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Cognos And Customers To Present At IBM Information On Demand 2006


– Sessions will cover business intelligence, search, and managing complex data silos –

BURLINGTON, Mass., Oct. 2, 2006— Cognos (Nasdaq: COGN; TSX: CSN), the world leader in business intelligence and performance management solutions, today announced several conference sessions to be led by Cognos and select customers at IBM Information On Demand 2006, Oct. 15-20, 2006, in Anaheim, Calif.

Blue Cross Blue Shield of Tennessee will be presenting a session on using unstructured information available through IBM and Cognos to improve sales and service on Oct. 18, 8-9:10 a.m. (session 2033). The company will also be leading a session on business and innovation in the healthcare industry on Oct. 18, 9:30-10:45 a.m. (session 2603). Canadian Tire will be discussing how it is using Cognos and IBM technologies to manage complex data silos to deliver a unified business view on Oct. 17, 8-9:15 a.m. (session 2049). In addition, Caroline Seymour, director of IBM Strategic Alliance marketing at Cognos, will lead a session on driving business value through enterprise search and business intelligence on Oct. 16, 2:15-3:30 p.m. (session 2051).

Cognos is a diamond sponsor of IBM Information On Demand 2006 and will be exhibiting at Booth D501. For more information on Cognos and IBM joint solutions, visit

Cognos, the world leader in business intelligence and performance management solutions, provides world-class enterprise planning and BI software and services to help companies plan, understand and manage financial and operational performance.

Cognos brings together technology, analytical applications, best practices, and a broad network of partners to give customers a complete performance system. The Cognos performance system is an open and adaptive solution that leverages an organization’s ERP, packaged applications, and database investments. It gives customers the ability to answer the questions -- How are we doing? Why are we on or off track? What should we do about it? – and enables them to understand and monitor current performance while planning future business strategies.

Cognos serves more than 23,000 customers in more than 135 countries, and its top 100 enterprise customers consistently outperform market indexes. Cognos performance management solutions and services are also available from more than 3,000 worldwide partners and resellers. For more information, visit the Cognos Web site at
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