Cyon Research Announces Alan Cooper to Keynote COFES 2006

Author of 'The Inmates are Running the Asylum' To Speak on Innovation at Premier Industry Event

Bethesda, MD, February 13, 2006 -- Cyon Research Corporation, a provider of consulting and research to engineering technology markets, today announced that the keynote for COFES 2006™: The Congress on the Future of Engineering Software will be software visionary Alan Cooper.

Known as a leading authority on customer experience and interaction design, the Father of Visual Basic, and inventor of personas as a design tool, Alan Cooper is the author of the best-selling books About Face: The Essentials of User Interface Design and The Inmates Are Running the Asylum.

Alan Cooper's leading consulting firm, Cooper (, helps companies streamline development and build customer loyalty through design. Cooper provides user research, product definition, and product design services to a wide variety of clients, from high-tech leaders like HP and Microsoft to such well-known brands as Charles Schwab, Sony, and NBC. Cooper helps many of its clients build their own design capabilities through process and organizational consulting as well as training in its unique methods.

"Alan Cooper's background and experience in both the software development and product design communities makes him the perfect person to take on the topic of innovation at COFES," says Rick Stavanja, VP and CIO, Cyon Research, and a long-term follower of Cooper's vision. "He is a pioneer of innovation, and his unique forward thinking has influenced an entire generation of designers of software, products, and business processes."

COFES 2006, the 7th annual COFES, brings together executives from engineering, design, development, architecture, and technology companies to discuss and explore engineering technology and its effects on business and the future. COFES offers unparalleled opportunities for in-depth and open discussion among industry participants without distraction.

Held in Scottsdale, Arizona, COFES 2006 is the forum for the business and technology of tools and processes for the engineers and architects who design the world around us. COFES is an exclusive invitation-only event with limited attendance. Information about COFES can be found at

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 annual event, which explores investments necessary today to take advantage of-and profit from-future technologies.™ is Cyon Researchs Web-based search engine and research resource for market information, news, and industry commentary. Other Cyon Research publications include CADCAMNet™ and Engineering Automation Report™, a subscription newsletter providing insight, analysis, and reviews on technology specific to manufacturing disciplines.

COFES,, CADCAMNET, Engineering Automation Report, Cyon Research are trademarks of Cyon Research Corporation. All other trademarks are the property of their respective owners.

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Rachael Dalton-Taggart
Strategic Reach PR

Published: Monday, February 13, 2006


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