulgaria, we are proud to announce the upcoming BulgariaHiTech Tour 2005 and the Sofia HiTech Summit, which are scheduled to take place in the spring of 2005 in Bulgaria,” added Mr. Mladjov. U.S., Asian and EU companies and investors will be able to meet and explore opportunities first hand during the Sofia HiTech Summit,”

Registration for the Gateway Summit 2004 at Stanford University is free.

To register and for additional information on The BulgariaHiTech Tour 2004/05, contact BulgariaHiTech at 415.420.2883 or visit http://www.bulgariahitech.com.

Vassil Mladjov

Founder

BulgariaHiTech

415.420.2883

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