Industry and Business Leaders to Lead Discussions on Innovation, Globalization, Compliance, And PLM At AGILITY 2006

Industry Luminaries, Tom Kelley and Geoffrey Moore to Keynote Leading Global PLM Event

Feb. 21 /PRNewswire/ -- SAN JOSE, Calif., Feb. 21 /PRNewswire-FirstCall/ -- Agile Software Corporation (NASDAQ: AGIL), a leading provider of product lifecycle management solutions (PLM), today announced that AGILITY 2006, the premier global PLM conference, will feature a world-class line-up of PLM industry and global business leaders. The four-day event will highlight the essential business strategies, market factors and PLM best practices that impact the success of manufacturing companies. AGILITY 2006 will be held March 12-15 at the Bellagio in Las Vegas.

Tom Kelley, best-selling author and general manager of IDEO, the world's leading design consultancy, and Geoffrey Moore, best-selling author and founder of The Chasm Group, will be keynote speakers at this leading PLM event. Kelley's widely admired design and development firm, IDEO, brought to consumers the Apple mouse, the Palm V and hundreds of other cutting edge products and services. Kelley has authored two books on innovation. The Art of Innovation describes IDEO's "deep dive" approach to successful product creation, focusing on brainstorming and teamwork as invaluable tools. Kelley's latest book, The Ten Faces of Innovation reveals ten unique strategies for ensuring good ideas make it to market.

Recognized as a leading business consultant to large companies facing formidable strategic challenges, Geoffrey Moore works with established enterprises in his role of managing director of TCG Advisors. Moore's latest book, Dealing with Darwin: How Great Companies Innovate at Every Phase of Their Evolution, deals with transformational challenges that established businesses need to learn how to make in order to stay competitive. Other Moore books including Crossing the Chasm, Inside the Tornado, The Gorilla Game and Living on the Fault Line are best sellers and required reading at leading business schools.

    Other featured speakers confirmed to present include:

    -- George Bailey, global leader, electronics industry, IBM
    -- Gareth Chang, board of directors, Agile Software
    -- Mark Davis, principal, product innovation and lifecycle management
       lead, Deloitte Consulting
    -- Pam Gordon, president, Technology Forecasters, Inc.
    -- Mark Johnson, vice president of R&D and supply chain operations,
       Philips Oral Healthcare
    -- Dean Klein, vice president, market development, Micron
    -- Peter Kraus, chief information officer, ZF
    -- Leon Shivamber, senior vice president, supply chain, Harris
    -- Bruce Richardson, senior vice president, AMR Research
    -- Bryan Stolle, chief executive officer, Agile Software
    -- Jay Fulcher, president and chief operating officer, Agile Software

"Our customers range from small startups to Fortune 100 enterprises, and span industries such as electronics and high tech, pharmaceutical and consumer packaged goods. One major theme that has emerged from the majority of our customers is how they can better manage product innovation and development while competing in an increasingly global economy," said Jay Fulcher, president and chief operating officer, Agile. "Agility 2006 will provide our customers and partners with the opportunity to participate in discussions and debates on globalization, compliance and innovation. Industry leaders and business executives will also have the opportunity to share their future business strategies, and learn how PLM will enable them to gain and maintain leadership in their markets."

AGILITY 2006: Globalization, Innovation and How Products Happen

At AGILITY 2006, attendees will have the opportunity to learn about driving product innovation and product portfolio optimization; accelerating new products to market; achieving success with globalized product development and manufacturing; ensuring compliance with regulations such as those covering environmental waste, foods, drugs, quality, safety and medical products; reducing operating and direct material costs by getting design 'right'; and improving quality by incorporating closed loop corrective actions and the 'voice of the customer' in product features.

For complete information about AGILITY 2006, including the agenda and registration, please visit

About Agile Software Corporation

Agile Software Corporation helps companies drive profits, accelerate innovation, reduce costs, and ensure regulatory compliance throughout the product lifecycle. With a broad suite of enterprise class PLM solutions, time-to-value focused implementations, and a unique Guaranteed Business Results(SM) program, Agile helps companies get the most from their products. Alcatel, Bayer, Dell Inc., Flextronics International, Foxconn, Harris, Hitachi, Leapfrog, Lockheed Martin, Magna Steyr, Playtex, Siemens, Quanta, QUALCOMM and ZF are among the over 10,000 customers in the automotive, aerospace and defense, consumer products, electronics, high tech, industrial products, and life sciences industries that have licensed Agile solutions. For more information, call 408-284-4000 or visit

NOTE: Agile and Agile Software are registered trademarks and Agile On Demand, Agile Advantage, Agile Product Collaboration, Agile Product Cost Management, Agile Product Governance & Compliance, Agile Product Service & Improvement, Agile Product Quality Management, Agile Product Portfolio Management, Agile Engineering Collaboration, Agile Product Interchange, AgileMD and the Agile logo are trademarks of Agile Software Corporation in the U.S. and/or other countries. Guaranteed Business Results is a service mark of Agile Software Corporation. All other brand or product names are trademarks and registered trademarks of their respective holders.

CONTACT: media, Terri Pruett of Agile Software Corporation,
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