SOURCE: Harte-Hanks

November 15, 2006 09:00 ET

MEDIA ADVISORY: Aberdeen Group, a Harte-Hanks Company, to Host Two-Day Summit in Boston for Chief Procurement Officers

Among Featured Keynotes Are Former CEO of Apple Computer John Sculley and IBM's Chief Procurement Officer John Paterson on November 16 in Boston; Five Companies to Be Honored

BOSTON, MA -- (MARKET WIRE) -- November 15, 2006 --


Aberdeen Group®, a Harte-Hanks (NYSE: HHS) company and a leading provider of fact-based research for the global, technology-based value chain, will host a two-day conference in Boston on November 16-17, 2006 titled the "2nd Annual Chief Procurement Officer's Summit." Members of the media are welcome to attend this conference.

Three keynote speakers will address senior-procurement attendees:

--  John Sculley, Venture Capitalist and former CEO of Pepsi-Cola Co. &
    Apple Computer (Thursday, Nov. 16, Lunch Keynote, 11:30 a.m. to 12:30
    p.m.):  Sculley is using his experience as a corporate CEO and business
    innovator to help create "interoperable networked financial services"
    designed for global commerce.
--  John Paterson, Chief Procurement Officer of IBM (Thursday, Nov. 16,
    Morning Keynote, 8:45 a.m. to 9:30 a.m. all times EST):  Paterson will
    deliver key messages around developing the procurement function within the
--  Michael Treacy, Author of "The Discipline of Market Leaders and
    Double-Digit Growth: How Great Companies Achieve It -- No Matter What"
    (Thursday, Nov. 16, Afternoon Keynote):  Treacy will share insights
    regarding the role of procurement, sourcing and new product development
In addition, Aberdeen will recognize five companies that have achieved excellence in global supply chain management in an award presentation on Thursday evening (5:30 p.m. to 6:00 p.m.).

Date: Thursday, November 16, 2006 and Friday, November 17, 2006

Thursday, 8:30 a.m. to 8:00 p.m.
Friday, 7:30 a.m. to 1:00 p.m.

Westin Waterfront Hotel, Boston
425 Summer Street, Boston, MA

The public may register ($750) online at:

Members of the media may register (complimentary) by e-mail: or by calling Tracey at (408) 691-1901

Credentials: Proof of press credentials such as a by-lined article or a letter from an editor is required.

About Harte-Hanks Aberdeen

Aberdeen is a leading provider of fact-based research and market intelligence that delivers demonstrable results. Having benchmarked more than 25,000 companies in the past two years, Aberdeen is uniquely positioned to educate users to action: driving market awareness, creating demand, enabling sales, and delivering meaningful return-on-investment analysis. As the trusted advisor to the global technology markets, corporations turn to AberdeenTM for insights that drive decisions.

As a Harte-Hanks company, Aberdeen plays a key role of putting content in context for the global direct and targeted marketing company. Aberdeen's analytical and independent view of the "customer optimization" process of Harte-Hanks (Information -- Opportunity -- Insight -- Engagement -- Interaction) extends the client value and accentuates the strategic role Harte-Hanks brings to the market. For additional information, visit on Aberdeen or call (617) 723-7890, or to learn more about Harte-Hanks, call (800) 456-9748 or go to

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