SOURCE: Kennedy Information, Inc.

October 24, 2006 15:07 ET

New A.T. Kearney Chairman Laudicina, Infosys Consulting CEO Pratt, Monitor Networks' CEO Meyer Head Roster of Presenters at Kennedy Information's 6th Annual Consulting Summit

Discussion to Focus on Leveraging Firm Strengths to Meet New Client Demands

PETERBOROUGH, NH -- (MARKET WIRE) -- October 24, 2006 -- With new A.T. Kearney Chairman Paul Laudicina, Infosys Consulting CEO Stephen Pratt, and Monitor Networks' CEO Chris Meyer lending their considerable experience to the event, Kennedy Information's Consulting Summit 2006 will address the new realities of competing on value, defining the firm's value proposition, and leveraging strengths to meet changing client demands. Kennedy's 6th annual Summit event is slated for New York City's Union League Club on Thursday, November 2, 2006.

In addition to obtaining the insights of the three firm leaders, attendees will receive a briefing on the current state of the consulting industry from Kennedy COO Brad Smith. They will also attend a discussion on a consulting engagement between consulting firm Katzenbach Partners and client Pfizer, Inc., that may have changed Pfizer forever and reshaped the healthcare landscape. Katzenbach Principal Paul Bromfield and Pfizer Vice President Bob Orr will lead this discussion, which will be moderated by best-selling author David Maister of Maister Associates. In the event's final session, Kennedy Information Advisors Director J.J. Sendelbach will take a look at the patterns and best practices in recent M&A deals, and will discuss what's driving recent consolidation and why it matters for the client. Furthermore, he will deliver an analytical review of recent deal activity and conclude the session with M&A "Do's and Don'ts" in the consulting industry.

Event sponsors include Oracle, Microsoft, Deltek, Gerson Lehrman Group, Primavera, BridgeStreet Worldwide, International Institute of Learning, Fisher College of Business, NextPage, Association of Management Consulting Firms, Consulting Magazine and BNA.

Additional details and registration information on Consulting Summit 2006 are available by calling Kennedy Information at 800.531.0007 or +1.603.924.0900, or by visiting the event Web site at www.ConsultingCentral.com/Summit_2006.

About Kennedy Information, Inc.

Kennedy Information is the leading information source on management consulting since 1970. The company publishes proprietary research reports on a wide range of topics including The Global Consulting Marketplace and Benchmarks in Management Consulting; the analytical news services Consultants News, Global IT Services Report, and Management Consultant International; as well as Consulting Magazine. Kennedy Information also produces conferences for thought leaders in consulting and powers the Web portal, www.ConsultingCentral.com.

Described by Fortune magazine as "authoritative" and regularly quoted by The Wall Street Journal, The Financial Times of London, CNN and other major media outlets, Kennedy Information's editors and analysts are the world's foremost experts on the consulting industry. The company is based in New Hampshire with bureaus in New York, Washington D.C. and London.

Kennedy Information, Inc. is a BNA company, a leading publisher of specialized news and analysis products for professionals in business and government. Kennedy is headquartered in Peterborough, NH, with offices in New York, Atlanta and London.

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