Session Attendees Will Learn Best Practices to Strategically Plan and Realize Their Outsourcing and Offshoring Ideas by Leveraging On-demand Collaborative Project Management Technology

SAN RAFAEL, Calif., May 10, 2006-Autodesk, Inc. today announced that Keith Davidson, director of operations for the Autodesk Collaboration Solutions division, will address offshoring as a panelist in the strategic planning track at the upcoming Software & Information Industry Association (SIIA) Software Strategy Summit. The SIIA annual summit takes place May 15 - 16, 2006 at the Westin St. Francis Hotel in San Francisco, and focuses on how the software industry is changing, including the emergence of on-demand solutions in increasingly global markets. In-depth panel sessions will address topics such as software as a service (SaaS), security, open source and offshoring.

As businesses increasingly globalize operations to realize greater cost savings and broader sales opportunities in their respective markets, offshoring and outsourcing present new challenges. On-demand collaborative project management software offered as a service provides employees an always-on, global way to collaborate and automate project lifecycle management (PLM). Autodesk Collaboration Solutions helps customers such as Wyndham Worldwide Hotels, Panera Bread, and BP America, Inc. with its on-demand collaboration solutions (Autodesk Buzzsaw and Autodesk Constructware) for effective project management and collaboration that support greater results for customers' offshore project teams.

Keith Davidson, Autodesk Presentation at SIIA:
DATE: Tuesday, May 16, 2006
TIME: 12:15pm to 1:00pm
TRACK: Strategic Planning
"The Executive Offshore Decision"

Contact: For more information or to schedule an interview with Keith Davidson, contact Kevin G. Clark at 415-547-2457 or

About Autodesk

Autodesk, Inc. is a Fortune 1000 company, wholly focused on ensuring that great ideas are turned into reality. With seven million users, Autodesk is the world's leading software and services company for the manufacturing, infrastructure, building, media and entertainment, and wireless data services fields. Autodesk's solutions help customers create, manage and share their data and digital assets more effectively. As a result, customers turn ideas into competitive advantage, become more productive, streamline project efficiency and maximize profits.

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