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Leading Global IT Leaders, Analysts and Authors Brainstorm Innovation and Share Best Business Practices at ILOG&aposs DIALOG 2008

SUNNYVALE, Calif. and PARIS, Dec. 12 /PRNewswire-FirstCall/ -- ILOG(R) (Nasdaq: ILOG; Euronext: ILO, ISIN: FR0004042364) today announced its user conference, DIALOG 2008, a premium forum for exchanging ideas, best practices and innovations on a variety of critical technology issues facing companies today. DIALOG 2008 will be held on February 24-26, 2008 at Westin Mission Hills Resort in Palm Springs, California. General tracks will be led by global IT leaders, analysts and authors, who will discuss best practices for effectively managing change and complexity, better alignment of business objectives with IT, increasing ROI on IT investments and other industry trends and concerns. In product-centric tracks, attendees will also learn how their companies can harness ILOG technology and products to be more profitable and build greater flexibility and agility into their organizations.

SUNNYVALE, Calif. and PARIS, Dec. 12 /PRNewswire-FirstCall/ — ILOG(R) (Nasdaq: ILOG; Euronext: ILO, ISIN: FR0004042364) today announced its user conference, DIALOG 2008, a premium forum for exchanging ideas, best practices and innovations on a variety of critical technology issues facing companies today. DIALOG 2008 will be held on February 24-26, 2008 at Westin Mission Hills Resort in Palm Springs, California. General tracks will be led by global IT leaders, analysts and authors, who will discuss best practices for effectively managing change and complexity, better alignment of business objectives with IT, increasing ROI on IT investments and other industry trends and concerns. In product-centric tracks, attendees will also learn how their companies can harness ILOG technology and products to be more profitable and build greater flexibility and agility into their organizations.

Executives from Starbucks, Travelocity, Equifax, Minnesota Housing Finance Agency, Bayer, IBM and others will present "deep-dive" case studies and interactive sessions on how better leveraging technology has helped them build stronger, more successful companies. The event is being co-sponsored by IBM, Microsoft, Wipro Technologies and Software AG.

Thought-provoking keynotes on innovation will be coupled with sessions focused on effective Business Process Management, Service Oriented Architecture deployment and Web 2.0 technologies and their impact on the 2.0 enterprise. Notable presentations include "Do You Have Velocity Leadership?" from technology trends and innovation expert Scott Klososky who will share a new model for organizations to manage speed and change that is challenging executive teams globally. Author and humorist Allen Fahden will discuss "Innovation Black Holes – How do You Avoid Them?" to show how companies need to design flexible teams for strength-based roles.

Based on her best-selling book, "The New Language of Business: SOA & Web 2.0," Sandy Carter will discuss how both trends are inextricably intertwined and how SOA continues to be a driving factor to affect positive business change. Jon Ferraiolo, OpenAjax Alliance member will discuss "Power of Mashup Technology – Helping the Enterprise Meet the Promise of Web 2.0 and SOA". On a related theme, Gartner Group Vice President and Chief Gartner Fellow Daryl Plummer will discuss the intersection of SOA, rules, processes and events. Other notable speakers include Barry Vandemier, CTO of Travelocity, who is well recognized for Travelocity's efforts in deploying Web 2.0 technologies, such as Ajax and mashups, for the next generation of online travel.

Technical tracks will focus on ILOG's four industry-leading technologies with a track record of accelerating organizational readiness — Business Rules, Optimization, Visualization and Supply Chain applications. Key ILOG Executives, including CEO Pierre Haren and Chief Product Officer Jean-François Abramatic will present product vision, evolution and the roadmap ahead, and use the forum as an opportunity to engage in a dialog to better meet the needs of partners and customers.

MIT professor and global supply chain authority, David Simchi-Levi in his "Countering the Risks of Off-shoring & Lean Manufacturing" track, will address how industry trends such as outsourcing, off-shoring and lean manufacturing reduce costs but significantly increase the level of risk in the supply chain. Bob Bixby, ILOG Chief Science Officer, will present "The Evolution of Optimization in Business."

For more information on Dialog 2008, including detailed agenda, registration information, and keynotes, please visit http://www.ilog.com/dialog.

About ILOG

ILOG delivers software and services that empower customers to make better decisions faster and manage change and complexity. Over 3,000 corporations and more than 465 leading software vendors rely on ILOG's market-leading business rule management system (BRMS), supply chain planning and scheduling applications and optimization and visualization software components to achieve dramatic returns on investment, create market-defining products and services, and sharpen their competitive edge. ILOG was founded in 1987 and employs more than 850 people worldwide. For more information, please visit http://www.ilog.com.

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