Altiva Software Welcomes New CTO Matt Novi

October 16, 2006 (Houston, TX) — Altiva Software welcomes Matt Novi to its staff as Chief Technology Officer. Matt is responsible for the long-term planning and development of CADconform®, Altiva's software product that promotes and enforces 100% conformance to CAD standards for both MicroStation® and AutoCAD®. He also manages day-to-day development operations.

"Matt's background in software engineering and architecture and his experience in product development make him an excellent candidate to create the vision for CADconform going forward," said Altiva Software CEO Philip Hurlston. "In addition, his hands-on development and management experience will help to further optimize our development operations."

Prior to joining Altiva, Matt worked in senior and lead developer positions for Schlumberger, Ameritrade and Ericsson. He has won several awards including inventor, patent and managerial awards at Ericsson and awards for excellence at Schlumberger.

Matt replaces outgoing CTO Piers Porter who will be completing his one-year U.S. assignment and returning to his native Australia where he will continue to work on CADconform development and support.

"As one of the original authors of CADconform, Piers' contribution is invaluable," said Hurlston. "We thank him for his contributions in establishing the new U.S. headquarters of Altiva and look forward to his continuing efforts from Altiva's Australian office."

About CADconform and Altiva Software

CADconform® is a software add-on that works seamlessly between AutoCAD® and MicroStation® to promote and enforce 100% conformance to CAD standards. It is the only product of its kind that provides an encrypted, tamper-proof electronic seal ensuring data integrity and user confidence.

Properly enforced CAD standards provide strategic business value including: re-use of intellectual property stored in drawings, better interoperability and project management, and significant cost-savings and contributions to HS&E.

Altiva Software is the only company dedicated to 100% conformance to CAD standards. It is headquartered in Houston, Texas, with offices in Germany and Australia.

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CADconform is a registered trademark of Altiva Software, Inc. AutoCAD is a registered trademark of Autodesk, Inc. MicroStation is a registered trademark of Bentley Systems, Inc.