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IBM and Dassault Systèmes to Host 10th ECF European PLM Forum in Paris, November 7-9, 2006


Celebrating 25 Years of Collaborative Innovation Through PLM

PARIS - 27 Sep 2006: IBM (NYSE: IBM) and Dassault Systèmes (NASDAQ: DASTY) (Euronext Paris: #13065) (PARIS: DSY) today announced that ECF 2006 will be held November 7-9 in Paris, France. The 10th edition of this annual event will be a celebration of 25 years of collaborative innovation through PLM.

This international Product Lifecycle Management symposium is the largest of its kind. ECF 2006 will bring together executives, managers, project leaders, IT experts, business leaders, developers, consultants, and users of PLM Solutions from IBM and Dassault Systèmes. The forum will focus on the goals and challenges facing industries ranging from automotive to apparel with sessions designed to help PLM users transform their business. Attendees will hear from world-leading companies how PLM has helped them face today’s and tomorrow’s business challenges. Participants will learn about the latest developments in PLM strategy. ECF 2006 is a unique networking opportunity to exchange best practices with leading experts from IBM and DS and peers.

To celebrate 25 years of collaborative innovation enabled by PLM, ECF 2006 will focus on demonstrating how PLM has helped and continues to help clients align their product development processes with their business strategy, thereby extending PLM from the engineering department to the executive boardroom. You will hear how PLM has evolved to be a key innovation and integration driver throughout the value chain, becoming an infrastructure enabler across the enterprise and playing a key role in everything from procurement and collaboration to marketing, support, customer service and end-of-life and next-generation planning. Breakout sessions will show how companies can exploit PLM Solutions to create competitive advantage and increase flexibility in an increasingly turbulent global marketplace.

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About Dassault Systèmes
As a world leader in 3D and Product Lifecycle Management (PLM) solutions, the Dassault Systèmes group brings value to more than 90,000 customers in 80 countries. A pioneer in the 3D software market since 1981, Dassault Systèmes develops and markets PLM application software and services that support industrial processes and provide a 3D vision of the entire lifecycle of products from conception to maintenance. The Dassault Systèmes portfolio consists of CATIA for designing the virtual product -- SolidWorks for 3D mechanical design -- DELMIA for virtual production -- SIMULIA for virtual testing and ENOVIA for global collaborative lifecycle management, including ENOVIA VPLM, ENOVIA MatrixOne and ENOVIA SmarTeam. Dassault Systèmes is listed on the Nasdaq (DASTY) and Euronext Paris (#13065, DSY.PA) stock exchanges. For more information, visit

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