SUNFLOWER SYSTEMS ANNOUNCES ASSET MANAGEMENT EXECUTIVE SUMMIT SERIES

Exclusive executive event brings together leaders dedicated to fueling their organization’s growth

SAN RAMON, Calif. (January 12, 2005) – Sunflower Systems™, the company that has redefined lifecycle asset management as a strategic imperative, today announced the new Sunflower Executive Asset Management Summit Series. The first Summit will take place March 31 – April 1 at the Westin Resort, Hilton Head Island, South Carolina, and delivers key insights on issues such as transforming asset data into actionable strategic intelligence; aligning infrastructure investments with corporate strategy, achieving total asset visibility in large and diverse organizations, and driving measurable benefits throughout the enterprise.

The Sunflower Executive Asset Management Summit brings together industry visionaries and business leaders to focus on the challenges facing executive management today and the opportunities of holistic lifecycle asset management across the enterprise. This exclusive gathering is a balanced blend of strategic information and networking opportunities. It is a platform for individuals to explore goals in a company of their peers and an opportunity for all who are present to share their insights and visions into the enterprise of the future.

Information gathered during roundtables, panel sessions and breakouts forms the basis of the Sunflower Executive Report – a series of findings that will assist executives build the business case for asset management and strategic asset intelligence throughout their organizations.

“We are pleased to sponsor this Executive Asset Management Summit,” commented Robert Kaehler, vice president and general manager at Sunflower. “Asset management – and more specifically lifecycle asset management – has emerged as a strategic objective delivering measure impacts on financial performance, rather than just a tactical inventory of what assets an enterprise possesses.“ Kaehler continued, “The amount of money that is invested in assets - coupled with cost savings that can be gained by better accountability, better utilization and better asset visibility - is driving the asset management paradigm shift within many forward-thinking organizations.”

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