David Weinberger to Keynote COFES2005

Co-Author of ‘The Cluetrain Manifesto’ Brings Perspectives on New Approaches to Engineering Information Management

BETHESDA, Md., March 8, 2005 - Cyon Research Corporation, a leading provider of analysis and consulting for engineering technology markets, will present Dr. David Weinberger, author, industry commentator and Harvard Fellow, as the main keynote for COFES 2005.

Dr. Weinberger has an illustrious history in technology including key positions within Interleaf, an early document management software firm, and Open Text, which was the search engine behind Yahoo. Weinberger developed market- and thought-leadership in Web-based collaboration technologies, and authored two highly acclaimed books tackling visions of how Internet technology will affect business and society. He has founded dot-coms and consults to large companies and startups. Weinberger is also a commentator on NPR’s “All Things Considered”, and a columnist for Worthwhile and KM World magazines. His work has appeared in Wired, InformationWeek, The NY Times, USAToday, and the current issues of Harvard Business Review and Esther Dyson’s Release 1.0, among many others.

“David Weinberger is an anomaly,” stated Dr. Joel Orr, Chief Visionary, Cyon Research. “The kind of anomaly that makes COFES incredibly valuable to attendees. He draws passionately upon his rich and diverse background to present challenging concepts in simple and entertaining ways. A veteran of many of years in the software industry, David has a profound grasp of how business is conducted—and how the Web is changing everything. He brings perspectives that are relevant to everyone at COFES yet can be understood by anyone. We are excited to have Dr. Weinberger speak to the engineering software industry.”

While not an engineer, Dr. Weinberger has long had deep involvement in technologies that affect engineering software – and business – every day. He was a founder of SGML Open (now OASIS), has served on advisory boards for Microsoft, Yahoo!, AIIM, the Seybold Conference, The World Congress of Philosophy, Xplor, and leading emerging tech companies such as Technorati and MetaCarta. In 2004 he was made a fellow at Harvard’s prestigious Berkman Institute for Internet and Society. He also writes several blogs on the effect of technology on culture. He is currently writing a book about the effect on business and thought of the deep changes in how we organize information digitally.

Dr. Weinberger earned his undergraduate degree from Bucknell University, and his doctor of philosophy in philosophy at the University of Toronto. He resides in Boston with his family.

More biographical information on Dr. Weinberger can be found at www.hyperorg.com/speaker/bio.html


What is COFES?
The sixth annual Congress on the Future of Engineering Software, presented by HP, will take place at the Scottsdale Plaza Resort, Scottsdale, AZ April 14-17, 2005. COFES, a mainstay of the engineering software industry, provides an intensive conference atmosphere where private and public discussions are held. Attendees are executives, end users, CAD and PLM vendors, analysts, and press who work together to determine, define, and clarify the business issues of engineering technologies.

COFES is an invitation-only event. To find out more information and to request an invitation, please visit www.cofes.com

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. CADwire.net™ is Cyon Research's Web-based research resource for market information, news, and industry commentary. Other Cyon Research publications include CADCAMNet™, Engineering Automation Report™, both subscription newsletters providing insight, analysis, and reviews on technology specific to manufacturing disciplines; and AECNews™, a newsletter delivering information on trends, new technologies, and market information for design technologies that address architecture and construction.

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Published: Tuesday, March 08, 2005


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