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Oct 1, 2008

INCAT To Host Executive Conference 'Ushering in the Virtual Manufacturing Age'

Focus: Competitive Advantage, Validation and the Offshoring Option to Increase Capacity and Reduce Costs

DETROIT, Oct. 1: INCAT, a global leader in Engineering Services Outsourcing (ESO) and Enterprise IT Services, and a leading international provider of Product Lifecycle Management (PLM) solutions, is presenting a Digital Manufacturing Executive Conference titled "Ushering in the Virtual Manufacturing Age" at its North American Headquarters in Novi, Mich., on October 9. The conference, designed to benefit executives in manufacturing, production engineering, digital manufacturing, simulation engineering and industrial engineering from both OEMs and supplier organizations, will feature industry briefings by some of the world's leading experts in digital manufacturing.

Leading off the line up of industry experts will be Ganesh Khedkar, Executive - Digital Manufacturing, INCAT, who will present "The Tata-DELMIA(R) Story: A Digital Manufacturing Success." Khedkar played a key role in the planning and manufacturing of powertrain components for Tata Motors' first indigenous automobile, the Indica. Khedkar has more than 25 years of engineering experience and more than 10 years on the shop floor. He will offer attendees insights, with a pragmatic perspective, on the latest in digital manufacturing techniques.

Keith Charron, COO for Dassault Systemes - DELMIA explains, "INCAT is a global leader in the digital manufacturing and manufacturability market space. Their DS-DELMIA implementation experience with many of the world's most admired companies is a reflection of their commitment and capabilities. This Executive Conference is a must attend event for those companies evaluating proven technologies to reduce manufacturing cost, increase production launch speed, accelerate time-to-market and improve quality."

Other industry leaders presenting at the conference include: Tim Ellingworth, CEO - Icona Solutions Ltd. Ellingworth will present "Gaining Competitive Advantage by Improving Perceived Quality and Sensitivity to Variation." He will discuss how engineers and designers will gain the ability to simulate and visualize manufacturing variation with a unique solution for improving perceived quality during the digital product development process. Don Jasurda, Vice President - QMC LLC will present "Validate As-Built Quality to As-Designed Product Specifications." He will discuss the effective application of CM4D data management and reporting software that will allow global manufacturers to address quality issues early, before they become costly build problems. Ganesh Khedkar will present a second session, to conclude the conference, "Offshoring Digital Manufacturing." He will explain how the offshoring of digital manufacturing is a practical solution that can increase capacity and reduce costs for global manufacturers.

INCAT CEO Warren Harris said, "We are delighted to invite the leaders and key executives from the manufacturing industry to this event. The INCAT Digital Manufacturing Practices team has put together an information-packed, meaningful conference designed to address the challenges that manufacturers face in today's market, presented in a format that is sensitive to the time constraints of these key decision-makers.

"INCAT is a world leader in digital manufacturing offshoring and offers organizations the largest workforce in India dedicated to this domain, supported by North America-based professionals who provide a direct interface between client organizations and our offshore delivery centers. Attendees will learn about the expanded value proposition that INCAT provides, and they will leave the conference with insights into digital manufacturing that will have an immediate and positive impact on how they innovate and create products." The INCAT Executive Conference, "Ushering in the Virtual Manufacturing Age," takes place Thursday, October 9 from 8 a.m. - 12 p.m. at the INCAT North American Headquarters in Novi, Mich., with lunch included. For more information and to register online, go to and click on the Digital Manufacturing Executive Conference icon.

About INCAT

INCAT, founded in 1989, is a Tata Technologies company. The company is a global leader in Enterprise IT Services and Engineering Services Outsourcing (ESO) to the global manufacturing industry. INCAT, through its pragmatic approach to engineering and manufacturing processes and its unique-in-the-industry Global Delivery Model, delivers best-in-class solutions for Product Lifecycle Management (PLM), Enterprise Resource Management (ERP) and Application Development and Maintenance (ADM) to the world's leading automotive, aerospace and durable goods manufacturers and their suppliers.

INCAT is headquartered in the United States (Novi, Michigan), India (Pune) and the UK (Luton). Tata Technologies is headquartered in Singapore. INCAT has a combined global work force of more than 4,000 employees serving clients worldwide from facilities in North America, Europe and the Asia-Pacific region.

For further information, please contact: Media: Daniel Saad, Director of Communications INCAT + 1 248 426 1841 dan.saad@incat.com Sales: Laura Jasurda, Business Development Manager INCAT + 1 248 497 1349 ljasurda@incat.com

About DELMIA(R)

DELMIA is a premier brand for digital manufacturing solutions, focused on two unique software applications that can be used to streamline manufacturing processes. DELMIA Automation provides solutions to digitally design, test and validate the control of a machine, workcell, or entire factory line and DELMIA PLM provides the process and resource capability to enable continuous creation and validation of manufacturing processes as related to the product throughout the entire product lifecycle. DELMIA serves industries where the optimization of manufacturing processes is critical, including automotive, aerospace, fabrication and assembly, electrical and electronics, consumer goods, plant, and shipbuilding sectors.

About QMC LLC

QMC has been providing Dimensional Management and Quality Engineering Services since 1988. In 1991, QMC began developing the industry's first totally integrated Data Management Statistical Analysis and 3D Graphical Reporting Software solution named CM4D(TM). CM4D provides functionality to analyze and report actual measurement data of the manufactured part compared to design intent. CM4D has been under constant development since 1991, with new functionality and enhancements being driven from its customer base and QMC's own Dimensional Engineers.

About Icona Solutions Ltd.

Icona Solutions Ltd. Develops and provides innovative and unique solutions to audit and improve perceived quality in manufactured metal and plastic products. Its software can form an integral part of a product design and manufacturing company's overall product lifecycle management (PLM) software environment and is supplied and supported globally both directly and through qualified specialist resellers. Icona Solutions is a member of both Dassault Systemes' CAA V5 Adopters and of Siemens PLM Software's JT Open programs.