HUNTSVILLE, Ala., Oct. 27, 2005 – Intergraph (NASDAQ: INGR) today announced that Peter Batty has agreed to join the company as vice president and chief technology officer. Batty, a globally recognized spatial and location-based technology expert, will report to R. Halsey Wise, Intergraph’s president and chief executive officer. As the company’s chief technology officer, Batty will be responsible for helping to direct Intergraph’s future technology vision.
“Peter’s depth of experience in spatial information management and location-based technology, architecture, platforms and applications will serve as a solid foundation to further enhance our future technology direction,” Wise said. “Innovation is a strong part of Intergraph’s heritage and a core strategy in our organizational transformation efforts. Today, Intergraph is a recognized global leader in delivering technology solutions that are based on the fusion of both spatial and security technologies. Peter’s spatial experience and his global customer interaction will no doubt strengthen our ability to continue delivering innovative solutions to our customers and the markets we serve, now and into the future.”
“Intergraph has always been recognized as a leader in spatial and location-based technologies,” said Batty. “I have been particularly impressed with Intergraph’s execution over the past two years and the company’s renewed commitment to innovation. This is an exciting opportunity to lead a team of some of the world’s foremost spatial and location-based technologists who are setting new standards for how spatial technology can be deployed to make the world a safer and more efficient place.”
Batty brings to Intergraph more than 18 years of technology leadership experience in spatial and location-aware technologies. Before joining Intergraph, he was the co-founder and chief technology officer for Ten Sails, a company focused on building businesses in the area of spatial and location-related technologies. Prior to founding Ten Sails, Batty served as vice president of technology for GE Power in the GE Network Solutions group. While at GE, his technical leadership helped to establish GE Smallworld as a global market leader in geographic information systems (GIS) for the utilities and communications industries. Before Smallworld, Batty worked at IBM in the spatial and location-based technology field.
Batty is a globally recognized author and speaker on spatial information management and location-aware technology. He has successfully led a number of major spatial software development projects, participated in the Open Geospatial Consortium during its formative years and is currently a member of the board of the Geospatial Information and Technology Association (GITA).
Batty holds a master’s degree in computer science from Oxford University and a bachelor’s degree in mathematics, also from Oxford.
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Intergraph Corporation (NASDAQ: INGR) is the leading global provider of spatial information management (SIM) software. Security organizations, businesses and governments in more than 60 countries rely on the company's spatial technology and services to make better and faster operational decisions. Intergraph's customers organize vast amounts of complex data into understandable visual representations, creating intelligent maps, managing assets, building and operating better plants and ships, and protecting critical infrastructure and millions of people around the world. For more information, visit www.intergraph.com.
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