Cyon Research Welcomes New Analyst

Deke Smith brings his expertise to Cyon Research

BETHESDA, MD, Dec 19, 2006 -- Cyon Research Corporation, a leading provider of analysis and consulting for engineering technology markets, today announced the addition of Dana "Deke" Smith to its team of knowledgeable experts on business and technology.

Smith comes to Cyon Research with over 30 years of CAD industry experience. Smith is the founder and current chair of the National Institute of Building Sciences Facility Information Council, which houses the US National Computer Aided Design Standard, as well as the evolving National Building Information Model Standard. 

"I hope that my experiences will provide others with success," Smith said. "Cyon Research is a strong component in this industry, and I am keen to offer my knowledge to contribute to its success."

Smith has been a shaping factor in the molding of the CAD industry, with his participation in the NIBS Construction Criteria Base, now Whole Building Design Guide. His contributions to the industry are seemingly endless, as he was also a participant in the initiation of both the American Institute of Architects CAD Layering Guidelines, as well as the Construction Specifications Institute Uniformat II. His efforts have been recognized with a Federal 100 award and the 2006 CAD Society Leadership award.

"I am delighted to welcome Deke on board," says Cyon Research CEO Brad Holtz.  "He has an uncanny ability to get to the root and find a practical solution in politically charged situations. Deke will be a strong asset for our research and practice in the AEC markets."

About Cyon Research
Cyon Research Corporation is a provider of analysis and consulting for engineering technology markets.  Cyon Research provides key information, research, analysis, and consulting to its clients worldwide.  COFES: The Congress on the Future of Engineering Software is Cyon Research’s primary event, and explores investments necessary today to take advantage of--and profit from--future technologies. Cyon Research’s subscription newsletter, CADCAMNet, provides insight, analysis, and reviews on technology specific to manufacturing disciplines.

COFES, CADCAMNet, and  Cyon Research are trademarks of Cyon Research Corporation.  All other trademarks are the property of their respective owners.

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Published: Monday, December 18, 2006

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