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Trimble Announces Keynote Speakers for International User Conference

December 16, 2008
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SUNNYVALE, Calif. – Trimble (NASDAQ: TRMB) announced the keynote speakers for its International User Conference-Trimble Dimensions 2009. The conference, which will be held February 23-25, 2009 at the Mirage Hotel in Las Vegas, focuses on applying technology to meet the daily needs faced by surveying, engineering, construction, mapping, Geographic Information System (GIS), geospatial and mobile resource management professionals.

Your Success is Our Business. Steven W. Berglund, president and CEO of Trimble, will discuss how vision and innovation has changed the landscape for surveyors, contractors, engineers and geospatial professionals to transform the way work is done. The rapid development of technology has created an environment of convergence, a philosophy which has been embraced by Trimble for more than 30 years and is the foundation for its business. Maximizing value through innovation is fundamental to identifying new growth opportunities, increasing productivity, saving money and gaining a competitive edge in today's challenging times...and tomorrow-our customer’s success is Trimble's business.

Get Out of the Box to Facilitate Change. Dr. Robert Kriegel teaches bold, innovative, “out of the box” strategies for keeping ahead of the changes, challenges and competition in today’s dynamic marketplace. Author of the international bestseller: If it ain’t broke...BREAK IT!, Dr. Kriegel has been called by U.S. News & World Report one of this country’s leading authorities in the field of change and human performance. His book, Sacred Cows Make The Best Burgers, made Business Week’s bestseller list. His latest book about innovation and “out of the box” thinking is How to Succeed in Business Without Working so Damn Hard.

Rev Up and Reinvent for Success. Former Chairman of Harley Davidson, author of national best-seller More Than a Motorcycle and Harvard Business Review article Leadership U-Turn, Richard Teerlink advocates a "participative change" model as the only way meaningful reinvention can succeed. When Richard Teerlink joined Harley-Davidson the company had a poor reputation, falling market share and faced significant losses. Teerlink and a small band of executives undertook an awe-inspiring corporate revolution within Harley that would ultimately create a world-class motorcycle company, inspire a nation of devoted fans and solidify Harley’s lasting prominence in the motorcycle industry. Teerlink’s unshakeable belief that people were the most important resource in any company would prove to be the guiding force. Teerlink inspires and gives practical, relevant insight from his 18 years at Harley-Davidson where he fostered change that saved the brand from extinction.

Experience and Innovation-Keys to Exploring New Frontiers. Dr. Steve Squyres uses his Mars Exploration Rover (MER) mission experience to discuss key aspects of management techniques such as innovation, creativity, and teamwork to create an environment of success. He is a Goldwin Smith Professor of Astronomy at Cornell University in Ithaca, New York, and is the principal investigator for the science payload on the MER Project. He earned his Ph.D. from Cornell in 1981 and is a former student of the late Carl Sagan. Dr. Squyres has participated in many of NASA’s planetary exploration missions, including the Voyager mission to Jupiter and Saturn, the Magellan mission to Venus, and the Near Earth Asteroid Rendezvous mission. His book, Roving Mars: Spirit, Opportunity, and the Exploration of the Red Planet (2005) became a Disney IMAX film narrated by Steve and the late Paul Newman.

The theme of Trimble Dimensions 2009-Positioning for Success Today. And Tomorrow-provides insight into how surveying, engineering, construction, mapping, GIS, geospatial and mobile resource management professionals worldwide can harness the power of today’s technology to help face tomorrow’s challenges. Attendees will have the opportunity to network with key industry leaders, develop new contacts, build partnerships, discuss opportunities and discover how to overcome obstacles in today’s competitive business environment. With more than 300 sessions across multiple specialty tracks, the conference will focus on increasing productivity in the field and the office to transform the way work is done.

Attendees of Trimble Dimensions 2009 will:
  • Gain insight from keynote presentations delivered by respected leaders and innovators in their industries
  • Engage in comprehensive and unbiased knowledge sharing with more than 300 sessions-from keynotes to breakout sessions to hands-on training-across multiple tracks focused on your professional and business needs
  • Visit the Dimensions Partner Pavilion, where over 30 vendors and partners will showcase and demonstrate their latest innovations
  • Meet and compare notes with colleagues and potential business partners throughout the industry
  • Choose from hundreds of designated educational sessions that qualify for career-advancing Professional Development Hours
The Partners Pavilion will showcase the complete suite of Trimble construction, survey, engineering, aerial and mobile mapping, GIS and infrastructure solutions, including products from Applanix, Crain, Geo 3D, INPHO, Meridian Systems, Pacific Crest, Quantm, RolleiMetric, SECO, Tripod Data Systems (TDS), TopoSys and XYZ Solutions. Highlighted solutions and technologies include GPS; total stations; field computing and data collection; 3D scanning; pre-design construction planning; 3D visualization; construction project management; aerial mapping; wireless communications; data transfer; and field and office software applications. Other technology providers who are Trimble partners will also participate in the conference to extend the conference’s range of products and applications.

To find out more about Dimensions 2009 speakers, sessions and see other details about the conference agenda, visit: www.trimbleevents.com.

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