BOSTON, MA--(Marketwire - April 24, 2008) - Aberdeen, a Harte-Hanks Company (NYSE: HHS), will host the annual Product Innovation Executive (PIE) Summit next week in partnership with MCADCafé.com on May 1-2, 2008 at the Westin Hotel in San Francisco, CA. Attending product executives will have the opportunity to hear from industry thought leaders who will share their accomplishments in four distinct categories:

-- Fostering and commercializing innovation repeatedly
-- Empowering engineers to design innovative products
-- Coordinating product development across as well as outside the
-- Manage successful design efforts through outsourced design and supply
   chain partners

The Product Innovation Executive Summit is part of the acclaimed Aberdeen Summit Series. The seminars bring corporate executives and industry thought leaders together to share information and provide actionable recommendations for organizational advances. Summit participation is limited to 250 executive level participants seeking to hear from and network with industry thought leaders and select technology vendors.

Product Innovation Executive Summit participants will range from the manager to the executive level in manufacturing companies, as well as "brand owners." Multiple vertical industries will be represented at the summit, with the bulk of the attendees stemming from the Engineering and R&D organizations of discrete manufacturing companies.

Participants attend to discuss the critical components of product innovation including breakthroughs in developing profitable products. They also have the opportunity to collect actionable recommendations from Best-in-Class product innovation practitioners, which can be put into action immediately to improve your own company's product development and engineering performance. Additionally, the networking opportunities with their peers and counterparts in related industries are outstanding.

Participants will witness firsthand how companies manage the complexity of global design and global supply chains, increase speed to market, and improve product reliability.

Summit presenters include:

--  Julianne Claybaugh, Corporate Practice Leader Operational Excellence,
    Intel Corporation
--  Gary DeGregario, Distinguished Member of the Technical Staff, Motorola
--  Karl Ulrich, CIBC Professor and Chair at the Wharton School, Univ of
--  Chris Weiss, Vice President of Engineering, The Knapheide
    Manufacturing Company
--  Gary Yezbick, Vice President, Operational and Technological Services,
    Masco Corp.
--  Jeff Weedman, VP of External Development, Procter & Gamble
--  Nan Mattai, SVP Engineering and Technology, Rockwell Collins
--  Captain Dennis O'Donoghue, VP of Test & Validation, Boeing Commercial
--  Kiho Sohn, Chief Knowledge Officer, Pratt & Whitney Rocketdyne
--  Jeff Richlin, President, Richlin Machinery
--  David Prawel, Founder, Longview Advisors
--  David Maltz, Director of Device Technology, Nektar Therapeutics
--  Dr. Michael Menke, Former Chief Portfolio Advocate and Business
    Strategist Strategic
--  Planning and Modeling (SPaM), Hewlett Packard
--  David Disberger, Director of Engineering, AGCO Corporation

"Next week's summit will bring together industry executives and Best-in-Class product innovation practitioners, to share success stories and provide actionable recommendations for improving product development and engineering performance," said Jim Brown, Senior Vice President of Product Innovation Research at Aberdeen. "We are looking forward to sharing our research findings to aid in transformation of product innovation processes."

For additional information on the summit, or to register to attend, please visit:

About Aberdeen Group, a Harte-Hanks Company

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