Industry Leaders Gather at MatrixOne's GCC2005 to Highlight "Accelerating Return on Innovation" Through PLM
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Industry Leaders Gather at MatrixOne's GCC2005 to Highlight "Accelerating Return on Innovation" Through PLM

Hundreds of Customers, Manufacturing Industry Innovators, Noted Speakers to Gather at Premier Product Lifecycle Management Event

WESTFORD, Mass.—(BUSINESS WIRE)—April 28, 2005— MatrixOne, Inc. (NASDAQ: MONE), a leading provider of collaborative product lifecycle management (PLM) solutions for the value chain(TM), is gearing up for its annual Global Customer Conference (GCC2005) in Nashville, Tenn., scheduled for May 9-12 at the Gaylord Opryland Resort and Conference Center. This is the premier PLM event where global thought leaders, industry experts, solution providers and peers gather to discuss best practices, processes, and solutions for Accelerating Return on Innovation through product lifecycle management solutions.

GCC2005 is sponsored by Co-Platinum Sponsors IBM and Intel, and Gold Sponsors including gedas, HP, Scandent, Sogeti and Telelogic. Sun Microsystems will sponsor the GCC Networking Reception. Held in the Alliance Partner Pavilion, the Networking reception is the primary networking event for all attendees where they will have the opportunity to learn how a variety of partner offerings can help enhance their MatrixOne environment.

MatrixOne's PLM solutions help companies streamline their new product development process to recognize significant top-line revenue growth and bottom-line profitability. At GCC2005, attendees will hear how some of the world's most innovative companies are using product lifecycle management (PLM) solutions to reduce design and development costs, extend design expertise across the enterprise, improve quality and accelerate time to market.

The event kicks off with a keynote from MatrixOne president and CEO Mark F. O'Connell on "Accelerating Return on Innovation." World-class firms such as Boeing Australia, Keppel Fels, Nortel, Philips Semiconductor and Schlumberger will take the main stage during the course of the conference in a series of presentations, called "I'm an Innovator," to provide a strategic view of how these companies are driving innovation and business results through their PLM programs. Additional customer presentations will come from Eicher Motors Limited India, Johnson & Johnson Consumer Products Division, Sony Ericsson and Trane, and noted AMR Research analyst Bruce Richardson serves as an additional keynote speaker.

According to O'Connell, "Maintaining positive bottom line results and building superior products are main goals of world-class companies. Today, many corporate executives believe they have already driven the excess costs out of their business and have optimized the profitability of their products through domestic and global outsourcing of product-related functions. However, leading companies are continually finding new ways to eliminate costs, improve efficiency and fuel innovation through the implementation of a new strategy, Product Lifecycle Management (PLM)."

Today, PLM strategies are helping product companies address their most fundamental challenges, including:

-- Visibility, control and measurement of new product investments

-- Turning market requirements into product design

-- Synchronous development between electronic, mechanical, and software design

-- Global product development

-- Supplier collaboration

-- Regulatory compliance

According to Mike Segal, senior vice president of customer success for MatrixOne, "MatrixOne's PLM solutions are truly at the forefront of helping major global companies to extend their return on innovation. We're striving to make GCC2005 the premier event for the PLM industry, by providing our customers with a unique mix of high-level presentations from global leaders and vertical market-focused breakout sessions to provide highly specific recommendations for each and every attendee."

Agenda Focuses on Industry Solutions

A rich conference agenda will educate, inform and inspire attendees in both general and breakout sessions, allowing them to come away with a solid understanding of the many ways they can model other innovative companies and improve their efficiency, quality and profitability through the use of MatrixOne's solution, the industry's most flexible PLM environment.

Today's advanced product companies leverage industry-specific solutions that speed time-to-market to gain a competitive advantage. GCC2005 will offer attendees the opportunity to select Breakout Sessions tailored for aerospace and defense, automotive, consumer products, footwear and apparel, high tech/electronics, machinery/industrial, medical devices, and semiconductor.

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About MatrixOne

MatrixOne, Inc. (NASDAQ: MONE) is a recognized leader in delivering collaborative Product Lifecycle Management (PLM) solutions. We provide flexible solutions that unleash the creative power of global value chains to inspire innovations and speed them to market. MatrixOne's customers include global leaders in the aerospace and defense, automotive, consumer products, high technology, life sciences, machinery, and the process industries, including Agilent Technologies, General Electric, Honda, Johnson Controls, Philips, Procter & Gamble, Siemens, and Toshiba. MatrixOne ( is headquartered in Westford, Massachusetts with locations throughout North America, Europe, and Asia/Pacific.

MatrixOne and the MatrixOne logo are registered trademarks and "a leading provider of collaborative product lifecycle management (PLM) solutions for the value chain" are trademarks of MatrixOne, Inc. All other trademarks and service marks are the property of their respective owners.

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