Cognos Names Don Campbell Chief Technology Officer



    OTTAWA & BURLINGTON, MASS., October 18 /CNW/ - Cognos(R) (NASDAQ:   COGN)
(TSX: CSN), the world leader in business intelligence and performance
management solutions, today announced that Don Campbell has been appointed to
the position of chief technology officer.

    Mr. Campbell is charged with overseeing the company's technology strategy
to ensure Cognos technology assets are maximized and applied in sound and
innovative ways to help drive greater business value for customers. Mr.
Campbell will also continue to support Cognos' research and innovation process
across all areas of the business.

    "I am pleased to appoint Don Campbell as our new CTO," said Peter
Griffiths, senior vice president of products at Cognos. "This appointment
underscores the key role Don plays in guiding concept to delivery of some of
our most technically innovative offerings. In his new position, Don will work
with technology leaders inside and outside the company to ensure that we best
leverage technology opportunities to continue to accelerate our position as
the leader in performance management."

    Mr. Campbell has 25 years of high tech experience, 20 of which have been
with Cognos. As CTO, he will oversee the company's technology adoption
strategy and its application within the Cognos platform. Mr. Campbell is
responsible for analysis of leading-edge technology trends such as grid
computing, mash-ups, search, and wireless information delivery in a
performance management context.

    Within Cognos, Mr. Campbell has held various roles ranging from research
to software development to management. He has also contributed to the creation
of several award-winning products. He sits on various industry technology
boards and advisory committees and is the author of several published
articles.

    ABOUT COGNOS:

    Cognos, the world leader in business intelligence and performance
management solutions, provides world-class enterprise planning and BI software
and services to help companies plan, understand and manage financial and
operational performance.

    Cognos brings together technology, analytical applications, best
practices, and a broad network of partners to give customers a complete
performance system. The Cognos performance system is an open and adaptive
solution that leverages an organization's ERP, packaged applications, and
database investments. It gives customers the ability to answer the questions
-- How are we doing? Why are we on or off track? What should we do about it? -
and enables them to understand and monitor current performance while planning
future business strategies.

    Cognos serves more than 23,000 customers in more than 135 countries, and
its top 100 enterprise customers consistently outperform market indexes.
Cognos performance management solutions and services are also available from
more than 3,000 worldwide partners and resellers. For more information, visit
the Cognos Web site at http://www.cognos.com.

    Cognos and the Cognos logo are trademarks or registered trademarks of
Cognos Incorporated in the United States and/or other countries. All other
names are trademarks or registered trademarks of their respective companies.

    Note to Editors: Copies of previous Cognos press releases and Corporate
and product information are available on Cognos' Web site
http://www.cognos.com.




For further information:

For further information: Media Contacts: Cognos Steve Milmore,
781-313-2403 Steve.milmore@cognos.com or Lois Paul & Partners, LLC Kristen
Orfanos, 781-782-5852 Kristen_orfanos@lpp.com or Investor Relations: Cognos
John Lawlor, 613-738-3503 john.lawlor@cognos.com

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