April 13, 2007 09:35 ET

OpenAir CEO Joins Executives From, Business Objects and Others in Discussion of SaaS

BOSTON, MA -- (MARKET WIRE) -- April 13, 2007 -- OpenAir (, the world's leading provider of Professional Services Automation (PSA) software, today announced that CEO Morris Panner will be speaking on the topic of "The Big Bang of SaaS: Strategic Change Agent or Just Another Service?" at the upcoming Software and Information Industry Association (SIIA) conference, to be held in San Francisco on April 15.

Panner joins a panel moderated by Conor Halpin of LeCayla Technologies and will be speaking alongside Bobby Napiltonia, SVP,; Steve Lucas, VP, Business Objects; and Doug Alexander, Managing Director, ICG.

"I'm thrilled to have been invited to speak with such a distinguished panel," said Panner. "The SaaS revolution has many success stories and I'm convinced that we've only seen the beginning."

The SIIA Software Strategy Summit (S4) will be held April 15-17 in San Francisco. For more information on the conference, including how to register, please visit

About SIIA

The Software & Information Industry Association (SIIA) is the principal trade association for the software and digital content industry. SIIA provides global services in government relations, business development, corporate education and intellectual property protection to more than 800 leading software and information companies. For further information, visit

About OpenAir

Based in Boston, OpenAir Professional Services Automation (PSA) software enables professional services firms to gain controls and insight on their financial best practices. OpenAir empowers executives to track projects, teams, and billable hours for improving employee utilization and to streamline project management. OpenAir Consulting provides both expert deployment advice on the OpenAir product as well as Services Best Practices Consulting as part of the OpenAir Optimize™ Services Program. Relying on a highly experienced team of former Bain, Cambridge Technology Partners and Mercer consultants, OpenAir has developed comprehensive programs for both the Software-as-a-Service (SaaS) deployment paradigm as well as for the services vertical industries. OpenAir has helped leading services organizations across six continents increase profits through its subscription-based solution. For additional information, please visit

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