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Evolution of Software Industry Highlights Xplor's Executive Forum

Press release from the issuing company

Xplor 2004 TORRANCE, Calif.--Sept. 7, 2004-- Xplor International today announced an exciting complement to the 25th Global Electronic Document Systems Conference and Exhibit held in Dallas, Texas. The Executive Software Forum, scheduled for Monday, October 25, from 2:00 to 5:00 PM will feature Frank Romano, EDP, Professor Emeritus, School of Print Media at Rochester Institute of Technology as keynote, along with William (Bill) McCalpin, EDP, and founder of MHE, an industry consulting firm, as moderator. The forum will kick-off with a historical view of the relationship of software to the hardware in the electronic printing environment. Following, Professor Romano will explore topics that include the change in the rate of innovation in hardware, change in the rate of innovation in software, the effect of electronic media for documents on the use of paper media, and business models for software companies in related industries. "In the last 15 years, there has been tremendous growth and evolution in the software side of the electronic document industry," said Skip Henk, EDP, president & CEO of Xplor International. "For this reason, Xplor has brought together the senior management from the leading software companies in this space, each of whom has taken a different approach to the business of software. The Executive Software Forum also rounds out Monday's 'management day' that begins with the Joint Technology Partners Executive Forum." C-Level Panel Discussions Following the opening, the first panel discussion, CEO's Views of the Evolution of Software Companies will be conducted by executives representing the industry's leading software providers who will discuss their business models, organizations, users, and the future of the electronic document industry. Participating companies include Docucorp, Group 1 (A Pitney Bowes Company), Xenos, and Cincom. A second panel titled The Changing Climate will follow, exploring how the rate of hardware innovation affects the vendors who supplied the physical connections and data transformation to these print devices. Participating executives from Solimar, Emtex, LRS, Barr Systems, MPI Tech, and NearStar will focus on how changes between hardware and software development cycles influence their businesses and their customers. For additional details on The Executive Software Forum, go to www.xplor2004.org. Attendance to the half-day program is open to full and Monday one-day conference and exhibit registrants.