Data Evolution Corporation

Data Evolution Corporation

December 20, 2006 08:00 ET

Data Evolution Constitutes 2007 Technical Advisory Board

NEW ORLEANS, LOUISIANA--(CCNMatthews - Dec. 20, 2006) -

Attention Technology/Business Editor

Data Evolution Corporation, a wholly-owned subsidiary of Data Evolution Holdings, Inc. (OTC.PK:DTEV) which manufactures the Clio® NXT™, the world's only full-sized, Windows CE, convertible notebook, and the Cathena®, a Windows CE ultralight notebook computer, is pleased to announce the initial members of its 2007 Technical Advisory Board (TAB).

The TAB is made up of leading global specialists who will provide invaluable guidance regarding the Company's development, marketing and implementation of existing and emerging products.

DEC is pleased and honored that the following individuals have been appointed as the initial members of the 2007 Technical Advisory Board:


The Honourable John Manley has held several senior portfolios in the Canadian federal government. He has been recognized for his success in forging powerful cross-border partnerships and for his global initiatives in technology, education, and business.

Mr. Manley was first elected to Parliament in 1988 and has since held various positions, including Minister of Foreign Affairs in 2000. Following the tragedy that occurred on September 11, 2001, Mr. Manley became Chairman of the then-new Cabinet Committee on Public Security and Anti-terrorism. For this role, he was named TIME Canada Magazine's "Newsmaker of the Year."

In 2002, Mr. Manley was appointed Deputy Prime Minister of Canada, Political Minister for Ontario and Chairman of the Cabinet Committees on Economic Union and Social Union. He became Finance Minister in June 2002 and tabled the Government's federal budget in February 2003.

After leaving the federal Cabinet, Mr. Manley chaired a Review Committee reporting to the Ontario Minister of Energy on the role of Ontario Power Generation. In May 2004, he was appointed to the Board of Directors of Nortel Networks Limited. Currently, Mr. Manley is senior counsel at McCarthy Tetrault LLP in Ottawa, Ontario and provides strategic advice in matters relating to the public sector. He has recently been assigned co-chair to a new task force to examine North American integration since NAFTA under the Council on Foreign Relations.

Dr. Elliot Soloway

Dr. Elliot Soloway is the Arthur F. Thurnau Professor in the College of Engineering, School of Education and School of Information at the University of Michigan, Ann Arbor, Michigan. He is also Chief Technology Officer and co-founder of GoKnow Learning, Inc., a developer of K-12 educational software and curriculum for mobile computing.

Dr. Soloway received the Excellence in Innovation Award from the University of Michigan's Tech Transfer Office for his work on integrating technology into classroom. Soloway was also selected by the students at the University of Michigan as the recipient of the Golden Apple Award as Outstanding Teacher of the Year award in 2002.

For the past 17 years, De. Soloway and his colleagues at the Center for Highly-Interactive Computing in Education (HI-CE), a collaboration between University of Michigan and University of North Texas, have been pioneers in developing educational technologies and curriculum to support science education in grades K-12. Working with over 50,000 students in 30 Detroit, Michigan middle schools since 1997, HI-CE has helped teachers and students realize an unprecedented 15% gain in student achievement on standardized tests.

Based on these successes, Dr. Soloway and Dr. Cathleen Norris from UNT, founded GoKnow, Inc. in 2001 in order to commercialize HI-CE's clearly effective educational resources. GoKnow is focused on creating resources for low-cost handheld computers in order to provide each and every child with their own personal computer.

The author/co-author of numerous books and papers regarding the requirements and integration of technology in the educational system, Dr. Soloway's career in education and information technology spans 30 years.

Tracy Rees

Tracy Rees has more than 24 years of sales and branding leadership in the computing industry, particularly focused on mobile and wireless technology.

Since 1982, Mr. Rees has held various sales, marketing and executive management positions with leading technology companies such as Computerland, Avnet, Okidata, and Commodore Business Machines. Currently, he is Vice President and General Manager - Product Realization division of CalAmp Corp., a leading provider of wireless products and engineering services. Previously, Mr. Rees was an executive officer and director of two separate embedded systems companies.

Mr. Rees also served with distinction in a variety of management positions as an Intelligence Officer in the U.S. Navy and Navy Reserves from 1979 - 2004.

Dr. Cathleen Norris

Dr. Norris is a Regents Professor in the Department of Technology and Cognition at the University of North Texas. She is also a co-founder and the Chief Education Architect of GoKnow Learning, Inc., an educational software company in Ann Arbor, MI devoted to making mobile, handheld computers the computer of choice for K-12.

Dr. Norris is a past President of the International Society for Technology in Education (ISTE), the leading international organization for technology-minded educators. From 1995 to 2001, she was the President of the National Educational Computing Association (NECA) that organized the premier conference on technology in K-12. Dr. Norris is a much sought after speaker both nationally and internationally because she brings a classroom teacher's perspective, a scientist's perspective, and a business perspective to the use of technology in education.

Prior to her current post at the University of North Texas, Dr. Norris was a high school mathematics and computer science teacher for 14 years. In the fall of 2003, Dr. Norris published a seminal paper on her Snapshot Surveys on the state of computer and Internet access in K-12 classrooms in schools and districts nationwide. Her research established the fact that the lack of impact of computer technology on student achievement is not due to issues of teaching or teachers, but is solely due to lack of access to the technology.

DEC is in discussions with other nominees for its TAB and hopes to announce additional members soon.

For additional information about the Company and its products and services, please see the Company's web site located at

This release includes forward-looking statements made pursuant to the safe harbor provisions of the Private Securities Litigation Reform Act of 1995 that involve risks and uncertainties including, but not limited to, the impact of competitive products, the ability to meet customer demand, the ability to manage growth, acquisitions of technology, equipment, or human resources, the effect of economic and business conditions, and the ability to attract and retain skilled personnel. The Company is not obligated to revise or update any forward-looking statements in order to reflect events or circumstances that may arise after the date of this release.

About Data Evolution

DEC develops proprietary computer software and manufactures computer hardware for mobile data capture solutions and currently consist of the award-winning, convertible handheld personal computer, Clio®, and the traditional notebook-style, Windows CE computer, Cathena®, which is specifically targeted to the education and government services markets. DEC's software products and services, grouped under the trade name mCapture:PowerSys®, are specifically designed to help organizations capture and manipulate data efficiently and accurately.

Contact Information

  • Data Evolution Corporation, United States
    Robert J. Sowah
    Chief Executive Officer
    504-342-4279 (FAX)
    Data Evolution Corporation, Canada
    Robert J. Sowah
    Chief Executive Officer
    613-233-7410 (FAX)