SOURCE: Aberdeen Group

Aberdeen Group

April 23, 2009 10:00 ET

Aberdeen Announces Final Speaker Lineup and Achievement Award Nominees for Next Week's Product Innovation and Engineering Summit

Chief Technologist at Delphi Corp and Chief Science Officer at Sealy Inc. Are Among Those Presenting at Next Week's Chicago-Based Summit

BOSTON, MA--(Marketwire - April 23, 2009) - Aberdeen Group, a Harte-Hanks Company (NYSE: HHS), announces the final speaker lineup and Industry Achievement Award Nominees for the annual Product Innovation Executive (PIE) Summit. Award nominees are derived from Aberdeen's research over the past 12 months, and identified by Aberdeen's Product Innovation and Engineering team of senior analysts.

And the nominees are:

1. Innovation in Technology Award: Enterprise that has leveraged technology solutions to solve pressing business issues to positively impact company performance.


--  Alcoa Wheel & Transportation Products
--  Northrup Grumman

2. Performance Excellence Award: Enterprise that has harnessed the performance impacts of value chain activities and mastered methodologies for financial, operational, and customer-centric performance excellence.


--  John Deere
--  Motorola
--  Honeywell Aerospace

3. Process Excellence Award: Enterprise that has demonstrated process ingenuity, agility, flexibility, and scalability to address evolving business requirements.


--  Black & Decker
--  Rockwell Collins

4. Business Evolution Award: Enterprise that has demonstrated the ability to manage the flow of information across internal functional practices to achieve demonstrable business growth.


--  Novartis
--  Goodrich Corporation

5. Executive Stewardship Award: Enterprise that has overcome tremendous obstacles and achieved new performance heights as a result of direct involvement and leadership from exceptional executive management.


--  Pitney Bowes MapInfo
--  Ford

These esteemed organizations will be highlighted at next week's PIE Summit, April 29-30, in Chicago. The award winners will be announced by Aberdeen's CEO and Chief Research Officer during an award ceremony on day one of the Summit.

"Now in its third year, the Product Innovation Executive Summit has become the foremost resource for product manufacturers and business leaders seeking actionable recommendations for improving product development and engineering performance," states Chad Jackson, Vice President, Product Innovation & Engineering Research at Aberdeen.

A snapshot of some of the presenting organizations at the summit include:

Delphi           Sealy                        Raytheon
Tyco Healthcare  Eaton Corporation            Wachovia
Avaya Labs       Knapheide Manufacturing Co.  Titoma Ltd.
Blue Highway     Masco Corp.                  Motorola

For a full list of confirmed speakers and event registration information please visit

Technology vendors and solutions providers can participate in the summit as event sponsors to get their products in front of the decision makers that matter. For sponsorship information, please visit

About Aberdeen Group, a Harte-Hanks Company

Aberdeen is a leading provider of fact-based research and market intelligence that delivers demonstrable results. Having benchmarked more than 30,000 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 Aberdeen™ for insights that drive decisions. For additional information, visit Aberdeen or call (617) 723-7890.

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