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IBM VP and Handwriting Recognition Expert Krishna Nathan to Keynote Mi-Co User Days

Research Triangle Park, NC. Mi-Co announced today that Krishna Nathan, the top services executive in IBM Research and an expert in handwriting recognition technology, will deliver the keynote address at Mi-Co User Days on April 25. In its 4 year span, Mi-Co User Days has become the premier event focusing on the use of digital ink and handwriting recognition for mobile data capture applications.

"I am delighted that Dr. Nathan will be delivering the keynote at the Mi-Co user event," stated Mi-Co CEO, Dr. Greg Clary. "Dr. Nathan is the top Services executive in IBM Research and has a career that put him at the forefront of handwriting recognition technology at the IBM T.J. Watson Research Center. We have historically had major industry players deliver the Day 1 Keynote, and this year will be no exception."

Dr. Nathan's keynote address will focus on technology trends in the services and software industry. "Research as a partner in innovation is vital in today's business environment," explains Nathan. "The increasingly mobile nature of today's workforce calls for innovation beyond technology and into other areas such as processes and business models."

His speech sets the stage for a number of other speakers that focus on the implementation of digital ink and mobile data capture applications. These sessions include presentations on health care and government applications using the Tablet PC and the Digital Pen as data capture devices and the forms automation and handwriting recognition technology from Mi-Co to deliver that information to the enterprise.

About Dr. Krishna Nathan

Dr. Krishna Nathan is vice president Services of the IBM Research division and director of the Zurich Research Laboratory. He joined IBM in 1991 at the T.J. Watson Research Center, where he held various research and management positions in pen computing, handwriting recognition, mobile and handheld platforms, and related applications. From 1999 to 2001, Nathan was director for consumer voice systems in the software group, where he was responsible for worldwide sales, marketing and development of IBM's consumer line of speech products. Immediately prior to his current appointment, he was executive assistant to the vice-chairman of the board of IBM. Nathan holds a doctorate in electrical sciences from Brown University and a master's degree in electrical engineering from the Massachusetts Institute of Technology.

About Mi-Co User Days

Mi-Co User Days is the premier event highlighting mobile information solutions, mobile data capture technology and digital ink applications using the Mi-Forms System. The two-day event is designed for users, Mi-Co partners and interested organizations to discover the latest developments in mobile information technology, to explore new ways of using Mi-Forms and to network with mobile data capture and digital ink industry leaders. The conference is organized by the Mi-Co User Day Executive Committee, which is comprised of selected Mi-Forms users, partners and staff. The fourth annual user days will be held on April 25 and 26 in Research Triangle Park, NC. For more information see

About Mi-Co

Mi-Co, the mobile information and data capture company, provides digital writing software that enables an efficient and effective process for capturing and communicating handwritten data. Mi-Co's enterprise Mi-Forms Software System enables flexible e-forms design for data capture using digital ink. In addition, Mi-Forms Software has proven capabilities for handwriting interpretation, touch-screen input, verification, data validation and communication of forms-based data for enterprise users. Mi-Forms supports Tablet PCs, UMPCs, Digital Pens, Pocket PCs and signature capture devices. The company is headquartered in Research Triangle Park, North Carolina and has a Washington customer service center. For more information on Mi-Co, visit .