Cognos President and Chief Executive Officer to Speak at the UBS Global Technology & Services Conference on November 13



    OTTAWA & BURLINGTON, MASS., November 8 /CNW/ - Cognos(R) (NASDAQ:   COGN)
(TSX: CSN), the world leader in business intelligence and performance
management solutions, today announced that Rob Ashe, president and chief
executive officer, will speak at the UBS Global Technology & Services
Conference on November 13, 2007 at the Grand Hyatt in New York, NY.

    During the session, Mr. Ashe will discuss the current market landscape in
business intelligence and performance management, and the company's strategies
for continued market leadership. Mr. Ashe will also detail how Cognos provides
global organizations with a complete performance management system, and how
that system can deliver higher performance across the enterprise.

    The presentation will begin at 9:15 a.m. Eastern Time. Listeners can
access the presentation via webcast at
http://www.cognos.com/company/investor/events. A replay of the webcast will be
archived in the Investor Relations area of the Cognos web site following the
presentation.

    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 the Cognos Web site at http://www.cognos.com.




For further information:

For further information: Media Contact: Cognos, Inc. Steve Milmore,
781-313-2403 steve.milmore@cognos.com or LP&P Jessica Sutera, 781-782-5789
jessica_sutera@lpp.com or Investor Relations: John Lawlor, 613-738-3503
john.lawlor@cognos.com

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