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CDG to Share S1000D Data Conversion Best Practices at ATA e-Business Forum

Radisson Fort McDowell Resort - Scottsdale, AZ – October 22 – 24, 2012


Long Beach, Calif. – October 15, 2012 – CDG, a Boeing Company announced that it will support the upcoming ATA e-Business Forum event as an exhibitor and as a guest panelist on the agenda. The Forum will be hosted at the Radisson Fort McDowell Resort in Scottsdale, AZ on October 22 - 24.

CDG Vice President of Technical Publications, Warren Smith will provide a new presentation for the forum attendees entitled, “Making the Move to S1000D - Benefits, Challenges and Best Practices for Legacy Data Conversion.” Mr. Smith will share his insights and many years of experience in managing large scale technical data authoring and conversion projects. The presentation will cover an overview of the S1000D conversion process, looking at the various stages and outlining a number of options to consider when planning a conversion project.

Smith commented, “Many of our customers and partners are now taking a serious look at S1000D, and asking questions about the processes involved in transforming technical data from ATA specifications to the S1000D standard. The process all begins with a solid understanding of your legacy data. The legacy data can be in any variety of formats, such as SGML, XML, or even simple Word documents; graphics can be in a mixture of different formats as well. All of these different formats can present their own unique challenges during the conversion process. It helps to have a knowledgeable partner with direct experience in ATA to S1000D conversions, and we want to share our experiences and lessons learned to help the aviation community through this complex process.”

The theme for this year’s ATA e-Business Forum is “Effective Information Sharing through Worldwide Collaboration.” For many years, the Forum has been a prominent aviation industry event covering some of the latest technical data standards and information technology developments that benefit the global aviation community. The Forum provides attendees with an opportunity to learn about technical specifications such as ATA iSpec 2200 and S1000D, and access to practical advice on effectively applying those standards within their own organization. The exhibit hall provides a networking environment where visitors can interact with knowledgeable service providers and view demonstrations of the latest software solutions that can benefit their organization. CDG representatives will be available in the exhibit hall to share information with visitors about CDG services, including Technical Documentation Authoring and Conversion Services, S1000D Authoring, Training and Consulting Services, Training and eLearning Solutions, and Engineering Design and Conversion Services.

For more information about the ATA e-Business Forum or to register online, visit the event website at: http://www.ataebiz.org/forum/.

For more information about CDG’s services and upcoming events, visit the CDG website at www.cdgnow.com.

About CDG
CDG, a Boeing Company, is a world-class strategic partner for engineering-driven organizations that develop, support and maintain complex equipment. The company leverages a strong history of more than 40 years of experience to provide industry-leading technical services, technical documentation, training solutions and software solutions for defense and space, commercial aviation, manufacturing, energy and other engineering-focused industries. For more information about CDG, visit www.cdgnow.com.

S1000D is a registered trademark of ASD, the Aerospace and Defence Industries of Europe.

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Mona Rice – CDG, a Boeing Company (425) 456-0500

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